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General Short Course Information

Academic Regulations

Academic Regulations apply to all credit bearing courses that run as short courses. The Academic Regulations may be found in the General Prospectus; they form part of the “Institutional Regulatory Code”.


Details of some hotels and guesthouses, which are situated closest to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, are given hereby for out-of-town delegates.


  • Beach Hotel,
    tel. 041 583 2161,
    fax 041 583 6220;
  • Garden Court Kings Beach,
    tel. 041 582 3720,
    fax 041 585 5754;
  • Humewood Hotel,
    tel. 041 585 8961,
    fax 041 585 1740.

Guest Houses:

  • Avocet Guest House,
    tel. 041 583 3586,
    cell 082 894 0407;
  • Bayside Guesthouse,
    tel. 041 583 3566,
    cell 082 800 4540.


On successful completion of a short course, an official NMMU short course certificate (implying the successful completion of a theoretical and/or practical examination) is awarded to delegates. Attendance certificates will be awarded upon request.

A copy of the participant’s identification or passport is required for certificate purposes.

Course Fee and Payment

The course fee includes course material and light refreshments. Kindly bring writing paper and a pen.


  • A 5% discount is offered when 3 to 5 persons from one company attend;
  • A 7.5% discount is offered when 6 to 9 persons from one company attend;
  • A 10% discount is offered when 10 or more persons from one company attend.

A company Purchase Order number and VAT Registration Number are required with registration.

Short course fees need to be paid in full at least two weeks before the commencement of the course.

When making payment, please include the following information:

  • 3142-4120,
  • delegate’s name, and
  • course name.

Please send proof of payment, including your name and the course name, to NMMU for the attention of Natasha Luiters.

Methods of payment:

  • Cheque made out to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University;
  • By bank deposit:
    Bank: ABSA (51 Govan Mbeki Avenue, Central, Port Elizabeth, 6031)
    Branch: PE Central
    Account Number: 164 000 0046
    Branch Code: 632005
    Account Name: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)
    Type: Current
    Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ

Cancellations / Refunds

Course fees are not refundable unless cancellation has been made at least 14 days prior to course commencement; a 30% administration fee is levied for cancellations. Unfortunately no reimbursements are possible for late cancellations but a substitute delegate is welcome.

NB: NMMU reserves the right to cancel or postpone short courses should we not have the required minimum number of enrolments for a specific course. If the course is fully booked or cancelled by the NMMU, a full refund of fees will be made.

Course Logistics

Course logistics will be sent by e-mail to course participants at least one week before commencement of the course.

In-house Training

Should a company wish to register a group of learners for In-house training, kindly contact Natasha Luiters to discuss this option.


The following car rental organizations are situated at the Port Elizabeth airport:

  • Avis Rent a Car,
    tel. 0861 021 111 or
    tel. 041 501 7200;
  • Budget Car Rental,
    tel. 086 101 6622 or
    tel. 041 581 4242;
  • Europcar,
    tel. 0861 13 1000 or
    tel. 041 508 9649;
  • Tempest Rent a Car,
    tel. 041 508 9651



Ms Natasha Luiters
Receptionist & administrative assistant
Tel: 27 41 504 3281

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