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About vU5 vU5 is the short name of Virtual University and Virtual Academy of South Africa. vU5 is much easier to tap in on a mobile phone. vU5 is entirely web-based, aka online via computer or mobile, offering a borderless education that crosses the boundaries of time, space and geography. This means higher and further education is not confined to a particular building, or restricted to any single location or moment, anymore. This allows for students to match their studies to their lifestyle. Our office is also in virtual space. There is no physical address, just vu5.co.za A different kind of campus... operating completely in cyberspace. Our new way of learning and achieving competence is a complete tear down and rebuild of traditional education, where learning is a joint effort and roles are reborn. Beyond the desks...beyond the walls...beyond locations... beyond moments U5 is a borderless post-school training institution mostly for whole qualification awards. a Virtual University. Students log in using a mobile phone or computer and study in an anytime, anyplace and anypace mode. We are the first and entirely virtual educational institution accredited by the Education Training & Development Authority, ETDP Seta. This means our certification is nationally recognised by the South African Qualification Authority. We also have programme approval from the Service Seta. We are a member of the Association of Private Providers of Education, Training and development (APPETD). Accreditations: ETDP Seta -10380 | Service Seta - 2675 | Membership: APPETD - 2083

Quality Education In our quality model the student is centre of own development. This means we focus on the student's needs and situation according to their subjective preference profile, adapting their studies to their lifestyle and world of work. Our systems and programmes are internally audited and moderated annually against international requirements. External audits and moderation by the quality councils and authorities happen at least annually. That is why we have a special team dedicated to quality assurance. Business Address http://vu5.co.za/ Email: info@vu5.co.za Website: http://vu5.co.za

THE ANSWER TO THE EDUCATION CRISIS? Overcrowded classrooms, inadequate learning tools, transport problems, financial constraints…let’s face it; these days obtaining a quality tertiary education is a bit like trying to jog through quicksand. And there doesn’t seem to be any viable solution on the horizon…or does there?


The innovative vU5 Virtual University and Virtual Academy of South Africa offers an accessible, affordable and recognised tertiary education to every community in the country. It literally places the future in the palm of the learner’s hand via their cell phone. Studying can take place anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night, with the assistance of qualified tutors. In fact, the ratio of learner to lecturer at vU5 is 5:1 (hence the power of 5 in the name vU5). The concept of mobile learning or “mLearning” is fast becoming a priority on the world’s educational agenda, and is indeed effective already in some areas of our country. Founder and Managing Director of vU5, Laetitia Nienaber-Oosthuizen, has firsthand experience of the benefits of the system. Her children have all obtained SAQA approved matric certificates through virtual education. “Yet, after a decade, this option is still not available to the majority of our youth,” says Nienaber-Oosthuizen. The good news is that the South African government plans to reach 100% broadband penetration in the country by 2020. This means access to virtual learning for all. More good news is that this “green” method can save learners over 80% of the costs of traditional classroom training in the form of transport, accommodation, books, and computers. As traditional education flounders in a sea of bureaucratic crisis, the rise of virtual learning is a life raft for the youth. The future of quality education lies firmly in the palms of those who embrace technology. Consider the fact that thousands of scholars would not have lost 6 months of education if learning material was available on their cell phones.

Company History vU5 has been piloted for four years to enable a quality education in a virtual learning environment using a mobile phone and/ or computer and passed every quality assurance acid test.

Driving Instincts CC trading as Virtual Academy of South Africa

2003/054568/23 Virtual University (Pty) Ltd

2012/083985/07

What we do We train people for the world of work in the 21 st century

Some of our Clients


| eWatchdog NGO | Mfesane | Siyaloba Training Academy | South African Sea Cadets | Transport Education and Training Authority | Tradelane |Self-Funded Private Individuals | Geeks |

Portfolio We have already issued more than 250 nationally recognised certificates ‌

Skills Programmes Assessor | NQF 5 | 15 Credits | SAQA Registered | ZAR 3,500 | info@vU5.co.za | i-Brochure | This skills programme is about conducting outcomes-based assessment. This generic assessor unit standard is for those who assess people for their achievement of learning outcomes in terms of specified criteria using pre-designed assessment instruments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: 1) Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment; 2) Prepare for assessments; 3) Conduct assessments; 4) Provide feedback on assessments; and 5) Review assessments.

Assessment Design | NQF 5 | 10 Credits | SAQA Registered | ZAR 3,500 | info@vU5.co.za | i-Brochure | This skills programme is about designing and developing assessment instruments. This is for people who design and develop assessments to facilitate consistent, credible, reliable, fair, and unbiased assessments of learning outcomes. People credited with this unit standard are able to: 1) Demonstrate understanding of design principles of outcomes-based assessment; 2) Design outcomes-based assessments; 3) Develop assessment activities; 4) Develop assessment guides, and 5) Evaluate assessment designs and guides.

Basic Project Management | NQF 4 | 17 Credits | SAQA Registered | ZAR 2,500 | info@vU5.co.za | i-Brochure | This programme is about basic project management, working as a project team member and organising project meetings and workshops. People credited are able to: 1) Explain fundamentals of project management; 2) Work as a project team member; and 3) Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops.

Design Assessment for eLearning Programmes | NQF 5 | 10 Credits | SAQA Registered | ZAR 7,500 | info@vU5.co.za | i-Brochure | This skills programme is about designing and developing assessment instruments for a virtual learning environment. This is for people who design and develop assessments to facilitate consistent, credible, reliable, fair, and unbiased assessments of learning outcomes. People credited with this unit standard are able to: 1) Demonstrate understanding of design principles of outcomes-based assessment; 2) Design outcomes-based assessments; 3) Develop assessment activities; 4) Develop assessment guides, and 5) Evaluate assessment designs and guides

Facilitator (Learning) | NQF 5 | 10 Credits | SAQA Registered | ZAR 2,500| info@vU5.co.za | i-Brochure |


This skills programme is about facilitation of learning using a variety of given methodologies. Formal recognition will enhance their employability and also provide a means to identify competent learning facilitators. People credited with this unit standard are able to: 1) Plan and prepare for facilitation; 2) Facilitate learning; and 3) Evaluate learning and facilitation.

Moderator | NQF 6 | 10 Credits | SAQA Registered | ZAR 4,300 | info@vU5.co.za | i-Brochure | This skills programme is for people who conduct internal or external moderation of outcomes-based assessments. Those who have achieved this unit standard will be able to moderate assessments in terms of the relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements that are fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner. In particular, people credited with this unit standard are able to: 1)Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system, 2) Plan and prepare for moderation, 3) Conduct moderation, 4) Advise and support assessors, 5) Report, record and administer moderation, and 6) Review moderation systems and processes.

Qualifications GETC Business Practice | NQF 1 | 121 Credits | SAQA Registered | ZAR 21,500 | info@vU5.co.za | i-Brochure | Qualification Programme General Education and Training Certificate in Business Practice in a Virtual and Mobile Work Environment at NQF level 1 with a minimum of 121 credits. Anyone preparing to become employed, or self-employed, in any business whatsoever would be the persons most likely to be attracted to this qualification. In fact many newly (or not-so-newly) appointed personnel, or struggling entrepreneurs, could benefit from part or all of this qualification. It seeks to embed the six key literacies required by business organisations: Numeracy, Literacy, Entrepreneurial, Financial, Technological and Cognitive. Students who have achieved this qualification will be able to: • • • •

Use fundamental skills in a business environment. Make appropriate use of Information and Communications Technology in an office setting. Understand and apply entrepreneurial and business knowledge and attitude. Incorporate life skills in an employment or self-employment situation.

NC Business Advising Operations | NQF 6 | 138 Credits | SAQA Registered | ZAR 21,500 | info@vU5.co.za | i-Brochure | Qualification Programme National Certificate in Business Advising (Operations) at NQF level 6 with a minimum of 138 credits. This Qualification is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to be appointed as Business Advisors who have an important role to play in the management of small business organisations where they can assist in supervising and monitoring the success of the organisation. This Qualification is for any individual who is or, who wishes to be involved in the Business Advising field. A student can complete the Qualification specialising as a Business Advisor in retailing and services, manufacturing or construction. Students who achieve this qualification will be able to:


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Implement and understand the impact HIV/AIDS and professional ethics and values have of the overall success of the business. Apply strategic and critical approaches to the development and implementation of a business plan in order to provide an effective business advising service. Gather and evaluate financial information of the business and communicate these findings to those who need to make decisions. Manage, employ and effectively control a diversity of business operational and administrative functions, projects and resources to build and maintain the feasibility of the business. Describe the legal and regulatory environment and analyse the impact of changes in relevant requirements, constraints, and competitive practices. Anticipate and meet the client's changing needs by being client and market focused. Use strategic and critical approaches to decision-making and problem-solving in order to deliver services and provide value in the business sector in which the business operates

Thank you for taking the time to read our company profile. If there are any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us info@vu5.co.za Contact: Laetitia Nienaber-Oosthuizen vU5 Campus http://vu5.co.za/

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