Mar 25
Getting to know your campus

Do you know your way around campus, and are you familiar with the facilities available to make studying at IIE Rosebank College easier for you? Come with us on a campus tour, as we get to know your campus.

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Library

Make use of the library to study, take out books and to catch up with your assignments.

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IT office

Do you have any IT related queries? Visit your IT office on campus for assistance with password changes, software updates and student card replacements.

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Computer lab

Classes that require the use of a PC are held in the computer lab and have full access to Wi-Fi.

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Cyber Centre

If you require a PC to complete an assignment or conduct research, make a booking through the librarian to secure time and a seat in the cyber centre.

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Discussion Room

Do you have a group assignment to work on, and have no idea where to meet with your group to discuss the work at hand? Or are you part of a study group, and would like to discuss your work out loud? Make you way to a discussion room, where you are allowed to talk.

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Study Room

Do you need a quiet space to study or work on written assignments? Go to a study room and study in silence.

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Career Centre Office

One of the benefits of studying with The IIE's Rosebank College, is its strong focus on making graduates ready for the world of work. This means that we go all out to prepare our graduates for the world of work through career coaching sessions offered through our Graduate Empowerment Programme. Furthermore we have awesome career centres, with an amazing track record of giving students a head start. For more information on our career centres and the Graduate Empowerment Programme, visit a career centre on campus. For those campuses where the career centres are still under construction email LoveMyFuture@rosebankcollege.co.za for more information

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Canteen

Grab a snack, or take some time off the busyness of campus life with a trip to the canteen.

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Student Wellness Department

If you are feeling overwhelmed, which is highly likely, make contact with your Student Relations Manager (SRM) on your campus or approach your lecturer so that they can refer you to the SRM. At The IIE Rosebank College, we care about your wellness as a student and have the Student Wellness department that offers a range of services that aim to empower students with life skills that are essential for adapting to college. The Student Wellness department is made up of Student Relations Managers who are qualified Social Workers and offer a variety of services such as counselling, social awareness campaigns, life skills workshops and community engagement.

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Student advisory service

Come into the student advisory office to speak to a consultant about the qualification you would like to study and learn about the careers available in that field.

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Mar 13
How to raise your grades if you're underperforming

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Even the brightest students can sometimes find themselves underperforming. If you find yourself in this situation the first step is to get serious about tackling the problem.

Stay positive

It's very likely that you are feeling very disappointed and discouraged if you are not performing according to your expectations. However you can't afford to stay down. Firstly acknowledge that you are not performing and take control of the situation. Instead of thinking "I'm a failure," change your thinking to "I will do better, I won't give up, and I will improve." After all it all starts in the mind.

Identify the problem

Figure out which areas need work and why. Are you underperforming across all subjects or is there a particular area that needs attention. Are there external factors that are influencing your grades negatively, such as a family problem or situation at school, is it combination of factors?  Once you know the problem, then you can start tackling the issue.

Speak to your lecturers 

Schedule a meeting with your lecturer to discuss how they think you can improve. They can offer some guidance on where you should focus.

Pay attention and ask questions

Make the most of your time in class by asking questions and paying attention. Listen attentively and avoid talking to friends or allowing your mind to wonder. Think about what it is you are writing when taking notes and make sure it makes sense to you. Asking if you don't understand will save you more time than trying to figure it out yourself.

Get organised

Clutter inhibits our ability to operate effectively, so get organised. Keep your workspace tidy and all your notes and textbooks organised. Plan your time too, and prioritise effectively, making time for problem subjects. Allocate time to the subjects you struggle as this may be why you are underperforming.

Find your learning style

Perhaps you haven't identified the right learning style for you. We are all different and we all have our own way of studying to offer the best results. If you have been studying alone for example perhaps consider joining a study group for motivation will help.  

Hire a tutor

If all else fails consider hiring a private tutor to help with that tricky subject. This may be just what you need. Private tutors will also give you that one-on-one attention and offer you the opportunity to ask as many questions as you need. 

Mar 08
The history of International Women's Day

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International Women's Day, celebrated in many countries, is a day when women are recognised for their achievements. From its humble beginnings from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the 20th century, International Women's Day has assumed a new global perspective for women in developed and developing countries alike.

A walk in history

The Charter of the United Nations, which was signed in 1945 was the first international agreement to uphold the principle of gender equality. To this day, the empowerment of women continues to be a central feature of the UN's efforts to address social, economic and political challenges across the globe.

1909: The first National Women's Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The day was in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York – where women protested against unethical working conditions.

1910: The Socialist International meeting held in Copenhagen brought together over 100 women from 17 countries, which included the first three women elected to the Finnish Parliament.

1911: As a result of the Copenhagen initiative, International Women's Day was marked for the first time (19 March) in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland where more than 1 million women and men attended rallies. At these rallies women demanded the right to vote, to hold office and for the right of women to work and end discrimination on the job.

1975: During International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March 2019.

2014: The 58th session of the Commission on the status of Women (CSW58) - an annual gathering of States to address critical issues related to gender equality and women's rights – focused on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

2015: In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 5 is "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

2019: Today women all over the world commemorate International Women's Day, and use it as a day to bring to the fore the progress and continued hurdles that exist towards gender equality.

Feb 27
Preparing for your first semester

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Now that classes have started, how do you make sure that you knock your first semester out the park? Preparing early and often is an effective way to ensure success. Prepare for your class, each test and each assignment. Follow our tips.

Get all your textbooks

There is nothing worse than coming to classes without the textbooks needed. Make sure you buy your textbooks whether first hand or second hand so that you can keep up with any suggested reading and assignments that will surely come up.

Write down your short term and long term goals

Writing down your goals helps to keep you on track and accountable. What would you like to achieve in the semester and the year? Get clear on what you want and start working towards it every single day.

Stay on top of things

Don't get lazy and complacent. It isn't always easy to keep the same vigour that you start off with, but make a conscious decision to stay on top of your work so that you can keep up with the pace. The last thing you want is have a list of things you need to catch up on to stay on top of your grades. This added pressure may just throw you off course and cause you to fail the semester.

Make time to chill

Work hard, but also play hard. Take time off to relax and hang out with friends when you can. After all this is an amazing time in your life, where you are required to develop both academically and personally, so don't neglect people and things that make you happy.

Get organised

The first step to manage your stress throughout the semester is to be in control of your academic responsibilities. Make sure you take note of important deadlines and exam dates. Keep track through the use of a paper or digital planner so you note when certain timelines will overlap or when you may have scheduling conflicts.

Feb 20
Fast facts about IIE Rosebank College

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Welcome to IIE Rosebank College. If you are a new student we would like to share some fast facts about IIE Rosebank College and confirm why you made the best decision by choosing to study with us.

  • Rosebank College has been a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) since 2005. 
  • The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is Africa's leading private higher education and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.
  • The IIE has more accredited higher education qualifications than any other private higher education institution – currently over 90.
  • The IIE is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADvTECH Ltd, a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (Pty) Ltd.
  • The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but is also accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), an internationally recognised quality assurance agency.
  • Working with the lecturers and the teams on campus, the Central Academic Team (CAT) is responsible for the development of the curriculum, providing high quality academic governance, systems service and operations.
  • Students can study with us through full-time or on a part-time basis. Students can also register at Rosebank College for IIE online learning.
  • At Rosebank College we offer IIE Degrees, Diplomas and Higher Certificates.
  • We welcome all international students to study at Rosebank College and choose from the many IIE qualifications available. 
  • Rosebank College offers both contact and connected modes of delivery. Contact refers to face to face more traditional learning while connected refers to a blend of both online and face to face learning.
  • Our first connected campus was established in Polokwane.
  • We currently have 7 campuses namely: Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Pretoria Sunnyside, Pretoria CBD, Bloemfontein and Braamfontein.
  • IIE Rosebank College has been voted Coolest College in South Africa in the 2017 and 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Survey. 
Feb 11
10 reasons why you should attend Orientation Week

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Still unsure about whether to attend Orientation Week also known as O Week or not? Wonder no more, we offer 10 reasons why you shouldn't miss out.

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Orientation dates

Below are the orientation dates for our various campuses. Each campus will also have their own scheduled activities.

Bloemfontein

Date: 11 February – 12 February 2019

Time: 8:00 – 15:30

Durban

Date: 11 February – 15 February 2019

Time: 8:00 – 15:00


Polokwane

Date: 11 February -14 February 2019

Time: 8:00 – 15:30

Pretoria Sunnyside

Date: 11 February – 15 February 2019

Time: 8:30 – 15:40

Pretoria CBD

Date: 11 February – 15 February 2019

Time: 9:00 – 16:00

Braamfontein

Date: 11 February - 16 February 2019

Time: 8:00 -16:00

REMEMBER You do not pay to attend Orientation and you don't register to attend. Simply show up and get started.

For more information contact the Student Support department on 011 482 9760

 Rosebank College is an educational brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) (Pty) Ltd, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private education institution under the Higher Education Act 1997.

Written by Karabo Keepile

Feb 04
Registrations still accepted for 2019 at IIE Rosebank College

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Don't let registration period pass you by. You can still apply and register to study at IIE Rosebank College in 2019, but the clock is ticking!

Orientation week starts 11 February 2019 and classes start 18 February 2019, therefore students must register before classes start.

How do I register?

First you need to apply. You can do this online or you can at any 1 of our 7 campuses. After applying, you can register online  or on campus. . The sooner you register, the better your chance of securing your space for the qualification you would like to study. We are open from 8am to 5pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) offers a range of qualifications to choose from.

I prefer to register on campus

That's perfectly fine. This is what you need to bring with you when you come to register

  • Parents ID (Account Payer)
  • Account payer payslip
  • Proof of address
  • Students ID
  • Two id photos
  • Matric results
  • 3 months bank statement (Account Payer)

What about 2nd and 3rd year students?

Yes, registrations for 2nd and 3rd years are currently open on all of our campuses as well. Visit your campus and you will be assisted accordingly.

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee is R1500. 

I'm an international student

Rosebank College accepts International students too. Here is what you need to know:

  • Application Fee R3500
  • Results must be taken to SAQA for verification
  • Passport to be certified at the Police Station not anywhere else
  • Once you have applied you need to make sure that you submit your Application Letter received from Campus to the Embassy.
  • You need to specify that you wish to study with The IIE (Rosebank College) on your application for a study visa
  • You can apply online on http://bit.ly/1j6SmB3 

If you have any problems applying online, or need any assistance please do get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rosebank College in 2019 where we DREAM BIG!

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd which is registered with the Department of Higher Education & Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education  Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002). Company registration number 1987/004754/07

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Written by Karabo Keepile 

Jan 22
Start with an IIE Higher Certificate and end up with an IIE Degree

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You have just passed matric and didn't get the marks you had hoped for to start your Bachelor Degree. Don't give up, The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), which Rosebank Colllege is a brand of, offers articulation pathways that will help you work your way up from an IIE Higher Certificate or Diploma and eventually end up with an IIE Degree.  Below we list some of our frequently asked questions (FAQ'S) to help you better understand how you can still get that degree. 

Q: What are articulation pathways?

A: Articulation pathways enable students to advance from a completed IIE qualification to another.  A pathway serves as a stepping stone to upskill and access qualifications at a different NQF level.

Q: Do all IIE qualifications have pathways or just certain ones and why?

A: IIE qualifications are recognised as an articulation pathway to other IIE qualifications however the admission requirements for the qualification still apply.

Q: Who should consider pathways and why?

A: Students who have Higher Certificate or Diploma entry indicated on their matric certificate and would like to do a degree, should consider these pathways to get access to an IIE degree.

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Remember, a matric certificate should not determine your career or even limit your access to further study. If your matric certificate stipulates that you can only study a Higher Certificate or Diploma, then consider an articulation pathway to grow academically.

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About IIE Rosebank College

The IIE Rosebank College is dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation, creating future thinkers to build successful careers. Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution. The IIE quality, accredited qualifications enable you to thrive in today's working world.

Whether you study at our Braamfontein, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg, Pretoria CBD, Pretoria Sunnyside, Polokwane or Durban campuses, and enrol for an IIE degree, diploma or higher certificate. We are a worthy higher education partner for all students who entrust us with their career development. For more information please visit www.rosebankcollege.co.za

Jan 14
Is your tertiary institution accredited?


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Students all over the country have been warned not to fall prey to fly-by-night or unaccredited higher education institutions during this registration period. Failing to check whether your institution of your choice is registered could cost you loads of money without actually obtaining a valid qualification that will secure employment.

So what exactly is accreditation?

Accreditation describes the process that institutions of higher education undergo to confirm educational standards. Accreditation is earned through accrediting bodies that have been created specifically to review higher education institutions and programmes.

Accredited private higher education institutions should have:

  • A certificate of registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training. It should detail the campus, provider and the qualifications offered.
  • All higher education qualifications need to be accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education. If they are not accredited they will not appear on the certificate referred to above. There is no other document detailing the accreditation, which is why checking if the qualification is on the certificate is an important step.
  • All qualifications must be registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) – students should ask for the SAQA NQF identity numbers.

Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is accredited

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About IIE Rosebank College

The IIE Rosebank College is dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation, creating future thinkers to build successful careers. Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution. The IIE quality, accredited qualifications enable you to thrive in today's working world.

Whether you study at our Braamfontein, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg, Pretoria CBD, Pretoria Sunnyside, Polokwane or Durban campuses, and enrol for an IIE degree, diploma or higher certificate. We are a worthy higher education partner for all students who entrust us with their career development. For more information please visit www.rosebankcollege.co.za


Jan 08
Study options if you performed better than expected

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Many matrics from the Class of 2018 currently find themselves in the fortunate position of having performed better than anticipated in their National Senior Certificate examination, achieving a Bachelor's pass and qualifying for higher education access. But while they are now in a position to apply for further study, these prospective students need to ensure they do their homework before signing up with institutions still accepting applications for study in 2019, an expert says.

"In particular, parents and matriculants must ensure they don't fall prey to institutions that are either not registered and accredited, or whose qualifications are not recognised," says Nola Payne, Head of Faculty: Information and Communications Technology at The Independent Institute of Education, SA's largest private higher education institution.

"The good news however, is that there are still exciting study options available, particularly in the private sector, where good institutions have a strong focus on work-ready programmes," she says.

Payne says now is also a good time for even those prospective students already accepted into a programme, to consider whether they have chosen the right study path. If there are any doubts, they should have another look at available options rather than adopting a potentially expensive wait-and-see approach in their first year.

"This coming month provides an opportunity for prospective students to investigate all their options and sign up for a quality qualification with an accredited institution, whether they left it too late, or performed better than envisioned. And those who have already signed up, should honestly assess whether they are excited about the degree on which they will soon embark, as well as the institution they will attend.

"It is better to change course now, before spending time and money trying to make the wrong thing work, and becoming part of SA's high first year dropout statistics," says Payne.

"Make sure that you are studying for the right reasons, and that your qualification will provide clear access to a specific career, whether it be a professional qualification such as accounting, law or teaching, or in a new exciting career path such as brand management, digital marketing, network engineering, game design and development, and application and cloud development. Don't just apply for any degree at any institution for the sake of earning a qualification," she says.

Payne says South Africa's single quality assurance system and one National Qualifications Framework means that any institution offering a registered and accredited qualification – whether public or private – is offering a qualification of equal standing.

She says all registered and accredited higher education institutions – whether they be public universities or private – are registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).   They are only registered if they have been accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). 

"To look up a qualification on the NQF, search for it on the SAQA website, or ask the institution for its SAQA identity number, which should be readily available. If the institution is recognised by the DHET and the programme is listed on the NQF, prospective students and their parents can be confident about the bona fides of any qualification they want to pursue," says Payne.

She says that as the world of work changes and evolves, new programmes are constantly developed in response to workplace demands.

"This means there will regularly be new and more exciting options on offer compared to the past, and potentially fields of qualification that are more aligned with the career aspirations of prospective students. However, it is imperative that one does one's homework carefully, because unscrupulous operators have become increasingly sophisticated in their methodology. Fraudsters are making the most of the often hard-to-understand language related to legitimate private higher education, which means that they are able to present offers that appear legitimate, but are not.

"It is good to have more choices, but make sure you make smart decisions," says Payne.

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