About the ORT SA Skills & Enterprise Development Academy


  • ORT SA’s innovative Skills & Enterprise Development Programmes enhance people’s future employment and business prospects by equipping them with proficiency in life skills, problem solving, cognitive skills, conflict management, computers, presentation techniques, financial management and business skills.


1.The New Venture Creation Qualification (NQF Level 2) provides learners with the entrepreneurial skills needed for enterprise development.  ORT SA has recently been awarded provisional accreditation to deliver this qualification by the Services SETA.

2.Business Entrepreneurial Training (BET) for disadvantaged small business owners.  This course is designed to cover business basics, incorporating practical experience,  technology and practical business acumen. (Course is aligned to NVC/ NQF2)

3.Work Readiness  Programme

4.ORT JET MODEL of Business Skills Training, mentorship and networking opportunities



The purpose of the NQF level 2 New Venture Creation qualification is to provide a qualification that can empower potential and existing entrepreneurs to capitalise on opportunities to start and grow sustainable businesses. These businesses will form part of the mainstream economy as the entrepreneurs will be enabled to tender for business opportunities within both the public and private sectors


  • Training of Business Skills through the six modules of to the NVC Course NQF2 :Marketing, Financial Management, Operational Management, Customer Service and Business Ethics.
  • Training incorporates 21st century thinking skills such as critical, analytical and innovative thinking
  • Assessors and moderators ensure quality of portfolios submitted
  • Networking opportunities and introduction to key players in various industries is included in the programme
  • The NVC NQF2 is an accredited course with Services SETA
  • 1-2 years programme with practical work experience
  • Possibility of Learnerships



  • To Inspire and empower unemployed young people with potential (i.e. those with a business idea or who have already started a business) to develop critical entrepreneurial skills to run a business.


  • Boot camps for young and aspired entrepreneurs or existing SMEs are run in alignment to the qualification NVC 2
  • Needs analysis of the business allows alignment of training to the needs identified
  • Mentors are introduced to the groups as well as key leaders in the various industries
  • Lean Start up methodologies such as the Business Canvas is used with aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Short courses run via Bootcamps
  • Possibility of incorporating it as Suppliers Development





To skill unemployed youth with fundamentals skills and knowledge to finding employment and maintaining it.


Skills flyer

  • The programme combines a blended learning approach with face to training of the five modules of the Ready 2 Work Programme and online usage of a portal
  • By the end of the programme, each participant acquires an email and an online access to the Barclays Ready to Work Portal
  • In partnership with Barclays Ready 2 work programme
  • By the end of 2016 7000 beneficiaries will be trained on this programme
  • MICT SETA accredited for National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing NQF 3.


ORT JET is a unique enterprise development model  which  uses the local  business knowledge and professional expertise within the Jewish community to provide small businesses with the required assistance.

Offering Business Skills Training on various topics, mentorship and networking opportunities.

In the past ten year 800 businesses benefited from this programme with sterling results on their performance.


ORT SA/ ABSA's Ready For Life group of young entrepreneurs
ORT SA/ ABSA’s Ready For Life group of young entrepreneurs
Ready For Life project students
Ready For Life project students
Ready For Life project students
Ready For Life project students
Theresa from the BET group proudly displaying her logo options for her reflexology business Kgomotso Wellness
Theresa from the BET group proudly displaying her logo options for her reflexology business Kgomotso Wellness
The Ready for Life Grade 10 students visited the Johannesburg School of Pastry and Culinary Arts
The Ready for Life Grade 10 students visited the Johannesburg School of Pastry and Culinary Arts
Farai Chinomwe, an ORT SA beneficiary
Farai Chinomwe, a member of the BET training group, shows off his honey produce from his own hives. He now markets ” Jo Honeys Burg” at supermarkets and flea markets


10 thoughts on “About the ORT SA Skills & Enterprise Development Academy

  1. i would like to better my life and accomplish success in life. please give me this second chance.

    1. Dear Boipelo
      Where do you live?
      Do you need to improve your matric maths and science mark?

  2. Dear

    looking for opportunities to better my life and become successful,please give me a chance
    tebogo ,live in alexandra joburg

  3. Hi

    My name is Olorato Phasha, need to more information about ORT S.A,

    I am involve in community work, interested in Business

  4. Can you assist me

    My son is 22 years old he only has a grade 9 – N1
    he has no skills
    what can you advise
    not academic/ theory

  5. Thembi Malinga
    I am looking for an opportunity to better my life and be part of your development program, l would kindly appreciate to be given a chance.

    Thank You

  6. I want to know how to see if l can quality and when dobthe next course starts. Thanks

    1. Dear Freddie
      Which course do you mean? At the moment we are running an IT course in JOhannesburg?

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