South African Distance Learning College

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Study while you work, fast forward your career and success

Academy of York is a distance and online learning college in SA, committed to providing education and training solutions to our students. With over 10 000 graduates, each year about 2000 students get smarter and improve their lives by completing their studies with us.

We have a reputation for being a quality accredited institution and we are registered with the Dept of Higher Education and Training as a Private college in SA. We take pride in the excellent service and support we provide our students. Similar to the well-known Unisa, we specialise in correspondence short courses and National Diplomas, however, unlike Unisa, we do not offer Degrees.

Our goal is to enable students to fulfil their potential and our training courses and programmes have been designed to provide practical knowledge and skills that will be useful in the South African marketplace and abroad. With just under a quarter of South Africa’s population unemployed, we believe that education is the best way into the job market and will have the biggest impact on your future.

Find your perfect distance or online learning course today. Simply select your preferred area or level and view the courses available to you through online distance learning.

Apply for a 40% Study Bursary with Academy of York


A range of choices for the student looking to explore a career in business and office administration. View Courses

Human Resources

Academy of York offers a variety of Human Resources Courses, National Certificates and Diplomas.
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Accounting and Bookkeeping

Academy of York offers a variety of Accounting and Bookkeeping short courses, National Certificates and Diplomas. View Courses

AOY Online Courses

At the click of a button, you have access to a dynamic blended learning environment providing you with a competitive edge as you develop your career. View Courses



Academy of York offers a range of high quality distance learning courses that will enable our students to launch and develop their careers in a variety of fields. View Courses

Computer IT and Graphic Design

A range of choices for the student looking to explore a career in Graphic Design or the IT industry. View Courses


Office Management

Geared to empower students who have strong organisational and people’s skills with the knowledge they require to fast track their careers in the South African Business Market. View Courses


Small Business

Understanding the similarities and differences between entrepreneurship, small business enterprises and small business management. View Courses