Graduate medal issued to 2023 BMT College students.

BMT College, South Africa's leading online college

BMT College is South Africa’s foremost online distance education institution specialising in business management and human resources management qualifications. Our flexible studies make it possible for anyone to achieve one of our recognised and accredited qualifications that have ignited thousands of successful careers.

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Fully Accredited and Registered

Accreditation with CHE and Registration with DHET

An accredited qualification is fundamental to securing your future, and at BMT College, we ensure that you can start your career on the right foot. Our qualifications are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), the accreditation body for higher education (post-school) institutions in South Africa. This also means that all our qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and registered with the Department of Higher Education. BMT College is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution, Registration Number: 2011/HE07/002.

BMT College Graduation Ceremonies

The official graduation ceremony is the pinnacle of any student’s study journey. At BMT College, we have celebrated our students’ successes since our inception in 1992, with this proud tradition continuing to this day. Students graduate in full academic regalia on this day, celebrating their achievements with family, friends and fellow graduates. 

Are you ready to join our alumni of esteemed graduates? 

Specialising in Business and HR

Our Qualifications

We specialise in Business Management and Human Resources Management qualifications. The stand-alone Higher Certificate is perfect for students who want a quick qualification to bolster their CVs.  The more robust three-year, NQF 6, Diploma qualifications are available in both Human Resources Management and Business Management. Both fields lead to the highly desirable Advanced Diploma programmes at NQF level 7, which gives students access to post-graduate studies. All the programmes are fully accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the NQF.

Our distance education

Our “no-exams, assignments only” programme format allows for flexible programme schedules, giving you the time and space to achieve your accredited qualification. The Virtual Campus is our online platform that gives you full access to all your study material, online textbooks and assignments. You can also connect with your lecturers and fellow students to make the most of your studies.

Study online, Anytime, Anywhere

Our students

The College specifically accommodates full-time and part-time employees to successfully achieve their accredited qualifications in the shortest time possible while having access to full academic support services from qualified and expert lecturers. However, age is not a number at BMT College. Our students range from school-leavers to retirees to everyone in between. This gives our students access to a unique and valuable, global study network. 

A global network of diverse students

Your success

The fully recognised BMT College qualifications have launched tens of thousands of successful graduates’ careers. Our students are sought-after candidates for the appointment to available positions, including promotions to advanced leadership positions, such as human resources managers, general managers, operational managers, office managers, and supervisory positions.

Established history of service excellence

BMT College was established over thirty years ago and is built on an impeccable reputation for service excellence. Our focus is to make it as easy as possible for anyone, regardless of where they come from, to achieve a recognised qualification successfully and graduate in style.

Our Formidable Leadership

LTR: Jako, Jackie, Zoe, Dr Bernadine van der Linde, Michelle, and Jacques
LTR: Jako, Jackie, Zoe, Dr Bernadine van der Linde, Michelle, and Jacques
Vice-Principal (Jako Poolman) and Principal (Dr Bernadine van der Linde)
Vice-Principal (Jako Poolman) and Principal (Dr Bernadine van der Linde)

Dr B A Van Der Linde


Dr Van Der Linde took the lead at BMT College over 20 years ago. Her PhD in Management Studies is the foundation for her groundbreaking thesis, which focused on enhancing the well-being of Millennials and Generation X during the COVID-19 pandemic. But her achievements don’t stop there! What sets her apart is her dedication to promoting positive emotions such as hope, acceptance, and appreciation. Dr Van Der Linde’s inspiring attitude is a true game-changer and motivates students to overcome obstacles that come their way. Her leadership paves the way for new innovations in qualifications, navigating uncertain times and preparing the next generation of students for the future. 

J J J Poolman


Get ready to be inspired by the Mr Poolman! With his incredible talent and knowledge in technology and quality management, he’s bridging the gap between the latest trends and the necessary compliances within the College. As the President of NADEOSA, he’s staying ahead when it comes to bringing organisations into the 21st century. But he doesn’t stop there! Mr. Poolman is also studying the psychological impacts of technology on society in his PhD studies, making him a true trailblazer. His passion and expertise have made him the go-to guy for balancing work and play, and we’re grateful to have him on our team. With Mr. Poolman leading the way, we can all achieve greatness in the tech world!

M Turner

Financial Director

Mrs Turner is a highly skilled professional in Financial Management who has implemented positive changes to the College’s financial support functions. Her expertise and strong ethical principles have brought solid accounting practices to the table, ensuring student fees are reasonable, adaptable, and compliant. Thanks to her, the College’s financial resources are in a secure position, set up to continue growing successfully. We appreciate Mrs Turner’s contribution and commend her for her valuable work.

Z Auths

Head of Academics

Get ready to be inspired by Mrs Auths, a true example of a formidable leader! Her academic and corporate experience proves that with hard work and dedication, you can have the perfect balance between work and play. Mrs Auths has not only earned herself a Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology but also possesses leadership skills that are out of this world. In the e-learning age, she leads the entire academic team that is determined to provide the best programme offerings, student support services, and academic success. Mrs Auths is making BMT College stand out among all other online institutions. Let’s all aspire to be like Mrs Auths and strive for excellence in all areas of our lives!

Our core values and culture

Let's talk people

Directors (Michelle, Jako and Dr Bernadine) and Head of Academics (Z Auths)
Directors (Michelle, Jako and Dr Bernadine) and Head of Academics (Z Auths)

We are dedicated to the belief that each and every one of us has the power to improve and become our best selves. We firmly believe that every individual deserves to be treated with kindness, consideration, and appreciation. We aspire to build a community where all are welcomed and inspired to pursue their passions in an environment free from fear and prejudice. We encourage everyone to express themselves openly and honestly, confident in the knowledge that they belong and are valued just the way they are. Let us embrace this vision of inclusivity and uplift one another as we strive towards our highest potential.

Let's talk lifelong learning

At BMT College, we are driven by a fire to learn and educate, and we inspire this same passion in those around us. We have spent the last 30 years building a legacy of exceptional service and academic achievement, and we are proud to uphold our motto which states: “Prosperity through knowledge”. Our commitment to creating opportunities for learning is unwavering, and we strive to empower all who walk through our doors to become the best version of themselves. We believe that with the right knowledge, one can achieve remarkable things and live a life of abundance. So join us as we continue to inspire and pursue excellence in education, with the unwavering belief that the pursuit of knowledge is the key to success.

Let's talk quality

Under the visionary leadership of our esteemed Principal, Dr BA van der Linde, and our Vice-principal, Mr JJJ Poolman, we continually strive for excellence in all aspects of our institution. With their guidance, we uphold the highest standards and work to enhance the learning experience for our students. Our commitment to innovation ensures that our College and our curricula remain world-class and fully equipped to prepare our students for success in the dynamic world of today and tomorrow. 

How can BMT College support your study journey?

Our friendly administrative staff are trained to assist you with any query regarding your studies. They can help you promptly, whether your question is related to your account, assignment due dates or results, or even navigating the Virtual Campus. 

Everything you need to make a success of your studies is on the Virtual Campus. You access your study material, view your account status, check your results, download additional learning support material, or engage with your lecturer and fellow students on the Virtual Campus.

Our affordable payment plans help you finance your studies directly with the College. The small monthly debit order payments carry no additional finance or interest charges. We also accept credit cards, debit cards and monthly electronic funds transfers (EFTs).

Our lecturers, together with selected industry leaders and experts, are responsible for developing and reviewing all study material. You can rest assured that your study material is developed and supported by subject matter experts. All our lecturers are employed full-time, ensuring you stay connected with qualified industry experts. 

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