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The Enterprise Development Unit, otherwise known as EDU, is an education, training and skills development unit wholly owned by the Durban University of Technology (DUT).
DUT is a public higher education institution formed as a result of the merger between the Natal Technikon and the ML Sultan Technikon. DUT wishes to position itself as an academic institution of choice that excels in teaching, research and community engagement. Each of these activities is pursued through close interaction with the institution’s environment: industry, business, and the community.
DUT wishes to cultivate and nurture these links because in doing so it strengthens its ties with industry. It is for these reasons that the Enterprise Development Unit was established. In this manner, the University is then able to play a key role in skills development and in SMME development, both areas that are important to employment creation and growth in the country.
EDU is a recognized leader in the industry and has built an incredible record over the past years by providing excellent service to its clients in Southern Africa and abroad. EDU also extends to the provision of various kinds of training such as short courses, learnerships, SMME Development and other types of skills development provisions. The Unit has consequently developed an infrastructure, management structure, systems and processes which are able to adequately provide direction, leadership, strategic planning, management and access to resources for all Skills Development projects locally, provincially, and nationally.
This efficient and cost-effective infrastructure has been used to deliver many programs to date with the assistance from our University entities, such as:
The EDU vision is to empower people in a sustainable, deliverable and tangible manner.
It seeks projects that have a strong social entrepreneurial component, that benefit society, which build and enhance the DUT brand.
134 Steve Biko Road
Tel: 031 373 6438 / 6991
Fax: 086 540 3783
The following depicts the EDU corporate structure:
The global economy has seen a boom in international trade and industry which has led to the growth of significant job opportunities in these sectors. With this rapid growth, rewarding job opportunities have opened up for individuals who are trained in and possess internationally recognized qualifications.
Due to globalization there is an immense opportunity for young South Africans to take part in the world of global commerce. The Professional Bodies Studies programmes are highly regarded in the marketplace and provide students with an excellent base for a rewarding career.
As a commercial arm of the University, the Unit is therefore accredited and registered with the following Professional Bodies to offer their respective learning programmes:
EDU has adopted the ‘Lead Agency’ model in which it serves as the Lead Agency and undertakes responsibility for overall project management and deliverables in respect of provincial partners. The benefits accruing to this approach include:
EDU prides itself in actively transforming and holistically contributing towards the skills revolution within the South African economy.
EDU adopts the following key principles during any training intervention:
We pride ourselves in that our facilitators are highly qualified and experienced individuals.
Each delegate upon completion of the course will receive an attendance certificate or a certificate of competence, from the Durban University of Technology (Pty) Ltd – EDU.