Due to the rapid changes occurring in the chemical and allied products manufacturing sectors around the world, both on technological and legislative/regulation fronts, urgent and continuous training of personnel in these industries is required. In response InnoVenton, at the Nelson Mandela University (Port Elizabeth), offers several short courses.

In-house / Tailor-made

InnoVenton strives to provide purpose designed training in the areas of technology and skills training. Courses may be devised for individuals or groups and invariably consist of both a theoretical and a practical component. Short courses, tailor-made for companies to satisfy their individual training needs, could also be presented in-house.


On successful completion of a short course, an official Nelson Mandela University short course certificate (implying the succesful completion of a theoretical and/or practical examination) is awarded to delegates. Attendance certificates will be awarded upon request.

A copy of the participant's identification document (ID) or passport is required for certificate purposes.

Course Fee and Payment

The course fee includes course material and light refreshments. Kindly bring your own writing paper and pen.

Discount: A 10% discount is offered when ten or more persons from one company attend.

A company Purchase Order Number and VAT Registration Number are required with registration, thereafter a Nelson Mandela University invoice will be sent.

Short course fees need to be paid in full at least two weeks before the commencement of the course.

Cancellations / Refunds

Course fees are not refundable unless cancellation has been made at least 14 days prior to course commencement; a 30% administration fee is levied for cancellations. Unfortunately no reimbursements are possible for late cancellations but a substitute delegate is welcome.

NB: The Nelson Mandela University or the Institute reserves the right to cancel or postpone short courses should we not have the required minimum number of enrolments for a specific course. If the course is fully booked or cancelled by the Nelson Mandela University or Institute, a full refund of fees will be made.


Course Logistics

Course logistics will be sent by e-mail to course participants at least one week before commencement of the course.






























Contact information
Dr Melissa Gouws
Infrastructure and Facilities | Business Support | Quality Coordinator
Tel: 041 504 3233