Swaziland Institute of Management & Policy studies Courses Offered

Some of the courses available at SIMPS
Leadership skills for women supervisors
Advanced Human Resources Management
Advanced IT Control & Security
Managing Information Technology
Advanced Project Management
Financial Management for Donor‐funded Projects
Policy Formulat, Analysis & Development
Corporate Governance
Monitoring & Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Projects
Community Based Natural Resources Planning & Mgt
Procurement, Contracts & Tendering Management
Systems Analysis & Design
Modernizing HR Management & Development
Project Management
Governance, Gender & Change Management
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Courses offered at International Centre Of Technology

  • ICCT Course(ICCT)
  • Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering(Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
  • Bridging Certificate(Maths, Biology, Chemistry)
  • Bridging Course in English(English)
  • Artisan Certificate in Electrical Installation(Electrical Installation)
  • Certificate in HIV/AIDS Management()


In its endeavor to promote and advance literacy levels in Swaziland, Sebenta offers the following programmes.

1. Basic Literacy (SiSwati):

This course runs over nine months. It aims at providing literacy skills to adults and out-of-school youth in basic needs of reading, writing and arithmetic. It also aims to create awareness in social and economic development among learners and their communities.

2.  Basic & Post Basic English and Numeracy Course:

This is a two-year course in which learners enroll after graduating from the Basic Literacy (SiSwati) course. Those already literate in SiSwati qualify for it at pre-
Evaluation stage where they are given tests. This course provides learners with skills in written and spoken English to allow adults the youth the chance of continuing with their education. This is especially so because in the formal sector the medium of instruction for almost all subjects is English.

3. Non-formal Upper Primary Education (NUPE):

The NUPE programme was introduced because Sebenta’s basic literacy and numeracy skills are equivalent to Grade 4 in the formal school system. Learners may wish to continue with their education but because of their age, find that it would be awkward. They may wish to improve their chances of getting employment, return to the formal school system, access training schemes that require a higher level of education or improve their quality of life.    

NUPE Objectives Are:

Non-Formal Primary Education.
The Non-Formal Primary education programme was rolled out in 2010 in full partnership with the Government of Swaziland. This programme’s aim is to ensure educational access to the children who could not access primary education due to socio-economic challenges at the required age. The age range for these children is 10 – 18 years. Selected primary schools are used to teach the over-aged children after working hours. Current and retired Primary school teachers are recruited to facilitate learning for these children.

Objectives of Non Formal Primary Education
To provide educational access, following the non-formal education route to children who could not access education at the required age.
To provide learners with the means of achieving a qualification equivalent to the Swaziland Primary Certificate awarded at Grade 7. This certificate allows one to proceed to Secondary education; formal or non-formal.

Vocational and Practical Skills Training

Sebenta runs vocational training courses in Building, Carpentry & Joinery, and Sewing. These courses run for nine months each. Learners qualify after completing the Sebenta Post Basic English course. Of late, however, Sebenta has found itself contending with the arrival of people who were in the formal school system to enroll in some or all of these courses. The institute does not turn them away.

Life Skills Education (LSE):

Life skills are not exactly a separate programme but are incorporated into all the programmes. The idea is that life skills are enshrined in both SiSwati and English Literacy, and NUPE subjects.

Sebenta also has a programme at Maphatsindvuku, an area in the Lubombo Region, where orphans and vulnerable children are assisted with food and other needs. This project has among other things, a hammer-mill where local residents have their maize ground into maize-meal – at a fee. The money goes to caring for these orphans, most of whose parents died from AIDS.

Printing Services:

Sebenta has her Printing works; it is used to print and publish readers’ materials used  in the Literacy, NUPE and Skills development education and training programmes. Inaddition, external jobs are sourced solely for income generating purposes.

Project Management
Finance Management, Auditing & Accounting
Management and Administration
Energy and Water Programmes
Governance and Economic Crime & Anti-Corruption
Health Management Programmes
Human Resources Management Programmes
Information Communication Technology
Agriculture, Land and Food Security Programmes
Procurement Infrastructure & Logistics Programmes