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What we Offer

The Global Merchant Pty Ltd is a proudly private South African web design and hosting company that owns the multi-vendor Our-College Platform.

Teachers, Facilitators and Private Colleges – Get access to a Learner Management System where you can design and create online e-learning non-accredited as well as accredited courses and make them available to the public either for free or for a fee.

Students and Corporates – You can choose courses from any of the colleges on our platform and enroll directly with them. If you enroll for an accredited course then the college will register you with the relevant SETA or accreditation body that will issue you with a Certificate on successful passing of your course.

A Teacher/College Portal

Are you a Teacher, lecturer, facilitator or college? Do you need your own platform where you can create online e-learning courses with video, text and presentations?

Then you are at the right place!

You can add quizzes, questionnaires, tests and assignments. Make your courses available for free or charge a fee, all you have to do is click on the link below, create your account, choose a membership plan and start developing your courses!

A Students Portal

Do you simply want to improve and upgrade your skills or do you want to obtain a professional body accredited certification or SETA registered qualification?

Then you are at the right place!

Here you will find short skills courses, accredited skills courses as well as accredited SETA and CHE registered qualifications. Click on the link below for a list of courses available. We will be adding new online courses every month. 

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Create Amazing Courses

On our platform you can create your own professional online e-learning courses with our easy to use feature-rich OC Course Builder. Our  system gives you unlimited possibilities to create any kind of educational content.

Publish your courses and make them available locally or internationally!

Advanced Course Features

You can add lessons, set prerequisites, create quizzes, and assignments, set a pass-grade, create hints and explanations for quizzes, activate content drip, design and issue certificates and view students gradebooks.

You can also add co-instructors and enroll students.

Monetize Your Courses

Selling your courses online has never been easier. Monetize your courses with multiple online or offline payment methods. 

Our system also support selling course memberships to your students so that they can pay a registration fee and a monthly recurring fee for your courses.

We Do-It-For-You

Not technically inclined or too busy teaching? Let our team of professionals assist you with your e-learning course creation.

We offer course content and curriculum design, study material  creation and video and audio recording. We also assist with any accreditation processes.

course builder features
We provide you with unique custom-built tools to give you the edge when creating your courses.

Our OC Course Builder comes pre-loaded with powerful features to easily create either simple straight forward short skills courses or very advanced and complex accredited qualifications with all the features and functionality as per SETA requirements. Click on a block for more info

Watch this short tutorial to see how easy it is to create your own professional e-Learning Courses within minutes and publish them online!

Start your own online e-Learning Business Today!

The Our College (OC) Course Builder is a complete Learning Management System (LMS) solution that allows you to create courses with lessons, quizzes, assignments and a host more features.

You can create an unlimited amount of courses!

All courses are standalone. An added feature of our OC Course Builder is that you can bundle courses together into collections. Example of this could be “Beginners”, “Intermediate” and “Advanced” courses of the same subject sold as one bundle.

You can create unlimited collections (bundles) of your courses and make them available as specials!

Making a course a prerequisite ensures that students have to complete a course before they can proceed to the next level.

For example a students needs to complete the beginners course before they can enroll for intermediate. This is very important from a quality control point of view.

Courses consists of lessons (chapters/sections – snippets) that form part of your curriculum. The concept is to divide your content into bite size snippets for easy consumption. Making a lesson a prerequisite prevent students from jumping ahead in the course.

You can create unlimited lessons within a course.

At the end of a lesson (or group of lessons) you can add a quiz to test your students to see if they actually understand the content. Making a quiz/test a prerequisite, will ensure that students cannot proceed if they do not pass.

You can create unlimited quizzes/tests within a courses.

Quizzes can comprise of many different types of questions. The following are available in OC Course Builder.

  • Single choice
  • Multiple choice
  • True or false
  • Sorting choice
  • Fill in Blank
  • Random Quiz Questions

You can create unlimited questions within quizzes.

Lessons and quizzes can be bundled together to form chapters or sections within your course. You can add assignments after each section where students need to upload either a written or design assignment, thesis or dissertation that needs to be marked by the lecturer.

NB! This is a very important feature if you are designing SETA or  CHE accredited qualifications. These documents will form part of the students POE.

You can create unlimited assignments  within a courses.

Create and share Rich Content and Applications. With our H5P integration, teachers can create and edit interactive videos, Interactive presentations, interactive games, advertisements and many more features to keep students engaged.  

You can create unlimited interactive H5P content within your courses.

Make your courses and lessons available on pre-determined  dates and times.  This prevents students from rushing through a course and complete a one year higher certificate in three months and allows you to conform to the notional hours requirement of the SETA’s

NB! This is a very important feature if you are designing SETA or  CHE accredited qualifications. 

Keep a record and track your students’ overall performance by monitoring their grades on specific learning tasks and extract data that will help you optimize your learning plan. This allows you to step in with additional support and assistance if a student is struggling.

NB! This is a very important feature if you are designing SETA or  CHE accredited qualifications. This can form part of their POE.

You can add scheduled live streaming events to your courses by simply adding  a streaming session to a lesson in the course. You can then use the drip module to schedule the event for a certain day and time.

You can create and publish as many webinars as you wish to support your students or you can use this feature as a promotional tool to market your services and courses.

On our platform you can charge students a once of fee or create membership levels where students pay a registration fee and then the course fees on a monthly basis. This can be for a single course or for bundles.

Here are some examples of pricing:

  • Free sample courses
  • First three lessons in a course for free, balance paid for
  • Single course once off – R1950 or
  • Single Course – R300 pm
  • Course Bundles – (6 skills courses) R650 pm
  • Entire collection of bundles (150 courses) R900 pm
  • Corporate bundles R1350 pm
  • Buy one get one Free!

The system is very flexible and you can get very creative and offer your students a choice of payment methods to choose from.

We make use of a leading South African payment gateway called PayFast that offers 100% secure online payment options

Here are some examples of how your students can pay online:

  • Debit Cards – Debit cards issued by Maestro and Visa Electron are still popular among many South African shoppers, and can be used to make online purchases through Payfast.
  • Cheque and Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard credit cards are the most popular and trusted online payment methods around the world.
  • Masterpass – A free digital wallet from Mastercard that enables online shoppers to quickly and securely check out and make online payments.
  • Instant EFT – Instant EFT by PayFast allows online shoppers with access to internet banking to make an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) that gets instantly verified.
  • Mobicred – is an online revolving credit account that gives buyers access to credit, which they can use to buy online and pay a monthly mount. Once you pay you can use that amount again to buy.
  • Zapper – is a free ‘scan to pay’ app that makes payments convenient and secure for both online shoppers and merchants.

Here are some examples of how your students can pay offline if they don’t want to pay via the web:

  • Bank Deposit – We send the student an invoice and they can pay directly into our bank account.
  • Scode – is a unique payment platform that allows shoppers to pay for their online purchases in-store at the money market counters of more than 6,000 retail outlets across South Africa.

We simply SMS a unique code to the student who then presents the code and pay at a till or money market counter at one of the following stores.

Our system offers many  payment methods that your students can choose from.

FREE Downloads

High school teachers, home school parents and school students, you can download a host of free study guides, past exam papers and study aides to help you prepare for the school exams. Go to our free download page to view all the downloads available.


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What You Can Study

You will find a range of non accredited skills courses, accredited skills courses, unit standards and qualifications.

Our education partners offer non accredited certificate courses from content experts and various international vendors.

You can also choose to do a SETA accredited qualification. Please check accreditation status before you enroll for a course.


For all non accredited courses you will receive a certificate of completion from Our-College and if applicable a certificate from the international course vendor such as Microsoft or Adobe etc.

For accredited courses you will receive a certificate of completion from the accredited college as well as a certificate from the relevant SETA or accreditation body that you are registered with.

How To Enroll

Sign up directly from our website and then make a payment via our secure payment portal called PayFast.

Here you can pay with: Debit Card, Cheque Card, Credit Card, EFT, SnapScan and Zapper

You can request an S-Code, which you present in-store at the money market counters of more than 6,000 retail outlets. (see below)

Scode is a unique payment platform that allows you to pay for your online courses in-store at one of more than 6,000 retail outlets across South Africa. You can pay at Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Shoprite, Usave, OK, House and Home and the Post Office.

How Scode works

1. On our website when you get to checkout you can choose to pay with SCode, you will receive a barcoded email or SMS after checkout.
2. You can either print the email or take your mobile phone with the SMS to any participating retailers money market counter and make your payment using cash, debit or credit card. (see next ⇒)
3. You will receive a notification from us once the payment has been made. We will also forward you your login details so you can start studying.

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