Cooperative Education & Service Learning Unit
Please note that the services offered by our unit on this website are ONLY for current & past NMMU students. We cannot assist students from other Universities.
Co-operative Education is the umbrella concept for the co-operative partnership between the university and the external stakeholders which include industry, commerce, the public sector and the broader community, and it aims to enhance opportunities for Experiential Learning and Curricular Engagement.
It integrates a students academic education with a practical work and service provision experience (experiential learning).
It involves the university in a partnership with employers and the broader community who partner with it in the educational process.
A three-way partnership is formed with the university, the student and external party.
To promote and extend the academic learning process into the work place by means of work integrated learning programmes aimed at enhancing student vocational maturation and mutual benefit to employers, students and the NMMU by:
The Co-operative Education unit, in conjunction with faculties and departments within the NMMU, is responsible for among others:
Services at the Co-operative Education Offices on both North and 2nd Avenue campuses are aimed at full-time and part-time students as well as at all former NMMU graduates currently seeking experiential learning, service learning, internships, learnerships, contract placements or full-time employment.
Students are encouraged to respond to job advertisements distributed via e-mail and on campus noticeboards in order to be assisted with placement opportunities.
All students for whom experiential learning is compulsory need to register for such training with the relevant faculty officers.
Once placed students are required to complete a student training agreement which is co-ordinated by the Co-operative Education Offices as well as to adhere to bursary conditions as set by the employer/donor.
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111
Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2574 / 2731
PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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