About Code College

We are deeply rooted in the software industry, and have client relationships that span decades.

Arnold Graaff Code College

Arnold Graaff

Founder of Code College and Compuways

History of Code College

Pre 1990 : About our founder

Arnold obtained his BSc (CS) Degree from University of Johannesburg and BSc Hons (CS) from University of Pretoria. He worked in software development, support, consulting and training locally and abroad.

1990 : Compuways IT Consulting and Recruitment established

Arnold founded Compuways in the IT Consulting Indsutry. Compuways provided consulting and recruitment services and was recognised as one of the Top 4 IT Recruitment companies in South Africa by the Corporate Research Foundation, an international business consultancy. During that time Compuways was actively supplying software freelancers to employers in the IT industry, and remains our placement partner of choice for placing our Coding Bootcamp graduates. Our Coding Bootcamp students are initially placed at Compuways Consulting Division as interns to strengthen their practical skills.

2000 : Getcertified IT Training was established

From the need to cross-train consultants between projects, Getcertified IT Training was formed and initially trained consultants after-hours to improve their careers and assist them to get international certification

2004 : Getcertified becomes full-time training institution

Driven by demand from employers for full-time training, Compuways purchased the office space in Woodmead and shared with Getcertified who provided training courses across the IT spectrum.

2014 : Getcertified becomes Code College

The training became more focussed as developer (coding) training and Coding Bootcamps became part of the offering to train newcomers into the industry and place them into jobs required by employers that some have a loyal relationship with Compuways for decades. The Coding Bootcamps are designed to fullfil the competency skills gap that IT Managers experience when employing juniors

Mission Statement

Albert Einstein said "Learning is experience. Everything else is just information."

We firmly believe in this. That is why we distinguish ourself as a non-Academic College, focussed rather on supplying competencies to the IT industry, than certificates. We use "collaborative learning strategies" exlusively in our teaching as it complements our practical approach. We know the industry and our main aim is to train our students employment-grade skills to be able to find sustainable employment.


Our instructors are from the same industry and are highly qualified in terms of technical ability, people and communication skills


Oracle Workplace Skills Development Partner

We teach Java on the Oracle Java OCP 1 and 2 Syllabi and have incorporated that into our Java Bootcamp

Member of the ITA of South Africa

We are a member of the IT Association of South Africa since before the year 2000

MICT Seta Accreditation for NQF level 5 : Systems Development Credits (You may apply for credits, but the process is not automatically included in the course booking. It has te be specified and ordered seperately as there are extra costs invloved)

BEE Level 2

Our holding company Compuways is on BEE level 2 and we subcontract to Compuways on projects with BEE requirements

Contact Info

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