About Us

Compuscan Academy is a skills development and training provider that delivers nationwide accredited training services to the credit and financial services industries. Our focus at Compuscan Academy is to provide training for companies in need of skills development interventions to make them competitive and profitable. We have a wide variety of training programmes which can be customised to your industry and training needs.

Compuscan Academy is accredited with BANKSETA and thus delivers national qualifications and various registered skills programmes on levels 2-5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and short courses to the relevant industries. Compuscan Academy is also accredited with the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) and thus offers the ICM Certificate in Credit Management part 1 to 4. Furthermore, Compuscan Academy is approved by the National Credit Regulator to provide debt counsellor training in South Africa and with FASSET for the FET: Debt Recovery Learnership on NQF Level 4.

Courses that are offered by Compuscan Academy include:

  • Credit and Microfinance Skills Programmes
  • Debt Recovery and Debt Counselling
  • Legal Compliance Workshops
  • Management and Business Skills Courses
  • Facilitation Skills Training
  • Personal Development Courses

Our History

Compuscan Academy was established in 2003 out of a need for a dedicated training provider for the Microfinance Industry (MFI) when Compuscan, a reputable South African credit bureau, was awarded a BANKSETA training grant via the Micro Lenders Association (now MicroFinance South Africa) to develop and manage a compliance training programme for microlenders.

As a result of our achievements in this project, Compuscan became a leading training provider for the Microfinance Skills Project (MFSP) towards the end of 2003. In 2004 Compuscan was once again awarded with a second training grant of a similar nature, this time focusing on responsible lending issues. This was again successfully delivered and consequently Compuscan established its own training company, called “Compuscan Academy” (also previously known as Credit Skills Training Institute – CSTI).

Since 2004 we have grown to be a very successful and reputable training provider within the credit and financial services industries of South Africa. We have trained thousands of learners countrywide and have even spread our wings to enter the African market when we offered training programmes in emerging financial markets such as Namibia, Rwanda, Nigeria and Zambia.


Our vision is to be the leading provider of skills training for credit and financial service industries in emerging markets.


Our mission is to serve the credit and financial service industries with appropriate, effective skills training and development programmes which will enable our learners to continuously develop and perform. To meet our customers’ needs our training and development programs are both accessible and cost-effective, while designed to impart value and satisfaction along with the principle of lifelong learning.


  • We respect the individual and believe that individuals who are treated with respect and given responsibility, respond by giving their best.
  • We commit ourselves to complete honesty and integrity in everything we do.
  • We make commitments with care, and then live up to them. In all things, we do what we say we are going to do.
  • We love to compete and believe that competition brings out the best in us.
  • We insist on giving our best effort in everything we undertake.