About Us

Upward. Together.

Alt. Academy is a holding company, supporting the Private Higher Education sector in Southern Africa consisting of Comair Training Centre, EPT Aviation Training and Global Training College. Through these institutions, we offer many accredited programmes ranging from Pilot commercial/Crew licencing to National Certificates and short courses. In future the three institutions will consolidate to form one Alt. Academy, offering a comprehensive range of colleges and faculties.


At Alt. Academy, we believe that any industry is only as good as the next generation of dreamers, achievers and high flyers that it produces. Which is why, through our three prestigious institutions, we’ve dedicated ourselves to training, nurturing and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Alt. Academy is part of Comair Limited, a leading South African aviation company that is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and enjoys over 70 years’ experience. By partnering with Comair Limited, we combine educational expertise with industry know-how to offer comprehensive, world-leading instruction and practical experience.


Through our three prestigious institutions, our programmes include:


The courses and programmes offered by our three prestigious institutions are designed by industry experts to equip you with the skills, insights and practical knowledge you need to move forward confidently in your career. As well as working with individuals, we have partnered with aircraft manufacturers, government authorities, agencies and corporate entities to facilitate training and development.


Message from the CEO

In all we do, we’re guided by our desire to enhance and build an academy of world-class standards. By working together with uncompromising professionalism, and in an environment that encourages collaboration, inclusiveness, and mutual respect and support, we guide and mentor you—helping you fulfil your ambitions and aspirations in an international professional environment.


Geraldine Welby-cooke

CEO: Alt. Academy

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Alt. Academy
+27 11 393 7837
Fortress St & Whirlwind St
Rhodesfield, Kempton Park, 1619

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  • Geraldine Welby-cooke Geraldine Welby-cooke
    CEO Alt. Academy

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