NBA designed, constructed and project managed the VUMA! Portal project which has been running successfully for over three years. The core purpose of the VUMA! Portal is to provide university students with support in adjusting to university, including study skills, writing skills, life skills and careers/job skills support. The online space is an interactive one that gives students the opportunity to engage with their peers on various aspects of their personal and university lives. Working together with technical and other contractors, the Skills Zone project was conceptualized as the heart of the VUMA! Portal. Through the Skills Zone NBA has created a vibrant and flexible online learning space for students focused on strengthening and building critical skills in priority areas. Developing and bringing together a collection of suitable open source learning materials, a coherent learning package has been created in the form of 20 – 45 minute tutorials. This project can be accessed at www.vuma.ac.za.