Diploma in Information Technology

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National Certificate Programmes

Overview

Our national certificate programmes offer an affordable option to quickly launch your IT career. They also serve as a stepping stone into one of our other programmes if you did not meet the necessary entry requirements.

Accredited by MICT SETA and aligned on the NQF with the South African Qualifications Authority, these certificates are created in line with our mission to promote gainful employment by training young people to understand, use and apply IT in effective, efficient and ethical ways.

As purely vocational programmes, these certificates are designed to provide you with the immediate, hands-on, specialised knowledge, necessary to quickly enter industry. You will be given practical training in solving operational business problems in the areas of systems hardware, networking, security and database components. You will also gain the theoretical knowledge to design, develop, test and document software solutions, including object-orientated programming, used in today’s business environment.


National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)

  • Location: Tshwane Campus, Ekurhuleni Campus, Nelson Mandela Bay Campus
  • Duration: 1 years
  • NQF level: Level 5
  • Credits: 131
  • SAQA ID: 48872

Entry requirements: A National Senior Certificate (NQF4) with a higher certificate endorsement


On completion of this qualification you will possess a specialised set of skills that will allow you to enter the working world with confidence. You will have a solid grasp of computer industry concepts and be able to work in areas of systems development with intermediate technical difficulty. This qualification provides entry into the areas of systems development at NQF level 5. It will provide you with the necessary undergraduate foundation to further your studies in the IT field at a higher education level.

National Certificate: Information Technology (Database Development)

  • Location: Tshwane Campus, Ekurhuleni Campus, Nelson Mandela Bay Campus
  • Duration: 1 years
  • NQF level: Level 6
  • Credits: 120
  • SAQA ID: 71850


Entry requirements: A relevant certificate at NQF level 5


The amount of data in the world is increasing at an exponential rate. The emergence of ‘big data’ has completely transformed how companies do business and the way they understand their customers, with companies using large volumes of data to identify trends and patterns and predict future consumer behaviour. With the above in mind, it is not surprising that the demand for skilled data experts with advanced database skills is on the increase. This qualification will provide you with these skills, allowing you to quickly find employment and thrive in today’s business environment. The knowledge and skills you gain will equip you to complete complex tasks and procedures in office technology.

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