Business Studies


Human Resource Management (N4,N5,N6)

Full-Time I Course Type: National Qualification

Make a profession from your passion for people and enhance the organisational environment with a National N Diploma Human Resource Management

Why this course is perfect for you?

Are you people and process driven? Would you like to be a part of a core team that empowers and contributes to an organisation and its staff? Then a Diploma in Human Resource Management is a suitable career path for you.

As a human resource professional, you will be the key driver of important employee policies and practices within an organisation. Your main focus will be staffing, employee performance management, training and development of employees, reward and compensation as well as maintaining reputable employee relationships. These fundamental functions contribute to the overall employee satisfaction, and more importantly helps the company to operate effectively and efficiently.

Through the Diploma in Human Resource Management you will be able to acquire these skills by covering the following subjects, Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Management Communication, Computer Practice, Personnel Management and training and Labour Relations.

Within the modern business landscape, organisations have given priority to hiring skilled individuals to manage their employees, thus opening interesting and exciting opportunities for those who wish to pursue an education in this field.

How to get in?

Registering for the National N Diploma in Human Resource Management is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in a form, or pop into our campus where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.

Requirements:

  • Senior Certificate
  • National Senior Certificate
  • Relevant Nated Qualification.

Time you will spend on the course

You can complete the diploma in 2 years with 18 months in-service training. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

Course content and modules

Human Resource Management N4

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Intro to Computer Practice N4
  • Personnel Management N4

Human Resource Management N5

  • Personnel Management N5
  • Personnel Training N5
  • Labour Relations N5
  • Public Relations N5

Human Resource Management N6

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Personnel Management N6
  • Personnel Training N6
  • Labour Relations N6

Careers you’d be great at

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Labour Relations Manager
  • Industrial Relations Manager
  • Recruitment Agent
  • Personnel Manager

The strength in your qualification

Certificates and Diplomas are conferred by the Department of Higher Education and Training. All qualifications are nationally recognised by industry and universities.

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a National Certificate at each Level N4, N5, N6 and a National N Diploma in Human Resource Management (on completion of N4-N6 and 18 months in-service training).


 NATIONAL N-DIPLOMA: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

(INCLUDES N4 – N6 CERTIFICATES)

CAREER VIDEOS

The foundation of this course lies in Entrepreneurship. The candidate that would make a success of this course and a career in Business Management is the person that is motivated to start their own business. They have tenacity (the “bulldog-mentality” of not letting go), endurance and the will and enthusiasm to succeed.

The National N-Diploma: Business Management includes the N4 – N6 Certificates that enable students to use the business skills and knowledge learned to pursue a career in Entrepreneurship, run their own businesses, or work in a retail, wholesale or generic management environment.

Career Options

What will I be qualified as once I’ve completed this course?

  • Entrepreneurship / start and run your own business
  • General Management
  • Salesperson

What will I be able to do?

  • Draw up a business plan in order to start your own business
  • General management roles within any industry, but mostly the Wholesale and Retail industry
  • Sell products and services

In which industries will I be able to work?

The variety of industries in which you could work is very wide. All industries need people to sell their products and/or services. Most candidates find positions in Wholesale and Retail, but also in the Insurance and Banking Industry. The ultimate would of course be to start your own small/micro enterprise and build that up so that you could become the employer of people.

What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?

Achieving the necessary entry requirements at academic level during this course will enable you to continue studying in a business-related field of study. This can be done by completing your National N-Diploma at a TVET College, or studying towards a specific business qualification at an institution of Higher Education, such as a University or University of Technology, based on your academic achievements meeting their specific admission requirements.

Programme Structure

What will I be studying during this course?

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT N4 (6 MONTHS)

  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT N5 (6 MONTHS)

  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management N5
  • Sales Management N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N5

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT N6 (6 MONTHS)

  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5
  • Public Relations N6

Note: After completing the N6 Certificate, students need to complete 18 months of practical experience in their area of study to obtain a National N-Diploma.

Admission Requirements

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

  • Grade 12 or an equivalent qualification

Candidates are expected to pass a short literacy (English) assessment before acceptance into this course. The medium of teaching in this course is English and students must be able to speak and write English.

Duration

  • 6 months per level full-time (3 semesters to complete up to N6 level)
  • 18 months practical experience
  • Enrolment in January and July

(Part-time – Depends on amount of students)


NATIONAL N-DIPLOMA: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (INCLUDES N4 – N6 CERTIFICATES)

This qualification is designed to encourage access to the accounting profession. It is offered to those candidates who would like to enter the world of finance as their career.

Career Options

What will I be qualified as once I’ve completed this course?

• Act as support for a Chartered Accountant in a large firm

• Accountant for a small firm

• Accounting Technician/Clerk

• Bookkeeper

• Debtors/Creditors Clerk

• Payroll Administrator

• Assistant to a Cost Accountant

• Internal Auditor Clerk

What will I be able to do?

• Financial accounting

• Bookkeeping

• Payroll administration (salaries and wages)

In which industries will I be able to work?

You will be able to work in any industry.

What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?

Achieving the necessary entry requirements at academic level during this course will enable you to continue studying in a business-related or finance-related field of study. This can be done by studying towards a specific business qualification at an institution of Higher Education, such as a University or University of Technology, based on your academic achievements meeting their specific admission requirements. Should you not wish to continue studying once you’ve completed this qualification, you will be able to work towards promotion within your career by working within your field of study and gaining experience within the industry. You would also be able to start and manage your own small business. As with any other career, you would need to work very hard to prove your skills and abilities, be dedicated and be prepared to continue learning throughout your career.

Programme Structure

What will I be studying during this course?

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT N4 (6 MONTHS)

• Financial Accounting N4

• Computerised Financial Systems N4

• Entrepreneurship N4

• Management Communication N4

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT N5 (6 MONTHS)

• Financial Accounting N5

• Computerised Financial Systems N5

• Entrepreneurship N5

• Cost & Management Accounting N5

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT N6 (6 MONTHS)

• Financial Accounting N6

• Computerised Financial Systems N6

• Entrepreneurship N6

• Cost & Management Accounting N5

Note: All final exams are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training. After completing the N6 Certificate, students need to complete 18 months of practical experience in their area of study to obtain a National N-Diploma.

Admission Requirements

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

Grade 12 or an equivalent qualification with Accounting

Candidates are expected to pass a short literacy (English) assessment before acceptance into this course. The medium of teaching in this course is English and students must be able to speak and write English. Candidates may also be asked to attend an accounting assessment.

Duration

• 6 months per level full-time (3 semesters to complete up to N6 level)

• 18 months practical experience

• Enrolment in January and July (Part-time – Depends on amount of students)


NATIONAL N-DIPLOMA: MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT (INCLUDES N4 – N6 CERTIFICATES)

The Management Assistant Diploma provides opportunities to access typist, office administration, secretarial, receptionist and personal assistant careers. The person that will make a success of a career in administration or as management assistant is a person that is organised and methodical.

This course consists of an N4 Certificate, N5 Certificate and N6 Certificate. After completing the N6 Certificate students need to submit proof of 18 months experience in industry/practical in order to qualify for the National N-Diploma.

Career Options

What will I be qualified as once I’ve completed this course?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Data Capturer
  • Management Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Personal Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Typist

What will I be able to do?

  • Data capturing
  • Manage office administrative duties
  • Secretarial work

In which industries will I be able to work?

All industries need a person to assist with the admin, type the letters, run their office, etc. This is a person that is sought after in all industries – small and large.

What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?

Achieving the necessary entry requirements at academic level during this course will enable you to continue studying in a business-related field of study. This can be done by completing your National N-Diploma at a TVET College, or studying towards a specific business qualification at an institution of Higher Education, such as a University or University of Technology, based on your academic achievements meeting their specific admission requirements.

Programme Structure

What will I be studying during this course?

MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT N4 (6 MONTHS)

  • Communication N4
  • Office Practice N4
  • Introductory Information Processing N4
  • Computer Practice N4

MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT N5 (6 MONTHS)

  • Communication N5
  • Office Practice N5
  • Information Processing N4
  • Computer Practice N5

MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT N6 (1ST – 6 MONTHS)

  • Communication N6
  • Office Practice N6
  • Information Processing N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Information Processing N6 (In order to work towards a National N-Diploma, you must complete Information Processing N6)

Admission Requirements

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

  • Grade 12 or an equivalent qualification
  • Students with competency in Compu Typing, Typing, Information Processing or Computer Application Technology (CAT) will receive preference.

Candidates are expected to pass a short literacy (English) assessment before acceptance into this course. The medium of teaching in this course is English and students must be able to speak and write English.

Duration

  • 6 months per level full-time (3 semesters to complete up to N6 level; 1 semester to complete Information Processing N6)
  • 18 months practical experience
  • Enrolment in January and July

National N Diploma: Marketing Management

Full-Time I SAQA ID: 66872 (N4); 66952 (N5); 66996 (N6) I Course Type: National Qualification

Strategic thinkers that can sell ice to an Eskimo will improve their career prospects with the National N Diploma in Marketing.

Why this course is perfect for you?

Are you a great communicator? Can you identify trends and convince others to do something with creative flair? If so, a rewarding career in the field of Marketing Management awaits you.

Marketing is an important function that brings a company and its clients closer together by showing customers how products or services will benefit their lives. In order for any company to be successful, they need a Marketing Manager to develop creative advertising that will influence people to buy and increase their revenue. Thus marketing lies at the heart of a business’s success.
As a Marketing Manager, you will be in charge of promoting products, and tracking the success of your strategies across a variety of different mediums, including TV, radio, billboards, flyers, magazines, SMS’s, and social media; all while ensuring that the approach you take is right for that business based on their budget and target customer.

Excellent communication skills is an important quality for a Marketing Manager, as you will be responsible for managing teams of people that include Copywriters, Graphic Designers, Brand Architects and Digital Strategists. Through the National N Diploma in Marketing you will cover modules in marketing management, research, communication and business that will help you successfully market yourself in your future career.

How to get in?

Registering for the National N Diploma in Marketing Management is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an enquiry form or pop into our campuse where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.

Requirements:

One of the following:

  • Senior Certificate
  • National Senior Certificate
  • Relevant Nated Qualification

Time you will spend on the course

This is a two-year course with 18 months in-service training. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your National N Diploma.

MODULES

Marketing Management N4

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Intro to Computer Practice N4
  • Marketing Management N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Intro to Accounting N4

Marketing Management N5

  • Sales Management N5
  • Marketing Management N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5

Marketing Management N6

  • Sales Management N6
  • Marketing Management N6
  • Marketing Research N6
  • Marketing Communication N6

 

Careers you’d be great at

  • Salesman
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Marketing Communications Expert
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Advertiser
  • Promotions Manager

The strength in your qualification

  • Certificates and Diplomas are conferred by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a:

  • National Certificate at each Level N4, N5, N6
  • National N Diploma in Marketing Management (on completion of N4-N6 and 18 months in-service training)

 National N Diploma: Public Management

Full-Time I Course Type: National Qualification

Become a leading decision maker in government and help improve the effectiveness of public services with a National N Diploma in Public Management

Why this course is perfect for you?

Do you have a keen interest in government policies and programmes? Would you like to be the key driver behind the solutions to some of society’s challenges? Then a National N Diploma in Public Management is suitable for you.

Public Management is concerned with the study of government, its processes, structures, and functions, as well as the way in which society is managed.  The scope of the field covers a diverse range of topics from environmental to social issues. As a public manager you will be responsible for leading, developing and implementing policies and legislation and managing city budgets with the aim of providing for the needs of the public. Public managers will therefore need to think critically and have strong analytical and communication skills.

The Diploma in Public Management will provide you with sufficient skills to manage many functions within the government with subjects in management communication, public law, public finance and Municipal administration. The Public Management diploma should thus be a definite choice for those looking to give back to their community by solving difficult problems.

How to get in?

Registering for the National N Diploma in Public Management it is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an enquiry form, or pop into our campus where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.

Requirements:

  • Senior Certificate
  • National Senior Certificate
  • Relevant Nated Qualification

Time you will spend on the course

You can complete the diploma in 2 years with 18 months in-service training. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

Course content and modules

Public Management N4

Management Communication N4
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
Intro to Computer Practice N4
Public Administration N4
Introductory Accounting N4

Public Management N5

Public Finance N5
Municipal Administration N5
Public Relations N5
Public Administration N5

Public Management N6

Public Administration N6
Public Finance N6
Municipal Administration N6
Public law N6

Careers you’d be great at

  • Public Sector General Manager
  • Public Sector Administration Manager
  • Public Sector Human Resource Manager
  • National, Provincial and Local Government Administrator

The strength in your qualification

Certificates and Diplomas are conferred by the Department of Higher Education and Training. All qualifications are nationally recognised by industry and universities.

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a National Certificate at each Level N4, N5, N6 and a National N Diploma in Public Management (on completion of N4-N6 and 18 months in-service training).


National N Diploma: MEDICAL SECRETARY N4-N6 NQF L6

Minimum Duration : Three Years

First 18 months – Theoretical studies

Second 18 months – Practical work experience/Internship

A Medical Secretary is usually the ‘face’ of the practice and the first person a patient sees when arriving for their appointment. Medical Secretaries have the very important job of making sure the practice is in good running order and that everything runs smoothly and effectively. A Medical Secretary will need to learn medical terminology and have a basic understanding of the different procedures. This programme is a National N Diploma

Career Opportunities:

-Medical Office Administrative Assistant

-Medical Practice Manager

-Medical Stenographer

-Medical Transcriptionist

-Pathology Secretary

-Patient Care Secretary

Admission Requirements: N4 Level:

1) National Certificate (Matric) or its equivalent qualification with a pass in the following subject:

English Language level 3 (40% above)
Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy level 3 (40% above) Economics level 3 (40% above)
Any of the following: Accounting level 3 (40% above) Business Studies level 3 (40% above)

DIRECT ADMISSION INTO:
N5 level: Have successfully passed N4 in the same field of studies
N6 level: Have successfully passed N5 in the same field of studies

N4
Medical Practice

Communication

Office Practice

Information Processing

N5
Computer Practice

Information Processing

Communication

Office Practice

N6
Information Processing

Communication

Medical Practice

Office Practice

Entrepreneurship & Business Mgmt. N4


National N Diploma: Public Relations

Full-Time I Course Type: National Qualification

Outspoken wordsmiths who have a flair for communicating and building strategic relationships can ­pursue a career with a National Diploma in Public Relations

Why this course is perfect for you?

Are you a connection cultivator with an adventurous attitude and persuasive edge? Can you communicate creatively and have a keen interest in public platforms? Then a career in public relations awaits you.

Public Relations involves the management of an organisations communication regarding a product or service, to its external public through various traditional and modern platforms including, print, radio, digital, video, TV, and social media. As a public relations professional you will be responsible for communicating messages that reinforce the organisations positive reputation in the market as well as build strong relationships with its public.

This ever-changing and dynamic field also encompasses an interesting and exciting mix of marketing, where you will be able to use your creativity to execute PR campaigns, events and conferences to market the organisation. Through this Diploma in Public Relations, you will be able to learn important PR principles within the following subjects, office practice, information processing, communication, legal practice, marketing and business management. Once you have gained your qualification in this demanding career you would have acquired the right tools to pursue a successful profession in both corporate and non-profit organisations.

How to get in?

Registering for the National Diploma in Public Relations is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an enquiry form, or pop into our campus where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.

Requirements:

  • Senior Certificate
  • National Senior Certificate
  • Relevant Nated Qualification

Time you will spend on the course

This is a two-year full time course with 18 months in service training. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.

Public Relations N4

  • Office Practice N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Communication N4
  • Marketing Management N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4

Public Relations N5

  • Office Practice N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Communication N5

Public Relations N6

  • Office Practice N6
  • Public Relations N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Legal Practice N5

Careers you’d be great at

  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Events coordinator
  • PR Account Manager
  • PR Account Supervisor
  • Communications Assistant
  • Media Coordinator

The strength in your qualification

Certificates are awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training. All qualifications are nationally recognised by industry and universities

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will receive a National Certificate at each level N4, N5, N6 and a National N Diploma in Public Relations on completion the N4-N6 and 18 months in-service training.


 National Diploma: Legal Secretary

 

Course Introduction

This qualification has been developed to enable learners who are particularly interested and talented in an occupational / vocational area to develop competencies as a legal secretary, which will enable them either to study further or to be employed and be productive in the sector at entry level and/or second tier level. This qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.

Course Contents

N6 LEGAL SECRETARY (SAQA ID 66880) 

  • Legal Practice N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Office Practice N6
  • Computer Practice N4

After completing the N6 Certificate, students need to complete 18 months of practical experience in their area of study to obtain a National N Diploma.

N4 LEGAL SECRETARY (SAQA ID 66883) 

  • Office Practice N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Introductory Information Processing N4
  • Communication N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4

N5 LEGAL SECRETARY (SAQA ID 66959)

  • Information Processing N5
  • Office Practice N5
  • Legal Practice N5
  • Communication N5

Course Prospects

Successful students will gain the knowledge and skills to update, upskill and/or continue with education and training in related occupations. Please enquire at the nearest Damelin Correspondence College branch for the prospectus containing information with regard to further studies.

Programme Duration

You should be able to complete this course within 24 months.

Entrance Requirements

Learners need one of the following:

  • A National Senior Certificate;
  • A Senior Certificate;
  • An FETC; or
  • An N3 qualification in the relevant specialisation area.

Student Assessment

The Department of Higher Education and Training is the examining body for these courses. At the end of your studies, you will have to write an external examination set up by the DHET. To qualify to write the exam, you must submit all of your assignments to Damelin Correspondence College before the closing dates, so that we can generate a predicate mark for you.

You will have to register and write your exams at a FET College Exam Centre. You will have to pay an exam fee at the specific FET College, which is not included in your course fee. You are responsible for registering for your exams and for securing your exam venue at a FET College. You are also responsible for confirming the dates of your exams with the FET College, BEFORE the registration cut off dates for the exams.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the N4+N5+N6 National Certificates and the relevant 18 months practical workplace learning, the learner will be awarded the National N Diploma Level 6 from the Department of Education.