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Admission Criteria for the Higher Certificate in Project Management

Admission Criteria for the Higher Certificate in Project Management

Admission criteria for prospective students who matriculated prior to and including 2007:

  • Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent.
  • Students over the age of 23 years who did not achieve a Matric certificate and have completed Grade 11 plus have more than 10 years related work experience, must apply to HESA (www.hesa.org.za) for full or conditional exemption.

Admission criteria for prospective students who matriculated and exited the school system as of 2008:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC), National Certificate Vocational (NCV) or equivalent.
  • The student must have met the minimum requirements for admission to a higher certificate programme at a higher education institution.
  • English Language or Literature in English must be one of the subjects
  • Students over the age of 23 years who did not achieve a Matric certificate and have completed Grade 11 plus have more than 10 years related work experience, must apply to HESA (www.hesa.org.za) for full or conditional exemption.

* No credit transfers for modules will apply for RPL. RPL will only apply for access to programmes

Purpose:

The purpose of the programme is to provide students qualifying with a certificate with a broad but complete knowledge of Project Management, as well as business concepts, and to guide students through the entry level application of these concepts

The purpose of this qualification is to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to perform project management functions at the foundation level in an organisation. This qualification affords students the opportunity to develop essential competencies needed to manage projects effectively. Upon completion of the qualification, students will be able to perform the following competencies:

  • Identify and apply legislation and organisational policies and procedures relevant to the core processes appropriately to a given situation.
  • Evaluate a project to develop the scope of work, provide accurate cost estimates and to plan the various activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of risk management analysis techniques that identify the factors that put a project at risk and to quantify the likely effect of risk on project timescales.
  • Identify the resources required for a project and to produce a work plan and resource schedule.
  • Distinguish between the different types of projects and follow the stages needed to negotiate an appropriate contract, and develop a project plan and change control systems to integrate the various project elements.
  • Identify best practice relevant to operational responsibilities in terms of monitoring and evaluation.