Prospectus 2021 Technical, Vocational, Education and Training - Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

 
Prospectus 2021 Technical, Vocational, Education and Training - Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology
Prospectus 2021
Technical, Vocational,
Education and Training
Prospectus 2021 Technical, Vocational, Education and Training - Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology
Prospectus 2021 Technical, Vocational, Education and Training - Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology
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                          1990               PC Training & Business College
                                            founded in Tongaat, focused
                                           initially on training people on
                                           PC skills for business

             1990–2000                    Established 5 Higher Education sites
                                         in Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria,
                                         Cape Town and Bloemfontein

            2000–2002                   Expansion of education clusters
                                        around main CBD areas

                   2012               Introduction of Tablet PC’s
                                      and tech-driven interface

               2013                  Establishment of
                                     Distance Learning division

             2015                   Expanded course offering to 124
                                    accredited courses across Higher
                                   Education and Technical, Vocational,
                                   Education and Training

            2016                   Group (PC Training & Business College)
                                  rebranded as Richfield Graduate Institute
                                 of Technology to enable expansion of
                                 brand and course offerings

        2017                 Richfield acquires
                             AAA School of Advertising
                            +
                            Richfield named “Best Regional College”
                           at the International Socrates Awards:
                           Oxford England

     2018                 Ninety One (Investec Asset Management)
                          controlling stake in Richfield Holdings

     2019             Postgraduate Programmes Accreditation

 2020                Successful academic year despite the
                     Covid-19 pandemic

 2020               MBA Accreditation
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Prospectus 2021 Technical, Vocational, Education and Training - Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology
Contents
International Recognition and Awards                                       2
Statutory Disclosure                                                       4
Institutional Leadership and Management                                    6
International Associates and Partners                                      7
Curriculum Innovation, Design and Development Forum                        8
Uniqueness of Richfield Campuses                                           11
World Class Technology                                                     14
Digital Libraries                                                          15
Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET)                        16
TVET Faculty NATED Engineering Qualifications                              17
National Certificate Electrical Engineering N1-N3                          18
National Certificate Electrical Engineering N4-N6                          19
National Certificate Mechanical Engineering N4-N6                          20
National Certificate Chemical Engineering N4-N6                            21
National Certificate Civil Engineering N4-N6                               22
TVET NATED Business Qualifications                                         23
National Certificate Business Management N4-N6                             24
National Certificate Educare N4-N6                                         25
National Certificate Hospitality and Catering Services N4-N6               26
National Certificate Tourism N4-N6                                         27
National Certificate Public Management N4-N6                               28
National Certificate Human Resource Management N4-N6                       29
National Certificate Marketing Management N4-N6                            30
National Certificate Management Assistant N4-N6                            31
National Certificate Public Relations N4-N6                                32
National Certificate Financial Management N4-N6                            33
SETA Qualifications Business Studies                                       34
FETC Generic Management (NQF 4)                                            36
National Certificate Business Administration Services (NQF 3)              37
FETC Business Administration Services (NQF 4)                              38
FETC New Venture Creation (NQF 4)                                          40
MICT SETA Qualifications Information Technology                            41
National Certificate End User Computing (NQF 3)                            42
FETC Information Technology Systems Development (NQF 4)                    43
FETC Information Technology Technical Support (NQF 4)                      44
National Certificate Information Technology: Systems Development (NQF 5)   45
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National Certificate Information Technology: Systems Support (NQF 5)                46
FETC Advertising (NQF 4)                                                            47
National Certificate Advertising (NQF 5)                                            48
National Certificate Information Technology: Interactive Media (NQF 5)              49
FETC Information Technology: Design Foundation (NQF 4)                              50
National Certificate Design Techniques (NQF 5)                                      51
National Certificate Professional Cookery (NQF 4)                                   52
FETC Hospitality Reception (NQF 4)                                                  53
Accounting and Financial Services                                                   54
Certificate Office Administration (NQF 5)                                           56
Higher Certificate Office Administration (NQF 5)                                    57
Diploma Office Administration (NQF 6)                                               58
National Certificate Bookkeeping (NQF 3)                                            59
National Diploma Financial Accounting (NQF 6)                                       60
National Diploma Technical Financial Accounting (NQF 5)                             61
FETC Bookkeeping (NQF 4)                                                            62
Faculty of Public Management and Local Government                                   63
National Certificate Ward Committee Governance (NQF 2)                              64
TVET Faculty of Education                                                           65
FETC Occupationally-Directed Education Training and Development Practices (NQF 4)   66
National Certificate ODETDP (NQF 5)                                                 68
National Certificate ODETDP (NQF 6)                                                 69
National Certificate ABET Practice (NQF 5)                                          70
QCTO Occupational Qualifications                                                    71
Occupational Certificate School Principal (School Manager) (NQF 6)                  72
Occupational Certificate Community Development Practitioner (NQF 5)                 74
Occupational Certificate Community Development Worker (NQF 4)                       76
Occupational Certificate ECD Practitioner (NQF 4)                                   78
Occupational Certificate Office Administrator (NQF 5)                               80
Occupational Certificate Chef (NQF 5)                                               82
Short Learning Programmes                                                           84
TVET Division 2021 Academic Calendar                                                86
ICB Matrix                                                                          88
SETA Qualifications Matrix                                                          90
NATED Qualifications Matrix                                                         92
Campuses registered with the Department of Further Education and Training           94
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International Recognition and Awards
    from the USA, Italy, Switzerland and the UK

    2018 – PMR AFRICA, Diamond Arrow Award – 1st Overall IT Training Institution

    2017 – Winner of The TOPCO National Business Of The Year Award

    2017 – Winner of two prestigious international awards in Rome from Otherways’
            Association of Management and Consulting – France:
            •	Global Award for Perfection, Quality and Ideal Performance;
            •	Green Era Global Award for Sustainability.

    2017 – Academic Union, London, UK, having admitted Richfield as Global Member, AU has
            awarded the Institution’s CEO, Jay Ramnundlall, the status of Honourable Professor
            of the Academic Union, Oxford, UK, with admission to the Club of Rectors of Europe
            and the International Socrates Nomination Committee.

    2017 – Standard Bank Institutional Recognition for “Outstanding Achievements in the field
            of Education”

    2016 – International Socrates Awards: Oxford, England – ‘Best Enterprises’and ‘Best
            Manager of the Year’ Award,

    2016 – PMR Africa, Diamond Arrow Award:
           Best IT Training Institution: 1st overall for doing most in the education sector and for
           stimulating economic growth and development in KwaZulu-Natal.

    2016 – South African National Business Award – First Place in the Category – Investor in
            People.

    2015 – Winner of the Century International Quality ERA Gold Awards for:
           •	Impressive Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – increasing the rate of employability
              of students
           •	Promoting Technology – providing students with free access to high-tech devices
              with NO additional cost
           •	Creating a ‘green’ culture which benefits the environment, encouraging students
              and educators to move away from excessive use of paper and printing

    2015 – PMR AFRICA, Diamond Arrow Award – Leaders and Achievers Catergory

    2015 – Finalist of the Kwa-Zulu National Top Business Awards for being the Leading Brand
            in Kwa-Zulu Natal

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2015 – Finalist in the Platinum Technology International Award for Quality and Excellence

2015 – Finalist in the Oliver Empowerment Awards for the Top Empowered Male Leader of
        the Year Award

2014 – PMR Africa Winner of the Diamond Arrow Award in the Business Sector for:
       •	Business Sector for Economic Growth and Development
       • Managerial expertise
       • Corporate governance
       • Brand awareness
       • Levels of innovation

2013 – CEO: Finalist African Access National Business Awards – Top Businessman of the
        year Category

2013 – Winner of the Best Computer Training Institute/College in the Reader’s Choice
        “Best of the Best” Pretoria News Awards.

2013 – Finalist in four categories of the African Access National Business Awards:
       • Investing in People Award
       • Innovation through Technology Award
       • Customer Focus Award
       • Corporate Citizenship Award

2012 – Winner of the Top Gender Empowered Company in the Business, Education and
        Training Category

2012 – Winner of the FNB/Kwa-Zulu National Top Business Portfolio Awards in the Social
        & Community Services Sector

2012 – Finalist in four categories of the African Access National Business Awards:
       • Investing in People Award
       • Innovation through Technology Award
       • Customer Focus Award
       • Business, Education and Training Award

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Statutory Disclosure

    Richfield Holdings: Group Statutory Information

    Richfield Holdings: Group Statutory Information
    Group holding company                                RZT Zelpy 4472 (Pty) Ltd
    Company registration number                          2005/032812/07
    Holding company                                      Richfield Holdings (Pty) Ltd
    Company registration number                          2004/034364/07
    Legal status                                         Private company
    Auditors                                             BDO South Africa
    Statutory directors
    N Marsh                                              MEng
    J Ramnundlall                                        BCom, MBA, SAIPA, TQM, ODETDP
    A Parsons                                            BA, LLB
    MM Shezi                                             Advanced Management Program (AMB) (Boston, USA),
                                                         Certificate of Insurance & Risk Management, Masters in
                                                         Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Science (BSC) in
                                                         Chemical Engineering.
    CJ Bradford                                          BA, Hons, Economics, Yale University
                                                         MBA, Stanford University
                                                         MA, Education, Stanford University
    Company Secretary
    JH Brink                                             BCom, BCompt Hons, CA (SA)

    Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

    Registered name                                    Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd
    Auditors                                           BDO South Africa
    Trading name                                       Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd
    Abreviated name                                    RGIT
    Company registration number                        2000/000752/07
    Legal status                                       Private company
    Statutory directors
    S Ferreira                                         BCom, MBA, GMP23
    S Ganas                                            BCom, BCom Hons
    S Chengadu                                         B.Ped, B.Ed, M.Ed, Executive MBA
    JH Brink                                           BCom, BCompt Hons, CA (SA)
    Prescribed officers
    B Waweru                                           BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
    N Marsh                                            MEng

     Main campus                             Corporate office                           Postal address
     292 Anton Lembede St,                   19 Crewkerne Place Office                  Private Bag X23
     Durban                                  Park, Somerset Park                        Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
     Tel: 031 304 9340                       Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
                                             Tel: 031 816 7300
    info@richfield.ac.za | richfield.ac.za
    Further details may be found in the student handbook, Institutional website,
    enrollment contract and are also preloaded on students’ Tablet PCs.

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PC Educational Holdings

Registered name                              PC Educational Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Auditors                                     BDO South Africa
Trading name                                 PC Educational Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Abreviated name                              PCED
Company registration number                  2002/009289/07
Legal status                                 Private company
Statutory directors
S Durga                                      BSC(Hons)
S Ganas                                      BCom, BCom Hons
S Chengadu                                   B.Ped, B.Ed, M.Ed, Executive MBA
JH Brink                                     BCom, BCompt Hons, CA (SA)
Prescribed officers
B Waweru                                     BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
N Marsh                                      MEng

 Main campus                     Corporate office                           Postal address
 292 Anton Lembede St,           19 Crewkerne Place Office                  Private Bag X23
 Durban                          Park, Somerset Park                        Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
 Tel: 031 304 9340               Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
                                 Tel: 031 816 7300
info@richfield.ac.za | richfield.ac.za
Further details may be found in the student handbook, Institutional website,
enrollment contract and are also preloaded on students’ Tablet PCs.

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Institutional Leadership and Management

    Stefan Ferreira                       Thembisile Mkhize
    BCom, MBA, GMP23                      ODETDP Level 5, BBA, Services Seta
    Chief Executive Officer               Assessor and Moderator
                                          Program Manager – Business Studies
    Shireen Chengadu
    B.Ped, B.Ed, M.Ed, executive MBA      Trishen Govender
    Group CAO                             National Diploma: Biotechnology,
                                          BTech: Biotechnology
    John Brink                            Program Manager NATED Qualifications
    BCom, BCompt Hons, CA (SA)
    Group CFO                             Geraldine Naicker
                                          Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology
    Adam Kelly                            & Management), Hons in Psychology,
    ACMA, CGMA, BCom                      ODETDP Level 5, PGCE Intermediate,
    Group Sales Director                  Senior Program Manager Nated
                                          Qualification
    Elaine Ganas
    BCom, BCom Hons                       John Brink
    Chief HRD Officer                     BCom, BCompt Hons, CA (SA)
                                          Group CFO
    Ravika Sookraj
    MBA, BCom (Hons), BCom                Kegan Shunmugan
    Managing Director: HET Distance       BCom, ODETDP
    Learning                              Managing Director: HET Contact
    MBA Director
                                          Sholina Durga
    Mollina Devars                        BSc (Hons)
    ODETDP level 5, Dip in Datametrics,   Managing Director: TVET
    BSc, MICT SETA Assessor & Moderator
    Academic Manager                      Dr Stephen Akandwanaho
                                          PhD (CS), MIT, BSc (Hons)
    Calvin Dayachand                      Chief Academic Officer
    ODETDP level 5, Dip in Information
    Technology. Networks Essentials,      Dr Muni Kooblal
    MICT SETA Assessor                    BSc, B.Ed, HED, MPA, DAdmin
    Program Manager – IT                  Chief Academic Officer

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International Associates and Partners

Melissa Hathaway                Dr Sampan Silapanad
President: Hathaway             Western Digital
Global Strategies               Corporation, Thailand

Dr Vincenzo Costigliola         Prof Krista Rodriguez
President: Academic             Monroe Community
Union, Oxford, UK               College, USA

Prof Zal Phiroz                 Dr Gwendolyn Benson
e-Learning Instructor Harvard   Georgia State
University, USA                 University, USA

Lelethu Nkula                   Hon Steve Mbikayi
Senior Partner: Vodacom         DRC Minister of Education
Education Specialist            and Universities

Dr Fritz Pinnock                Ken Osei
Caribbean Maritime University   International Finance Corporation

Prof JP Nsabua                  Jan McCauley
Vice Chancellor:                State University of
University of Kinshasa, DRC     New York

Dr Praveen Mahodeb              Danny Ryan
JSS Academy,                    Coventry University, UK
Mauritius
                                Prof Sagadevan Mundree
Prof John WA Netting            Queensland University
Director General:               of Technology
Europe Business Assembly
                                Prof Prem Shamdasani
Dr Susan Lipford Ogletree       Co-Director, Stanford-NUS Executive
Georgia State                   Program in International Management &
University, USA                 Director, Marketing Strategy in a Digital
                                World. NUS Business School, National
                                University of Singapore

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Curriculum Innovation,
    Design and Development Forum

    Prof Louis Fourie                        Dr Gerald Thaver
    Ex DVC (KITS) Cape Peninsula             Training and Development, ABSA
    University of Technology
                                             Professor Mogamat Rashied Small
    Prof Ronnie Perumal                      Executive: Education, Training and
    Retired Dean ex University of            Membership: SAIPA
    Kwa-Zulu Natal
                                             Jay Ramnundlall
    Dr Jabu Mtshweni                         CEO Alpvest
    Director: Council for Scientific
    & Industrial Research (CSIR)             Mr Akash Sukdeo
                                             Mr Akash Sukdeo
    Dr. Kiru Pillay
    Chief Director of Information Services   Shahied Daniels
                                             Chief Executive at SAIPA – South African
    Prof. Tankiso Moloi                      Institute of Professional Accountants
    Research Prof: University
    of Johannesburg                          Nick Marsh
                                             Investec: Investment Principal, Africa
    Prof Manoj Maharaj                       Private Equity
    Research Professor – UKZN                Investec Asset Management

    Prof. Oludayo Olugbara                   Alistair Mokoena
    Professor of Computer Science            Head Google Africa
    and Information Technology, DUT
                                             Prof Sibu Moyo
    Professor Kuzvinetsa Dzvimbo             DVC Research, DUT
    Chief Executive Officer: Zimbabwe
    Quality Assurance Zimbabwe Council       Sibu Zondi
    for Higher Education                     Emerald Publishing

    Dr Strini Pillay                         Dr Upasana Singh
    International Relations: DUT             Senior Lecturer, UKZN

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Dr Sthembiso Ngubane                      Dr Vincent Kiberu
Unizululand                               Makerere University, Uganda

Nasirah Govindsamy                        Melissa Hathaway
Manager, MICT SETA                        President, Hathaway Global strategies
                                          LLC; ex Advisor to President Barak
Prof Des Parmanand                        Obama and George W Bush on national
Advocate                                  Cybersecurity

Steve Glendinning                         Prof Krista Rodriguez
HR Consultant                             RDA, RDH, MA, FADAA Monroe
                                          Community College in Rochester,
Ms Mariam Paul                            NY, USA.
Chief Director, Dept of Post
& Telecommunication                       Ravi Lachman
                                          Platech Technologies
Dr Gwenddolyn T Benson
Georgia State University                  Dr Craig Gokhale
                                          Lecturer, University of Zululand
Dr Susan Lipford Ogletree
Georgia State University                  Dr Kriyanka Moodley
                                          UKZN: Project Manager (Academia) ;
Mr. Torgbor Mensah                        Lecturer
President: Advertising Association
of Ghana (AAG)                            Prof. Serestina Viriri
                                          Professor, Computer Science,
Mr. Francis Dadzie                        University of KwaZulu-Natal
Executive Director: Advertising
Association of Ghana (AAG)                Dr Sanjay Ranjeeth
                                          Lecturer UKZN, PMB
Ms. Mansa Amoa-Awuah
Vice President: Advertising Association
of Ghana (AAG)
Saki Publicity Limited

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Front row: Dr Stephen Akandwanaho (Chief Academic Officer); Prof Thinus de Wet (MD: Strategic Insight);
     Dr Daniel M Madyira (Senior Lecturer, Engineering: UJ); Dr Thaver (Absa); Prof Tankiso Moloi (Research Prof: UJ);
     Logie Naidoo (Ex Deputy Mayor; Speaker of eThekwini Municipality); Prof Des Permanand (Advocate);
     Dr Kriyanka Moodley (Graduate School of Business: UKZN); Dr Ethel Abe (Postdoctoral Researcher: UKZN);
     Ms Ntombifuthi Radebe (Radio and TV Personality); Dr Muni Kooblal (Academic Registrar); Xolile Nomzamo Nene
     (HOD: HR Department)
     Back row: Dr Ankit Katrodia (Lecturer: UNW); Dr Carl Lodewicus Koekemoer (Ludi) (CEO of AAA);
     Dr Sibusiso Chalufu (Director: University of North West); Prof Louis Fourie (ex. DVC (KITS): Cape Peninsula
     University of Technology; Chair of Senate); Jay Ramnundlall (Director); Mr Daryl Wade Swanepoel (Progressive
     Business Forum); Dr Chidi Idi Eke (Lecturer, School of Management, IT and Governance: UKZN), Zanele Nkosi
     (HOD for SCM Department)

     The Curriculum Innovation, Design and                        other responsible stakeholders (commerce
     Development Committee (CIDD) comprises                       and industry, government, research
     subject matter academic experts from                         organisations, distance learning experts,
     public institutions, industry experts, and                   etc.) deliberate and decide on the structure
     practising professionals. The CIDD designs                   and content of a programme.
     and develops new programmes and reviews
     current programmes.                                          The CIDD meets twice a year in April and
                                                                  September. After the CIDD workshop, a
     The CIDD is an innovative and effective                      review is undertaken, where necessary, to
     strategy to assemble experts from diverse                    revise curriculum content, without serious
     backgrounds to develop curriculum,                           deviation from the accredited outcomes
     where information/feedback/inputs are                        or the level (NQF) of the module and
     also factored into teaching and learning                     programme. This process ensures that the
     and material development. A team of                          curriculum is updated, has cutting-edge
     academics (subject matter experts) and                       technology and is globally competitive.
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Uniqueness of Richfield Campuses

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you as a prospective student to one
of our country’s most pronounced and quality recognised institutions. Like
all progressive organisations, in planning the new academic year, we have
upgraded all our policies, frameworks, strategies and practices and reconfigured
them to provide you with a world-class learning experience. Some unique
aspects are highlighted below:

Vision                                           Learner Management System
“A global institution committed to quality,     The institution has migrated to the Moodle
  student satisfaction, leadership, creativity   Student Management System which is also
  and value innovation.”                         used by major universities in the world.
                                                 Students can directly access additional
Mission                                          learning content from the website.
“To facilitate and enhance quality teaching
  for learning, promoting research and           Benchmarking
  engaging the community, through                An active benchmarking strategy of our key
  innovative practices and emerging              processes, programmes and curricula with
  technologies achieving increased global        other private, public, national, international
  access, employment, entrepreneurial            and trade organisations is carried out in the
  opportunities and transformation.”             constant pursuit of excellence and continued
                                                 improvement.
World-Class Institution
The institution’s programmes have been           Relevant Curriculum
historically driven by demand in the             Developing and delivering curricula that
workplace. The National Master Scarce            are in line with industry and employer
Skills List for South Africa, provided by the    requirements are supported by an externally
Department of Labour as well as the SETA         represented Senate. In addition, academic
Sector Skills Plan, demands work-based           faculties and departments provide support
programmes that are geared towards               to all teaching for learning activities.
preparing students to find meaningful
employment in the ICT, commerce,                 Professional management
government and industry sectors.                 Teaching and learning expertise on each
                                                 campus, together with professional
Work Integrated Learning                         management, ensure that the learning
Included in the curriculum are compulsory        needs of students are met and that the
work-readiness skills and work integrated        quality of teaching for learning, assessment
learning programmes requiring appropriate        and research is continually improved
workplace assessments for all students,          and consistent at all campuses. Students
before awarding qualifications.                  are provided with a system of nationally
                                                 managed, standardised learning materials
                                                 and curriculum which are reviewed and

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upgraded annually. Learning materials are        Language Policy
     also preloaded on Tablet PCs, making them        The medium of instruction is English
     easily accessible.
                                                      Mode of Instruction
     Interactive Learning
                                                      Contact or distance depending on
     Small and manageable class sizes allow           programme.
     for interactive teaching for learning and
     provision of strategic supplementary classes     Student Financial Aid
     in smaller groups, targeting specific needs in
                                                      Students who require bursaries and financial
     student development.
                                                      aid are requested to write to the Bursary
                                                      Committee, Private Bag X23, Umhlanga
     Community Engagement
                                                      Rocks, 4320 or visit our website:
     An effective community engagement (CE)           richfield.ac.za
     strategy makes campuses more accessible
     to the communities. Joint projects and use of    Student Support Services
     institutional infrastructure for CE purposes
                                                      For complaints/grievances, students
     are encouraged.
                                                      must complete the Student Concerns
                                                      logbook to ensure satisfactory conclusion.
     International ISO 9001: 2015 and
                                                      Students may email student concerns to
     OHSAS 18001: 2007 Quality Standards              lc@richfield.ac.za
     The institution also holds to the
     ISO 9001: 2015 and OHSAS 18001: 2007             Code of Conduct
     internationally certified quality standards      Students are required to abide by the code
     for the provision of higher education and        of conduct, full details of which are covered
     training, distance and vocational technical      in our enrollment contract.
     studies, professional learning and skills
     programmes to international organisations        South African Regulatory Compliance
     and individuals.
                                                      In addition to the International Quality
                                                      Standards, the institution meets the
     Fees and Charges Including Refund(s) in
                                                      quality standards of the Council on Higher
     the Case of Cancellation or Withdrawal
                                                      Education, Department of Higher Education
     Students are advised to refer to the             and the South African Qualifications
     enrollment contract: terms and conditions        Authority.
     1.4 and 1.5 regarding cancellation or
     withdrawal.                                      Internet-Enabled Libraries
                                                      Access to internet-enabled libraries, that
     Student Enrollment Contract
                                                      offer full text electronic database downloads
     All students are to ensure that they have        for teaching and learning purposes, are
     signed and completed an enrollment               available to students.
     contract.

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Campus Social Life                                 Library and e-Library resources
All campuses have staff who are responsible        Richfield possesses a substantial academic
for work integrated learning, social               library collection of over 135 000 textbooks
and cultural activities and community              across its 30 libraries nationally. The library
engagement programmes. Social networks             subscribes to an increasing number of
using wi-fi connectivity and Tablet PCs            electronic journals (e-journals), electronic
are encouraged and freely available at all         books (e-books), electronic magazines
campuses.                                          (e-magazines) and electronic newspapers
                                                   (e-newspapers) from leading academic
Academic Infrastructure                            publishers such as ElsevierScience Direct,
The institution has state-of-the-art facilities    Emerald, Springer, World Advertising
and highly qualified academic and support          Research Center (WARC) and Worldwide
staff including a mix of foreign academic          Information Services – PressReader. Major
professionals who also provide scarce and          book publishers such as Cengage Learning,
critical skills.                                   Pearson Education, Wiley, McGraw-Hill,
                                                   Juta, Oxford and Lexis Nexis provide
Industry Engagement                                academic support to the institution.
                                                   The latest available textbooks are prescribed
Richfield has a dedicated team working
                                                   and kept in the libraries nationally.
closely with industry experts and thought
leaders, as well as key stakeholders in
                                                   Health and Wellness Policy
recruitment, and learning development to
ensure we develop cutting-edge curriculum          Students are to familiarise themselves with
that will in turn prioritise Richfield graduates   the institution’s health and wellness policy.
for employment.
                                                   Policy on Disability
Articulation of Qualification                      Students are to familiarise themselves with
The institution’s qualifications are               the institution’s policy on disability.
positioned on the National Qualification
Framework (NQF) and certain qualifications         Academic Agility
are also positioned on the new Higher              Despite Covid-19, the institution continued
Education Qualification Sub-Framework              the academic year without any teaching
(HEQSF). All qualifications have an                and learning disruptions.
occupational content and allow for vertical
and horizontal articulation.

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World Class Technology
     Success is at Your doorstep...

     Students who register for a Diploma,            All students have FREE access to the
     Degree or post grad qualification will          Richfield Website and Moodle platform.
     receive a Laptop with Windows 10.               The Tablet PC is compact, very lightweight
     This laptop fully supports all programming      and extremely easy to carry. Our tablets can
     languages utilised during the course and        easily fit into most backpacks. The learning
     comes with a 12-month warranty. You will        material also includes global podcasts of
     also gain access to our world-class campus-     experts’ opinions on pertinent subjects
     based Wi-Fi, e-libraries and our student        and provides online entry to the Integrated
     learner management system.                      Tertiary Software (ITS) and Moodle for
                                                     assignments, accounts information and
     All other students registering for other full   assessment results.
     Higher Education courses, such as Higher
     Certificate will receive a FREE Vodacom         Digital Libraries
     Tablet PC which includes limited warranty
     and storage, e-libraries and 100mb monthly      The institution subscribes to a number of
     data valid for 12 months.                       e-journals, e-cases, e-books, e-magazines
                                                     and e-newspapers from leading publishers
                                                     such as Elsevier ScienceDirect, Emerald
          Blended Learning:                          Publishing, SpringerNature, PressReader
          A holistic African Solution
                                                     and WARC Resources.

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                    RN                                 Migration to a Greener Planet
                               PO
                 ED LEA

                    Face-to-Face                       Student Centredness
                                 RT SYS

                     & Distance                        Moodle Learner Management System
                      Learning                         Tablet PC Integration
               ND

                      TE
                        M BLE                          Richlabs Digital Content Creation

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Digital Libraries

                                                The institution has perpetual access to the
PressReader offers unlimited digital access     Elsevier ScienceDirect e-book collection.
to over 4 000 top newspapers and more than      The e-book collection consists of the
3 000 magazines from around the world.          following subject areas:
Students choose from full-version, current-     •   Computer science, business,
day content in 60+ languages from more              management, hospitality and tourism,
than 100 countries.                                 finance, media technology, medicine
                                                    and dentistry
Students can enjoy reading the world’s
newspapers and magazines the way they
want to receive them – in downloads, online,
or on their mobile device, tablet or e-reader
– wherever they live, travel, work or play.
                                                Discover this unparalleled resource for
                                                accelerating research and learning for
                                                students, researchers and professionals.
                                                SpringerNature hosts the world’s largest
                                                collection of science, technology, humanities
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Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

     Richfield TVET division operates               be able to select a programme that best
     in the occupational qualifications             suits their employment opportunities.
                                                    The programmes for the business studies
     sub-framework to roll out national
                                                    NATED courses available are Educare,
     occupational qualifications to                 Public Management, Human Resource
     learners who want a trade or                   Management, Management Assistant,
     occupation. Technical and Vocational           Legal Secretary, Medical Secretary,
     Education and Training (TVET) equips           Business Management, Financial
                                                    Management, Marketing Management,
     them, not only with vocational skills,
                                                    Public Relations, Tourism and Hospitality,
     but with a broad range of knowledge,           and Catering Services.
     skills and attitudes that are now
     recognised as indispensable for                NATED programmes are delivered under
                                                    the auspices of the Department of Higher
     meaningful participation in work
                                                    Education and Training. The programmes
     and life.                                      consist of 18 months theoretical studies at
                                                    the college and 18 months relevant practical
     According to research, TVET students
                                                    application in workplaces. Engineering
     obtaining both theoretical and practical
                                                    studies range from N1 to N6 while Business
     training are preferred for employment
                                                    and Utility studies range from N4 to N6.
     by the engineering sector. The National
                                                    The ultimate goal of the NATED courses
     Accredited Technical Education Diploma
                                                    is to award the student studying the course
     (NATED) programmes include the
                                                    with an N6 Diploma.
     Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Chemical
     Engineering fields. Studies in Engineering     Technical and Vocational Education will
     provide opportunities in various sectors of    contribute to greater access to technical
     the economy and addresses the national         and vocational programmes in the Higher
     skills shortages and facilitates economic      Education band. The central question
     growth and development in the country.         contained in the White Paper (DHET:
                                                    2013) refers to how skills development can
     The acquisition of technical skills makes
                                                    support the creation of a development state.
     one more employable in the formal labour
                                                    Technical education will make an individual a
     market and also develops entrepreneurial
                                                    valuable asset to the changing technological
     skills across many disciplines.
                                                    global environment.
     The aim of the business studies NATED
     programmes is to equip learners with skills
     in general business practices. Learners will

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TVET Faculty
NATED Engineering
Qualifications

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National Certificate Electrical Engineering N1-N3
     (One Year)

     Rationale

     The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one trimester.
     After each trimester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We
     recommend continuing through all three levels and doing N4, N5 and N6 in order to qualify for
     the National Diploma. The National Diploma requires students to work for 24 months in the
     Electrical field before they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

     Period of delivery: three months per level (programme)

     Entry Level Requirements

                        N1                                        N2                                           N3

     • Grade 9 with Mathematics                 • N1 or equivalent                          • N2 or equivalent

     Modules by Trimester

                        N1                                        N2                                           N3

     •   Electrical Trade Theory                •   Electrical Trade Theory                 •   Electrotechnology
     •   Mathematics                            •   Mathematics                             •   Mathematics
     •   Engineering Science                    •   Engineering Science                     •   Engineering Science
     •   Industrial Electronics                 •   Industrial Electronics                  •   Industrial Electronics

     Articulation Options

                        N1                                        N2                                           N3

     This qualification has been designed to    This qualification has been designed to     This qualification has been designed to
     allow entry into the N2                    allow entry into the N3                     allow entry into the N4

     The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                               * DP 40%                                                   * Attendance Ratio 80%

     Career Paths

     •   Assistant Electrician
     •   Industrial Electronic Assistant
     •   Assistant Foreman
     •   Wireman
     •   Maintenance Assistant
     •   Electrical Entrepreneur
     •   Controller/Inspector
     •   Building Trade-related career

     Articulation to Certificate – Electrical Engineering: N4

     Completion of National Certificate: Electrical Engineering N1, N2 and N3 as above, serves as entrance to National
     Certificate N4 Electrical Engineering.

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National Certificate Electrical Engineering N4-N6
(One Year)

Rationale

The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one trimester.
After each trimester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We
recommend continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma.
The National Diploma requires students to work for 24 months in the Electrical field before
they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

Period of delivery: Three months per level (programme)

Entry Level Requirements

                   N4                                         N5                                          N6

• An appropriate National Certificate: • A National Certificate: N4:                   • A National Certificate: N5:
  N3: Engineering Studies                Electrical Engineering with four                Electrical Engineering with four
• Grade 12/Matric pass with 40% in       subjects passed                                 subjects passed
  Physics and Maths

Modules by Trimester

                   N4                                         N5                                          N6

•   Electrotechnics                        •   Electrotechnics                         •   Power Machines
•   Industrial Electronics                 •   Mathematics                             •   Industrial Electronics
•   Mathematics                            •   Power Machines                          •   Electrotechnics
•   Engineering Science                    •   Industrial Electronics                  •   Mathematics

Articulation Options

                   N4                                         N5                                          N6

This qualification has been designed to    This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma
allow entry into N5                        allow entry into N6

The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                             * DP 40%                                                * Attendance Ratio 80%

Career Paths

• Electrician                                                    • Millwright
• Electrotechnician                                              • Electrical Fitter/Engineer
• Master Technician                                              • Electrical Wireperson (Domestic Installation)

Learning Outcomes

• Evaluate and apply essential methods to technical operational systems.
• Analyse and apply acquired knowledge in performing the tasks and solving common problems.
• Gather and analyse relevant information, use data to apply theories and principles within Engineering-related
  situations.
• Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarise, classify, discuss and estimate application processes
  required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range
  of different contexts.
• Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory/management levels by presenting information
  reliably and accurately in spoken and written form.

National Diploma: Electrical Engineering

Completion of National Diploma: Electrical Engineering N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 24 months of practical experience in
a workplace leads to the National Diploma: Electrical Engineering.

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National Certificate Mechanical Engineering N4-N6
     (One Year)

     Rationale

     The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one trimester.
     After each trimester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We
     recommend continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma.
     The National Diploma requires students to work for 24 months in a Mechanical department
     before they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

     Period of delivery: three months per level (programme)

     Entry Level Requirements

                       N4                                        N5                                         N6

     • An appropriate National Certificate     • A National Certificate: N4:               • A National Certificate: N5:
       N3: Engineering Studies                   Mechanical Engineering with four            Mechanical Engineering with four
     • Grade 12/Matric pass with 40% in          subjects passed                             subjects passed
       Physics and Maths

     Modules by Trimester

                       N4                                        N5                                         N6

     •   Mechanotechnics                       •   Power Machines                          •   Power Machines
     •   Mathematics                           •   Mechanotechnics                         •   Mechanotechnics
     •   Engineering Science                   •   Mechanical Drawing and Design           •   Mathematics
     •   Mechanical Draughting                 •   Mathematics                             •   Mechanical Drawing and Design

     Articulation Options

                       N4                                        N5                                         N6

     This qualification has been designed to   This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma
     allow entry into N5                       allow entry into N6

     The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                              * DP 40%                                                   * Attendance Ratio 80%

     Career Paths

     •   Assistant Mechanical Engineer                             •   Mechanical Engineering Technician
     •   Auto Electrician                                          •   Motor Mechanic
     •   Boilermaker                                               •   Sheet metal Worker
     •   Diesel Mechanic                                           •   Tool Maker
     •   Fitter and Turner                                         •   Welder

     Learning Outcomes

     • Evaluate and apply essential methods to technical operational systems.
     • Analyse and apply acquired knowledge in performing the tasks and solving common problems
     • Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarise, classify, discuss and estimate application processes
       required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range
       of different contexts
     • Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory/management levels by presenting information
       reliably and accurately in spoken and written form

     National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering

     Completion of National Certificates: Mechanical Engineering N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 24 months of practical
     experience in a workplace leads to the National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

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National Certificate Chemical Engineering N4-N6
(One Year)

Rationale

The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one trimester.
After each trimester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We
recommend continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma.
The National Diploma requires students to work for 24 months in the Chemical field before
they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

Period of delivery: three months per level (programme)

Entry Level Requirements

                  N4                                        N5                                         N6

• An appropriate National Certificate: • A National Certificate: N4:                  • A National Certificate: N5:
  N3: Engineering Studies                Mechanical Engineering with four               Mechanical Engineering with four
• Grade 12/Matric pass with 40% in       subjects passed                                subjects passed
  Physics and Maths                    • Grade 12/Matric pass with 40% in             • Grade 12/Matric pass with 40% in
                                         Physics and Maths                              Physics and Maths

Modules by Trimester

                  N4                                        N5                                         N6

•   Mathematics                           •   Power Machines                          •   Power Machines
•   Engineering Science                   •   Mathematics                             •   Mathematics
•   Chemical Plant Operations             •   Chemical Plant Operations               •   Chemical Plant Operations
•   Chemistry                             •   Chemistry                               •   Chemical Technology

Articulation Options

                  N4                                        N5                                         N6

This qualification has been designed to   This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma
allow entry into N5                       allow entry into N6

The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                         * DP 40%                                                   * Attendance Ratio 80%

Career Paths

• Chemical Engineering                                        • Chemical Assistant
• Environmental Protection                                    • Lab Assistant

Learning Outcomes

• Identify, evaluate, formulate and solve processes related to technical and operational problems
• Design process equipment in order to modify existing sections of the plant
• Plan and implement the production of required products
• Plan and implement projects using project management tools and skills
• Have knowledge of the safety, health and environmental (SHE) impacts of chemical processing activities in order to
  identify the impacts and use measures to control these
• Use IT in the application of engineering methods, skills and tools

National Diploma: Chemical Engineering

Completion of National Certificates: Chemical Engineering N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 24 months of practical
experience in a workplace leads to the National Diploma in Chemical Engineering.

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National Certificate Civil Engineering N4-N6
     (One Year)

     Rationale

     The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one trimester.
     After each trimester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We
     recommend continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma.
     The National Diploma requires students to work for 24 months in a Civil Engineering
     department before they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

     Period of delivery: Three months per level (programme)

     Entry Level Requirements

                       N4                                        N5                                          N6

     • An appropriate National Certificate: • A National Certificate: N4: Civil            • A National Certificate: N5: Civil
       N3: Engineering Studies                Engineering or                                 Engineering or
     • Grade 12/Matric pass with 40% in     • An Equivalent Qualification                  • An Equivalent Qualification
       Physics and Maths

     Modules by Trimester

                       N4                                        N5                                          N6

     •   Building Administration               • Quantity Surveying                        • Quantity Surveying
     •   Quantity Surveying                    • Building and Structural                   • Building and Structural
     •   Mathematics                             Construction                                Construction
     •   Building and Structural               • Mathematics                               • Mathematics
         Construction                          • Building Administration                   • Building Administration

     Articulation Options

                       N4                                        N5                                          N6

     This qualification has been designed to   This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma or
     allow entry into N5                       allow entry into N6                         Bachelor’s Degree

     The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                              * DP 40%                                                   * Attendance Ratio 80%

     Career Paths

     • Construction Foreman                                        • Building Inspector
     • Construction Supervisor                                     • Contractor
     • Plumber                                                     • Assistant Surveyor

     Learning Outcomes

     • Evaluate and apply essential methods to technical operational systems
     • Analyse and apply acquired knowledge in performing the tasks and solving common problems
     • Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarise, classify, discuss and estimate application processes
       required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range
       of different contexts
     • Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory/management levels by presenting information
       reliably and accurately in spoken and written form

     National Diploma: Civil Engineering

     Completion of National Certificates Civil Engineering N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 24 months of practical experience in a
     workplace leads to the National Diploma in Civil Engineering.

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TVET NATED Business
Qualifications

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National Certificate Business Management N4-N6
     (18 Months)

     Rationale

     The programme progresses through three levels over 18 months. Each N level takes place
     over one semester. After each semester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that
     level. The National Diploma requires students to complete the N4 – N6 and thereafter work
     for 18 months at a Business practice before they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.
     Completing a programme in Business Management opens doors to a range of jobs in
     a number of sectors in our economy.

     Period of delivery: One semester per level (programme)

     Entry Level Requirements

                        N4                                         N5                                          N6

     • An appropriate National Senior           • A National Certificate: N4: Business      • A National Certificate: N5: Business
       Certificate or Grade 12 with               Management or an Equivalent                 Management or an Equivalent
       Accounting                                 Qualification                               Qualification
     • NCV L4

     Modules by Semester

                        N4                                         N5                                          N6

     • Entrepreneurship and Business            • Entrepreneurship and Business             • Entrepreneurship and Business
       Management                                 Management                                  Management
     • Management Communication                 • Computer Practice                         • Computer Practice
     • Computer Practice                        • Sales Management                          • Sales Management
     • Financial Accounting                     • Financial Accounting                      • Financial Accounting

     Articulation Options

                        N4                                         N5                                          N6

     This qualification has been designed to    This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma
     allow entry into N5                        allow entry into N6

     The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                                * DP 40%                                                  * Attendance Ratio 80%

     Career Paths

     •   General Manager                                              •   Office Manager
     •   Assistant Manager                                            •   Restaurant Manager
     •   Entrepreneur                                                 •   Small Business Owner
     •   Business Development                                         •   Business Advisor
     •   Quality Assurance

     Learning Outcomes

     •   The challenges of entrepreneurship, market feasibility study and financial feasibility study.
     •   Introduction to the business plan.
     •   The marketing, management and financial plans and presentation and evaluation of the business plan.
     •   Introduction to management, personal management and ethics/social responsibility.
     •   History of labour relations in South Africa, labour legislation, structuring workplace relations, collective bargaining,
         procedures, dispute settlement and agreements

     National Diploma: Business Management

     Completion of National Certificates: Business Management N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 18 months of practical
     experience in a workplace shall result in the award of a National Diploma: Business Management.

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National Certificate Educare N4-N6
(18 Months)

Rationale

The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one semester.
After each semester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. The National
Diploma requires students to work for 18 months after completing the N4 – N6 at an Educare
practice before they are entitled to receive a National Diploma. There are various career
possibilities for students who would like to work with children from birth to five years of age.

Period of delivery: One semester per level (programme)

Entry Level Requirements

                  N4                                        N5                                         N6

• An appropriate National Senior          • A National Certificate: N4: Educare       • A National Certificate: N5: Educare
  Certificate or Grade 12                   or an Equivalent Qualification              or an Equivalent Qualification
• NCV L4

Modules by Semester

                  N4                                        N5                                         N6

• Educare Didactics Theory and            • Entrepreneurship and Business             • Day Care Management
  Practical                                 Management N4                             • Day Care Communication
• Child Health                            • Day Care Communication                    • Educare Didactics Theory and
• Education                               • Educare Didactics Theory and                Practical
• Day Care Personnel Development            Practical                                 • Educational Psychology
                                          • Educational Psychology

Articulation Options

                  N4                                        N5                                         N6

This qualification has been designed to   This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma or
allow entry into N5                       allow entry into N6                         Bachelor’s Degree

The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                           * DP 40%                                                 * Attendance Ratio 80%

Career Paths

•   Day Care Manager                                          •   Educare Practitioner
•   Child Care Assistant                                      •   Play Group Practitioner
•   Pre-School Teacher                                        •   Day Care Supervisor
•   Au Pair                                                   •   Admin Assistant
•   Entrepreneur

Learning Outcomes

• The whole child approach, aspects of learning and memory, educational approach to children with special intellectual
  needs
• Educational play and toys
• Written planning
• Observation of babies (birth to 18 months)
• Nutrition
• Care of the young child

National Diploma: Educare

Completion of National Certificates: Business Management N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 18 months of practical
experience in a workplace shall result in the award of a National Diploma: Educare.

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National Certificate Hospitality and Catering Services N4-N6
     (18 Months)

     Rationale

     The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one semester.
     After each semester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We recommend
     continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma. The National
     Diploma requires students to work for 18 months at a Hospitality and Catering department
     before they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

     Period of delivery: One semester per level (programme)

     Entry Level Requirements

                       N4                                        N5                                          N6

     • An appropriate National Senior          • A National Certificate: N4:               • A National Certificate: N5:
       Certificate or Grade 12                   Hospitality and Catering                    Hospitality and Catering
     • NCV L4                                    Services or an Equivalent                   Services or an Equivalent
                                                 Qualification                               Qualification

     Modules by Semester

                       N4                                        N5                                          N6

     •   Nutrition and Menu Planning           •   Applied Management                      •   Catering, Theory and Practical
     •   Catering, Theory and Practical        •   Catering, Theory and Practical          •   Applied Management
     •   Applied Management                    •   Food and Beverage Services              •   Computer Practice N4
     •   Sanitation and Safety                 •   Entrepreneurship and Business           •   Communication and Human
                                                   Management N4                               Relations

     Articulation Options

                       N4                                        N5                                          N6

     This qualification has been designed to   This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma
     allow entry into N5                       allow entry into N6

     The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                              * DP 40%                                                   * Attendance Ratio 80%

     Career Paths

     •   Hotel Manager                                              •   Events Manager
     •   Guesthouse Manager                                         •   Entrepreneur
     •   Restaurant Manager                                         •   Spa Manager
     •   Food and Beverage Manager                                  •   Travel Agent
     •   Catering Supervisor

     Learning Outcomes

     • Equips the student with basic food service techniques, teaching them basic and complex skills needed to run a
       successful hotel, restaurant or guesthouse
     • Catering Theory prepares the student with applicable knowledge of all the different food types, preparation
       techniques and current food trends in the industry. Catering Practical enables the student to practically apply all the
       theory taught
     • Studies the disciplines of communication, motivation and self-image. Human Relations provides background to the
       management of staff

     National Diploma: Hospitality and Catering

     Completion of National Certificates: Hospitality and Catering Services N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 18 months of
     practical experience in a workplace shall result in the award of a National Diploma: Hospitality and Catering Services.

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National Certificate Tourism N4-N6
(18 Months)

Rationale

The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one semester.
After each semester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We recommend
continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma. The National
Diploma requires students to work for 18 months at a Tourism institution before they are entitled
to receive a National Diploma.

 Period of delivery: One semester per level (programme)

 Entry Level Requirements

                       N4                                    N5                                          N6

 • An appropriate National Senior          • A National Certificate: N4: Tourism       • A National Certificate: N5: Tourism
   Certificate or Grade 12                   or an Equivalent Qualification              or An Equivalent Qualification
 • NCV L4                                                                              • Computer Practice N4*

 Modules by Semester

                       N4                                    N5                                          N6

 •   Tourism Communication                 •   Tourism Communication                   •   Hotel Reception
 •   Tourist Destinations                  •   Tourist Destinations                    •   Tourist Destinations
 •   Travel Office Procedures              •   Travel Office Procedures                •   Travel Office Procedures
 •   Travel Services                       •   Travel Services                         •   Travel Services
                                                                                       •   Computer Practice N4*

 Articulation Options

                       N4                                    N5                                          N6

 This qualification has been designed to   This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma or
 allow entry into N5                       allow entry into N6                         Bachelor’s Degree

 The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                            * DP 40%                                                 * Attendance Ratio 80%

 Career Paths

 •   Tourism information Desk                                   •   Car Rentals Agent
 •   Travel agent                                               •   Hotel Receptionist/Porter
 •   Tour Operator                                              •   Convention Planner
 •   Retail Agent                                               •   Concierge
 •   Airports and Airline Clerk

 Learning Outcomes

 • Financial record keeping, principles of south African law
 • Fares within Africa
 • Dealing with enquiries, complaints an conflict, written communication, presentations, advertising, organisational
   communication
 • Hotel organisation, the hotel reception, reception, legal aspects
 • Car hire, foreign currency, travel insurance, special international travel, hotel reservations, tour planning and budgeting

 National Diploma: Tourism

 Completion of National Certificates: Tourism N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 18 months of practical experience in a
 workplace shall result in the award of a National Diploma: Tourism

* At additional cost

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National Certificate Public Management N4-N6
     (18 Months)

     Rationale

     The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one semester.
     After each semester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We recommend
     continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma. The National
     Diploma requires students to work for 18 months in a Public Management department before
     they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

     Period of delivery: One semester per level (programme)

     Entry Level Requirements

                       N4                                        N5                                          N6

     • An appropriate National Senior          • A National Certificate: N4: Public        • A National Certificate: N5: Public
       Certificate or Grade 12                   Management or an Equivalent                 Management or an Equivalent
     • NCV L4                                    Qualification                               Qualification

     Modules by Semester

                       N4                                        N5                                          N6

     •   Public Administration                 •   Public Administration                   •   Public Administration
     •   Computer Practice                     •   Public Finance                          •   Municipal Administration
     •   Management Communication              •   Municipal Administration                •   Public Finance
     •   Entrepreneurship and Business         •   Computer Practice                       •   Public Law
         Management

     Articulation Options

                       N4                                        N5                                          N6

     This qualification has been designed to   This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma
     allow entry into N5                       allow entry into N6

     The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                              * DP 40%                                                   * Attendance Ratio 80%

     Career Paths

     •   Public Sector General Manager                             •   Municipal Officer
     •   Public Sector Administration Manager                      •   Community Coordinator
     •   Public Sector Human Resources Manager                     •   Clerk
     •   Data Capturer                                             •   Communications Officer

     Learning Outcomes

     •   Public finance
     •   Personnel management
     •   Sustainable development
     •   Legislative procedures
     •   Information technology
     •   Knowledge skills – applications necessary for public managers to models of governance

     National Diploma: Public Management

     Completion of National Certificates: Public Management N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 18 months of practical experience
     in a workplace shall result in the award of a National Diploma: Public Management.

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National Certificate Human Resource Management N4-N6
(18 Months)

Rationale

The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one semester.
After each semester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We recommend
continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma. The National
Diploma requires students to work for 18 months in a Human Resources department before
they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

Period of delivery: One semester per level (programme)

Entry Level Requirements

                  N4                                        N5                                         N6

• An appropriate National Senior          • A National Certificate: N4: Human         • A National Certificate: N5: Human
  Certificate or Grade 12                   Resource Management or an                   Resource Management or an
• NCV L4                                    Equivalent Qualification                    Equivalent Qualification

Modules by Semester

                  N4                                        N5                                         N6

• Personnel Management                    •   Personnel Management                    •   Personnel Management
• Entrepreneurship and Business           •   Personnel Training                      •   Personnel Training
  Management                              •   Labour Relations                        •   Labour Relations
• Management Communication                •   Computer Practice                       •   Computer Practice
• Computer Practice

Articulation Options

                  N4                                        N5                                         N6

This qualification has been designed to   This qualification has been designed to     Higher Certificate, Diploma or
allow entry into N5                       allow entry into N6                         Bachelor’s Degree

The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

                         * DP 40%                                                   * Attendance Ratio 80%

Career Paths

• Human Resources Manager                                     • Recruitment Agent
• Training and Development Manager                            • Personnel Manager
• Labour Relations Manager                                    • Training Coordinator

Learning Outcomes

•   Understand and describe applied human resource principle theory
•   Discuss management in organisations and the common problems found in Human Resource management
•   Understand job analysis and the various techniques used in job analysis
•   Define recruitment and compare internal and external recruitment by giving examples of each
•   Demonstrate an understanding of the mandatory/employee benefits as well as the fringe benefits
•   Develop an ergonomic approach to eliminate accidents and unsafe acts in the workplace
•   Explain the job and personal stress factors and identify the consequences of stress
•   Be able to identify various staffing strategies
•   Understand training and development of employees and career management at organisational level
•   Describe behavioural aspects of human resource management including motivation, leadership and teamwork

National Diploma: Human Resource Management

Completion of National Certificates: Human Resource Management N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 18 months of practical
experience in a workplace shall result in the award of a National Diploma: Human Resource Management.

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