Higher Certificate in Management for Estate Agents (HCMEA)

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On completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply management principles in context of management in real estate
  • Analyse and use financial information for business decision making in real estate
  • Utilise financial management tools for effective acquisition and use of organisational
resources in the real estate sector
  • Utilise Information and Communications Technology to communicate effectively in the real estate sector
  • Identify the critical success factors for starting and managing a real estate agency
  • Design and implement marketing strategies to leverage business opportunities in relation
to the property market.
  • Discuss and review the different legislative practices involved in the real estate sector

What is the duration of the programme, how is it structured?

The HCMEA programme comprises 6 modules.  Students attempt three (3) modules per semester.  The minimum duration of this programme is one year.

What are the admission requirements?

  • A National Senior Certificate with a minimum Higher Certificate admission or a relevant NQF4 Qualification or Equivalent
  • A or O level certificates

The programme consists of the following modules:

  • Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Financial Management
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Practice


More Information

The Higher Certificate in Management for Estate Agents (HCMEA) is a 1 year programme that provides an overview of the essentials of business management theory and practice and credit towards a tertiary qualification. It is designed to provide a convenient and appropriate avenue into business management studies, as well as to meet the regulated requirements.

This certificate is an excellent way for estate agents to broaden their understanding of the intrinsic functions of business management such as finance, communications and marketing, as applied in the real estate industry. The course develops skills necessary to enhance productivity, effectiveness and better performance in the business environment.

What will I gain from this programme?

Persons completing this qualification will be able to obtain knowledge that can be applied within an individual’s present career path in business that will boost their career, improve performance and set their career on the fast track