Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management


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

  • Apply financial management and accounting principles in a work-based context
  • Utilise technology to communicate effectively
  • Analyse and use financial information for business decision making
  • Identify the critical success factors for starting and managing a small business
  • Design and implement marketing strategies to leverage business opportunities
  • Operate as informed junior accountants and managers

How is it the programme structured?

Semester 1

  • An Overview of Supply Chain Management
  • Management Principles
  • Principles of Economics

Semester 2

  • Supply Issues in Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Issues in Supply Chain Management
  • Distribution Issues in Supply Chain Management

The minimum entrance requirements for admissionto the Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management programme are as follows:

  • A National Senior Certificate with a Bachelor’s Degree Endorsement admission or a relevant NQF 4 Qualification or Equivalent

 

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Supply chain management seeks to integrate the value chain of organisations (all suppliers and customers) and processes that contribute to ultimate customer value. Supply chain management is a systems approach to managing the entire flow of information, materials, and services from the suppliers’ supplier to the customers’ customer.

What will I gain from this programme?

A student attaining the Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the supply chain management environment within an organisation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of performance and risk within a
    supply chain management environment
  • Contribute to the development of a supply chain strategy for an organisation.
  • Contribute to operational plans for supply chain management
  • Implement elements of a supply chain strategy

 

Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management (BCOMSCM)


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Upon attainment of a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Supply Chain Management students will be able to:

  • Gather process and record relevant information and compile basic statements of comprehensive income, statements of changes in equity and statements of financial position.
  • Solve basic economic problems in different economic systems, how households and firms take decisions as well as how prices are determined.
  • Develop a fundamental knowledge base of psychological processes in the work context that contribute to the improvement of interpersonal work relationships and organizational effectiveness.
  • Solve basic problems relating to the general principles of the law of contract in South Africa.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the individual functional areas of business management which ultimately form a synergistic whole that directs the business towards its goals.
  • Develop a solid knowledge base of the necessary values and attitudes in the field of personality or individual differences in the work context.
  • Provide knowledge, applied competence and skills related to general management principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field of purchasing management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of financial management theory and practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the modern integrated approach to the management of the supply of materials and services to organizations and insight into the impact.

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

The minimum duration of this programme is three years.

Year 1:
Business Communication 101

Business Statistics 102
Accounting 1
Business Management 1
Economics 1

Year 2:
Business Information Systems 202

Commercial Law 201
Business Management 2
Supply Chain Management 2
Logistics Management 2

Year 3:

Ethics and Corporate Governance
Project Management
Operations Management
Supply Chain Management 3
Logistics Management 3

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The Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management has been designed to cater for the rapid pace of business and the continued integration of world economies. It has therefore become necessary to understand the field of supply chain management as it touches on major issues such as the rapid growth of multinational corporations and strategic partnerships; global expansion and sourcing; impact of fluctuating oil prices and environmental concerns where by  each of these issues dramatically affects corporate strategy and the bottom line. Because of these emerging trends, supply chain management is the most critical business discipline in the world today. Supply chain management is increasingly important to government, organisation and companies in a competitive market across a variety of sectors.

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management (BCOMHRM)


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

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

  • Apply fundamental HR management principles in a work-based context.
  • Utilise technology to communicate effectively.
  • Conduct basic research.
  • Manage information in a business management context.
  • Display skills in written communication, planning, decision-making, and collaboration.
  • Display in-depth knowledge of human resource management.

Duration of the programme, how is it structured?

The minimum duration of this programme is three years.

Year 1

  • Business Management 101
  • Economics
  • Business Communication
  • Business Management 102
  • Statistics
  • Financial Accounting

Year 2

  • Commercial Law
  • Recruitment, Selection and Talent Management
  • Performance and Compensation Management
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Labour Relations
  • Training and Development

Year 3

  • Organisational Development
  • Change Management
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Psychology

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The Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management is an undergraduate qualification that provides an overview of management practice in a national and international context. The programme aims to develop conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of management and management theory for students wishing to progress in management careers. Furthermore, it aims to equip qualifying students with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform effectively in a Human Resource Management role as well as with an appropriate knowledge base as preparation for further learning.

A qualification in Human Resource Management prepares the successful student to enter a wide range of careers, including Human Resource Manager, Human Resource Consultant, Industrial Relations Manager and Industrial Relations Consultant.

Programme Outcomes

Students attaining the Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental HR management principles in a work-based context.
  • Utilise technology to communicate effectively.
  • Conduct basic research.
  • Manage information in a business management context.
  • Display skills in written communication, planning, decision-making, and collaboration.
  • Display in-depth knowledge of human resource management.

 

 

Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)


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

  • Translate learned theory into practical realities.
  • Identify public administration and development management challenges of the 21st century and contribute towards solving identified challenges.
  • Promote ethical and professional standards in the work environment.
  • Display objectivity in the management of public affairs.
  • Understand the political, social and economics environments in which public administration and management are practised.
  • Effectively and efficiently consult with all the stakeholders as a member of a management team in the public sector environment.
  • Evaluate public management related information.
  • Communicate public management related issues.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognition that public management related problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

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

3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Public administration 101
  • Local government 101
  • Microeconomics
  • Information and Communication Technology

Semester 2

  • Public administration 102
  • Local government 102
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public sector accounting 102

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Public administration 201
  • Local government 201
  • Ethics in the public sector
  • Public law

Semester 2

  • Public administration 202
  • Local government 202
  • Public sector supply chain management
  • Labour Law

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Public Administration 301
  • Local Government 301
  • Research in the Public Sector
  • Public sector budgeting

Semester 2

  • Public administration 302
  • Local Government 302
  • Disaster Management
  • Political Science

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Public Administration is the implementation of government policy and also an academic discipline that studies this implementation and prepares civil servants for working in the public service. As a “field of inquiry with a diverse scope” its fundamental goal… is to advance management and policies so that government can function efficiently, effectively, economically and equitably. “Some of the various definitions offered for the term are: “the management of public programme”, the “translation of politics into the reality that citizens see every day”; and “the study of government decision making, the analysis of policies themselves, the various inputs that have produced them, and the inputs necessary to produce alternative policies.”

Public Administration is “Centrally concerned with the organisation of government policies and programmes as well as the behaviour of officials (usually no-elected) formally responsible for their conduct “ Many unelected public servants can be considered to be public administrators, including inter alia, heads of cities, provincial and National departments such as municipal budget directors, human resources (H.R) administrators, municipal managers, state mental health directors, cabinet secretaries. Public Administrators are Public servants working in public departments and related agencies, at all levels of government.

Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management


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

  • Define the sphere of human resource management
  • Plan, manage and coordinate Human Resource Management requirements for an organisation
  • Apply human resource principles when selecting and recruiting employees
  • Communicate effectively to ensure development of employees and ensure maintenance of good working relationships
  • Understand and apply the basic conditions of employment act in an organisation
  • Explain the human resource principles related to employee benefits compensation and management of employees
  • Determine and apply rewards and incentives
  • Analyse, adhere, use, meet the legislative requirements and the business policies and procedures in the human resources management activities.
  • Assess problems with employees and take appropriate actions
  • Articulate the operations service and performance levels required in the organization

 

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

The HCHRM 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:

  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour in Context
  • Attracting, Retaining and Maintaining Staff
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Employee Health Safety and Welfare
  • Labour Relations
  • Employee Training and Development

 

 

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The Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management has been developed to facilitate the learning of the knowledge and skills required by people who are capable of applying to systems supporting human resource management practices. For South Africa to continue to grow and to remain globally competitive, it is crucial to increase the supply of competent people with average and middle order capabilities in such sectors in Human Resource Management. The mission of the qualification is to ensure learners are equipped with knowledge, theory and ability of the important disciplines in Human Resource Management, and enable them to demonstrate initiative and responsibility in a professional or academic context in this field of endeavour.

The Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management is a response to the workplace and stepping stone for one to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of Human Resource Management. The current and future need for competent entry, junior and middle manages has been expressed by employers and employees. The skills, knowledge, attitudes and values required by Human Resource Managers are captured in this qualification. The breadth and depth of learning achieved by learners should help facilitate access to the world of work and will promote critical and analytical citizenship.

The articulation pathway for these students will be once they have completed their Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management, they can proceed to a BCOM qualification in Human Resource Management, or a Diploma in Human Resource Management. Students will have grounding of what Human resources entails and this articulation process will lead them to become successful working class individuals in the related fields of HR.

Higher Certificate in Marketing Management


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

  • Apply fundamental marketing principles in a work-based context.
  • Utilise technology to communicate and market effectively.
  • Develop basic marketing plans.
  • Evaluate, apply, and integrate marketing knowledge and skills and general business principles to real life situations taking into account societal, ethical and cultural considerations.
  • Gather and manage marketing information appropriately in alignment to business objectives and sustainability of the business.
  • Understand and analyse contemporary marketing information and evaluate the potential future outcomes of marketing management decisions.

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

The HCMM 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:

  • Business Communication
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Marketing
  • Sales Marketing
  • Quantitative Marketing
  • Business Information Systems

 

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The rationale and purpose of the Higher Certificate in Marketing programme is to equip learners with the necessary skills for implementing marketing strategies as well as assisting with the basic administrative tasks associated with an entry level marketing job. The programme seeks to develop learner’s skills and aptitude by exposing them to basic principles of marketing, sales and promotion techniques as well developing an understanding of customer relationship marketing. The outcome of the programme is to ensure that learners have the knowledge, skills and understanding of the latest marketing and sales strategies as well to develop elementary quantitative and critical thinking skills.

Higher Certificate in Retail Management


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

The outcome of this Retail Management programme is to develop employable entry-level retail professionals equipped with an understanding of how retail organizations function and provide the relevant skills, knowledge and self-awareness to work effectively across the various functional areas in a retail business. Specific outcomes are as follows :

  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders using a variety of communication tools.
  • The ability to analyse and interpret financial information and develop an action plan to address possible shortcomings.
  • The ability to manage employee performance to achieve specific objectives in a retail environment.
  • The ability to manage all aspects of the retail supply chain to achieve specific objectives in a retail environment.
    The ability to manage all operational aspects of retail stores.

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

The HCRM programme comprises 6 modules.  Students attempt three (3) modules per semester.  The minimum duration of this Retail Management 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:

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Economics of Business
  • End User Computing
  • Business and Consumer Law
  • Retail Management

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South Africa has a well-developed and extensive wholesale and retail industry. The Higher Certificate in Retail Management (HCRM) program is designed to meet the needs of learners who are already employed and involved in the wholesale and retail field.

The retail sector is currently faced with one of the highest skills shortages. The academic purpose of a qualification in retail management and marketing program is to introduce a student to the main functions and management of a retail business and the key issues associated with understanding retail trading and retail environments.

 

Higher Certificate in Islamic Finance, Banking and Law (HCIFBL)


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

  • Display knowledge and skills that form the basis of Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Identify the essential differences between conventional and Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Understand the difficulty of conducting Islamic Banking in an un-Islamic environment
  • Examine the unique role of the Shari’ah Board in the responsible supervision of Islamic banks
  • Explain the concept of conventional insurance and the basis of takaful as an insurance scheme along with its operating features
  • Identify and explain the essential elements of contracts in Islamic
  • Examine the elements of accounting within a Shari’ah-compliant economic framework
  • Explain and discuss issues in relation to marriage, divorce and succession in terms of Islamic Law and South African Law Entry Requirements/ Access to the qualification

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

The minimum duration of this programme is one year. The programme will be delivered through a mix of distance delivery mechanisms as well as independent study required from the students. Learner support sessions will be facilitated by leading Islamic Finance and Law scholars during support workshops. All study material are to be provided.

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:

  • Introduction to Principles of Islamic Law
  • Islamic Finance
  • Islamic Contracts and Charitable Endowments (Waqf)
  • Islamic Banking
  • Islamic Risk Management and Governance
  • Islamic Family Law

 

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Why A Programme In Islamic Finance And Law?

Islamic banking and finance is the fastest growing sector in the Financial Services Industry, recording annual growth rates in excess of 15%. In South Africa initiatives to facilitate Islamic Banking and Finance have been put in place. Tax laws have been amended with a view to attracting petro dollars from the Middle East countries. South Africa can be the hub of Islamic Banking in Africa. In addition there is increased interest in Islamic Banking and Finance in Africa and Islamic Law forms the basis of this. A programme in Islamic Finance and Law will contribute to human capital development in this field.

What will I gain from this programme?

The programme is designed to provide a sound understanding of Islamic Law and Finance. The course aims to equip participants with knowledge on a wide spectrum of Islamic Finance, Banking and relevant legal issues in order to enhance understanding of the practicality of Islamic Finance , Banking and Law in a secular state.

There is a proliferation of Islamic Banks and Islamic windows in conventional banks in South Africa and throughout the world. Participants will have the basic knowledge and skills to enable them to have insights into the area of Islamic Banking, Finance and Law.

The programme will be an enriching experience to those with and without Islamic(Shariah) knowledge and to candidates from various religious denominations.

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

 

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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

Higher Certificate in Health Care Services Management (HCHSM)


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

  • Understand and work in the healthcare services environment
  • Use economic principles to understand, explain and discuss allocation of resources in healthcare services
  • Apply management principles (general, financial and human resources) in the healthcare services management
  • Contribute to the management of a health care service practice
  • Understand, monitor, review and implement quality improvement in this industry
  • Understand planning and policy making, monitoring, review and implementation in the healthcare services sector

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

The HCHCSM 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:

  • Principles of Management
  • Healthcare Services Environment
  • Health Economics
  • Practice Management
  • Service Delivery and Quality Management
  • Health Care Services Planning and Policy

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The Higher Certificate in Health Care Services Management ( HCHCSM) is a 1 year programme intended for health care practitioners and related professionals such as medical practioners, nurses, physiotherapists and optometrists, as well as non–medical persons interested in pursuing management careers in health care services in the private and public sector.

The programme serves a dual purpose: school leavers will be empowered with initial management training and professionals in health care, who occupy managerial positions but have no formal management training will acquire managerial training and competencies.

What will I gain from this programme?

Persons completing this qualification will

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the health care services environment
  • Use economic principles to understand, explain and discuss allocation of resources in the healthcare services environment
  • Be able to analyse health care services phenomena using economic analysis tools
  • Be able to apply management principles (general, fi nancial and human resources) in the health care services management environment
  • Be able to manage a health care service practice
  • Be able to understand, monitor, review and implement quality improvement systems in this industry
  • Understand planning, policy making, monitoring, review and implementation in the health care services sector