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Business Studies


What is business studies?

Business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers. Business is influenced by and impacts on the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day. Issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise, and globalisation are central to both business and the study of business. The knowledge and skills gained in business studies, and exposure to enterprise culture, can help shape “creative, energetic, and enterprising” young people who will contribute to South Africa’s economic future. In business studies, students develop their understanding of business theory and practices in

a range of relevant contexts, through experiential as well as theoretical approaches to learning. Business studies has natural links to the social sciences learning area. Contexts for business can also be drawn from other learning areas, such as technology. Simply click on your preferred field of study below and expand your career opportunities. Remember if you need help, we are always just a click away, or alternatively contact us on 021 556 8464. HC Varsity is a registered exam centre however students not living in Cape Town can click on the following link to find an exam centre close to them. ICB IBS CSSA HC Varsity offers a variety of courses from accredited institutes:



Business Courses


NATIONAL N DIPLOMA: NQF LEVEL 6
SAQA ID 90674 (360 CREDITS)
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
(INCLUDES N4 - N6 CERTIFICATES)

National N Diploma: Business Management (SAQA ID 67036) NQF L6

This qualification is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in Entrepreneurship, run their own business, or work in a retail, wholesale or generic management environment.
It focuses on giving the learner theoretical, technical, practical and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.
The design of the full qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of either 18 months or two years, as required for the specific occupational area, is completed.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Entrepreneur
  • General Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Assistant Management

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • A Senior Certificate with a National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business Studies
  • An appropriate National Certificate: N3
  • National Senior Certificate an equivalent qualification
  • Access to a computer

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    Not applicable

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 years

  • HC Varsity is a registered Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Examination Centre (no. 0199992104) for all of the Nated Programmes (N4 - N6).

    COURSE CONTENT


    Year 1 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4 [a theory and practical exam]
  • Sales Management N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5

  • Year 2 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Financial Accounting N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Marketing Management N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Labour Relations N5

  • NB: All the instructional offerings are compulsory
    *Please note: Four exams per year are required to be written with Part Time Studies.


    ASSESSMENTS


    Students are to submit assessments as per HC Varsity academic plan. These assessment will constitute a semester mark. A 40% semester mark must be obtained to gain access to the external examinations.
    • NB: Students must attend 80% of their classes in order to qualify to write the examinations
    • NB: All examinations for Full Time and Part Time Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town
    These external examinations are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and are written during June and November of each year. The pass mark is 40% per subject.

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the verification process of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), you will be awarded the National Certificate: Business Management at each level (N4, N5, N6).
    Once you have completed 18 months of practical experience, you will then be awarded the National N Diploma NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 90674) issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
    In order to qualify for a National N Diploma in Business Management, a candidate must pass at least one of the following:

  • Computer Practice N4
  • Introductory Computer Practice N4
  • Computerised Financial Systems N4

  • COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R66 000.00
  • Part Time - R66 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R48 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    NATIONAL NDIPLOMA: NQF LEVEL 6
    SAQA ID 90674 (360 CREDITS)
    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    (INCLUDES N4 - N6 CERTIFICATES)

    QCTO National N Diploma: Human Resource Management (SAQA ID 67039) NQF L6

    This qualification is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in Human Resources. This course equips students with the ability to undertake human resource functions such as administration, management, industrial relations, and employment equity and skills development.
    It focuses on giving the learner theoretical, technical, practical and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.
    The design of the full qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of 18 months is completed.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Human Resource Administration
  • Personnel Management
  • Entrepreneur
  • Recruitment
  • Labour Relations/ Industrial Relations
  • Training and Development

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • A Senior Certificate with a National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business Studies
  • An appropriate National Certificate: N3
  • National Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification
  • Access to a computer

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    Not applicable

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 years

  • HC Varsity is a registered Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Examination Centre (no. 0199992104) for all of the Nated Programmes (N4 - N6).

    COURSE CONTENT


    Year 1 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Management Communication N4
  • Personnel Management N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4
  • Personnel Management N5
  • Personnel Training N5

  • Year 2 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

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

  • NB: All the instructional offerings are compulsory
    *Please note: Four exams per year are required to be written with Part Time Studies.


    NB: All the instructional offerings are compulsory.

    ASSESSMENTS


    Students are to submit assessments as per HC Varsity academic plan. These assessment will constitute a semester mark. A 40% semester mark must be obtained to gain access to the external examinations.
    These external examinations are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and are written during June and November of each year. The pass mark is 40% per subject.
    • NB: Students must attend 80% of their classes in order to qualify to write the examinations.
    • NB: All examinations for Full Time and Part Time Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the verification process of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), you will be awarded the National Certificate: HR Management at each level (N4, N5, N6).
    Once you have completed 18 months of practical experience, you will then be awarded the National N Diploma NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 90674) issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
    In order to qualify for a National N Diploma in Human Resource Management, a candidate must pass at least one of the following:

  • Computer Practice N4
  • Introductory Computer Practice N4
  • Computerised Financial Systems N4

  • When Computerised Financial Systems N4/N5 is chosen, Financial Accounting N4/N5 must be taken simultaneously, or should have been passed beforehand.
    Where more than one level of an instructional offering is given as an elective option, the principle remains in force that the previous level must be passed before a next level can be offered.


    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R66 000.00
  • Part Time - R66 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    NATIONAL N DIPLOMA: NQF LEVEL 6
    SAQA ID 90674 (360 CREDITS)
    PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
    (INCLUDES N4 - N6 CERTIFICATES)

    QCTO National N Diploma: Public Management (SAQA ID 67041) NQF L6

    This qualification is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in Public Management. Public Management teaches individuals interested in working for government departments the administrative and management methods that they will need. The large-scale projects undertaken by government create a need for staff that are equipped with managerial, administrative and sound communicative skills.
    It focuses on giving the learner theoretical, technical, practical and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.
    The design of the full qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of 18 months is completed.
    NB: All examinations are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • First level government officials
  • National, Provincial and Local Government Administration
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Public Sector Management

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • A Senior Certificate
  • An appropriate National Certificate: N3
  • National Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification
  • Access to a computer

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    Not applicable

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    Year 1 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Public Administration N4
  • Financial Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4
  • Public Administration N5
  • Public Finance N5

  • Year 2 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Municipal Administration N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Public Administration N6
  • Public Law N6
  • Municipal Administration N6
  • Public Finance N6

  • NB: All the instructional offerings are compulsory
    *Please note: Four exams per year are required to be written with Part Time Studies.


    ASSESSMENTS


    Students are to submit assessments as per HC Varsity academic plan. These assessment will constitute a semester mark. A 40% semester mark must be obtained to gain access to the external examinations.
    These external examinations are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and are written during June and November of each year. The pass mark is 40% per subject.
    • NB: Students must attend 80% of their classes in order to qualify to write the examinations
    • NB: All examinations for Full Time and Part Time Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the verification process of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), you will be awarded the National Certificate: Marketing Management at each level (N4, N5, N6).
    Once you have completed 18 months of practical experience, you will then be awarded the National N Diploma NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 90674) issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
    In order to qualify for a National N Diploma in Public Management:

  • a candidate must pass Computer Practice N4
  • COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R66 000.00
  • Part Time - R66 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R48 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    NATIONAL N DIPLOMA: NQF LEVEL 6
    SAQA ID 90674 (360 CREDITS)
    MARKETING MANAGEMENT
    (INCLUDES N4 - N6 CERTIFICATES)

    National N Diploma: Marketing Management (SAQA ID 67037) NQF L6

    This qualification is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in Marketing. This course will equip you with the necessary skills to develop and implement appropriate strategies to promote products and services to specific market segments.
    It focuses on giving the learner theoretical, technical, practical and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.
    The design of the full qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of 18 months is completed.
    NB: All examinations are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Communications
  • Sales
  • Advertising
  • Promotions

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • A Senior Certificate
  • An appropriate National Certificate: N3
  • National Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification
  • Access to a computer

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    Not applicable

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    Year 1 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Marketing Management N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Computer Practice N4
  • Marketing Management N5
  • Sales Management N5

  • Year 2 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Marketing Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Marketing Communication N6
  • Marketing Research N6

  • NB: All the instructional offerings are compulsory
    *Please note: Four exams per year are required to be written with Part Time Studies.


    ASSESSMENTS


    Students are to submit assessments as per HC Varsity academic plan. These assessment will constitute a semester mark. A 40% semester mark must be obtained to gain access to the external examinations.
    These external examinations are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and are written during June and November of each year. The pass mark is 40% per subject.
    • NB: Students must attend 80% of their classes in order to qualify to write the examinations
    • NB: All examinations for Full Time and Part Time Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the verification process of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), you will be awarded the National Certificate: Marketing Management at each level (N4, N5, N6).
    Once you have completed 18 months of practical experience, you will then be awarded the National N Diploma NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 90674) issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
    In order to qualify for a National N Diploma in Marketing Management, a candidate must pass at least one of the following instructional offerings:

  • Computer Practice N4
  • Introductory Computer Practice N4
  • COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R66 000.00
  • Part Time - R66 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    NATIONAL N DIPLOMA: NQF LEVEL 6
    SAQA ID 90674 (360 CREDITS)
    PUBLIC RELATIONS
    (INCLUDES N4 - N6 CERTIFICATES)

    QCTO National N Diploma Public Relations

    This qualification is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in Public Relations. This course will equip you with the necessary skills to promote or manage an organisation’s public image and relationship with its staff, customers and investors. Liaising with the media, planning and organising events, writing and editing press releases and producing in-house journals and staff magazines are all activities that you should be interested in. You must also like working with people and have good organisational skills.
    It focuses on giving the learner theoretical, technical, practical and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.
    The design of the full qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of 18 months is completed.
    NB: All examinations are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Public Relations
  • Promotions
  • Media Liaison
  • Marketing or Event Management

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • A Senior Certificate
  • An appropriate National Certificate: N3
  • National Senior Certificate; or an equivalent qualification
  • Access to a computer

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    Not applicable

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    Year 1 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Office Practice N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Communication N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Information Processing N5
  • Office Practice N5

  • Year 2 (Full Time Studies - 6 subjects)

  • Public Relations N5
  • Communication N5
  • Public Relations N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Marketing Management N4
  • Office Practice N6

  • NB: All the instructional offerings are compulsory
    *Please note: Four exams per year are required to be written with Part Time Studies.


    ASSESSMENTS


    Students are to submit assessments as per HC Varsity‘s academic plan. These assessment will constitute a semester mark. A 40% semester mark must be obtained to gain access to the external examinations.
    These external examinations are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and are written during June and November of each year. The pass mark is 40% per subject.
    • NB: Students must attend 80% of their classes in order to qualify to write the examinations
    • NB: All examinations for Full Time and Part Time Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the verification process of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), you will be awarded the National Certificate: Public Relations at each level (N4, N5, N6).
    Once you have completed 18 months of practical experience, you will then be awarded the National N Diploma NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 90674) issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
    In order to qualify for a National N Diploma in Public Relations, a candidate must pass Information Processing N4 - N6 as follows:

  • Information Processing N4 consists of two components, namely Typing Technique (without speed or, 35 w.p.m., or 40 w.p.m.) and Word Processing. The highest speed attained (if any) will be indicated on the certificate. The two components do not have to be passed separately
  • Information Processing N5 consists of two components, namely Typing Technique (without speed, or 45 w.p.m., or 50 w.p.m.) and Word Audio Transcription. The highest speed attained (if any) will be indicated on the certificate. The two components do not have to be passed separately
  • Information Processing N6 consists of two components, namely Typing Technique (without speed, or 50 w.p.m, or 55 w.p.m) and Word Processing. The highest speed attained (if any) will be indicated on the certificate. The two components do not have to be passed separately
  • COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R66 000.00
  • Part Time - R66 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R48 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Business Management Programme
    Advanced Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Diploma:
    Financial Accounting NQF Level 6
    (SAQA ID 20366) (280 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme

    Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. In this programme, you will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.
    This programme is the third level in the ICB Business Management Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Work with management information systems at a corporate level
  • Prepare a business for internal/external audit
  • Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global business environment
  • Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Financial Accountant
  • Accounting Officer (via SAIBA if you meet their criteria)
  • Field/Floor/Store/Department Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Advisor
  • Service or Sales Manager
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619) (must include the Business Management 2 subject)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 7 Months
  • Part Time - approximately 1 Year
  • Distance Learning - approximately 1 Year
  • SUBJECTS


    Advanced Level
  • 1. Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • 2. Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • 3. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • 4. Research Theory and Practice (RTAP) (By short dissertation, topic: Business Management)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R24 000.00
  • Part Time - R24 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R20 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Business Management Programme
    Intermediate Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    Higher Certificate:
    Office Administration NQF Level 5
    SAQA ID 23619 (240 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme Office Administration

    Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. In this programme, you will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.
    This programme is the second level in the ICB Business Management Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Manage your diary and work schedule as a manager
  • Operate efficiently as a general office manager of a business
  • Apply marketing, law, PR, and economics principles in business
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports
  • Work efficiently with the HR and labour relations departments
  • Apply business growth principles for local and global expansion
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Senior Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • General Office Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Labour Relations Manager
  • Field/Floor/Store/Department Manager
  • Customer Services Manager

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 48736) (Must include the Business Management 1 subject)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 11 Months
  • Part Time - approximately 15 Months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 15 Months

  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • 2. Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • 3. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 4. Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 5.Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R30 000.00
  • Part Time - R30 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R25 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Business Management Programme Advanced Level - National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Business Management Programme
    Foundation Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Certificate:
    Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4
    (SAQA ID: 48736) (120 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme Small Business Financial Management

    Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. In this programme, you will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.
    This programme is the first level in the ICB Business Management Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the documentation
  • Processing and recording of a business's financial transactions
  • Communicate effectively with the business stakeholders
  • Show that you know what it means to be a general manager
  • Cost and price products and manage working capital
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Assistant or administrator in human resources
  • Office management
  • Legal
  • Administration
  • Public relations
  • Finance
  • Marketing, Sales
  • Customer relations
  • Junior Researcher
  • Junior Analyst
  • Sales Assistant
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF Level 3 or an equivalent

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 7 months
  • Part Time - approximately 9 months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 9 months
  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance* (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 48736)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.


    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R19 000.00
  • Part Time - R19 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R15 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Business Management Programme Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Entrepreneurship Programme
    Advanced Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Diploma:
    Financial Accounting NQF Level 6
    SAQA ID 20366 (280 CREDITS)

    ICB Entrepreneurship Programme Financial Accounting

    If you are financially-minded and have dreams to start, manage or develop a small/medium sized business, or want to grow an established local company to a global enterprise, this is the study stream for you.
    Every entrepreneurial venture needs someone who is financially savvy, and that will be you if you study this programme. The specially-selected subjects in this programme are designed to give you the financial, accounting and commercial skills you’ll need to make your business a success. The course also covers strategy, technical knowledge and personal skills.
    This Programme is the third level in the ICB Entrepreneurship Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Work with a management information system at a corporate level
  • Prepare a business for internal/external audit
  • Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global entrepreneurial environment
  • Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment
  • Understand and stick to ethical principles
  • Manage and lead change in your business
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Financial Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Advisor, Accounting Officer (via SAIBA, if you meet their criteria)
  • Financial Accountant
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619 ) (must include the Entrepreneurship 2 subject)

    Course Duration


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 7 Months
  • Part Time - approximately 12 Months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 12 Months

  • SUBJECTS


    Advanced Level

  • 1. Entrepreneurship 3 (ENT3)
  • 2. Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • 3. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • 4. Research Theory and Practice (RTAP) (By short dissertation, topic: Entrepreneurship)

    ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF L6 (SAQA ID 20366)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R24 000.00
  • Part Time - R24 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R20 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Entrepreneurship Programme
    Intermediate Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    Higher Certificate:
    Office Administration NQF Level 5
    SAQA ID 23619 (240 CREDITS)

    ICB Entrepreneurship Programme Office Administration

    If you are financially-minded and have dreams to start, manage or develop a small/medium sized business, or want to grow an established local company to a global enterprise, this is the study stream for you.
    Every entrepreneurial venture needs someone who is financially savvy, and that will be you if you study this programme. The specially-selected subjects in this programme are designed to give you the financial, accounting and commercial skills you’ll need to make your business a success. The course also covers strategy, technical knowledge and personal skills.
    This Programme is the second level in the ICB Entrepreneurship Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Lead a small/medium sized business
  • Manage your work schedule as an entrepreneur
  • Operate efficiently in an office environment
  • Apply law, marketing, PR and economic principles in business
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports
  • Work efficiently with HR and labour relations
  • Apply local and global growth principles
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    If you're not starting your own business, you could join a start-up or new business as their financial person.

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 48736) (Must include the Entrepreneurship 1 subject)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 11 Months
  • Part Time - approximately 15 Months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 15 Months
  • SUBJECTS


    Intermediate Level

  • 1. Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • 2. Entrepreneurship 2 (ENT2)
  • 3. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 4. Financial Statements* (FNST)
  • 5. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R30 000.00
  • Part Time - R30 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R25 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Entrepreneurship Programme Advanced Level – National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Entrepreneurship Programme
    Foundation Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Certificate:
    Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4
    SAQA ID 48736 (120 CREDITS)

    ICB Entrepreneurship Programme Small Business Financial Management

    If you are financially-minded and have dreams to start, manage or develop a small/medium sized business, or want to grow an established local company to a global enterprise, this is the study stream for you.
    Every entrepreneurial venture needs someone who is financially savvy, and that will be you if you study this programme. The specially-selected subjects in this programme are designed to give you the financial, accounting and commercial skills you’ll need to make your business a success. The course also covers strategy, technical knowledge and personal skills.
    This Programme is the first level in the ICB Entrepreneurship Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Understand what it means to be an entrepreneur in South Africa
  • Identify business opportunities
  • Set up a new business
  • Understand the documents
  • Processes and recording of financial transactions in the business
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Cost and price products and manage working capital
  • Manage business logistics
  • Work with SARS and other statutory bodies
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    If you are not starting your own business, you could join a start-up or new business and assist with the administration and finances of the business.

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF Level 3 or an equivalent

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 7 months
  • Part Time - approximately 9 months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 9 months
  • SUBJECTS


    Foundation Level
  • 1. Entrepreneurship 1 (ENT1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 48736)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R19 000.00
  • Part Time - R19 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R15 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Entrepreneurship Programme Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Office Administration Programme
    Intermediate Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    HIGHER CERTIFICATE - Office Administration NQF Level 5
    SAQA ID 23619 (240 CREDITS)

    ICB Office Administration Programme

    This programme is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.
    You will learn the basics of marketing, bookkeeping as well as all-round office knowledge. As you progress through the programme levels, you will gain advanced knowledge of management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills and office administration techniques which will enable you to set up, run and manage an efficient office environment. The skills learnt will enable you to help out in just about any department.
    This programme is the second level in the ICB Office Administration Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Apply a range of office administration techniques
  • Economics
  • Perform human resources and labour relations administrative tasks
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Senior Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • General Office Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Labour Relations Administrator

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23618)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 7 Months
  • Part Time - approximately 9 Months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 9 Months

  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Business and Office Administration 2* (OAB2)
  • 2. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • 3. Economics (ECON)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5 (SAQA ID 23619)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R18 000.00
  • Part Time - R18 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R15 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Office Administration Programme Advanced Level - Diploma: Office Administration NQF L6 (SAQA ID 35958)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Office Administration Programme
    Advanced Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    DIPLOMA - Office Administration NQF Level 6
    SAQA ID 35958 (360 CREDITS)

    nqf6

    This programme is the second level in the ICB Office Administration Programme.
    This programme is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.
    You will learn the basics of marketing, bookkeeping as well as all-round office knowledge. As you progress through the programme levels, you will gain advanced knowledge of management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills and office administration techniques which will enable you to set up, run and manage an efficient office environment. The skills learnt will enable you to help out in just about any department.
    This programme is the third Level in the ICB Office Administration Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-
    Use your advanced knowledge of office administration and management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Office Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Administration Manager

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 7 months
  • Part Time - approximately 9 months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 9 months
  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)
  • 2. Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 3. Management (MGMT)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Diploma: Office Administration NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 35958)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA).
    ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R18 000.00
  • Part Time - R18 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R15 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Office Administration Programme
    Foundation Level


    Registered Qualification Name:
    Certificate - Office Administration NQF Level 5
    SAQA ID 23618 (120 CREDITS)

    ICB Office Administration Programme

    This programme is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.
    You will learn the basics of marketing, bookkeeping as well as all-round office knowledge. As you progress through the programme levels, you will gain advanced knowledge of management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills and office administration techniques which will enable you to set up, run and manage an efficient office environment. The skills learnt will enable you to help out in just about any department.
    This programme is the first level in the ICB Office Administration Programme.
    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Business communication
  • Bookkeeping up to trial balance
  • Apply your basic knowledge of cost and management accounting
  • Use your basic skills in marketing and public relations
  • Business law and Administrative Practice
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Junior Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Office Assistant
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Marketing Administrator

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent
    You must be at least 16 years of age
    No prior accounting knowledge needed

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 13 Months
  • Part Time - approximately 1 and a half Years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 1 and a half Years
  • SUBJECTS


  • 1. Business and Office Administration 1* (BOA1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance* (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • 4. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 5. Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)
  • 6. Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23618)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.


    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R36 000.00
  • Part Time - R36 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R30 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the ICB Office Administration Programme Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    TETA NATIONAL CERTIFICATE:
    SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT NQF LEVEL 5
    SAQA ID 74149 (166 CREDITS)

    TETA National Certificate

    This qualification is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods and services. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. This course will equip you with the necessary skills to engage in the processes and inter-relationships across the supply chain so as to create sustainable value for organisations. It is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.
    NB: All examinations are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Customer Service Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Materials Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Transportation Manager

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY

    This qualification and associated unit standards have been evaluated with, and are comparable to the equivalent qualifications and standards on the following Qualifications Frameworks:

  • Australian Qualifications Framework
  • Dutch Purchasing Association (NEVI)
  • US Institute of Supply Management
  • US Supply – Chain Council

  • NB: Due to the extensive list, please contact us for more additional information

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Computer Literacy and the ability to use databases and spreadsheets at NQF Level 3

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    The structure of this unit standards-based qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning or work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and RPL assessors should provide support and guidance. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent the learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.
    If the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification and/or unit standards, the appropriate credits should be assigned to the learner. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment as mentioned.
    The qualification is open to any learner in possession of a National Senior Certificate, a Further Education and Training Certificate or equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification provided that he/she is competent in the Communication and Mathematical competencies.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 1 year
  • Part Time - approximately 1 and a half years
  • Distance Learning - 1 and a half years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    Supply Chain Principles and Key Criteria
    Core, Fundamental and compulsory Elective Unit Standards covered:

  • Analyse and apply management practices within the supply chain
  • Develop and implement supply chain performance management systems
  • Facilitate processes to ensure the integration of supply chain information
  • Manage relationships between supply chain partners
  • Monitor, assess and manage risk
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements in developing strategies to optimise operational supply
  • Establish a competitive supply chain infrastructure
  • Outline the philosophy of Supply Chain Management
  • Apply professional values and ethics in the operational environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the supply chain environment
  • Evaluate the influences of key components in a supply chain
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Design a distribution network
  • Prepare products for transportation; manage the return of goods and warehousing
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of international trade and execute international purchases
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key issues important for compliance with corporate governance principles and social responsibility

  • Purchasing, Procurement & Supply

  • Conduct initial assessment for strategic sourcing
  • Manage in and out sourcing
  • Develop a sourcing strategy
  • Conduct demand forecasting and develop supply and capacity plans to meet demand
  • Execute a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Create sustainable value through appropriate cost and pricing strategies

  • ASSESSMENTS


    Learners are required to submit Formative and Summative Assessments by the deadlines provided in the HC Varsity course progression and structure schedule.
    NB: All examinations for Full Time, Part Time and Distance Learning studies are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the Verification process of TETA, you will be awarded the National Certificate: Supply Chain Management Qualification NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 74149) issued by the TETA SETA.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R36 000.00
  • Part Time - R36 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R24 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Entrepreneurship Programme
    All Levels


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Diploma:
    Financial Accounting NQF Level 6
    (SAQA ID 20366 (280 CREDITS)

    ICB Entrepreneurship Programme

    If you are financially-minded and have dreams to start, manage or develop a small/medium sized business, or want to grow an established local company to a global enterprise, this is the study stream for you.
    Every entrepreneurial venture needs someone who is financially savvy, and that will be you if you study this programme. The specially-selected subjects in this programme are designed to give you the financial, accounting and commercial skills you’ll need to make your business a success. The course also covers strategy, technical knowledge and personal skills.

    This programme consists of 3 Levels (12 Subjects):-

    1. Foundation Level – National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 48736)
    2. Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)
    3. Advance Level - National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level6 (SAQA ID 20366)

    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Work with a management information system at a corporate level
  • Prepare a business for internal/external audit
  • Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global entrepreneurial environment
  • Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment
  • Understand and stick to ethical principles
  • Manage and lead change in your business
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Office Manager
  • Financial Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Advisor, Accounting Officer (via SAIBA, if you meet their criteria)
  • Financial Accountant
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Your starting point will be determined by your highest qualification achieved. Candidates normally start the qualification from the Foundation Level.
    The entrance requirements for the Foundation Level are as follows:
    Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF Level 3 or an equivalent

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 Years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 Years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 3 Years

  • SUBJECTS


    Foundation Level
  • 1. Entrepreneurship 1 (ENT1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

  • Intermediate Level
  • 4. Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • 5. Entrepreneurship 2 (ENT2)
  • 6. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 7. Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

  • Advanced Level
  • 9. Entrepreneurship 3 (ENT3)
  • 10. Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • 11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • 12. Research Theory and Practice (RTAP) (By short dissertation, topic: Entrepreneurship)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R73 000.00
  • Part Time - R73 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R60 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Office Administration Programme
    All Levels


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Diploma:
    Financial Accounting NQF Level 6
    SAQA ID 35958 (360 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme

    This programme is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.
    You will learn the basics of marketing, bookkeeping as well as all-round office knowledge. As you progress through the programme levels, you will gain advanced knowledge of management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills and office administration techniques which will enable you to set up, run and manage an efficient office environment. The skills learnt will enable you to help out in just about any department.

    This programme consists of 3 Levels (12 Subjects):-

    1. Foundation Level – Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23618)
    2. Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23619)
    3. Advanced Level – Diploma: Office Administration NQF L6 (SAQA ID: 35958)

    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-
    Use your advanced knowledge of office administration and management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Office Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Your starting point will be determined by your highest qualification achieved. Candidates normally start the qualification from the Foundation Level.
    The entrance requirements for the Foundation Level are as follows:

  • Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent
  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed
  • COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 Years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 Years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 3 Years

  • SUBJECTS


    Foundation Level
  • 1. Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • 4. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 5. Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)
  • 6. Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)

  • Intermediate Level
  • 7. Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2)
  • 8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • 9. Economics (ECON)

  • Advanced Level
  • 10. Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)
  • 11. Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 12. Management (MGMT)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per the ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    Diploma: Office Administration NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID: 35958)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R72 000.00
  • Part Time - R72 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R60 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.



    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    ICB Business Management Programme
    All Levels


    Registered Qualification Name:
    National Diploma:
    Financial Accounting NQF Level 6
    (SAQA ID 20366) (280 CREDITS)

    ICB Business Management Programme

    Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. In this programme, you will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.

    This programme consists of 3 Levels (12 Subjects):-

    1. Foundation Level – National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 48736)
    2. Intermediate Level – Higher Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)
    3. Advance Level - National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)

    After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to do the following:-

  • Work with management information systems at a corporate level
  • Prepare a business for internal/external audit
  • Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global business environment
  • Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment
  • Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Financial Accountant
  • Accounting Officer (via SAIBA if you meet their criteria)
  • Field/Floor/Store/Department Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Advisor
  • Service or Sales Manager
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Your starting point will be determined by your highest qualification achieved. Candidates normally start the qualification from the Foundation Level.
    The entrance requirements for the Foundation Level are as follows:
    Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF Level 3 or an equivalent.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2.5 Years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 Years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 3 Years

  • SUBJECTS


    Foundation Level
  • 1. Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • 2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • 3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

  • Intermediate Level
  • 4. Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • 5. Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • 6. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • 7. Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

  • Advanced Level
  •  9. Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • 10. Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • 11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • 12. Research Theory and Practice (RTAP) (By short dissertation, topic: Business Management)

  • ASSESSMENTS


    As per ICB assessment policy. Each course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre.

    CERTIFICATION


    National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)
    ICB’s qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), when learners successfully finish their studies, they are certified by FASSET, who is the sector’s Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA). ICB will upload learner details and results to the National Learner Records Database. FASSET has the right to verify ICB assessment processes and if they do so, this can mean a delay in your final certification being confirmed.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R73 000.00
  • Part Time - R73 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R60 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE:
    PROJECT MANAGEMENT NQF Level 4
    SAQA ID 50080 (136 CREDITS)

    TETA National Certificate

    This qualification aims to provide the foundation or the initial skills required for an individual in an organisation to conduct projects successfully; be an effective project team member; undertake a range of project management administration or support tasks and contribute to the planning and execution of projects or sub-projects.
    Project management is a career for the analytically-minded as it requires a methodical approach to planning and guiding the operations of different teams. The role of a Project Manager is one of great responsibility. Their planning skills, ability to forecast and avoid problems, skill for diffusing workplace conflict and excellent negotiation skills have made their skill-set desirable by the majority of South African businesses.
    NB: All examinations are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Project Administrator
  • Project Management
  • Project Development Management
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Leadership

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY

    Project management is developing as a profession and there are several bodies around the world that provide research, standards and qualifications. This set of standards and qualifications have been benchmarked against a wide range of standards and qualifications. In turn this qualification and related standards is being provided to several international bodies for their comparison purposes.
    In addition, references were made to the following professional bodies, which provide qualifications or advice on learning in this area:

  • Association for Project Management (UK)
  • International Project Management Association (Europe)
  • Australian Institute for Project Management (Australia)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (Global)
  • The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (UK)
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    A basic understanding of the workplace, project processes and operations and competencies in National Certificate at Level 3 in Business Administration or Project Support Services or equivalent is preferable.
    Learners may access this qualification in terms of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited ETQA and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor, subject to the terms of the model decided by the relevant ETQA.
    No restrictions, other than the learning assumed to be in place as prescribed.
    Candidates for this qualification may be working part-time or full-time in the workplace, on community or volunteer projects and have limited formal project management training/experience. They may be a team member, a team leader, in specialized support roles including Project Secretary, Project Administrator, procurement or cost support, or planner-estimator support. Learner who have completed a Bachelor’s degree and who wish to enter the field of project management may also access the qualification.
    Familiarity with the English language such as speaking, reading and writing skills is needed since some of the learning material is not available in any other language.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 1 year
  • Part Time - approximately 1 and a half years
  • Distance Learning - 1 and a half years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    Core, Fundamental and compulsory Elective Unit Standards covered in the following areas

  • Business Communication NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 4
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management

  • ASSESSMENTS


    Learners are required to submit Formative and Summative Assessments by the deadlines provided in the HC Varsity course progression and structure schedule. All examinations for Full Time, Part Time and Distance Learning Students are written at HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all formative and Summative Assessments and the verification process of Services SETA, you will be awarded the Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management Qualification NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 50080) issued by the Services Seta.


    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R36 000.00
  • Part Time - R36 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R24 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in. Please contact HC Varsity for more information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


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    The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)


    The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is a Professional Body and a Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) of the Sector Education and Training Authority for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services (FASSET). The ICB has been around since 1931. Its role is to improve and maintain the quality, credibility and reputation of bookkeeping, accounting, office administration and financial management training and qualifications in Southern Africa. ICB graduates are recognised worldwide by the International Association of Bookkeepers, the Southern African Institute of Business Accountants, the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The ICB has four Certification Programmes for students to study. Each certification programme comprises a series of learning programmes made up of short courses. ICB assessments can be written at assessments centres around South Africa. HC Varsity is a registered ICB exam centre you can click here for more information.

    The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)


    The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act. Its role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF). The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils (QCs) responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Collectively, the Quality Councils and the South African Qualifications Authority (whose role is to advance the objectives of the NQF and oversee its development and implementation), all work for the good of both learners and employers. Their vision is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce; our mission is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications sub-framework in order to set standards, develop and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, professions. HC Varsity is a registered Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Examination Centre (no. 0199992104) for all of the Nated Programmes (N4 - N6).

    Transport Education Training Authority (TETA)


    The Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) is tasked with the responsibility of education, training and skills development in the Transport Sector. Taking cognisance of the pivotal role transport plays in the economic and social development of the country as a whole and the changes that are happening globally, TETA has consciously set itself up to be at the forefront of innovation in training and human capital development.To this end, the vision that TETA has adopted for the coming years is to be at the heart of skills innovation in the Transport Sector in all its learning programme interventions and in the way business is done with the sub-sectors and transport industry as a whole. That in itself calls upon the Transport SETA to be globally focussed, looking at cutting edge technologies in the human resource development field in general.

    Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA)


    The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) was established and registered in March 2000 in terms of the skills development Act of 1998 and is responsible for the disbursement of the training levies payable by all employers. These levies are collected by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) via the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and are to be disbursed through a management system motivated by skills requirement assessment and monitoring. Thus the Services SETA will ensure that the skill requirements of the services sector are identified and that adequate and appropriate skills are readily available.

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