Short Course Programmes

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What’s new? Explore our latest courses

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    Learn how to interpret South Africa’s labour laws and better manage all aspects of employee and employer relations including dispute resolution.

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    Learn best practices for HIV/AIDS workplace policies and how to design and monitor an HIV/AIDS workplace wellness programme.

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    Explore the principles, concepts and techniques that underlie the effective management of logistics and transportation in the supply chain.

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    Learn about VAT legislation compliance, what steps you need to take to accurately collect and record VAT and how to submit VAT returns to SARS.

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Earn a short course certificate and boost your career

  • Complete all units and assignments and receive a print certificate, when eligible, validated by iQ Academy. Highlight your new skills to any business, and confidently grow your career!

  • Learn from subject matter experts and build skills you can count on. 89% of iQ students agree that what they have learnt will significantly benefit their career development. (Student surveys)

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  • From VAT and trial balances to journals and inventory management, this bookkeeping course will teach you the essentials of bookkeeping for business.

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  • Gain a practical understanding of Customer Relationship Management and learn how to build a customer-centric business.

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    Discover the techniques, tools and platforms to help you grow your e-commerce business, whether you’re just starting out or scaling up.

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  • Learn everything you need to start, run, and scale your own business, no matter how big or small your venture might be.

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  • Develop advanced competencies that will equip you to successfully plan, manage and market a wide variety of events.

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  • Gain a comprehensive introduction to the world of finance with this fundamental short course, perfect for those studying finance for the first time.

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  • Gain practical capabilities in Human Resource Management that can be applied to maximise performance and growth in any organisation.

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  • Explore the marketing mix, customer behaviour, market segmentation and how to identify a target market and position your brand.

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  • Understand the four phases of project management and learn how to scope, plan and close out any project successfully.

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  • Learn how to establish a competitive supply chain infrastructure and build effective operations and logistical processes.

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  • Learn best practices for HIV/AIDS workplace policies and how to design and monitor an HIV/AIDS workplace wellness programme.

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  • Explore the multi-faceted role of an HR Administrator and develop all the necessary capabilities you need for various entry-level HR positions.

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  • Acquire a versatile set of business skills that can be applied in almost any industry to strategically manage, lead, control, and plan.

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  • Explore the elements of information systems, the role of data, networks, system design, information security and ethics as well as future trends.

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    This course focuses on the legislation that governs public administration and the role of public administration in government.

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  • Gain the managerial, personal and operational skills needed to successfully run a tourism enterprise or manage a tourism destination.

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  • Learn how to interpret South Africa’s labour laws and better manage all aspects of employee and employer relations including dispute resolution.

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    Gain the integrated skills and knowledge to successfully lead in the municipalities of South Africa.

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  • Explore the principles, concepts and techniques that underlie the effective management of logistics and transportation in the supply chain.

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  • Understand the principles of how effective leadership is built while learning how to implement successful strategies that reach organisational goals.

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    Learn how to manage hazards and risks in the workplace with our specialist short course in Occupational Health and Safety Management.

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  • Master the role of an office administrator with this short course. Learn how to plan, organise and lead the administrative function of any office.

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  • Understand how to identify and assess operational risk while learning how to implement a reliable risk management strategy.

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  • Gain the knowledge and competencies required to plan, implement and monitor an organisational wellness programme.

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  • Learn about VAT legislation compliance, what steps you need to take to accurately collect and record VAT and how to submit VAT returns to SARS.

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Flexible and affordable learning at your doorstep 

Gaining knowledge and skills is easy for everyone with our innovative use of learning technology and flexible interest-free payment plans.
Fully-online distance courses, no travel required. Learn anywhere, anytime.
All courses are lecture-led, which means hands-on support at every step. Virtual live classes and weekly lesson plans are included.
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Track your learning, access course material, connect with your lecturer and manage assignments as well as your student profile all via iCan, our online learning platform. One place to connect, learn and grow.
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Thanks iQ, for making it possible for everyone to study without feeling the financial pressure with your fee structures. The lectures are amazing. Looking forward to the future now…thank you!

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I am grateful to our facilitators who were with us throughout. I’d encourage everyone to take a course with iQ, you will never regret it. Thank you and keep up the good work!

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It’s so much easier studying online, downloading all my study guides through my cell phone without a laptop. It’s a good experience for me. This is so easy to do!
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I began my journey with iQ and never looked back. I was promoted from receptionist to admin manageress. I truly believe education paves the way to success.

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What do your course fees include?

Once you have completed your course and met all the qualifying criteria you will receive a Short Course Certificate from iQ Academy. Your Certificate is printed and couriered to you free of charge!

All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.

Your course lecturer provides all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Enjoy a learning plan that maps out your study schedule each week, and includes live Microsoft Teams sessions with your lecturer and fellow students.

Your online student portal to master your studies, connect with your lecturer and fellow students.

Get access to our wide range of DO Life online micro-courses and grow your everyday life skills on the go.

Need more information?

Check out these FAQ’s or head over to our FAQ page for more.

Our short course programmes are courses that can be completed in several weeks or months, depending on the course you enrol for. Short courses are designed to complement a working professionals lifestyle through flexible distance learning. Assessments are done through the submission of assignments, with no exams required.

Stacked with learning, unlike other short courses, we ensure adequate skills building and not just a superficial overview of subject matter. Our curricula are developed by industry experts and are internally quality assured and approved by our Academic Board. Our short courses are institutional programmes and are non-credit bearing.

Short courses are typically non-credit bearing programmes, affording students the opportunity to build their professional credentials without the higher cost and time associated with studying for a university degree or qualification.

Yes, iQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Learn more about our accreditations or  view our registration certificate.

A dedicated course lecturer is available online to provide support and assistance. They can answer your questions via iCan messages or discussion forums. Your tutor can also be contacted by email or telephone.

There are no written examinations for this course. As part of your learning, you are encouraged to complete short quizzes throughout each module, which help you build and test knowledge. You will be required to complete and submit one summative assessment at the end of each module. To meet the requirement for this course, you will have to pass the final summative assessment for each module, before you can get certified.

Once you have completed your course, you will get an iQ Academy Short Course Certificate. Your certificate demonstrates that you have acquired industry-relevant skills which can enhance your promotional and employment opportunities.

  • Pass all your assignments
  • Pay up your student account
  • Email a certified copy of your ID document to: certificate@iqa.ac.za or fax: 086-758-4800 to receive your certificate.

Certificates are couriered by Fastway Courier Services once they are printed:

  • It takes up to 14 working days for us to print certificates and package them for our courier.
  • We send the Fastway Courier Service tracking number to you via email.
  • Delivery is between 3-7 working days.

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