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Short Courses vs Higher Certificate

iQ Short CoursesHigher Certificate Courses
Purpose of the course type Affordable and accessible improvement of skills, knowledge and marketability in a specific subject area.Affordable and accessible entry into Higher Education for matriculants (particularly those without entrance to University)
Entering qualificationGrade 9Grade 12, with at least 30% in English
CostInstalment: R479 x 24 months
Total Cost: R11,496
Interest: 0%
Books: R0
Instalment: R679 x 15 months and R709 x 15 months (other flexible plans available)
Total Cost:
Interest: 0%
Books: R0
R20,820 (10 185 for 1st academic year, 10 635 for 2nd academic year)
DurationAt student’s own pace
Approx. 6 months to 2 years
2 years (up to 3 years)
Time available to study200 notional hours

(Approx. 4 hrs a week to complete course in 1 year)

1,200 notional hours

(Approx. 12 hours a week to complete course in 2 years)

Mode of deliveryDistance learning

Providing flexibility to balance home, work and study life.

Distance learning

Providing flexibility to balance home, work and study life.

Academic support Access to qualified teaching via:

iCan online student portal
Email
Facebook
Telephone support (with call back on request)

Access to qualified teaching via:

iCan online student portal
Email
Facebook
Telephone support (with call back on request)

IQ Academy’s registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)Registration of short courses is not required by the DHET. Registered with DHET – Certificate No. 2012/HE07/001 – to offer the following accredited courses:

Higher Certificate Business Management
Higher Certificate Human Resource Management
Higher Certificate Marketing Management

Course accreditation with the Council on Higher Education (CHE)Short courses are not regulated (not required):

Bookkeeping
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Supervisory Management
Marketing Management
Public Relations Management
Management Information Systems
Management & Leadership
Public Administration
Supply Chain Management
Risk Management
Business Management
Office Administration
Tourism & Hospitality Management
Project Management
Employee Wellness
Customer Relationship Management

Courses accredited with CHE:

Higher Certificate Business Management
Higher Certificate Human Resource Management
Higher Certificate Marketing Management
120 credits (6 modules x 20 credits)

Course quality managementInternal Quality Management System (QMS)
External review by industry and academic experts
Internal Quality Management System (QMS)
External review by industry and academic experts
CHE quality management processes
National Qualifications Framework (NQF) registration by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority)Non credit-bearing course are not registered with SAQA and do not lead to a qualification or part-qualification registered on the NQF:

Bookkeeping
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Supervisory Management
Marketing Management
Public Relations Management
Management Information Systems
Management & Leadership
Public Administration
Supply Chain Management
Risk Management
Business Management
Office Administration
Tourism & Hospitality Management
Project Management
Employee Wellness
Customer Relationship Management

Registered NQF Level 5:

Higher Certificate Business Management (SAQA Qualification ID 87026)
Higher Certificate Human Resource Management (SAQA Qualification ID 90760)
Higher Certificate Marketing Management (SAQA Qualification ID 90743)

Certification and graduation Certificate of Achievement, awarded when the following conditions are met:

Completion of all academic requirements
Payment of all fees
Receipt of certified copy of ID document
No graduation ceremony

Higher Certificate, awarded when the following conditions are met:

Completion of all academic requirements
Payment of all fees
Receipt of certified copies – highest qualification and ID document
Graduation ceremony

Academic progression (Articulation)No formal progression opportunities (Completion does however contribute to a person’s competencies and these will be considered during a recognition of prior learning (RPL) process)Advanced Certificate (NQF 6)1
Diploma1&2
Bachelors Degree1&2
1subject to entrance requirements of institution
2Unconditional Exemption from Higher Education SA