The Higher Certificates are qualifications registered on the NQF at Exit Level 5 with a minimum of 120 credits.
A Higher Certificate is a one-year; full time face to face learning course or two-year part time distance learning course that allows students the opportunity to work towards accessing a higher qualification like a Degree or Diploma. Students choosing to use the Higher Certificate to advance their studies, still need to meet institutional entrance requirements. The Higher Certificate allows for quick entry into the job market, providing hands on skills. An industry relevant Higher Certificate will include work integrated learning as part of the curriculum to prepare you for the working world.