- NQF 5
- Full Time
- One Year
The purpose of this qualification is to provide students the opportunity to acquire skills required to perform basic and
elementary functions in a Computer and Administration environment. Training for this programme is both theoretical and
practical. It allows students to grasp fundamental knowledge in the workings of various software packages and the modern
office environment. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social
and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the business sector. The students
are trained to assist management with various administrative duties. Students will be able to obtain employment in a range
of business administration, clerical, general office administrators, secretarial, receptionist, data entry clerks and related
This programme will contribute to the full development of the student within the Computers and Administration environment
by providing recognition and further mobility within the field of Business Administration. The qualification supports the
philosophy of life-long learning, because students will be able to increase their access to employment since this programme
also caters for individuals that who are employed but lack the certification to perform efficiently or to be promoted. This
qualification is the start of a career path in the Administration environment. The skills, value attributes, and knowledge
reflected in this qualification are building blocks that will prepare students for progression along the learning ladder.
Any of the following certificates will be accepted at registration:
- National Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
- Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4
- National Certificate Vocational, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies.
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is considered
on merit and circumstances
Certification and Examination Authority
Upon successful completion, students will receive a Berea College of Technology Higher Certificate in Computers and Administration. All Examinations are set and administered by Berea College of Technology.
All examinations are set and administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The National N Diploma is issued by the DHET.
Duration and Work-Integrated Learning
- The programme duration is 1 year on a full-time basis, or 3 years on a part-time basis.
- Prescribed textbook lists will be provided by the academic department at your campus. Students will receive electronic versions of the study guides for this programme.
Enquire at Berea Technical College campus for a current programme pricelist.
Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.
With this programme learners can further there be learning both horizontally and vertically. Learners can receive credits at
our institution and move onto other programmes offered at our Institution or they may obtain credits from public institutions
and progress vertically. The Professional training obtained from this programme allows our learner`s entrance additional
Qualifications the credits obtained can be used as evidence for RPL for other qualifications