Diploma in Information Technology

National Qualification | Full-Time and Part-Time

SAQA ID
67292

NQF
Level 6

Credits
360

The Diploma in Information Technology aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to assist in the implementation of IT activities with or without supervision, depending on the level of the task undertaken. The qualification will provide the basis for further development of the student into specialist and junior management areas in the field of Information Technology.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to seek positions in the field of Information Technology. Students will have a broad knowledge of ICT principles and will also be equipped with the skills needed in the ICT industry.



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+Duration

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner.

+Career fields

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Network Administration
  • Data Processing
  • Web Development
  • Programming
  • IT Project Management
  • Systems Analysis and Design

+Certification

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Diploma in Information Technology.

+Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), or Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), or
  • An equivalent international school-leaving certificate / foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level, or
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older):
    • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption

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* Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated, i.e. it is a pre-requisite to first complete Module A, before registering for Module B, or complete 1st Year, before registering for 2nd Year.

Year 1: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Accounting 1

15

Systems Software

15

Information Systems 1A*

10

Information Systems 1B*

10

Networks 1A*

10

Networks 1B*

15

Programming 1A*

15

Programming 1B*

15

End-User Computing**

15

Total Credits

65

Total Credits

55

Total credits Year 1: 120

**Students will be given an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. Should a student pass the exam, they will be exempted from attending tuition for this module and credits will be awarded.

Year 2: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Information Systems 2A*

15

Information Systems 2B*

10

Documentation Analysis and Design 1A*

10

Documentation Analysis and Design 1B*

10

Programming 2A*

15

Programming 2B*

15

Web Development 2A*

15

Web Development 2B*

10

Advanced PC Skills 2A*

10

Advanced PC Skills 2B*

10

Total Credits

65

Total Credits

55

Total credits Year 2: 120
Year 3: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Information Systems 3A*

15

Information Systems 3B*

15

Programming 3A*

10

Programming 3B*

10

Software Engineering 1A*

10

Software Engineering 1B*

10

Principles of Project Management

10

Experiential Learning***

40

Total Credits

45

Total Credits

75

Total credits Year 3: 120

***Note that it is compulsory for all students to complete 160 hours of Experiential Learning in the workplace.