FET Certificate: Project Management

Certificate | Full Time


Level 4


The FET Certificate in Project Management at NQF Level 4 is designed for learners wanting to work in or with project management teams or use a project approach to their business. The projects may be technical, business, government or community development projects and will cut across a range of economic sectors. This qualification is also of value to learners running their own business, as project management is an integral component of any business system.

The programme will provide learners with knowledge and skills to use and apply the key project management principles, tools and techniques to be able to fulfil the following with confidence:

  • be an effective project team member
  • provide administrative support to a project manager and team members
  • provide assistance to a project manager of medium to large projects
  • apply the skills needed in the running of own business more effectively

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1 year, full-time study based on the NQF notional hours.

+Career fields

The learners who complete the qualification could pursue a career as a:

  • Project Administrator
  • Leader of a small project/sub-project
  • Small business owner


Upon successful completion of the programme, ICB will issue learners with a Results Letter outlining the modules covered and the Certificate: Office Administration, SAQA ID 23618 (Credits 120) with a FASSET endorsement will be awarded. Learner results will be recorded on the ICB National Learner Records Database within 3 months of completion.

+Admission Requirements

  • Knowledge, comprehension and application of the English language at NQF 3/Grade 11 or equivalent
  • Knowledge, comprehension and application of Mathematical Literacy at NQF 3/Grade 11 or equivalent
  • Knowledge, comprehension and application of a South African 2nd language at NQF 2/Grade 10 or equivalent
  • Knowledge, comprehension and application of Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3/Grade 11 or equivalent
  • Admission may be subject to an interview with an academic staff member.

+Additional Costs

  • Learners are expected to make provision for the following item: Event Planners’ Toolkit, subject to quote from suppliers.
  • Additional assessment fees may be applicable. Refer to Academic Fee Schedule.

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+Programme Outline

Project Management Tools, Techniques & Costing
  • Project Scope statement
  • Cost types
  • Cost budget formats
  • Controlling cost budgets
  • Project Management Tools and Techniques
  • Practical application of tools & techniques
  • MS Project
Project Management Quality Assurance
  • Management of Project Risk.
  • Risk Management Factors.
  • Risk Management Statements and/or Plans
  • Quality Control: purpose, processes.
  • Developing Quality Standards.
  • Project Quality Plan: practices, steps for project quality outcomes testing, using a test plan.
  • Managing Project Quality.
Supervise a Project Team
  • What is a team?
  • The purpose of teams.
  • Stages of team development.
  • Team Members: characteristics, roles, communication
  • Managing team performance.
  • Conflict Resolution.
  • Team dynamics: personal, ethical, religious & cultural differences.
  • Managing Team activities: plan, organise, lead, delegate, monitor performance.
  • Benefits of monitoring progress.
  • English 1st language – Level 4
  • South African 2nd language – Level 3
  • Mathematical literacy – Level 4
Workplace Learning

This programme includes a compulsory Workplace Learning component. Workplace learning provides important opportunities for professional and personal growth. It addresses specific competencies identified for the acquisition of the qualification, which relates to the development of skills that will make the learner employable and will assist in developing his/her personal skills.

MS Project
  • Creating a project Plan
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Creating and assigning resources
  • Finalising a Project Plan
  • Exchanging a Project Plan data with other applications
  • Updating a project plan
  • Creating custom reports
  • Re-using project plan information