Cost of programme: R30,000 (VAT inclusive)

Minimum credits: 149
RPL available
Duration of programme: One year
Presented: Full-time

Payment structure

  • 20% deposit of the total tuition fee must be paid before registration.
  • Thereafter, a late registration fee will be charged.
  • The initial payment must then be followed by quarterly payments of 20% of the total value of the programme.
  • These payments are due before end of term.
  • Thereafter, interest will be charged for balance owed beyond three months.

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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?  If this, then this is the perfect programme to match your dream of wanting to start, operate, manage and grow a new small to medium business venture.

The programme will equip you with a variety of technical, business managerial and personal skills and strategies to help them succeed in the creation and sustenance of a business.

You will also have developed a sound foundation for the application of these skills and knowledge to explore a diverse range of entrepreneurial opportunities.


It is assumed that a candidate has the necessary skills at this level:
– Communication at NQF Level 3
– Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.


On completion of this qualification, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and create a new venture
  • Demonstrate knowledge of interpersonal skills in a business environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic economics within a market economy
  • Manage a new venture by applying business principles and techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of leadership and management.


The curriculum for this programme is as follows:

1. Mathematics in business
2. Business communication
3. Start and run a business
4. Leadership skills
5. Business ethics
6. Business finance management
7. Marketing
8. Professional behaviour.


  • 80% practical (60% workplace implementation, 20% assessment) and 20% theory (workshop)
  • Theory/Contact time: 306 hours required for formal learning
  • Workplace: 988 hours required for workplace practice and transferring the learning. Formative assessment activities are included in the workplace learning time
  • Assessment: 306 hours required for assessment preparation, evidence collection and submission
  • 1,600 hours = 160 unit standard credits
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