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Higher Certificate in Operations Management

Faculty of Commerce

SAQA ID

100809

NQF

5

CREDITS

120

The Higher Certificate in Operations Management is a comprehensive and specialized educational program designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in the dynamic field of operations management. This program provides a solid foundation in the principles, strategies, and practices that drive efficient and effective business operations across various industries. The curriculum integrates theoretical insights with practical applications, enabling students to develop a holistic perspective on managing operational processes within organisations.

The programme duration is 1 years minimum

Learners could pursue a career as a/an:

  • Production Manager / Supervisor
  • Production Planner / Scheduler
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Manager / Supervision
  • Quality Controller

Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Higher Certificate in Operations Management and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony, couriered to the nearest branch or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.

It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can be issued.

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The minimum entry requirements for the Higher Certificate in Operations Management are:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Higher Certificate endorsement, or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Higher Certificate endorsement, or
  • Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), with Higher Certificate endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), with University Exemption or Higher Certificate endorsement, or
  • Foreign School leaving Certificate that complies with minimum admission requirements for Higher Certificate study as gazetted by the Matriculation Board (The Matriculation Board will do equivalency evaluation)Alternative admission requirements
  • Senate discretionary admission
  • Mature Age (23 - 45 years of age)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Candidates over the age of 23 at registration or during their first year of attendance who have attained a Senior Certificate with at least 40% in at least four Higher Grade or Standard Grade subjects, at least three of which were passed simultaneously, one of which is a Higher-Grade subject, and one is English.Additional Requirements
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and English at NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • Foreign applicants whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programmeLyceum may require appropriate combinations of subjects and levels of achievement for certain qualifications.Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) are articulation mechanisms. The institution reserves the right to conduct a formal assessment for purposes of CAT. An evaluation will be conducted to recognise prior learning. This evaluation may or may not be based on a form of formal assessment and can include a portfolio of evidence submission. These mechanisms are in line with the HEQSF as envisaged in the NQF Act 67 of 2008 and the CHE “Policies on the Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment in Higher Education” published by the CHE in August 2016.The final approval for applications in respect of CAT and RPL is subject to academic vetting in terms of applicable legislation and institutional policies.Enquire at your nearest Lyceum Branch Office for more information regarding the awarding of subject credits (Credit Accumulation and Transfer - CAT) towards Lyceum Qualifications.Study materials are largely supplied in digital format only. Printed copies can be ordered at the prescribed tariffs

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