Advanced Certificate in Business Administration

Faculty Of  • SAQA ID No. 84026 • NQF6 • 120 Credits • 1 Year

The Advanced Certificate in Business Administration is an articulation level of the Higher Certificate in Business Administration qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to prepare students for a career in business or for proceeding to an Intermediate level of business management study. This qualification is primarily vocational and industry oriented with Work Integrated Learning being a key component. The qualification provides students with the relevant knowledge, cognitive and conceptual tools to further
their higher education studies in their chosen field of study. Students may also seek admission to degree or diploma programmes using this qualification as an entry requirement.


Students who may have completed a related qualification at NQF Level 5 and would like to study further, or would like to study for a further period of one year will find this qualification most desirable. Unemployed youth and others in employment would also benefit as the knowedge and skills accquired could be used immediately in the workplace.

• A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with an endorsement for admission to a Higher Certificate

• The National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 5 with appropriate combinations of recognised subjects and levels of achievement.

• Further Education and Training (FET) NQF Level 5.

• Mature age exemption for people above the age of 23 years as set out in the Higher Education Regulations.

• Recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Advanced Certificate in Business Administration - Module Breakdown

Semester 1 Credits
Business Management 611 10
Accounting 611 10
Information Systems 611 10
Economics 611 10
Commercial Law 600 10
Human Resource Management 600 10
Semester 2 Credits
Business Management 612 10
Accounting 612 10
Information Systems 612 10
Economics 612 10
Marketing Management 612 10
Work Integrated Learning 600 10

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