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IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to practise teaching and learning effectively and in an educationally sound and professional manner.

Overview

The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education aims to address the needs that have been identified in the education sector to develop well qualified educators who are able to facilitate learning through the application of appropriate teaching practices based on, for example, the discipline and on the level of students.

The qualification design provides essential knowledge and training for those who are already lecturing or who have lectured in the Higher Education sector in their field of expertise, with limited knowledge of the educational principles that guide best practice teaching. Students will be well equipped to add educational value to their own discipline, to their learners and to support continuous improvement practices in any Higher Education institution. The curriculum of this programme includes a focus on higher education in the contemporary social and political context; education leadership and policy; contemporary learning theories and approaches; transformational curriculum theory and design; education research; and assessment practice.

These curricular elements are all focused on students’ personal disciplines in the context of South African higher education. The curriculum focuses on application-based assessment on topics to real or scenario-based higher education learning environments.

Course Outline

SEMESTER 1    

  • July-Dec 2023    
    • APPE8411
    • Approaches to Education
  • July-Dec 2023    
    • TLHE8411    
    • Teaching and Learning in the Contemporary HE Context A
  • July 2023-Jul 2024    
    • HETP8419    
    • Higher Education Teaching Project

SEMESTER 2    ​    ​

  • Jan-July 2024    
    • CURS8412    
    • Curriculum Studies
  • Jan-July 2024
    • TLHE8412    
    • Teaching and Learning in the Contemporary HE Context B

SEMESTER 3    ​    ​

  • July-Dec 2024    
    • EDML8429    
    • Educational Management and Leadership
  • July-Dec 2024    
    • HETP8419    
    • Higher Education Teaching Project

*Note: Higher Education Teaching Project (HETP8419) is done over full duration of the qualification (18 months)

DURATION

Distance (Online): This is an 18-month IIE qualification available through IIE Distance (online) learning for individuals wanting to study and work. As an IIE distance student you will receive all your support online from a dedicated team of IIE Rosebank College online tutors. Speak to a student advisor for more information.  

THE WEIGHT YOUR FUTURE QUALIFICATION CARRIES

The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 130-credit qualification on Level 8 (SAQA ID No: 90646). On successful completion you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

English  
NSC: Diploma with 30%
NC(V): Diploma pass with 40%
SC: Endorsement -none with 33.3%
SC(a): Diploma pass A minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC.
International A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 40% or equivalent for English.
Alternatively, a cognate Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma studies. If discipline not cognate, at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.

 

Senate Discretionary Admission

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).

Important Information

  • To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.

We've got your back!

All our IIE Rosebank College registered students get free software. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can  access the software online using their RCCONNECT email addresses on office 365 or visit the campus IT Department to get FTP access to download the software.

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS 
To get the best out of the blended learning experience, you will need the following minimum requirements: a computer or laptop with WI-FI, Windows 10 or higher, Intel Pentium 4 Processor or Higher, 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or a System on a Chip (SoC), 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit (Or Higher) for your RAM, 16 GB for 32-bit OS 32 GB for 64-bit OS (or Higher) Hard Drive space, DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver for your Graphics card, and a Screen Resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800

NB: This fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication. The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason.

Fees

Cash Fee Per Module

R6 350

Deposit

R2 160

5 Monthly Installments

R1 008

Total (Terms Fee Per Module)

R7 200

Course Accreditation

The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 130-credit qualification on Level 8 (SAQA ID No: 90646). On successful completion you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

Pathways

There are several pathways offered by The IIE at IIE Rosebank College, that enable access to higher-level qualifications. Speak to the student advisor for more information.

Qualification Overview

IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education

Duration

1.5 years

Course Type

Postgraduate

Study Options

Online

NQF

Level 8

Credits

120

SAQA

90646