Higher Certificate in Communication Practices

Programme Type: Higher Certificate

The IIE Higher Certificate In Communications Practices will provide learners with frameworks for identifying, conceptualising, and solving fundamental communication problems in the work environment. Successful graduates of this IIE qualification would have developed academic, professional writing and presentation skills which they can apply in both the academic context and entry-level work positions.

  • Industry: Humanities
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • SAQA: 112899
  • NQF: Level 5
  • Credits: 120
SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP

IIE graduates of this qualification will develop skills to gather, process, produce and present information as well as conceptualising and solving fundamental communication problems in the work environment

POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Report writing
  • Proofreading
  • Editing
  • Compiling presentations
  • Working on in-house media publications
  • Designing and developing social media content

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 To register, you must meet one of the following entry requirements:

Minimum Admission Requirements

 

English

Notes

NSC: HC pass with

30%

 

NC(V): HC pass

40%

 

SC: Endorsement -none

 

33.3%

 

SC(a): HC pass with

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 Level 4 equivalence with at least 30 % or equivalent for English.

 

Senate Discretionary Admissions

Mature Age Exemption

Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

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).

General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)

Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence, as well as minimum score of 145 out of 200 for all 4 GED subjects.

OQSF Qualifications

Candidates with an OQSF Level 5 or N4-N6 qualifications or combination of N3 and SC subjects, or an NSC (FET Colleges) with N3 subjects may be admitted to Higher Certificate Studies.


COURSE OUTLINE
MODULES
  • Applied Communication Techniques
  • Digital and Academic Literacies
  • Design Thinking and Problem-Solving
  • English Language Practice A
  • Communication Science 1
  • English Language Practice B
  • Fundamentals of Media Studies
  • Work Integrated Learning

TUITION FEES

APPLICATION FEE

SOUTH AFRICA STUDENTS

  • Early Bird Application Fee R150 (Payable by 31 December) | Late Application Fee R300 (1 January to 28 February), non-refundable.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Application Fee R3 500

PRE-REGISTRATION

  • *R300 All modes

DEPOSIT

  • Term Fee Deposit *R 850 (IIE Online only, per module)

CASH FEE PER MODULE

  • R2 890

Textbooks

The fees for all Online IIE qualifications include textbooks (ebooks). Prescribed textbook will be supplied in e-book format. Where an e-book is not available, the prescribed textbook will be provided in an alternate format.

*Ts & Cs Apply. Please ensure you consult a student advisor before registering to confirm fee and admission requirements. Returning Students,  please contact your campus for full registration details. Please note all early bird fees expire on 31 December, do take note when you apply or register. 


ACCREDITATION

The IIE Higher Certificate in Communication Practices 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 120-credit qualification on Level 5 (SAQA ID No: 112899). On successful completion you will receive a Higher Certificate in Communication Practices from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;

  • your equivalent qualification is evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);

  • International students, not in South Africa, enrolled for qualifications accredited and registered in the distance mode, and not receiving regular tuition support on the campuses do not require a study visa. However, if they are in South Africa while studying, or coming to the country for workshops, they must be in possession of the relevant visa documents.

  • An USAf Exemption Certificate is required   -   the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.
  • This information is valid for the 2022 academic year only.
  • The fees for all Online IIE qualifications include textbooks (ebooks). Prescribed textbook will be supplied in e-book format. Where an e-book is not available, the prescribed textbook will be provided in an alternate format.
  • Free software is available to all registered IIE Rosebank College students. 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 using their RCONNECT email address at FTP//10.118.180.17/.

NB: this infomration 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.”

PATHWAYS

The Independent Institute of Education (THE IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a higher certificate and progress into a diploma or degree.  There are several pathways offered at IIE Rosebank College that enables access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information.

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