Damelin Higher Certificate



Damelin Higher Certificate, Do you have good interpersonal and communication skills? Can you plan, organise and prioritise effectively and efficiently? Now is your time to succeed with a career in Office Administration.
Office administration is a key management function that involves a set of day-to-day activities that contributes to the operational success of an organisation. An office administrator is able to juggle tasks of a challenging nature, including financial planning, distribution and logistics, payroll, recordkeeping, customer service and implementing department specific policies and changes, to name a few. Within the administrative field, teamwork, communication and organisational problem solving skills is essential as work may demand focused group tasks.
With this Diploma in Office Administration you will be able to keep an office running smoothly and effectively whilst providing a skilled support structure to management. Explore subjects in office communication, business and office administration, bookkeeping, marketing management and public relations, business law and administrative practice as well as cost and management accounting.



Why study with Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.



How to get in?

Registering for the Higher Certificate in Office Administration is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.
Requirements:
The learner must have completed the following 6 learning areas in the Certificate: Office Administration:

  • Office Communication
  • Business and Office Administration 1
  • Bookkeeping
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice
  • Cost and Management Accounting

Time you will spend on the course

One year, full-time study based on contact hours as determined by the ICB. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.



Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
Business and Office Administration 2

  • Office Equipment and ergonomics
  • Filing systems and records management
  • Reception duties
  • Dealing with customer queries
  • Trades and event management
  • Managing yourself in the workplace
  • Banking, cash control and business information manual

Economics

  •  An introduction to economics
  •  Economic systems in perspective
  •  Formulating an economic framework
  •  The money market and monetary economics
  •  International trade and finance
  •  Labour economics

Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

  • An introduction to human resource management
  • Strategising, structuring and planning
  • Recruiting potential employees
  • Selection and appointment of employees
  • Managing performance of employees
  • Compensation management
  • Career management
  • Human resource development

Click here for quick access to the fact sheet for more info.

Materials to stay ahead

Click here for quick access to the fact sheet for more info.

Careers you’d be great at

  • Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Administrative Services Officer
  • General Office Manager
  • Human Resource Administrator

The strength in your qualification

Upon successful completion of the programme, ICB will issue learners with a Results Letter outlining the modules covered and the Higher Certificate: Office Administration, SAQA ID 23619 (Credits 240) with a FASSET endorsement will be awarded.
 
 

Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Full-Time I SAQA ID: 64649 (23117) I NQF Level: 5 I Credits: 159 I Course Type: Higher Certificate
(This is an accredited programme with the ETDP SETA)

Develop little minds into tomorrow’s leaders with the Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Why this course is perfect for you?

Do you enjoy interacting with little children? Are you an understanding and caring person with high patience levels? Then you could fit well into a career in Early Childhood Development (ECD).
Whether it’s a hands-on role as an educator working in a preschool or day care service, a health role such as a maternal and child health nurse; or a managerial role running a service, you’ll go home each day knowing that your work is supporting and enriching the lives of children and their families. Early childhood is a growth sector and qualified, committed early childhood professionals are in demand. Your training and education will be rewarded with a satisfying position and you can take your qualification to various sectors.
This course has been carefully designed to provide you with a deeper and more complex understanding of the knowledge, skills, and values required being an effective Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioner. ECD is one of the most necessary and rewarding career fields available in education today and we have designed this course to be informative, fun and practical, to ensure that you become an active learner. So take on a profession that allows you to mould and shape children to becoming bright, responsible and empowered individuals with the Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Development.

Why study with Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development (ECD) is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.
Requirements:

  • English language at NQF 4 /Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF 4 /Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • A South African second language at NQF 4 /Grade 12 or equivalent.

Time you will spend on the course

This is a one-year course, in which you will attend full-time classes during the week (based on certificate requirements). A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your qualification.
Mediating Learning

  • Explain and apply consistent theories of child development of individual children to inform own practice and planning on an individual basis

Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills

  • Learners are able to describe, plan, prepare, implement, assess and evaluate a Literacy programme, activities and material
  • Learners are able to describe, plan, prepare, implement, assess and evaluate a Numeracy programme, activities and material
  • Learners are able to describe, plan, prepare, implement, assess and evaluate a Life Skills programme, activities and material

Managing a Learning Programme

  • Learners are able to establish and maintain efficient management systems that ensure the effective functioning of the ECD site

Safety, Nutrition and Healthy Development

  • Demonstrate the ability to implement comprehensive safety & health policies in a holistic, inclusive & developmentally appropriate way with families and wider community

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, Internet and email.

Communication Skills

  • Confidently conduct a presentation in public

Basic Financial Skills

  • Manage Material and Financial Resources

Working with Colleagues, Families and Communities

  • To promote effective communication between ECD practice, families and communities

Assessing Children’s Progress

  • To select and use appropriate methods for assessing children’s progress on a systematic basis, and establish process for communication with family about their children’s progress

Professional Practice in ECD

  • Understand and promote professional accountability in practice

ECD Practical (1st and 2nd semester)



  • Planning a Learning Programme
  • Facilitating a Learning Programme
  • Assessing children
  • Evaluation of Learning Programme and self

Workplace Learning
This programme includes a compulsory Workplace Learning component. Workplace Learning provides important opportunities for professional and personal growth. It addresses specific competencies identified for the acquisition of the qualification, which relates to the development of skills that will make the learner employable and will assist in developing his/her personal skills.
Click here for quick access to the fact sheet for more info.

Materials to stay ahead

A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.

Careers you’d be great at

  • Caregiver
  • ECD Practitioner
  • ECD Entrepreneur

The strength in your qualification

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Damelin results letter outlining the unit standards covered and Damelin will apply to ETDP on your behalf for the Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development.

*This programme is offered by Damelin and quality assured by the Damelin Academic Board.

 

Higher Certificate in PC Engineering

Full Time and Part Time I SAQA ID: 67293 I NQF Level: 5 I Credits: 145 I Course Type: National Qualification

Computer geniuses who can rewire a system and architect web wonders will have their brilliance brought to life with the Higher Certificate in PC Engineering.

Why this course is perfect for you?

Are you a technical mastermind that revels in the word of code? Do you have a gift for understanding complicated computer programmes? If so, then ensure a glitch-free future with the Higher Certificate in PC Engineering.
PC Engineers are specialists in assembling, configuring and understanding the hardware (the body) and software (the mind) of personal computer systems. In a company they are responsible for managing the IT networks, setting up routers and wireless hubs, troubleshooting a malfunction, installing PC security systems and providing technical support to the team. For this reason, they need excellent knowledge of the PC system, good communication skills and excellent customer service abilities.
In the digital age the role of PC engineers has become extremely important because without their skills set, no employee who requires a computer to work would be able to accomplish their daily tasks. The Higher Certificate in PC Engineering offers a broad knowledge of information and communication technology principles, and fundamental knowledge of digital electronics to provide you with ‘windows’ of opportunities in your career.

Why study at Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave the Damelin home with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the Higher Certificate in PC Engineering is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.
Requirements:

  • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
  • An achievement rating of 3 (40% – 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
    • Age Exemption (23 years or older)
    • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wish to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
  • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme

Click here for quick access to the fact sheet for more info.

Time you will spend on the course

This is a one-year course, with the option to attend either full-time or part-time classes during the week. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
YEAR 1:  SEMESTER MODULES
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.

Semester 1
Basic Hardware 1A*
Computer Systems Maintenance
Basic Electronics and Digital Electronics
End User Computing***
Systems Software
Semester 2
Basic Hardware 1B*
Data Communications and Networks
Work Integrated Learning**

** 120 hours of WIL is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
***Students will be given an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. Should a student pass the exam they will be exempted from attending tuition for this module and credits will be awarded.
Click here for quick access to the fact sheet for more info.

Materials to stay ahead

A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.

Careers you’d be great at

  • PC Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Data Processor
  • Web Developer
  • PC Support Assistant
  • Systems Analysis and Design Manager
  • Computer Support Specialist

The strength in your qualification

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Higher Certificate in PC Engineering.

Take your education to the next degree

Go even further with a higher qualification. With this higher certificate you can study further at Damelin or another accredited institution.

 

ICB Higher Certificate in Office Administration CSOAIcb (SA)

Course fee

Price: R7,500.00
Please Note:
The special Payment in Full Web Price listed above is only valid if you complete the enrolment form on the Damelin Correspondence website and choose one of the Payment in Full options available to you.
Your Payment in Full options are:

  • Credit Card (you can use your budget facility)
  • Internet Banking Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • Direct Deposit (at any FNB Bank Branch)
  • Cheque, Postal Order (delivered or posted to one of our branches) or Cash (paid at one of our branches)

The Payment Plan option on our website does not qualify you for our special Web Only Prices.

Course Introduction

You will acquire knowledge of Office Management Techniques, Knowledge of Human Resources, Labour Relations and Economics. When you pass this course, you will achieve the designation of Junior Office Administrator from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

Course Contents

  • Business and Office Administration 2
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
  • Economics

Career Fields/Further Studies

Successful students could pursue a career as an:

  • Secretary
  • General Office Manager
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Labour Relations Administrator

Please enquire at your nearest Damelin Correspondence College branch for the prospectus containing information with regard to further studies.

Accreditation

SAQA ID: 23619
NQF: Level 5
Credits: 240

Programme Type

The Higher Certificate: Office Administration, NQF Level 5, ID 23619, is a Qualification, accredited by FASSET SETA, through the ICB. The ICB is a quality assurance partner of FASSET SETA.

Programme Duration

You should be able to complete this course within 12 months.

Entrance Requirements

The National Certificate: Office Administration, NQF Level 5, ID 23618.

Student Assessment

You are required to register directly with the ICB for exams. You are required to submit assignments to the ICB for marking and pass them successfully. The assignments are in the form of a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and will be sent by the ICB to you after you have registered for your exams with the ICB. Exams are written in February, May, August and November. Please contact the ICB for further information on membership and exam registration. Please note that your enrolment with DCC does not include ICB membership or exam fees. 

Certification



Upon successful completion of the programme, the ICB will award you with an Achievement Certificate indicating your result. On successful completion of all learning areas in this qualification, your details will be uploaded onto the FASSET SETA database and your Higher Certificate: Office Administration, NQF Level 5, ID 23619, will be issued to you by the ICB.
ICB Contact Details Ground Floor Birkdale 2
River Park. Liesbeeck Parkway Mowbray, 7700
Tel no: 021 6591300
E-mail: enquiries@icb.org.za
Web:  www.icb.org.za