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Higher Certificate in Management of Technology and Innovation 

NQF 5 | SAQA ID 96742 | 120 CREDITS

Programme details

 The Higher Certificate is designed to enable members of an organisation, whose career paths may not necessarily have included gaining formal qualifications, to realise their true potential by developing them to understand their role in an organisational environment and preparing them to perform their job more effectively within a contemporary organisational context. It also affords students the opportunity to add a new skill set to their repertoire. This qualification serves as a foundational programme for those wanting to gain access to a Bachelor’s Degree.

The qualification provides personal development opportunities for students whilst they meet their job requirements. It emphasises the integration of systems, technology, innovation and people development concepts into each person’s individual performance within an organisation. The curriculum is coupled with the choice of electives that hone students’ skills in a particular area. The purpose of this qualification is to equip students to contribute towards the debate on socioeconomic transformation and management development in South Africa.

This purpose seeks to transform individuals, organisations and the community at large, dealing with management development challenges, such as the management of technology, entrepreneurship, project management, the management of innovation, the management of people and systems thinking from a management development perspective. 


Kindly contact The Institute for availability of electives. The Institute
reserves the right not to run a particular elective should minimum
enrolment numbers not be reached.

Minimum admission requirements

  • National Senior Certificate NSC/SC(a) – with a minimum of 30% in English or a minimum of 33.3% in English for the Senior Certificate (SC); OR

  • National Certificate (NC) (V) at Level 4 – with a minimum of 40% in English.


If you do not meet the Admission Criteria and would like to discuss your study options. Please email Admissions at

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Alternative access routes should the candidate not meet the admission requirements:

  • RPL for access


RPL is at the Senate’s discretion on a case-by-case basis.


For more information please refer to the Policy on the link below or email Admissions at

D20 – RPL, CAT and Articulation Policy

Programme overview

Next start date:

March 2023
June 2023
August 2023
October 2023

Next Open Day:

View Upcoming Open Day

Study Mode:

Online Distance Education with online learning engagements


Full-time 1 year

Part-time 2 years


Fully supported


The DaVinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd, Registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration No. 2004/HE07/003. This qualification is accredited by the Council on Higher Education and Registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Application Fee:

R 350.00

Admission Fee:

R 4,200.00

The admission fee is a non-refundable fee payable prior to the commencement of the programme. This fee will be deducted from the Registration fee.


Registration Fee 2023:


Positions some alumni of the programme hold:

  • Customer Services Officer

  • Call Centre Agent

  • Call Centre Manager

  • Channel Manager

  • Business Process Manager

  • International Customer Service Manager

  • Customer Service Supervisor

  • Commercial Assistant

  • Operations Manager

  • Distribution Manager

  • Customer Service Agent

  • Technical Support

  • Balancing Officer

  • Marketing Assistant

  • Stock Logistics Team Leader

  • Administration Officer

  • Third-Party Claim Specialist

  • Operation Controller

  • Customer Business Solutions Manager

  • Internal Sales Consultant

  • Office Manager

  • Business Development Manager

  • Sales Development Manager

  • Commercial Administration

  • Senior Sales Administrator

  • Store Manager

  • Regional Project Manager

  • Sales Area Supervisor

  • Customs Manager

  • Duty Manager

  • Risk Officer

  • Learning and Development Officer

  • Clearance Broker

When you exit the qualification you should be equipped to:

  • Define and apply different management development theories within a systems thinking framework.

  • Describe the knowledge and skills required for the effective management of technology, the management of innovation, and the management of people processes and compile a basic checklist of performance.

  • Communicate ideas, concepts and practical application of theories.

  • Apply technology, innovation, people, and systems thinking concepts to transform individuals, communities, and/or organisations.


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