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Higher Certificate in Management of Technology and Innovation 

NQF 5 | SAQA ID 96742 | 120 CREDITS

Programme details

The Higher Certificate in Management of Technology and Innovation 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 better understand their role in an organisational environment and preparing them to be more effective within a contemporary organisational context. The qualification also equips students with personal development opportunities for them while they meet their job requirements, emphasising the integration of systems, technology, innovation, and people development concepts into each person's individual performance within an organisation. This qualification also serves as a foundational programme for those wanting to gain access into a Bachelor’s Degree.

The Qualification aims to produce life-long learners who are equipped to contribute towards the debate on socio-economic transformation and management development in South Africa, Continentally and Internationally. This purpose seeks to transform individuals, organisations, and the community at large, dealing with management development challenges, such as entrepreneurship, project management, the management of technology, the management of innovation, the management of people and the management of systems from a management development perspective.

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.

Compulsory Modules (84 Credits):
All compulsory modules must be completed. 

  • Managerial and Leadership Development (20 credits)

  • Systems Theory and Problem Solving (20 credits)

  • Management Fundamentals: Technology, People, and Innovation Management (20 credits)

  • Project Management (12 Credits)

  • Business Management (12 Credits)

Elective Modules (36 Credits):
Students must select 3 elective modules from the groupings explained below.

Systems and Technology Electives

  • Customer Centricity (12 credits)

  • Safety, Health, Environmental, Risk and Quality (SHERQ) Management (12 credits)

  • Supply Chain Management: Logistics and Transport (12 credits)

Innovation and People Electives

  • Business Improvement Specialist (12 credits)

  • Principles of Leadership (12 credits)

  • New Venture Creation (Entrepreneurship) (12 credits)

  • Sales Process and Management Environment (12 credits)

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

Choose from five intakes per year:



Next Open Day:

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Study Mode:

Online Distance Education with online learning engagements


Min: 1 year

Max: 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

The admission fee is a non-refundable fee payable prior to the commencement of the programme. 


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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