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Higher certificate : Higher Certificate: Community Development Work

HCCDWG

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Semester 1

120

5

Additional Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification is required for admission.

Applicants in possession of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) will be selected according to the selection requirements as approved by Senate.

Candidates with a CUT score lower than 26 points may be subject to a selection process based on a minimum number of points to be scored on the CUT scoring scale.

Additional admission requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a mark of 50% for English is required.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in English is required.

Pre-requisites

The Academic Literacy and Communication Studies programme requires the successful completion of two instructional offerings, A and B, in this specific order. 

A distinction (75% or more) in instructional offering A ensures exemption from instructional offering B.  A pass (without distinction) means that the student must pass instructional offering B in order to meet the prerequisite for the learning programme.  Failing instructional offering A means that the student must re-register for instructional offering A in a subsequent semester. No student will be allowed to graduate without completing the Academic Literacy and Communication Studies programme.

No student will be allowed to graduate without completing Personal Information Management (PIM5011 OR PIM5012).

Career Opportunities

The aim of the programme is to provide qualified students with the necessary skills to integrate generic community development knowledge and skills in an effective manner, in order to promote ethical and professional community development work in practice.  The range of subjects in the qualification will allow the student to gain knowledge relating to community development worker careers in a wide range of sectors, such as sustainable community development (administration); rural and urban development; local government; Integrated Development Planning (IDP) and Local Economic Development (LED) initiatives; administration and governance of sustainable development projects; human settlements; and community health matters, such as HIV/AIDS.

Remarks

All instructional offerings are compulsory.

After successful completion of this qualification, the Higher Certificate will be awarded during an official graduation ceremony of CUT.

The programme will be offered on a full-time basis over a period of one year, or on a part-time basis over a period of two years. The programme will only be offered on a part-time basis if enough students enrol for the course on a part-time basis.

Instructional offering: Full-time (1 year)

1ST YEAR (full time)

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


LCS5011

LCS5012

Academic Literacy and Communication Studies

12

NMR11AB


Numeracy

6

DGL11AB


Digital Literacy

6

PDP11AB

PDP12AB

Participative Development Practices

24

SDT11AB

SDT12AB

Sustainable Development Theory

24

LMP11AB


Legislation and Municipal Processes

12


POP12AB

Project Management

12


ERD12AB

Ethics, Rights and Democracy

12


WIL12AB

Work-integrated Learning

12

PIM5011

PIM5012 (if PIM5011 is not completed)

Personal Information Management

0

Total:

120


Instructional offering: Part-time (2 years)

1ST YEAR (part time)

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


LCS5011

LCS5012

Academic Literacy and Communication Studies

12

NMR11AB


Numeracy

6

DGL11AB


Digital Literacy

6

PDP11AB

PDP12AB

Participative Development Practices

24


POP12AB

Project Management

12

PIM5011

PIM5012

Personal Information Management

0

Total:

60

For more information contact: Department of Government Management

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