The Higher Certificate qualification is aimed at developing people who have been earmarked for the management stream within their organisation. Candidates are provided with the basic concepts relating to the Management of Technology, Innovation, People and Systems.
The qualification is designed to include members of an organisation, whose career paths may not have necessarily included gaining formal qualifications, in order to realise their true potential by:
- Assisting them to understand their role in an organisational environment;
- Preparing them to perform their job more effectively within a modern organisational environment;
- Assisting them to apply programme content within their own working environment; and
- Emphasising the integration of systems, technology, innovation and people development concepts into their individual performance within the context of the organisation.
People who achieve this Qualification will be able to:
- Define and apply a variety of 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 checklists of performance indicators;
- Communicate ideas, concepts and practical application of theories; and
- Apply technology, innovation, people and systems thinking concepts to transform individuals, organisations and/or communities.
By enrolling in the Higher Certificate programme, students should be able to transform theoretical understanding of the specific subject matter into demonstrable application back into the workplace and are able to do the following in terms of;
- Scope of knowledge, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate an informed understanding of the core areas of one or more fields, disciplines or practices, and an informed understanding of the key terms, concepts, facts, general principles, rules and theories of that field, discipline or practice;
- Knowledge literacy, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate the awareness of how knowledge or a knowledge system develops and evolves within the area of study or operation;
- Method and procedure, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate the ability to select and apply standard methods, procedures or techniques within the field, discipline or practice, and to plan and manage an implementation process within a well-defined, familiar and supported environment;
- Problem-solving, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate the ability to use a range of specialised skills to identify, analyse and address complex or abstract problems drawing systematically on the body of knowledge and methods appropriate to a field, discipline or practice;
- Ethics and professional practice, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate the ability to take account of, and act in accordance with, prescribed organisational and professional ethical codes of conduct, values and practices and to seek guidance on ethical and professional issues where necessary;
- Accessing, processing and managing information, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate the ability to gather information from a range of sources, including oral, written or symbolic texts, to select information appropriate to the task, and to apply basic processes of analysis, synthesis and evaluation on that information;
- Producing and communicating information, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate the ability to communicate information reliably, accurately and coherently, using conventions appropriate to the context, in written and oral or signed form or in practical demonstration, including an understanding of and respect for conventions around intellectual property, copyright and plagiarism, including the associated legal implications;
- Context and systems, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate the ability to operate in a range of familiar and new contexts, demonstrating an understanding of different kinds of systems, their constituent parts and the relationships between these parts, and to understand how actions in one area impact on other areas within the same system;
- Management of learning, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate his or her performance or the performance of others, and to take appropriate action where necessary; to take responsibility for his or her learning within a structured learning process, and to promote the learning of others; and
- Accountability, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate the ability to account for his or her actions, to work effectively with and respect others, and, in a defined context, to take supervisory responsibility for others and for the responsible use of resources, where appropriate.
The Higher Certificate qualification could be applied to the following working environments:
- Operational Risk
- Business Analysis
|Qualification for which applying||Previous Academic Qualifications||Appropriate Work Experience (years)||Status||Conditions|
|Higher Certificate (MOTI)||Matriculation or Equivalent NQF 4 qualification||2||Full acceptance||None|
|-||Not equivalent to NQF 4||4||Provisional acceptance||Support and detailed assessment by The Da Vinci Institute based on performance in first three modules. If successful, the student's registration status changes to Full acceptance|
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Last updated January 19, 2018