• Management Sciences

National Diploma Project Management


The purpose of the qualification is to enable a learner, under general supervision, to:

  • Plan, establish and manage a simple to moderately complex project and project team whilst using a variety of routine and non-routine processes.
  • Select from a wide choice of standard and non-standard procedures.
  • Take full responsibility for the nature, quantity and quality of output.
  • Take responsibility for group output as required.
  • Show possession of a wide range of scholastic and/or technical skills applicable in the field of project management.

The purpose of this qualification is to address the project and general threshold competence required to manage simple to moderately complex projects.

A project manager operating at NQF level 5 maybe a full-time manager or a part time manager involved in the product design and development work. He could be operating as a technical specialist and as a project manager.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This qualification can be obtained in part or in whole through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Access to this Qualification is open to all learners who:

  • Have completed Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Are in possession of a qualification at NQF Level 4 such as an FETC or a Senior Certificate.

Learners should preferably have completed either the FETC: Project Management or the NC: Project Management Level 5, before accessing the qualification.


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