National Certificate in Information Technology: Design Techniques(NQF 5)

MICT SETA Qualification Information Technology 193 Credits 1 Year Register Online
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

This qualification is primarily intended for application in the Design industry. The qualification
will give the learner the competencies required to progress in a career in Design. Learners
credited with this qualification will be able to practice in a variety of Design fields, and will be
equipped to enter a professional Design qualification at NQF Level 6.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Junior Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Associate Designer
  • Visual Designer
Section 3

Registered with

Department of Higher Education and Training.

Section 4

Accredited by

MICT Seta (SAQA ID: 90721)

Section 5

Admission Requirements

New National Senior Certificate (NSC) that allow entry to the Higher Education Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree OR Equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification. Learners should have the competence to communicate in at least two languages (one at NQF Level 3 and one at NQF Level 4), and should be mathematically literate at NQF Level 3.

Section 6


Vertical articulation is possible for the Diploma (NQF Level 6). Horizontal articulation on the NQF is possible with the National Certificate in Interactive Media (NQF Level 5).

Section 7

Assessment of Programme

Assessment is conducted as both Formative Assessment and Summative Assessments. The Formative Assessment is covered as Continuous Assessment Tests and compilation of a Portfolio of Evidence by the student. The Summative Assessment takes place as a National Summative exam for the First and Second Semesters. It is compulsory for all students to complete WIL for completion of the programme.

Section 8

Course Structure

  • Communication and Research
  • Design Production
  • Design Management
  • Computer Applications
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