Higher Certificate In Procurement Management

120 credits, NQF LEVEL 5
Successful PROCUREMENT management is based on sound development, evaluation and implementation of PROCUREMENT management principles.

The purpose of this programme is to develop graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to analyse, interpret, understand and apply procurement management principles, processes and procedures.

The programme will provide a range of knowledge and competencies in fields such as business communications for procurement managers,digital literacy systems and financial management as well as general management skills and procurement principles. Work-directed, problem-based and project-based work integrated learning, will enable a learner to gain work related experience and apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace.

admission requirements
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Higher Certificate endorsement plus English (1st or additional) 40% (E)
  • Senior Certificate English SG D symbol or HG E symbol
  • National Certificate Vocational (NCV) with English 40%
  • National Certificate NQF Level 5 Supply Chain Management or relevant qualification (120 credits, SAQA listed programme)

Please note: Prospective students over 23 years of age who do not meet the minimum requirements could apply to the Registrar for possible admission through Recognition of Prior Learning OR gain approval to complete the OLG Higher Education Access Modules.

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What can Students Expect?
one year and a maximum of three years.
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Gain general management knowledge and understanding of general management concepts, principles and theories.
  • Apply the above concepts, principles and theories in the procurement management context.
  • Effectively source relevant management information, evaluate, select and analyse appropriate information.
  • Apply sound financial management principles in the procurement management environment.
  • Practically fulfil the functions and roles that procurement managers are normally called upon to discharge as part of the required duties.