Occupational Certificate: Project Manager

Status Of The Programme: 


Learning Options: 

Blended Learning.

Purpose of the Programme: 

Project Managers are the people in charge of a specific project or projects within a company or a government entity and any small or large scale development project requires high quality project management skills. The need for a qualification that will serve as a competency framework for the development of project managers is identified by a number of key government strategic frameworks and policy documents. Project Managers however can work in a variety of fields, from Information and Communication Technology, Human Resources, Advertising, Marketing, Construction and more.

Improved service delivery and economic growth in South Africa are dependent on the quality of project management skills available in the country. Project management is a cross-cutting function, needed in all social and economic sectors.

This qualification presents a competency framework appropriate for South African contexts and was developed and closely benchmarked against international standards.   It establishes a national standard for the training of fully qualified Project Managers and is closely aligned with international best practice.

Programme Outcomes: 

On completion of the programme you will be able to:

  1. Initiate a project to address specific project objectives.
  2. Plan and prepare the delivery of a project.
  3. Execute and control the delivery of a project management plan.
  4. Manage the project close out process.
Program Outline: 
Knowledge module
(60 credits)
Module 1 Introduction to Project management
(8 credits)
Module 2 Initiate a Project
(30 credits)
Module 3 Plan and Prepare the delivery
(44 credits)
Module 4 Project Management Systems
(56 credits)
Module 5 Execute and Control the Delivery
(76 credits)
Module 6 Close the Project
(18 credits)
Learning Assumed to be in Place: 

It is assumed that learners entering this programme are competent on Level 4 with Mathematical Literacy and Communication.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 

RPL for access to the qualification: Khulisane and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.  Application forms are available from our offices. 

RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Khulisane and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.


Training Programme Duration: 30 Days spread over 18 months including work experience.

Internal assessment: Portfolio of evidence will be submitted within two months after the training of each module. Assessment activities include evaluating all documentation produced during the process and questioning to test knowledge and ability to apply.  This assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA): The External integrated summative assessment conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria. The external assessment will be conducted through a theoretical assessment by an assessor registered by the AQP at approved assessment centres.

Certification: The QCTO will issue the certificate to successful candidates after completion of the EISA.

Target Group: 

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to study towards the occupation as Project Manager.

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