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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Higher Certificate in Management of Technology and Innovation 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
96742  Higher Certificate in Management of Technology and Innovation 
ORIGINATOR
Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CHE - Council on Higher Education  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Higher Certificate  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Generic Management 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 091/21  2021-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
59449  Certificate: Technology Management and Innovation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  120   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The Qualification aims to produce life-long learners who are equipped to contribute towards the debate on socio-economic transformation and management development in South Africa. This purpose seeks to transform individuals, organisations and the community at large, dealing with management development challenges such as the management of technology, entrepreneurship, project management, the management of innovation, the management of people and the management of systems from a management development perspective.

At the Higher Certificate Programme Level (NQF 5), we provide a structured learning environment within which students develop the capacity 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 entrepreneurial theories.
  • Apply technology, innovation, people and systems thinking concepts to transform individuals, organizations and/or communities.

    Rationale:
    The Certificate is specifically designed to enable members of an organisation, whose career paths have not necessarily included gaining formal qualifications, to realise their true potential by developing them to understand their role in an organisational environment and preparing them to perform their job effectively within a modern organisational environment. The qualification also equip learners with providing personal development opportunities for them while they meet their job requirements and emphasising the integration of systems, technology, innovation and people development concepts into each person's individual performance within an organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
    The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part through the Recognition of Prior Learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The student is thoroughly briefed on the process to be used and support and guidance is provided. Care is taken that the process used provides the student with an opportunity to demonstrate competence.

    If the student is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours implicit in this qualification the appropriate credits will be assigned to the student. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment as mentioned above.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • Accelerated access to further learning at this or higher levels on the NQF.
  • Gaining of credits towards learning outcomes.
  • Obtaining of this qualification in part (50%).

    Entry Requirements:
  • Senior Certificate (SC).
    Or
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) passed with Higher Certificate studies.
    Or
  • National Certificate Vocational (NCV). 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification consists of compulsory and elective modules at NQF Level 5 totalling 120 Credits.
    Compulsory Modules:
  • Self, Other and Social Contexts, 10 Credits.
  • Problem Solving, Creative Thinking and Decision Making, 8 Credits.
  • Systems Thinking, 12 Credits.
  • Management of People, 10 Credits.
  • Management of Technology, 10 Credits.
  • Management of Innovation, 10 Credits.

    Elective Modules (choose 5 modules):
  • Financial Literacy, 12 Credits.
  • Customer Relationship Management, 12 Credits.
  • Basic Principles of Operations Management, 12 Credits.
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 12 Credits.
  • Project Business Context, 12 Credits.
  • Project Management, 12 Credits.
  • Project Finance, 12 Credits.
  • Project Change Dynamics, 12 Credits.
  • Project Sustainability, 12 Credits.
  • Entrepreneurship, 12 Credits.
  • Introduction to Strategic Management, 12 Credits.
  • Change Management, 12 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Define and apply different management development theories within a systems thinking framework.
    2. Describe the knowledge and skills required for the effective management of technology, the management of innovation and the management of people processes and compile a basic checklist of performance indicators.
    3.Communicate ideas, concept and practical application theories of Technology and Innovations.
    4. Apply technology, innovation, people and systems thinking concepts to transform individuals, communities and/or organisations. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Important principles and concepts are identified within existing management development theories by the learner.
  • Key Systems Thinking concepts are identified and applied to a workplace problem by the learner.
  • Management development theories are incorporated into the management development context of the learner's working environment.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Important terms, rules, concepts and principles are outlined and articulated in accordance with existing frameworks on the management of technology, the management of innovation and the management of people by the learner.
  • The required methods, procedures and enquiring techniques relevant to the management of technology, the management of innovation and the management of people domains are described with performance indicators from the workplace by the learner.
  • Technology, innovation and people concepts are described in relation to the management development context of the learner's working environment.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Key management development theories are explained in relation to the organisational environment.
  • Key Management of Technology, Management of Innovation and Management of People principles are explained with examples relevant to the workplace.
  • An overview of technology, innovation and people management theories are explained in relation to different management development contexts.
  • An overview of technology, innovation and people management theories are presented to peer groups.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • Learners define and record the development need required.
  • Possible responses to these needs are proposed and applied in relation to the learners' context.
  • Management of technology, innovation, people and systems thinking principles are integrated and applied within the relevant contexts.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Management and Leadership Competence (MLC):
    During the qualification, learners will be able to design an integrated management leadership framework reflecting their individual understanding of those concepts which informs this domain. It is assumed that on completion of the MLC learners will continuously review their proposed frame and add aspects related to the integration of the management of technology, innovation people and systems.

    Learners are required to provide a narrative (1 to 2 pages) explaining why they constructed their framework in a particular way, including a critical perspective on current management and leadership practices within organisations across the world. Learners need to present convincing arguments regarding their chosen framework.

    Exit Level Assignment (ELA):
    At the end of this qualification the Institution will need to be satisfied that the learner is able to meet the Exit Level Outcomes with the related critical cross-field outcomes. This is done by requiring students to complete an integrated submission.

    The learner will need to review all his/her assignments completed over the duration of the qualification and write a single summary document of about ten to fifteen (10-15) pages. There is no additional application or content requirement, just a reflection on the post modular assignments completed during the qualification and how these learning's relate to the four exit outcomes listed above. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program at the Stanford University in California teach learners essential skills and effective strategies for working in and managing innovative organisations and for starting new ones. The qualification equips learners with the following:
  • A greater understanding of the tools that every innovative organisation needs to succeed.
  • A wider and deeper set of innovation skills, customised to fit both your organisation's needs and your career goals.
  • A greater understanding the best and most current research on innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Deeper insights into the people you are serving - a powerful tool for innovation.
  • The joy of learning from and engaging with some of Stanford's smartest and most entertaining teachers.
  • Personal feedback and advice from Stanford's team of innovation coaches.
  • A greater capacity to keep honing innovation skills for years after completing the qualification and teach participants how to keep learning and, in turn, to teach what they learn to others. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Possibilities exist for articulation to other qualifications horizontally as well as vertically to the next level qualification within or with other institutions.

    This qualification articulates horizontally with the Higher Certificate in Web Development NQF Level 5.

    Vertically it articulates to a proposed Advanced Certificate in Information Technology Network Integration, NQF Level 6. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    1. Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd 



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