National Diploma Courses At Matric College

Matric College offers not only Matric programmes, but also accredited National Diploma (NATED) courses that you can study once you have your Matric. These courses are highly regarded by employers in South Africa and are also internationally recognised. 

 

The NATED courses offered at Matric College are:

 

These courses are also offered at other reputable distance learning colleges, such as:

 

What Is A NATED Course?

NATED courses are National Accredited Technical Education Diploma courses. They have been designed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and accredited by QCTO (the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) and SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority).

About Each NATED Course

NATED courses have three years of theory studies followed by 18 months of practical studies in the form of work experience. You will be placed at a job relevant to your course using iWIL, a free placement service that works in partnership with DHET.

Business Management

National N4 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66871
Credits60
Entry RequirementsMatric
Subjects
  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4
Career Options
  • Assistant Manager
  • Sales Assistant 
  • Office Assistant
National N5 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66929
Credits60
Entry RequirementsBusiness Management National N4 Certificate
Subjects
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Sales Management N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N5
Career Options
  • Sales Person
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Management Assistant
National N6 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66995
Credits60
Entry RequirementsBusiness Management National N5 Certificate
Subjects
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5
  • Public Relations N6
Career Options
  • Team Leader
  • Workshop Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
National N6 Diploma
QualificationDiploma
NQF Level6
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number67036
Credits360
Entry RequirementsBusiness Management National N6 Certificate
SubjectsThis is the practical part of the qualification and consists of 18 months of work experience
Career Options
  • Business Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Sales Consultant

Educare

National N4 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66883
Credits60
Entry RequirementsMatric
Subjects
  • Educare Didactics N4
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Day Care Personnel Development N4
Career Options
  • Educare Practitioner
  • Playgroup Practitioner
  • Au Pair
National N5 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66971
Credits60
Entry RequirementsEducare National N4 Certificate
Subjects
  • Educare Didactics N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Daycare Communication N5
Career Options
  • Child Health and Nutrition Caretaker
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Day Care Manager
National N6 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number67007
Credits60
Entry RequirementsEducare National N5 Certificate
Subjects
  • Educare Didactics N6
  • Daycare Management N6
  • Educational Psychology N6
  • Daycare Communication N6
Career Options
  • Day Care Manager
  • Early Childhood Development Teacher
  • Educare Teacher
National N6 Diploma
QualificationDiploma
NQF Level6
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number67050
Credits360
Entry RequirementsEducare National N6 Certificate
SubjectsThis is the practical part of the qualification and consists of 18 months of work experience
Career Options
  • Educare Facilitator
  • Nursery School Assistant Teacher
  • Nursery Teacher

Financial Management

National N4 Certificate
Qualification National Certificate
NQF Level 5
Accredited by QCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number 66874
Credits 60
Entry Requirements Matric
Subjects
  • Financial Accounting N4
  • Computerised Financial Systems N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Management Communication N4
Career Options
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Audit Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
National N5 Certificate
Qualification National Certificate
NQF Level 5
Accredited by QCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number 66954
Credits 60
Entry Requirements Financial Management National N4 Certificate
Subjects
  • Financial Accounting N5
  • Computerised Financial Systems N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Cost & Management Accounting N5
Career Options
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Loan Consultant
  • Sales Team Leader
National N6 Certificate
Qualification National Certificate
NQF Level 5
Accredited by QCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number 66998
Credits 60
Entry Requirements Financial Management National N5 Certificate
Subjects
  • Financial Accounting N6
  • Computerised Financial Systems N6
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Cost & Management Accounting N6
Career Options
  • Financial Manager
  • Finance Controller
  • Audit Clerk
National N6 Diploma
Qualification Diploma
NQF Level 6
Accredited by QCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number 67040
Credits 360
Entry Requirements Financial Management National N6 Certificate
Subjects This is the practical part of the qualification and consists of 18 months of work experience
Career Options
  • Assets Management Supervisor
  • Bank Teller
  • Finance Administrator

Human Resource Management

National N4 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66873
Credits60
Entry RequirementsMatric
Subjects
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Personnel Management N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Computer Practice N4
Career Options
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Human Resource Management Assistant
  • Skills Development Facilitator
National N5 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66953
Credits60
Entry RequirementsHuman Resource Management National N4 Certificate
Subjects
  • Personnel Management N5
  • Personnel Training N5
  • Labour Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N5
Career Options
  • Billing Coordinator
  • Clients Relations Coordinator
  • Risk Administrator
National N6 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66997
Credits60
Entry RequirementsHuman Resource Management National N5 Certificate
Subjects
  • Personnel Management N6
  • Personnel Training N6
  • Labour Relations N6
  • Computer Practice N6
Career Options
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Benefits Manager
National N6 Diploma
QualificationDiploma
NQF Level6
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number67039
Credits360
Entry RequirementsHuman Resource Management National N6 Certificate
SubjectsThis is the practical part of the qualification and consists of 18 months of work experience
Career Options
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Labour Relations Consultant
  • Employee Relations Consultant

Legal Secretary

National N4 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66883
Credits60
Entry RequirementsMatric
Subjects
  • Office Practice N4
  • Communication N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Mercantile Law N4
Career Options
  • Filing Clerk
  • Junior Conveyancing Secretary
  • Receptionist
National N5 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66959
Credits60
Entry RequirementsLegal Secretary National N4 Certificate
Subjects
  • Office Practice N5
  • Communication N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Legal Practice N5
Career Options
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Junior Conveyancing Assistant 
  • Personal Assistant
National N6 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66880
Credits60
Entry RequirementsLegal Secretary National N5 Certificate
Subjects
  • Office Practice N6
  • Legal Practice N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Mercantile Law N5
Career Options
  • Conveyancing Assistant 
  • Legal Clerk
  • Office Assistant
National N6 Diploma
QualificationDiploma
NQF Level6
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number67035
Credits360
Entry RequirementsLegal Secretary National N6 Certificate
SubjectsThis is the practical part of the qualification and consists of 18 months of work experience
Career Options
  • Junior Legal Secretary
  • Junior Litigation Secretary
  • Legal: Committee Secretary

Management Assistant

National N4 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66876
Credits60
Entry RequirementsMatric
Subjects
  • Communication N4
  • Office Practice N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Computer Practice N4
Career Options
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Office Manager 
  • Receptionist
National N5 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number66956
Credits60
Entry RequirementsManagement Assistant National N4 Certificate
Subjects
  • Communication N5
  • Office Practice N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Computer Practice N5
Career Options
  • Personal Assistant
  • Private Secretary 
  • Typist
National N6 Certificate
QualificationNational Certificate
NQF Level5
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number67001
Credits60
Entry RequirementsManagement Assistant National N5 Certificate
Subjects
  • Office Practice N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N6
Career Options
  • Clerk
  • Management Assistant
  • Office Administrator
National N6 Diploma
QualificationDiploma
NQF Level6
Accredited byQCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number67033
Credits360
Entry RequirementsManagement Assistant National N6 Certificate
SubjectsThis is the practical part of the qualification and consists of 18 months of work experience
Career Options
  • Assistant Manager 
  • Data Capturer 
  • Executive Assistant

Marketing Management

National N4 Certificate
Qualification National Certificate
NQF Level 5
Accredited by QCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number 66872
Credits 60
Subjects
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Marketing Management N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Computer Practice N4
Career Options
  • Junior Marketing Writer
  • Marketing Sales Administrator
  • Sales Assistant
National N5 Certificate
Qualification National Certificate
NQF Level 5
Accredited by QCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number 66952
Credits 60
Entry Requirements Marketing Management National N4 Certificate
Subjects
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Marketing Management N5
  • Sales Management N5
  • Computer Practice N5
Career Options
  • Content Writer 
  • Marketing Assistant 
  • Sales Manager
National N6 Certificate
Qualification National Certificate
NQF Level 5
Accredited by QCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number 66996
Credits 60
Entry Requirements Marketing Management National N5 Certificate
Subjects
  • Marketing Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Marketing Communication N6
  • Marketing Research N6
Career Options
  • Advertiser
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Researcher
National N6 Diploma
Qualification Diploma
NQF Level 6
Accredited by QCTO & DHET
SAQA ID Number 67037
Credits 360
Entry Requirements Marketing Management National N5 Certificate
Subjects This is the practical part of the qualification and consists of 18 months of work experience
Career Options
  • Brand Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Public Relations Consultant

Can I Study For A NATED Diploma Without Matric?

No, you cannot study any NATED course without Matric. In the past, you could apply to some NATED courses with a Matric Equivalent qualification. This is no longer the case. To apply to study any NATED course, you must have your Matric. 

 

There are other options for continuing your studies at Matric College without Matric. You can study:

 

  • ICB courses
  • Short courses

ICB Courses At Matric College 

ICB courses are also accredited by QCTO, meaning they are recognised by employers as formal qualifications. ICB courses are also internationally recognised. ICB courses available at Matric College are:

 

ICB Business Management courses begin at NQF level 4, which is a Matric equivalent level. This means you only need to have completed Grade 11 to apply. Business Management has three course levels which go up to the Diploma level. 

 

ICB Financial Accounting courses begin at NQF level 3, which is equivalent to Grade 11. This means you only need to have completed Grade 10 to be able to study this course. These courses have four levels which go up to the Diploma level. 

 

Matric College also offers the ICB courses in Office Administration. However, this course requires Matric to be able to apply.

 

Short Courses At Matric College 

Matric College also offers a range of short courses that do not require Matric to apply. These courses are: 

 

Can I Get My Matric To Study A NATED Course?

Yes, if you do not have your Matric and would like to get it, there are options available. These options are:

 

Matric Rewrite 

Matric Rewrite is an option for anyone under the age of 21 who would like to improve their Matric marks. When doing a Matric Rewrite, you may rewrite a maximum of two subjects. These must be subjects you wrote for your Matric final exams, you cannot change subjects. 

 

Note that if you failed Matric, you will only be allowed to do a Matric Rewrite if improving the marks of two subjects will allow you to pass Matric. If your overall results will still be a fail after improving the marks in two subjects, you will not be allowed to rewrite. 

 

To apply for a Matric Rewrite, you will need:

 

  • A copy of your Statement of Results
  • A certified copy of your ID

Matric Upgrade 

This option is available to anyone over the age of 21 who would like to improve their Matric results. When doing a Matric Upgrade, you may upgrade as many subjects as you like. You may also choose to change any or all of your elective subjects. 

 

You can apply for a Matric Upgrade as early as 19. However, you must be over the age of 21 to write the exams because you will write the Adult Matric exams. 

 

To apply for a Matric Upgrade, you will need: 

 

  • A copy of your Statement of Results
  • A certified copy of your ID

Adult Matric 

Adult Matric is available to anyone over the age of 21 who did not get to complete their high school education. Once you have successfully completed your Adult Matric, you will receive your Senior Certificate. This works exactly the same way as a National Senior Certificate/Matric Certificate. 

 

To apply for Adult Matric, you will need:

 

  • A copy of your Grade 9 report or equivalent
  • A certified copy of your ID

What Have We Learned?

Matric College offers a wide range of NATED courses. There are many career options with every level of each study stream. NATED courses require Matric to apply. There are other study options if you do not have Matric. You can get your Matric if you want to study a NATED course.

Author: Chloe Bydawell
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: May 19, 2022

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