Venture into the World of Analytical Chemistry and Uncover the Secrets Behind Products.
Why Choose the Diploma Programme?
If you’re intrigued by solving complex puzzles and questions, this programme offers an exciting journey. Analytical chemistry delves into the analysis of samples to identify product compositions, a skill in high demand across industries like cosmetics, fragrances, chemicals, and food production. Whether you choose full-time or part-time study, this qualification paves the way for careers as laboratory analysts or laboratory managers.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with:
  • Grade 11
  • Two (2) years confirmed work experience

The Diploma in Analytical Chemistry is accredited by the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations (QCTO). The QCTO is a public entity responsible for quality assurance and the oversight of the design, accreditation, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications and skills programmes.

Certificates are issued by Berea Technical College (BTC). Berea Technical College is accredited by Umalusi Council of Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training and by the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations. Programmes are fully accredited with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
  • Laboratory Manager – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R500 000 a year
  • Laboratory Analyst – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R400 000 a year
  • Hazardous Waste Chemist – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R250 000 a year
1st Year 1st Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Communication, Computer Practice, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry 101
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects Organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Quality Assurance 102
2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects Numerical Methods, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Second Year Chem Project 201
2nd Year 2nd Semester Subjects Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Numerical Methods, Inorganic Chemistry 202
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Diploma pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Diploma professional training, you can progress to other programmes offered by us or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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