Turn your dreams into your destiny by setting out on the journey to success through Operations Management.
Why Choose the Higher Certificate Programme?

This qualification aims to equip students with Operations Management skills to work at entry level. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to operate in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses. The qualification provides students with the knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques that underline the disciplines necessary for effective management. The qualification will improve the student’s efficiency and effectiveness, which are key components in an office and manufacturing environment. Graduates will emerge as well-rounded practitioners with technical skills in management, administration, planning and organisation.

Course Information

You may enter the Higher Certificate programme, with any one of the following:
  • National Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
  • Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4
  • National Certificate Vocational, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
The Higher Certificate in Operations Management is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Higher Certificate in Operations Management conferred by the College Rector at the college’s official graduation ceremony.

Check out these Top 4 Job prospects and specialisations if you graduate with a Higher Certificate in Operations Management in South Africa:

  • Operations Manager – Pay Estimate: +/- R350 000 to R600 000 per year
  • Project Manager – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R1000 000 per year
  • Customer Service Supervisor – Pay Estimate: +/- R 150 000 to R300 000 per year
1st Semester Subjects Business Communication, Information Systems for Operations Management, Operations Management Fundamentals, Introduction to Supply Chain Management, Purchasing Management, Operations Management Practice
2nd Semester Subjects Quality Management Basics, Project Management Basics, Economics, Business Management Fundamentals, Operations Managements Practice
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Higher Certificate in Operations Management 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 Higher Certificate in Operations Management professional training at BCT 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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