Journalism is Your Passport to the Exciting World of News Reporting.
Why Choose the Certificate Programme?
If you’re passionate about storytelling and aspire to become a junior journalist, this qualification is your stepping stone to recognition and competence in journalism. Whether you’re already in the field or looking to start your journey as an undergraduate student, our flexible programme is designed to meet your needs. You’ll learn to craft a variety of journalistic texts and report at an entry level, setting the stage for a career in sub-editing, writing, and reporting.

Course Information

You may enter the programme with any one of the following:
  • National Senior Certificate Grade 12
  • An NQF level 4
  • NCV Level 4
The National Certificate 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.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a certification from the Media, Information and Communication Technologies (MICT SETA).

Check out these Top 3 Job prospects and specialisations if you graduate with a National Certificate Journalism in South Africa:

  • Newspaper, Magazine, Online Reporter – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R450 000 a year
  • Public Relations Officer – Pay Estimate: +/- R190 000 to R300 000 a year
  • Broadcast Journalist – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R600 000 a year
1st Semester Subjects
  • Communicating effectively
  • Work in a team to meet given timeframes
  • Research in a variety of topics
  • Reporting ethically and professionally
2nd Semester Subjects
  • Produce final form output
  • Meet production deadlines
  • Community Journalism
  • Evaluate journalistic conduct and output
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Certificate 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 National Certificate 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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