Unleash Your Creative Genius in the Workplace and Become a Design Thinking Innovation Lead Practitioner.

Why Choose the Occupational Certificate Programme?

Prepare to revolutionise problem solving and address needs with the exciting Design Thinking Innovation Lead course. Discover how to immerse yourself in complex challenges, approach them from various angles, and collaboratively analyse data to craft relevant and innovative solutions. As design thinking gains prominence in the business world, this course empowers you to coach teams, applying these methodologies to tackle contemporary business challenges.

Thrive in a dynamic, forward-thinking design innovation career landscape.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with:

  • NQF Level 4 qualification

The Occupational 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.

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Design Thinking Innovation Lead from the QCTO. All Examinations are set and administered by Berea College of Technology.
EISA is a single, national assessment which leads to competent learners being awarded Occupational Certificates.

  • Design Thinking Champions – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R500 000 a year
  • Design Thinking Practitioner – Pay Estimate: +/- R230 000 to R600 000 a year
  • Design Thinking Innovation Specialist – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R500 000 a year
  • Design & Innovation Coach – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R600 000 a year

Knowledge Modules:

    • Human Centred Innovation
    • Design Thinking Fundamentals
    • Collaboration
    • Fundamentals of Positive Psychology for Design
    • Research to Inform Design Thinking Processes
    • Benefits of Design Thinking
    • Innovation Leadership for Design Thinking
    • Coaching Workshops for Design Thinking
    • Introduction to Project Management for Design
    • Introduction to Design Thinking Governance,
      Legislation and Ethics
    • 4IR and Future Skills
    • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Computer
      Technology and Utilisation

Practical Skill Modules:

    • Conduct Applied Ethnographic Research
    • Lead Group Interaction for Innovative Solutions
    • Apply Design Thinking for Innovation Principles and
    • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Computer
      Technology and Utilisation
    • Apply Ethics and Effectiveness in the Workplace

Work Experience Modules:

  • Applied Ethnographic Research
  • Design Thinking Innovation Coaching
  • Creative Innovation Solution Design

Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Occupational 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 Occupational 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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