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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
50479  Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MICTS - Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Marketing 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  148  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

The purpose of the qualification is to equip entry-level persons in the advertising industry with the competence required to supply support services in an advertising environment. Qualifying learners are able to manage their time, solve problems and make decisions independently, conduct gap analysis and control, work in teams and respect individual abilities, maintain interpersonal relations, create their own role and value, and promote entrepreneurship in the advertising sector. This qualification allows learners to self-select the advertising industry and their specific area of interest.

Qualified learners know how to derive value from creative work, and, therefore, can assert their value in economic sectors. They gain an orientation to business and entry to industry is made easier, at a lower level, resulting in a broader base of competence. Qualified learners can progress/advance into specialist areas and functions, and are able to make an informed decision regarding their own career paths. The qualification is aimed at improving earning capability and equipping learners with competitive skills and client service competence. They learn how to facilitate communication in and by the advertising sector. These areas of competence are transferable to all other areas of life, and qualified learners' sense of self value and worth is affirmed. They are empowered in the process through the opportunity to become experts. Qualified learners are also often self-employed.

Because qualifying learners will have exposure to all elements of advertising, this qualification forms the basis for progression, and qualified learners are able to add value in the various specific areas or functions, cumulatively adding value to advertising end-products. Setting a minimum standard for the quality of a qualification will also enhance the quality of education and training by ensuring that providers deliver at least at the minimum standard.

The National Certificate: Advertising (NQF Level 4) will ensure that that qualifying learners are capable of:
  • Communicating with advertising agency stakeholders in a variety of ways in two languages.
  • Using mathematics in advertising and personal applications for specified purposes.
  • Adhering to advertising work ethic and industry accepted practice standards.
  • Describing advertising clients, products and business systems in competitive environments.
  • Fulfilling specific roles within advertising teams to meet objectives.
  • Selecting areas of specialisation in advertising based on assessment of own strengths and weaknesses.

    Qualifying learners will also achieve specialist competence in one of the following areas:
  • Storing advertising information for easy access and retrieving information as required.
  • Selecting external resources for art and creative direction according to specified resource requirements.
  • Preparing and finishing art work and copy for print and delivery according to given specifications.
  • Gathering information relevant for strategy, research or client service.
  • Producing and managing creative or client service documentation and organising meetings according to given requirements.
  • Collecting information regarding media that meets media planning requirements.
  • Processing production accounts against given budgets.
  • Supporting advertising productions according to given production management requirements.
  • Allocating resources to advertising jobs according to delivery (traffic) requirements.

    Rationale:

    Previously, only learners with a Further and Training Education Certificate (FETC) that granted access to Higher Education entered the Advertising sector. This FETC will allow learners to enter the sector at a lower level and to develop the competencies which allow them to perform a valuable function in the sector while at the same time preparing themselves for further learning in advertising so that they can move up into higher level advertising occupations.

    The advertising industry in South Africa generally requires two areas of competence, namely, frontline (with a focus on the big picture) and behind-the-scenes/back-end (with a detail focus). People employed in advertising agencies apply these competencies to fulfill administrative, creative, media, strategies and research, client service, production and traffic functions. At entry-level, competence in these functions allow learners to be employed as technology assistants, traffic assistants, archivists, art buyers, artist assistants, production assistants (radio or television), strategy data gatherers, media analysts, production accounts processors, creative or art director secretaries, client service secretaries, brand and category (trainee) assistants, and contact managers.

    Ineffective resource application in the advertising sector has typically resulted in persons with high-level competencies performing functions that require lower level competencies. This qualification develops the appropriate competencies required by the advertising industry for people employed at entry level. The availability of such entry-level competence will also allow all employees in the advertising sector to focus on their areas of strength, resulting in productivity improvements, added value for advertising products and services, and improved credibility of advertising products and services.

    The advertising industry in South Africa employs an estimated 3000 to 5000 people. However, the advertising sector plays a role in all other sectors, as qualified learners are employed not only in this sector, but also in marketing departments in, for example, the retail and financial services sectors. In addition, although the exact economic and social impact of advertising is not known, positive effects of advertising include the promotion of competition and entry of new competitors, provision of information to consumers that allows them to make informed choices, support of national communications networks, stimulation of product development that results in the expansion of production and creating economies of scale, and the promotion of full employment in the economy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following learning is assumed to be in place upon commencement of learning towards the qualification:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification can be achieved wholly, or in part, through recognition of prior learning. Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including previous international or local qualifications, reports, testimonials, mentoring, functions performed, portfolios, work records and performance records. As such, evidence should be judged according to the general principles of assessment. Learners who have met the requirements of any Unit Standard that forms part of this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA). The applicant must be assessed against the specific outcomes and with the assessment criteria for the relevant Unit Standard/s. A qualification will be awarded should a learner demonstrate that the exit level outcomes of the qualification have been attained.

    Access to the qualification:

    Access to this qualification is open bearing in mind the Learning Assumed to be in place. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component:

    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 148 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 48 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 264 credits in a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose specialization area and Elective Unit Standards to the total value of minimum 44 credits. If the specialisation contains fewer credits than the minimum of 44 credits the learners are to choose additional elective standards from the other specialisations to give a total of 44 credits.
  • Archiving (i.e. storing advertising information for easy access and retrieving information as required) total 24 credits:

    >10137: Conduct project documentation management to support project processes, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
    >14944: Explain how data is stored on computers, NQF Level 4, 7 credits.
    >110025: Process data using information technology, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    > 117927: Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to solve a given problem,NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
  • Art Buying (i.e. selecting external resources for art and creative direction according to specified resource requirements)total 22 credits:

    > 115499: Gather, record and interpret business related information, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 114209: Apply Return on Investment (ROI) theory and practice to a business unit, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
    > 10013: Identify and utilise marketing resources to meet objectives, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 10026: Identify expertise and resources, NQF Level 4, 3 credits.
    > 14549: Network locally, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
  • Artist Assisting (assisting DTP operations) (i.e. preparing and finishing art work and copy for print and delivery according to given specifications) total 29 credits:

    > 10024: Liaise with a range of customers of a business, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    >117512: Realise and review a design, NQF Level 4, 15 credits.
    > 117511: Use visual communication techniques to represent a concept, NQF Level 4, 10 credits.
  • Brand and Category Assisting (i.e. gathering information relevant for strategy, research or client service, including information regarding billing status, or brands and brand categories, etc; brand information includes local knowledge) total 65 credits:

    > 14549: Network locally, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    > 10030: Record raw data, NQF Level 4, 3 credits.
    > 13943: Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on a business sector or industry, NQF Level 4, 10 credits.
    > 110023: Present information in report format, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
    > 117491: Produce accounting reports, NQF Level 4, 10 credits.
    > 10013: Identify and utilise marketing resources to meet objectives, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 10026: Identify expertise and resources, NQF Level 4, 3 credits.
    > 10025: Handle a range of customer complaints, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 10015: Identify customers of the business, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 10024: Liaise with a range of customers of a business, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 115499: Gather, record and interpret business related information, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 115500: Inform client of planned process and follow-up on requests, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 115498: Resolve client requests and queries, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
  • Creative Directing/Art Directing Secretaries (i.e. producing and managing creative or client service documentation and organising meetings according to given requirements) total 35 credits:

    > 116943: Using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application, enhance the functionality and apply graph/charts to a spreadsheet, NQF Level 4, 3 credits.
    > 10136: Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 110000: Generate information and reports for internal and external use, NQF Level 4, 10 credits.
    > 110023: Present information in report format, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
    > 10024: Liaise with a range of customers of a business, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 10143: Monitor, evaluate and communicate project schedules, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 10027: Monitor marketing information flow and collect process marketing data, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
  • Media Analysis (i.e. collecting information regarding media, that meets media planning requirements)(total 45 credits):

    > 115792: Access, process, adapt and use data from a wide range of texts, NQF Level 5, 5 credits.
    > 10056: Analyse and interpret data and marketing information, NQF Level 5, 8 credits.
    > 7465: Collect and use data to establish complex statistical and probability models and solve related problems, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    > 10031: Edit, Code and Capture data, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    > 14944: Explain how data is stored on computers, NQF Level 4, 7 credits.
    > 10027: Monitor marketing information flow and collect process marketing data, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 110025: Process data using information technology, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    > 117927: Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to solve a given problem, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
  • Production Accounts Processing (i.e. processing production accounts against given budgets) total 25 credits:

    > 114736: Record business financial transactions, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    > 114741: Unit Standard Title: Finalise and interpret accounts, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 10134: Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budgets for an element of work and monitor and control actual cost against budget, NQF Level 4, 6 credits
    > 116598: Compile debtor correspondence in accordance with legislation and standard procedures, NQF Level 4, 6 credits
    > 117156: Interpret basic financial statements, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
  • Production Assisting (i.e. supporting advertising productions according to given production management requirements) total 38 credits:

    > 10137: Conduct project documentation management to support project processes, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
    > 13835: Unit Standard Title: Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control, NQF Level 4, 9 credits.
    > 10142: Unit Standard Title: Fulfill procurement activities and supervise procurement administration, NQF Level 4, 8 credits.
    > 10139: Implement project administration processes according to requirements, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    > 10143: Monitor, evaluate and communicate project schedules, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 10134: Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budgets for an element of work and monitor and control actual cost against budget, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
  • Strategy Data Gathering (i.e. gathering information relevant for strategy, research or client service, including information regarding billing status, or brands and brand categories, etc; brand information includes local knowledge) total 48 credits:

    > 10028: Follow sampling requirements, NQF Level 4, 9 credits.
    > 10030: Record raw data, NQF Level 4, 3 credits.
    > 115499: Gather, record and interpret business related information, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 110000: Generate information and reports for internal and external use, NQF Level 4, 10 credits.
    > 10027: Monitor marketing information flow and collect process marketing data, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 110023: Present information in report format, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
    > 110025: Process data using information technology, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    > 10013: Identify and utilise marketing resources to meet objectives, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    > 10026: Identify expertise and resources, NQF Level 4, 3 credits.
  • Traffic Assisting (i.e. allocating resources to advertising jobs according to delivery (traffic) requirements) total 57 credits:

    > 10036: Operate an inter-departmental traffic system, NQF Level 4, 8 credits.
    > 10141: Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    > 10142: Fulfill procurement activities and supervise procurement administration, NQF Level 4, 8 credits.
    > 10131: Identify, organise and co-ordinate project life cycle phases for control purposes, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    >10139: Implement project administration processes according to requirements, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
    >10143: Monitor, evaluate and communicate project schedules, NQF Level 4, 4 credits.
    >10133: Schedule project activities to facilitate effective project execution, NQF Level 4, 8 credits.
    >10149: Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objectives, NQF Level 4, 14 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Communicate with advertising agency stakeholders in a variety of ways in two languages.
    2. Use mathematics in advertising and personal applications for specified purposes.
    3. Adhere to advertising work ethic and industry accepted practice standards.
    4. Describe advertising client requirements, advertising products and advertising business systems in competitive environments.
    5. Fulfil specific roles within advertising teams to meet objectives.
    6. Describe areas of specialisation in the advertising industry. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Oral and written communication is sustained in a variety of contexts using technology appropriate for specific contexts and stakeholders.
  • Texts are composed, analysed and evaluated against specified criteria for specific contexts and appropriate responses for specified contexts are compiled.
  • Creative and functional aspects of language are utilised correctly and appropriately for specific contexts.
  • Language is used effectively within the advertising context.

    2.
  • Financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues are investigated according to agreed financial and economic principles.
  • Findings on life-related problems are justified in terms of correct, accurate statistics and probabilities.
  • Representation, analysis and calculation of shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space are mathematically accurate and justified for specific contexts.

    3.
  • Learner conduct meets agreed ethical requirements at all times.
  • Team member roles and responsibilities are correctly identified.
  • Assigned tasks are completed effectively in terms of personal and team resources, and industry accepted practice standards.
  • Timekeeping requirements are adhered to and assigned tasks are completed within agreed time frames.
  • Specified industry etiquette is adhered to within specific contexts.

    4.
  • Advertising business systems and products/services are accurately identified and described in terms of business strategy and objectives.
  • Given client requirements are accurately identified and assigned tasks are completed effectively in terms of client requirements.

    5.
  • Roles and responsibilities required to work in a team are carried out in specific contexts.
  • Factors affecting a team within workplace and learning environments are identified correctly.

    6.
  • Information regarding areas of specialisation within advertising processes is gathered from sources appropriate for the type of information and the purpose of information gathering.
  • Description of operations relevant for specialisation areas is accurate.

    Integrated assessment

    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this qualification. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the ETQA. Assessors registered with the relevant ETQA must carry out the assessment of learners for the qualification and any of the Unit Standards that make up this qualification.

    The assessment criteria in the unit standards are performance-based, assessing applied competence, rather than only underpinning knowledge, or skills. The Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are also achieved in the unit standards. In addition to the competence assessed to achieve the unit standards, learners must demonstrate that they can achieve the outcomes in an integrated manner, dealing effectively with different and random demands related to occupational and learning contexts. Assessment approaches used should be appropriate for assessing applied competence. Integrated assessment is meaningful if there are clear relationships between the purpose statement, exit level outcomes and integrated assessment of this qualification.

    Learners who qualify must be able to integrate concepts, ideas and behaviours across unit standards to achieve the purpose of the qualification. Evidence (as specified in the associated assessment criteria) is required that the learner is able to achieve the exit level outcomes of the qualification as a whole and in an integrated way, and thus its purpose.

    Evidence of integration required by the exit level outcomes may be presented by learners when being assessed against the unit standards, and separate assessment for integration against the exit level outcomes may not be necessary. Workplace experience can be recognised when assessing towards this qualification. Integrated assessment should include observable performance (skills) as well as the quality of thinking (knowledge) behind such performance. Formative assessment can be employed during learning towards the unit standards and during integration to achieve exit level outcomes, to ensure that integration takes place when summative assessment is employed.

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments:
  • Focus the initial assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcomes expressed in the titles of the Unit Standards to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember that the learner needs to be declared competent in terms of the qualification purpose and exit level outcomes.
  • Where assessment across Unit Standard titles or at Unit Standard title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Take special note of the need for integrated assessment.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies.

    In particular, assessors should assess that the learner demonstrates an ability to consider a range of options by:
  • Measuring the quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge.
  • Using methods that are varied to allow the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
  • Maintaining a balance between practical performance and theoretical assessment methods to ensure each is measured in accordance with the level of the qualification.
  • Taking into account that the relationship between practical and theoretical components is not fixed, but varies according to the type and level of qualification.

    All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles:
  • Appropriate: The method of assessment is suited to the performance being assessed.
  • Fair: The method of assessment does not present any barriers to achievements, which are not related to the evidence.
  • Manage: The methods used make for easily arranged cost-effective assessments that do not unduly interfere with learning.
  • Integrate into work or learning: Evidence collection is integrated into the work or learning process where this is appropriate and feasible.
  • Valid: The assessment focuses on the requirements laid down in the standards; i.e. the assessment is fit for purpose.
  • Direct: The activities in the assessment mirror the conditions of actual performance as close as possible.
  • Authentic: The assessor is satisfied that the work being assessed is attributable to the learner being assessed.
  • Sufficient: The evidence collected establishes that all criteria have been met and that performance to the required Standard can be repeated consistently.
  • Systematic: Planning and recording is sufficiently rigorous to ensure that assessment is fair.
  • Open: Learners can contribute to the planning and accumulation of evidence. Learners for assessment understand the assessment process and the criteria that apply.
  • Consistent: The same assessor would make the same judgement again in similar circumstances. The judgement made is similar than the judgement that would be made by other assessors. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Although the advertising industry in South Africa is relatively small, it is internationally acclaimed as one of the industry leaders in terms of its outputs. The leading international agencies are based in the United States of America, Europe (United Kingdom, and France) and Japan. Information about French and Japanese qualifications was inaccessible due to the (French or Japanese) language of publication.

    In the United States of America, programmes are aimed at various higher level learners, including advertising media planners, traffic personnel, copywriters, illustrators, directors, account executives, etc. The lowest level of qualifications is at the equivalent of NQF Level 5. There are no equivalent qualifications at the level of this South African qualification, and, therefore, no direct comparison is possible. At the equivalent level, short courses are offered mostly by private providers. For example, entry level account executives, referred to as Assistant Account Executives, are required to be able to do clerical tasks, analyse client competitor information, participate in meetings, write reports, and coordinate schedules with the creative, media, and research departments. These aspects are addressed in the elective component of this South African qualification. Assistant art directors in the United States of America are required to be able to prepare paste-ups of ads, and do rough lettering, assist with designing layouts and storyboards, develop the advertising concepts, and over-see the print photography or filming of commercials. Assistant planners are required to calculate the reach and frequency of specific vehicles, use computers to access media data banks and calculate figures needed for the media plan. Junior buyers are required to maintain schedules and track expenditures, follow buying procedures and terminology, and negotiate quotes. Entry-level media researchers collect facts and figures, ratings and audience composition information. The equivalents of all these competencies are addressed in this South African qualification in the elective unit standards.

    In the United Kingdom there are qualifications of equal duration at a level below this South African qualification, namely, the Level 3 Certificate in Advertising and Promotion and the Level 3 Certificate in Advertising Design and Art Direction. The Certificate in Advertising and Promotion includes learning regarding advertising roles and strategies, campaign development, campaign realisation, applying specialist knowledge and skills to problem solving, planning and developing advertising ideas and advertising design. The Certificate in Advertising Design and Art Direction includes learning regarding developing design solutions for advertising, campaign visual identities, design campaign and brand extensions and applying specialist knowledge and skills to problem solving. These two United Kingdom qualifications focus more on creative competence than this South African qualification. In South Africa, these competencies are addressed in other qualifications at a higher level.

    In Africa, Botswana learning programmes focus mainly on multi-media. In Namibia, advertising qualifications are placed within the field of Visual Arts, as is the case in South Africa, and qualifications start at a level above the level of this qualification, for example, a Bachelor's degree in Art for Advertising, including typography, graphic design, African arts, colour theory, and illustration.

    The South African qualification is a local innovation, and it provides entry into the advertising world at a level below that of most other countries. Direct comparison, therefore, is not possible, but this qualification provides access to higher level qualifications that compare internationally, and is set to provide a competitive advantage for South African companies by ensuring effective use of resources. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Vertical articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
  • National Certificate: Management (NQF Level 5), NLRD ID: 1093
  • National Certificate: Management and Administration (NQF Level 5), NLRD ID: 49126
  • National Certificate: Marketing Management (NQF Level 5), NLRD ID: 21170

    Horizontal articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade exhibitions (NQF Level 4), NLRD ID: 49276
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Fundraising (NQF Level 4), NLRD ID: 48854
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Marketing Communications (NQF Level 4), NLRD ID: 20903
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME) (NQF Level 4), NLRD ID: 23953
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Management and Administration (NQF Level 4), NLRD ID: 49129
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services (NQF Level 4), NLRD ID: 35928
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Project Management (NQF Level 4), NLRD ID: 21160
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Marketing Management (NQF Level 4), NLRD ID: 20899
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Marketing Research (NQF Level 4), NLRD ID: 20894 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation of assessment and accreditation of providers shall be at the discretion of a relevant ETQA. The ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.
    Particular moderation and accreditation requirements are:
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Providers offering learning towards achievement of any of the unit standards that make up this qualification must also be accredited through the relevant ETQA.
  • The ETQA will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment according to their policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation, or in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between the relevant ETQA and other ETQAs and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed here.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments for the qualification, unless the relevant ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
  • Internal moderation of assessment must take place at the point of assessment with external moderation provided by a relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    To register as an assessor, the following are required:
  • A qualification in advertising or marketing at NQF Level 5 or above.
  • Registration as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
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    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  10022  Comply with organisational ethics  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10020  Demonstrate an understanding of the competitive environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10324  Describe features, advantages and benefits of a range of products or services  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117730  Describe the alignment of the business system to the business strategy and objectives  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114589  Manage time productively  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117513  Use knowledge of self to make a life decision in the creative world  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  120379  Work as a project team member  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117661  Demonstrate an understanding of advertising production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15096  Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  12154  Apply comprehension skills to engage oral texts in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12155  Apply comprehension skills to engage written texts in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119469  Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12153  Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13943  Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on a business sector or industry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  114209  Apply Return on Investment (ROI) theory and practice to a business unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7465  Collect and use data to establish complex statistical and probability models and solve related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116598  Compile debtor correspondence in accordance with legislation and standard procedures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252217  Comply with organisational ethics  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  120376  Conduct project documentation management to support project processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  120373  Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  120374  Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252211  Demonstrate an understanding of the competitive environment and product positioning  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  120384  Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10031  Edit, Code and Capture data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  120372  Explain fundamentals of project management  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14944  Explain how data is stored on computers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114741  Finalise and interpret accounts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10028  Follow sampling requirements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252205  Follow sampling requirements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115499  Gather, record and interpret business related information  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  263374  Generate information and reports for internal and external use  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  110000  Generate information and reports for internal and external use  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  10025  Handle a range of customer complaints  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252197  Identify and use marketing resources to meet objectives  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10013  Identify and utilise marketing resources to meet objectives  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10015  Identify customers of the business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252195  Identify expertise and resources  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10026  Identify expertise and resources  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252193  Identify potential and existing customers of the business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  120381  Implement project administration processes according to requirements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115500  Inform client of planned process and follow-up on requests  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117156  Interpret basic financial statements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10024  Liaise with a range of customers of a business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252218  Liaise with a range of customers of a business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252204  Monitor marketing information flow and collect and process marketing data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10027  Monitor marketing information flow and collect process marketing data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  120387  Monitor, evaluate and communicate simple project schedules  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14549  Network locally  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10036  Operate an inter-departmental traffic system  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  120375  Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for a project or sub project and monitor and control actual cost against budget  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  120382  Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  110023  Present information in report format  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  110025  Process data using information technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117491  Produce accounting reports  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  120386  Provide procurement administration support to a project  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117512  Realise and review a design  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Elective  114736  Record business financial transactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  252208  Record raw data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10030  Record raw data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115498  Resolve client requests and queries  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117927  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to solve a given problem  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117511  Use visual communication techniques to represent a concept  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  116943  Using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application, enhance the functionality and apply graph /charts to a spreadsheet  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115792  Access, process, adapt and use data from a wide range of texts  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  242873  Advise stakeholders on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  10056  Analyse and interpret data and marketing information  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    1. AAA SCHOOL OF ADVERTISING 
    2. AEGIS MEDIA CENTRAL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    3. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    4. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    5. BTC Institute of Technology & Engineering Pty Ltd 
    6. Ditorong Group Pty Ltd 
    7. Excel Business Institute PTY LTD 
    8. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    9. GAUTENG ARMATURE WINDERS CC (Benoni) 
    10. Gauteng City College 
    11. Graduate College of Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    12. GTIC Trading Pty Ltd 
    13. HILLCROSS BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY) LTD 
    14. HOPE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    15. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    16. Kofifi Broadcasting Academy Pty Ltd 
    17. Lamec Trading Pty Ltd 
    18. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Matash Holdings PTY LTD 
    20. MBOWA COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    21. MILKBROWN DESIGN AND COMMUNICATIONS 
    22. Musengavhadzimu Media 
    23. N & T Digital Pty Ltd 
    24. NAS Holdings Pty Ltd 
    25. Ndabezitha Life Skills Training Institute 
    26. Repassen18(Pty)Ltd 
    27. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    28. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
    29. South African College for Maths,Science and Technology 
    30. The Graduate Institute of South Africa 
    31. Tinotel Communications 
    32. Vuthlari Marketing Consulting (PTY)LTD 
    33. VUWA PROJECTS 
    34. Whitestone College 



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