For those with the skills, drive and initiative, the business world is a place of great opportunity and reward. This Higher Certificate develops and provides students with a broad range of these essential business skills including communication, public relations, accounting, end-user computing and project administration.
The IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice is a one-year programme and consists of 8 modules. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures from Monday to Friday. The IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice is run over two semesters, with final exams being written at the end of each semester. In addition to attending lectures you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research and working on assignments.
IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice is offered at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig.
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Higher Certificate pass with English (30%)
National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Higher Certificate pass with English (40%)
Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement – none; with English (33.3%)
Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Please contact us for more information.
Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.
A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 30% or equivalent for English.
The Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice is awarded by The IIE. This qualification is on NQF level 5.
More information on applying can be found by visiting How to apply
Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 71637
Students are advised to pay their deposit on/before registration and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternatively a payment arrangement can be applied for upon Registration.
International students registering for the first time at IIE MSA will be subject to an International Student Levy of R6,500 (440.70 USD) payable upon registration.
Returning International students continuing their studies at IIE MSA will be subject to an International Student Levy of R5,500 (372.90 USD) payable upon registration
2022 Annual Fee:
R70,400 (4,773.17 USD)
* Note that fees are subject to an annual increase.
For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure.
Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the various intakes, as well as for textbooks, computers or other devices to use the Internet.
For more information on our payment methods visit https://www.iiemsa.co.za/pay-fees/
First Semester (February)