Higher Certificate in Communication Practices for 2024

Why study Higher Certificate in Communication Practices?

The IIE Higher Certificate in Communication Practices will provide learners with foundational knowledge, cognitive and conceptual tools and practical techniques applicable to English Language and Communication Practices. Learners will develop skills to gather, process, produce and present information, while gaining foundational knowledge and conceptual tools in ideation and visualisation, and active social media practices.

Through the focus on design and problem-solving skills, digital and academic literacies, orientation to media studies, with a work integrated experiential learning requirement, this higher certificate will provide an employee with a competitive edge in their workplace, as well as serving as a pathway into a Bachelor of Arts degree. Choosing to study at the IIE MSA campus will allow the student to study in a tranquil, welcoming, and well-supported environment.

Career Opportunities

  • Internal/external communications assistant
  • Junior copyeditor
  • Social media assistant/analyst
  • Digital media marketing
  • Customer liaison officer
  • Front desk receptionist
  • Office administrator

1 year


Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 112899

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor

First Semester (February)

  • On-campus, full-time
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Site of Delivery

IIE Higher Certificate in Communication Practices is available at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig.

Minimum Admission Requirements

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)) A minimum of 30% in LOLT on NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% on SC

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

International Students

A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 30% or equivalent for English.


The Higher Certificate in Communication Practices is awarded by The IIE. This qualification is on NQF level 5.


More information on applying can be found by visiting How to apply