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National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 – NC(V) 4

Guidelines for admission to undergraduate programmes

The table below explains what you will need to achieve in order to meet the minimum statutory requirements for each type of qualification. It is important to note that the table refers to the minimum requirements.

Qualification

Minimum Entry Requirement

Higher Certificate

  • Must meet NC(V) level 4 statutory requirements;
  • 40% in either home language or first additional language but one must be the LOTL*;
  • 30% in either Maths or Maths Lit;
  • 40% in Life Orientation;
  • 50% in the four other vocational subjects;
  • Submit a record of evidence for any subject failed.

Diploma

  • Must meet NC(V) level 4 statutory requirements;
  • 50% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL;
  • 60% in three compulsory vocational modules.

Bachelor's degree

  • Must meet NC(V) level 4 statutory requirements;
  • 60% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL;
  • 70% in four compulsory vocational modules.

*(LOTL) Language of Teaching and Learning at Nelson Mandela University is English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

NC(V) 4 Language requirements

  • While Nelson Mandela University is committed to multilingualism, the predominant language of learning and teaching at Nelson Mandela University is English.
  • The statutory requirements with respect to the language of teaching and learning at Nelson Mandela University can be met by obtaining:
  • Achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa at First Additional Language level for higher certificate entry or;
  • An achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa at First Additional Language level for diploma entry or;
  • An achievement rating of at least 5 (60-69%) for English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa at First Additional Language level for degree entry.

Additional requirements:

  • All NC(V) 4 applicants must perform satisfactorily in the Access Assessment Test.
  • NC(V) 4 applicants will only be considered for similar qualifications. This refers to qualifications offered at Nelson Mandela University which are similar to your current NC(V) 4 study field as listed in the table below.

 

Admission requirements for Nelson Mandela University undergraduate study programmes

NC(V) 4 programmes

Nelson Mandela University qualifications and subject requirements

Office Administration

  • Business Practice
  • Office Data Processing
  • Office Practice
  • 2nd Language
  • Applied Accounting
  • New Venture Creation
  • Personal Assistance

 

Dip (Human Resource Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Public Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Extended BCom (General)
Subject requirements: 60% or more for Mathematics.

Marketing

  • Advertising & Promotions
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communication
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Contact Centre Operations
  • Graphic Design

HCert (Accountancy)
Subject requirements: 40% or more for Mathematics or 60% or more for Mathematical Literacy.

HCert (Business Studies)
Subject requirements: 30% or more for Mathematics or 40% or more for Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Marketing)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Tourism Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for. Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy. Interest questionnaires must be completed by applicants.

Extended BCom (General)
Subject requirements: 60% or more for Mathematics.

Finance, Economics & Accounting

  • Applied Accounting
  • Economic Environment
  • Financial Management
  • New Venture Creation

 

HCert (Accountancy)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or 70% or more for Mathematical Literacy.

HCert (Business Studies)
Subject requirements: 30% or more for Mathematics or 40% or more for Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Financial Information Systems)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or 70% or more for Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Accountancy)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or 70% Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Economics)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Inventory Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Extended BCom (General)
Subject requirements: 60% or more for Mathematics.

Management

  • Financial Management
  • Management Practice
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management

 

HCert (Accountancy)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or 70% or more for Mathematical Literacy.

HCert (Business Studies)
Subject requirements: 30% or more for Mathematics or 40% or more for Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Public Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Inventory Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Human Resource Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Extended BCom (General)
Subject requirements: 60% or more for Mathematics.

Civil Engineering and Building Construction

  • Construction Planning
  • Construction Supervision
  • Materials
  • Carpentry and Roof Work
  • Concrete Structures
  • Masonry
  • Physical Science
  • Plumbing
  • Roads

 

 

Dip (Building)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or 60% or more for Mathematical Literacy. Physical Science is a recommended subject.

Dip (Civil Engineering)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics and Physical Science.

Dip (Wood Technology) only offered at George Campus
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or 60% or more for Mathematical Literacy and 50% or more for Physical Science.

Engineering & Related Design

  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Processes
  • Professional Engineering Practice
  • Automotive Repair & Maintenance
  • Engineering Fabrication – Boiler making
  • Engineering Fabrication – Sheet Metal Worker
  • Fitting and Turning
  • Physical Science
  • Refrigeration Practice
  • Welding

Dip (Industrial Engineering)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics and Physical Science.

Dip (Mechanical Engineering)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics and Physical Science.

Dip (Operations Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or 60% or more for Mathematical Literacy. Full time employment in a related field.

Dip (Wood Technology) only offered at George Campus
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or 60% or more for Mathematical Literacy and 50% or more for Physical Science.

Electrical Infrastructure Construction

  • Electrical Principles and Practice
  • Electronic Control and Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Workmanship
  • Electrical Systems and Construction
  • Physical Science

Dip (Electrical Engineering)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics and Physical Science plus 50% or more in any two other compulsory subjects.

 

Information Technology & Computer Science

  • Computer Programming
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Multimedia Service

 

 

HCert: ICT (User Support Services)
Subject requirements: 40% or more for Mathematics.

Dip: IT (Support Services)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip: IT (Software Development)
Subject requirements: 60% or more for Mathematics.

Dip: IT (Communication Networks)
Subject requirements: 60% or more for Mathematics.

Primary Agriculture

  • Advanced Plant Production
  • Animal Production
  • Farm Planning and Mechanisation
  • Agri-business

 

Dip (Agricultural Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Forestry)only offered at George Campus
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or between 60-69% for Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Game Ranch Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Dip (Nature Conservation) only offered at George Campus
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Tourism

  • Client Services and Human Relations
  • Science of Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism in SA and International Travel
  • Tourism Operations

Dip (Tourism Management)
Subject requirements: 50% or more for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Extended BCom (General)
Subject requirements: 60% or more for Mathematics.

 

Hospitality

  • Hospitalty generics
  • Client Service & Human Relations
  • Food Preparation
  • Hospitality Services

 

BSc (Dietetics)
Subject requirements: 60% or more for Mathematics and at least 70% or more for Physical Science.              

 

 

 

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