Higher Certificate in

   Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices


Higher Certificate

Access Criteria:

​• National Senior Certificate; or

• ​​Further Education and Training Certificate within the ETDP related Learning Programmes; or

• ​Recognition of Prior Learning for access through a formal evaluation.

Full-time: 1 Year ​
Part-time: 2 Year​s

Learning Methodology:
Distance Learning

​• e-Learning Platform

• Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Total Credits:


The purpose of the Higher Certificate in Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development is to create a body of knowledge accompanied by practical implementation in the workplace, that allows for the continuous development of occupational learning throughout the workplace, government and institutions.

The framework of this qualification allows students a robust understanding to deal with advanced requirements of the industry, in addition to being able to critically analyse, apply various theories and concepts and to operate effectively

The qualification includes a compulsory Workplace Integrated Learning component, which is aimed at enabling the student to see and participate in the practical application of theory in occupationally directed education, training and development institutions.

The application-based assignment will take the form of the identification of practical design, delivery and evaluation linked to occupationally directed education, training and development institutions. Unemployed students would be provided with the opportunity to carry out the project in a simulated work environment if they are unable to secure a work placement.

The intention is to:

  • Understand the credibility that formal occupational learning can have across various sectors;
  • Create structure in the occupational learning sector;
  • Develop practical requirements and application in workplace integrated learning;
  • Provide portability for students to access, grow and develop in the sector.