National N-Diploma: Business Management (N4 - N6)

Business Management prepares the prospective student for self-employment. This programme provides vocational and practical skills as well as entrepreneurship training. We focus on: teamwork, problem solving, negotiating skills, motivation, leadership, creativity, adaptability, flexibility, time management and being innovative.

Admission Requirements

Minimum entrance requirements are aligned to the Report 191 programme requirements. Students who have passed Grade 12/NC (V) Level 4 may be admitted into N4 Business and Engineering Studies, subject to any other programme/faculty requirements.

Minimum entrance requirements for Report 191 N1 Engineering studies are:

  • Grade 9
  • AET Level 4
  • General Education and Training Certificate (GETC)
  • the use of RPL assessment programme to determine equivalence to NQF Level 1 or National Senior Certificate (NSC) Engineering studies.

In order to ensure success and completion of the programmes, the College has, in terms of the College admission policy, and in line with A Guideline for Additional Admission Requirements to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College Programmes made provision for Programme-specific additional requirements as stipulated in the table below:

Subject Requirements Level of Achievement Application Point Score
Grade 12 Certificate with endorsement to do Bachelor’s Degree APS score of 25, using double the English and Accounting / Mathematics / Mathematics Literacy / Economics / Business Studies subjects, plus the two (2) next best subjects of NSC
Mathematical Literacy
> 40%

> 50%
Accounting in Grade 12 / Introductory N4 50%
Intro Entrepreneurship N4 > 50%


3 Years:

  • N4 - N6 (18 months)
  • Relevant practical experience (18 months)

Subjects / Modules

N4 Subjects (6 Months)
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Financial Accounting N4 OR Introductory Accounting N4
N5 Subjects (6 Months)
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management N5
  • Computer Practice N5 OR Computerised Financial Systems N4
  • Sales Management N5
  • Economics N4
N6 Subjects (6 Months)
  • Entrepreneurship & Bus. Management N6
  • Computer Practice N6 (Spreadsheets)
  • Sales Management N6
  • Economics N5

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant Manager
  • Manager
  • Sole Owner