What Are NATED Courses?

They are National Diploma course programmes developed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) that combine practical and theory-based learning to provide students with the best possible education and training.

The courses in this programme take between 36 and 54 months to complete. In the first 36 months, you will complete three theory-based certificates. These certificates are:  

In the last 18 months of your course, you will be required to complete practical work-based training, which, once you have completed it, will make you eligible for an N6 Diploma in the field you have chosen.

Who Accredits NATED Courses?

The National Qualifications course programme or NATED Course programme is regulated and accredited by the QCTO, The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations and DHET (Department of Higher Education and Training).

What Are The Requirements To For A NATED Course?

Firstly, you will need to be above the age of 16, and you will also need to know how to read and write in English. You will need to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Senior Certificate(SC).

Previously it was possible to apply for these courses with a Matric Equivalent qualification, but that has since changed and is no longer possible.

Where Can I Study A NATED Course?

The following Distance Leaning Colleges offer NATED programmes:

  • Bellview Institute of Distance Learning
  • Skills Academy
  • Matric College
  • Ember Academy 
  • Learning Group

Which Courses Are Offered At These Institutions?

NATED Courses:

Educare Courses

Management Assistant Courses

Human Resource Management Courses

Financial Management Courses

Business Management Courses

Marketing Management Courses

Legal Secretary Courses

They also offer alternative options for students who want to study but do not have a Matric Certificate:

ICB Courses

ICB Business Management

ICB Office Administration

ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting

They also have courses for students that would like to complete their Matric, but have failed or did not get the opportunity to complete their Matric in high school.

Matric Courses

Author:  Pabalelo Tladi
Editor: Megan Dreyer
Published Date: July 25, 2022