Colleges and Universities Offering Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education in South Africa

  • Course Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education(Higher Education)
  • Major Subject: Higher Education
  • Course Category: Post Graduate Diploma Courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education is a specialized qualification designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach and administer in the higher education sector. The program aims to prepare individuals for teaching and academic leadership roles within higher education institutions. Below are some of the topics covered;
i. Educational theories and approaches
ii. Curriculum design and development
iii. Assessment and evaluation methods
iv. Teaching and learning strategies
v. Educational technology
vi. Student support services
vii. Quality assurance in higher education
viii. Research methodologies.

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education program prepares students for jobs such as:
i. Curriculum Developer/Instructional Designer
ii. Student Affairs Professional
iii. Policy Analyst
iv. Quality Assurance Officer
v. Professional Development Coordinator
vi. Lecturer/Professor
vii. Academic Development Specialist
viii. Educational Administrator
ix. Educational Consultant
x. Educational Researcher

Institutions Offering Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education

  • IIE Varsity College IIE Varsity College, Cape Town  
    Course entry requirements:
    An appropriate HEQSF Level 7 Bachelor’s degree; OR An appropriate Advanced Diploma; OR An equivalent NQF Level 7 qualification

    International: A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NQF L7 equivalence in an appropriate field

    Senate Discretionary Admission: Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study: Distance
  • University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  
    Entry Requirements:
    Who should apply?
    - Wits staff members who are graduates in any field, who hold at least a three or four-year Bachelor’s degree, and who have concurrent or previous relevant teaching experience, are welcome to apply. Wits staff who would like bursary support should apply online through the Human Resource Wits website. Applicants from other universities should seek information from their own HR departments.

    Course Duration: 2 years

    Mode of Study: part-time
  • Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark  
    Duration: 1 year

    Modules Overview:
    -History of the Transformation of Higher Education in South Africa
    -Innovative Student Learning in Context
    -Professional Development as Researcher in Higher education
    -Assessment in Higher Education
    -E-Learning in Higher Education
    -Leadership and Management in Higher Education
    -Module Planning and Materials Development in Higher Education
    -Learning Facilitation in Higher Education
  • University of the Free State University of the Free State, Bloemfontein  
    Admission Requirement:-
    To be admitted to this diploma, a student must be in possession of a relevant qualification on NQF Level 7, and current experience in a teaching and learning environment within higher education,

    Course Duration:- Two year

    Mode of Study:- part-time
  • Rhodes University Rhodes University, Grahamstown  

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