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National Certificate: Project Management NQF4


The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with a strong foundation of project management knowledge and skills in all industries, which can be used to build further project management related competencies. Learn how to be an effective project team member and provide support to project managers on complex project.
This program is based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI ®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ®), integrated into its curriculum and aligned to the SAQA qualification.


At the end of the programme you will also write your Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams.



Features and Benefits


  • Project managers are needed in a wide variety of industries. Although quite common in the IT field, project-oriented work is also common in business services, oil and gas, finance and insurance, manufacturing, construction, and utility industries—all over the world.

  • Having the ability to Project Manage is a highly competitive skill. The Project Management Institute (PMI)® expects to see 22 million new project management job openings leading up to 2027.

  • This program incorporates both the Project Management Institute’s (PMI ®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ®), and the PRINCE2 Foundational guidelines integrated into its curriculum. The PMI (Project Management Institute) aligns its process with certification industry best practices, such as those found in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. The PMP® certification is also accredited against the internationally recognized ISO 17024 standard.


  • Supplementary skills within the project management industry are included to improve job readiness. These include Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.



  • Through our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning we deliver our programmes via flexible study method options including class based sessions and blended learning for online student.

  • For online students, we ensure that you are supported by technology and people throughout your academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 


  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit for more.



Admission Requirements

  • NQF 3 or Grade 11 with English as your home/first language.

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:



  • CORECore Spec, Dell Vostro 3500 Series i5
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 16GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 32GB

R14 000.00Learn More

The laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. 

11th Generation, Intel (R) Core (TM) i5-1135G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz), 15.6 - Inch FHD, (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display Narrow Border Display, 1 x 8GB DDR4 2666MHZ RAM, 256GB SSD PCIe M.2, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, No DVD RW, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 3Year Onsite Warranty 

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H(12M cache, up to 4.8GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 54Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R21 500.00 Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills



  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time

    • Full Time, Contact (Hybrid) Learning, 12 Months, 120 credits
    • Full Time, Online Learning, 12 Months, 120 credits
    • Classes conducted over 10 sessions/week (2 hours/session, ± 2.5 days/week)


    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, 12 Months, 120 credits
    • Classes conducted after hours over 2-3 sessions/week (on selected Saturdays)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, we go a step above by preparing you with networking techniques, a professional resume, and interviewing techniques so you have what you need to succeed. 


    Career opportunities for graduates of this program have been identified as entry-level positions in:   

    • Junior Project manager
    • Project Manager
    • Brand Manager
    • Assistant Financial Manager
    • Product Management
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:  
    • Free WIFI (On-Campus only).
    • Stationery kit that includes:
      • AIE Notepad
      • AIE Pen
      • AIE Ruler
      • AIE Pencil Case (15cm)
    • Electronic study guides. 
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter and Getting Started Guide. 
    • Access to our myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
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What you get

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates and qualifications,
 both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability 
On completion the student will earn: 
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management, (NQF 4 - SAQA ID: 50080)
  • Software Certificates: Microsoft Word, Excel and Project.
  • Specialized Certificates: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.





Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Project Manager.

Introduction to Project Management

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) Version 6




Module 1: Project Management Fundamentals

  • Definitions and Terminology
  • Collaboration and Teamwork



Module 2: Business Mathematics

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Calculation and financial business analysis



Module 3: Communication Skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • General Language Skills



Module 4: Project Operations Management

  • Definitions and Terminology
  • Project Scope and Change Control
  • Project Management



Module 5: Project Administration

  • Project Process Management
  • Documentation, Meetings and Workshop Management



Module 6: Project Risk and Financial Management

  • Define and Manage Project Risk
  • Estimate, Prepare and Manage Project Budget



Module 7: Project Scheduling

  • Develop Project Schedule
  • Manage Project Schedule



Practical: Practical Workplace Simulation

  • Supervise a project team of a small project to deliver project objectives



Digital Literacy

  • Microsoft Office Excel
  •  Microsoft Office Word
  •  Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Project Essentials


  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 25 July 2022
    01 August 2022
    Full Time, Contact
  • 25 July 2022
    01 August 2022
    Full Time, Contact
  • 25 July 2022
    01 August 2022
    Full Time, Online
  • 25 July 2022
    01 August 2022
    Part Time, Online

Delivery Method: 
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