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National Diploma : Project Management NQF5


Project management is high in demand in a variety of industries and so is the need for project managers. Organizations today face fierce competitions and tight budgets. They need to combat global challenges. In response, organizations need a structured approach to plan, organize, control and manage their resources (& internal capabilities) to deliver timely and on budget results.  


The purpose of this programme is to address the project and general threshold competence required to manage simple to complex projects in a variety of industries, equipped with industry tools.  


Features & Benefits

  • Having the ability to Project Manage is a highly competitive skill. The Project ManagementInstitute (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, an invaluable asset to your career as it increases employment prospects and helps you do your job more effectively. 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

  • 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 the 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

  • Grade 12 with English as your home/first language OR
  • Qualification on NQF4

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 

R19 000.00Learn More

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, 24 Months, 247 credits 
    • Full Time, Online Learning, 24 Months, 247 credits 
    • Classes conducted over 10 sessions/week (2 hours/session, ± 2.5 days/week)


    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, 24 Months, 247 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

    This qualification is for learners who are already working in the fields below or who would like to move into the careers below: 

    • Project Manager 
    • Senior Project Manager 
    • Project Management Specialist 
    • Construction Project Manager 
    • Project Management Consultant
  • 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 the industry for maximum employability.
On completion the student will earn:  
  • National Diploma: Project Management, (NQF 5 – SAQA ID:  58309) 
  • Software Certificates:
    • Microsoft Word Advanced
    • Microsoft Word Fundamentals & Advanced Concepts
    • Microsoft Excel Fundamentals & Advanced Concepts
    • Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals

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: Manage Project Plan

  • Compile Project Scope Statement, Cost and Quality Management Planning and obtain early approvals



Module 2: Manage Stakeholder Relationships

  • Stakeholder relationship management planning including contract and agreements negotiations
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment



Module 3: Manage team performance

  • Building Team resource and sustainable Team Management Structure ensuring clear communications pertaining to required goals and objectives thus measuring and evaluate enhanced team performance ensuring maximum continued performance.



Module 4: Project Risk and Human Resource Management

  • Develop the project risk management plan
  • Ensure compliance of Employment related labour legislation implemented and consistently applied



Module 5: Project Progress and Procurement Management

  • Develop and manage project phase (WBS) process structure
  • Develop and Manage Project Procurement control process.



Module 6: Manage Interpersonal Relationships

  • Team Members performance and effectiveness process control
  • Establish process for employee Conflict Resolution and Wellness programme management



Module 7: Manage Project Transitions

  • Monitor and control project execution management, Document and Monitor change control request procedures and ensure Project Close-out plan outline completed and change / handover requests continuously updated.



Module 8: Manage Project Communication

  • Access, process, adapt and use data from a wide range of texts and information sources, provide response and feedback to all Stakeholders.



Digital Literacy

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




Certification: PRINCE2

  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner




Project Management Specialization

  • IT Project Management (Various)
  • Construction Project Management
  • 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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