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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. 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.  



  • During your last semester, choose a specialization of your choice that includes IT Project Management or Construction Management.  

  • 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 3501 Series i3
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 16GB

R10 500.00Learn More

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

10th Generation, Intel (R) Core (TM) 13-1005G1 Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.4 GHz), 15.6 - Inch HD, (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display Narrow Border Display, 1X 4GB DDR4, 2666MHZ, RAM 1TB 2.5 5400 RPM, Sata HDD Intel (R) UHD Graphics, No DVD RW, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 3Year Onsite Warranty 

R18 000.00Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 8M cache, base 1.8GHz, to 4.9GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 8GB,1x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, DDR4, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, 1Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 53Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R19 500.00 Learn More

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

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 5.6" FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non-Touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB,2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 15.6" LCD Display Back Cover, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills



  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time   

    • 24 months, 247 credits (10 Sessions/Week, 2:00 hours each, +- 2 ½ day/week, class times are between 08:30 & 16:00) 
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the academy, studio time and project based assignments.  

    Part-Time  & Online

    • Part-Time = 24 months, 247 credits (2 Hours/week, every 2nd Saturday 08:00 - 14:00)  
    • Online = 24 Months, 247 credits (Online live classes, 2 Hours/week, 18:00 - 20:00) 
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks.  
    *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of travelling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change.  
  • 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 (500MB/Month, On Campus only).
    • Stationery kit that includes:
      • AIE Notepad
      • AIE Pen, Ruler & Pencil Case
    • Electronic study guides. 
    • Electronic SMART manuals from Microsoft on selected modules. 
    • 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. 

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 Project Part1 & Part2
    • Microsoft Word Fundamentals & Advanced Concepts
    • Microsoft Excel Fundamentals & Advanced Concepts
    • Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals
  • Specialized Certificates:
    • PMI CAPM Certificate (Upon successful completion of the certification)
    • PRINCE2 Foundational Certificate (Upon successful completion of the certification)

myWay Hybrid Learning is a technology mediated delivery method that extends the benefit of flexibility and technology to all students. Our unique and modern approach to learning three main delivery methods


Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere.


Never miss a classs because of health, traffic, or transport issues.


A personalized class schedule, attend class on campus, virtually or both.

Full Time, Hybrid Learning

A traditional method of full time learning with a modern-day add-on. Reach your full potential through our myWay Hybrid Learning Full Time classes. These classes can be attended on campus, virtually or both. This method gives each student the ultimate flexibility to combine on campus and virtual lecturers based on their individual preferences.

Part Time, Hybrid Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Hybrid Learning with at home exercises/assignments, campus and/or virtual classes at a manageable schedule and pace. Part time sessions are conducted after hours and some sessions are conducted on Saturdays.

Online, Virtual Learning

We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his 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.

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
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
    Full Time
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
    Full Time
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
    Part Time

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