Radio & TV Journalism Qualification


Course Title: Journalism | National Certificate: (NQF 5) | Duration: 1year | Qualification ID: 58978 | Quality Assurance Council: MICT SETA


This qualification has been developed for people who work or intend to work as junior journalists and who seek recognition for essential competence. Recipients of this qualification are able to write a variety of journalism texts and report at entry level. The qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible to all in journalism and wishing to enter journalism after undergraduate study or equivalent experience. It allows people to write and report in accordance with the requirements of a specific media news enterprise. The core competencies lay the foundation for a person to develop a career in sub-editing, writing and/or reporting. The elective category makes provision for specialisation in a particular medium or section of a medium and entry into sub-editing, and in doing so, increases the learner`s employment possibilities.

Exit Level Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively with interview subjects, sources, the public, and teams.
  2. Work in a team to meet given time frames and contribute to effective working relations in teams.
  3. Research a variety of topics, events and issues to produce relevant information and verify sources for facts used.
  4. Report ethically and professionally to record and produce facts and descriptions.
  5. Produce final form output that uses language and idiom correctly and appropriately for specified contexts.
  6. Meet production deadlines through the management of time and other resources.
  7. Evaluate journalistic conduct and output.
  8. Report within specific community contexts.

in the course of the Learning Programme , you will be required to write Formative & and Summative tests.

Course Requirement

Matric/Grade 12/NQF Level 4 Related Qualification, Mathematic literacy at NQF Level 4.  Computer literacy, Second additional language at NQF Level 3.

Course Duration

1 Year

Study days

Study Days Classes are scheduled 5 days per week (Full Time),and Saturdays Part time

Job opportunities

  • Radio journalist
  • Sport journalist
  • Photo Journalist
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Press Sub Editor Journalist
  • Editorial journalist
  • News Paper Journalist
  • Publishing copy Editor/Proof reading
  • Newspaper journalist

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