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Fashion
Faculty of Human Sciences
Department: Visual Arts and Design
Diploma: Fashion
B Tech: Fashion
M Tech: Fashion 
1. Admission Requirements NSCA

Compulsory subjects Additional Admission Requirement: Fashion Design qualification candidates will have to complete assessment test:

-Personal interview

-Submission of portfolio

-Drawing ability

English 4
Mathematical Literacy 3 or
Mathematics 2
Any other 4 subjects totaling (min. of 3 each subject) 15
Recommended subjects: (Art, Design, History, and Computer Application Technology).
L/O o
Total 21 (with Maths Lit), 22 (with Maths)
    1. Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

    1. Requirements: N3-N6

A complete N6 related /appropriate qualification in the field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

1.3 Requirements: NASCA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Extended programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Extended programme for this specific discipline.

1.4 Requirements: International qualification

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale and SAQA

1.5 Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

Admission requirements for BTech:

A completed National Diploma in Fashion or an equivalent standard as determined by the Department Committee. A minimum of a 60% average for the three major subjects

Admission requirements for Advanced Diploma: 60% average for major subjects excluding WIL (level 1-3) subjects of a completed Diploma in Fashion.

2. 2. Curriculum and Course Structure Diploma in Fashion:

First year: Fashion Design 1, Fashion Illustration 1, Garment Construction and Pattern Engineering 1, Fashion Theory 1, Computer Aided Design 1,

Textiles 1, Applied Communication Skills 1 and EDL.

Second year: Fashion Design 11, Fashion Illustration 11, Garment Construction and Pattern Engineering 11, Fashion Theory 11, Computer Aided Design 11, Applied

Communication Skills 11, Business Studies 1, Fashion Accessories

and Design 1 and Applied Apparel Technology 1.

Third year: Fashion Design 111, Fashion Illustration 111, Garment Construction and Pattern Engineering 111, Fashion Theory 111, Computer Aided Design 111, Business Studies 11, Fashion Accessories and Design 11.

BTech in Fashion: Theory of Clothing IV (Technical Report) Design Studies IV (Exhibition) and Research Methodology.

What does a Fashion Designer do?

Not all fashion companies have designers and there is a growing demand for freelancers.  Freelance designers may work for very short and intense periods with companies. A fashion buyer may be the owner or employee of a single boutique or a member of a large store team where he / she specialise in a single field or market sector of product, such as ladies’ knitwear or eveningwear A fashion stylist works closely with fashion magazines and photographers. Fashion manufacturing companies require fashion oriented and fashion trained individuals to guide their production, market their merchandise and liaise between their customers and the manufacturing process. Good commercial fashion illustrators need to have a clear understanding of how clothes and the body work intimately together.  A Fashion designer can take the initiative to start a business with an entrepreneurial attitude.

4. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

The Head of Department:

Visual Art and Design

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021 Vanderbijlpark 1900

Tel (016) 950-9493,

e-mail: charlotte@vut.ac.za

website: www.vut.ac.za

Photography

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Visual Arts and Design

Diploma: Photography

B Tech: Photography

Advance Diploma: Photography

  1. Admission Requirements: NSCA

A Grade 12 certificate allows application. This is followed with a selection interview to secure placement in the programme.

Compulsory subjects Additional Admission Requirement: Photography qualification candidates will have to complete assessment test:

-Personal interview

-Completion of assessment questionnaire

-M Score of 21 points or higher

English 4
Mathematical Literacy 3 or
Mathematics 2
Any other 4 subjects totaling (min. of 3 each subject) 15
Recommended subjects:

Art, Design, History, Computer Application Technology

 L/O  0
Total 21 (with Maths Lit), 22 (with Maths)
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

1.1 Requirements SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

1.2 Requirements: N3-N6

A complete N6 related/appropriate qualification in the field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

1.3 Requirements: NASCA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

1.4 Requirements: International

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale and SAQA

1.5 Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT

  1. Curriculum and Course Structure

Theory of Photography I, II, III: This subject deals with relevant theory related to the technical understanding of the mechanisms of photography, motion and sound. An emphasis is placed on the digital advances revolutionising the current imaging industry. Professional Practice I, II, III: This subject consists of modules: EDL, English communication skills and Business Practice.

Visual Communication I, II, III: Aesthetic developments are covered in depth, with an emphasis on visual literacy as an important component in the holistic education of a prospective professional photographer and media specialist. The subject also includes the relevant history of photography, motion and sound applicable to the course. Applied Photography I, II, III: The application of photography, motion and sound, in a two dimensional communication media, can be seen as the most important aspect of this course. The prospective photographer and media specialist must be skilled in techniques, including: image capture, formats, lighting, digital treatment and design as well as narrative productions that include sound, video and stills, to mention but a few. An aesthetic appreciation of current visual trends and the individual interpretation thereof must be realised in the applied work.

BTech Degree: This Degree programme, after the Diploma course, consists of Research Methodology, Theory of Photography and Applied Photography component. The course  is practiced based in nature and in line with the norms of industry.

Advanced Diploma: Dissertation and body of Applied work. The advanced diploma is practiced based in nature and consists of an applied project, supported by a written context of the work, investigating a proposed field of study within the field of photography and/ or motion and sound. The investigation is of an advanced standard. Under normal circumstances the study will take at least 2 years. A Doctorate degree can be pursued after completion of an advanced diploma

  1. What does a Photographer / media specialist do?

Photographers work in the world of visual communication. Through the media of still and motion images as well as sound they communicate with individuals and the masses. Their role is to convey ideas, concepts, and information by means of a photograph and / or video and audio productions.  This form of communication can be found in newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, billboards, books, posters and many other media.  The photographer and media producer may photograph and video a broad or narrow range of subjects, such as news events, advertising, still life, fashion, manufacturing industries, scientific studies, portraits, buildings and anything for which there is a demand. Work can be done for exhibitions, printing in publications, packaging and posters or for use in audiovisual presentations, multimedia productions and the internet. Photographers are required to work with sophisticated equipment and to be familiar with the various photographic, video and sound processes.  Most photographic and related multimedia work presents a range of practical problems including lighting, composition, exposure, as well as stills, video and sound post-processing. The photographer /media producer is a businessperson, dealing with a variety of clients on a day to day basis, making a living through effective visual communication.

  1. Career Opportunities

Photographers and media specialists are mostly self-employed, though many find opportunities for full-time employment in various industries including media consortia, law enforcement, multi-national corporates & medical organisations. A freelance photographer and media specialist, on the other hand, would work for a wide-ranging clientele ranging from editorial, news agency, industrial, mining & advertising, each demanding a unique, yet creative solution by the photographer to their problem at hand. With the digital media revolution, the door to the world of electronic media opens with many new and exciting career options. Photographers or media specialists from VUT are now trained to be narrative media specialists. This skill allows them to plan, produce and deliver a combination of communication strategies that can include stills, video and sound.

At VUT, cutting-edge, individually focused education in photographic, motion and sound technologies and the creative application thereof are offered. A considered curriculum is aligned with contemporary industry demands focuses on narrative digital multi media. The facilities include specialised DSLR video rigs, on location sound recording gear, time-lapse rigs, a state of the art drone for capturing aerial footage, motion sliders, jibs, stabilizers, a professional sound recording studio, professional video post-production facilities, state-of-art computer laboratories, an in-house professional printing facility that can deliver uniquely profiled prints on archival material up to 64 inch, a professional mounting and framing facility and a well-equipped photography studio with a range of specialised lighting including LED, strobe, light painting, fiber lighting and high speed imaging. General capture equipment includes high-end DSLR and medium format digital capturing options as well as specialised lenses for a wide variety of imaging options.

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to: The Head of Department: Visual Arts and Design.

Faculty of Human Sciences

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900 Tel: (016)950-9309/950-9174 Fax: (016)950-9110 e-mail: photography@vut.ac.za www.vut.ac.za  www.vut.ac.za/visual

Graphic Design

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Visual Arts and Design

Diploma: Graphic Design

B Tech: Graphic Design

Advance Diploma: Graphic Design

 

  1. Admission Requirements: NSCA

 

Compulsory subjects Additional Admission Requirement: Graphic Design qualification candidates will have to complete assessment test:

-Personal interview

-Submission of portfolio

-Drawing ability and design skills and general ability to communicate on visual level

-M Score of 21 points or higher life orientation excluded

English 4
Mathematical Literacy 3 or
Mathematics 2
Any other 4 subjects totaling (min. of 3 each subject) 15
Recommended subjects:

Art, Design, History, Computer Application Technology, Science.

 L/O  0
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

1.1 Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

1.2 Requirements: N3-N6

A completed N6 related /appropriate qualification in the field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

1.3 Requirements: NACSA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

  • Requirements: International

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale and SAQA

 

 

1.5Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

Admission requirements for BTech: 60% average for the complete ND in the related field of study.

Admission requirements for Advanced Diploma: 60% average for major subjects excluding WIL (level 1-3) subjects of a completed ND/Diploma

What does a Graphic and Multimedia Designer do?

The Graphic Designer contributes greatly to the visual environment by designing posters, signs, publications, adverts, packaging, media content and corporate identities, these are created through the use of computer graphics and various electronic and other media skills. The role of the Graphic Designer is constantly expanding as communication becomes more important in our technology-driven society. The Graphic Designer is seen as an initiator of creative ideas for the promotion and selling of services and products. A designer is required to combine a command of new technologies and visual language with an entrepreneurial attitude.

3. Career Opportunities

Advertising Agencies, Design Studios, Illustrators, DTP, Computer Graphic Animators, Photographic Manipulation, Editorial Design, Communication Design, Web Page Design and Interactive Design, Package Designers.

4. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

The Head of Department

Visual Arts and Design

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900 Tel: (016) 950-9174 Fax: (016) 950-9895 e-mail: kate@vut.ac.za www.vut.ac.za

Fine Art

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Visual Arts and Design

Diploma: Fine Art

B Tech: Fine Art

Advance Diploma: Fine Art

 

  1. Admission Requirements NSCA

 

Compulsory subjects Additional Admission Requirement: Graphic Design qualification candidates will have to complete assessment test:

-Personal interview

-Submission of portfolio

-Drawing ability and design skills and general ability to communicate on visual level-M Score of 23 points or higher, life orientation excluded

English 4
Mathematical Literacy 3 or
Mathematics 2
Any other 4 subjects totaling (min. of 3 each subject) 15
Recommended subjects: (Art, Design, History, and Computer Application Technology).
L/O 0
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

 

  • Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required

 

 

  • Requirements: N3-N6

A complete N6 related /appropriate qualification in the field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content

1.3 Requirements: NASCA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

  • Requirements: International qualification

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale and SAQA

  • Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

 

Admission requirements for BTech: 60% average for the complete ND in the related field of study

Admission requirements for Advanced Diploma: 60% average for major subjects excluding WIL (level 1-3) subjects of a completed ND/Diploma

 

  1. Curriculum

First year: Art Theory 1, Drawing 1, Two-dimensional Studies, Three-dimensional Studies, Communication Professional Practice I: EDL, Communication: Digital Imaging 1.

Second year: Art Theory 2, Drawing 2, any two of the following electives: Painting 2,

Printmaking 2, Sculpture 2, Ceramics 2, Communication Professional Practice 2, Communication: Digital Imaging 2.

Third year: Art Theory 3, Drawing 3, any two of the following electives: Painting 3, Printmaking 3, Sculpture 3, Ceramics 3, Communication Professional Practice 3, Communication: Digital Imaging 3.

BTech: Art Theory, Research Methodology, specialisation in one of the following electives:

Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Multimedia or Ceramics.

  1. What does a fine artist do?

This course will equip the graduate to operate as a practising professional artist and craftsperson in the national and international arenas. Given the diversity of academic and technical skills the graduate will have, he/she would be able to make an academic and economic contribution to the arts. The graduate will be equipped to operate as an entrepeneur and set up their own workshop or studio, and negotiate the art world effectively. The graduate would be able to find employment in the art industries, such as educational institutions, museums, art galleries, publishing houses, ceramic industries, advertising agencies, film companies and TV production houses, working with architects in decoration of buildings (mosaics, murals) or doing commissioned works such as portrait paintings, drawings or monuments.

of materials to deserving Visual Arts & Design students. This excludes BTech, MTech and DTech students who are entitled to apply directly to the NAC.

4. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

The Head of Department: Visual Arts & Design

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Tel:(016)950-9174 Fax:(016)950-9465  e-mail: avitha@vut.ac.za

Website: www.vut.ac.za www.vut.ac.za/visual

 

 

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Hospitality, Tourism, and Public Relations Management

Diploma: Food Service Management

B Tech: Food and Beverage Management

M Tech: Food and Beverage Management

M Tech: Food Services Management

D Tech: Food Service Management

 

1.1. Admission Requirements: (NSCA)

Subjects Diploma: Food Service Management.
Compulsory subjects Age exemption: Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12) who do not meet the entry requirements must submit proof of permanent employment in industry, working in an area related to the field of the intended study.
English 4
Other 1 Subject: Hospitality, Catering, Hotel, Tourism, Business, and Accounting Studies. 4
Mathematical Literacy 4 or
Mathematics 3
Remaining 3 Subjects (min. of 3 each subject)
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

1.2 Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale are required.

1.3 Requirements: N3-N6

A completed N6 in an appropriate field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content

 

 

 

 

1.4 Requirements: NASCA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

1.5 Requirements: International qualifications:

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

1.6 Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

  1. Curriculum

Subjects for Diploma Hospitality Management

Level 1 (NQF level 5)

All subjects in the first year are compulsory:

Culinary Studies and Nutrition I; Food and Beverage Studies I; Hospitality Communication I; Hospitality Financial Management I; Hospitality Health and Safety; Hospitality Information Systems I; Hospitality Management I; Accommodation Management I; Service Excellence I.

 

Level 2 (NQF level 6)

End user computing communications

The following subjects are compulsory in the second year:

Culinary Studies and Nutrition II; Food and Beverage Studies II; Hospitality Communication II; Hospitality Financial Management II; Hospitality Hospitality Information Systems II; Hospitality Management II; Hospitality Law I; Food and Beverage Operations II  Professional Cookery II.

 

Level 3 (NQF level 7)

The following subjects are compulsory in the third year: Hospitality Financial Management III; Hospitality Management Information Systems I; Hospitality Management III; Hospitality Law II; Culinary Studies and Nutrition III, Food & Beverage Operations III.

 

Level 4 (NQF level 7) – B Tech Degree:

Subjects of Baccalaureus Technologiae: Food and Beverage Management: Food Services Management 4, Human Resources Management, Food Service Training, Mass Catering 4, Food 4, Research Methodology: Hospitality

 

BTech in Food & Beverage Management

60% average for a completed ND in Hospitality Management/Food and Beverage Management or equivalent qualification in a hospitality related field with no less than 300 credits for theory.

 

Level 5 (NQF level 8) – M Tech in Food Service Management/Food & Beverage Management

Research Project/Dissertation

MTech:Food & Beverage Management

MTech: Food Service Management

An average of 65% for a completed Advanced Diploma/BTech or equivalent qualification, (minimum 120 credits) in the related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology on NQF Level 7.

 

Level 6 (NQF level 9) – D Tech Degree: Food Service Management

Research Project/Thesis.

 

 

 

2.1 Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work integrated learning takes place from level 1 with a six month continuous experiential training period during level 3. The student should be actively involved in prescribed practical work at an approved food service unit. A recognised Food Service Manager who is selected by the University in conjunction with industry will act as the student’s mentor.

Topics included during the experiential training period include the following:

Menu planning, physical facilities planning and equipment, personnel administration and management, production planning and control and art of entertainment.

 

  1. What does a Hospitality Manager do?

A Hospitality Manager works as caterer and a manager, compiles menus, arranges, and caters for functions and exercises overall control over a food service unit. Such a person is responsible for:

Quality control, attractive food displays, palatability and nutritional value, effective use of equipment, hygiene and safety, stock control, compilation and adhering to budget procedures, identification and solution of problems in a food service unit, evaluation of subordinate staff, liaison with different divisions of the organisations and industry.

 

 

  1. Career Opportunities

Hospitals, hotels and other units where people food in large quantities e.g. canteens, restaurants, recreation clubs and hotels, as well as privately owned catering businesses.  Training of food service staff in catering companies also provides job opportunities.

A BTech degree in Hospitality Management can be obtained after the Diploma. An MTech and DTech can also be obtained at this institution.

 

 

  1. Enquires:

The Head of Department: Hospitality, Tourism and PR Management

Vaal University of Technology, Private Box X021 Vanderbijlpark, 1900

Tel: (016) 950 -9279, Fax: (016) 950 -9788, e-mail: portiag@vut.ac.za

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Hospitality and Tourism

Diploma: Public Relations Management

B Tech Degree: Public Relations Management

Advanced Diploma: Public Relations Management

Postgraduate Diploma: Public Relations Management

 

1.1 Admission Requirements: NSCA

Compulsory subjects Age exemption: Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12) who do not meet the entry requirements must submit proof of permanent employment in industry , working in an area related to the field of the intended study.
English 5
Other Language 4
Mathematical Literacy 4 or
Mathematics 3
Remaining  3 Subjects (min. of 3 each subject)
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

  • Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale are required.

  • Requirements: N3-N6

A completed N6 in an appropriate field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

  • Requirements: NASCA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

  • Requirements: International qualifications

 

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

  • Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

 

 

  1. Curriculum

National Certificate (First year):

Communication Science I, Public Relations I, Media Studies I, Business Studies, Information Administration for PR, English, Afrikaans or South Sotho.

National Higher Certificate (Second year):

Communication Science II, Public Relations II, Media Studies II, Marketing and Advertising, Videology, Law for Public Relations, Social Psychology, English.

National Diploma (Third year):

Communication Science III and Public Relations III.

Six months practical training plus three contact sessions per semester.

B Tech: Public Relations Management

60% average for a completed ND in Public Relations Management or equivalent qualification in a Public Relations related field with no less than 300 credits for theory.

Subjects include:

Communication Science IV, Public Relations IV, Media Studies III, Research Methodology and Management Practice IV.

 

Advanced Diploma: Public Relations

An average of 60% for major subjects, level 1-3, (excluding WIL) of a completed ND/Diploma with at least 360 credits in the related field.

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations Management

 

 

65% average for a completed Advanced Diploma/BTech or equivalent qualification in the related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology on NQF 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Syllabi

First Year:

Communication Science I

Introduction to forms of communication, communication models, understanding the concept of communication, verbal and non-verbal communication and Information & Communication technology.

Public Relations I

The nature of public relations, public relations techniques, functions and public relations programmes.

Media Studies I

Introduction to the mass media in South Africa and news reporting.

Business Studies

The introduction of management as a science, examining the operation of the business enterprise, the interplay between the enterprise and its environment as well as the critical role of the business enterprise in providing for the needs of society.

Information Administration for PR

The mastering of typing techniques and skills to do PowerPoint presentations.

 

Applied Communication

English for everyday usage within the professional situation, e.g. letters, reports, meeting procedure, press releases and non-verbal communication.

 

Afrikaans

The theory of the communication process, reports, public speaking, meeting procedure, correspondence and the oral use of language.

 

OR

 

 

 

South Sotho

Oral use of the language, vocabulary, dialogue and group discussions as well as written communication.

 

OR

 

French

Oral use of the language, vocabulary, dialogue and group discussions, as well as basic written communication.

 

 

Second Year:

Communication Science II

The student is introduced to the mass media, its functions and effects, political and persuasive communication and Information and Communication Technology in Politics.

Public Relations II

Public relations budgets and costs, public relations in the different sectors advanced, a public relations programme and research.

Media Studies II

Writing and layout of newsletters, desktop publishing and photography.

Videology

Aspects involving the production of videos and visual communication are studied. The student is introduced to the usage of the electronic media.

Law for Public Relations

Introduction to Media Law, the Bill of Basic Human Rights, Contract Law and Labour Law.

Marketing and Advertising

Introduction to modern views on marketing and the elements of marketing communication.

Social Psychology

It gives insight into one’s own behaviour as well as the behaviour of others. Introduces ways in which you can form and maintain positive interpersonal relationships and it draws attention to the socio-cultural diversity of this country and emphasizes the need for mutual respect and tolerance.

Third Year:

Communication Science III

The student is introduced to intercultural communication and strategic communication within the organisation.

Public Relations III

Public relations techniques and strategies, relationships with the media and employees, issues management, environmental scanning and advanced case studies.

 

 

Work Integrated Learning

Students will need to complete a six month work integrated learning programme.

Fourth Year: (B Tech: PR Management)

Communication Science IV

Theoretical perspectives, intergroup relations and negotiations, development communication, social change. A mini-thesis on a specialised area of communication has to be submitted.

Public Relations IV

Theoretical context of Public Relations, international public relations, political and sociological assessment and strategies for Public Relations, environmental and community issues, advanced studies of specialised Public Relations.

Media Studies III

The role of mass media in society, theoretical perspectives on media, advanced layout and design and writing for the internet.

Management Practice IV

Modern perspectives on management, decision making and problem solving, strategic management, entrepreneurship, project management and change management.

Research Methodology

Sampling, types of investigations, variance, data collection and analysis. The research process, research problem, literature study, practical application.

Fifth year: Advanced Diploma: PR Management

Dissertation

  1. The functions of a Public Relations Practitioner

The PRP should be equipped to be a link between the organisation and the stakeholders; be able to communicate effectively with the internal and external public, liaise with the press and other media; compile and edit press releases, bulletins, journals, brochures; organise a variety of functions and be responsible for the corporate image of an organisation.

 

  1. Career Opportunities

Can be employed as a Public Relations Practitioner by commerce and industry, central, provincial and local government, tertiary and other educational institutions, the news media, PR consultancies and non-government organisations.

4.1 Professional Status

Member of the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA).

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head of the Department: Hospitality and Tourism

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Tel: (016) 950-9279; Fax: (016) 950-9788

e-mail: portiag@vut.ac.za, lazarus@vut.ac.za

website: www.vut.ac.za

Tourism Management

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Hospitality, Tourism and PR Management

Diploma: Tourism Management

BTech: Tourism Management

MTech: Tourism Management

 

  1. Admission Requirements: NSCA
Compulsory subjects Age exemption: Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12) who do not meet the entry requirements must submit proof of permanent employment in industry , working in an area related to the field of the intended study.
English 4
Mathematical Literacy 4 or
Mathematics 3
One compulsory subject (Tourism, Geography, Business Studies, & History). 4
Remaining  3 Subjects (min. of 3 each subject)
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

1.1 Requirements SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale are required.

 

  • Requirements: N3-N6

A completed N6 in an appropriate field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

 

1.3 Requirements: NASCA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

 

1.4 Requirements: International qualification

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

 

1.5 Requirements: Transfers Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

Curriculum

Year 1 Year 2
·          Tourism Development 1

·          Travel & Tourism Management 1

·          Travel & Tourism Practice 1

·          Marketing for Tourism 1

·          Accountancy Skills

·          Applied Communication Skills 1

·          EDL

·          ICT Skills

·          Tourism Development 2

·          Travel & Tourism Management 2

·          Travel & Tourism Practice 2

·          Marketing for Tourism 2

·          Law for Tourism 1

·          Applied Communication Skills  2

Year 3
·          Tourism Development 3

·          Travel & Tourism Management 3

·          Travel & Tourism Practice 3

·          Marketing for Tourism 3

·          Introduction to Research Methods 1

·          Cooperative Education

 

 First year

Travel & Tourism Management I, Tourism Development I, Travel and Tourism Practice I, Marketing for Tourism I, Applied Communication Skills I, ICT Skills.

Second year

Travel Tourism Management II, Tourism Development II, Travel and Tourism Practice II, Marketing for Tourism II, Law for Tourism I, Media and Public Relations for Tourism I, Applied Communication Skills II.

 

Third year

Travel & Tourism Management III, Tourism Development III, Travel and Tourism Practice III, Travel & Tourism HR Management, WIL

 

BTech: Tourism Management

60% average for a completed ND in Tourism Management or equivalent qualification in a Tourism related field with no less than 300 credits for theory.

 

MTech: Tourism Management

65% average for a completed BTech or equivalent qualification in the related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology on NQF Level 7.

 

  1. What are the functions of a Travel and Tourism Consultant?

Provide information regarding various destinations and attractions locally and overseas, guide customers in planning their itinerary, handle in a competent and professional manner the planning, compiling and execution of travel arrangements for individuals as well as groups, market effectively special packages, products and professional services.

 

4. Career Opportunities

Can be employed by travel agencies (wholesale and retail), holiday accommodation/resorts, transport and travel organisations, publicity associations in cities and towns and tourist information centres.

For further information, prospective students are advised to visit the Co-operative Education Department, where you will also be informed about your experiential training program

 

 

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

The Head of Department: Hospitality, Tourism and PR Management

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021,

VANDERBIJLPARK, 1900

Tel:  (016) 950-9279

Fax: (016) 950-9788

E-mail: portiag@vut.ac.za

Website: www.vut.ac.za

Ecotourism Management

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Hospitality, Tourism & Public Relations Management

Diploma: Ecotourism Management

Advanced Diploma: Ecotourism Management

Postgraduate Diploma: Ecotourism Management

 

  • Admission Requirements: NSCA
Compulsory subjects Age exemption: Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12) who do not meet the entry requirements must submit proof of permanent employment in industry, working in an area related to the field of the intended study.
English 4
Mathematical Literacy 4 or
Mathematics 3
Biology/Life Science 4
Any other 3 remaining subjects (min. of 3 each subject)
Recommended subjects: (Tourism, Geography, Business Studies, and History).
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

  • Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale are required.

  • Requirements: N3-N6

A completed N6 in an appropriate field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

  • Requirements: NASCA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

  • Requirements: International qualification

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

  • Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

  1. What are the Functions of an Ecotourism Management Graduate?

This qualification aims to develop theoretical competencies and practical skills for individuals to effectively operate in the field of Ecotourism and has been internationally benchmarked but comparison with other countries is not fully possible as South Africa has its own unique wildlife and eco systems. Furthermore the standards and requirements for Ecotourism managers in South Africa are different to that of other countries. The diploma is specifically tailored to train Ecotourism practitioners with a strong focus on management skills. The learner who has achieved this qualification will be able to integrate ecotourism management and leadership knowledge with those of customer service and the operational specifics of a given Ecotourism context.

3. Career Opportunities

Designed for students who endeavour to pursue a career in ecotourism of which the qualification will satisfy the niche areas identified as gaps in ecotourism and can be applied by people that plan to practice as ecotourism managers, game rangers, conservationists and ecotourism developers.

Access to the qualification Minimum points 26

4. Curriculum Year 1

Travel and Tourism Management 1, Applied Communication Skills 1, Principles of Ecotourism, Ecotourism Biology, ICT Skills, Intro to Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource Management.

Year 2

Ecotourism Biology , Ecotourism Development, Ecotourism Marketing, Applied Communication Skills, Ecotourism Destination and Service Management, Intro to Field Guiding, Natural Resource Management.

Year 3

Ecotourism Bio-geography, Ecotourism Development, Ecotourism Entrepreneurship, Applied Field guiding, Game Ranch Management, WIL.

  1. Advanced Diploma in Ecotourism Management

60% average for major (level 1-3) subjects (excluding WIL) of a completed ND/Diploma with at least 300 credits for theory.

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Ecotourism Management

65% average for a completed Advanced Diploma/BTech or equivalent qualification in the related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology on NQF Level 7

 

7. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

The Head of Department: Hospitality, Tourism and PR Management

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021, Vanderbijlpark, 1900

Tel: (016) 950 9279

Fax: (016) 950 9788

e-mail: portiag@vut.ac.za

website: www.vut.ac.za

Policing

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Legal Sciences

Diploma: Policing

Advanced Diploma: Policing

 

  1. Admission Requirements: NSC
Compulsory subjects Age exemption: Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12) who do not meet the entry requirements must submit proof of permanent employment in the relevant field.
English 4
Other Language 3
Mathematical Literacy 4 or
Mathematics 3
Any other 3 subjects totalling (min. of 3 each subject) 10
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

  1. Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale are required.

 

  1. Requirements: N3-N6

A complete N6 related/appropriate qualification in the field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

 

  1. Requirements: NASCA/NCV(4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

 

  1. Requirements: International qualifications

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

 

  1. Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

 

  1. Requirements: Advanced diploma

60% average for major (level 1-3) subjects of a completed ND/Diploma in a relevant field.

 

  1. Curriculum

First year: Policing 1, Investigation of Crime 1, Law for Policing 1, English Practical:

Policing, Applied Language Skills (EDL).

Second year: Policing 2, Investigation of Crime 2, Law for Policing 2, ICT Skills.

Third year: Policing 3, Investigation of Crime 3, Law for Policing 3, Management Leadership 1.

 

  1. What does a police officer do?

Prevention and combating of crime; Protecting and securing the safety of people and their property; Upholding and enforcing the South African criminal and statutory law; Maintaining public order; Gathering of crime-related intelligence; Investigating and solving of crime; Preparing and compiling of criminal cases for submission to the Director of Public Prosecutions; Giving evidence in courts.

 

  1. Vocational Possibilities:

South African Police Service; Metropolitan Police Services; The Private Security Sector; Etc…

 

Core Syllabi:

Policing I, II & III: General orientation towards Policing.

Police, Crime and Society in a social and legislative context. Theories, principles and practice of providing service to the community, organising communities and neighbourhoods.

Investigation of Crime I, II & III: Develop the meaning and aims of crime investigation and the role of police as investigators. The investigation of a scene of crime, modus operandi, the description of a person and direct observation. It requires students to assess the principles of the Scientific Method of Investigation.

Law for Policing I, II & III: Law concerned with public or general interest; Criminal Law; Specific Crimes; Law of Criminal Procedure and Law of Evidence.

Management Leadership: Policing I: General principles of supervision.

ICT Skills: Introduction to macro computer systems, computer terminology, hardware components, different applicable programs, data, information, communication networks, viruses, security, management information systems and purchasing of computer programs.

English Practical Policing: Technical writing in English.

 

11. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to: Information Desk

Tel: (016) 950-9925/9053 Fax:  (016) 950 9775/9731

E-mail:  sechelem@vut.ac.za

Website:  www.vut.ac.za

Labour Law

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Legal Sciences

Diploma: Labour Law

 

  1. Admission Requirements: NSC
Compulsory subjects Age exemption:  Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12) who do not meet the entry requirements must submit proof of permanent employment in industry.
English 5
Other Language 3
Mathematical Literacy 4 or
Mathematics 3
Any other 3 subjects totalling (min. of 3 each subject) 12
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

  1. Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

 

  1. Requirements: N3-N6

A complete N6 related/appropriate qualification in the field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

 

  1. Requirements: NASCA/NCV(4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

 

  1. Requirements: International qualifications

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

 

  1. Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

 

  1. Curriculum

First year: Applied Language Skills (EDL), Labour Law 1, Labour Relations 1, Labour

Law Practice 1, Introduction to the Theory of Law, Language and Life Skills, Law of Contract, ICT Skills.

Second Year: Labour Law 2, Labour Relations 2, Labour Law Practice 2, Human Resource Administration, Human Rights Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Law of Civil Procedure, Economics, Law of Evidence.

Third Year: Labour Law 3, Labour Law Practice 3, Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law of Delict, Occupational Wellbeing, Organisational Behaviour Studies, Entrepreneurial Studies, Legal Ethics, Local Government Law.

 

  1. What are the duties of a person qualified in labour law?

To provide a labour advisory service to unions. Administer compensation and benefits. Render assistance to unions, CCMA, private practice and corporate, apply labour practice in the HR environment and participate in dispute settlement.

 

  1. Vocational Possibilities?

To pursue a career in Labour Law and Relations. The qualification will satisfy the niche areas identified as gaps in Labour Law and can be applied by people that plan to practice as labour brokers, human resource practitioners, union officials and labour officials.

 

Core Syllabi

ICT Skills: Introduction to macro computer systems, computer terminology, hardware components, different applicable programs, data, information, communication networks, viruses, security, management information systems and purchasing of computer programs.

Human Rights Law: Historical Background, international context and constitutional environment, Application, interpretation and Limitation of the Bill of Rights, Various Rights embodied in the Constitution, Non-judicial enforcement of human rights, Human Rights Litigation.

Introduction to the Theory of Law:  What is the Law?, History of South African Law, Sources, Classification of Law and perspectives on Law.

Law of Civil Procedure: Introduction to the Law of Civil Procedure, Court Structure and officers of the Courts, Jurisdiction of the Courts, The Action and Application Procedures, Summons and Service, Pleadings, Trial process, Appeals and Reviews, Execution.

Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship defined, Creativity and innovation, Identification and screening of business opportunities, Establishment of forms of ownership, The business plan, The strategic planning and the business, Entrepreneurship management, The financial plan, The marketing plan.

Human Resource Administration: Foundation and challenges of Human Resource Management, management of diversity and regulatory challenges, information technology in Human Resources HR planning, research and problem-solving, Evaluation of job design and job analysis, HR administration functions such as recruitment internal staffing and career management issues learning and training process, performance management and appraisal compensation and benefits

Labour Law 1.1: Introduction, Common Law contract of employment, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity Act, The Unemployment Insurance

Act, Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Skills Development Act

Labour Law 1.2: Labour Relations Act, Collective Bargaining, Worker participation, Dismissals, Unfair Labour Practices, Dispute resolution, Strikes and Lock-outs Labour Relations 1.1: Main topics to be covered: Concept of labour relations, uniqueness of labour relationship, interaction of parties to labour relationship, approaches to labour relationship, labour relations system, role of the state, historical development of labour relations in SA, types of trade unions, trade union styles, aims and objectives of trade unions, role, qualities, duties, power of shop stewards Labour Relations 1.2: Main topics to be covered: Policies and practices of trade union federations, worker’s charter, corporatism, importance, nature and scope of labour economics, functioning and characteristics of labour market, economic theory, law of demand and supply, labour market perfection, wages and employment level, productivity, labour market regulation, social plan, skills development.

Labour Relations 2.1: Main topics to be covered: Principles of industrial democracy, forms of worker participation, advantages and disadvantages of worker’s participation, workplace policies, role of labour relations manager, conflict management, workplace forums, unfair dismissals, affirmative action, employment equity plans, industrial relations systems.

Labour Relations 2.2: Main topics to be covered: Concept and contents of negotiations, variables that influence negotiations, qualities of a good negotiator, preparation for and conduct of negotiations, mediation, arbitration and conciliation, collective bargaining styles, forms and effect of industrial action

Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution: Conflict and disputes. Conciliation and Mediation. Arbitration. Dispute resolution by bargaining and statutory councils. Practice and procedure.

Law of Contract: Introduction to law. Basic principles of contract. Specific business contracts.

Law of Evidence: Introduction and history. Scope and function. Sources. Relevance and Admissibility. Types of Evidence. O Specific Rules.

Legal Ethics: Relationships with client. Relationships with other practitioners.

Relationships with the Court. Mistakes and Misapprehensions. Communicating and Drafting. Practice Management. Working in the Law. Miscellaneous

Law of Delict: Aquilian action. Actio Injuriarum. Defences to an action for defamation. Individuals right to fama.

Labour Law 2.1: Historical Background. Interpretation and application of Labour Legislation. Dispute resolution.

Labour Law 2.2: Section 23 of the Constitution. Collective bargaining. Access to social security. Limitation of rights.

Labour Law 3.1: Freedom of association. Collective bargaining. Strikes and Lockouts.

Labour Law 3.2: Dismissals. Unfair Labour Practices.

Organisational Behaviour Studies: Core concepts of organisational behaviour, Organisational culture, ethics and diversity, Individual differences in the workplace, Motivation of the work force, Performance management of knowledge workers, Group and team dynamics, and Communication in the information age, Power, empowerment and influence within the work context, Conflict management, Decision making, Leadership and fellowship, Stress management, Organisational structures and design, and Change and Innovation.

Occupational Wellness: Health and well-being within organisations, interventions to improve worker health, factors influencing health and well-being, the relationship between organisational health and antisocial work behaviour, Organisational employee support strategies, positive coping skills, mental health within the work context, workplace counselling, couching and mentoring, the management of HIV/AIDS in the workplace, combating toxic work environments, the management of  employee success/failure, international strategies for employee wellbeing and health. Language and Life Skills: Introduction. Writing skills. Research. Practical exercises.

Local Government Law: Legislative Framework, Municipal Values, Financial Systems, Systems and procedures, Communicating and Drafting, Delegations, HR Management, Miscellaneous.

Interpretation of Statutes: Statutes, Functions of the courts, General rules of interpretation, Presumptions.

Economics: Economics as a science, The economic problem, Economists analytical tool kit, Demand, Supply and Prices, Labour Market, Elasticity, Perfect Competition, Monopoly and imperfect competition.

 

10.      Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to: Information Desk

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021 Vanderbijlpark 1900 Tel: (016) 950 9925/9053; Fax: (016) 950 9775/9731 e-mail: malunan@vut.ac.za website: www.vut.ac.za

Safety Management

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department of Legal Services

Diploma: Safety Management

Advanced Diploma: Safety Management

 

  1. Admission Requirements: NSCA
Compulsory subjects Age exemption: Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12) who do not meet the entry requirements must submit proof of permanent employment in Industry, working in an Occupational & Health and Safety environment.
English 5
Mathematical Literacy 5 or
Mathematics 4
Any other 4 subjects totaling (min. of 3 each subject) 14
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

  1. Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

 

  1. Requirements: N3-N6

A complete N6 related/appropriate qualification in the field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

 

  1. Requirements: NASCA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

 

  1. Requirements: International qualifications

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

 

  1. Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

 

  1. Requirements: Advanced diploma

60% average for major (level 1-3) subjects of a completed ND/Diploma in Safety Management.

 

  1. Curriculum

First Year: Applied Language Skills (EDL), Occupational Health and Safety Law 1, Safety Principles and Practice 1, Risk Management 1, Business Management 1, ICT Skills, Computing for Safety

Second Year: Occupational Health and Safety Law 2, Safety Principles and Practice 2, the Personnel Function, Quantitative Techniques

Third Year: Occupational Health and Safety Law 3, Safety Principles and Practice 3, Language and Life Skills, Financial Management 1.

 

  1. What are the duties of a Safety Officer / Manager?

– Initiating and formulating policy.

– Coordination of safety systems.

– Training and cognition regarding safety aspects.

– Development and coordination of safety training programmes.

– Monitoring different aspects of safety target management systems.

– Advising line management on safety policy and programmes in respect of legal aspects.

– Investigating safety incidents

-Hazard recognition; Inspections/audit

-Fire protection

-Regulatory compliance

-Health hazard control

-Ergonomics

-Hazardous material management

-Environment protection

-Training

-Accident and incident investigations

-Record keeping

-Evaluation

-Emergency response and managing safety programmes.

 

  1. Vocational Possibilities

Safety management offers a challenging and exciting career in both the private and the public sectors, with a growing demand for experts in this field.

Entry level: Safety officer/Loss control officer.

Middle Management: Safety manager / Loss control manager

Top Management: Primary executive level.

 

Core Syllabi

ICT Skills: Introduction to macro computer systems, computer terminology, hardware components, different applicable programs, data, information, communication networks, viruses, security, management information systems and purchasing of computer programs.

Computing for Safety: Advanced Powerpoint: Customising PowerPoint environment, design template and slide show, adding graphics and special effects, Advance Excel: Manipulating date using statistical and lookup functions, analysing using date analysis tools, Using financial math, text & information-functions, Templates and charts, Managing data in workbooks.

Business Management: Introduction to business, functional divisions of the enterprise, entrepreneurship, principles relating to management of business, management objectives, formulating policy, the business world and business management, general management principled, entrepreneurship, the informal sector, facilities for entrepreneur, concluding contracts, taxation, the business plan and financial management for the small business.

Risk Management 1: The human factor in safety, managing the environment, Identification of risk, Fundamental Principles of risk management, Risk management functions, Risk evaluation and assessment, financing risk

Safety Principles and Practice 1, 2, 3: Regulations on the Law of Industries, regulations of the Law on Machinery, setting up of the Safety Commitees, Regulations on the appointment of Safety Representatives, Investigating accident scenes and reporting to the Department of Labour.

Occupational Health and Safety Law 1, 2, 3: Introduction to the Law, Exposition of laws, Functions of the court, Criminal Procedure law, Vocational Health and Safety Law, Regulations/Laws on Industries.

Quantitative Techniques: General statistical calculations, Probability, Regression and correlation, Introduction to accounting.

The Personal Function: Statutory compliance with injuries that occur in the workplace.

Language and Life Skills: The learners are required to apply language and life skills in the execution of the duties in the field of Safety Management

Financial Management 1: Maintaining a firm’s liquidility and solvency.  It also concerned with providing the cash flow necessary to satisfy its oblications and to acquire and financial the current and fixed assets needed to achieve the firm’s goals. Financial Management is based on the cost-benefit principles, the risk-return principle and the time-value of money principle.  It is concerned with where you will get the money to finance your business and how to distribute the money according to the needs of the business. It is also concerned with how to make investment decisions, how to make financial decisions, to ensure a positive cash flow and to ensure solvency.

 

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to: Information Desk

Tel: (016) 950-9925/9053 Fax:  (016) 950 9775/9731

E-mail:  sechelem@vut.ac.za

Website:  www.vut.ac.za

Bachelor of  Education (SP & FET TEACHING)

2017 for 2018

FACULTY: HUMAN SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION

Bachelor of  Education (SP & FET Teaching): Four Year Full Time

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (Since 2008)

A National Senior Certificate (NCS) (with endorsement for entry into Bachelor studies) or an equivalent qualification (Vocational Senior Certificate/FET Certificate) with English, a second language and Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

With at least two of the following recommended subjects: Computer Applications Technology, Physical Science and Life Sciences.

Total APS score of 23 (with Mathematics) or 24 (with Mathematical Literacy)

· The seven prescribed school subjects will be used in the calculation of the APS.

· The APS achievement of Life Orientation is divided by 2 in the calculation of the APS.

· A personal interview with the head of department (HOD).

Admission Points Score (APS)

Programme Minimum

APS

Group A Group B
B Ed Senior Phase Grade 7 – 9 23 with Mathematics OR with 24 with Mathematical literacy Language OR Life Orientation

 

Physical Science

 

Subject 1 Subject 2

 

Language of teaching and learning Other recognized language Mathematics Mathematical literacy
Minimum scores 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 3
APS Scale 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Percentage 80-100% 70-79% 60-69% 50-59% 40-49% 30-39% 0-29%
YEAR 1 YEAR 2
YEAR 3
YEAR 4
Education 1 Education 2 Education 3 Education 4
Teaching Practice 1 Teaching Practice 2 Teaching Practice 3 Teaching Practice 4
Language of teaching learning 1 Language of teaching learning 2 Language of Conversational Competence Research Project
Computer Literacy Computer Literacy Research Methods Pedagogy Subject 3
Elective A1 Elective A2 Elective A3
Elective B1 Elective B2 Elective B3
Elective C1 Elective C2 Pedagogy Subject 3
Pedagogy Subject 1 Pedagogy Subject 2

Choose from the Electives from the subjects below

Mathematics

Mode of delivery: Contact through blended learning.

Major Expenses for the Year

Registration Fee, Accommodation, Class/Course Fees, Books, Pocket Money, Transport’. For course fees see VUT website: www.vut.ac.za (Look under study at VUT, Tuition Fees, Study Loans and Funza Lushaka Bursaries)

What is the Bachelor of Education (SP & FET teaching) about?

The BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) is a 506-credit qualification offered at NQF Level 7. It aims to provide beginner teachers with disciplinary and pedagogical content knowledge relevant for teaching in secondary or FET colleges. Graduates will develop in-depth critical knowledge in their key learning areas (Disciplinary Learning) and in the pedagogy of facilitating the learning (Pedagogical Learning) of secondary school students and those in FET colleges.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to teach any of the following subjects: mathematics, physical science, natural science, electrical technology and mechanical technology in secondary schools, senior phase and TVET colleges.

Who qualifies for Funza Lushaka Bursaries and NSFAS Loan?

  • South African citizens registered at South African University
  • An undergraduate, studying for a first tertiary educational qualification.
  • Individuals able to demonstrate potential for academic success.
  • Financially needy individuals.

 

Application for Admission and Accommodation

Prospective students are advised to apply early in the year preceding registration for admission to the course, and / or for hostel accommodation. Arrangements can be made to visit the campus in this regard. Closing dates for admission and / or accommodation applications are: 1st Semester – 30th November; 2nd Semester – 30th May.

 

International Students: 1st Semester – 30 October; 2nd Semester – 15 May

 

Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Education Department

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021

Vanderbijlpark 1900

Tel (016) 950 6777 and (016) 950 9553                    Call Centre: 0861 888 or 0861 861 VUT

Email: conniem@vut.ac.za                                                 Email: chrisc@vut.ac.za                                                      Website: www.vut.ac.za

Applications/Admissions Enquiries:

(016) 950 9272

The Department of Co-operative Education assists in experiential learning (teaching practice) administration and placements. Contact details: (016) 950 9496

Fax: (016) 950 9759   Email: education@vut.ac.za

The institution makes every attempt to accommodate students with disabilities.

Whilst every effort has been made to present you with the relevant information in this brochure, program offerings may be subject to change in order to keep abreast of new developments in the higher education landscape. The institution therefore reserves the right to unilaterally change or amend any of the content/structures contained herein.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education

 

The postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education is a 120 credit qualification offered at NQF Level 8 at the Vaal University of Technology. The programme subsumes eight (8) 15 credit core modules. The postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education at VUT is designed for teaching staff within the institution or any other interested professional educators from higher education – whether they are new or have many years teaching experience.   The qualification is designed for professional educators who wish to enrich their understanding of the higher education environment, improve their own teaching practice for student academic success, be able to develop accessible course modules, assess student learning effectively, lead and manage within their contexts as well as integrate ICTs in the teaching.

 

 

Full time students will do eight modules a year.

 

Part-time students will do four modules a year or two (2) modules a semester and eight (8) modules over two years.

 

Modules offered in Semester One

 

Module 1: History of the Transformation of Higher Education in South Africa

Module 2: Innovative Student Learning in Context

Module 3: Professional Development as Researcher in Higher education

Module 4: Assessment in Higher Education

 

Modules offered in Semester Two

 

Module 5: E-Learning in Higher Education

Module 6: Leadership and Management in Higher Education

Module 7: Module Planning and Materials Development in Higher Education

Module 8: Learning Facilitation in Higher Education

 

What is the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education supposed to do?

 

This qualification aims to provide grounding in the theory and an intellectually stimulating exploration of higher education as an area of study within education.  Although the focus of the PG Dip (HE) is on Higher Education, we are cognisant of the fact that all trainers and professional educators also need requisite knowledge, competences, values and attitudes that could be applied and demonstrated in their work contexts to enhance individual, team and organisational productivity and effectiveness in a highly competitive external environment.  The course is thus open to any professional educators who would like to widen their knowledge and competences in specific areas this qualification provides.

 

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the PG Dip (HE) the candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or an advanced diploma. Course participants must be proficient in both written and oral English. Be computer literate and have reliable access to the internet to support the teaching and learning experience. Students who do not meet the above requirements could apply for admission based on the recognition of prior learning (RPL).

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to work in HEIsand FET colleges as well as in an environment where they will be able to: analyse the higher education context (at international, national, institutional, departmental and disciplinary levels) in order to understand the developmental needs of academic staff in their contexts and that of their own students; be able to develop a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence with regard to in-depth knowledge of the conceptual domain of the dynamic, complex higher education environment, critique current research and advanced scholarship in an area of specialisation.

 

Bursaries and loans

Several bursaries and loans are available. Bursaries are offered to students for academic, sport and cultural achievements, as well as study loans. All enquiries must be directed to: Financial Aid Bureau, Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021, Vanderbijlpark 1900. Tel. (016) 950 9484, 9972, 9486, 9671.

 

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NFSAS)

NFSAS offer an opportunity for academically deserving and financially needy students to access a loan, part of which (40%) can be converted into a bursary, depending on students’ pass rates. Loans have to be repaid once you are employed and your salary is R26 300 or more. Payment would be deducted from monthly salaries of those who have received assistance from the scheme, based on an individual’s earnings. Interest charged on loans is subsidised.

 

Where do you apply for a loan?

At Financial Aid Bureaus of any University or University of Technology where you are / plan to study. They will offer advice and assistance with loan applications.

 

Who qualifies for a loan?

  • South African citizens registered at a South African University.
  • An undergraduate, studying for a first tertiary educational qualification.
  • Individuals able to demonstrate potential for academic success.
  • Financially needy individuals.

 

Application for Admission and Accommodation

Prospective students are advised to apply in the year preceding registration for admission to the course, and/or for the hostel accommodation. Arrangements can be made to visit the campus in this regard. Closing dates for admission and/or accommodation applications are: 1st Semester 30 November, 2nd Semester 30 May.

 

International Students

First Semester 30 October and Second Semester 15 May.

 

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Department of Communication and Education

Vaal University of Technology

Private bag X021

Vanderbijlpark

1900

 

Tel (016) 950 6777

Email: conniem@vut.ac.za, Website: www.vut.ac.za

Call Centre: 0861 861 888 or 0861 861 VUT

Applications/ Admissions enquiries:  (016) 950 9496

 

The Department of Co-operative Education assists in experiential learning administration and placements. Contact details:  Tel.: (016) 950 9496, fax: (016) 950 9759, Email: education@vut.ac.za

 

The institution makes every attempt to accommodate students with disabilities.

 

Whilst every effort has been made to present you with the relevant information in this brochure, program offerings may be subject to change in order to keep abreast with new developments in the higher education landscape. The institution therefore reserves the right to unilaterally change or amend any of the content/structures contained herein.

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