TUT National Diploma in Business Communication

TUT National Diploma in Business Communication

Campus where offered: Soshanguve North Campus
Important notification to new applicants:
Students who intend to enrol for this qualification for the first time in 2017 or thereafter, should
note that it will not be possible to continue with any Baccalaureus Technologiae as from 2022,
since it is being replaced by qualifications aligned with the newly-implemented Higher Education
Qualification Sub-Framework. Potential students are advised to consult the University’s website
for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.

REMARKS
a. Admission requirement(s) and selection criteria:
• FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:
Admission requirement(s):
A Senior Certificate with a C symbol for English at Higher Grade. Applicants from other
tertiary institutions will be required to write a formal admission test as well.

Recommended subject(s):
Business Economics and Typing.

Selection criteria:
All applicants are subject to selection. Selection is based on a written test and an interview.
General knowledge, language proficiency and a critical disposition are of the utmost importance

in the communication industry. These aspects will consequently feature prominently in the
selection process. Factors such as academic and practical performance, personal drive and
motivation, attitude and outlook, potential, readiness to benefit from more advanced training
and career suitability will also be taken into consideration.

• FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER
2008:
Admission requirement(s):
A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an
equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 4 for English (home language
or first additional language) and 3 for Mathematics or 4 for Mathematical Literacy. Preference
will be given to applicants with a score of 5 or more for English.

Recommended subject(s):
Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Applications Technology, Economics, Visual Arts
and official languages.

Selection criteria:
To be considered for this qualification, candidates must have an Admission Point Score (APS)
of at least 20 (with Mathematics) or 21 (with Mathematical Literacy).

Assessment procedures:
Applicants who achieve the minimum APS may be required to sit for a TUT potential
assessment and possibly attend an interview with a panel to identify specific skills needed in
the communication industry and for capacity building purposes. General knowledge, language
proficiency and a critical disposition will feature in the potential assessment, since these are of
the utmost importance in the communication industry. Factors such as academic and practical
performance, personal drive and motivation, attitude and outlook, potential, readiness to
benefit from more advanced training and career suitability will also be taken into consideration

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