Transport and Logistics are two interrelated fields which both offer good career opportunities for graduates. A growing transport and logistics sector ensures the sound functioning of the economy and plays a very significant role in the supply chain for many other sectors of the economy. Logistics describes the management of activities associated with the planning and movement of materials, parts and finished goods across companies, together with the information flow that accompanies it.
This course is a combination of theory and practical components. It develops the certificate holder over a 3 year period to develop their various cognitive abilities in order to not only operate in the vocational field but also to be responsive to a dynamic, ever-changing economy.
The NC(V) certificate holder has two paths they may choose: the primary one is being employed in the industry by filling the skills gaps within South Africa, and the other to further develop their knowledge and skills at an institution of higher learning.
The course is structured in such a way as to have a seamless transition from the TVET training sector to the Higher Education (HE) sector, i.e. University or University of Technology. An NC(V) introduction letter, when submitted with an application document, will allow the certificate holder the opportunity to be considered at the same level as all other applicants wishing to gain access to HE institutions.
What will I be able to do?
The NC(V) Transport and Logistics Level 4 qualification provides opportunities to access any of the following careers listed:
•Logistics and Distribution Manager Assistant
•Passenger Transport Manager Assistant
•International Trade Agent
•Air Freight Administrator
•Supply Chain Specialist
•Marketing and Sales positions in warehousing, logistics and freight transport
In which industries will I be able to work?
Many sectors in our economy make use of some mode of transportation to deliver goods and services to their customers. Industries such as agriculture, forestry and fishing; mining; manufacturing; construction; wholesale and retail; transport, storage and communications; as well as government are examples.
What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?
Depending on entry requirements you can continue studying in a business-related field of study. This can be done by studying towards a specific business qualification at a TVET College or an institution of Higher Education, such as a University or University of Technology.
Should you not wish to continue studying once you’ve completed this qualification, you will be able to work towards promotion within your career by working within your field of study and gaining experience within the industry. As with any other career, you would need to work very hard to prove your skills and abilities, be dedicated and be prepared to continue learning throughout your career.
Programme StructureWhat will I be studying during this course?
LEVEL 2 -3 FUNDAMENTAL SUBJECTS
•Language (English First Additional Language)
LEVEL 2 VOCATIONAL CORE SUBJECTS
LEVEL 3 VOCATIONAL CORE SUBJECTS
LEVEL 4 VOCATIONAL CORE SUBJECTS
•Grade 9 or 10
•Or NQF Level 1 Qualification
•3 years full-time (1 year per level)
•Enrolment in January
(Part-time – Not available)