National Qualification Courses

Through National Qualifications you can work yourself all the way to a National Diploma. That is only one step below a degree. Start your journey to your dream career!

Matric College now offers National Qualifications (NATED) in partnership with Bellview Institute. Want to advance your career and earn a respectable income? Then enrol in any of our NATED Courses. What are you waiting for?

Business Management Courses NATED

Business Management Courses

Are you interested in learning how to start a profitable business? Our NATED Business Management qualifications give you all the skills needed to succeed.

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Educare Courses NATED

Educare Courses

Educare professionals are responsible for the growth and development of children. Our Educare courses will equip you to follow your passion to play a part in child development.

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Financial Management Courses NATED

Financial Management Courses

Think you can only become a financial manager with a Financial Management course? Think again! There are many other career opportunities waiting for you.

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Watch the College Principle explain everything you need to know about Equivalent Certificates for NATED Applications on YouTube.

What are NATED courses?

National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) qualifications were created by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The purpose of these courses is to provide students with both practical and theoretical knowledge. NATED Courses are registered on the National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF) and allow students to further their education.

National Qualification Courses

Looking to gain practical work experience that will set you apart from all other applicants?

Sign up for DHET’s FREE placement service either after, or during your studies! Your online profile will be matched with employers in your field who are looking for people like you to take part in Work Integrated learning (WIL) and Worplace Based Learning (WBL).

Are NATED courses accredited?

Courses are accredited once it’s been approved by a governing body like the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) or the NQF. Accreditation means the course is nationally recognised. For a course to get accreditation, it needs to meet certain requirements. Our National Qualification Programmes (NATED), in partnership with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, are quality assured and nationally recognised. You may even choose to further your education once you’ve received your qualification.

Who is SAQA?

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is responsible for overseeing and implementing the NQF. They are also responsible for coordinating sub-frameworks and advancing the objectives of the NQF.

Will NATED courses increase my chances of getting hired?

A national qualification does not guarantee you will get the job. That includes accredited courses and even qualifications like degrees. It only increases your opportunities and gives you more options to explore in the labour market. Accredited courses are recognised nationally and could increase your chances of being considered for a job, or being invited for an interview.

Career benefits of choosing NATED

Our NATED courses are quality assured and will take you one step closer to landing the job of your dreams. Here are some of the reasons you should apply for NATED:

  • They are nationally recognised.
  • You will gain credibility.
  • It’s a chance to receive a quality education.
  • You will have more career options to explore.
  • You get a chance to earn a respectable income.

What qualification will I get?

National N4 Certificate

Once you have completed the National N4 Certificate course, you will be awarded an N4 certificate. 

This qualification is awarded by The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations and The Department of Higher Education and Training.

National N5 Certificate

After having completed and passed the National N5 Certificate course, you will be awarded an N5 National Certificate. 

Both the Department of Higher Education and Training & The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations award this certificate.

National N6 Certificate

The final level of the National Certificate qualifications is N6. After having passed and completed this final course, The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations & The Department of Higher Education and Training will award you a N6 National Certificate.

National N6 Diploma

To achieve your N6 National Diploma, you must complete 18 months of work experience (after having passed the N4, N5 and N6 Certificates). This work experience is noted down in a log book that is submitted to the college ,and they then send it to the Department of Higher Education and Training. 

After your logbook has been approved, you will be awarded a National Diploma. 

What are the entry requirements for NATED courses?

To enrol for our National Qualification Courses (NATED), you need to have a matric or equivalent qualification. Don’t have one? Not to worry. You can enrol in our Adult Matric or Matric Upgrade programmes. Or consider an alternative route by enrolling in one of our Study Without Matric Courses. 

Please note, our NATED Courses are English-medium courses. That means all study material and assessments are written in English. Students should be able to read, write as well as understand the language to be able to complete the course successfully.

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Excited for the next chapter of your life?

Speak to one of our friendly course experts to register today. Give them a call at 012 762 7100.

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Last Updated: Elzanne Van Niekerk