Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Machine Learning)

Programme overview:

Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Machine Learning) next start date Next start date: 15 August 2022
5 September 2022
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10 July 2023
24 July 2023
7 August 2023
21 August 2023
4 September 2023
18 September 2023
2 October 2023
16 October 2023
6 November 2023
20 November 2023
4 December 2023
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Machine Learning) duration Duration:
Minimum: 1 year full time and 2.5 years part-time.
Maximum: 3 years full-time and 5 years part-time
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Machine Learning) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate

Machine Learning is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that focuses on the scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use to effectively perform a specific task without using explicit instructions. By applying machine learning techniques, computer systems can learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Machine Learning) is a career-focused qualification that is intensive but also broad. It provides you with the fundamental and technical knowledge as well as the applicable skill set in Databases, Python Programming, Statistical Thinking in Python, Supervised Learning with scikit-learn, Unsupervised Learning in Python, Linear Classifiers in Python, and Deep Learning in Python. You will also cover topics such as Computer Literacy, Program Design, Processing and Logic Concepts. Throughout the qualification, you will complete technical projects “challenging problems” that will make you well prepared and empowered for the world of work.

More information:

Entry requirements
• National Senior Certificate (NSC) with diploma or Higher Certificate entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification or international schoolleaving certificate on an NSC level (NQF 4) confirmed by SAQA.
• National Certificate (Vocational) level four issued by the Council of General, Further Education, and Training.
• You must have obtained the required results in the Placement Assessment.
From R38 000 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
Programme accreditation
• Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
• South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA
Possible career options
The career choices for you as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Machine Learning) graduate include positions in:
• Python for Data Science
• Data Analytics, Machine Learning
• Data Mining and Data Administration
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark
Qualification structure
• Computer Literacy (Microsoft)
• Personal Skills Development
• Processing and Logic Concepts
• Program Design
• Hardware Essentials
• Database Design Concepts
• Database Management
• Python for Data Science
• Machine Learning with Python
• Final - Information Systems (Machine Learning)