Building A Successful Career With A NATED Diploma

NATED Diplomas were designed to prepare you for employment. If you have completed a NATED Diploma, your chances of being employed will be considerably higher.

A NATED Diploma is one of the best ways to build a successful career for yourself. You will learn all the skills and knowledge necessary to be workplace ready and will also make you stand out from other job applicants.

We have a wide selection of NATED courses you can choose from here at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

Why Is A NATED Diploma Important For My Career?

A NATED diploma is important for your career because it allows you to apply for higher job positions to gain more experience and a higher salary. A NATED Diploma can also allow you to gain promotions in your current job because you have gained skills and knowledge that are recognised by your employer.

Will I Become A Better Candidate For Employment With A NATED Diploma?

Yes, you will be a better candidate for employment after completing a NATED Diploma. This is because a good candidate has the following:

A NATED Diploma will give you both of these and will allow you to apply for job opportunities.

Why Should I Pursue A NATED Diploma?

You should pursue a NATED Diploma because it involves theoretical and practical work. You will be able to put your theoretical knowledge into practice, and your practical training will help prepare you for life in the working environment

Furthermore, you will already have first-hand experience of what it is like in the workplace, and employers will choose the applicant who has the most experience and the highest educational level.

What Is The Purpose Of A NATED Diploma?

The purpose of a NATED Diploma is the following:

What Is A NATED Diploma?

A NATED Diploma is a diploma you can pursue after completing your Matric certificate. It is an accredited qualification and is recognised on the NQF Levels as level 6. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) established NATED diplomas to prepare students for employment and to help them become contributing members of society.

How Does A NATED Diploma Work?

A NATED diploma will be structured as follows:

  1. NATED N4 Certificate – Theoretical
  2. NATED N5 Certificate – Theoretical
  3. NATED N6 Certificate – Theoretical
  4. NATED N6 Diploma – Practical

The NATED courses must be completed in this order. Each of the theoretical courses will contain four (4) subjects. To pass each of the subjects, you will need to pass two (2) assignments, one (1) internal examination and one (1) external examination.

After all of your theoretical courses are passed, you must complete your final course, which is a practical course. This must be done at a company relevant to your field of study for a period of 18 months. 

During this time, you must complete a logbook containing various tasks that must be signed off with a signature and date by a supervisor or manager. After completing your logbook, and it is approved by the DHET, you will receive your NATED Diploma in whichever field you studied.

How Long Does It Take To Complete A NATED Diploma?

Below you will find a table on how long it will take to complete any of our NATED Diploma Programmes:

NATED Diploma Programme coursesAmount of time to complete
NATED N4 Certificate6 – 12 months
NATED N5 Certificate6 – 12 months
NATED N6 Certificate6 – 12 months
NATED N6 Diploma18 months
Total36 – 54 months

Are NATED Diplomas Programmes Accredited?

Yes, all NATED Diploma Programmes we offer are accredited. They are accredited by these accreditation entities:

AcronymAccreditation entity
QCTOQuality Council for Trades and Occupations
DHETDepartment of Higher Education and Training
SAQASouth African Qualifications Authority

What Career Opportunities Are There After Completing A NATED Diploma?

Here are the jobs you will be able to apply for after completing these specific NATED Diploma programmes:

NATED Diploma ProgrammeJob opportunitiesExpected salary (per month)
NATED Financial Management Diploma ProgrammeAccountantR15 540 – R54 750
Financial ManagerR30 670 – R83 330
BookkeeperR7 600 – R22 400
NATED Business Management Diploma ProgrammeBusiness ManagerR26 867 – R600 000
Supply Chain ManagerR35 334 – R719 333
Business AnalystR20 760 – R76 500
NATED Marketing Management Diploma ProgrammeMarketing ManagerR25 000 – R500 000
Social Media ManagerR17 500 – R45 000
Brand ManagerR25 000 – R450 000
NATED Educare Diploma ProgrammeAu PairR12 000 – R33 000
Childcare professionalR14 475 – R199 188
NannyR11 500 – R162 004
NATED Legal Secretary Diploma ProgrammeLegal SecretaryR13 000 – R40 000
Office ManagerR17 000 – R117 102
ParalegalR15 000 – R30 000
NATED Human Resource Management Diploma ProgrammeHuman Resource ManagerR28 750 – R420 429
Labour Relations OfficerR15 500 – R457 000
Human Resources GeneralistR21 000 – R162 350
NATED Management Assistant Diploma ProgrammePersonal AssistantR13 500 – R49 731
SecretaryR14 000 – R66 626
ReceptionistR11 000 – R22 393

These salaries are based on statistics, and it is not guaranteed that you will receive them. It all depends on your employer and your responsibilities and duties.

Why Is It Important To Study Courses That Are In Demand?

It is important to study courses that are in demand because employers are actively looking for graduates who have these specific skills and knowledge. Studying in-demand courses will give you the opportunity to choose from a variety of job positions at a variety of companies.

Where Can I Study For A NATED Diploma?

You can study for a NATED Diploma at a distance learning college such as Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. We have a total of seven (7) NATED Diploma Programmes to choose from and all of them will help you build a successful career.

What Are The Available NATED Diploma Programmes At Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning?

Here are all the NATED Diploma courses we offer at our accredited, distance learning college:

How Do I Qualify For A NATED Diploma Programme?

You will qualify for any of the first courses in our NATED diploma programmes, which is the N4 NATED Certificate, with a Matric certificate. This can be a National Senior Certificate (NSC) you receive in high school or an Amended Senior Certificate (SC) you receive at a college after the age of 21.

What Are The Benefits Of Having A NATED Diploma?

Some benefits of studying for and completing a NATED Diploma are the following:

  • You can apply for more job opportunities
  • You have the potential to earn a high salary
  • Your chances are higher at getting a promotion at work
  • You are more employable with work experience and an educational background
  • You can start your own business

What Are The Benefits Of Study At Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning?

There are many benefits to studying a course at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. Some of these benefits are:

  • Gain an accredited qualification
  • Study courses that will help you get in-demand jobs
  • Study from anywhere in South Africa
  • Get tutor assistance
  • Join study groups with other students
  • Have a strong student support system
  • Get your study material delivered to your house

How Do I Apply?

You can apply for our courses by contacting us in one (1) of these ways:

frequently asked questions

No, you cannot use your NATED Diploma to enter a university course. You can apply to a university course with your Matric certificate, but you must also have a bachelor’s pass, and meet any other requirements.

No, a NATED qualification is not better than an NCV qualification. They are entirely different qualifications that help students achieve different goals.

NATED diplomas help students find employment in high positions in an organisation, and NCV qualifications help students become more employable.

The NQF level of a completed NATED Diploma is NQF level 6.

After completing your NATED Diploma, you can apply for job opportunities in your field of study. For example, if you completed a NATED Management Assistant Diploma, you could apply to be a personal assistant or a receptionist.

Yes, a NATED Diploma is a post-matric qualification. A post-matric qualification is a tertiary qualification that you pursue after completing Matric. 

Author: Esmari Pool
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: February 6, 2023