Higher Certificate in Information Systems Internet Development

  • Qualification Type
    Higher Certificate in IS - Internet Development
  • Full Time
    Minimum: 1 year full-time, Maximum: 2 ½ years part-time
  • Part Time
    30 months
  • On Campus
    5 days/week
  • Intake
    You may start the qualification any week of the academic calendar
  • Accreditation
    SAQA ID number 62049, NQF level 5

Qualification Description

This Higher Certificate  prepares you for work in a range of areas in the IT web environment. Although you will acquire a broad range of IT-related knowledge and skills, it is primarily a comprehensive and career-focused qualification prepares you for work as an IT professional in the web environment.

CTI’s Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Internet Development) provides you with solid theoretical and practical skills in web programming and database use and development. It also offers you intensive experience in the main web standard programming languages such as HTML5 and CSS3. The core subject areas include Creating Web Pages and Web Design, Content Management Systems and Internet Development Project. You will cover Computer Literacy, Software Engineering, Personal Skills Development and Processing and Logic Concepts. Throughout the qualification, you will complete technical projects so that you are able to design and create websites.

We attribute much of the success of our Higher Certificate programmes in Information Systems (IS), to our unique Mastery Learning Methodology (MLM). This modular self-directed learning approach, gives you the flexibility to start and progress through the programme at a pace that best suits you. This learning methodology, together with our cutting-edge facilities such as computer labs, IS open learning areas and smart pods, will prepare you for the real IT work environment of the future.

Over and above this, you will develop essential skills for the world of work, such as analysing and solving real problems, being innovative, being adaptable to change, being self-disciplined, working in teams and communicating effectively.

Are you as enthralled by computer programming as you are by the world of web design? The Higher Certificate in IS (Internet Development) offers you the perfect opportunity to combine these interests.

Do you have a flair for technology and design?

Admission requirements

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with diploma or certificate entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level confirmed by SAQA.


  • National Certificate (Vocational) level four issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training.


  • You must have obtained the required results in the CTI Placement Assessment.

Qualification accreditations

Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Career options

The career choices for Information Systems for you, as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Internet Development) graduate, include junior positions in:

Web development
Database administration

Qualification structure

Teaching methods and assessment

We use the Mastery Learning Methodology (MLM) and lecturers are available in the IS open learning areas during the designated learning hours.
You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and IS open learning areas, smart, hardware and exam pods, as well as WiFi.
You will have to complete individual projects, practical and theory-based assessments. The focus however is on completing practical projects throughout the programme.
Your final assessment will be a three-day practical exam.

Qualification facilities and campuses

IS Open Learning Area – Cluster work space setup with lecturer available at all times on site for assistance.
Smart Pod – Formal & informal leaning space, for collaboration and workshops.
Exam Pod – for all examinations to take place.

The qualification is offered at All CTI Campuses

Programme Structure

  • Computer Literacy
  • Personal Skills Development
  • Processing and Logic Concepts
  • Program Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Creating Web Pages
  • XML Technologies
  • Database Design Concepts
  • MySQL Development
  • Web Design - Dreamweaver
  • Programming Language - PHP
  • Content Management Systems - WordPress & Joomla
  • Internet Development Project
  • Final Practical Exam