Short Learning Programme in Internet Development Specialist

  • Qualification Type
    Short Programme in Internet Development
  • Full Time
    Minimum: 10 months full-time, Maximum: 25 months part-time
  • Part Time
    25 months
  • On Campus
    5 days/week
  • Intake
    You may start the qualification any week of the academic calendar
  • Accreditation
    Not Applicable

Qualification Description

CTI’s Short Learning Programme in Internet Development Specialist prepares you for work in the internet environment. It is a challenging and comprehensive career – orientated programme that prepares you for the world of work. It is also a very good stepping-stone to further studies in any of our Higher Certificates in Information Systems (IS).

This Short Learning Programme provides you with a fair grounding of theoretical foundation of, and practical experience in creating web pages, web design, web style coding, using content management systems as well as database development. Some of the core subject areas are Web Design, Contents Management Systems, MySQL Development and Creating Web Pages. You also cover two broad topics that will be useful in any computer and business environment, namely Computer Literacy and Personal Skills Development.

The success of our Short Learning Programmes is due 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 start developing essential skills for the world of work, especially for the IT industry, such as analysing and solving real problems, applying logic, being innovative and self-disciplined, collaborating in team situations and communicating effectively.

Do you want to go directly into the world of web design, web style coding, content management and database development?

Fascinated by the web?

Admission requirements

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


  • Obtain the required results in the Placement Assessment.

Programme accreditation

It is a CTI programme with modules that may articulate into the accredited Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Internet Development), at NQF level 5.

This Short Learning Programme is not accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), nor is it registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) however the modules within the short learning programme contains the accredited NQF level 5 modules which allows for direct articulation into the full qualifications.

Career options

The career choices for you, as a Short Learning Programme in Internet Development Specialist graduate, include junior positions in:

Database administration
Web development

Programme 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, IS open learning areas, smart and exam pods, as well as WiFi.
You will have to complete individual projects, presentations and theory based written assessments. The focus however is on completing practical and technical projects throughout the programme.
Your final assessment will be a two-day practical exam.

Programme facilities

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 programme is offered at the following campuses All CTI Campuses

Programme Structure

  • Computer Literacy (COMLC)
  • Personal Skills Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Design Concepts
  • MySQL Development
  • Creating Web Pages (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, DOM, Ajax)
  • Web Design (Dreamweaver)
  • Content Management Systems (WordPress and Joomla)
  • Final Practical Exam