The Higher Certificate in Export Management is offered as a basic entry-level export qualification at level 5 of the NQF (HEQSF aligned) and consists of 135 credits.

The Higher Certificate in Export Management can be completed within a minimum of one year but must be completed within four years.

Learning Outcomes

There are nine learning outcomes in this programme

  • Demonstrate an elementary understanding of export administration, international trade, marketing, economics and business communication.
  • Explain and apply the typical methods and procedure involved in export management and marketing.
  • Explain the typical elementary methods and procedures involved in marketing.
  • Conduct an elementary search for export opportunities and link the findings to a marketing strategy.
  • Access and evaluate relevant export information from a wide range of sources and integrate the information in terms of the functioning of an export and/or logistics company.
  • Produce and communicate export and marketing plans to senior management.
  • Identify and solve elementary management problems in an export and/or logistics company.
  • Understand the code of ethical behaviour in the field of export management and marketing and base business decisions and actions on appropriate values.
  • Understand life-long learning skills in the broad field of management.


The Higher Certificate in Export Management consists of seven modules:

  • Marketing 1 (20 credits)
  • Academic Literacy 1 (15 credits)
  • Basics of Export Trade 1 (20 credits)
  • Business Communication 1 (20 credits)
  • Business Numeracy 1 (20 credits)
  • Export Administration 1 (20 credits)
  • Sales Management 1 (20 credits)

See the Yearbook for Syllabi outline of each module