Higher Certificate in OD and Change

The first step in your learning pathway in the field of Organisation Development and Change.

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The Higher Certificate in Organisation Development and Change is an entry-level NQF-5 higher education qualification. It is the first step in a learning pathway in the field of Organisation Development and Change.


The qualification serves to provide students with the basic introductory knowledge, cognitive and conceptual tools and practical techniques for further higher education studies in the field of Organisation Development and Change. The knowledge emphasises general principles and



This qualification signifies that the student has attained a basic level of higher education knowledge and competence in the theory and principles of Organisational Development and Organisational Change, and is capable of applying such knowledge and competence in an occupation or role in the workplace.


Accreditation and registration status:

CHE Accreditation: H/PR1159/E001CAN

SAQA ID: 115552

DHET Registration: 2021/HE07/004 (Private Higher Education Institution)

The Primary Intention of the Qualification
  • Induct students into the values, processes and practices of Organisation Development and change management.
  • Develop a richer learning environment in the field of Organisational Development and Change
  • Management through high quality lifelong learning.
  • Develop competence in the Organisation Development and Change Management fields.
  • Provide for mobility of learning from associated areas such as Human Resource Practice, Consulting, etc.
  • Equip students to become effective employees, employers and/or self-employed members of society.
  • Enable the student to assist within his/her community and thereby ensure social and economic transformation.
Modules and Class Duration

The Higher Certificate in Organisation Development and Change is a one-year certificate comprised of 8 modules. Each module requires that students attend a face-to-face interactive facilitated class (two to five days depending on the module), as well as complete pre-work. Classes are scheduled in 8 blocks of study at different intervals during the academic year, 2-5 days at a time. Currently classes will be presented on-line until further notice.

Each module comprises of a practical assignment post class participation which the student must pass to sit for the final exam in each module.

The table below demonstrates the number of credits and class days applicable to this qualification.


Organisation Development Concepts and Practice 24 5 days
Change Management Concepts and Practice 24 5 days
Strategy and Action Planning 12 2 days
Business Acumen 12 2 days
Introduction to Project Management 12 2 days
Personal and Team Development 14 4 days
OD Facilitation Skills 16 3 days
Organisational Communication 12 2 days
TOTALS 126 25 days
Who should attend?
  • Internal and external consultants
  • Line managers and supervisors
  • Management consultants
  • HR professionals and Organisation Development practitioners
  • Change agents, leaders and support officers
  • Training and development officers
  • Managers and leaders who want to drive coherence for effective, healthy organisations
Entry Requirements
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with at least 40% in the language of teaching and learning; or
  • A Senior Certificate with at least 40% in the language of teaching and learning; or
  • National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 with an equivalent of at least 40% in the language of teaching and learning (on either First Additional Language or Home Language) in terms of the NSC.


It is possible, in exceptional circumstances, to gain entry into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


Investment: R48 900 (excl. VAT) includes all class material (no extra prescribed books necessary)

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us at info@worldsviewacademy.com or call us on 011 844 1100


Assessment is an integral component contributing to the success of this module. Participants will be required to participate in a variety of assessment activities that include but are not limited to assignments, action learning projects, case studies and examinations.

The WorldsView™ Academy Learning Process

The WorldsView™ Academy Learning Process underlies all WorldsView™ programmes and is informed by progressive research about learning in contemporary environments. Our learning process consists of four learning channels:

  • E-Learning platform that provides both a base for becoming familiar with  the field of each programme, as well as a space for ongoing exploration;
  • A Classroom engagement where our faculty facilitate rich conversations  and learning experiences to deepen understanding of the field;
  • A Workplace Application, often in the form of a workplace project, to   root learning in the actual work experience of learners and to ensure practical relevance and embodied understanding;
  • and an Assignment/Evaluation, usually a portfolio of evidence combined with an examination, to confirm learning and conform to external examination board requirements, e.g. the Council on Higher Education, to formalise qualification.
Academic Faculty

Only highly qualified and experienced organisation development practitioners are appointed as Faculty in WorldsView Academy. Faculty members are selected in accordance with the specific module criteria as approved by the Academic Board. The requirements for the appointment of Faculty include relevant academic qualifications, experience in developing organisations and facilitation or lecturing experience.

Quality Standards in Programme Development

A quality education programme begins with the development of quality modules and courses. World-class design and development standards are deeply entrenched in every programme module, setting WorldsView Academy apart from other educational programmes. Our design and development policies, frameworks and principles guarantee robust processes in the development of learning programmes and material.


These include:

  • Highly qualified and experienced development Faculty.
  • A robust development process.
  • Numerous Academic Board and peer reviews.
  • Integrated Learning.
  • Core themes and philosophies that underpin all modules, ensuring learning coherence.