Certificate in Practical Business Administration (CPBA)

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NQF Level 4, worth 140 credits. SAQA 61595
Registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2007/HE08/001.

The Certificate in Practical Business Administration (CPBA) is a a one-year Further Education and Training (FET) course that is accredited at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 4 by the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA). The aim of this course is to prepare students for the formal workplace and, for this reason; the programme includes a significant practical component.

Over the course of their studies, students are prepared for both the formal workplace and for the possibility of starting their own businesses. The focus is on good business skills and knowledge, best business practice (including environmental consciousness), ethics and values, leadership and ultimately, on preparing the students to think and act as agents of positive social change. Students who complete the CPBA successfully can:

1. Apply to continue studying further at TSiBA Eden on the HCBA programme.
2. Use their CPBA certificate to help them find meaningful employment.
3. Use the skills they have learnt to help them start their own business.

Application Process
• Complete an application for available on our website and submit before 30 September 2016.
• All applicants are required to write the TSiBA Entrance Test (TET)
• Applicants that meet the minimum requirement on the TET will be invited to write a second assessment
• Applicants may be called for an interview-this will be at the discretion of the selection committee


This programme is taught in the classroom and in five practical Business Departments on campus: Reception, Kitchen, Garden, Cleaning and TSiBank. The academic year is divided into four ten week Business Cycles so that students spend one week in the classroom studying the fundamentals of Business Management and the theoretical principles underlying business, followed by one week in a Business Department over these ten weeks. During the year students have a chance of spending time in four different Business Departments where they learn time management, business ethics, how to work in a team, run meetings and apply the Business Administration theory learnt in the classroom.

   

The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) was founded in 2004 with a vision to “Ignite Opportunity”.  Our mission is to be an innovative learning community that graduates entrepreneurial leaders who ignite opportunity and social change.

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