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Certificate in Chief Information Officer Practice, Level 3: Advanced CIO Professional Practice for Digital Innovation and Leadership (NQF 8)

The current Level 3 offering began 18 Sept. 2017 in Johannesburg.

CIO Courses 2017: Brochure

The LINK Certificate programme in Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice -- offered at Levels 1,  2, and 3 -- covers issues relating to technology, strategic (C-level) management, business and human capital management processes, and ICT policy and regulation.

The environments of business and government have become increasingly data-driven. In this context, organisations must undertake effective business re-engineering, ensure effective security measures and risk management, and foster effective utilisation of the Internet for marketing and electronic transactions. An increasingly mobile Internet means an increasingly mobile workforce, which may present an opportunity or a threat. To manage these challenges, organisations appoint CIOs, who lead teams responsible for the strategy, design, procurement and operation of the ICT-enabled business. CIOs lead through strategic capability, technical knowledge, and excellent team-building.

2017 offering of Level 3 (at NQF Level 8) offline course in Johannesburg

  • 9 months of study, comprising 3 block-release classroom modules (each lasting one week) and self-study via individual/group assignments
  • Block 1: 18-22 September 2017
  • Block 2: 23-27 October 2017
  • Block 3: 13-17 November 2017
  • participants complete an individual research project, which is also a requirement for entry to LINK Master's programmes; successful participants eligible to apply for LINK Master's study

This course is focused towards IT professionals who report directly to CIOs, or who are CIOs themselves. The course is designed for IT professionals who preferably have a 3-4-year degree or diploma and at least 8 years' work experience. It is for individuals who already hold senior IT positions and are looking for a formal educational programme addressing the complexities of digital innovation and leadership.

Course Fee

R55,746.00 (including VAT) per participant

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Prof Raj Siriram, LINK Centre:  

For fee payment and registration information

Contact Eunice Sediti, Programme Administrator, Wits Enterprise:, Tel: +27-11-717-1188






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