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CIO Practice Level 1: Certificate in IT Management for CIO Teams

The Wits Certificate in Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice Level 1 course, aligned to NQF Level 6 in the South African National Qualifications Framework, is an online programme, offered on the Wits Digital Campus platform, consisting of 8 modules over 10 consecutive weeks.

(Note re: course NQF level: According to the requirements of the South African Council on Higher Education (CHE), short courses are not accredited at NQF levels. However, the LINK Centre aligns each of its courses to a particular NQF level -- as a means to guide the course's level of difficulty and level of assessment.)

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.

CIO Practice Level 1 is focused towards IT professionals who work in any social or economic sector, including mining, manufacturing, banking, retail, fashion, health, education, or governmental. The course is designed for IT professionals who preferably have a 3-year degree or diploma and 1-3 years of work experience or more. It is for individuals who are starting out their IT careers, who wish to pursue further formal studies in the IT profession, and who eventually aspire to IT leadership roles.

Course Administrator:
Wits DigitalCampus,, +27-87-023-0888, +27-79-267-8355

Next course offering
Begins 13 May 2024.

To apply for registration in the next offering of CIO Practice Level 1, please go to  

Registration closes one week before the course's start date.