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National Certificate


Radio Production

Develop the skills required to be successful as a Radio Production Practitioner by entrenching all the essential business competencies to pursue a lucrative career in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry.

About the Qualifiaction

The purpose of this Qualification is for learners to be able to produce radio programs. The National Certificate in Radio Production is a NQF Level 5 Qualification and is generic across commercial, public and community service fields.  The community impact of this Qualification presents job opportunities to which all-cultural groups have access, e.g. through community radio broadcasting.

The Qualification is also wide ranging, cutting across a broad spectrum of the economy and was designed to accommodate radio programs relevant to all audiences. This Qualification aims at enabling learners to be employable in all three sectors of the economy, i.e.: the public, commercial and community sectors.  Production, packaging, journalistic, content development are competencies required across all three tiers of broadcasting and the Qualification will allow the competent learners to be employable in all sectors of radio and not just community radio.
The Qualification will enable the learners to make value judgements; packaging calls for putting elements together in a unique and creative manner, producing calls for a process of research, conceiving ideas and actualizing those ideas. This Qualification requires learners not just to make products but also to be able to develop content for radio broadcasts.

After completion of this programme you will be able to:
  • Write scripts for programmes
  • Research & ideas for radio broadcast
  • Mix & edit programmes for transmission
  • Produce content for live & studio broadcast
  • Operate within relevant legislative frameworks
  • Pitch ideas for programmes & items for transmission
  • Use studio, production audio & field recording equipment
  • Present radio programmes/items (generate unit standard)
  • Successfully interview high-profile guests & content providers
  • Build a reliable network of resources relevant to radio productions

Discover the Role of Radio Production as a Powerful Communication Tool

Become a prime candidate! Start developing yourself today as a master of this art by becoming a scholar and practitioner of sound radio production. This qualification will open up a wide range of possibilities for you.

Target Audience

The National Certificate in Radio Production (SAQA 62069) is aimed at developing managers and leaders who fully appreciate the relevance of the Fifth Industrial Revolution (5IR) and the importance of socio-economic matters in the transformation of the workplace that represents current realities, and who has become empowered to appropriately respond to this need. Students will focus on the key elements of business management, leadership, organisational behaviour, holistic thinking, technology and innovation management.

This degree is ideal for

  • Professionals seeking to enhance their competencies in response to challenging workplace problems and finding creative solutions
  • School-leavers with a futuristic view and a desire to enter the job market with a relevant and dynamic competency to solve puzzling difficulties
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners seeking competencies to bolster their solution finding expertise
  • Adults looking at establishing a secondary income stream as creativity masterminds and coaches

Benefits enrolling for this programme

  • The module and course content promote awareness of the benefits of being entrepreneurial
  • Modules and courses are designed around the role of business management & leadership
  • Learning interventions are aligned to emerging market realities and related strategies
  • A variety of assessment techniques & tools are applied
  • Workshops are lectured by industry experts 
  • Programme scheduling is flexible

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) (a): A minimum of 30% for English or a minimum of 30% in English, or
  • National Certificate (NC) (V) or equivalent at level 4 – a minimum of 40% in English, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), also known as Adult Matric for candidates older than 21 years, with a minimum of 33.3% in English.

The following learning is assumed to be in place before embarking on this Qualification

  • Language and communication competence at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 1
  • Record sound from a single source (e.g. radio, tape recorder)
International students with Senior School Certificate can apply.
This Qualification can be achieved wholly, or in part, through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). 
For more detailed information about the programme and the institutional prospectus, please reach out to us at orders@nomix.co.za.

The National Certificate in Radio Production is a NQF level 5 qualification.


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Analyse scripts for production 15
Edit sound
Final mix sound tracks for a production
Interview for a variety of journalistic purposes
Obtain and transfer sound
Operate studio equipment for broadcast
 Operate studio equipment for radio production 5
 Package a radio programme using analogue sound equipment 6
 Prepare and operate sound equipment from a location for a radio broadcast 5
 Produce a live radio broadcast 6
 Produce studio recorded programmes 15
 Propose ideas for radio programmes and items 6
 Run a transmission on-air 10
 Write radio scripts 8
 Build teams to achieve goals and objectives 6
 Collect information for journalistic use 6
 Use language and communication strategies for vocational and occupational learning 5
 Interview and lead discussion for radio broadcast purposes 12

Programme Duration

The programme is typically completed in one year not exceeding a maximum of eighteen months. This qualification is delivered both through blended learning and distance learning, which utilises a wide range of teaching and learning methodologies including digital support. It is delivered with innovative teaching methods.

Awarding Institution 

This qualification is delivered by Media Academy (Pty) Ltd.

Media Academy is a Media Information & Communications Technologies (MICT) accredited training provider, MICT Reg. No 13800.

About Media Academy

Our academy provides an opportunity for the creatives and budding media entrepreneurs of this world to gain a recognised qualification in media broadcasting and advertising, while benefitting from hands-on work experience in a live broadcast and media company.   Backed by SPACE TM – a well-known and reputable strategic media agency – our academy certainly has street cred, making it the perfect playground for a new generation of media legends.   Our goal is to ensure that you walk away with both an NQF5 qualification and a foot in the door of the media industry. There’s only so much a textbook can teach you, which is why we put theory into practice in a real environment. It’s here where you can live out your innovative ideas and learn from encouraging mentors.   Our awe-inspiring media academy is ideally located in the trendy neighbourhood of Melville, the birthplace of South Africa’s broadcasting industry and home of creative visionaries. Live out your creativity in our surrounds and leave the academy with a certificate and experience.   We nurture the creators, rule-breakers, hard-workers and budding media legends!

For more detailed information about the programme and the institutional prospectus, please reach out to us at orders@nomix.co.za.


Tuition Fees

The total cost of the qualification is R 55,550.00

The institution charges an Application Fee of R 500.00, in addition an Admission Fee will be payable upon enrolment. The milestones in the registration procedure are as follows:
  1. Submit your application
  2. Receive an acceptance letter or feedback on your Application
  3. On acceptance of the offer you make the payment according to the payment option agreed, including the Admission Fee of R 5,000.00 to initiate your enrolment
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

The total cost of the qualification may be split over the duration of the programme.  Alternative payment options and arrangements are available.  You  may select your preferred payment option during registration, keeping in mind that monthly instalment options include interest.  Please contact us at orders@nomix.co.za for further details.

The module costs do not include prescribed books or any other learning fees. Books or any other learning fees are an additional cost that the students must factor into their calculations for their full costs of study (e.g. books, e-books, meals, accommodation & coaching etc.)

This qualification is available as a learnership or a bursary. Please contact orders@nomix.co.za for alternative pricing options. 

Please refer to the Nomix™ Terms and Conditions to get more information on our pricing policy.
 World Application

We make learning happen by means of real-world application. This includes unique research opportunities based on the real-life challenge, experienced in the workplace. Students are encouraged to apply their learning in their respective industries.

 Remote Learning

Many of our students are working professionals in their respective industries, influenced by the continuous change continuum. We have customised all our programmes with flexibility, affording you the possibility to study from anywhere in the world.

 Return on Investment

Our assessments and projects are aimed at solving real-world problems and finding implementable solutions that enhances workplace efficiencies. Employees and learners acquire the knowledge and skills to make meaningful contributions in work contexts.

About the National Certificate
The National Certificate is specifically designed with the focus on enabling and cultivating students to master a specific range of competencies in preparation for the workplace.  Members of an organisation, whose career paths have not necessarily included the acquiring of formal qualifications, may now realise their full potential by developing them to value their roles in both social and organisational contexts and preparing them to perform their jobs efficiently within a modern workplace.

The qualification not only equips students with the know-how needed to recognise particular value-sets, institutionalise an appreciation of meaning, cultivate intuitive emotions & assimilate a universal presence, but it also provides them with personal development opportunities while they meet their job requirements.  Furthermore, the learning journey is aimed at acquiring robust business management and life competencies such ethics, intelligence, collaboration and knowledge to operate in a cooperative environment.  The curriculum is coupled with the choice of elective modules in the curriculum that enhance the student's conceptualisation and competencies in specific areas, such as people, systems integration, the use of technology and creativity in management from the person’s individual performance within an organisation.
About the Radio Production Field of Study
Do you want to get your National Certificate in Radio Production (NQF Level 5) while gaining valuable real-world experience in our on-site working community radio station? Of course you do! We teach our future media legends in a real environment; giving you the confidence and skills to carve a path in media.

You will spend your mornings in lectures, unpacking the theory behind broadcasting and radio. Afternoons are spent in the studio, unleashing your creativity and coming up with the next best ideas for radio shows at our iLOVEmelville.LIVE online radio station. This is where you’ll learn how to solve real problems that no textbook can teach you!

At the end of the course, you will be qualified to work in public, commercial and community sectors. You will also know how to produce your own radio programmes. Our Radio Production course is perfect for entrepreneurs!

Upon completion of the Radio Production course, you will receive an NQF Level 5 qualification. Your national certificate is generic across a multitude of fields which includes commercial, public and community service industries. At the end of the course, you will be able to produce your own radio programmes with content relevant to a broad spectrum of people. From making value judgements to packaging creative calls and actualising ideas, your qualification equips you to become an entrepreneur.

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