Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Development

Qualification code: 98212
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 80906
APS/AS: 60
The College has amended the curriculum by removing IOP4868 as an elective and changing IOP4867 to a compulsory module. Students who have already passed IOP4868 will retain the credit and will not be required to complete IOP4867.Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The primary purposes of the qualification, closely tied to the rationale, serve to consolidate, advance and deepen students' professional knowledge and expertise in the field of Organisational Development and change management, including the choice to develop their research capacity in the methodology and techniques of the field. In this regard the qualification serves to educate and train professionals who can potentially contribute to the development of new knowledge in the profession at postgraduate level leading to enhanced career and employment prospects. The qualification provides qualifying students with comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the principles, major theories and paradigms, methods and technology of the science and practice of the field. It equips students with the required advanced and specialised intellectual and practical skills to prepare for professional registration with the South African Board for Personnel Practices. In this qualification, graduates who have elected the research module will have possibilities for further study in higher education programmes, such as master's degree studies in Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2021 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester:

  • For the 2021 academic year, you must register for your semester 1 and 2 modules by 12 March 2021. There will be no semester 2 registration period. No exceptions or registration extensions will be permitted.
  • The maximum number of credits that will be allowed is 120 credits.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.