NATED N4-6 programmes are formal SAQA qualifications on NQF level 5.

Once you have completed the N6 and can provide evidence of 18 months of work experience at a relevant place of work, you may apply for and receive the National Diploma, issued by the DHET (Department of Higher Education and Training).

Each progamme, N4, N5 and N6, has 4 subjects. There are 3 assignments and one external exam for each programme, and upon successful completion of assignments and exam, you receive a National Certificate issued by the DHET.


Exams are conducted by the DHET.

Click here to read more about exam venues, dates and procedures.