Richfield College Courses, Application Process and Fees

Richfield College is one of the top private schools in South Africa that is renowned for providing quality tertiary education to students for the past 30 years and counting. This college is known for being innovative, constantly updating its curriculum to accommodate the latest developments in the field of science, technology, and academics in general. Richfield College provides courses in programming and the different programming languages, asides from the non-tech courses they offer.

The school also has provisions for different types of learners, including those who prefer taking short courses that take within 3 months to 3 days to complete and the working-class individuals who may not have time to come to school everyday. Just as courses in Richfield College differ, so do their school fees, however, the application process and the fees required to apply do not differ. If your preferred tertiary institution is Richfield College, then you will find this post beneficial, because we have provided a detailed list of all Richfield College courses, application processes, and the fees involved.

Why Should You Choose To Study At Richfield College?

There are a lot of reasons why you should choose Richfield College as your tertiary institution of choice, however, according to their website, the below-listed reasons are the most notable:

  • Fully accredited distance and contact learning qualifications
  • Updated and internationally benchmarked curriculum
  • Laptop or Tablet with zero-rated data for all students
  • Interest-Free payment plans
  • 100% employment rate of Graduates/Alumni

List Of Richfield College Courses And Their Fees

Since the establishment of Richfield College, it has always been known to offer undergraduate courses in commerce, public management, and a host of other professional fields. But in 2019, they introduced technology and business-related courses to their academic calendar. Richfield College courses are divided into 5 categories which include:

  • Higher Education
  • Distance Learning
  • National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED)
  • SETA Qualifications
  • Short Learning Programme

For some of these categories, the different courses are also divided into different departments. Also, the amount a prospective student would pay as school fees and the number of years their study will take depends on their choice of course of study. Here is a detailed list of all the courses Richfield College offers and their fees for each academic year.

Higher Education Courses and Fees

RICHFIELD COLLEGE COURSES OF STUDY FEES (in Rand)
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS STUDIES
Higher Certificate in Business Administration
(125 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year Full Time)
R21,990
Advanced Certificate in Business Administration
(120 Credits: NQF Level 6: 1 Year Full Time)
R21,990
Bachelor of Business Administration
(360 Credits: NQF Level 7: 3 Year Full Time)
Year 1: R25,990
Year 2: R27,990
Year 3: R29,990
Articulation to BBA: Bridging Year R13,990
Articulation to BBA: Final Year R29,990
Diploma in Business Administration
(350 Credits: NQF Level 6: 2 Years Full Time)
R23,990
Diploma in Business Administration
(370 Credits: NQF Level 6: 3 Year Full Time)
Year 1: R23,990
Year 2: R24,990
Year 3: R25,990
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Diploma in Computer Applications
(370 Credits: NQF Level 6: 3 Year Full Time)
Year 1: R22,990
Year 2: R23,990
Year 3: R24,990
Higher Certificate in Systems Engineering
(120 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year Full Time)
R17,990
Advanced Certificate in Systems Engineering
(120 Credits: NQF Level 6: 1 Year Full Time)
R21,990
DEPARTMENT OF OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Higher Certificate in Office Administration
(120 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year Full Time)
R21,990
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Bachelor of Commerce
(373 Credits: NQF Level 7: 3 Years Full Time)
Year 1: R26,990
Year 2: R28,990
Year 3: R30,990
Articulation to BCOM: Bridging Year R14,990
Articulation to BCOM: Final Year R30,990
Advanced Certification in Commerce R21,900
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor of Science: Information Technology
(380 Credits: NQF Level 7: 3 Year Full Time)
Year 1: R28,990
Year 2: R30,990
Year 3: R32,990
Articulation to BSc: Bridging Year R15,990
Articulation to BSc: Final Year R32,990
Diploma in Information Technology
(245 Credits: NQF Level 6: 2 Year Full Time)
R23,990
Diploma in Information Technology
(370 Credits: NQF Level 6: 3 Year Full Time
Year 1: R24,990
Year 2: R26,990
Year 3: R28,990
Higher Certificate in Information Technology
(120 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year Full Time)
R21,990
Advanced Certificate in Information Technology
(120 Credits: NQF Level 6: 1 Year Full Time
R21,990

Distance Learning Courses and Fees

COURSES OF STUDY FEES (in Rand)
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor of Science: Information Technology
(380 Credits: NQF Level 7: 3 Year)
Year 1: R26,990
Year 2: R28.990
Year 3: R30,990
Articulation to BSc: Bridging Year R14,990
Articulation to BSc: Final Year R30,990
Diploma in Information Technology
(370 Credits: NQF Level 6: 3 Year
Year 1: R22,990
Year 2: R24,990
Year 3: R26,990
Advanced Certificate in Information Technology Governance
(120 Credits: NQF Level 6: 1 Year )
R29,990
Higher Certificate in Information Technology
(120 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year )
R18,990
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Diploma in Computer Applications
(370 Credits: NQF Level 6: 3 Year)
Year 1: R21,990
Year 2: R22,990
Year 3: R23,990
Higher Certificate in Systems Engineering
(120 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year
R18,990
Higher Certificate in Computer Forensics
(125 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year Full Time)
R21,990
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS STUDIES
Bachelor of Business Administration
(360 Credits: NQF Level 7: 3 Year)
Year 1: R22,990
Year 2: R24,990
Year 3: R26,990
Articulation to BBA: Bridging Year R12,990
Articulation to BBA: Final Year R26,990
Diploma in Business Administration
(370 Credits: NQF Level 6: 3 Year
Year 1: R21,990
Year 2: R22,990
Year 3: R23,990
Higher Certificate in Business Administration
(125 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year)
R18,990
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Bachelor of Commerce
(373 Credits: NQF Level 7: 3 Year)
Year 1: R22,990
Year 2: R24,990
Year 3: R26,990
Articulation to BCom: Bridging Year R12,900
Articulation to BBA: Final Year R26,990
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Bachelor of Public Management
(360 Credits: NQF Level 7: 3 Year)
Year 1: R22,990
Year 2: R24,990
Year 3: R26,990
Diploma in Local Government Management
(370 Credits: NQF Level 6: 3 Year)
Year 1: R23,990
Year 2: R24,990
Year 3: R25,990
Higher Certificate in Local Government Management
(120 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year)
R18,990
Higher Certificate in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Activities
(120 Credits: NQF Level 5: 1 Year Full Time)
18 990
DEPARTMENT OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Postgraduate Diploma in Management
(135 Credits: NQF Level 8: 1 Year)
R45,990
Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology
(120 Credits: NQF Level 8: 1 Year)
R38,990

National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) Courses and Fees

COURSES OF STUDY FEES (in Rand)
BUSINESS STUDIES PROGRAMMES (Duration: 18 Months – with textbooks only)
Educare N4-N6 R20,990
Business Management N4-N6 R20,990
Financial Management N4-N6 R20,990
Human Resource Management N4-N6 R20,990
Marketing Management N4-N6 R20,990
Management Assistant N4-N6 R20,990
Public Management N4-N6 R20,990
Public Relations N4-N6 R20,990
Tourism N4-N6 R20,990
Hospitality and Catering Services N4-N6 R22,990
EDUCARE (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Educare N4 R7,990
Educare N5 R7,990
Educare N6 R7,990
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Business Management N4 R7,990
Business Management N5 R7,990
Business Management N6 R7,990
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Financial Management N4 R7,990
Financial Management N5 R7,990
Financial Management N6 R7,990
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Human Resource Management N4 R7,990
Human Resource Management N5 R7,990
Human Resource Management N6 R7,990
MARKETING MANAGEMENT (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Marketing Management N4 R7,990
Marketing Management N5 R7,990
Marketing Management N6 R7,990
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Management Assistant N4 R7,990
Management Assistant N5 R7,990
Management Assistant N6 R7,990
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Public Management N4 R7,990
Public Management N5 R7,990
Public Management N6 R7,990
PUBLIC RELATIONS (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Public Relations N4 R7,990
Public Relations N5 R7,990
Public Relations N6 R7,990
HOSPITALITY AND CATERING SERVICES (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Hospitality and Catering Services N4 R9,990
Hospitality and Catering Services N5 R9,990
Hospitality and Catering Services N6 R9,990
TOURISM (Duration: 6 Months – with textbooks only)
Tourism N4 R7,990
Tourism N5 R7,990
Tourism N5 R7,990
ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES (Duration: 9 Months – with textbooks only)
Electrical Engineering N1-N3 R20,990
Electrical Engineering N4-N6 R20,990
Civil Engineering N4-N6 R20,990
Mechanical Engineering N4-N6 R20,990
Chemical Engineering N4-N6 R20,990
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING – N1 TO N3 (Duration: 3 Months per N – with textbooks only)
Electrical Engineering N1 R7,990
Electrical Engineering N2 R7,990
Electrical Engineering N3 R7,990
CIVIL ENGINEERING N4 – N6 (Duration: 3 Months per N – with textbooks only)
Civil Engineering N4 R7,990
Civil Engineering N5 R7,990
Civil Engineering N6 R7,990
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – N4 TO N6 (Duration: 3 Months per N – with textbooks only)
Mechanical Engineering N4 R7,990
Mechanical Engineering N5 R7,990
Mechanical Engineering N6 R7,990
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING N4 – N6 (Duration: 3 Months per N – with textbooks only)
Chemical Engineering N4 R7,990
Chemical Engineering N5 R7,990
Chemical Engineering N6 R7,990
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE NQF L2 – L4
IT and Computer Science L2 R14,990
IT and Computer Science L3 R14,990
IT and Computer Science L4 R14,990

SETA Qualifications

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COURSES OF STUDY FEES (in Rand)
SERVICE SETA PROGRAMMES
NC: Business Admin Services R15,990
FETC: Generic Management R16,990
FETC: Business Admin Services R16,990
FETC: New Venture Creation R16,990
MICT SETA PROGRAMMES
FETC: IT: Technical Support R17,990
FETC: IT: Systems Development R17,990
NC: IT: End User Computing R15,990
NC: IT: Systems Support R18,900
NC: IT: Systems Development R18,900
NC: Design Techniques R18,990
FETC: Advertising R17,990
NC: Advertising R17,900
FETC: Design Foundation R17,900
NC: Interactive Media R19,900
FASSET SETA PROGRAMMES
Certificate Bookkeeping R22,990
FETC: Bookkeeping R24,990
National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management R19,990
National Certificate in Public Sector Accounting R19,990
Higher Certificate in Office Administration R27,990
Certificate in Office Administration R24,990
ND: Technical Financial Accounting Year 1: R22,990
Year 2: R23,990
Diploma in Public Sector Accounting Year 1: R22,990
Year 2: R23,990
Diploma in Office Administration Year 1: R22,990
Year 2: R23,990
ND: Financial Accounting – Public Sector Year 1: R25,990
Year 2: R24,990
ND: Financial Accounting Year 1: R26,990
Year 2: R25,990
CATHSETA PROGRAMMES
FETC: Hospitality Reception R16,990
NC: Professional Cookery R26,990
INSETA PROGRAMMES
NC: Wealth Management R18,990
NC: Financial Services R15,990
ETDP SETA PROGRAMMES
FETC: ODETDP (level 4) R16,990
NC: ODETDP (level 5) R19,990
NC: ODETDP (level 6) R20,990
NC: AET Practices R16,990
LG SETA PROGRAMMES
NC: Ward Committee Governance R14,990
W&R SETA PROGRAMMES
FETC: Generic Management R17,990
OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES
Community Development Practitioner Year 1: R19,990
Year 2: R19,990
Community Development Worker R19,990
Early Childhood Development Practitioner R19,990
School Principal (School Manager) Year 1: R19,990
Year 2: R19,990
Office Administrator (Public Service Administrator) R15,990
Chef Year 1: R24,990
Year 2: R24,990
Year 3: R24,990
Hairdressing Year 1: R24,990
Year 2: R24,990
Year 3: R24,990
Compliance Officer Year 1: R26,990
Year 2: R26,990

Short Learning Programmes

Short courses in Richfield College usually have a duration of about 3 days to 3 months, depending on how long it takes to cover the curriculum.

PROGRAMMES OF STUDY FEES (in Rand)
SKILLS PROGRAMMES
Software Developer R5,490
ICT Customer Support R3,990
Mobile App Development R6,590
ICT Systems Analyst R3,990
Database Designer and Administrator R5,490
Computer User Interface Design R5,990
Multimedia Animation R5,490
Basic Mathematical Calculations R3,990
IT Systems Maintenance R4,990
Programming Fundamentals R5,690
Introduction to Programming: Java R6,990
Introduction to Programming: VB.Net R6,990
Introduction to Programming: Python R6,990
Introduction to Programming: C++ R6,990
Introduction to Programming: C# R6,990
Introduction to Programming: Delphi R6,990
Introduction to Programming: PHP R6,990
Cyber Security R3,990
Network Technician R5,990
Service Technician R4,990
Client-Server Network R4,980
Basics of Networks R2,990
Web Application R2,490
End-User Computing- Complete R5,990
Introduction to PCs R890
Microsoft: Word Basic R890
Microsoft: Word Intermediate R990
Microsoft: Word Advanced R1,090
Microsoft: Excel Basic R890
Microsoft: Excel Intermediate R990
Microsoft: Excel Advanced R1,090
Microsoft: Powerpoint Basic/Intermediate R990
Microsoft: Powerpoint Advanced R1,090
Microsoft: Access Basic/Intermediate R990
Microsoft: Access Advanced R1,090
Microsoft: Outlook Basic R890
Microsoft: Outlook Intermediate R990
Microsoft: Outlook Advanced R1,090
Telephone Reception R3,990
Customer Care R3,990
Minute Taking R3,990
How to Read Financial Statements R4,990
HR: Recruitment and Selection Skills R4,990
Leadership Skills R5,990
Report Writing R3,990
Finance for Non-Financial R4,990
Tendering Process R2,990
Supervisory Skills R3,990
Time Management R3,990
Working in a Team R3,990
Ethics in the Workplace R2,990
Produce Plans for a New Venture R3,990
Effective Workplace Management R5,990
Understanding the Business Environment R3,990
Entrepreneurial Skills R3,990
Assistant Chef (Institute of Hospitality) R13,990
MICROSOFT TECHNICAL
MCSE (internal exam only) R13,990
QUALITY COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND OCCUPATIONS
Communication R3,990
Mathematical Literacy R3,990
PC EDUCATIONAL HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD
Managing HIV in the Workplace R2,990
Mentoring and Coaching R3,990
Facilitator Training R3,990
Assessor Training R3,990
Designing Outcomes-Based Assessments R3,990
Moderator Training R4,990
Skills Development Facilitator R5,990
Successful Workplace Negotiation R2,990
Responding to Learners with Special Needs R2,990
RPL Practices R5,990
INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE
ICDL – Basic R2,990
Computer Essentials R2,990
Online Essentials R2,990
Word Processing R2,990
Spreadsheets R2,990
ICDL – International Standard
ICDL – Standard R4,590
Presentation R4,590
Using Database R4,590
Image Editing R4,590
Computer Essentials R4,590
Online Essentials R4,590
Spreadsheets R4,590
ICDL – International Advanced
ICDL – Advanced R2,990
Advanced Word Processing R2,990
Advanced Spreadsheets R2,990
Advanced Database R2,990
Advanced Presentations R2,990
ICDL – Project Planning R2,990
ICDL – IT Security R2,990
ICDL – CAD R5,990
FACULTY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, COMPUTER APPLICATION AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Information Technology in Electronic Commerce – Basic R2,990
Information Technology in Electronic Commerce – Intermediate R3,990
Developing Web Applications – Basic R2,990
Developing Web Applications – Intermediate R2,990
Computer Networks – Basic R2,990
Computer Networks – Intermediate R3,990
Information Systems – Basic (computers R2,990
Information Systems – Intermediate (computers) R2,990
PC Engineering R2,990
Basic Electronics R2,990
Help Desk Technology R2,990
System Software (Operating Systems) R2,990
Fundamentals of Visual Basic.Net R3,990
Advanced Visual Basic.Net 5.0 R4,990
Core Java Programming R3,990
Advanced Java Programming R4,990
Object-Oriented Programming with C++ R3,990
Data Structures in C++ R4,990
IT Project Management R4,990
FACULTY OF BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AND COMMERCE
Business Management – Basic (511 and 512) R2,990
Business Management – Intermediate (621 and 622) R3,990
Strategic Management – Advanced (731 and 732) R4,990
General Management – Basic (511 and 512) R2,990
Total Quality Management – Intermediate (621 and 622) R3,990
Total Quality Management – Advanced (731 and 732) R4,990
Office Administration – Basic (511 and 512) R2,990
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management – Intermediate (631 and 632) R3,990
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management – Advanced (731 and 732) R4,990
Human Resource Management – Basic  (511 and 512) R2,990
Human Resource Management – Intermediate (621 and 622) R3,990
Human Resource Management – Advanced (731 and 732) R4,990
Supply Chain Management – Basic (511 and 512) R2,990
Supply Chain Management – Intermediate (621 and 622) R3,990
Supply Chain Management – Advanced (731 and 732) R4,990
Production and Operations Management – Basic (600) R2,990
Project Management – Basic (631 and 632) R2,990
Business Computing – Basic (611 and 612) R2,990
Fundamentals of Accounting – Basic (511 and 512 R2,990
Public Relations – Basic (621 and 622) R2,990
Office Communication – Basic (511 and 512) R2,990
Marketing Management – Basic (511 and 512) R2,990
Marketing Management – Intermediate (621 and 622) R3,990
Marketing Management – Advanced (731 and 732) R4,990
FACULTY OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Public Management – Basic (511 and 512) R2,990
Public Management – Advanced (731 and 732) R3,990
Public Management – Intermediate (621 and 622) R4,990
Introduction to Politics – Basic (600) R2,990
Public Law – Basic (600) R2,990
Municipal Finance Management – Basic (500) R2,990
Integrated Development Planning – Basic (500) R2,990
Local Government Procurement – Basic (600) R2,990
Local Economic Development – Basic (600) R2,990
Community-Based Planning – Basic (600) R2,990
Disaster Management – Basic (600) R2,990
Ethics in Public Sector – Advanced (700) R4,990
Public Sector Finance – Advanced (700) R4,990
CYBER SECURITY SKILLS PROGRAMMES (non-credit bearing, non-heqsf aligned and examination fees not included in price)
Blockchain Security R6,990
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) R6,990
Information Security and Risk Manager R5,990
Penetration Testing Essentials R5,990
Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator R5,990
Advanced Security Practitioner R5,990
Certified Ethical Hacker R5,990
End-User Cyber Security Awareness R5,990
Information Systems Auditor R5,990
Coding R4,990
Managing Cloud Security R5,990
Computer Security R4,990
Database Security for Cyber Professionals R5,990
Mobile Security Professional R5,990
Open Source Security Expert R5,990
Network Security R4,990

 

For all courses except those under the short learning category that have a short duration, students are allowed to pay an initial deposit and then spread their remaining payment across 8 months, as stipulated by the school. You can see the amount of the suggested installment on the official website of the institution. You can also visit the school’s official website to see a detailed breakdown of the duration of each course, as well as the total credit unit.

How To Apply To Richfield College

The entire application process to Richfield College may not be possible online. This means that even though the application processes can be started online, that is just the first phase. After that, the school will contact the applicant or prospective student to inform them of the next step to take. However, there are certain requirements you will need for the application process, and they include:

  • Good access to the internet: This is important because some part of the application process will be done online.
  • A valid email address: If the email address you provide is not valid, then Richfield College will not be able to get back to you.
  • Matric result or Grade 11 result.
  • Identity documents: Valid SA ID or Passport
  • Valid cellphone number.
  • Proof of payment of your application fee.
  • Proof of residential address.

Once you have all the required documents and information, you can now go on with the application process for admission into Richfield College by following the procedures below:

  • Visit the institution’s official website
  • Tap on the Register Now text
  • A short form will be displayed on your screen
  • Enter your name
  • Input your surname
  • Provide a valid email
  • Enter a mobile number
  • Enter the category of learning: undergraduate contact, postgraduate, undergraduate online, or TVET
  • Choose how you heard about Richfield College
  • Choose a Province
  • Agree that you are not a robot
  • Click on the red Submit button

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Once you are done with the above, Richfield College will get back to you on the next step to take. After the online application, you will be expected to pay your application fee and submit the documents listed above to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions About Richfield College

Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Richfield College

Is Richfield College A Public or Private College?

Richfield College is a private college that has been accredited and approved to operate as a standard institution of higher learning. The college has been accredited by the Quality Council on Trades and Occupations (QCTO), Umalusi, the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and some of the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) in South Africa.

Can I Study At Richfield College Without Matric?

Yes, you can study at Richfield College without matric. Distance learning students who do not have to come to the school to take lectures can study at the college without matric. Most distance learning students are working-class individuals who are combining school with working and earning a living, as such, they study online and interact using social media platforms. So, if you wish to study at Richfield College without matric, then you may have to consider going for a course in the distance learning category.

Is Richfield College The Same As Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology?

Yes. Richfield College is one and the same institution as Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology. The name change was necessary to indicate the inclusion of science and technology-related courses in the school’s academic work. The institution has campuses in almost all the provinces in South Africa which, in turn, has given them a national footprint in the educational sector.

How Cheap Is Richfield College?

How cheap or expensive your studies at Richfield College is should be relative and depends on your budget for studies. Some courses in this college can be as high as R32,990, while others can be as low as R890. It depends on your choice of course and your budget.

How Much Is Richfield College Application Fee?

Richfield College application fee is a non-refundable fee of R500. Before your application is complete, prospective students and applicants must submit evidence to show that they paid the application fee.

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