The National Certificate: Vocational is an alternative option and equivalent to a Matric Certificate. MII is registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training to run the NCV in Information Technology and Computer Science (ITC). Students will gain practical skills and knowledge in ITC which will lead to a strong career pathway in ITC. Digital skills are a foundation key to employability and economic growth.

The National Certificate: Vocational (NCV) is a high-standard, skills-focused qualification that runs parallel to the National Senior Certificate (NSC). Instead of Grades 10, 11 and 12, learners complete NCV Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4, and receive an accredited certificate from Umalusi after completing each level. If you know that you are passionate about computers, software and apps, the internet, networks, internet of things, robotics and automation and the exciting world of the 4th Industrial Revolution, this could be the matric programme for you.


Alongside English, LO (Life Orientation), and Maths, students do subjects including:

Level 2:

  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Electronics
  • Introduction to Systems Development
  • Multimedia Basics

Level 3:

  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • Principles of Computer Programming
  • Multimedia Content

Level 4:

  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Data Communications & Networking
  • Computer Programming
  • Multimedia Service


Students completing the NCV Level 4, have open access to the Maharishi Digital Academy after your Matric, offering over 30 internationally recognised certifications with the opportunity to pursue careers in:

  • Network Engineering, professional: in partnership with Cisco
  • Cloud Engineering, professional: in partnership with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google
  • Programming & App development, professional: languages include Java, Python
  • Telecommunications Engineer, professional
  • Cybersecurity Analyst professional: in partnership with ABSA, Cisco, Microsoft, and multiple others

Please see the Maharishi Digital Academy to see more detailed career options.