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The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Journalist. A Journalist originates and pitches content ideas, collects and analyses information for journalistic use and creates and delivers content for an array of journalistic purposes in a variety of formats and on various media platforms.

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Originate and pitch content ideas for media use.
  • Collect and analyse information for journalistic use.
  • Create and deliver content for a variety of journalistic purposes and formats.

    Journalists play an important role in society. Journalists keep the public informed about developments, events and issues and how these affect people's lives. They investigate stories, provide critique and educate the public. They carry the responsibilities to convey the information in a balanced and accurate manner. The historical qualification in Journalism has enjoyed considerable uptake since its registration. However, it lacks formal provision for incorporating multimedia platforms in converged newsrooms. The revised qualification covers online/digital journalism and includes an understanding of social media in journalism and the involvement of readers/users in setting news agendas and providing feedback.

    This occupational qualification will meet the sector's needs for journalists entering the profession as general reporters and who can operate on various platforms radio, television, print and on-line. Journalists must be able to generate stories in text, video, still image and sound. Typical learners will include those who are in a journalism environment, school-leavers who wish to pursue a career in journalism or college or university graduates who want a hands-on experience of the newsroom. Benefits to the learner will include a nationally recognised qualification that will improve the current competencies of journalists and adequately prepare them for the future.

    Learners will receive a high standard of training and education in journalism that is occupationally aligned. Once qualified, learners will be able to further their education and obtain access to sector related programmes. Employers will have access to suitably qualified general reporters. Benefits to society and economy include creating career pathways in the Sector, which will enable employees to move between platforms and move up the career ladder. This will create a healthy employment cycle, providing employment opportunities. 


    Registration at GEU complies of the following:

    1. GEU Application Form
    2. Certified Copy of ID
    3. Certified Copy of Highest Qualification
    4. Proof of Payment

    CASH PRICE = R 22,500         TERMS PRICE = R 18,000, Deposit R 7,000 and 18 x R1,000 monthly instalments



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    This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
    Knowledge Modules:

    • 264203000-KM-01, Introduction to journalism, Level 5, 6 Credits.
    • 264203000-KM-02, The legal and ethical framework for the media, Level 6, 8 Credits.
    • 264203000-KM-03, Governance and democracy, Level 5, 8 Credits.
    • 264203000-KM-04, Origination and pitching of content ideas, Level 5, 9 Credits.
    • 264203000-KM-05, Information gathering, Level 5, 11 Credits.
    • 264203000-KM-06, Storytelling, Level 5, 10 Credits.
    • 264203000-KM-07, Personal development, Level 5, 6 Credits.
      Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 58.

      Practical Skill Modules:
    • 264203000-PM-01, Originate and pitch content ideas, Level 5, 13 Credits.
    • 264203000-PM-02, Report by gathering information and materials, Level 5, 18 Credits.
    • 264203000-PM-03, Create publishable content, Level 6, 22 Credits.
    • 264203000-PM-04, Develop work-relevant personal skills, Level 5, 6 Credits.
      Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 59.

      This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
    • 264203000-WM-01, Processes to observe and assist an experienced journalist in a selected range of journalistic activities, Level 5,4 Credits.
    • 264203000-WM-02, Processes to work as a junior member of a team to produce content, Level 5, 8 Credits.
    • 264203000-WM-03, Processes to work with news production colleagues on assigned content that is accepted for publication, Level 5, 28 Credits.
    • 264203000-WM-04, Processes to work on self-generated content that is accepted for publication, Level 6, 36 Credits.
      Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 76. 

    1. Originate and pitch content ideas.
    2. Report by gathering information and materials.
    3. Create publishable content. 
R25 000,00 Regular Price
R22 500,00Sale Price
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