Esri South Africa College

Our Diploma in GISc&T

Whether you’re new to GIS or an experienced professional, our geospatial diploma in GISc&T caters for all levels of GIS users! Discover why hundreds of individuals can accomplish great things in their organisations and communities by applying Geo-information Science and Technology to solve problems.

The Diploma in Geo-Information and Technology (GISc&T) is recognised by the South African Geomatics Council (SAGC) and accredited by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA), the Council for Higher Education (CHE) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The diploma places major emphasis on giving individuals the opportunity to study whilst they work and it is therefore designed to accommodate part time learners.

In addition, the Diploma in GISc&T is the only GISc programme that caters to the unique needs of professional learners. The GISc&T programme, which is based on the HEQF NQF Level 6, was developed in 2016 in accordance with the academic framework for Geographic Information Science (GISc) technicians as required by the SAGC under Act 19 of 2013.

Modules contain both theory and practical components and courses are scheduled throughout the year. Candidates can apply and register at any time. After completing the diploma individuals can register with SAGC as a GISc Technician in Training or if they have enough working experience as a GIS Technician.

The GIS user community can complete individual modules to enable professional registration if they are lacking some modules.

Study while you work online, in a classroom, in a group or on your own.

Our Diploma in GISc&T

Whether you’re new to GIS or an experienced professional, our geospatial diploma in GISc&T caters for all levels of GIS users! Discover why hundreds of individuals can accomplish great things in their organisations and communities by applying Geo-information Science and Technology to solve problems.

The Diploma in Geo-Information and Technology (GISc&T) is recognised by the South African Geomatics Council (SAGC) and accredited by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA), the Council for Higher Education (CHE) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The diploma places major emphasis on giving individuals the opportunity to study whilst they work and it is therefore designed to accommodate part time learners.

In addition, the Diploma in GISc&T is the only GISc programme that caters to the unique needs of professional learners. The GISc&T programme, which is based on the HEQF NQF Level 6, was developed in 2016 in accordance with the academic framework for Geographic Information Science (GISc) technicians as required by the SAGC under Act 19 of 2013.

Modules contain both theory and practical components and courses are scheduled throughout the year. Candidates can apply and register at any time. After completing the diploma individuals can register with SAGC as a GISc Technician in Training or if they have enough working experience as a GIS Technician.

The GIS user community can complete individual modules to enable professional registration if they are lacking some modules.

Study while you work online, in a classroom, in a group or on your own.

Module Descriptions

Esri South Africa College offers a spectrum of training modules in GISc&T, to help lifelong learners keep up with the latest GIS technology.

Module Descriptions

Esri South Africa College offers a spectrum of training modules in GISc&T, to help lifelong learners keep up with the latest GIS technology.

Level 1 Modules

Level 1 starts off with the basics of information Technology, Geography and GIS. Mathematics, Statistics and Physics are also included in the first level modules and will be offered as applied sciences.

Level 2 Modules

Candidates will learn about working with spatial data, data structures, data quality and map design. Candidates will learn how to capture data using a GPS or conventional surveying instruments.

Level 3 Modules

Level 3 is more challenging and will focus on topics in advanced analysis. Candidates will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, by designing a practical GIS project.

Apply now for a Diploma in GISc&T

Apply now for a Diploma in GISc&T

Applying to attend individual modules for Professional Registration

Individuals that would like to register with SAGC and are lacking certain knowledge areas for professional registration may register for individual modules to fulfil requirements stipulated by SAGC. The following documentation will be needed: Certified ID Copy  |  Certified copy of Matric certificate

Applying to attend individual modules for Professional Registration

Individuals that would like to register with SAGC and are lacking certain knowledge areas for professional registration may register for individual modules to fulfil requirements stipulated by SAGC. The following documentation will be needed: Certified ID Copy  |  Certified copy of Matric certificate