Analyse a business and determine the way it functions – Online Short Course

NQF4 – US 7782 – 3 credits


Understand the way the business operates and the way various parts of the organisation relate to each other.


    • How to list typical departments in a business.
    • Describe typical ways that the departments depend on each other.
    • Describe different types of organisations and distinguish them from each other.
    • Explain the reasons why organisations are changing their structures.
    • Explain how to list the actual departments in a selected business.
    • Describe the difference between the actual departments and typical departments
    • Describe how inter-departmental effectiveness can be improved.
    • Evaluate relationships between oneself and others in the immediate environment.


This course is self-paced. You may begin at any time and should take approximately 12 weeks to complete on a part time basis. 

Course Approval

This course contributes a total of 3 credits towards the National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance, SAQA Qualification ID: 59298 and is Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) accredited.

Course Delivery

The Analyse a business and the way it functions  online short course is delivered through the School of Shipping Online Learning website.  A Subject Matter Expert will provide you with academic support through the learning website. A Course Coordinator will also be available on email/telephone to provide you with administrative support.

Assessment and Award of the Certificate

Each module has a formative and summative assessment which you will need to achieve a mark of 60% or higher for to receive the certification.

Entry Requirements

In order to do this course you will require:

  • An email account
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Be able to open and read PDF documents
  • Maths literacy and English or working experience
  • A keen desire to learn and advance your career

This course is applicable to being delivered in house at your company premises, please contact us for a separate quotation.



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