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AREA 1: ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Subject advice

Maths and Physical Sciences are compulsory for all Engineering degrees and for most National Diplomas. Complementary subjects such as Maths Literacy, Geography, Information Technology, Computer Application Technology (CAT), Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering are recommended for this area.

AREA 2: HEALTH & NATURAL SCIENCES
Subject advice

Maths, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences with complementary subjects such as Business Studies and Accounting are recommended for this career area.

AREA 3: COMPUTERS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Subject advice

Maths or Maths Literacy is compulsory with complementary subjects such as Physical Science, Information Technology and Computer Application Technology (CAT) are important for this area. For computer animation, Visual Arts and Design are highly recommended.

AREA 4: BUSINESS, FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT
Subject advice

For Business, Finance and Management, Maths and Maths Literacy is compulsory. Complementary subjects such as Business Studies, Economics, Accounting, Computer Application Technology (CAT) or Information Technology are recommended for this area.

AREA 5: AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
Subject advice

Maths or Maths Literacy, Physical Sciences and/or Life Sciences and/or Geography are compulsory for certain degrees in this area. Complementary subjects such as Agricultural Technology and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Management Practices, Engineering Graphic and Design, Economics and Business Studies are recommended for this area.

AREA 6: HUMAN, SOCIAL AND EDUCATION
Subject advice

Afrikaans and English, Maths or Maths Literacy are compulsory. Complementing subjects such as Languages, Life Sciences, Tourism, Computer Application Technology (CAT), History, Business Studies, Biblical Studies and Geography are recommended for this area.

AREA 7: SERVICES
Subject advice

Afrikaans and English, Maths or Maths Literacy are compulsory. Complementing subjects such as Language, Tourism, Computer Application Technology (CAT), Hospitality, Consumer Sciences, History, Business Studies, Economics, Accounting and Geography are recommended for this area.

AREA 8: ARTS AND CULTURE
Subject advice

English with one additional National Senior Certificate language and Maths or Maths Literacy are compulsory. Complementing subjects such as Design, Visual Arts, Business Studies, Music, Dramatic Arts and Dance Studies are recommended for this career area.

AREA 9: LANGUAGES AND LAW
Subject advice

English or Afrikaans with another National Senior Certificate language and Maths or Maths Literacy is compulsory. Complementing subjects such as Languages, History, Business Studies and Accounting are recommended for this area.