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Short Course
Time Management
In a fluctuating economy, companies are cutting costs where possible. As a result, people are encouraged to do more in less time. Workloads demand enormous amounts of organising and prioritising. This short course will assist participants on how to manage time effectively, without risking a healthy work-life balance.The ability to manage time effectively is an essential competency in the world of work. Although some manage their time better than others, effective time management is something everyone can learn.The NWU VTC’s CCPD is in a unique position to offer this short course due to affiliation with local business in the Vaal area, and is in close proximity of major cities like Johannesburg and Pretoria. The qualified expertise available at NWU VTC’s CCPD exhibit competence and experience in the topic.

Purpose of the course:

After this short course, participants will be able to identify time management profiles, understand the principles of time management, and draw up and implement efficient work plans.This short course will assist participants to identify time wasters, determine priorities and delegate where necessary. This will assist participants to make the most of their time.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Grade 12.
Learning assumed to be in place: 

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  1. Identify time management profiles
  1. Identify current time management techniques and processes used by the learner to manage him/herself and his/her division/department/section to aid future time management of the section
  2. Identify weaknesses in current work processes in terms of poor time management
  3. Identify the top time wasters that impact on the organisation’s productivity with a view to minimizing their negative influence
  4. Identify the external forces that affect time utilization and explain their effect with examples.
  1. Understand the principles of time management.


  1. Explain the 80/20 principle in identifying key tasks with examples.
  2. Explain delegation as a means of utilizing time and human resources correctly with examples of good and bad practice.
  3. Explore prioritising as a technique to manage the work of a team/group/section in relation the work of the specific group and decide which tasks are of greater priority for the group.
  4. Understand the principle of balance between the various aspects of one’s life in terms of creating time for them all so as to optimize one’s life.
  1. Draw up time efficient work plans to carry out department/division/section work function.


  1. Understand and clearly define the organisation’s objectives in terms of the work that has to be done.
  2. Translate the objectives into work plans.
  3. Identify the key activities required to complete a specific project and analyse all tasks and assign work procedures to a specific time frame.
  4. Identify persons to whom tasks can be delegated and include them in the plan.
  5. Plan and/or eliminate and/or manage time wasters in the department/division/section.
  6. Prioritise tasks in terms or urgency and importance.
  1. Implement time efficient work plans.


  1. Use delegation correctly as a tool by the manager and subordinates when applicable to get the work done.
  2. Place emphasis on proactive measures such as efficient information flow, efficient meeting planning and management and administrative procedures in the daily work processes to minimize time wasting.
  3. Implement plans once all involved are informed of their roles, duties and functions.
  4. Monitor progress with work plans on an on-going basis and make amendments where necessary.


Formative and summative assessment is used during this short course.
Method of assessment: 
A range of formative assessments will be conducted during the presentation of the short course, as well as after each day’s presentation. A summative assessment will be conducted at the end of the short course in the form of an assignment.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
Managers, Municipalities, Business owners and other Employees.
Contact us
Telephone number: 
018 285 2821