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NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: N4 NATED ENGINEERING STUDIES (INSTRUMENTATION & COMMUNICATION) (SAQA ID 66881 )

Electrician Career / Electrical Technician Career-Heavy Current

Electrical engineers  or electricians or electrical technicians play an important role in our society. According to National Scarce Skills List, electrical engineers are listed as one of the top 10 skills shortage in South Africa. Electrical engineers are in critical need in industries such as power or energy generation (Eskom), telecommunication, engineering, computing, construction, energy, manufacturing, transport and utilities companies and the armed forces.

 

Electrical technician is responsible for installation and maintenance of electrical infrastructure and are required to maintain various plant and project installations according to sound engineering practice and equipment specifications.

Course requirements

 

N3 Engineering Studies National Certificate or Grade 12 (with Mathematics, Science and Drawing) or an equivalent qualification

NQF Level Status

SAQA ID 66881 – NQF LEVEL 5

Subjects/Course Modules

Student to choose for

  • Mathematics N4
  • Engineering Science N4
  • Industrial Electronics N4
  • Electrotechnics N4
  • Logic Systems N4
  • Fault Finding N4
  • Supervisory Management N4
  • Communication Electronics N4
  • Industrial Instruments N4

Assessment and Duration

 National Exams are conducted by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and also monitored by QCTO. The course takes from 3-6 months or 1-2 trimesters. You can write all the subjects at once or split them. There are three trimesters in a year:

  1. Trimester 1: January to April 
  2. Trimester 2: May to August
  3. Trimester 3 September to December

Student must complete 2 internal assessments to contribute towards your term mark (ICASS mark) and must achieve 40% and above to qualify for final exam sitting

Achievement and Award

The following certificate is awarded by QCTO upon successful completion of each level:

  • National N4 Certificate: Engineering Studies