This is the first qualification will lead a learner to acquiring all the skills required to work in the electrical industry where he/she will use engineering tools/measuring instruments and electrical technology, read/interpret and produce basic electrical engineering drawings and circuits, apply hand skills applicable to electrical installations and maintenance, understand and apply basic electrical installation assembly techniques to install/maintain/repair/overhaul or recondition designed circuits/electrical machines and sub-components as well as, understand basic electrical theory and the application in relation to the maintenance and function of machines.
The learner will gain necessary skills to apply them in the Manufacturing & Engineering Industry/Energy Sector/Mining Industry/Chemical Industry/Transport Industry.
This qualification will enhance the status and productivity of the learner as well as contribute to improved quality, production rate and growth within relevant electrical sectors. Learners at this level can be those preparing themselves to qualify in occupations/trades such as Electrician or Domestic Appliance Repair. Furthermore, this qualification can assist with the achievement of national government and industrial development policies and strategies to grow a pool of scarce and other related skills to support sustainable economic growth.
- National Certificate
- Electrical Engineering Application and Practise
- NQF Level
- SAQA ID
- 12 Months
- Testing & Measuring Equipment, and Hand Tools
- Accredited Seta
- Entry Requirement
- Matric (Maths/Science/Electrical) or
- N2 (Maths/Science)
- Electrical Trade Theory
- Course Component
- Fundamental Component (Compulsory) – 36 Credits
(NQF 2 Communication field = 20 credits, Math Lit. = 16 Credits)
- Core Component (Compulsory) – 84 Credits
- Elective Component (Open/Sum of) – 20 Credits
- Total Course Credits – 140 Credits
- Fundamental Component (Compulsory) – 36 Credits
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
- Learners are RPL'd against their proof of practical and theoretical training.
- Learner does not spend the complete theory training in class
- Training is not repeated as the learners gained on-job experience.
- Easy to work towards a trade
Unit Standard Range
- This unit standard applies to persons performing fault finding on AC (single and three phase) and DC systems.
- The Unit Standard Range is broken up according to the component structure and credit rating of the course as pertained by SAQA with the three component levels that the learner must complete before attaining their certificate:
Fundamental Component Unit Modules (36 Credits):
- Access and use information from texts.
- Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems.
- Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems.
- Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts.
- Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication.
- Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
- Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life.
- Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems.
- Write/present for a defined context.
Core Component Unit Modules (84 Credits):
- Apply and maintain safety in a working environment.
- Apply soldering techniques.
- Design and construct a single-phase circuit.
- Explain the individual`s role within business.
- Identify, inspect, clean and maintain electrical rotating machines.
- Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools.
- Install electric wire ways.
- Install luminaires.
- Install or replace electrical metering units or measuring instrument.
- Install, join and terminate Low Voltage cables and conductors.
- Install, maintain or replace Low Voltage distribution boards, protection devices and components.
- Maintain transformers.
- Mark off basic regular engineering shapes.
- Select, use and care for electrical measuring and testing instruments.
- Select, use and care for power tools.
- Understand fundamentals of electricity.
Elective Component Unit Modules (20 Credits):
- Operate a personal computer system.
- Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents.
- Carry out a close inspection and repair defects on a flameproof enclosure.
- Carry out a detailed electrical inspection on an isolated overhead line.
- Carry out a detailed inspection on an overhead trolley line.
- Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical environment.
- Carry out basic gas welding, brazing and cutting in an electrical environment.
- Construct, maintain and dismantle Low Voltage overhead networks.
- Demonstrate an understanding of switchgear assembly.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources such as gas.
- Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment.
- Ensure safety at road works in urban areas.
- Handle and care for portable electrical earthing gear and related equipment.
- Identify, handle and assemble Medium or High Voltage line hardware and related materials.
- Inspect and clean Medium or High voltage yards and enclosures.
- Inspect service and maintain a photovoltaic supplied pump.
- Install and commission photovoltaic supplied water pump.
- Install low voltage transformers.
- Maintain batteries, battery rooms or tripping units.
- Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances.
- Perform basic firefighting.
- Perform basic first aid.
- Repair and service small gas appliances.
- Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and standards relevant to the switchgear assembly industry.
- Demonstrate knowledge of switchgear assembly components and their representation on drawings.
- Fabricate and install busbars.
- Install earthing systems and shrouding on switchgear assembly.
- Modify installed switchgear assemblies.
- Q: Does the quantity of Learnerships matter when considering B-BBEE points?
- A: Yes, to ensure you obtain the maximum points on employed Learnerships but no unemployed learnerships
- Q: Do I still get my B-BBEE points if a learner fails or drops out of a programme?
- A: If a learner drops out they may be replaced with another learner is found competent. In the unfortunate event of a learner failing, the company will still receive their B-BBEE points.
- Q: Is the RPL assessment done through the Jobshop?
- A: Yes, The Jobshop project assesses the candidates knowledge and level of expertise.
- Q: How many students can the Jobshop accommodate?
- A: The Jobshop can accommodate 102 learners in 4 groups theory and 4 groups training at a single time. Training includes HVAC, Electrical, Welding and Hoisting & Rigging.