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Electrical Technical Training NQF 3

Jobshop Project Learnership Programme

Course Overview

Purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with education and training with the standards and learning range required within various industries making use of electrical engineering knowledge and skills. The course allows the learner to understand electrical equipment and protection technology and interpret integrated circuit schematics, install/commission/maintain & repair electrical equipment on integrated electrical circuits, evaluate and solve familiar problems pertaining to electrical equipment within integrated electrical circuits and related processes as well as, accept responsibility for utilising and maintaining equipment without working under direct supervision.

Qualified learners that are in demand can successfully work in industries such as Manufacturing & Engineering Industry/Energy Sector/Mining Industry/Chemical Industry/Transport Industry and other related engineering industry sectors with this qualification.

Learners who wish to qualify to enhance the status and productivity of their professional portfolio as well as to contribute to improved quality, production rate and growth within the engineering sector can apply their skills in trade such as Electrician and Domestic Appliance Repair.

National Certificate
Electrical Engineering Application and Practise
NQF Level
12 Months
Testing & Measuring Equipment, and Hand Tools
Accredited Seta
Entry Requirement
  • NQF Level 2
  • Electrical Trade Theory
Course Component
Credit Structure
  • Fundamental Component (Compulsory) – 36 Credits
    (Communication field = 20 credits, Math Lit. = 16 Credits)
  • Core Component (Compulsory) – 77 Credits
  • Elective Component (Open/Sum of) – 20 Credits
  • Total Course Credits – 133 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):

  • Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations.
  • Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts.
  • Interpret and use information from texts.
  • Investigate life and work-related problems using data and probabilities.
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues.
  • Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts.

Core Component Unit Modules (77 Credits):

  • Install and commission electrical metering units, measuring instruments and control devices.
  • Construct Basic Electronic Circuits.
  • Inspect and test a single phase domestic installation.
  • Install and commission direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear.
  • Maintain and repair direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear.
  • Maintain lighting systems.
  • Manage work time effectively.
  • Operate on Low Voltage networks.
  • Repair and maintain electric power tools.
  • Understand basic electronic theory and components.
  • Wire and commission domestic or commercial electrical circuits.

Elective Component Unit Modules (20 Credits):

  • Demonstrate an understanding of switchgear assembly.
  • Demonstrate understanding of chemicals in a processing environment.
  • Maintain and repair a high voltage security fence system.
  • Select, use and care for electrical measuring and testing instruments.
  • Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets.
  • Assemble switchgear assembly.
  • Carry out a detailed inspection and repair defects on explosion prevention apparatus.
  • Construct, maintain and dismantle Medium Voltage overhead networks.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of energy efficiency.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and standards relevant to the switchgear assembly industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of switchgear assembly components and their representation on drawings.
  • Design and install electrical wire ways.
  • Fabricate and install busbars.
  • Fault find a photovoltaic supplied system.
  • Fault Find, Test and Repair Domestic Appliances.
  • Inspect, operate and maintain high mast lighting structures.
  • Inspect, test and maintain earthing and negative return systems on 3-kV DC traction substations.
  • Install and maintain a solar hot water system.
  • Install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section.
  • Install batteries.
  • Install earthing systems and shrouding on switchgear assembly.
  • Install Medium Voltage transformers.
  • Install or replace mini substations and ring-main units/switches
  • Isolate a three-phase transformer and carry out tap changes.
  • Maintain the electrical system of a surface mining production machine.
  • Maintain the electrical system of conveyor installations.
  • Maintain the electrical system of winder installations.
  • Modify installed switchgear assemblies.
  • Perform production testing of switchgear assembly.
  • Perform work on energised Low Voltage networks.
  • Test and maintain electrical mini substations.
  • Test, diagnose and locate a fault on a high voltage electrical cable.
  • Use and care for medium voltage electrical test instruments.
  • Apply the principles of costing and pricing to a business venture.
  • Complete certificate of compliance for a single phase domestic installation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of busbar design.
  • Fault find and repair a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine.
  • Interpret basic financial statements.
  • Lower, inspect service and maintain a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine.
  • Manage finances of a new venture.
  • Operate on Medium Voltage radial networks.
  • Produce business plans for a new venture.
  • Tender to secure business for a new venture.

Learnerships FAQ's

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.

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