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Electrical Technical Training NQF 4

Jobshop Project Learnership Programme

Course Overview

Qualifying learners will build on their pre-requisite courses knowledge and skills with further advancement in training and practical job-application in the electrical engineering field. At this level of qualification, Learners will be able to understand apply all previously learned skills in advanced circumstances to make them specialists in the field.

The FETC Electrical Engineering (NQF 4) is the culmination of a learning path spanning three qualifications and is intended to produce highly competent person(s) who will be able to meet the challenges of a competitive and demanding environment.

Qualified Learners exiting the course will be able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community, organise and manage themselves and their own activities responsibilities and do so effectively, collect/analyse/organize and critically evaluate information, communicate effectively using visual/mathematical/language skills, use science and technology effectively and critically/display responsibility toward the environment and health of others as well as, demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem contexts do not exist in isolation.

National Certificate
Electrical Engineering Application and Practise: Further Education and Training Certificate.
NQF Level
12 Months
Testing & Measuring Equipment, and Hand Tools
Accredited Seta
Entry Requirement
  • NQF Level 3
  • Electrical Trade Theory
Course Component
Credit Structure
  • Fundamental Component (Compulsory) – 56 Credits
    (NQF4 Communication & Language = 20 Credits, NQF 3 Communication & Language = 20 Credits, Math Lit = 16 Credits)
  • Core Component (Compulsory) – 54 Credits
  • Elective Component (Open/Sum of) – 20 Credits
  • Total Course Credits – 130 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 (56 Credits):

  • Interpret and use information from texts.
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
  • Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts.
  • Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems.
  • Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts.
  • Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts.
  • Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts.
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues.
  • Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts.

Core Component Unit Modules (54 Credits):

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic programmable logic controllers.
  • Design, construct and commission three phase electrical circuits.
  • Install and commission AC machines and control gear.
  • Maintain, test and repair AC machines and control gear.
  • Test and inspect a three-phase industrial/commercial installation.
  • Understand basic electrical and mechanical engineering principles.

Elective Component Unit Modules (20 Credits):

  • Advance or retreat electrical reticulation in an underground coal section.
  • Assemble switchgear assembly.
  • Conform to and apply legislation and operational instructions in chemical processing.
  • 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.
  • Perform production testing of switchgear assembly.
  • Apply the principles of energy efficiency.
  • Carry out work on energised medium voltage networks.
  • Complete certificate of compliance for a single phase domestic installation.
  • Construct, maintain and dismantle High Voltage overhead networks.
  • Control electrical networks from a control centre.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of process communication systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of busbar design.
  • Design a solar pump system.
  • Design a stand-alone renewable energy system.
  • Design a wind/solar hybrid system.
  • Fault find a medium voltage reticulation system.
  • Fault find and repair a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine.
  • Fault find and repair the electrical system of a conveyor installation.
  • Fault find and repair the electrical system of a surface mining production machine.
  • Fault-find and repair a DC powered machine.
  • Fault-find and repair the electrical system of winder installations.
  • Inspect, maintain, repair and do fault-finding on Medium / High Voltage networks.
  • Inspect, record and report condition of Medium/High Voltage station apparatus and related equipment.
  • Inspect, test and maintain 3-kV DC busbar chamber and associated equipment in traction sub-stations.
  • Inspect, test and maintain 3-kV DC high-speed circuit breaker(HSCB) in traction sub-stations.
  • Inspect, test and maintain 3-kV DC rectifiers and associated equipment in traction sub-stations.
  • Inspect, test and maintain earthing and negative return systems on 3-kV DC traction substations.
  • Inspect, test and maintain high voltage isolators.
  • Inspect, test and maintain Medium/High Voltage earthing systems.
  • Inspect, test and maintain Medium/High Voltage transformers.
  • Install and commission direct current (DC) machines.
  • Install and terminate Medium Voltage cables.
  • Install, connect and commission a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine.
  • Install, test and configure variable speed control drives.
  • Install/replace medium/high voltage equipment and hardware.
  • Interpret basic financial statements.
  • Joint Medium Voltage cables.
  • Lower, inspect service and maintain a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine.
  • Maintain and repair Medium Voltage Switchgear.
  • Maintain Direct Current machines and control gear.
  • Maintain low voltage switchgear.
  • Maintain unit protection devices on transformers.
  • Operate on High Voltage networks.
  • Operate on Medium Voltage networks.
  • Select a back-up generator for a stand-alone renewable energy system.
  • Spray-wash energised Medium/High Voltage networks.
  • Troubleshoot on programmable logic controllers.
  • Inspect, test and maintain 3-kV DC regeneration equipment in traction sub-stations.
  • Issue certificate of compliance for a domestic/commercial/industrial installation.

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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