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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Electrical Engineering 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20420  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 1139/01  2001-12-05  2004-02-10 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-02-10   2008-02-29  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
48474  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  134  Complete 
91761  Occupational Certificate: Electrician  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  360  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for an national diploma in electrical engineering qualification at NQF level 5. The generic core unit standards as well as the specialised context unit standards provide credits that allow access to both vertically and horizontally articulated qualifications. This qualification will enhance the social status, productivity and employability of the learner within the electrical industry as well as contribute to the quality, production rate and growth of the electrical engineering fraternity.

Through the electives component of the qualification learners are able to demonstrate vocational skills through which they are able to engage in life skills activities, small business development, health and environmental issues. Through recognition of prior learning adult learners are encouraged to access basic education with an understanding that they already have knowledge and experience.

A person acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and experience to:
  • Summarise, predict and apply technical operations using the fundamental systems, procedures and equipment required for electrical engineering activities.
  • Predict, interpret and use new knowledge in performing the tasks related to electrical engineering activities with some aspects of one or more sub-discipline or specialised contexts.
  • Relate, organise and analyse significant information and use data, theories or principles for new electrical engineering related problems and work in a disciplined manner.
  • Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarise, classify, discuss and estimate application processes required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range of different contexts.
  • Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory / management levels by demonstrating the ability to summarise and source information and express opinions in spoken and written form.
  • Calculate requirements and demonstrate ability to utilise entrepreneurial opportunities.


    Rationale of the qualification:

    This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the electrical industry that is expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the electrical engineering sub-discipline and provides the flexibility to pursue different careers in the broader electrical industry and articulation within the Distribution, Engineering, Electrical Construction, Generation and Transmission specialization contexts. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Literacy and numeracy at NQF 3 or equivalent.

    Competence in the following:
  • Occupational health, safety and environmental practices within the electrical environment.
  • Use and maintenance of hand tools, power tools and measuring instruments
  • Draw, read and interpret basic 3-dimentional and spatial drawings.
  • Electrical engineering principles - Level 3.


    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The outcomes are specified in terms of a combination of specific and the following critical cross-field outcomes:

    1. Summarise, predict and apply technical operations using the fundamental systems, procedures and equipment required for electrical engineering activities.

    2. Predict, interpret and use new knowledge in performing the tasks related to electrical engineering activities with some aspects of one or more sub-discipline or specialised contexts.

    3. Relate, organise and analyse significant information and use data, theories or principles for new electrical engineering related problems and work in a disciplined manner.

    4. Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarise, classify, discuss and estimate application processes required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range of different contexts.

    5. Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory / management levels by demonstrating the ability to summarise and source information and express opinions in spoken and written form.

    6. Calculate requirements and demonstrate ability to utilise entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The assessment criteria of the qualification are embodied in the unit standards. The depth of technical expertise that will be assessed across the various specialist contexts are clearly articulated in the relevant specific outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements within these unit standards.


    Integrated Assessment:

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve all exit level outcomes of the qualification.

    The identification and solving of problems, team work, organising self, using of technical diagrams, implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
  • Certain exit level outcomes are measurable and verifiable through assessment criteria assessed in one application.
  • Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the electrical installation and maintenance environment.
  • A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to proof the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.
  • Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Unit standards associated with the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarked against international standards and qualifications.

    The qualification was compared with qualifications from various institutions in other countries in terms of specific outcomes, assessment criteria and degree of difficulty. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for an electrical engineering diploma at NQF level 5. This qualification provides the learner with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the electrical industry and articulation within the engineering industries. The level of flexibility within the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue further learning within an entrepreneurship, supervision / management, quality assurance, health and safety and engineering contexts. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA`s (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors need experience in the following areas:

    Interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment.

    The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting of assessment of learning outcomes and in the design and development of assessments as described in the unit standards Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level 5. Subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of electrical installation and maintenance and the quality assurance tests and practices. The assessor must have completed:
  • A similar qualification at the level above with a minimum of 6-12 months field experience after he/she has completed the qualification, or
  • National diploma in electrical engineering in the relevant specialized context NQF 5.

    The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.

    Assessors need to be registered with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body. 

  • NOTES 
    This Qualification has been replaced by the following Qualifications:
  • ID 91761, "Occupational Certificate: Electrician", Level 4, 360 credits.
  • ID 48474, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 4, 134 credits.

    SAQA decision number 2452/04 on 11 February 2004.

    Fundamental

    Mathematical Literacy and Numeracy
    Communication Studies and Language

    A total of 5 of these 36 credits will be utilised to embed the industry requirements of basic computer literacy; communication in the workplace, written verbal and interpersonal communication etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  10281  Connect and commission a three-phase direct on line motor control system  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13791  Fault find on single phase alternating current (AC) systems  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  10621  Identify the correct phase sequence on high voltage transformers and cables  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  10649  Replace a 3-phase electrical motor between 5,5 kW and 75 kW  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12414  Diagnose and repair faults on low voltage transformers and equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10277  Inspect, test, maintain and commission high voltage transformers  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  10278  Repair three phase AC motor control gear  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8556  Interact orally and in writing in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10272  Change tap settings on a three-phase transformer  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10733  Install an electronic control unit for AC pole changing motors  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10282  Maintain an AC or DC drive unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  10283  Audit and do specialised repairs on lighting systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  9843  Design lighting systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  10284  Survey lighting systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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