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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
73313  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Quality Assuring Body for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.  The individual NQF Sub-framework for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of the qualification report. 
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  140  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2013-11-07 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2014-11-07   2017-11-30  

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 replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
48473  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  143  Complete 

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
91761  Occupational Certificate: Electrician  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  360  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively within various industries, making use of electrical engineering knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of such an environment.

Qualifying learners will also be able to relate their learning to scientific and technological principles and concepts. They will also be able to maintain and support the various policies and procedures related to the safety, health, environment and quality systems that govern their workplace.

Qualifying learners at NQF Level 2 will be able to:
  • Use engineering tools, measuring instruments and electrical technology.
  • Read, interpret and produce basic electrical engineering drawings and circuits.
  • Apply hand skills applicable to electrical installation and maintenance.
  • Understand and apply basic electrical installation assembly techniques to install, maintain, repair, overhaul or recondition designated circuits, electrical machines and sub-components.
  • Understand basic electrical theory and the application in relation to the maintenance and function of machines.

    With this understanding, learners will be able to participate in workplace activities. The foundational learning in this Qualification would serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage in more advanced installation, maintenance and repair activities.

    Rationale:

    This is the first of a three-level qualification series that reflect the workplace-based needs of the electrical field that is expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. This electrical engineering qualification provides the foundational competencies required to work on designated electrical circuits and installations. This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the electrical engineering field and provides the flexibility to pursue different careers across various industry sectors and articulate within industries such as:
  • Manufacturing and Engineering.
  • Energy Sector.
  • Mining.
  • Chemical.
  • Transport.
  • Other related engineering industry sectors.

    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. The range of typical learners at this level could include individuals preparing to qualify in occupations or trades such as:
  • Electrician.
  • Domestic Appliance Repair.

    This electrical engineering qualification provides the foundational competencies required to work on designated electrical circuits and installations. An intermediate set of skills to work on integrated circuits and installations would be acquired at NQF Level 3 with the learner able to work on integrated systems and installations and operate as a skilled worker performing Artisan duties in the electrical field upon graduating at NQF Level 4.

    This qualification could assist with the achievement of national government and industrial development policies and strategies to grow a pool of scarce and other related skills in support of sustainable economic growth. People working in the electrical engineering fields require specialized technical skills and knowledge in order to meet the requirements of continually changing environment of the various industries. Through its design, this qualification will meet the needs of learners within the electrical engineering sectors who require technical expertise and essential knowledge needed to earn formal qualifications. This qualification facilitates access for previously disadvantaged groups and other learners to acquire the technical knowledge and skills that are required as well as provide access and mobility into higher-level more specialised occupations. This will allow the learner greater employability and support the development of small and medium enterprises (SME). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • Basic concepts of Natural and/or Engineering Science and Technology.
    > The term 'Basic' throughout the Qualification refers to 'Base, Fundamental, simplest or lowest in-level' and is consistent in literature dealing with electricity.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification can be obtained wholly or in part through the recognition of prior learning (RPL). The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the process. Support and guidance should be provided. The process should not be so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option in obtaining the qualification.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Access to this qualification is open. However, it is assumed that learners have completed a National Certificate at NQF Level 1 in a trade-related sub-field or an equivalent qualification. The learner must be physically able to perform the outcomes as specified in the unit standards and be able to differentiate between various colours applicable to the industry. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental Component:

    The fundamental component consists of 20 credits in the field of Communication and 16 credits in the field of Mathematical Literacy. All unit Standards in the fundamental component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The compulsory unit standards in the Core Component of this qualification reflect the generic competencies required in the field of Electrical Engineering for all industrial environments. The learner must demonstrate competence in the Core Component for the total of 84 credits.

    Elective Component:

    This component consists of several specialisations each with its own set of unit standards. Learners are to choose a specialisation area and complete a minimum of 20 credits from the unit standards listed under that specialisation area so as to attain a minimum of 140 credits required for certification purposes.

    Specialisation area 1:

    Mining (Learning Programme ID 67429):

    Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • ID 258939: Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical environment; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • ID 258920: Carry out basic gas welding, brazing and cutting in an electrical environment; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • ID 258938: Handle and Care for portable electrical earthing gear and related equipment; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • ID 258922: Identify, handle and assemble Medium or High voltage line hardware and related materials; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • ID 258941: Inspect and clean Medium or High voltage yards and enclosures; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • ID 110387: Carry out a detailed inspection on an overhead trolley line; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • ID 258917: Maintain batteries, battery rooms or tripping rooms; Level 2; 7 Credits.
  • ID 10234: Install Low voltage transformers; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • ID 258936: Construct, maintain and dismantle LV overhead networks; Level 2; 10 Credits.
  • ID 258931: Carry out close inspection and repair defects on a flameproof enclosure; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • ID 258929: Carry out a detailed inspection on an isolated overhead line; Level 2; 3 Credits.

    Specialisation area 2:

    Electrical Construction (Learning Programme ID 67430):

    Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • ID 258939: Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical environment; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • ID 12465: Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • ID 116932: Operate a personal computer system; Level 1; 3 Credits.
  • ID 116938: Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents; Level 1; 4 Credits.
  • ID 258936: Construct, maintain and dismantle LV overhead networks; Level 2; 10 Credits.

    Specialisation area 3:

    Chemical (Learning Programme ID 67431):

    Learners must do unit standard ID 253374 and choose additional Elective unit standard from the list below to give a minimum of 20 credits from the unit standards listed under that specialisation area so as to obtain a minimum of 140 credits required for certification purposes.

    Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • ID 12483: Perform basic first aid; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • ID 12484: Perform basic fire fighting; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • ID 10234: Install low voltage transformers; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • ID 258920: Carry out basic gas welding, brazing and cutting in an electrical environment; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • ID 258939: Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical environment; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • ID 116932: Operate a personal computer system; Level 1; 3 Credits.
  • ID 258917: Maintain batteries, battery rooms or tripping rooms; Level 2; 7 Credits.
  • ID 12465: Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • ID 258931: Carry out close inspection and repair defects on a flameproof enclosure; Level 2; 2 Credits.

    Specialisation area 4:

    Electrical Distribution (Learning Programme ID 67432):

    Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • ID 258923: Ensure safety at road works in urban areas; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • ID 258938: Handle and care for portable electrical earthing gear and related equipment; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • ID 258922: Identify, handle and assemble Medium or High voltage line hardware and related materials; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • ID 258941: Inspect and clean Medium or High voltage yards and enclosures; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • ID 258917: Maintain batteries, battery rooms or tripping rooms; Level 2; 7 Credits.
  • ID 258934: Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • ID 258936: Construct, maintain and dismantle LV overhead networks; Level 2; 10 Credits.
  • ID 258929: Carry out a detailed inspection on an isolated overhead line; Level 2; 3 Credits.

    Specialisation area 5:

    Electrical Generation (Learning Programme ID 67433):

    Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • ID 258917: Maintain batteries, battery rooms or tripping rooms; Level 2; 7 Credits.
  • ID 12484: Perform basic fire fighting Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • ID 12483: Perform basic first aid Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • ID 12465: Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • ID 10234: Install Low voltage transformers; Level 2; 6 Credits.

    Specialisation area 6:

    Transport (Learning Programme ID 67434):

    Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • ID 258939: Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical environment; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • ID 12465: Carry out basic gas welding, brazing and cutting in an electrical environment; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • ID 10234: Install Low voltage transformers; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • ID 116932: Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • ID 258938: Handle and care for portable electrical earthing gear and related equipment; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • ID 258917: Maintain batteries, battery rooms or tripping rooms; Level 2; 7 Credits.

    Specialisation area 7:

    Renewable Energy (Learning Programme ID 67435):

    Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • ID 258939: Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical environment; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • ID 12465: Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • ID 10234: Install Low voltage transformers; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • ID 116932: Operate a personal computer system; Level 1; 3 Credits.
  • ID 116938: Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents; Level 1; 4 Credits.
  • ID 258927: Install and commission photovoltaic supplied water pump; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • ID 258926: Inspect, service and maintain a photovoltaic supplied pump; Level 2; 2 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Understand the procedures for electrical installations and be able to install electrical equipment and installations and select, use and maintain basic tools.

    2. Demonstrate the ability to carry out routine maintenance on electrical equipment and installations.

    3. Demonstrate a basic operational knowledge of mathematical, technological and theoretical concepts during the execution of tasks with an ability to read, interpret technical drawings and sketch basic electrical wiring diagrams.

    4. Operate safely and efficiently in a working environment.

    5. Apply known solutions to familiar and well-defined problems related to working in the electrical engineering field with a basic understanding of forms of energy, energy efficiency and safety and environmental awareness.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    These are embedded in the unit standards, which make up the qualification and are thus also reflected in the Exit Level Outcomes of the qualification.

    The critical cross-field outcomes are supported by the exit level outcomes as follows:

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical thinking have been made:
  • Solving problems related to the installation and maintenance of electrical machinery, components and circuits.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community:
  • All tasks and work-related experience are performed within a team environment.
  • Taking into account, the safety of others.
  • Communicating with production, quality control and supervisory personnel and/or clients.

    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Related to planning and preparation for installation and maintenance activities.
  • Developing best practice behaviour in work performance and adhering to standard operating procedures.
  • Focussing on housekeeping, safe practices and care and storage of tools and equipment.

    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information:
  • Completion of technical reports related to the job activity.
  • Interpret findings to solve familiar problems during the execution of electrical tasks.

    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills:
  • Execution of commands and completion of technical reports related to the job activity.
  • Communicating as a part of a team.

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others:
  • Application of science and technology during the installation and maintenance of electrical machinery, components and circuits.
  • Relating to the safety of others and paying attention to environmental issues.
  • Solving problems and applying science and technology to the job activity.

    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • Integrating the task with the functionality of electrical installations.
  • Solving problems through the integration of various sources of information.
  • Demonstrating and understanding of related systems through the use of general and specific channels of communication when dealing with peers, production, quality control and supervisory personnel and/or clients. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1 Knowledge of and an understanding of tools, components and equipment is demonstrated relating to installation of designated circuits/wire ways.
    1.2 The application, identification and installation of different types and sizes of cables, conductors and cable accessories is understood in the context of designated circuits.
    1.3 The application of, identification and installation of different types of wire ways, luminaries and measuring instruments is undertaken in accordance with drawings, plans and specified requirements.
    1.4 Appropriate hand tools, power tools (fixed and portable), components and measuring instruments are selected and used in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    1.5 Knowledge of and application of statutory requirements pertaining to designated installations is demonstrated.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 Designated circuits to be worked on are isolated and secure.
    2.2 Correct application of cleaning materials, solvents and appliances is demonstrated.
    2.3 The principles and operation of circuit and equipment protection is demonstrated in designated circuits.
    2.4 Cleaning and inspection Isolated electrical equipment is cleaned and inspected and repairs are carried out in designated circuits and components.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 Basic principles of electricity are understood and applied to designated circuits and equipment.
    3.2 Electrical drawings and diagrams relating to designated circuits are read and interpreted.
    3.3 Principles of operation of electrical components utilised in designated circuits are understood and described.
    3.4 Electrical units of measurement are understood and utilised in the context of designated circuits.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 Verbal and simple written instructions are understood and executed in the performance of the designated task.
    4.2 Peers and supervisors communicate effectively with in an effective manner in the workplace.
    4.3 Efficient operation as a team member is demonstrated.
    4.4 Knowledge and understanding of personal and occupational health and safety practices in a commercial, industrial or domestic energy environment is applied according to standard operating procedures and safety requirements.
    4.5 Basic problems and hazards are recognised and verbally reported accorded to workplace requirements.
    4.6 Specified reporting and recording requirements are complied in respect of:
    a. Reporting to supervisor.
    b. Submitting reports.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:

    5.1 Known solutions to familiar and well-defined problems within the electrical construction and maintenance environment are identified and applied according to standard practices.
    5.2 Energy efficiency and related environmental issues that enable a learner to resolve problems in the work environment are identified and discussed.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment during the implementation of this qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate knowledge, skills and values integral to a range of unit standards and practical contexts. Some assessment aspects will demand practical demonstration.

    Assessors will be required to collect evidence of the learner's competence by:
  • Observing the learner at work (both in primary activities, as well as other interactions) or by relevant simulations.
  • Asking questions and initiating formative discussions to assess understanding.
  • Evaluating records and reports.

    A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification forms part of a progression across the three levels of the Further Education and Training band. The international comparability section for the field of Electrical Engineering applies to NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the qualification series.

    The qualification series was compared to similar outcomes-based qualifications in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, and to some African countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC); Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, as well as countries in the East African Community (EAC); Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

    SADC:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia:

    Amongst the Southern African Development Community (SADC) there are countries which align with the United Kingdom's model of Vocational Education and Training (VET), through the London City and Guilds qualification framework and the National Vocational Qualification system (NVQ). Despite the fact that SADC countries are not as industrialised as the United Kingdom, it could be concluded that countries using the British qualifications compare favourably to similar South African qualifications as discussed under the U.K. section. In all SADC countries researched, none currently have an active training infrastructure in electrical engineering.

    Botswana:

    The Botswana Training Authority website provides information on the development and co-ordination of an integrated and standards-based vocational training system. At this present time, focus on the development of standards-based qualifications through a Botswana Vocation Education and Training System (BVET) has focused on the Wholesale and Retail and Tourism sectors.

    Currently, electricians in Botswana are trained through the apprenticeship system. The length and duration of the practical and theoretical components differ slightly to the South African apprenticeship system, but the learning competencies are similar, with a focus on the predominant diamond mining and small local manufacturing and engineering industries.

    Namibia:

    Electrical training student in Namibia are able to do One-year certificate and two-year Diploma training coupled with three and two year practical experience respectively which allows them to register as electrical technicians. Electrical Engineers are required to do BSc: Engineering degrees through South African University for registration as Engineers.

    EAC:

    In Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, the three member states of the East African Community (EAC), prospective engineers and engineering technicians are required to complete South African BSc: Engineering degrees or qualification offered in the UK. In house training is also offered by large multi-nation companies employing engineers and engineering technicians.

    New Zealand:

    The South African 'National Certificate: Electrical Engineering Level 2 has elements of both Levels 2 and 3 of the New Zealand 'National Certificate in Electrical Engineering'. Although NZ qualifications are also unit standard based, the focus of the NZ unit standards at Level 2 [NQF Ref: 0174] and 3 [NQF Ref: 0223] is largely on knowledge acquisition whereas the practical competencies are assessed only at Level 4.

    In New Zealand, a learner could register for the Level 4 qualification over a 3-4 year period and be awarded the Level 2 and 3 certificates as well because the level 4 NZ qualification shares credit/unit standards with both levels 2 and 3 qualifications. Holders of the NZ NC in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4) [NQF Ref: 1195] can apply to the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) for electrical registration and practising license. The SA Electrical Engineering qualifications in comparison require competencies achieved at levels 2 and 3 or through RPL processes to gain entry to level 4 and a further trade test before full licensing is achieved. The NZ level 5 qualification [NQF Ref: 0951] focuses mainly on management skills and business skills in the elective component but the core electrical unit standards are similar to the level of those in the SA Level 4 qualification.

    United Kingdom:

    To qualify as an electrician in the U.K. the learner must have the Electrotechnical Services NVQ at Level 3, which is awarded by City & Guilds (2356) and EMTA Awards Limited. As another option in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, an apprentice between the ages of 16-19 may sign up with an electrical contractor or building company. An alternative for those not eligible for apprenticeship or direct access into the NVQ is the City & Guilds (2330) Technical Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology Levels 2 and 3 at a college. Graduates would then need to gain employment in the industry to complete the NVQ. These technical certificates would compare with the SA National certificates: Electrical Engineering Levels 2 & 3. The NVQ (Level 3) compares with the SA Level 4 qualification.

    Australia:

    The following information was obtained on the website: http://www.ntis.au (National Information Training System) with regards to qualifications in electrical engineering training streams in Australia.

    "Australian Apprenticeships" is the new name for the scheme formerly known as `New Apprenticeships`.

    Australian Apprenticeships encompass all apprenticeships and traineeships. They combine time at work with training and can be full-time, part-time or school-based. The change of name and appearance is the first step in a range of improvements to be introduced in Australian Apprenticeships. The qualifications for electricians cover:
  • ASCO4311-11 General Electrician.
  • ANZSCO341111 Electrician (General).

    Comments:
  • Apprenticeships and VET programmes: In all the examples found, learning is vocational-based. In some countries (England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia) these are called "modern apprenticeships". These take the form of two categories, namely a programme-led apprenticeship where learners are able to follow a vocational programme at a college and then seek employment as trainees/apprentice/interns in order to qualify as artisans; and an employer-led apprenticeship, in which learners are engaged in a formal contract of learning and most learning is workplace-based. In most cases learners "earn while they learn".
  • International qualifications researched, do not lead to three different qualifications, but in most cases culminate in one qualification over a four-year period. It is only in the vocational context, that we find the tendency to "break up" the traditional trades into levels of learning. This practice is endemic of those countries which have a close association with outcomes-based methodology and standards-based qualifications development. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification was designed to enable qualifying learners to move from one electrical engineering context to another and still get recognition for successful learning achievements in the previous context. This means that credit accumulation towards certification could be obtained across industries.

    Vertical articulation:
  • ID 63790: National Certificate: Electrical Engineering, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 49056: National Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair, NQF Level 3.

    Horizontal articulation:

    Fundamental learning at this level applies to equivalent credit accrual for engineering-related qualifications at NQF Level 2. Other horizontal articulation options may exist and need further investigation in cases where recognition of prior learning is sought. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution or learning provider offering learning towards the achievement of this qualification should be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment should be overseen by a relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines provided for in this qualification, as well as the ETQA guidelines. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The following criteria should be applied by a relevant ETQA as a minimum requirement:

    Assessors should be in possession of an appropriate qualification, namely:
  • Electrical Engineering at least NQF Level 3 or higher and a minimum of 2 years related experience.
    Or
  • An artisan qualification in Electrical Engineering (Trade test certificate or completed contract of apprenticeship) with a minimum of 2 years related experience.
    Or
  • Subject matter experience, which may be established through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Evidence of competency in a unit standard related to assessment theory, processes and practices.

    Good inter-personal skills and the ability to:
  • Maintain national and local industry standards.
  • Act in the interest of the learner.
  • Understand the need for transformation.
  • Respect for the cultural background and language of the learner.

    Registration as an assessor with a relevant ETQA. 

  • NOTES 
    This Qualification has been replaced by Qualification 91761, "Occupational Certificate: Electrician", Level 4, 360 credits.

    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    This qualification replaces qualification 48473, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 2, 143 credits.

    A generic qualification was developed to give meaning to NQF objectives to provide articulation possibilities, enable learners to get recognition for learning achievements across economic sub-sectors and to support the notion of life long learning. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  258925  Apply and maintain safety in a working environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258932  Apply soldering techniques  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258935  Design and construct a single phase circuit  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12466  Explain the individual`s role within business  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  259017  Identify, inspect, clean and maintain electrical rotating machines  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258957  Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258960  Install electric wire ways  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258942  Install luminaires  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258919  Install or replace electrical metering units or measuring instrument  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258921  Install, join and terminate Low Voltage cables and conductors  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258937  Install, maintain or replace Low Voltage distribution boards, protection devices and components  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258962  Maintain transformers  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9881  Mark off basic regular engineering shapes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258918  Select, use and care for electrical measuring and testing instruments  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10255  Select, use and care for power tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258967  Understand fundamentals of electricity  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119463  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119460  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119456  Write/present for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116932  Operate a personal computer system  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  116938  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  258931  Carry out a close inspection and repair defects on a flameproof enclosure  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258929  Carry out a detailed electrical inspection on an isolated overhead line  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110387  Carry out a detailed inspection on an overhead trolley line  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258939  Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258920  Carry out basic gas welding, brazing and cutting in an electrical environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258936  Construct, maintain and dismantle Low Voltage overhead networks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  265005  Demonstrate an understanding of switchgear assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258928  Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources such as gas  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258923  Ensure safety at road works in urban areas  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258938  Handle and care for portable electrical earthing gear and related equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258922  Identify, handle and assemble Medium or High Voltage line hardware and related materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258941  Inspect and clean Medium or High voltage yards and enclosures  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258926  Inspect service and maintain a photovoltaic supplied pump  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258927  Install and commission photovoltaic supplied water pump  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10234  Install low voltage transformers  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258917  Maintain batteries, battery rooms or tripping units  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  258934  Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12484  Perform basic fire fighting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  113859  Repair and service small gas appliances  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  265007  Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and standards relevant to the switchgear assembly industry  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  265034  Demonstrate knowledge of switchgear assembly components and their representation on drawings  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  265002  Fabricate and install busbars  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264999  Install earthing systems and shrouding on switchgear assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  265008  Modify installed switchgear assemblies  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Provider Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assuring
    Body
    NQF Sub-Framework
    63789  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Generic Provider - Field 12  Level 2  NQF Level 02  140  2013-11-07  EWSETA  OQSF 
    67431  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Chemical  Generic Provider - Field 12  Level 2  NQF Level 02  140  2013-11-07  CHIETA  OQSF 
    67430  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction  Generic Provider - Field 12  Level 2  NQF Level 02  140  2013-11-07  CETA  OQSF 
    67432  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Distribution  Generic Provider - Field 12  Level 2  NQF Level 02  140     EWSETA  OQSF 
    67433  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Generation  Generic Provider - Field 12  Level 2  NQF Level 02  140     EWSETA  OQSF 
    67429  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Mining and Minerals  Generic Provider - Field 12  Level 2  NQF Level 02  140  2013-11-07  MQA  OQSF 
    67435  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Renewable Energy  Generic Provider - Field 12  Level 2  NQF Level 02  140     EWSETA  OQSF 
    67434  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Transport  Generic Provider - Field 12  Level 2  NQF Level 02  140  2012-06-30    OQSF 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
    63789  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  1. CENTLEC TRAINING & DEVELOPMEMNT
    2. Chupheme Logistix
    3. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus
    4. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE
    5. D&D Lwazi Development Institute
    6. DZUNDE TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD
    7. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES
    8. GIJIMA FUNDI TRAINING CENTRE - BENONI
    9. Goldfields FET College
    10. IN TOUCH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
    11. Institute for Quality - Education, Training & Development
    12. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING
    13. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    14. Khosithi Training
    15. MMTI
    16. PAMODZI TRAINING SERVICES
    17. TOVANI TRADING 299 CC
    18. Van Zyl Accountants
    19. Wavelength T.T.I  
    67430  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction  1. LEKOPANE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
    2. Master Artisan Academy
    3. TRAINING GATE  
    67432  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Distribution  1. LEKOPANE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
    2. Master Artisan Academy
    3. TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING  
    67435  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Renewable Energy  Master Artisan Academy  



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