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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Electrical Engineering 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21105  Certificate: Electrical Engineering 
ORIGINATOR
Intec College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  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  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The course forms the basis to qualify you as a specialist in the field of Electrical Engineering as you acquire scientific knowledge essential for electricians and learn to apply this knowledge to electronic work. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Std. 8 (Grade 10).

Recognise prior learning:
Exemptions may be given on previous qualifications, age and work experience.
This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Open learning principles of continuous assessment are applied. On successful completion of the course the student will receive an Intec Certificate in Electrical Engineering. This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
  • Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Work effectively with other s as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
  • Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem solving context does not exist in isolation.
  • Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Explore education and career opportunities.
  • Develop entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.
  • Demonstrate effective and responsible decision making.
  • Stimulate and develop thinking patterns involving creativity.
  • Interpret information received via the media and other sources.
  • Use technology effectively and responsibly.
  • Conduct research independently.

    Please note that all critical cross-field outcomes will be assessed within the context of educational management.

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Calculate the stresses in components under simple loading conditions.
  • Determine mechanical properties of materials by standard test procedures.
  • Describe the application different means of non-destructive testing.
  • Solve calculate solutions mechanical engineering problems by means of applying fundamental theory.
  • Work safely with electricity by applying safety precautions.
  • Determine voltage, current and resistance of series and parallel circuits with alternating and direct current.
  • Describe the functioning and construction of electric circuit components in terms of electromagnetic principles.
  • Identify, distinguish and explain the function of the different types of electrical components.
  • Describe the functioning and application of semi-conductor devices.
  • Convert and perform calculations using the different number systems.
  • Describe the working and application of logic devices and circuits.
  • Apply rules of logic to solve problems. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
  • Problems are solved by means of exploring and critically evaluating abstract and personal situations.
  • Problems are solved by generating alternative strategies for dealing with those problems.
  • Collaborative work as part of a team, group, organisation or community is effective.
  • Organisation and management of self and activities is responsible and effective.
  • Information is collected, analysed, organised and critically evaluated.
  • Recognition of the problem solving context as part of a larger context is demonstrated.
  • Understanding of the world as a set of related systems is demonstrated.
  • Strategies to learn more effectively are explored and reflected on.
  • Education and career opportunities are explored.
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities are developed.
  • Communication using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion is effective.
  • Decision making is responsible and effective.
  • Creative thinking patterns are stimulated and developed.
  • Information from the media and other sources is interpreted.
  • Technology is used effectively and responsibly.
  • Research is conducted independently.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Specific Outcomes:
  • Stresses are correctly calculated.
  • Tests performed correctly and properties correctly determined.
  • Applications correctly described.
  • Solutions are correct.
  • Safety precautions are all taken.
  • Voltage, current and resistance are correctly calculated.
  • The working and construction of electric components are correctly described.
  • Different components are correctly identified and their function correctly described
  • Working and application of semi-conductor devices are correctly described.
  • Conversions and calculation are correct.
  • Logic circuits are correctly described.
  • Problems are correctly solved.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Continuous assessment in the form of self-assessment is carried out by the learner. This is done using activities and self-evaluations exercises. Continuous assessment is also carried out by the facilitators in the form of assignments that the learner must submit upon completion of each module of the learning programme.

    Formative and summative assessment are integrated in a final portfolio assessment. The learner builds up a portfolio of activities, self-evaluation exercises, assignments and projects which are assessed in order to determine whether the learner has achieved the exit level outcomes of the qualification. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Not applicable. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Intec Diploma in Electrical Engineering. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Where professional or statutory bodies are involved in determining the curriculum, they will be involved in moderation. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Our own staff will be used as assessors in a manner accommodated within the qualify management system of the institution. This would apply to outside assessors also as they will have to comply with all quality assurance procedures of the institution. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries 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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Damelin Correspondence College 
    2. Intec College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.