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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: N6: Engineering Studies 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
67005  National Certificate: N6: Engineering Studies 
ORIGINATOR
Department of Education 
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 N Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  40  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Provider Based N Part-Qual 
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 
Purpose
This part qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.
The design of the part qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of either 18 months or two years, as required for the specific occupational area, is completed.
The part qualification as a single entity has value in the workplace as it equips learners with vital knowledge and skills that enable them to be productively employed at entry level positions in an occupation.
The part qualification can be used for updating, upskilling and/or continuing education and training in related occupations
Rationale:
As stated in the Skills Summit Declaration issued on 9 September 2010, Education, vocational training and lifelong learning are central pillars of employability, employment of workers and sustainable enterprise development. This part qualification will provide an opportunity for learners who exit the schooling system, but who wish to continue to obtain occupation specific knowledge and skills to develop such competencies and also to receive formal recognition for the skills they have acquired in a particular vocational/occupational area. It will create the opportunity for learners with an interest in a particular vocational/occupational area to develop their skills and knowledge thereby improving their employability and at the same time create opportunities for them to study further in their chosen field. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
An appropriate National Certificate: N5 Engineering; or an equivalent qualification, taking into account prerequisites for instructional offerings where applicable.
Recognition of Prior (RPL):
Recognition of Prior Learning can be used to grant:
1. Access to learners who do not meet the minimum entry requirements
2. Credits towards the part-qualification 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Instructional Offering:
  • Code 02050026: Quantity Surveying N6.
  • Code 04090056: Building Administration N6.
  • Code 04110526: Supervisory Management N6.
  • Code 06040026: Computer Principles N6.
  • Code 08010026: Missiles N6.
  • Code 08010056: Radar Systems N6.
  • Code 08010086: Radar Technology N5.
  • Code 08010106: Aerodynamics N6.
  • Code 08030016: Internal Combustion Engines N6.
  • Code 08050026: Chemical Plant Operation N6.
  • Code 08060026: Building and Structural Construction N6.
  • Code 08060056: Building and Structural Surveying N6.
  • Code 08060076: Strength of Materials and Structures N6.
  • Code 08080016: Control Systems N6.
  • Code 08080096: E1ectro-Technics N6.
  • Code 08080126: Fault Finding and Protective Devices N6.
  • Code 08080186: Industrial Electronics N6.
  • Code 08080216: Industrial Instruments N6.
  • Code 08080246: Communication Electronics N6.
  • Code 08080306: Logic Systems N6.
  • Code 080803 76: Logic Systems N6 Digital Electronics N6.
  • Code 08080446: Television Techniques N6.
  • Code 08080566: Aviation Electronics N6.
  • Code 08090086: Mechanical Drawing and Design N6.
  • Code 08140026: Industrial Affairs N6.
  • Code 08140066: Production and Quality Control N6.
  • Code 08190026: Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Ventilation N6.
  • Code 08190046: Power Machines N6.
  • Code 08190216: Fluid Mechanics N6.
  • Code 08190236: Mechano-Technics N6.
  • Code 08200076: Aluminium Smelter Techniques N6.
  • Code 08250026: Photo Technology N6.
  • Code 11022136: Paper Making N6.
  • Code 11022166: Pulp Making N6.
  • Code 11041196: Loss Control N6.
  • Code 15040106: Chemical Technology N6.
  • Code 15070126: Engineering Physics N6.
  • Code 16030186: Mathematics N6.

    Programme Requirements:

    At least three instructional offerings are required for the issuing of the certificate, provided that:

    The following instructional offerings may not be taken together, except if they are chosen as additional instructional offerings:
  • Radar Systems N6.
  • Radar Technology N6.
  • Internal Combustion Engines N6.
  • Power Machines N6.
  • Digital Electronics N6.
  • Logic Systems N6.

    Two instructional offerings at N6 level must be relevant to the candidate's vocation. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria are as given in the curriculum statements for each module/subject/component. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Articulates horizontally with the cognate Higher Certificates. N4+N5+N6 and the appropriate period of practical work experience (18 or 24 months) enables the learner to be awarded the National N Diploma, Level 6. 

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

    NOTES 
    Duration:
  • Full-time: One trimester. 

  • 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. Department of Education 



    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.