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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
67109  National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies 
ORIGINATOR
Department of Education 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
UMALUSI - UMALUSI  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 1  NQF Level 01  Provider Based N Part-Qual 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2021-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2022-06-30   2025-06-30  

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 
This part qualification enables specific in-depth foundational work-place related learning to be done without the learner having to also study other general, formative, academic subjects that are required of learners at this level who are studying in a school environment, or who are embarking on a full qualification.
Rationale:
South Africa is faced with a large drop-out rate of learners in the formal schooling system, high unemployment, and a shortage of skills. There is therefore a great need to create alternative education routes and learning outcomes for learners, who do not wish remain in the formal schooling environment, to continue developing their knowledge, skills and values so as to become skilled individuals who are employable and/or able to start their own businesses. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • A Grade 9 Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science; or
  • An introductory programme as determined by a technical college; or
  • An equivalent qualification.
    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 
    Code Instructional Offering:
  • Code 4110011: Industrial Orientation N1.
  • Code 8190321: Diesel Earthmoving Mechanics Theory N1.
  • Code 8200081: Ferro Alloy Theory N1.
  • Code 8120011: Water and Waste-Water Treatment Practice N1.
  • Code 8090261: Engineering Drawing N1.
  • Code 8090091: Plating and Structural Steel Drawing N1.
  • Code 8090001: Building Drawing N1.
  • Code 8080641: Industrial Electronics N1.
  • Code 8060111: Road Construction Theory N1.
  • Code 10010091: Upholstery and Trimming Theory N1.
  • Code 10010001: Tailor's Theory N1.
  • Code 11021211: Iron, Steel and Ferro Alloy Process Theory N1.
  • Code 11021871: Fitting and Machining Theory N1.
  • Code 11021651: Pulp and Papermaking Theory N1.
  • Code 11021631: Furniture Makers' Theory N1.
  • Code 11021091: Aircraft Metalwork Theory N1.
  • Code 11020551: Motor Machining Theory N1.
  • Code 11020481: Furniture Design N1.
  • Code 11020221: Foundry Theory N1.
  • Code 11010091: Bricklaying and Plastering Theory N1.
  • Code 11022171: Woodworkers' Theory N1.
  • Code 11010121: Painting and Decorating Theory N1.
  • Code 11040941: Telecom Trade Theory N1.
  • Code 11050031: Photography Trade Theory N1.
  • Code 11041861: Electrical Trade Theory N1.
  • Code 11041841: Rigging Theory N1.
  • Code 11041561: Refrigeration Trade Theory N1.
  • Code 11041091: Aircraft Maintenance Theory N1.
  • Code 11022041: Plumbing Theory N1.
  • Code 11041011: Aircraft Electrical Theory N1.
  • Code 11022061: Metalworkers; Theory N1.
  • Code 11040851: Radio Theory N1.
  • Code 11040821: Radio Television Theory N1.
  • Code 11040731: Survival Equipment Theory N1.
  • Code 11040651: Motor Trade Theory N1.
  • Code 11040601: Motor Electrical Theory N1.
  • Code 11040561: Motor Bodywork Theory N1.
  • Code 11040141: Diesel-Electrical Theory N1.
  • Code 11040061: Armature Winding Theory N1.
  • Code 11040001: Plant Operation Theory N1.
  • Code 11041061: Aircraft Instrument Trade Theory N1.
  • Code 5110011: Communication Mining N1.
  • Code 15070001: Building Science N1.
  • Code 15070321: Industrial Science N1.
  • Code 15070391: Engineering Science N1.
  • Code 16030121: Mathematics N1.

    Programme Requirements:

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

    A. A Trade Theory instructional offering (Category A) is compulsory for apprentices, plus three instructional offerings, one from each of the following categories of instructional offerings:
  • A mathematics category (Category B);
  • A science category (Category C); and
  • A drawing category (Category D).

    The Trade Theory must specifically relate to the trade for which the candidate is enrolled.

    B. Any three of the following categories of instructional offerings must be passed by non-apprenticed learners:
  • A trade theory category (Category A).
  • A mathematics category (Category B).
  • A science category (Category C).
  • A drawing category (Category D).

    A candidate must submit a sworn statement to the effect that he/she is not an apprentice.

    C. Permission has to be obtained for specific instructional offering combinations for those exceptional cases where specific instructional offering combinations by specific vocations are required by employers, or the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA).

    D. Category Exceptions Table:

    Instructional Offering: CATEGORIES, A;B;C;D:
  • Industrial Orientation N1 (Categories B, C,D).
  • Industrial Electronics N1 (Categories A, D).

    The following instructional offerings may not be offered simultaneously to meet the requirements for issuing a certificate, but may be offered in addition to the minimum required instructional offerings:
  • Building Drawing N1; or
  • Engineering Drawing N1; or
  • Plating and Structural Steel Drawing N1; or
  • Furniture Design N1.
  • Building Science N1; or
  • Industrial Science N1; or
  • Engineering Science N1. 

  • 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 vertically into the N2. 

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

    NOTES 
    Duration: 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.