Electrical Infrastructure Construction


What is the National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) programme?

The National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) is a programme at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This programme is designed to provide both the theory and practical of Electrical Infrastructure Construction. The practical component of study may be offered in a real workplace or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience workplace situations during the period of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements to the programme?

For entry into the National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 certificate; or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification; or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2; or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

How long is the qualification?

The National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) programme is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study. A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of each level of study, that is Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.

Which subjects make up a National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction)?

In order to obtain a National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction), a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

Which are the fundamental subjects?

The 3 fundamental subjects are:

  • First additional language - which must be the language of teaching and learning;
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy; and
  • Life Orientation.

What are the Vocational subjects in Electrical Infrastructure Construction?

The vocational subjects in Electrical Infrastructure Construction includes:

  • Electrical Principles and Practice
  • Electronic Control and Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Workmanship
  • Electrical Systems and Construction

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) will be able to:

  • Work at power station
  • Work as an electrician at an energy producing company or power plant
  • Work as an electrical technician at telecommunications company
  • Work at a recording studio as an electrical technician
  • Work at a performance theatre as a technician

What career opportunities do I have after completing the National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction)?

The National Certificate (Electrical Infrastructure Construction) provides an opportunity to access careers in any one of the sectors listed below:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Sound Technology
  • Theatre Technology
  • Process Level Control
  • Digital Electronics
  • Instrumentation