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National Certificate: Electrical Engineering NQF L2
 
 
 
 
 
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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, repairoverhaul 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 and
 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).

 
 
 
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