This Qualification is intended for persons who are working or intending to study in the electronics field as Electronics Technicians. Learners accessing this qualification will be provided with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to diagnose faults, repair and maintain electronic equipment. Learners will be able to interpret electronic circuits in order to do component level repairs. This Qualification comprises of Unit Standards that will serve as the building blocks towards progression to a NQF Level 5 Qualification in Electronics as part of career advancement.
It will also provide opportunities for those persons who do not have formal education in electronics currently working in the field of electronics for formal recognition of work experience through Recognition of Prior Learning.
Currently, the electronics industry is proliferated with individuals who are trained on the job without formal Qualification. Hence the need for a formal Qualification at this level that is targeted for people who wish to join the electronics field or those that are working as general operators performing duties related to fault-finding, repair and maintenance of electronic equipment.
The general perception in the electronics field is that most general operators lack the necessary knowledge and technical skills to meet the global trends regarding repairing and maintaining of newly introduced electronic equipment due to the growing supply of advanced technology competencies that will enable such individuals to perform quality repair and maintenance work. Thus this Qualification will provide learners with the theoretical and practical experience related to the electronic environment in order to satisfy the client’s needs and expectations.
Electronics plays an important role in the national economy in that the majority of industries in the country use technology in order to be productive to sustain economic growth. Therefore, this Qualification will create employment opportunities for general operators to deal with electronics related matters. The Qualification represents the work based needs of employers within the electronics industry in order to develop a pool of qualified electronics operators who progress through learning towards a Qualification as Chief Engineering Technicians at NQF Level 6. This Qualification will facilitate articulation to other Qualifications which include amongst others, mechatronics and autotronics thus facilitating mobility and personal growth within the electronics field and improve productivity in general.
In particular, people credited with this unit standard will be able to:
- Communicate in a variety of ways to achieve personal and workplace objectives.
2. Apply mathematics and physics principles to determine the specific values in electronics circuits.
3. Operate electronics equipment and instruments.
4. Apply knowledge and understanding of the principles and concepts of electronics circuits.
5. Rework and repair electronic circuits and systems.
6. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills in the electronics environment.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes (CCFOs):
This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
Unit standard CCFO Identifying:
- Identifying and solving problems related to damages and malfunctioning of the electronics equipment by using relevant test instruments for repair purposes in order to meet the Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
Unit standard CCFO Working:
- Working effectively with others by coordinating activities pertaining to the repair work and when referring repaired equipment for quality assurance purposes.
Unit standard CCFO Organising:
- Planning and preparing oneself by organizing time and resources needed to be used for repairing electronic equipment.
Unit Standard CCFO Science:
- Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately to retrieve, manage information and solve problems as well as facilitating communication.
Unit standard CCFO Understanding the world as a set of related systems:
- Recognize that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by using electrical, mechanical and electronics knowledge and skills to repair electronic equipment.
TYPE OF PROGRAMME:
- Full time
The learner is required to have a minimum of Grade 12.
All learning material included in tuition fees.
Qualification Fee: R13950
On successful completion of qualification, the learner will receive a certificate