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Junior Programmer (FET Certificate: IT Systems Developer NQF4)

SAQA ID: 48872, 131 Credits

Systems Development is the writing of computer programs to counteract problems experienced by the computer user. This programme will suit individuals who have strong analytical and logical abilities and problem-solving skills.

This programme will develop your coding language skills and provide you with a solid foundation in Information Technology. The qualification includes a national certificate and multiple local- and internationally recognised certifications to maximise employability. On completion of this programme, you will possess an IT Qualification, coupled with interpersonal and business skills in preparation for specialisation in Systems Development fields.  



Features and Benefits

  • All learning is delivered via our myWay Hybrid Learning methodology. This technology-driven learning method allows for a flexible class schedule with access to classes anywhere, anytime.  


  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit for more.  
  • Get a free Adobe Photoshop license to use while completing the relevant subjects.

Admission Requirements

  • NQF 3 or Grade 11 with English as your home/first language. 

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:



  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 16GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 32GB

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H(12M cache, up to 4.8GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 54Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

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Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills



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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time

    • Full Time, Contact (Hybrid) Learning, 12 Months, 163 credits
    • Full Time, Online Learning, 12 Months, 163 credits
    • Classes conducted from Monday to Friday 2-3 times per week


    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, 12 Months, 147 credits
    • Classes conducted after hours over 2-3 sessions/week (on selected Saturdays)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Junior programmer 
    • Code testing and maintenance 
    • Coding analyst 
    • Database developer 
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

    • Free WIFI (Unlimited, On-Campus only).
    • Electronics study guides
    • Stationery kit that includes: 
      • AIE Notepad
      • Textbook
      • AIE Pen, Ruler & Pencil Case
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter and Getting Started Guide.
    • Access to our myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
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What you get

This qualification has been designed to provide the student with a nationally recognised certificate that will
allow them to enter the job market as a junior IT staff member, or to progress to further studies in IT.
On completion the student will earn the following:


National Qualification
  • FET Certificate: IT Systems Development SAQA ID: 24294, NQF Level 04  



Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.





Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

Important Notes

Please note that you are required to have your own computer. This can be in the form of a laptop or desktop PC. Should you not have one, we can supply you with a laptop as part of your package. Please note that additional costs will apply. The below shows the recommended specification.


CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or i7, 2.4 GHZ or more (i7 preferred) 
MEMORY 8GB DDR3 Memory (16GB preferred)
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 Professional (64 Bit)


Term 1 
Digital Literacy A 
  •  Microsoft Office Word 
  • Microsoft Office Excel 
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 
Introduction to Communication 
  • Written and verbal communication 
  • Effective verbal and written communication 
  • Language usage 
  • Writing in different contexts 
Business Communication 
  • Compose texts required in the business environment  
  • Oral and written communication   
  • Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts
Introduction to Computer Systems 
  • Principles of computer networks  
  • Computer architecture concepts  
  • Computer data storage techniques 
  • IT system testing 
  • Computer systems and hardware configurations 
Computers in Organisations 
  • Information systems analysis and requirements 
  • Computer usage in organisations 
  • Information system departments in organisations  

Term 2 
Oracle Java Foundations 
  • Introduction to Java 
  • Java Data Types, Operators, and Strings 
  • Using the Random and Math Classes 
  • Decision and Looping Statements 
  • Debugging and Exception Handling 
  • Arrays and ArrayLists 
  • Classes and Constructors 
  • Java Methods

Term 3 
Mathematics Literacy 
  • Mathematics fundamentals 
  • Calculations and analysis 
  • Applying mathematics in various contexts 
IT Service Delivery 
  • IT Service Support functions and service levels 
  • Resolving IT user complaints 
Oracle DB Foundations 
  • Database Concepts 
  • The Language of Database and Data Modeling 
  • Data Modeling – Creating the Physical Model 
  • Mapping the Physical Model 
  • Introduction to SQL 

Term 4 
Communication Skills 
  • Apply comprehension skills to engage oral texts in a business environment  
  • Participate in groups and/or teams to recommend solutions to problems  
  • Apply problem solving strategies  
MS Azure Fundamentals 
  • Cloud concepts 
  • Azure services, solutions, and tools 
  • Security, identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features 
  • Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements
MS Azure Data Fundamentals 
  • Core data concepts 
  • Working with relational and non-relational data on Azure 
  • Analytics workloads on Azure
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 13 February 2023
    20 February 2023
    Full Time, Contact
  • 13 February 2023
    20 February 2023
    Full Time, Contact
  • 13 February 2023
    20 February 2023
    Full Time, Online
  • 13 February 2023
    20 February 2023
    Part Time, Online

Delivery Method: 
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