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Occupation Certificate: Electrician

SAQA ID: 91761, 360 Credits, Occupational Certificate Article 26D (RED SEAL*)

Are you looking to become an Electrician? This Occupational Certificate: Electrician was developed in collaboration with leading industry experts from Metal and Chemical Industries, Mining, Railways, Electrical, Agricultural Sector, and other leading institutions. With this qualification you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, prepare, install, test, connect, commission, maintain, alter and repair electrical equipment, wiring and control systems. Register now to become a qualified Electrician and join the ranks of these prestigious organizations!

 

What is an Occupational Qualification? An Occupational Qualification is a specialized certification, such as Electrician, Bookkeeper, Tax Professional, or Insurance Agent, that prioritizes hands-on learning and real-world work experience, often resulting in the attainment of a Red Seal. They consist of 3 parts;

 

  • PART1Theory Modules at AIE (any campus in hybrid format)
  • PART2Practical Modules in-workshop training at AIE Midrand campus
  • PART3Workplace Hours external placement in industry

Theory modules consist of the knowledge needed for subject specific modules before it is applied in the practical workshops. Theory modules are designed in a hybrid format, giving students the flexibility to choose between virtual participation through our online platform or attending them in person on campus.

Practical modules involve applying subject-specific knowledge in hands-on, high-quality workshops on campus, monitored and assessed by qualified instructors. Attendance in our workshop or an accredited equivalent is mandatory for these modules. 

Workplace modules are conducted within the industry and typically span an 18-month duration. During this period, students gain invaluable industry experience and apply the knowledge acquired during their time at the institution. Student placements are done in partnership with the institution via recruitgraduates.co.za and other industry partners.

 

 

The journey to your RED SEAL: This is a Occupation Trade that requires a RED SEAL to practise as a designated Electrician as per article Occupational Certificate Article 26D (RED SEAL*)

 

 

Part 1

Theory Modules

Runs with Part 2

 

Theory Exam

Part 2

Practical Training

Runs with Part 1

 

Logbook, Observation & Assessment

Part 3

Workplace Modules

+- 18 months

 

Observation & Logbook

Trade Test for
RED SEAL

 

Features & Benefits

  • This qualification consists of Compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skills, and Work Experience Modules 

 

  • The South African qualification for an Electrician is internationally recognised.

 

  • The curriculum used by these international institutions has been emulated in the South African Qualification to allow learners to be functional and ready to cope with the working environment.   

 

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

 

  • Students get access to our online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit www.recruitgraduates.co.za for more.   

 

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR
  • N1 Pass (with mathematics and science) OR
  • Vocational or Further Education Certificate at any level OR
  • Recognition of prior learning through an RPL process

 

IMPORTANT: If you don't meet our minimum entry requirement, you can still apply for special admission, regardless of what formal education you have. Please note that there are terms and conditions for this application, and all approvals will be made at the discretion of Academic Board.

Regulatory Information

Qualifying for external assessment: In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience.

An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and associated assessment criteria.

The external assessment model requires that the external assessment will be conducted through practical task at an accredited trade test centre. The examination and practical tasks will be concluded at an accredited assessment centre and marked by registered assessors. The trade test will be conducted over a period of two working days. 

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 two models:

 

 

  • CORECore Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series, i5, 16GB

R16 500.00 Learn More

The laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. 

Core Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 8GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor-heavy tasks.

Medium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 16GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 16GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11 Pro

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

Dell G15 5511, 11th Generation Intel Core i5-11400H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia RTX3050ti w/4GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 11 Pro (64 Bit)

  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    • Full Time, Contact (Hybrid) Learning
      • Duration: +-12 Months, classes conducted 5 days a week, 3-6 hours/day
      • Theory modules classes can be attended on campus AND/OR Online
      • Practical modules and exercises must be done on campus
    • Full Time, Online Learning
      • Duration: +-12 Months, classes conducted 5 days a week, 3-6 hours/day
      • Theory modules classes can be attended online only.
      • Practical modules and exercises must be done on campus in block format, 2 weeks per semester AND/OR Saturdays
    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, 24 Months

      • Duration: +-24 Months
      • Theory classes are presented online only, after hours over 2-3 sessions/week (or on selected Saturdays where needed)
      • Practical modules and exercises must be done on campus in block format, 2 weeks per semester AND/OR Saturdays

    * Block bookings will consist of a list of available dates and slots which need to be pre-booked and subject to availability. Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Residential Electrician
    • Commercial Electrician
    • Industrial Electrician
    • Construction Electrician
    • Maintenance Electrician
    • Electrical Contractor
    • Electrical Inspector
    • Renewable Energy Technician
    • Telecommunications Technician
    • Electrical Engineering Technician
    • Elevator Technician
    • Fire Alarm Technician
    • HVAC Technician
    • Automation & Control Systems Technician
    • Electrical Instructor
  • Study Kit

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

     

    • Free WIFI (Unlimited, On-Campus only)
    • Stationery kit
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide
    • Access to myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets
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What you get

Occupational Certificate: Electrician (RED SEAL)

 

  • The student will receive a occupational certificate from the QCTO when he passes the relevant trade test.

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.

* As per Communique 2 of 2022 from the Council of Higher Education, all programs accredited for contact mode only may be offered in all delivery modes for the 2023 academic year. 

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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
Learning

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
Learning

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.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Residential Electrician. 

Important Notes

This Qualification replaces the following Qualifications:

  • 63889, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 4, 130 Credits.
  • 72052, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 4, 130 Credits.
  • 72072, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Chemical", Level 4, 130 Credits.
  • 72070, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction", Level 4, 130 Credits.
  • 23625, "National Certificate: Electrical", Level 4, 301 Credits.
  • 20420, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 4,120 Credits.
  • 73313, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 2, 140 Credits.
  • 20418, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 2, 120 Credits.
  • 48474, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 4, 134 Credits.
  • 48473, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 2, 143 Credits.
  • 63790, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 3, 133 Credits.
  • 48475, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 3, 127 Credits.
  • 20419, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 3, 120 Credits.
  • 72051, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 3, 133 Credits.
  • 63789, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 2, 140 Credits.
  • 72074, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Chemical", Level 3, 133 Credits.
  • 67431, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Chemical", Level 2, 140 Credits.
  • 72073, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction", Level 3, 133 Credits.
  • 67430, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction", Level 2, 140 Credits.
  • 72071, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Mining", Level 3, 133 Credits.
  • 67429, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Mining and Minerals", Level 2, 140 Credits.
  • 72080, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Transport", Level 3, 133 Credits.
  • 67434, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Transport", Level 2, 140 Credits.


This qualification covers the following recorded trades:

  • ID 60997, Electrician.
  • ID 61021, Electrician.
  • ID 60995, Electrician.
  • ID 61019, Electrician.
  • ID 61004, Electrician.
  • ID 61015, Electrician.
  • ID 60993, Electrician.
  • ID 60986, Electrician.
  • ID 61013, Electrician.
  • ID 60992, Electrician.
  • ID 61002, Electrician.
  • ID 60991, Electrician.
  • ID 61001, Electrician.
  • ID 60990, Electrician.
  • ID 61007, Electrician (Construction).
  • ID 60989, Electrician (Construction).
  • ID 60994, Electrician (Construction).
  • ID 61005, Electrician (Engineering).
  • ID 61006, Electrician (Engineering).

Carry out commissioning tests (NQF 4)
The focus of the learning in this module is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Practice electrical skills within a simulated work environment. The learners will be practicing skills related to carrying out commissioning tests The learner will be required to: PM-07-PS01: Carry out commissioning tests (with power on) on electrical installations and control systems PM-07-PS02: Rectify defects found on electrical installations and control systems PM-07-PS03: Report product deficiencies and rectify workmanship
 
 
Conduct pre-commission inspection (power on and off) fault find and test new and existing installations (NQF 4)
The focus of the learning in this module is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Practice electrical skills within a simulated work environment. The learners will be practicing skills related to inspecting (power off) and testing new and existing installations. The learner will be required to: PM-06-PS01: Inspect electrical equipment, control systems and installations under power off conditions PM-06-PS02: Test electrical equipment, control systems and installations under power off conditions
 
 
Electrical Supply Systems and Components (NQF 4)
The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the theory of electrical supply systems and components required to practise as an Electrician. The learning will enable learners to demonstrating an understanding of: KM-07-KT01: Concepts, theories and principles of supply Systems (20%) KM-07-KT02: Batteries (10%) KM-07-KT03: Transformers (20%) KM-07-KT04: Types of cables and applications (20%) KM-07-KT05: Switchgear and control gear (20%) KM-07-KT06: Lighting systems (10%)
 
 
Electricity and Electronics (NQF 4)
The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the theory of electricity and electronics required to practise as an Electrician. The learning will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of: KM-03-KT01: Fundamentals of electricity (35%) KM-03-KT02: Electronics (30%) KM-03-KT03: Electrical principles of appliances (35%)
 
 
Fault Finding (NQF 4)
The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the theory of fault finding required to practise as an Electrician. The learning will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of: KM-09-KT01: Fault finding (5%)
 
 
Fault find and repair electrical control systems and electrical installations (NQF 4)
The focus of the learning in this module is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Practice electrical skills within a simulated work environment. The learners will be practicing skills related tofault find and repair electrical control systems and electrical installations The learner will be required to: PM-08-PS01: Obtain work instructions and gather drawings and documentation PM-08-PS02: Select tools and testing instruments PM-08-PS03: Carry out fault finding 15 PM-08-PS04: Rectify faults where applicable PM-08-PS05: Record findings and provide feedback
 
 
Health, Safety, Quality and Legislation (NQF 4)
The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the health, safety and other legislative requirements for the practise of an Electrician. The learning will enable learners to demonstrating an understanding of: KM-01-KT01: Safety, health, environment, risk and quality principles in the workplace (100%)
 
 
Industry Context (NQF 3)
The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the industry context of a Electrician. 11 The learning will enable learners to demonstrating an understanding of: KM-04-KT01: Introduction to the world of work and the electrical trade (100%)
 
 
Install wireways (NQF 4)
The focus of the learning in this module is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Practice electrical skills within a simulated work environment. The learners will be practicing skills related to installing wire-ways. The learner will be required to: PM-04-PS01: Confirm the selection and installation method of the selected wire ways PM-04-PS02: Use installation tools and equipment PM-04-PS03: Design and install wire ways
 
 
Install, wire and connect electrical equipment and control systems (NQF 4)
The focus of the learning in this module is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Practice electrical skills within a simulated work environment. The learners will be practicing skills related to install, wire and connect electrical equipment and control systems. The learner will be required to: PM-05-PS01: Identify hazards within the installation PM-05-PS02: Confirm the selection and installation method of the electrical equipment and control systems PM-05-PS03: Use installation tools and personal protective equipment PM-05-PS04: Install equipment and control systems 14 PM-05-PS05: Wire electrical equipment and control systems PM-05-PS06: Terminate and connect cables and conductors
 
Low Voltage Protection (NQF 4)
The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the theory of low voltage protection required to practise as an Electrician. The learning will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of: KM-08-KT01: Low voltage protection (100%)
 
 
Maintenance processes for electrical installations and control systems (NQF 4)
The focus of the work experience is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Gain exposure to work as part of a team in the maintenance processes for equipment, control systems and electrical installations in a real life electrical environment. The Learner will be required to successfully complete each Work Experience at least three (3) times. The learner will be required to: WM-05-WE01: Observe and assist a qualified person in the maintenance processes for equipment, control systems and electrical installations WM-05-WE02: Maintenance processes for equipment, control systems and electrical installations under the direct supervision of a qualified person WM-05-WE03: Undertake all activities without assistance, but under supervision, in maintenance processes for equipment, control systems and electrical installations
 
 
Plan and prepare the process for the wiring, connection, testing, inspecting, commissioning and maintaining electrical installations and control systems (NQF 3)
The focus of the learning in this module is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Practice electrical skills within a simulated work environment. The learners will be practicing skills related to plan a worksite set up for installing, wiring and connecting electrical equipment and control systems The learner will be required to: PM-02-PS01: Undertake risk assessment in accordance with all statutory requirements 13 PM-02-PS02: Read and interpret electrical drawings PM-02-PS03: Plan the worksite set-up
 
 
Planning and preparation process for the wiring, connecting, testing, inspecting, commissioning and maintaining of electrical installations and control systems (NQF 4)
The focus of the work experience is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Gain exposure to work as part of a team in the planning and preparation process for the wiring, connection, testing, inspecting, commissioning and maintaining of electrical installations and control systems in a real life electrical environment. The Learner will be required to successfully complete each Work Experience at least three (3) times. The learner will be required to: WM-01-WE01: Observe and assist a qualified person in the planning and preparation process for electrical installations and control systems WM-01-WE02: Plan and prepare for electrical installations and control systems under the direct supervision of a qualified person WM-01-WE03: Undertake all activities without assistance, but under supervision, to plan and prepare for electrical installations
 
 
Prepare worksite set up for installing, wiring and connecting electrical equipment and control systems (NQF 3)
The focus of the learning in this module is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Practice electrical skills within a simulated work environment. The learners will be practicing skills related to prepare a worksite set up for installing, wiring and connecting electrical equipment and control systems The learner will be required to: PM-03-PS01: Procure resources PM-03-PS02: Prepare and transport resources PM-03-PS03: Prepare work site, equipment, tools, consumables and materials
 
 
Processes of commissioning electrical installations and control systems (NQF 4)
The focus of the work experience is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Gain exposure to work as part of a team in the processes of commissioning electrical installations and control systems in a real life electrical environment. The Learner will be required to successfully complete each Work Experience at least three (3) times. The learner will be required to: WM-04-WE01: Observe and assist a qualified person in the processes of commissioning electrical installations and control systems WM-04-WE02: Processes of commissioning electrical installations and control systems under the direct supervision of a qualified person WM-04-WE03: Undertake all activities without assistance, but under supervision, to commission electrical installations and control systems
 
 
Processes of installation, wiring and connection of electrical equipment and control systems (NQF 4)
The focus of the work experience is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Gain exposure to work as part of a team in the process of wiring, connection of electrical equipment and control systems in a real life electrical environment. The Learner will be required to successfully complete each Work Experience at least three (3) times. The learner will be required to: WM-02-WE01: Observe and assist a qualified electrician in the processes of installation, wiring and connection of electrical equipment and control systems WM-02-WE02: Install, wire and connect electrical equipment and control systems under the direct supervision of a qualified electrician WM-02-WE03: Undertake all activities without assistance, but under supervision, to install, wire and connect electrical equipment and control systems
 
 
Processes of testing and inspecting of electrical equipment, control systems and installations (NQF 4)
The focus of the work experience is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Gain exposure to work as part of a team in the processes of testing and inspecting of electrical equipment, control systems and installations in a real life electrical environment. The Learner will be required to successfully complete each Work Experience at least three (3) times. The learner will be required to: WM-03-WE01: Observe and assist a qualified person in the processes of testing and inspecting of electrical equipment, control systems and installations WM-03-WE02: Processes of testing and inspecting of electrical equipment, control systems and installations under the direct supervision of a qualified person WM-03-WE03: Undertake all activities without assistance, but under supervision, in the processes of testing and inspecting of electrical equipment, control systems and installations
 
 
Rotating Electrical Machinery (NQF 4)
The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the theory of rotating electrical machinery required to practise as an Electrician. The learning will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of: KM-06-KT01: Rotating electrical machinery - AC motors (35%) KM-06-KT02: Rotating Electrical Machinery - DC motors (35%) KM-06-KT03: Rotating electrical machinery - Alternators and Generators (30%)
 
 
Tools, Equipment and Materials (NQF 4)
The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the theory required for the use of hand tools, power tools and measuring and testing instruments to practise as an Electrician. The learning will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of: KM-02-KT01: Hand tools and power tools (5%) KM-02-KT02: Measuring and testing instruments (50%)
 
 
Use hand and power tools (NQF 3)
The focus of the learning in this module is on providing the learner an opportunity to: Practice electrical skills within a simulated work environment. The learners will be practicing skills related to preparing the use of hand, power and measuring tools. The learner will be required to: PM-01-PS01: Select, use and care of engineering hand tools PM-01-PS02: Select, use and care for power tools PM-01-PS03: Select, use and care for electrical measuring instruments PM-01-PS04: Perform soldering activities PM-01-PS05: Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical environment PM-01-PS06: Carry out basic gas cutting in an electrical environment
 
 
Wireways and Wiring (NQF 4)
The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the theory of wire ways and wiring required to practise as an Electrician. The learning will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of: KM-05-KT01: Wire ways (35%) KM-05-KT02: Wiring of installations (35%) KM-05-KT03: Earthing and bonding (30%)

 

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Online
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Part Time, Online

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