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Electrical Engineering N1 – N6

The purpose of this course and qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and range of learning required to work effectively within various industries, making use of electrical engineering knowledge and skills to meet the challenge of such an environment.

Qualified 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 N6 will be able to:

Find employment in the following sectors:

  • Energy (Eskom and Mines)
  • Transport (PRASA)
  • Telecommunications (Telkom, MTN, Vodacom)
  • Municipalities
  • Chemical Industries
  • Motor Manufacturing/Automotive Industries
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Industry

This qualification can assist with the achievement of national government and industrial development policies and strategies to grow a pool of scares and other related skills in support of sustainable economic growth.

People working in the electrical engineering fields require specialised technical skills and knowledge in order to meet the requirements of continually changing environment of the various industries…

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of learners within the electrical Engineering Sectors who require technical expertise and essential knowledge needed to earn formal qualifications.

The qualification facilitates access for previously disadvantaged groups and other learners to acquire the technical knowledge and skills that are required as well as providing access and mobility into higher level more specialised occupations. This then allows learners greater employability and support to the development of small and medium enterprises (SME)

All examinations are administered by the Department of Education.

Entry requirements:

Grade 9 or a senior certificate (Grade 12) or an appropriate National Certificate (N3) or a National Senior Certificate or an equivalent certificate.

Duration: 3 – 6 Months per Certificate


N4: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Industrial Electronics, Electrotechnics

N5: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Industrial Electronics, Electrotechnics,

 N6: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Industrial Electronics, Electrotechnics


The learner will be qualified to apply for National Diploma after completing a minimum of 18 Months In-service training.