Non Artisan


The purpose of this qualification is to build a foundational entry into the field of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, specifically into the field of Systems Development, covering basic knowledge needed for further study in the field of Systems Development at Higher Education Levels.

The qualification can be acquired in the traditional way of formal study as well as in the workplace, through learnerships. Acquiring the qualification through learnerships has the potential of addressing the problems of the past, where newly qualified people getting into the industry struggled to get employment, because they were required to have practical experience. The workplace experience can now be gained while acquiring the qualification through the various learnership schemes that are planning to use this qualification.

A qualifying learner at this level will be a well-rounded entry-level Systems Developer with a good fundamental knowledge of the Information Technology field, coupled with interpersonal and business skills, preparing for later specialisation in Systems Development fields.

What Will I Learn?

  • Provide learners with an entry level for further study in Information Technology and related fields, as well as for initial employment in the computer industry.
  • Allow many of the listed unit standards to be used in Learnership Schemes in the Information Systems and Technology sector, as well as other sectors where Information Technology is a key requirement.
  • Provide a foundational qualification for people who are pursuing a career in the computer industry, or related fields. People with this qualification have an introductory level of understanding about computer industry concepts and/or are able to work in areas of Information Technology with little technical complexity, for example entry-level computer programming, as junior project team member.
  • Allow the credits achieved in the National Certificates in Information Technology (Level 2 & 3) to be used as foundation (i.e. learning assumed to be in place) for the requirements of this qualification.
  • Have a flexible structure to allow for changing requirements in the computer industry, and to allow providers to create learning programmes with a predominantly Information Technology component but tailored to meet local, national or international needs.


  • Fulltime –
  • RPL –

Curriculum For This Course

29 Modules
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Core Modules:

12 Modules
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Module 1: Describe the principles of Computer Programming ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 2: Explain the principles of computer networks ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 3: Apply problem solving strategies ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 4: Apply the principles of Computer Programming ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 5: Demonstrate an understanding of creating multimedia/web-based computer applications with scripting ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 6: Demonstrate an understanding of information systems analysis ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 7: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of developing software for the internet ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 8: Describe the difference between programming in Object Orientated and Procedural Languages ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 9: Design a computer program according to given specifications ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 10: Explain computer architecture concepts ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 11: Explain how data is stored on computers ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 12: Participate in groups and/or teams to recommend solutions to problems ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Fundamental Modules:

11 Modules
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Module 1: Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 2: Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts ?? Topics ?? Hours

  • Inspect a range of work places, identify the hazards and determine the associated risks, indicating what actions must be taken to eliminate, mitigate and control the risks. (Includes reporting and record keeping)32 Hours

Module 3: Interpret and use information from texts ?? Topics ?? Hours

  • Give feedback on Occupational Health and Safety issues to employees32 Hours

Module 4: Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 5: Apply comprehension skills to engage oral texts in a business environment ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 6: Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 7: Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts ?? Topic ?? Hours

  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes?? Hours

Module 8: Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 9: Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts ?? Topic ?? Hours

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Module 10: Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues ?? Topic ?? Hours

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Module 11: Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts ?? Topic ?? Hours

  • Present information in report format?? Hours

Elective Modules:

6 Modules
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Module 1: Demonstrate an understanding of preventative maintenance, environmental and safety issues in a computer environment ?? Topic ?? Hours

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Module 2: Investigate the use of computer technology in an organisation ?? Topic ?? Hours

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Module 3: Demonstrate an understanding of testing IT systems against given specifications ?? Topics ?? Hours

  • Over a period of three months inspect work places, identify hazards and risks and recommend corrective actions60 Hours

Module 4: Describe information systems departments in business organisations ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 5: Describe the types of computer systems and associated hardware configurations ?? Topics ?? Hours

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Module 6: Resolve computer user`s problems ?? Topic ?? Hours

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Information Technology: Systems Development

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