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Upon completion of the qualification students will be expected to provides technical assistance to users, including diagnosing and resolving issues and problems with software, hardware, computer peripheral equipment, networks, databases, systems and the internet.
The qualification outcomes with SAQA ID - 101 408, NQF 5 with 282 credits, cover types of software, hardware, components, upgrading and troubleshooting a computer, formatting and partitioning hard drives, and network topologies. Green technology, maintaining records of daily problems and remedial actions, and prepare evaluations for systems performance.

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Identify the potential green technologies, processes and procedures to create a sustainable computer environment to reduce e-waste in an organisation.
  • Set up desktop/laptop for a new user according to software compatibility by installing operating systems and peripheral equipment according to given specifications.
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate methods to maintain effective customer relationships according to organisational standards.
  • Analyse and resolve hardware/software problems such as operational discrepancies to optimise performance of the desktop/laptop systems.
  • Apply knowledge of principles and practices in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work.

    This qualification is a response to Output 3.1.2 of the NSDS III target: Programmes offered to meet industry needs, including those supporting apprenticeships and N-Courses, are reviewed, updated and made available to and accessed by employers.
    With the increase in personal computers, home computers, and computers in schools and businesses, it is important that students are trained to be able to maintain and upgrade computers and their components.

    The qualification will prepare students to become competent as a computer technician with an understanding of computer hardware and software troubleshooting. Students will also be competent and have hands-on computer repair skills.

    Computer technicians provide assistance to computer users by answering questions, resolving technical problems and maintaining a company's network, software and computer equipment. They are also called desktop support technicians or computer support specialists.

    Support can be provided in person, over the phone or online. They address issues ranging from network systems to individual desktop computers.

    Computer technicians can work for computer software or hardware companies, assisting customers with products. More generally, computer technicians can work in a company's IT department, providing computer support to company employees. These technicians are responsible for maintaining the company's computer services (network and equipment). Their duties can include troubleshooting to detect and solve technical problems, installing or updating required hardware and software. They can also recommend computer products or equipment to improve company productivity.

    The qualification presents an opportunity for students, upon completion, to start their own business to repair, upgrade, install, and maintain computer systems.

    The qualification does not cover vendor specific programmes, but students will have basic knowledge and skills to work on different kinds of operations and application software.

    Learners would have to keep abreast with current technological developments through affiliation with professional bodies or associations.

    This is an entry-level qualification to provide the students with an opportunity to progress into the following career paths: Computer Database Assistant, Software Developer, Computer/Network Support Technician, System Administrator, Project Manager and others related occupations. 


    Programme Purpose:

    The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Adult Literacy Teacher.An Adult Literacy Teacher plans, organises and implements a well-structured programme or a series of learning events; facilitates a learning programme;  designs, produces and/or adapts learning materials and additional learning resources (LTSM); produces, implements and evaluates assessment instruments, and profiles learners. The ALT performs all these activities for adult learners at Level 1. The Adult Literacy Teacher may work as an assistant to the Adult Education  Teacher. A qualified learner will be able to:Profile adult learners. Plan,  structure, implement and evaluate a learning programme for adult learners.Plan, implement and evaluate assessment for adult learners.

    Minimum Admission Requirements : An NQF Level 4 Qualification with Communication.

    Duration :  18 months full-time / 24 months part-time



    Horizontal Articulation:

    • Certificate: Education, Level 5, SAQA ID 61972.

    Vertical Articulation:

    • Advanced Certificate: Education, Level 6, SAQA ID 20473. 


    This qualification has been internationally benchmarked by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) against international countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Botswana.


    Registration at GEU complies of the following:

    1. GEU Application Form
    2. Certified Copy of ID
    3. Certified Copy of Highest Qualification
    4. Proof of Payment

    CASH PRICE = R36,000         TERMS PRICE = R 39,000, Deposit R 9,000 and 24 x R1,250 monthly instalments



    Global Education Universe

    Bank : First National Bank - Cheque Account

    Acc No: 62 862 737 007 Code = 254405 Melrose Arch

    Reference: Your Name

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    An NQF Level 4 qualification. 

R39 000,00 Regular Price
R36 000,00Sale Price
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