Further Education and Training Certificate in Information Technology: Systems Development (NQF 4)

MICT SETA Qualification Information Technology 165 Credits 1 Year Register Online
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

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 studentships. Acquiring the qualification through
studentships has the potential to address 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 studentship schemes that are using this qualification.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Computer Technician
  • Project Planner
  • Data Capturer
  • Lab Assistant
  • Junior Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Data Centre Assistant
Section 3

Registered with

Department of Higher Education and Training.

Section 4

Accredited by

MICT Seta ( SAQA ID: 78965)

Section 5

Admission Requirements

Grade 11 or equivalent qualification NQF 3 with English and Maths.

Section 6


This qualification has been designed to allow entry into either the National Certificates in Systems Support at NQF level 5 or the National Certificate in Systems Development at NQF level 5.

Section 7

Assessment of Programme

Assessment is conducted as both Formative Assessment and Summative Assessments. The Formative Assessment is covered as Continuous Assessment Tests and compilation
of a Portfolio of Evidence by the student. The Summative Assessment takes place as a National Summative exam for First and Second Semesters. It is compulsory for all students to complete WIL for completion of the programme.

Section 8

Course Structure

  • Communication First Language
  • Hardware Volume 1
  • Hardware Volume 2
  • Mathematics
  • Software
  • Communication Second Language
  • Web Application
  • Database Concepts Volume 1
  • Help Desk Technology
  • Advanced Programming Concepts
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