National Certificate in End User Computing (NQF 3)

MICT SETA Qualification Information Technology 130 Credits 1 Year Register Online
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of the qualification is to empower students to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment in the South African community and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment. The National Certificate in IT: End User Computing at NQF Level 3, is intended for students already employed or new students entering the workplace, requiring End User Computing skills. The unit standards of this qualification may be added to other industry qualifications to provide an End User Computing focus with comparison, choice, interpretation and the application of knowledge.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Secretary
  • Project Administrator
  • Data Capturer
  • Office Administrator
  • Any Administrative Job in an IT or Business Environment
Section 3

Registered with

Department of Higher Education and Training.

Section 4

Accredited by

MICT Seta ( SAQA ID: 61591)

Section 5

Admission Requirements

NQF 2 or an equivalent qualification.

Section 6


The qualification at this level is foundational and generic, allowing maximum mobility between qualifications. Apart from the workplace needs the qualification will address, it is also designed as an entry-level qualification into most further education and training fields, because of the wide application of End User Computing in any environment.

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 Fundamentals
  • Numeracy Fundamentals
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • Internet and Email
  • Project Management
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