COURSE BACKGROUND

The NATED N1-N6 Electrical Engineering / Heavy Current qualification covers levels N1-N6 and is designed to provide the theory of Electrical Engineering / Heavy Current and an optional practical component. You can attain a National Certificate or Diploma once you have worked 24 months (2000 working hours) in your field of study. This qualification consist of one compulsory part (N1-N6 theory) and two optional practical parts, beginners level (done between N1-N3) and advanced (done between N4-N6)

Electrical engineers are involved in the generation, installation, distribution, and usage of electricity via electrically-operated equipment such as generators, stoves, industrial and domestic installation.

Overall, electrical engineers are in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrical engineer jobs are projected to grow by 9% in the coming years. There is always a need for entry-level engineers as older ones leave the field. This course will give you a definite advantage over other candidates if you want to work in this field.

Course Outline

 

N1-N2 Theory Subject (Compulsory)

 

N1 Level

• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Electrical Trade Theory
• Industrial Electronics/Engineering Drawings

N2 Level

• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Electrical Trade Theory
• Industrial Electronics/Engineering Drawings

N3 Level

• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Electrotechnology
• Industrial Electronics

N4 Level

• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Electro-Technics
• Industrial Electronics

N5 Level

• Mathematics
• Power Machines
• Electro-Technics
• Industrial Electronics

N6 Level

• Mathematics
• Power Machines
• Electrotechnics
• Industrial Electronics

 

Electrical Enginnering Practicals – Level 1 (120 Hours)

You can complete 1 week of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed.

Foundational Program, 3 Days (Applicable to all students)

Workshop health and safety theory: Full safety training program covering  OHSA CT

  • Impact of building practices on the environment (ISO 14001)
  • Safety in handling of Structural Equipment AND Machinery (OSHAS 18001)
Subject Specific Program

Electrical – Single phase – 220V(2days)

    • Wiring of premises
    • Identify and select equipment for installation
    • Interpret electrical wiring diagram
    • Install equipment and complete wiring
    • Test and measure electrical wiring
    • Commission and ensure compliance

Basic Hand tools: 

      • Use of hand tools and portable equipment applicable to specific trades
      • Portable machinery – Grinding machine / Cut-off machine / Drilling Machine
      • Chisels/Hammers/Screwdrivers/Scribers/Punches/Socket Wrenches/ Files/Vernier/ Callipers/ Clamps
      • Measurement and making – The aplication of “Marking blue”
      • Basic Arc welding
      • Assembly using space welding
      • Assembly using vertical welding

Applied Practical hand skills:

    • Cutting of sample work pieces – Use of grinders and cut-off machines
    • Marking and measurement – Use of vernier
    • Drilling and thread tapping – Use of centre punch and drilling sizes with wrench tapping
    • Assembly of work pieces
    • Pipe threading/Plate rolling and guilotine work
 
Electrical Enginnering Heavy Current Practicals – Level 1 (120 Hours)

You can complete 1 week of optional ADVANCED practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N4 or before N6 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed. 

 

Advanced Practicals

3 Phase theory and practical (380V):

  • Personal protective equipment

3 Phase Star-delta wiring and testing:

  • Install contactors/overloads/timer/isolator/switch and start-stop components
  • Wire Star-delta panel from electrical drawing
  • Trace and ensure wiring is correct using a multi-meter measuring instrument

3 Phase : Forward reverse wiring and testing

  • Install contactors/overloads/timer/isolator/switch and start-stop components
  • Wire forward reverse panel from electrical drawing
  • Trace and ensure wiring is correct using a multi-meter measuring instrument

3 Phase : Direct on line wiring and testing

  • Install contactors/overloads/timer/isolator/switch and start-stop components
  • Wire direct on line panel from electrical drawing
  • Trace and ensure wiring is correct using a multi-meter measuring instrument
  • Electrician
  • Electric fitter
  • Electric engineer
  • Master electrician
  • Electro-technician
  • Millwright
  • N1 Entry Requirement: Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR no formal qualification for everyone 23 years or older.
  • N3 Entry Requirement: Grade 11 (Std 9) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science or N2.
  • N4 Entry Requirement: Matric/Grade 12 (with full mathematics and science 40%+ Pass rate), or N3 Pass (with mathematics and science)

NOTE: Proceed to the next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed i.e. N4 for N5, etc.

Upon completion of every level, a certificate will be issued from the Department of Education. A Diploma will be issued by the Department of Education on completion of N6 as well as two (2) years on the job training/attachment in the relevant industry.
The qualification is made up of the following modules which are done over a period of 24 months.

Foundation Certificate (N1-N2): Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science. Electives: Industrial Electronics, Electrical Trade Theory, Radio & Television Theory, Logic Systems, Instrument Trade Theory.

National Certificate (N3): Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Electives: Electrotechnology, Industrial Electronics, Electrical Trade Theory.

National Certificate (N4): Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Electro-technics, Industrial Electronics.

National Certificate (N5 + N6): Engineering Mathematics, Electro-technics, Industrial Electronics, Power Machines. Electives: Engineering Physics, Fault Finding & Protective Devices Logic Systems, Industrial Instruments, Digital Electronics

N4  60 Credits
N5  60 Credits
N6  60 Credits
Total  180 Credits
DURATION18 MONTHS
REGISTRATION FEER350.00
DEPOSIT FEER950.00
MONTHLY FEER950 (18 MONTHS)
COURSE FEER18400.00

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