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Electricians are involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and usage of electricity.
They install, repair and maintain electrically operated equipment such as generators, geysers, refrigerators and stoves. They detect electrical faults and repair them. Repairs may involve replacing fuses, switches, or wires. Once the repair is complete the electrician tests the equipment to ensure that it is working properly.
By law, only qualified electricians are allowed to connect cables to electric motors and switchgear and to handle the electrical wiring of all electrically equipped buildings. During the building, for example, of a new factory, an electrician must ensure that the electrical cables are installed.
Electricians working at power stations install and maintain power generators, including the servicing of electrical meters and transformers. Some perform regular inspections on motors, switchgear and transformers to ensure safe functioning.
It is assumed that learners embarking on learning towards this qualification are in possession of:
Electrical Trade Theory
NCV Level 4
Completed with 7 subjects
(40% or higher is required)
GR 12 Mathematics
* 40% or higher is required
* Maths Literacy is not accepted
- Pre-planning of installations
- Government departments
A further one week will be used to equip learners with life skills to ensure their competitive advantage in the working environment.
Four weeks are allowed for trade finishing.
The mentor will sign off a task in his/her logbook when the learner has been tested and has mastered the task. All applicable modules must be completed and signed off before the trade test is done