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National Certifcate: Information Technology Systems Development  • SAQA ID No. 48872 • NQF5 • 131 Credits

The purpose of this qualification is to enhance readiness and provide entry into the areas of Systems Development at NQF 5. It prepares learners for entry into the workplace or as an undergraduate study in System Development areas covered, providing them with the necessary knowledge needed for further studies.

Module Breakdown

National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development (NQF 5)

Year 1

Personal Development31
Database Design, Implementation and Development22
Computer Programming, Development & Problem Solving Vol 123
Database Design, Implementation and Development Vol 224
Gathering Techniques for Computer Systems Development32
Computer Programming, Development & Problem Solving15
Programming: Web Design34


• Use a logical methodology to troubleshoot the common types of hardware and software problems typically encountered in the day-to-day operations of a department in an organisation
• Understand the role of technology in the business context
• Demonstrate basic application support skills
• Demonstrate operating system support skills
• Demonstrate network support skills
• Relate business problems and information technology solutions
• Demonstrate appropriate technical reporting skills
• Demonstrate appropriate customer care in the context of IT support
• Function appropriately in a change management process within a support team
• Demonstrate hardware support skills for server computers
• Demonstrate an understanding of Systems Support contextualized within a selected work area

Career Pathways for this course?

  • Computer Programmer
  • Project Planner
  • Data Capturer
  • Lab Assistant
  • Junior Programmer
  • Systems Development Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Systems Administrator
  • Data Centre Administrator

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