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The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with the necessary practical skills required to be employed in the telecommunication industry.

Learners who achieve this qualification are able to:

  • Describe the principles of advanced mathematics.
  • Explain the fundamentals of electronic communication.
  • Describe the principles of communication systems and digital networks.
  • Apply the laws of Boolean algebra and construct and investigate an electrical circuit consisting of logic gates and light emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • Calculate the impedance of a series circuit consisting of inductance capacitance and resistance (LCR) and calculate the overall voltage gain of casade of amplifiers and attenuators.
  • Draw and label diagrams relating to telecommunication systems.
  • Investigate the design characteristics of modems and analyse the modulation schemes employed for the transfer of data.
  • Describe basic elements and historical aspects of telephone networks, the routing of various types of call and the necessary systems and subsystems required.
  • Prepare, from a building plan, a cable design which adheres to the latest version of ISO/IEC 11810 cabling standard.
  • Describe the SDH/SONET systems.
  • Describe the principles of radio systems.
  • Plan a global system for a mobile communication (GSM) network.
  • Use pseudocode following established programming principles.
  • Plan, install and maintain telecoms equipment in a customer’s premises.
  • Carry out a pre-installation survey to premises.
  • Carry out risk assessments to identify risks and prevent hazards.

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 Pass or Equivalent (NQF Level 3)

English Pass of 50% and Above

Mathematics Pass of 50% and Above

Mathematics Literacy Pass of 50% and Above

Industry Relevance



Full Time – On Campus

Day Classes : Mon- Friday





Course Outlines

  • Telecommunication Systems
  • Noise in Telecommunications
  • Laws of logarithms
  • Metallic cables on analogue and digital signals
  • Basic electronic Principles
  • Frequency characteristics of a cable
  • Explain modulation
  • Basic configuration and operation for an IDC
  • Local Area Network (LAN) & Network simulator 10) TCP/IP 11) Data Transmission
  • Switching and Routing
  • Electronics
  • Optical fibre
  • Analogue to Digital transmission


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