SETA – Information Technology:
Certificate: Telecommunication Systems Level 5

Purpose And Rationale of The Qualification


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.

Duration: Full Time, Day classes , Monday – Friday

CREDITS SAQA ID
120 65876

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