SETA – Information Technology:
National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing Level 5

Purpose And Rationale of The Qualification

The purpose of this Qualification is to produce well trained people who can conduct a practical investigation to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the software product or service under test. It will provide learners with both theoretical and practical learning to develop their ability as software testers in the workplace. In essence, it will equip the learner with the ability to apply the software testing process of validating and verifying that a software programme/application/product:

  • Meets the business and technical requirements that guided its design and development.
  • Works as expected.
  • Can be implemented with the same characteristics.


The Qualification not only consists of knowledge and skills required to equip the learner to perform the function of Software Testing professionally with insight but contains building blocks of skills and knowledge that can be developed further in Qualifications in Information Technology and Communications (ITC) at higher levels on the NQF. The intention is:

  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in the Information Technology and Communications (ITC) Software Testing industry.
  • To release the potential of people, for athem to grow and develop and stimulate the economy.

· To provide opportunities for people to move up career paths by being more valuable to their organisation, the economy and themselves.

Duration: Full Time, Day classes , Monday – Friday

CREDITS SAQA ID
138 83026

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