Qualification & Code



Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Admission Requirements

Selection and/or interview


1 year

Semester 1



See below: Additional Admission Requirements


Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

In addition to the CUT general admission requirements, a Senior Certificate with a minimum score of 27 on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

In addition to the CUT general admission requirements, a Senior Certificate with a minimum score of 27 on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum mark of 50% (level 4) in both Mathematics and Physical Science, is required.

Applicants in possession of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) will be selected according to the selection requirements as approved by the senate.

Career Opportunities

The purpose of this qualification is to educate and train the renewable technician to have the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to be able to work in the renewable energy field in South Africa. Learners who complete this qualification will be competent and responsible auxiliaries in the implementation of renewable energy technologies (RET). They will be able to assist technologists and engineers in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of RET systems.


All instructional offerings are compulsory.

Any application for subject recognition will be considered ONLY for subjects completed at an equivalent level, not lower.

The qualification will be issued on completion of 120 credits.

One intake per year in January.

After successful completion of this qualification, a higher certificate will be awarded during an official graduation ceremony at CUT.


DLC5011 Digital Literacy
LCS5011 LCS5012 Academic Literacy and Communication Studies
WIS5011 Mathematics IA
EEN5011 Electrical Engineering I
PPE5011 Applied Physics of Energy Conversion
LES5011 Solar Energy Systems I
HPP5012 Health and Safety: Principles and Practice
EIP5012 Electrical Installation Practice
PGS5012 Power Generation and Storage
LES5022 Solar Energy Systems II
LWG5012 Small Wind Generation
WIS5012 Mathematics IB

For more information contact: Department of  Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

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Updated: 04 May 2017

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