NTEK College (Pty) Ltd

Nationale Tegniese Eksamen Kursusse - National Technical Exam Cources.

NTEK is n vowaardige tweetalige onderwys Instelling  -  NTEK is a fully bilingual education Institution.

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We can assist to fulfil your dream and passion to obtain an accredited National Technical Engineering qualification by studying at NTEK College in engineering studies by means of Distance/correspondence with Day and Evening classes assistance.

Electrical Engineering


Motor Mechanic (Petrol/Diesel & Aircraft).

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Fitting & Turning.

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Millwright Industrial Engineering, Engineering Drawing.

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Enrolements for 2nd Trimester

are now open.

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Important Dates:

Enrolements closes 17 May 2019

Classes starts 20 May 2019

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Additional classroom assistance/ Addisionele klaskamer ondersteuning.

Additional classroom assistance is available for subjects lectured at this College.   For more details regarding specific subjects and to arrange a date and time with a lecturer please contact the office.

Addisionele klaskamer ondersteuning vir vakke aangebied by die College.  Vir meer besonderhede rakende spesifieke vakke beskikbaar en datum en tyd vir n lektor skakel asseblief die kantoor vir afspraak.

Important factors to bear in mind when studying at NTEK


NTEK is a distance learning Institution with day and evening class assistance.  Thus we have limited seating for day and evening class assistance available as we provide individual assistance to each student and have a maximum of 20 students per class.   It is therefore imperative that you book and enrol well in advance for these classes as we operate on a first come first serve basis. FET Calendar as supplied by the Department of Education is included on the Web for your perusal.  However detail roster for the classes will be finalised based on the enrolments received and communicated to each learner well in advance.

We provide assistance to students for specific questions related to work assignment and/or homework.  The student need to formulate his/her question and send it to admin@ntek.co.za  and the relevant lecturer will contact the student ASAP to discuss and correspond to the related question via telephone and email. 

Additional one on one classes and assistance can be arranged and need to be arranged at our offices or by sending us an email to admin@ntek.co.za and a time frame to suite all parties will be scheduled by our Administration Department.  Please NOTE the cost for additional individual one on one assistance is not included in the standard enrolment fee.


It must be noted that N1 to N3 courses are available as day and evening class assistance depending on the amount of student registered for a specific subject but all N1 to N3 courses are available as distance learning.  All subjects for N4 to N6 will as a rule be done as distance learning.  However - Depending on the amount of students registered for the more popular N4 - N6 subject it may be available as evening assistance classes.

Assignments for term marks

All required assignments must be submitted and received at the offices of NTEK on or before the predetermined due dates. No late assignments will be assessed unless arranged well in advance (See FET Calendar blow for due dates).

Learning Material

  • One question in the exam paper represents one chapter in your text book.
  • There is an average of 10 chapters in a text book.
  • There are 10 weeks in a course.
  • This leaves you with a chapter per week.
  • Look at the marks allocated to each question.
  • If a question counts 6 marks, then write 6 lines, each with an underlined keyword.
  • If you write 3 lines, then each with 2 keyword sentences.
  • Read all the information given in a question and answer the question only.

NB - Check your Handbooks and study material

On receipt of your study material and hand Books you must check it and if there are any discrepancies you must report it to the Administration Office within 48 hours. In failing to do so this College will NOT be liable to accept returns or reissue any of the Books or study material.


NTEK College offers the following Courses

Please Note: For Details on subjects and trade requirements please go to  "Study at NTEK”   and/or    - “Document Download

                                            N1 to N6

  • MDDOP (Multi-Disciplinary Draughting Office Practice).
  • Wisemans Licence.
  • Master.
  • Gov Cert of Competency: Electro technical Engineering.
  • Gov Cert of Competency: Mechanical Engineering.

                                     National Certificate

        Minimum Requirements

  • Must be older than 15 years of age.
  • Grade 9 Maths (NOT Mathematic Literacy)

                       Wireman's Licence

Who qualifies for a Wireman’s License?
A student interested in enrolling, must be a qualified artisan in one of the following trades:

  • Electrician.
  • Lift Mechanic.
  • Millwright.
  • Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Technician.
  • Armature Winder.

       Minimum Requirements

  • Qualified Artisan 
  • Grade 12/N3 Engineering science
  • Grade 12/N3 Mathematics (Not Mathematic Literacy)
  • Grade 12/N3 Electrical trade theory or technology
  • (Subjects on N2 equals single phase tester)
  • (Subjects on N3 equals three phase installation electrician)


Unit standards and accreditations are outsourced.

                               National Diploma

        Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 / N3 Maths (NOT Mathematic Literacy)
  • Grade 12/ N3 Engineering Science
  •  Physical Science

We offer the following National Certificate Qualifications:

  • National Certificate (N1-N3): Engineering Studies (Electrical Engineering)
  • National Certificate (N1-N3): Engineering Studies (Electronic Engineering)
  • National Certificate (N1-N3): Engineering Studies (Motor Mechanic - Petrol/Diesel)
  • National Certificate (N1-N3): Engineering Studies (Millwright – Engineering Drawing)
  • National Certificate (N1-N3): Engineering Studies (Millwright – Electrical Engineering)
  • National Certificate (N1-N3): Engineering Studies (Fitting and Turning)
  • National Certificate (N1-N3): Engineering Studies (Boilermaker/Welder)

We offer the following National Diploma Qualifications:

  • National Diploma  (N4-N6): Engineering Studies (Electrical Engineering)
  • National Diploma  (N4-N6): Engineering Studies (Electronic Engineering)
  • National Diploma (N4 -N6): Engineering Studies (Mechanical Engineering)
  • National Certificate (N4-N6): Engineering Studies (Civile Engineering)
  • National Diploma (N4-N6): Engineering Studies (GCC - Government Certificate of Competency Mechanical and Electrical)


Masters Wireman's Licence (Specialised Codes for Hazardous Installations)

Minimum Requirements

  • National Diploma (N4-N6): Engineering Studies (Electrical Engineering) with Electrotechnics N6 or Industrial Electronics N6 or Fault-finding and Protective devices N6.
  • Wireman's Licence three phase (minimum 2 years)
  • Trade test qualification as an Electrician three phase.

Single-Phase Tester:

  • He / She must be in position of a N2 certificate for a single-phase tester with the following subjects:
  • Mathematics N2
  • Engineering science 2
  • Electrical Trade Theory N2
  • Choice Subject (Industrial Electronics N2)

Three-Phase Installation Electrician

  • Alternatively He / She must be in possession of a N3 certificate for a 3-phase Installation Electrician with the following subjects:
  • Mathematics N3 (Grade 12)
  • Engineering Science N3 (Grade 12)
  • Electrical Trade Theory / Electro Technology N3 (Grade 12)
  • Choice subject (Industrial Electronics N3)


Multi-Disciplinary Drawing Office Practice.  It is a tertiary Diploma for Drawing Office Manager.

MDDOP stands for Multi-Disciplinary Drawing Office Practice.  It is a tertiary Diploma for Drawing Office Manager.

This course is now given as a Distance Education course by NTEK College and runs concurrent with all the other N-courses.  Iadvised that not more than two subjects are taken in one term.

Prerequisites to register for this course:

  • N3 engineering drawing or GR12 (Std 10) Technical drawing or Gr 12 Engineering Graphics & Design.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Student must have done a CAD course and is acquainted with standard functionalities of the applications in any CAD program.

This is not a short course but a National MDDOP Diploma under the auspices of the Department of National Education.

Choice of subjects:

All the subjects in Group 1 are compulsory.  Subject 1 is a written paper and there are 3 drawing subjects in group 1 which are all done on the drawing board.

In Group 2 the student need to choose 3 subjects of 4 which is done on a Laptop computer using CAD.


The student must have the following functional hardware and software:

  • Laptop with functional CAD application installed (CADDIE) can be supplied by NTEK.
  • Portable printer to print CAD drawings


(All subject compulsory)

  1. Mechanical & Drawing office orientation       -   Written 3 hour paper  
  2. General Draughting                                           -  4 hour drawing paper
  3. Pictorial Draughting                                           -  4 hour drawing paper
  4. Technical Illustrations                                        -  4 hour drawing paper


(Subject 1 is compulsory and choose 3 subject from 2 – 5.  Subject 6 is optional)

  1. Computer Aided Draughting                              - CAD 3 hour Computer
  2. Mechanical Draughting                                     - CAD 4 hour Computer
  3. Building Draugting                                             - CAD 4 hour Computer
  4. Electrical Draughting                                         - CAD 4 hour Computer
  5. Structural Steel Detailing                                   - CAD 4 hour Computer
  6. Supervisory Management N4 (Optional)           -  Written 3 hour paper


NTEK provide 3 practical workshops on pre dated Saturday mornings for all candidates that has enrolled for Installation Rules.  These workshops covers the syllabise and also work through previous Examination papers and memorandums.

For the following Trimester the workshop dates are:

  • Workshop 1: To be confirmed.
  • Workshop 2: To be confirmed 2017.
  • Workshop 3:7 October 2017.

Examination Dates

  • Installation Rules Paper 1:  To be confirmed.
  • Installation Rules Paper 2:  To be confirmed
  • Workshops starts at 08:00

Workshop Venue:

257 Honeysuckle Road,



For More detail contact our Offices.


Please Note: For Details on subjects and trade requirements please go to  "Study at NTEK”   and/or    - “Document Download"

NTEK does not enrol candidates for apprenticeship.  We provide the learning prescribed hand books, literacy, study material and assistance to empower learners to obtain the required academic qualifications as stipulated by the Department of Labour in conjunction with the Department of Education.   Where possible we can assist to bring the learners in contact with accredited institutions that provide apprentice learner ship but does not get involved in the final acceptance or contract between the learners and these institutions.

For more detail regarding apprenticeship please visit the following Web link from the Department of Labour. http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/downloads/documents/useful-documents/skills-development-act/Apprenticeships%20pamphlet_pamphlet.pdf

Also see Apprentices Act, 1961 [Act No. 52 of 19611 as amended by Acts 52 of 1964, 2 , 25 of 19683 , 27 of 19734 , 41 of 19865 and 4 of 19976 ] in the following Web link from the Department of Labour.  https://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/15-02-FOA-ETA-15-02_amendment2.pdf.

Specified Outcomes within Learning Material Regarding Examination

Single-Phase & Three-Phase
Course:                                Installation Rules Paper 1 (11040412)
                                             nstallation Rules Paper 2 (11040432)
Program:                              Theory
Authority :                            Department of Education Republic
                                             of South Africa (DHET).
Learning Material:                Sans Code 10142
Outcomes:                            Non-unit Standards

Masters: (Hazardous Installations)
Course:                                Specialized Electrical Installation Codes:
                                              Paper 1 (8080654)
                                              Specialized Electrical Installation
                                              Codes: Paper 2 (8080644)
Program:                               Theory
Authority:                               Department of Education Republic
                                              of South Africa (DHET)
Learning Material:                 SANS 10142 OSH Act
                                              SANS 10108

Information Regarding Examination


All Examinations performed by NTEK are certified by a legal representative authority (The type of course will determine the authority). All N3 and NSC N3 examinations are certified by Umalusi.

All NATED courses are examined and certified by the De3pt of Education. 

All Installation Rules examinations are controlled by the Dept. of Education and certified by the Dept. of Labour.

All wireman’s accreditation examinations are controlled by E-Seta and certified by the Dept. of Labour.

Examination Prerequisites to write exams:

  • ID Book or Passport or Licence
  • Pen, Pencil, Ruler, Eraser
  • Non-programmable Calculator
  • A Term Mark must have been achieved
  • An Admission Permit (Obtainable from NTEK Office)
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Examination Centre

NTEK is affiliated to Pretoria Gardens Technical High School’s FET examination centre. Centre registration No. 899995872.

NTEK has applied for an Independent Examination Centre with the Department.

No student will be eligible to write any examinations if he did not fill in an enrolment form which will lead to Dept. enrolment and subsequently an examination permit

On entering the examination room the candidate must provide his examination permit and a valid ID document (Without this you will be refused to write!)

NB PLEASE NOTE  - the exams are not written at the Ntek Campus or Offices.

ALL examinations are written at the premises of Pretoria Gardens Technical High School.

(NB It is NOT Pretoria Gardens Academic High School)

Physical Address for Examination

1025 Commercial Street





Examination Centre  Map.

Examination frequency

Depending on the type of course which will determine the frequency. All NATED courses are examined in April, August & November of each year.

All Installation Rules examinations are examined April, August and November of each year.  All wireman’s accreditation examinations are executed on individual appointment.

All examination tables are available in the beginning of each year from the Dept. of Education made available to the Colleges.

Term mark

No final exam mark can be calculated by the Dept. without a term mark

The final examination result is calculated by the Dept. using a formula and an ogive chart

A too high term mark and a low exam mark has a negative result on the final mark

Please Note the following:

  • Candidates may not enter the exam room later than 1 hour after the starting time.
  • X Paper is a morning paper starting at 09:00.
  • Y Paper is afternoon paper starting at 13:00.
  • All Student must check their seat numbers before entering the exam rooms.
  • Students may only sit on the allocated seat numbers.
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