Technical Support

Further Education And Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support
NQF Level: 4 Credits: 163
SAQA ID: 78964

This course aims to prepare you for a role as an entry-level IT Support Specialist. In this course, you’ll be introduced to the world of Information Technology, or IT. You’ll learn about the different aspects of Information Technology, such as computer hardware, computer software, networking, troubleshooting, and customer service.

Entry Requirements
Min Grade 11 or 12

12 months

Who should take this course? Any individual willing to be a qualified as an entry-level Technical Support professional with a good basic knowledge of the Information Technology field

119469 Read/view, Analyse & respond to a variety of text.
12154 Apply comprehension skills to engage oral texts in a business environment.
119462 Engage in sustain audience oral/signed communication & evaluate spoken/signed texts.
119459 Write/present/sign texts for a wide range of communicative contexts.
9015 Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems.
9016 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues.
7468 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues.
14927 Apply problem solving strategies.
14920 Participate in groups and/or teams to recommend solutions to problems.
14917 Explain computer architecture concepts.
14921 Describe the types of computer systems and associated hardware configurations.
114636 Demonstrate an understanding of preventative maintenance, environmental, and safety issues in a computer environment.
252210 Handle a range of customers complaints.
14919 Resolve computer user’s problems.
10313 Comply with service levels as set out in a Contact Centre Operation.
14908 Demonstrate an understanding of testing IT systems against given specifications.
14938 Resolve technical computer problems.
14913 Explain the principle of computer networks.
14926 Describe information systems departments in business organisations.
14944 Explain how data is stored on computers.
14963 Investigate the use of computer technology in an organisation.

Describe Synchronous/Asynchronous Communication with computers.


Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of electronic logic for computing.


Apply the principles of supporting users of local area networks.


Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of telecommunications.


Describe data communications.


Demonstrate an understanding of computer network communication.


Install a local area network.


Install networked computer application software


  • Learning Unit 1: Communication
  • Learning Unit 2: Numeracy
  • Learning Unit 3: Computer Technology Principals & Support
    • Part A
    • Part B
  • Learning Unit 4: Data Communications & Networking Support

Career Paths

  • IT Computer Technician
  • IT Desktop Support
  • Network Technician
  • Help Desk Support