Certificate: Broadcasting Engineering Level 5 (SAQA 48792)

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Course Info

The purpose of this Qualification is to build competencies required by learners in broadcast engineering to enable them to work as technicians in the broadcast industry. The acquisition of knowledge and skills will empower learners to respond to challenges in the broadcasting environment and the changing world of work where the Broadcast Technician is an important extension of the Engineering field. The learners will also acquire the attitudes and values required to operate confidently as individuals in the South African community.This Qualification provides learners with not only a broad knowledge base and a critical understanding of terms, rules, concepts, principles and theories of Broadcast Engineering that will enable learners to be informed workers, but also develops specific competencies in the following streams: Radio, Television, Broadcast Contribution, Broadcast Head-end Systems, Broadcast Distribution or Broadcast Spectrum Management. Qualifying learners are able to use methods in Broadcast Engineering to install, set-up, operate, fault find, maintain and repair broadcasting equipment in one of the above-mentioned disciplines. The qualification credits a learning experience that allows flexible access to life-long learning, higher education and employment in Broadcast Engineering as a career path.The broadcasting sector recognises the need for learners to have a thorough understanding of all the principles involved in broadcasting in order to cope with the rapidly changing world of science and technology. The convergence of broadcast technologies requires from learners the acquisition of knowledge and skills in a variety of disciplines and will enable them to continue on a path of life-long learning. The attainment of the qualification constitutes a step toward being registered as a Professional Technician with the Engineering Council of South Africa.

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