The purpose of this qualification is to build a foundational entry into the field of Computer Sciences and Information
Technology, specifically into the field of Systems Development, covering basic knowledge needed for further study in
the field of Systems Development at Higher Education Levels.
The qualification can be acquired in the traditional way of formal study as well as in the workplace, through learnerships.
Acquiring the qualification through learnerships has the potential of addressing the problems of the past, where
newly qualified people getting into the industry struggled to get employment, because they were required to have
practical experience. The workplace experience can now be gained while acquiring the qualification through the various
learnership schemes that are using this qualification.