Water & Sanitation (N1 - N3)

In this career path, the student learns about the importance of one of the world’s most important resources: water! The course focuses on the importance of water quality and treatment, how to remove impurities, water supplies to the environment, waste water and sanitation.

Admission Requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for Report 191 N1 Engineering studies are:

  • Grade 9
  • AET Level 4
  • General Education and Training Certificate (GETC)
  • the use of RPL assessment programme to determine equivalence to NQF Level 1 or National Senior Certificate (NSC) Engineering studies.

In order to ensure success and completion of the programmes, the College has, in terms of the College admission policy, and in line with A Guideline for Additional Admission Requirements to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College Programmes made provision for Programme-specific additional requirements as stipulated in the table below:

Report 191 Programme (Engineering) Subject Requirements Level of Achievement Application Point Score
N1 Engineering Studies: (New Students) English > 40% APS Score: Best 6 Subjects inclusive of Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy / Technical Mathematics and English the following way:

Grade 9: APS score of 24,
Grade 10 / NCV L2: APS score of 22,
Grade 11 / NCV L3: APS score of 20
First Preference: Primary Agriculture Level 4
Grade 12 equivalent qualification
Agriculture Science/Life Sciences, Accounting and Physical Science 40%
N2 Engineering Studies N2 Engineering Studies: Students must have a N1 Certificate or other relevant qualification N/A
N3 Engineering Studies N3 Engineering Studies: Students must have a N2 Certificate or other relevant qualification N/A
Pre-Vocational Learning Programme
  • A student who has passed grade nine (9) but did not pass the standardised placement test (CAP Test).
  • The student will also not have met the entry requirements for a specific course but is a good candidate to do so should the student be provided with appropriate foundational knowledge and skills during the PLP.


  • One year
  • Each level is 12 weeks

Subjects / Modules

  • Mathematics N1
  • Engineering Science N1
  • Water & Waste Water Treatment Practice N1
  • Plant Operation Theory N1
  • Mathematics N2
  • Engineering Science N2
  • Water & Waste Water Treatment Practice N2
  • Plant Operation Theory N2
  • Mathematics N3
  • Engineering Science N3
  • Water Treatment Practice N3 OR
  • Waste-Water Treatment Practice N3

Career Opportunities

The student can work as an apprentice on a water purification plant

  • Water purification plant operator