What are the duties and tasks of an IT Technician?
- Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices (such as routers, printers, scanners, etc.) and also install software;
- Perform troubleshooting to diagnose and resolve computer problems (repair or replace parts, debugging, etc.);
- Ability to ensure secure information systems that will serve to protect the business from data loss and breaches of integrity;
- Repairing equipment and replacing parts.
What skills and abilities are required to become an IT Technician?
- Good communication skills to be able to listen, ask the right questions to find the problem, then come up with a solution that everyone can understand;
- Excellent problem solving skills;
- Patience and a positive attitude to help other employees or customers;
- Outstanding organisational and time-management skills;
- Good technical skills - must have an understanding of how computers work.
What are the minimum entry requirements to study Information Technology at a TVET College?
For the NC(V) Information Technology and Computer Science Programme: A Grade 9 Certificate + college requirements set per programme.
What should I do if I want to study Information Technology?
- Visit or contact a TVET College nearest to you to enquire about the entrance requirements for the Information Technology course;
- Visit Information Technology companies to gain more knowledge about the field and what it entails;
- Contact DHET Career Development Services to provide you with free quality career information, advice and counselling services on 086 999 0123 or e-mail:[email protected]
- Go for an aptitude test to help understand if a career in Information Technology is for you;
- Attend Career Exhibitions in your area to liaise with higher learning institutions and obtain application forms.
What are the benefits of studying Information Technology?
- Opportunity for growth: There are many opportunities available for you to advance your career in the IT field as an entrepreneur.
- Learn valuable IT skills: With the skills you learn, you can choose to work in any industry, even if it's not IT.
- Advancing technology: One of the biggest benefits of getting into the IT field is that technology is always improving. This means that your skills will always be in demand.