In summary, the purpose of this qualification may be stated as:
To develop learners with the requisite competencies against the skills profile for the systems support career path (The overarching aim being to develop a broader base of skilled ICT professionals to underpin economic growth).
This qualification may be achieved through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Achieving unit standards through RPL
Any learner wishing to be assessed to achieve credits in respect of any or all of the unit standards specified in this qualification may arrange to do so without having to attend further education or training.
Achieving the qualification through RPL
To achieve the qualification through RPL, the learner must submit him/herself to be assessed against the integrated assessment criteria of this qualification.