Join the Internet-of-Things (IoT) Revolution.

Why Choose the Occupational Certificate Programme?

This course will prepare you to excel in the role of an Internet-of-Things (IoT) Developer, orchestrating the entire IoT ecosystem, from sensors and devices to networks and cloud storage. You’ll play a pivotal role in collecting and disseminating data, making it accessible for data scientists to drive decision-making. The IoT, encompassing interconnected devices, is one of the fastest-growing fields in the digital world, offering limitless career possibilities. As an IoT developer, you’ll craft innovative smart devices and mobile applications that serve as central hubs for users’ interconnected objects.

Become part of this dynamic and rapidly expanding IoT field that’s shaping the future.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with:

  • NQF Level 3 qualification
The Internet-Of-Things-Developer Occupational Certificate is accredited by the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations (QCTO). On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Internet-of-Things-Developer from the QCTO.

Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Internet-of-Things Developer from the QCTO. All Examinations are set and administered by Berea College of Technology.
EISA is a single, national assessment which leads to competent learners being awarded Occupational Certificates.

  • Data Analytics – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R500 000 a year
  • Network and Networking Structure – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R500 000 a year
  • Security – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R600 000 a year
  • Sensors and Actuators – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R700 000 a year
  • Embedded Programme Engineer – Pay Estimate: +/- R400 000 to R700 000 a year

Knowledge Modules

    • Introduction to Internet-of-Things
    • Computers, Devices and Computing Systems
    • Building Blocks of Internet-of-Things
    • Internet of Things Design and Development
    • Data, Databases and Visualisation
    • 4IR and Future Skills
    • Design Thinking Principles for Innovation
    • Basic Electronic Principles

Practical Skill Modules:

    • Apply Basic Scriptwriting for Internet-of-Things Toolsets
    • Access, Analyse and Visualise Structured Data using
    • Implement the Internet-of-Things Solution
      Infrastructure and Deploy Edge Devices
    • Provision and Manage Devices
    • Process and Manage Data in an Internet-of-Things
    • Monitor, Troubleshoot and Optimise Internet-of-Things
    • Implement Security Measures for Internet-of-Things
    • Participate in a Design Thinking for Innovation
    • Function Ethically and Effectively in the Workplace

Work Experience Modules:

  • Internet-of-Things Solution Deployment Processes
  • Data Collecting, Aggregating, Disseminating and
    Storing Processes
  • Data Integration Systems and Processes

Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Occupational Certificate pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Occupational Certificate professional training, you can progress to other programmes offered by us or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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