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Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?
  • Apprenticeship: refers to the traditional technical training system, including practical and theoretical components offered mostly in trade type occupations.
  • An apprenticeship is a work-based route to learning and gaining a trade qualification.

What are the advantages of taking on an apprentice for my company?

  • Higher availability of qualified workers for filling posts.
  • Apprenticeships are created specifically to suite specific industry needs; you will have employees that are skilled for your industry.
  • Improved job performance due to more up-skilled employees.
  • Increased profit margins due to improved employee performance.

What is the process for undertaking apprentices?

  • Employer is workplace approved by an ETQA to undertake apprentice training.
  • Apprentice is indentured in a designated trade in terms of the Manpower Training Act provisions.
  • A contract is signed by the employer and apprentice (guardian if under 18 years of age).
  • All apprentices sign a contract with the relevant SETA.
  • To qualify for a trade test one must have completed N2 certificate (4 subjects) including relevant trade test theory. An exemption to this requirement may be granted.
  • Remissions of time may be granted under metal Chamber Conditions of Apprentices, if training Schedules / declarations are completed.
  • Trade test application is made once all relevant training has been completed.
  • Qualification obtained by national trade test at an accredited trade test centre.

If successful, award of a National trade test certificate by relevant SETA and the apprentice is deemed to be a qualified artisan.


What is the duration of an apprenticeship?

  • A minimum of 80 weeks (subject to the completion of all the modules and work experience.
  • A minimum of 40 weeks training in a training centre excluding trade test preparation and assessment.
  • A maximum of four years.

What are the conditions of an apprenticeship?

  • Minimum entry age – 16 years.
  • Grade 9, English or Afrikaans, Maths or Science and 2 other subjects or 4 – subjects N1 with trade theory.

Diesel Mechanics

Description:
Course Duration:

1. Generic Training

Orientation:

  • Induction
  • Safety
  • Basic First Aid training
  • Basic Fire training
  • Electrical Safety

15 Days

2. Basic Workshop Practice:

  • Materials, Engineering Drawings & Sketches
  • Measuring and Measuring Equipment
  • Marking Off
  • Hand Tools
  • Workshop Tools

25 Days

3. Hand Skills:

  • Fabricate a Project Applicable to the Trade
  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Threads and Pitches
  • Basic Bearing Maintenance
  • Lubrication
  • Allowances & Tolerances of Fits
  • Basic Gas Cutting & Welding
  • Basic Arc Welding

40 Days

4. Intermediate Training

  • Soft Solder
  • Measuring Equipment (Trade)
  • Servicing of Equipment
  • Engines and Accessories
  • Bearings
  • Cooling Systems

55 Days

5. Advanced Training

  • Fuel Systems
  • Turbochargers
  • Blowers
  • Gaskets & Seals
  • Batteries

50 Days

Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship

Description:
Course Duration:

1. Generic Training

Orientation:

  • Induction
  • Safety
  • Basic First Aid training
  • Basic Fire training
  • Electrical Safety

15 Days

2. Basic Workshop Practice:

  • Materials, Engineering Drawings & Sketches
  • Measuring and Measuring Equipment
  • Marking Off
  • Hand Tools
  • Workshop Tools

25 Days

3. Hand Skills:

  • Fabricate a Project Applicable to the Trade
  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Threads and Pitches
  • Basic Bearing Maintenance
  • Lubrication
  • Allowances & Tolerances of Fits
  • Basic Gas Cutting & Welding
  • Basic Arc Welding

40 Days

4. Intermediate Training

Bearings and Seals - Advanced

  • Bearings, Lubrication and Assemblies
  • Drawings and Sketches
  • Workshop Tools
  • Measuring Equipment

20 Days

5. Marking Off Flanges

  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Couplings and Installation off Machines
  • Drives
  • Chains
  • “V” - Belts

20 Days

6. Basic Machining

  • Centre Lathe
  • Milling Machine

35 Days

7. Basic Rigging

5 Days

8. Advanced Training

Mechanical Fitting

  • Pumps
  • Brakes and Clutches

15 Days

9. Hydraulics

  • Basic Hydraulics

10 Days

10. Pneumatics

  • Basic Pneumatics

5 Days

11. Mechanical Fitting and Turning

  • Advanced Turning
  • Advanced Milling

35 Days

Fitter Apprenticeship

Description:
Course Duration:

1. Generic Training

Orientation:

  • Induction
  • Safety
  • Basic First Aid training
  • Basic Fire training
  • Electrical Safety

15 Days

2. Basic Workshop Practice:

  • Materials, Engineering Drawings & Sketches
  • Measuring and Measuring Equipment
  • Marking Off
  • Hand Tools
  • Workshop Tools

25 Days

3. Hand Skills:

  • Fabricate a Project Applicable to the Trade
  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Threads and Pitches
  • Basic Bearing Maintenance
  • Lubrication
  • Allowances & Tolerances of Fits
  • Basic Gas Cutting & Welding
  • Basic Arc Welding

40 Days

4. Intermediate Training

Bearings and Seals - Advanced

  • Bearings, Lubrication and Assemblies
  • Drawings and Sketches
  • Workshop Tools
  • Measuring Equipment

25 Days

5. Marking Off Flanges

  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Couplings and Installation off Machines
  • Drives
  • Chains
  • “V” - Belts

30 Days

6. Basic Rigging

5 Days

7. Advanced Training

Mechanical Fitting

  • Pumps
  • Brakes and Clutches

25 Days

8. Hydraulics

  • Basic Hydraulics

10 Days

9. Pneumatics

  • Basic Pneumatics

5 Days

10. Mechanical Fitting and Turning

  • Advanced Turning
  • Advanced Milling

20 Days

Turner Apprenticeship

Description:
Course Duration:

1. Generic Training

Orientation:

  • Induction
  • Safety
  • Basic First Aid training
  • Basic Fire training
  • Electrical Safety

15 Days

2. Basic Workshop Practice:

  • Materials, Engineering Drawings & Sketches
  • Measuring and Measuring Equipment
  • Marking Off
  • Hand Tools
  • Workshop Tools

25 Days

3. Hand Skills:

  • Fabricate a Project Applicable to the Trade
  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Threads and Pitches
  • Basic Bearing Maintenance
  • Lubrication
  • Allowances & Tolerances of Fits
  • Basic Gas Cutting & Welding
  • Basic Arc Welding

40 Days

4. Intermediate Training

Bearings and Seals - Advanced

  • Bearings, Lubrication and Assemblies
  • Drawings and Sketches
  • Workshop Tools
  • Measuring Equipment

15 Days

5. Keys & Locking Devices

5 Days

6. Basic Machining

  • Centre Lathe
  • Milling Machine

35 Days

7. Basic Rigging

5 Days

8. Advanced Training

Advanced Mechining

  • Centre Lathe
  • Milling Machine

35 Days

9. Hydraulics

  • Basic Hydraulics

10 Days

10. Pneumatics

  • Basic Pneumatics

5 Days

11. Mechanical Fitting and Turning

  • Advanced Turning
  • Advanced Milling

35 Days

Boilermaker Apprenticeship

Description:
Course Duration:

1. Generic Training

Orientation:

  • Induction
  • Safety
  • Basic First Aid training
  • Basic Fire training
  • Electrical Safety

15 Days

2. Basic Workshop Practice:

  • Materials, Engineering Drawings & Sketches
  • Measuring and Measuring Equipment
  • Marking Off
  • Hand Tools
  • Workshop Tools

25 Days

3. Hand Skills:

  • Fabricate a Project Applicable to the Trade
  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Threads and Pitches
  • Basic Bearing Maintenance
  • Lubrication
  • Allowances & Tolerances of Fits
  • Basic Gas Cutting & Welding
  • Basic Arc Welding

40 Days

4. Intermediate Training

Welding

  • Materials Drawings & Sketches
  • Principles & Techniques of Marking off
  • Thermal Applications
  • Machines
  • Oxy – Fuel gas Cutting
  • Oxy Fuel Gas Welding & Brazing
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Cutting and Heating
  • Arc Welding

55 Days

5. Keys & Locking Devices

5 Days

6. Basic Rigging

5 Days

8. Advanced Training

Boilermake Advanced

  • Drawing and Sketches
  • Gas Cutting and Heating - Advanced
  • Advanced Arc Welding
  • Developments & Structures
  • Developments
  • Structural Boiler making
  • MIG & TIG Welding

60 Days

9. Hydraulics

  • Basic Hydraulics

10 Days

Electrical Apprenticeship

Description:
Course Duration:

1. Generic Training

Orientation:

  • Induction
  • Safety
  • Basic First Aid training
  • Basic Fire training
  • Electrical Safety

15 Days

2. Basic Workshop Practice:

  • Materials, Engineering Drawings & Sketches
  • Measuring and Measuring Equipment
  • Marking Off
  • Hand Tools
  • Workshop Tools

25 Days

3. Hand Skills:

  • Fabricate a Project Applicable to the Trade
  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Threads and Pitches
  • Basic Bearing Maintenance
  • Lubrication
  • Electrical & Electronic Test Instruments
  • Drawings & Sketches
  • Cables & Conductors

40 Days

4. Intermediate Training

Electrical 1

  • Electrical & Electronic Test Instruments
  • Drawings & Sketches
  • Soldering
  • Basic Gas Cutting & Heating
  • Basic Gas Welding & Brazing
  • Basic Arc welding
  • Cables & Conductors
  • A C Machines
  • Transformers
  • D C Machines
  • Electronics & Protection Equipment

60 Days

5. Basic Rigging

5 Days

6. Advanced Training

Electrical 2

  • Conductors
  • AC Machines
  • Cables
  • DC Machines
  • Wiring & Installation
  • Drawing & Sketches
  • Fault Finding on Various Panels
  • PLC

65 Days

Instrumentation Apprenticeship

Description:
Course Duration:

1. Generic Training

Orientation:

  • Induction
  • Safety
  • Basic First Aid training
  • Basic Fire training
  • Electrical Safety

15 Days

2. Basic Workshop Practice:

  • Materials, Engineering Drawings & Sketches
  • Measuring and Measuring Equipment
  • Marking Off
  • Hand Tools
  • Workshop Tools

25 Days

3. Hand Skills:

  • Fabricate a Project Applicable to the Trade
  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Threads and Pitches
  • Basic Bearing Maintenance
  • Lubrication
  • Allowances & Tolerances of Fits
  • Introduction to process control

40 Days

4. Intermediate Training

Electrical 1

  • Electrical & Electronic Test Instruments
  • Drawings & Sketches
  • Basic Gas Cutting & Welding
  • Basic Arc Welding
  • Soldering
  • Cables & Conductors
  • A C Machines
  • Transformers
  • Electronics & Protection Equipment
  • Temperature measurement

50 Days

5. Basic Rigging

5 Days

6. Advanced Training

Instrumentation

  • PLC
  • Introduction to process control
  • Measurement Variables
  • Temperature Measurement
  • Final Control Elements
  • Micro Processor
  • Instrument Control Loops

55 Days

Welder Apprenticeship

Description:
Course Duration:

1. Generic Training

Orientation:

  • Induction
  • Safety
  • Basic First Aid training
  • Basic Fire training
  • Electrical Safety

15 Days

2. Basic Workshop Practice:

  • Materials, Engineering Drawings & Sketches
  • Measuring and Measuring Equipment
  • Marking Off
  • Hand Tools
  • Workshop Tools

25 Days

3. Hand Skills:

  • Fabricate a Project Applicable to the Trade
  • Keys & Locking Devices
  • Threads and Pitches
  • Basic Bearing Maintenance
  • Lubrication
  • llowances & Tolerances of Fits
  • Basic Gas Cutting & Welding
  • Basic Arc Welding

40 Days

4. Intermediate Training

Welding 1

  • Materials Drawings & Sketches
  • Principles & Techniques of Sketches
  • Thermal Applications
  • Machines
  • Oxy – Fuel gas Cutting
  • Oxy Fuel Gas Welding & Brazing
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding

35 Days

5. Basic Rigging

5 Days

6. Advanced Training

Welding 2

  • Oxy – Fuel gas Cutting
  • Oxy Fuel Gas Welding & Brazing
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding Thermal Applications
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Welding

60 Days