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Learnerships/ Qualifications:

Entry Requirements:

  • Grade 12 with at Least 40% in English, Mathematics and Physical Science;
  • N2 with four (4) Subjects relevant to the trade.
  • NCV 3 with at least 40% in Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy) and all other relevant subjects.

Successful candidates will take part in a Learnership programme leading to a selected Qualification that leads to becoming a qualified Artisan.

The following Learnership programmes are offered:

  • National Certificate: Automotive Electrician L4
  • National Certificate: Electrical L4
  • National Certificate: Millwright L4
  • National Certificate: Instrument Mechanician L4
  • National Certificate: Plater/Welder L3
  • National Certificate: Fitting & Turning L3
  • National Certificate: Fitting (Including Machining) L3
  • National Certificate: Plater/Boilermaker L3
  • National Certificate: Diesel Mechanic L3
  • National Certificate: Rigger Ropesman L3
  • National Certificate: Earth Moving Equipment Mechanics L3
  • National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering L2
  • National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication L2
  • National Certificate: Electrical Engineering L2
  • Engineering Hard Rock Metalliferous – Stoping and Developing Level 2 (NQF Level 2)

Trade Test Requirements

Refer to Trade Test Regulations

Skills Programmes:

MQA Artisan Aide Level 2 – All disciplines

Entry Requirements:

  • Candidates embarking on learning towards this skills programme must have ABET 4/NQF Level 1 or Grade 9 with English and mathematics or equivalent.
  • Candidate embarking on the specific Skills Programme must have worked as an artisan assistant or Artisan Aid on the selected programme.
  • Learners must have knowledge and understanding of Hazard and Risk assessment as prescribed by the MHSA

This MQA Accredited skills programme may be the ideal platform for obtaining credits towards the National Certificate in Engineering (NQF Level 2) and other engineering apprenticeship qualifications or related sub-fields.

The following Skills Programmes are offered at ESTC:

  • Fitting including Machining – MQA/SP/0140/13
  • Diesel Mechanic - MQA/SP/0141/13
  • Plater/ Welder - MQA/SP/0142/13
  • Measurement Control & Instrumentation - MQA/SP/0143/13
  • Rigger Ropesman - MQA/SP/0144/13
  • Electrical - MQA/SP/0145/13

Learnership/ Skills Programme Training Schedule for 2020

TRIMESTER TRAINING
Training Phase Duration Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
Phase 1, 4 & 6 Training ±74 Days 13 Jan – 24 Apr 2020 04 May – 14 Aug 2020 24 Aug – 04 Dec 2020
Stope Service Person L 2 ±90 Days 13 Jan – 22 May 2020 06 July – 20 Nov 2020
MQA Artisan Aide L 2 (Electrical, Instrumentation)/Repairperson ±90 Days 13 Jan – 22 May 2020 04 May – 18 Sep 2020 06 July – 20 Nov 2020
MQA Artisan Aide L 2 (Plating, Rigging, Fitting & Diesel Mech) ±74 Days 13 Jan – 24 Apr 2020 04 May – 14 Aug 2020 24 Aug – 04 Dec 2020
Planned Maintenance 30 Days 03 Feb – 13 Mar 2020 01 Jun – 17 July 2020 19 Oct – 27 Nov 2020
Phase 1 Engineering Assistant Level 1 15 Days 13 – 31 Jan 2020
16 Mar – 03 April 2020
18 May – 12 Jun 2020
27 July – 14 Aug 2020
28 Sep – 16 Oct 2020
Phase 2 Engineering Assistant Level 1 ±30 Days 03 Feb – 13 Mar 2020
06 Apr – 15 May 2020
17 Jun – 24 July 2020
17 Aug – 25 Sep 2020
19 Oct – 27 Nov 2020
         
         
SEMESTER TRAINING
Training Phase Duration Semester 1 Semester 2
Basic Training ±115 Days 13 Jan – 26 June 2020 06 July – 04 Dec 2020
Advanced Training ±100 Days 13 Jan – 05 June 2020 06 July – 27 Nov 2020
Preparation & T/Test ±76 Days 13 Jan – 24 April 2020
04 May – 14 August 2020
24 August – 04 December 2020
 

ENGINEERING TRADES
ELECTRICAL MC & I RIGGING DIESEL MECHANIC PLATING/ BOILERMAKING FITTING AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICIAN
  • Baseline Risk Assessment
  • Basic Electricity
  • Motor Theory
  • Domestic & Panel wiring
  • Single & three phase circuits
  • Transformers
  • Cables
  • Fault finding
  • Motor starters
  • DC Machines
  • Electronics
  • Installation Tests
  • Energy Meters
  • Plc’s
  • Electrical Protection
  • Medium Voltage
  • Baseline Risk Assessment
  • Pressure
  • Flow
  • Level
  • Temperature
  • 2 & 3 term controllers
  • Electronics
  • Plc’s
  • Networking
  • Baseline Risk Assessment
  • Rigging Skills
  • Identify and use various types of ropes
  • Splicing
  • Inspection of ropes and equipment
  • Prepare hoist rope test specimen
  • Inspect a safety detachment hook
  • Erect a temporary platform/scaffold
  • Lift and move loads using various methods and equipment
  • Baseline Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to basic Diesel
  • Transmission of gearboxes
  • Wheel alignment
  • Diesel maintenance
  • Pneumatics
  • Hydraulics
  • Baseline Risk Assessment
  • Oxy-Acetylene cutting & welding
  • Grinding and tempering
  • Arc welding
  • Plate forming
  • Pipe developing & fabrication
  • Contour marking
  • MIG & TIG welding
  • Baseline Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to Basic Fitting
  • Bearings
  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Pneumatics hydraulics
  • Baseline Risk Assessment
  • Stators
  • Alternators
  • Batteries
  • Electrical wiring
  • Generators
  • Solenoids
  • Plc’s
  • Auto Electrical circuits
  • Armatures
  • Rectifiers
  • Rotors
  • Regulators