2023 Intake dates

10 January 2023
04 April 2023
27 June 2023
12 September 2023

Apprenticeship : 24/36 – week courses

Welder (24 Weeks)
Boilermaker (24 Weeks)
Electrician (24 Weeks)
Fitter & (24 Weeks)
Turner Fitter (24 Weeks)
Turner (24 Weeks)
Tool, Jig & Diemaker (24 Weeks)
Millwright: 24 weeks Electrical and 12 weeks Fitting (36 Weeks)
Instrumentation (36 Weeks)
Pipe fitter (24 Weeks)

Trade Related Short Courses

Electrical Courses
  • House wiring – Electrical (6 Weeks)
  • Motor control for Electricians (8 weeks)
  • Introduction to PLC’s ( 1 week )
  • Basic Electronics (1 week)
Mechanical Courses
  • Basic Hand Tools – Mechanical (6 Weeks)
  • Basic fitting skills for Fitters Basic (6 Weeks)
  • Turning (6 Weeks)
  • Advanced Turning (6 Weeks)
  • Basic Milling (2 Weeks)
  • Advanced Milling (6 Weeks)
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics (2 Weeks)
Instrumentation Courses
  • Tubing & Symbols Test (3 Days)
  • Equipment Pressure (2 Days)
  • Measurement Level (3 Weeks)
  • Measurement Flow (2 Weeks)
  • Measurement Temp (2 Weeks)
  • Measurement Final (2 Weeks)
  • Control Elements Single (2 Weeks)
  • Control Loops Cascade (2 Weeks)
  • Control Loops (1 Weeks)
Welding Courses
  • Brazing (5 Days)
  • Gas Welding and Cutting (5 Days)
  • Arc Welding (5 Days)
  • MIG Welding (5 Days)
  • TIG Welding (5 Days)

Multi-skilling of Artisans

Fitting course for Electricians ( 12 weeks)
Electrical course for Fitters (20 weeks)

Competency Assessments

Dual trades - Trade Test Readiness (3 Days)
Single trades - Trade Test Readiness (2 Days)
Trade Proficiency Assessment (5 Days)
Artisan Pre-Employment Assessment (2 Days)

Trade Test and Trade Test Preparation

Trade Testing
  • Dual trades (Millwright) (3 Days)
  • Single trades (2 Days )
  • Trade Testing Retest (1 Day )
Trade Test Preparation
  • Electrician, Fitter, Turner, Fitter & Turner, Millwright
  • Boilermaker/Welder/Toolmaker/Instrumentation

P1 Training for University of Technology Students:


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WHY BECOME AN ARTISAN? South Africa needs you!

It’s where the jobs are. Did you know?

  1. Artisan retention in South Africa is important because the country is facing a critical shortage of artisans.
  2. It is crucial to have sufficient artisans in South Africa to enable infrastructure development, economic growth and wealth creation.
  3. 12 500 artisans are needed in South Africa every year.
  4. But only 3000 artisans are passing the trade tests per year.
  5. The average age of an artisan is 54 years this means that 70% of the artisans who are currently employed will exit the labour force within the next 5–6 years
  6. Organisations will have to implement strategies to keep artisans in their service.
  7. There will always be jobs for artisans as they are the bedrock of the economy, and will always be needed – even as many jobs in the corporate world will simply disappear in the very near future, many occupations will no longer exist due to new technology and disruption.
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  1. These days the work “artisan” has come to denote and mean “quality”. If it is made or crafted by an artisan – the product itself is of a higher quality – or spirit of handmade craftsmanship. Just think, today the food industry in particular have adopted the words craft and artisan as synonyms for quality and the old-school traditions of craftsmanship, we have:
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  • Artisan chocolate
  • Craft Beer
  • Artisanal Cheese
  1. The global artisan economy is a US$34 billion per year industry.
  2. Entire countries have built their reputations on the skills of their artisans.
  • Germany have built their entire concept of “German Engineering” by combing craftsmanship with quality engineering to achieve widely acclaimed high-performance products. Today, this reputation permeates every product made in Germany.
  • The same can be said of Italian craftsmanship which meld tradition and technology that ensure that the “Made in Italy” label is always revered.
  1. South Africa Needs You!

Training and placement of unemployed learners and apprentices