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Period: 30 Weeks (Full Time)




  • Standard industrial safety course

Hand Tools

  • Identify measuring , checking, forming, cutting, marking and fastening tools and tooling aids
  • Use measuring, checking, forming, cutting, marking and fastening tools and tooling aids.
  • Maintain measuring, checking, forming, cutting, marking and fastening tools and tooling aids.
  • Use hand tools applicable to the trade.

Workshop Tools

  • Use fixed and portable drilling machines.
  • Use fixed and portable grinding machines including replacing, setting, truing and ringing of wheels.
  • Dress a grinding wheel.


  • Recall the physical properties and characteristics of metals.
  • Identify the following conducting materials with respect to conductivity, current capacity and temperature: copper aluminium.

Drawing and Sketches

  • Recall symbols and abbreviations used on electrical circuits for schematic and wiring diagrams.
  • Recall symbols and abbreviations as used on engineering drawings.
  • Recall symbols and abbreviations pertaining to electronic circuits diagrams.
  • Interpret electrical drawings.
  • Interpret engineering drawings.
  • Interpret electronic drawings.
  • Compile material lists from electrical, engineering and electronic drawings
  • Make free hand sketches of existing circuits and installations including mechanical components.

Marking Off

  • Mark off a project applicable to the trade.
  • Mark off project for manufacturing using all standard marking-off techniques and tools.

Hand Skills

  • Fabricate a project to the trade.
  • Sharpen chisel
  • Sharpen drill
  • Dress screwdriver
  • Sharpen punch

Arc Welding

  • Identify and set up AC and/or DC welding machines. Equipment including starting up and shutting down procedures.
  • Differentiate between arc welding consumables.
  • Prepare material for arc welding.
  • Tack and arc weld work pieces

Gas Welding

  • Identify and set up oxygen-fuel gas welding equipment including light up, adjustment of gas pressures and shut down procedures.
  • Differentiate gas welding consumables.
  • Prepare material for gas welding.
  • Gas weld work piece incidental to the trade.

Gas Cutting And Heating

  • Identify and assemble gas cutting and heating equipment, including light up and shut down procedures.
  • Select nozzles and gas pressure for cutting and heating different materials of various thickness.
  • Hand cut and heat material incidental to the trade.

Electrical Measuring Instruments (Panel Mount)

  • Select and connect the following panel meters and interpret the readings: voltmeter, ammeter, energy meter (KWH)

Electrical Testing Instruments (Portable)

  • Identify and use the following instruments for safety and fault finding as used for electrical systems up to 750 Volts: voltage tester, multi meter, insulation tester.

Soft Solder

  • Solder electronic components onto a printed circuit board.
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