Course Duration

Fundamental Subjects

Entry Requirements


3 Months

  • Identification and use of hand, measuring, and marking off tools.
  • Identification and use of power tools.
  • Recall and demonstrate overhead crane signals.
  • Use of lifting equipment as prescribed.
  • Introduction to oxy-fuel manual cutting.
  • Basic manual metal arc welding process.
  • Oxy- acetylene gas welding and brazing.
  • Semi advanced positional shielded metal arc welding.
  • Profile cutting processes using Oxy- acetylene and plasma.
  • Air-arc and Oxy-fuel gouging.
  • Advanced training in Oxy-acetylene positional Welding.
  • Brazing of Non-Ferrous and Ferrous metals.
  • Advanced full positional Sheilded metal arc welding (smaw) with E6103 and E7108 electrodes.
  • Positional pipe welding (1G, 2G and 6G).
  • Welding of carbon steel and aluminium components by means of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (Tig welding).
  • Full positional gas metal arc welding (Mig/Mag).
  • Positional pipe welding by means of Gas tungsten arc/Shielded Metal Arc Welding processes.
  • Identify and use guillotine, punch and cropper, radial drill, bending and roll machines.
  • Use cutting torch for various flame cutting procedures and use of straight line cutter.
  • Construction of struts, framework and structures.

To register for a Short Skill Course, you need a minimum of Grade 10 pass.


Students register three times in the year (trimesters)

  • January
  • May
  • September


  • Practical - 3 Months.
  • Practical Experience (Learnership) - 24 Months

Career Opportunity:

  • Tack Welder
  • Welder/Fitter
  • Welder Helper
  • TIG Welder
  • Welder Instructor
  • Pipe Welder
  • Nuclear Welder
  • Underwater Welder
  • Rig Welder
  • Aerospace Welder
  • Welding Technician
  • Manufacturing Welder
  • Welding Inspector
  • Military Support Welder
  • Industrial Shutdown Welding
  • NASCAR/Automotive Racing
  • Assemblers/Fabricators
  • On-Board Ship Maintenance & Repair


National Diploma - 3 Months Theory plus 24 Months Practical (Learnership) Experience.

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