Practical training at CTC is enhanced by theoretical tuition. Furthermore, the on-job training programme is done at the respective employers. The competency based training schedule for learners is dependable on the student’s own progress and performance.

Core Competencies:

Practical and theoretical skills and knowledge are required for the following trades:

  • Auto Electrical
  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation
  • Millwright / Electro Mechanical
  • Fitting and Turning
  • Fitter
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Earth Moving Equipment Mechanic
  • Plater / Welder
  • Rigger Ropesman

These competencies are obtained in the well-equipped workshops of CTC.

Training, Venues and Periods

Training consists of periods of training at CTC, a Technical College (if required) and at the relevant employer.

Training at CTC is divided into three periods:

  • Basic
  • Advanced
  • Final – leading towards a Trade Test Examination.

The courses are written in a competency modular outcomes based and unit standard format. This simply means that the knowledge to be obtained is actually stipulated.

On completion of his/her Basic training, the student reverts back to his/her relevant employer and does practical, on-the-job training. A specific programme needs to be followed.

Training includes all work he/she has received during Basic training at CTC, on the relevant equipment as used by his/her employer.

During this period he/she must prove competency by doing prescribed tasks on which he/she must be found and certified competent by his/her supervisor. The student/trainee is assessed throughout his/her training programme.

Once competent, the student will be called in to CTC for Advanced training.

On completion of his/her Advanced training, the student reverts back to the relevant employer and does practical, on the job training, as per the specified programme.

Optional short course: During this period the student will also be called in to CTC for a course in Gas Testing and the Maintenance of Flameproof Equipment should it be required by the mine/company he/she is employed by.

On completion of the Compulsory Prescribed Tasks, the student will be called in to CTC for his/her Final training. During this period he/she will be trained in all aspects of the relevant trade in preparation of the Trade Test.

The actual Trade Test is done on the premises of CTC on equipment as prescribed by the QCTO,MQA or relevant SETA.

On passing this Trade Test, the student will receive a QCTO certificate of competence for the relevant trade.