Electricians are responsible for the inspection and maintenance of all types of electrical equipment on machinery, in beneficiation plants and buildings, including offices, hostels, houses, etc.

They are also responsible for the distribution of electricity, which includes the laying of cable networks and connection of transformers.

The following modules are done during training:

Basic Training

  • Theory:
    Units and prefixes
    Ohm- and Kirchoff's laws
  • Instruments:
    Use of electrical measuring instruments
    Testing of cables
    Determining of the layout of resistance circuits
  • Buildings:
    Lights and lighting circuits
    Stove switching
    Thermostatic controls
    Construct and wire installations
    Testing of single-phase installations
  • Single-phase motors:
    Single-phase motor theory
    Testing of single-phase motors
    Connecting a single-phase motor
    Forward-reverse controlled through a rotary switch and contactors
  • Three-phase motors:
    Three-phase motor theory
    Testing of three-phase motors
    Phasing of induction motors
    Direct-on-line starters
    Forward-reverse starters
    Sequence starters
    Overhaul a three-phase motor
  • Transformers:
    Transformer theory
    Star and Delta connections
    Connecting transformers for various applications
  • Relays:
    Reading of electric circuits
    Determining of the operation of a circuit from a circuit diagram
    Use of retaining circuits
    Use of electrical- and mechanical interlocking circuits
  • Hand Tools:
    Reading of engineering drawings
    Use of measuring instruments and marking off of materials
    Using a drilling machine, grinder, welding machine and oxy-acetylene equipment

Advanced Training


  • Semi-automatic motor starters
  • Fully-automatic motor starters
  • Resistance starters connected to slip-ring motors
  • Liquid starters connected to slip-ring motors
  • Pole changing (two speed) motors
  • Direct current machines
  • Ward-Leonard speed control
  • Energy meters
  • Load balancing
  • Testing of three-phase installations
      Basic Electronics
  • Soldering of components
  • Identification of resistors, diodes and inductors and the use there-of
  • Using an oscilloscope
  • Construct rectification circuits
  • Identify and use Zener diodes
  • Construct a voltage doubler
  • Identify transistor action and transistor configurations
  • Test regulated power supplies
  • Test thermistors and thermistor phase control
  • Explain and apply PLC operating principles

Final Training

During Final Training, learners receive intensive training to prepare them for the Trade Test. Training during this period includes all modules trained in during the Basic, Advanced and Electronic training phases.

Additional electronic modules can also be completed during this period should his/her company request/require this:

  • Test an amplifier.
  • Using a transistor as a switch.
  • Test multi-vibrators.
  • Identify operational amplifiers.
  • Construct a continuity tester.
  • Test a field effect transistor.
  • Test logic gates.
  • Fault-find circuits.
  • Test electronic systems.

For more information and specific modules, please feel free to contact CTC's engineering (administration) Department.

Any part of the course can also be done as per client specification.

The electronic course can also be done as a separate course (see Additional Courses).