Section 28 Fitter Training

section-28If you want to get qualified please contact the centre to discuss your way forward and if you meet the Merseta requirements an application can be submitted to Merseta for Trade Test dates.

Section 28 Method:

Training can be done part-time(weekends) or full time for private students.

Section 28 Evaluation:

An assessment will be conducted, on the outcome of the assessments a training programme will be designed to suit your needs. At the end of the training programme a report will be issued on the outcome of your training.

Training Courses

Fitter Training CourseSection 28Engineering SkillsCustomized Training
TRADE TEST: Duration: 2 days

ASSESSMENT: Assessments are offered at various levels of learner development, including pre-trade test assessment.

Fitting Phase 1
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Content:

  • General Safety
  • Drawings & Sketches
  • Identify & Use Hand Tools
  • Identify & Use Power Tools
  • Identify & Use Workshop equipment
  • Measuring instruments
  • Identify engineering metals, their characteristics and applications
  • Hand skills
  • Bearing & Bushes
Fitting Phase 2
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Content:

  • Keys & locking Devices
  • V-Belt drives
  • Chain Drives
  • Installation & Assembly of Machines
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Gearboxes
  • Marking Off
  • Basic Rigging
  • Pumps
  • Arc welding/Gas welding
Fitting Phase 3
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Content:

  • Coupling Alignment
  • V-Belt drives
  • Chain Drives
  • Thruster Brakes
  • Pumps
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Basic Pneumatics
  • Trade Test Preparation
Section 28 / Trade Test Brush Up: This course is offered part time on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) as well as Monday –Friday full time.

Duration: Depends on outcome of pre-assessment

Course content:

  • Identify & Use Hand Tools
  • Marking Off
  • Basic Bearing Maintenance
  • Indirect Drives (V- Belt & Chain)
  • Direct Drives (Couplings)
  • Manufacture Keys
  • Marking Off & Drilling of Flanges
  • Direct Drives (Couplings)
  • Pumps
  • Gearboxes
  • Introduction to Pneumatics
  • Introduction to Hydraulics
Introduction to Engineering Skills – Module 1 to 8

These courses are aimed at handymen/artisan assistants, operators or any persons who wish to develop their basic engineering skills. All courses are offered as 5 day modules and learners/companies can choose which modules they would like to attend. Theoretical and practical components of the tasks are covered during instruction and learners will be required to do a practical and theoretical assessment of all tasks.

Duration: Modules are set at 5 days and the total duration depends on number of modules covered.
Course Content:

Introduction to Engineering Skills Module 1 - Handskills
Course Duration: 5 Days

Module Duration
Measuring (Tape Measure, Steel Rule & Vernier) 1 Day
Marking Off 1 Day
Filing 2 Day
Hacksawing 1 Day
Introduction to Engineering Skills Module 2 – Work Shop Tools
Course Duration: 5 Days

Module Duration
Drilling (Pedestal Drill) 1 Day
Tapping & Threading (by Hand) 1 Day
Grinding (Pedestal Grinders) 1 Day
Use Presses (Hand & Hydraulic) 1 Day
Operate a Bandsaw 1 Day
Introduction to Engineering Skills Module 3 – Power Tools
Course Duration: 5 Days

Module Duration
Use a Hand Operated Drill 1 Day
Use a Hand Operated Jig Saw 1 Day
Use an angle grinder 2 Day
Use pneumatic Power Tools 1 Day
Introduction to Engineering Skills Module 4 – Alignment of pumps DTI
Course Duration: 5 Days

Module Duration
Stripping, Cleaning & Assembly of Components 3 Days
Gaskets & Seals 2 Days
Introduction to Engineering Skills Module 5 – Fluid Systems
Course Duration: 5 Days

Module Duration
Fit & Remove Bearings 3 Days
Lubrication 2 Days
Introduction to Engineering Skills Module 6 – Gearbox
Course Duration: 5 Days

Module Duration
Fit & Remove V-Belts & Pulleys 1 Day
Align V-Belts & Pulleys 1 & 1/2 Days
Fit & Remove Sprockets & Chains 1 Day
Align Sprockets & Chains 1 & 1/2 Days
Introduction to Engineering Skills Module 7 – V-Belt & Chain Drives
Course Duration: 5 Days

Module Duration
Fit & Remove Couplings 2 Days
Align Couplings 3 Days
Introduction to Engineering Skills Module 8 – Arc Welding
Course Duration: 5 Days

Module Duration
Arc Welding 5 Days
Courses can be tailor made to suit companies’ needs, including “on-site” training. Cost and duration will depend on number of learners, level of training and number of modules selected.
Please contact the training centre for more details regarding these courses.

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