National Certificate: Mechanical Fitting

About the Programme:

This is a dual apprenticeship programme as per the Centre of Specialisation curriculum. Click here to read more

A Mechanical Fitter works with materials like metal and is responsible for assembling parts and fitting sections of production machinery.

Job Opportunities:

These professionals find jobs in a variety of fields, such as the auto industry, mining, or the military. As a mechanical fitter, your duties include precisely measuring fittings, troubleshooting machinery, and repairing equipment when necessary. The career requires excellent technical skills and problem-solving ability.

Duration:
3 year programme

Curriculum:                
Apprentices are required to complete Knowledge Modules and Practical Modules at the College. The Work Place Modules are done with employers.

Admission Requirement:       
Before registration at the college, it is a requirement that the Apprentice is linked to an employer.

Upon completion:       
After completing the three year training the Apprentices are trade tested.

Offered at:                  
Westlake Campus

Programme:

Year One: Knowledge Modules:

Module Number

Module Title

Level

Credits

653303000-KM-01

Basic engineering theory

3

32

653303000-KM-02

Fitting Theory

4

38

Total knowledge credits for Qualification

70

 Practical Modules:

Module Number

Module Title

Level

Credits

653303000-PS-01

Fabricate simple components or work pieces using basic

hand skills and hand tools.

2

6

653303000-PS-02

Fabricate components or work pieces using power tools or

Machinery.

3

6

653303000-PS-03

Dissemble, clean and inspect mechanical sub-assemblies.

3

6

653303000-PS-04

Replace components and assemble mechanical subassemblies and machines.

3

6

653303000-PS-05

Do fault finding on mechanical sub-assemblies and machines.

4

12

653303000-PS-06

Repair mechanical sub-assemblies and machines.

4

12

653303000-PS-07

Install and commission mechanical sub-assemblies and

Machines.

4

12

653303000-PS-08

Overhaul mechanical sub-assemblies and machines, NQF

Level 4 (20)

4

20

Total practical credits for Qualification

80

 Work Experience Modules:

Module Number

Module Title

Level

Credits

653303000-WM-01

Fabrication processes in an engineering workshop.

2

20

653303000-WM-02

Routine mechanical component and machine maintenance

Processes.

 

3

 

40

653303000-WM-03

Maintenance planning and communication processes

 

3

 

10

653303000-WM-04

Repair mechanical faults on mechanical sub-assemblies and

Machines.

 

4

 

60

653303000-WM-05

Overhauling processes in an engineering workshop.

 

4

 

60

653303000-WM-06

Structured planning and communication processes in the Workplace.

 

4

 

60

653303000-WM-07

Engineering workshop control processes.

4

10

Total Work Experience credits for Qualification

260

 TOTAL CREDITS FOR Qualification: 410