All machinery requires components and parts to make them work. Fitters and turners are the people responsible for the manufacturing and installation of these pieces. They use different tools and machines such as mills and drills to turn metal into the required parts and then install them into the greater structure to complete the machine. After installation they run various tests to ensure everything is running as it should and make alterations if needed.

By knowing how to do Mathematics and Technical Drawings, you will be able to design structures and by understanding the theories involved, you will have a better idea of what each project needs to succeed. The knowledge and skills you’ll acquire through this course would give you the relevant background to become a Fitter and Turner. Even though Fitting and Turning is a physical job, it is important to be educated in the theories that apply to construction and operations.

How is the programme structured?
The National Certificate (Vocational) is a three year qualification made up of three certificates obtained on NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4.

All National Certificate (Vocational) programmes consist of a fundamentals learning component and a vocational component and comprise 130 credits on each level.

What will I learn?
The vocational subjects for the National Certificate (Vocational) Information Technology are:

Level 2

  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Systems
  • Physical Science
    OR Fitting and Turning
    OR Automotive Repair & Maintenance
    OR Welding
Level 3

  • Engineering Practice and Maintenance
  • Materials Technology
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
    (CAD)
  • Physical Science
    OR Fitting and Turning
    OR Automotive Repair &
    Maintenance
    OR Engineering Fabrication – Sheet
    Metal Worker
    OR Welding
Level 4

  • Engineering Processes
  • Professional Engineering Practice
  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Physical Science
    OR Fitting and Turning
    OR Automotive Repair &
    Maintenance
    OR Fitting & Turning
    OR Automotive Repair &
    Maintenance
    OR Engineering Fabrication-
    Boilermaking
    OR Engineering Fabrication – Sheet
    Metal Worker Or Welding

What is the minimum entrance requirements

  • A year end school report for Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12, or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification, or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2 , or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RLP) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

Duration

3 years full-time (1 year per level; January – December)
*(Part-time – Not available)