Program Overview

Boilermakers are trades person who cut, shape, assemble and weld steel to construct and repair metal products and structures for boilers, ships, iron and steel structures and other vessels. A boilermaker is a trained craftsman who produces steel fabrications from plates and sections.

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of the Learner in a variety of engineering related sectors. Engineering Fabrication is a generic engineering and trade related qualification that builds on the fundamentals of fabrication. This qualification will provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries making use of engineering fabrication.

The main skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to produce components of some complexity using a variety of fabrication methods. This capability requires an understanding of, and the ability to, lay out and mark off shapes; set up and use powered machinery; develop and fabricate from drawings and sketches and cut and join components using welding and other mechanical methods.

The metal components that the qualified person fabricates will be vital for the construction, maintenance and reliable operation of equipment and machinery in a variety of industries.

The qualification adds value to the qualifying learner in terms of enrichment of the person, recognition, and contributes towards the achievement of “artisan" status or other accepted progression route.

This qualification is intended for learners who want to follow or further a career in the field of engineering fabrication in any of various industries, such as the Mining and Minerals Industry; Chemical; Petro-chemical; Metal, Engineering and related industries. This qualification is for learners who wish to further their learning and to possibly specialise in fabrication, within the context of boiler making, plating, welding, sheet metal working or auto vehicle body building.

Why study with us?

We provide high quality academic trainings that will enable you to get qualified in your chosen field; you will also be provided with a solid foundation to help you build your career or business. We’ll help you achieve your ambitions no matter how big they are and at the same time open your mind to possibilities you didn’t even know existed. Our standards are very high yet, we are easily accessible and affordable to everyone irrespective of their socio-economic background.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 11 or Matric,
  • A senior certificate or
  • International students with Senior School Certificate can apply.

Program Modules

  • Engineering Science
  • Metal workers theory
  • Plating & structural steel Drawing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanotechnology
  • Welders theory
  • Engineering Drawing

Internship Requirement

This programme requires that the student undertakes an internship for a minimum of 18 months in relevant industry after completing the in-class academic study. There is an opportunity for job placement assistance through our industry network after graduating depending on availability.

Qualification Obtainable 

Certificates are issued by the Department of Education for each level passed and subsequently a Diploma in Boiler Making after passing level N6 of the engineering studies. Certificates and Diplomas are issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Program Accreditation Information 

QCTO accreditation No: SDP1220/16/0017
Department of Higher Education and Training accreditation No: 2019/FE07/011

Duration, Study Mode & Intake Dates

Full Time

  • Study Duration: 2 Years 
  • Admission dates: January, May and September every year

Online & Part Time  

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Admission dates: January, May and September every year

Career Opportunities

  • Boiler making welder
  • Artisan Boilermaker
  • Sales and service engineer
  • Stainless steel welder
  • Heating equipment designer

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