Electricians are involved in the generation, transmission, distributions and usage of electricity.

They install, repair and maintain electrically operated equipment such as generators, geysers, refrigerators and stoves. They detect electrical faults and repair.  Repairs may involve replacing fuses, switches or wires; once the repair is complete the electrician tests the equipment to ensure that it is working.


By law, only qualified electricians are allowed to connect cables to electric motors and switch gear and to handle the electrical wiring of all electrically equipped buildings-During the building, for example, of a new factory, an electrician must ensure that the electrical cables are installed.


Electricians working at power stations install and maintain power generators, including the servicing of electrical meters and transformers. Some perform regu. Inspectors on motors, switch gear and transformers to ensure safe functioning.

Entry Requirements

It is assumed that learners embarking on learning towards this qualification are in possession of:

  • N2 Mathematic
  • Engineering Science
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Electrical Trade theory

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities exist at employers such as:

  • Government department
  • Transportation Services
  • Municipalities
  • Factories
  • Large industrial plantsCompanies


Induction & safety

Workshop Practice

  • Power tools
  • Hand tools
  • Material
  • Drawing & Sketches

Basic Electricity

  • Electricity theory
  • Portable measuring equipment
  • Cables
  • Basic Domestic wiring


Advanced Electricity

  • Panel /measuring equipment
  • Lighting
  • Transformers


AC/DC Motors

  • Test & Connect DC Motors
  • Test & Connect Single Phase Motors
  • Test & Connect Single Phase Motors

Motor Control

  • Start
  • C



  • Design & Build Electronic Circuits
  • Programmable Logical Controllers


Fault Finding

  • Fault find panels and motors
  • Maintain panels and motors



  • Understanding of Regulations
  • Domestic and Industrial Installations
  • Testing of Installations


Arc & Gas Welding

Workplace Experience


The learner is exposed to relevant equipment in the workplace during his 54 weeks plant training .

The theory must also be consolidated with the practical.

The daily tasks to be carried out by the learner (together with  an artisan)  will be determined by the first fine supervisor ; but the supervisor must also allow certain time for the tasks to be completed by the learner as considered to be PREREQUISITE  for the writing of the trade test.


The mentor will sign off a task in his/ her logbook when the learner has been tested and has mastered the tasks.  All applicable modules must be completed and signed off before the trade test  is done.

Institutional training


During a one week induction training session learners will receive orientation in their new leaning environment. They will also learn how to study and be made aware of all relevant safety aspects of the working environment.


In addition to the above the duration of institutional training is 35 weeks. During these 35 weeks we will focus on their skills, their understanding of the subject as well as knowledge required to be declared competent as diesel/ motor mechanic

A further one week will be used to equip learners with life skills to ensure their competitive advantage in the working environment.

Four weeks are allowed for trade finishing