Colliery Training College
Occupational Qualification

CTC delivers Engineering skills training under both Occupational Qualifications as well as the Listed (pre-2009 Legacy) Qualifications.  

However, care must be taken when deciding on a Legacy trade since in accordance with the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) Policy 2021 that states:

  • The last date of first-time learner enrolment for Pre-2009 qualifications shall be 30 June 2024.
  • The last date of achievement for learners enrolled for Pre-2009 qualifications shall be 30 June 2027.

This means that any learner registered on Legacy with CTC, must be done with their full training within this accreditation period, this includes SDP (Off-Job) and Workplace (On-Job) training.

CTC welcomes students on both qualifications, however, bear in mind that any student enrolled on Legacy (Listed), whether they are already registered or whether they must still be enrolled in during Q1 or Q2 of 2024, must achieve the qualification prior to 30 June 2027.

Core Competencies:

Practical and theoretical skills and knowledge are required for the following trades:

Occupational Qualifications (Single Trades)

Transportation Electrician
(Auto Electrician)
Diesel MechanicHeavy Equipment Mechanic
ElectricianMechanical Fitter
Instrumentation MechanicianFitter and Turner
Metal MachinistRigger

These competencies are obtained in the well-equipped workshops of CTC.

Entry Requirements:

  • To start on an Occupational qualification, one requires at least a Grade 11.
  • To exit a trade qualification, one requires at least an N2 with four trade specific subjects.  As stipulated in the Trade Test Regulation.

Training Approach and Periods

The Occupational Qualifications’ curriculum is a combination Knowledge Modules (Trade theories that would have been covered by the TVET and FET Colleges) now a function CTC will perform, Practical Modules and Workplace Experience Modules completed, assessed and signed-off at a
Workplace Approved Employer / Site.

Training Program Breakdown:

  • Workplace Fundamentals (28 days) – Compulsory as part of the Occupational Curriculum, and will cover:
    •  Workplace Compliance (20 days) – Legislation applicable to the industry as well as trade specific.
    • First Aide, Fire Awareness and HIRA (4 days)
    • Computer Skills (4 days)

Note:  The Workplace Fundamental courses are available as a whole or separately to individuals. 

  • Phase training, Knowledge and Practical Modules – at 12 weeks per phase
    • Trades will be covered over 3 Phases and then Finals
    • Fitter and Turner will take 4 phases and Finals, and Millwright will be completed in 6 phases (3 Electrical and 3 Mechanical) as well as Finals.
    • Phases can be done as per client preferences within the provided schedule.
  • Workplace Experience Modules – 100% of all modules must be successfully completed prior to a learner attempting final training. – Duration linked to Credits (Notional Hours)
  • Final Training which will be preparation for the Assessments – 16 weeks for most trades and 20 weeks for Fitter & Turner and Millwright.  On completion a learner will be required to complete 2 Assessment to be found Competent on the Qualification, an Internal Summative Assessment (ISA) and an External Integrated Summative Assessment.