Practical training at UMF-TTC is enhanced by theoretical tuition. Furthermore, the on-job training programme is done at the respective employers. The competency-based training schedule for learners is dependable on the student’s own progress and performance.

Core Competencies:

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

  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation
  • Millwright / Electro-Mechanical
  • Fitting and Turning
  • Fitter
  • Turner
  • Plater / Boilermaker
  • Welder
  • Plumber
  • Rigger / Ropesman
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter

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

Training, Venues and Periods:

Training consists of periods of training at UMF-TTC, a Technical College (if required) and at the relevant employer.

Training at UMF-TTC is divided into three periods:

  • Introduction to the Trade
  • Basic
  • Advanced
  • Final – leading towards a Trade Test Examination.

The courses are written in a competency modular outcomes-based and unit standard format. This simply means that the knowledge to be obtained is actually stipulated.

On completion of his/her Basic training, the student reverts back to his/her relevant employer and does practical, on-the-job training. A specific programme needs to be followed.

Training includes all work he/she has received during Basic training at UMF-TTC, on the relevant equipment as used by his/her employer.

During this period he/she must prove competency by doing prescribed tasks on which he/she must be found and certified competent by his/her supervisor. The student/trainee is assessed throughout his/her training programme.

Once competent, the student will be called into UMF-TTC for Advanced training.

On completion of his/her Advanced training, the student reverts back to the relevant employer and does practical, on the job training, as per the specified programme.


Optional short course:

During this period the student can also be called to UMF-TTC for courses relevant to the trade.

On completion of the Compulsory Prescribed Tasks, the student will be called into UMF-TTC for his/her Final training. During this period he/she will be trained in all aspects of the relevant trade in preparation for the Trade Test.

The actual Trade Test is done on the premises of UMF-TTC on equipment as prescribed by the QCTO.

On passing this Trade Test, the student will receive a QCTO certificate of competence for the relevant trade.