Thrive in the Automotive Industry with Basic Mechanical Engineering.

Why Choose the Occupational Certificate Programme?

If you’re passionate about Mechanical Engineering and eager to excel in the dynamic automotive sector, this course is for you. You’ll acquire essential foundation skills in mathematics, drawing, and computer literacy, setting the stage for success in the mechanical field. Whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, this comprehensive course offers both theoretical and hands-on learning to equip you with the knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in mechanical engineering.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with:
  • Grade 10
The Certificate in Basic Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations (QCTO). The QCTO is a public entity responsible for quality assurance and the oversight of the design, accreditation, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications and skills programmes.
Certificates are issued by Berea Technical College (BTC). Berea Technical College is accredited by Umalusi Council of Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training and by the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations. Programmes are fully accredited with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
  • Draughtsman – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R500 000 a year
  • Junior Process Controller – Pay Estimate: +/- R240 000 to R520 000 a year
  • Maintenance Supervisor – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R450 000 a year

Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Occupational Certificate pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Occupational Certificate professional training, you can progress to other programmes offered by us or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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