Boilermaking

What do Boilermakers Do?

Boilermakers make and install boilers and other large containers that house gases or liquids such as oil but they may work on projects as diverse as bridges to blast furnaces to the construction of mining equipment.  Job duties include reading blueprints, casting pieces and bending them into shape , and welding or bolting pieces together.  Boilermakers also test completed boilers and perform routine maintenance.  They often upgrade boilers to meet environmental standards and increase their efficiency.  Boilermakers can work for refineries or construction or natural resource companies, or they can find careers as metal fabricators or power or water plant operators.

Being a boilermaker is physically demanding and workers must have the necessary strength, coordination, and manual dexterity to complete the job.  They also must possess various technical skills, such as the ability to weld, work with a variety of tools, and use rigging.  Boilermakers must be prepared to travel to project sites and spend long spans of time away from home.
Other Courses to take note of:
•  Cutting Torch Skills  •  Plasma Cutting Skills  •  Welding •

Minimum Requirements?

Grade 9

Career Opportunities?

Boilers, tanks and vats are used in many buildings, factories and ships.  Boilers heat water or other fluids under extreme pressure to generate electric power and to provide heat.  Large tanks and vats are used to process and store chemicals, oil, beer and hundreds of other products.  Boilermakers may help erect and repair air pollution abatement equipment, blast furnaces, water treatment plants, storage and process tanks, and smokestacks.  Boilermakers also install refractory brick and other heat-resistant materials in fireboxes or pressure vessels.  Some install and maintain the huge pipes used in dams to send water to and from hydro-electric power generation turbines.

  • BASIC BOILERMAKING
  • COMPREHENSIVE BOILERMAKING
  • BOILERMAKER APPRENTICESHIP
  • BASIC ANGLE GRINDING
  • CUTTING TORCH
  • PLASMA CUTTING SKILLS
  • BASIC RIGGING

This course is for the person that would like to become a boilermakers and will focus on the core skill sets necessary to work with steel fabrication from plates and sections.

Course Content:

Module 1: Monitoring Safety and Equipment

Module 2: Engineering Materials

Module 3: Interpret Structural Steel Drawings and welding symbols

Module 4: Engineering Tools

Module 5: Power Machinery

Module 6: Oxy Fuel Gas Cutting

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R14 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 20 working days (4 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Registration on SETA National Learner Data Base
• SETA statement of results for the following unitstandards:

  • 243075 – Draw and interpret simple, plate pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings.
  • 116520 – Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace
  • 243067 – Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process
  • 12240 – Form and shape sheet metal using hand and power tools

A boilermaker is a trades person who manufactures, installs and maintains boilers, tanks and vats. Boilers heat the liquid, usually water, that is used to generate electric power or provide heat to buildings, factories or ships. Tanks and vats are storage containers that hold chemicals, oil and other liquids.

Course Content:

Module 1: Monitoring Safety and Equipment

Module 2: Engineering Materials

Module 3: Interpret Structural Steel Drawings and welding symbols

Module 4: Engineering Tools

Module 5: Power Machinery

Module 6: Oxy Fuel Gas Cutting

Module 7: Triangulation Method to develop a hopper

Module 8: Parallel method to develop a square pipe

Module 9: Construction Layout

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R32 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 45 working days (9 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Registration on SETA National Learner Data Base
• SETA statement of results for the following unitstandards:

  • 243075 – Draw and interpret simple, plate pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings
  • 116520 – Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace
  • 243067 – Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process
  • 12240 – Form and shape sheetmetal using hand and power tools
  • 12253 – Cut, drill and punch, assemble and mechanically join structural steel work
  • 12252 – Develop and fabricate from complex drawings

During the apprenticeship, all apprentices will be supported by a mentor. 
For more information please contact the office.

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R42 000.00 per year

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

The course is over a period of 3 years, where 14 weeks a year is at the college and the rest is done within job placement.

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

This course will teach the fundamentals needed to work with angle grinders.

Course Content:

Disc Safety

Maintenance & storage

Inspection of Blades

Safe cutting procedures

Before starting work with a grinder – Check

Guards on angle grinders

Duty of care

Electrical safety

Hazards

Hazard control methods

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R1900.00 

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 1 working day

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Certificate of Completion

This course will teach the fundamentals needed to work with a cutting torch.

Course Content:

System Components

System Assembly

Light Up

Storage

Cutting Instructions

Maintenance

Troubleshooting

Repairs

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R12 650.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 20 working days (4 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Certificate of Completion

This course will teach the fundamentals needed to perform plasma cutting tasks.

Course Content:

The meaning of Plasma arc cutting abbreviations and terminology

The different types of plasma arc cutting

The equipment used for common applications

Common cutting problems, identification and rectification

Process relationship with other arc processes

The selection of appropriate Plasma arc cutting equipment

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R12 650.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 20 working days (4 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Certificate of Completion

This course will teach the basics in rigging, riggers design and install the lifting or rolling equipment needed to raise, roll, slide or lift objects such as with a crane or block and tackle.

Course Content:

Identify and select lifting equipment

Convey loads by means of lifting equipment

Care and store of lifting equipment

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R1900.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 2 working days

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Certificate of Completion

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