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Occupational Certificate: Diesel Mechanic

SAQA ID: 117237, 540 Credits , Occupational Certificate Article 26D (RED SEAL*)

Are you looking to become an Diesel Mechanic? The Occupational Certificate in Diesel Mechanic is designed to equip learners with skills and knowledge to operate vehicles in a productive, cost-effective and in an efficient way. These vehicles include, trucks, buses, fire engines and other related specialised vehicles such as drill rigs, battle field equipment used by small, medium and large private and public enterprises to transport goods and passengers. Such vehicles need to function effectively and be well maintained in order to meet road safety and environmental standards. Learners will be trained to perform a variety of skilled tasks as Diesel Mechanics who contribute to the success of related business if their employers in organisations running fleet services, in maintenance and repair services, and also in dealerships and independent workshops. 

 

The journey to your RED SEAL: This is a Occupation Trade that requires a RED SEAL to practise as a designated Electrician as per article Occupational Certificate Article 26D (RED SEAL*)

 

 

Part 1

Theory Modules

Runs with Part 2

 

Theory Exam

Part 2

Practical Training

Runs with Part 1

 

Logbook, Observation & Assessment

Part 3

Workplace Modules

+- 18 months

 

Observation & Logbook

Trade Test for
RED SEAL

 

Features & Benefits

  • This qualification consists of Compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill, and Work Experience Modules 

 

  • The South African qualification for Diesel Mechanic compares well with all the international countries chosen for the comparability study. They all place emphasis on either internship requirements or on-the-job training and on general bookkeeping and financial administration duties across micro and medium organisations.

 

  • The curriculum used by these international institutions has been emulated in the South African Qualification to allow learners to be functional and ready to cope with the working environment.   

 

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies.

 

  • Students get access to our online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit www.recruitgraduates.co.za for more.   

 

 

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical OR
  • N1 Pass (with mathematics and science) OR
  • Vocational or Further Education Certificate at any level OR
  • Recognition of prior learning through an RPL process

 

IMPORTANT: If you don't meet our minimum entry requirement, you can still apply for special admission, regardless of what formal education you have. Please note that there are terms and conditions for this application, and all approvals will be made at the discretion of Academic Board.

Regulatory Information

 

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

 

  • Understanding of general principles and critical issues relating to performing scheduled maintenance on diesel vehicles according to accepted industry standards are demonstrated.
  • The work is systematically planned and is prepared according to task requirements.
  • Technical information is sourced and correctly interpreted.
  • Components are removed, replaced and tested as per the service schedule.
  • The service is performed according to the manufacturer's schedule, specifications and timeframes.
  • The maintenance report accurately reflects the condition of all the required components and systems, including defective components.
  • All activities are performed according to safety and environmental requirements.
  • Workmanship industry standards are met.

 

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

 

  • Understanding of the general principles and critical issues related to removing, disassembling, assessing and replacing diesel engine and vehicle system components according to accepted industry standards is demonstrated.
  • All waste materials are disposed of and the work area is restored according to health, safety and environmental requirements and all activities are performed according to safety and environmental requirements.

 

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

 

  • Understanding of the operating principles of diesel engine and vehicle systems and components are demonstrated.
  • Understanding of general principles and critical processes, sequence and safety requirements for diagnosing and repairing diesel engine and vehicle systems and their components according to accepted industry standards is demonstrated.
  • Diagnostic equipment is operated according to the manufacturer's procedures and standards.
  • Diagnostic codes and events are correctly interpreted. Technical information is sourced and correctly interpreted.
  • All faults are diagnosed correctly and within stipulated timeframes. Faults are repaired according to the manufacturer's procedures and specifications.
  • The work area is restored according to health, safety and environmental requirements.

 

Integrated Assessment:

 

Integrated formative assessment: Skills development providers will use the Curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

 

Integrated summative assessment:

 

An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality Partner, is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria. The external integrated summative assessment will be conducted through a trade test as prescribed under Section 26D of the Skills Development Act and defined by the Trade Test Regulations. It will be conducted through an evaluation of written and practical tasks covering critical aspects of the trade in a simulated environment at an assessment centre accredited by QCTO and conducted by an Assessor registered by the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB). The assessment will take place over a minimum of 2 days.

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:

 

 

  • CORECore Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series, i5, 16GB

R16 500.00 Learn More

The laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. 

Core Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 8GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11

R18 000.00 Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor-heavy tasks.

Medium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 16GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 16GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11 Pro

R25 500.00  Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

Dell G15 5511, 11th Generation Intel Core i5-11400H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia RTX3050ti w/4GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 11 Pro (64 Bit)

  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    • Full Time, Contact (Hybrid) Learning
      • Duration: +-12 Months
      • Classes conducted 5 days a week, 3-6 hours/day
      • Theory modules classes can be attended on campus AND/OR Online
      • Practical modules and exercises must be done on campus

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    On completion of this qualification learners are able to:

    • Perform preventative and scheduled maintenance on diesel vehicles.
    • Dismantle, inspect, assess, repair and assemble diesel engine and vehicle system components.
    • Diagnose and repair faults in diesel engine and vehicle systems and their components.
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

     

    • Free WIFI (Unlimited, On-Campus only)
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide
    • Access to myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets
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What you get

Occupational Certificate: Diesel Mechanic (RED SEAL)

 

  • The student will receive a occupational certificate from the QCTO when he passes the relevant trade test.

Part 1

Theory Modules

Runs in Parallel with Part 2

 

Theory Exam

Part 2

Practical Training

Runs in Parallel with Part 1

 

Practical Logbook, Observation & Assessment

Part 3

Workplace Modules

Complete in +- 18 months

 

Employer Practical Observation & Logbook

Trade Test for
RED SEAL

Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.

* As per Communique 2 of 2022 from the Council of Higher Education, all programs accredited for contact mode only may be offered in all delivery modes for the 2023 academic year. 

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Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online
Learning

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online
Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Diesel Mechanic. 

Workplace fundamentals (NQF2)
 
Foundational concepts for mechanics (NQF2)
 
Vehicle and equipment fundamentals (NQF2)
 
Basic engine systems (NQF2)
 
Vehicle, equipment and propulsion systems (NQF3)
 
Electrical systems and basic electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic principles (NQF3)
 
Advanced vehicle and equipment systems (NQF4)
 
Problem solving and engine optimisation (NQF4)
 
Work safely and respond to emergencies (NQF2)
 
Use tools and equipment (NQF2)
 
Cut and join metals (NQF2)
 
Remove and install mechanical components (gaskets, seals, bearings and locking devices) (NQF2)
 
Work with auto-electric and auto-electronic components (NQF2)
 
Work with fluid power components (NQF2)
 
Maintain and service vehicles and vehicle components (NQF2)
 
Dismantle, assess and reassemble engines and engine sub-assemblies (NQF3)
 
Dismantle, assess and reassemble vehicle sub-assemblies (NQF3)
 
Remove, test, repair and refit engines and vehicle components (NQF3)
 
Diagnose and repair vehicle systems (NQF4)
 
Diagnose and repair electrical systems (NQF4)
 
Diagnose and repair electronically controlled vehicle systems (NQF4)
 
Routine scheduled services (NQF2)
 
Removal and replacement of engine sub-system components (including batteries) (NQF3)
 
Removal and replacement of other vehicle sub-system components (NQF3)
 
Engine removal and installation processes (NQF3)
 
Repair processes for vehicle sub-systems (NQF3)
 
Diagnosis and repair of electrical systems (charging, starting, lighting and auxiliary) (NQF4)
 
Diagnosis and repair of electronic control systems (NQF4)
 
Diagnosis and repair of engines and engine sub-systems (NQF4)
 
Diagnosis and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems (NQF4)
 
Diagnosis and repair of brake systems (NQF4)
 
Diagnosis and repair of drive train systems (NQF4)
 
Diagnosis and repair of steering and suspension systems (NQF4)
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 08 July 2024
    Late Registration In Progress
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact
  • 10 February 2025
    17 February 2025
    Full Time, Contact

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