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Course: Boilermaker

Trade Title: Boilermaker

OFO No: 651302

Accreditation Body: Quality Council for Trades and Occupations

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What is a Boilermaker

A boilermaker is a tradesperson who fabricates steel, iron, or copper into boilers and other large containers intended to hold hot gas or liquid, as well as maintains and repairs boilers and boiler systems.

What does a Boilermaker do?

  • Accurately reading plans
  • Building to specifications
  • Cleaning and inspecting boiler for proper functioning
  • Constructing, assembling, maintaining
  • Repairing stationary steam boilers
  • Testing assembled vessels
  • Straightening or reshaping bent pressure vessels

Personal Qualities Required:

  • Mechanical skills: Boilermakers must use and maintain many types of equipment, such as welding machines and hoists.
  • Unafraid of heights or confined spaces: Boilermakers often work inside a vat or boiler, and must be able to handle...
  • Physical strength and stamina: You must be able to lift heavy equipment and spend many hours on your feet

Training Requirements:

  • You will need to obtain institutional learning at a training institution like Artisan Training Institute, in order for all your modules to be performed in the presence of and signed off by a registered Training Officer as competent. All modules passed will be signed off in your Logbook by the Training Officer.
  • Your Phase I would typically last around 15 weeks, after which you would need to obtain experiential (on-the-job) training for a period of 9 months, working under supervision of a registered Artisan at an accredited workplace. The Artisan will sign off all the relevant workplace modules performed on the job.
  • Your Phase II will commence thereafter for a period of 12 weeks.  Once again you would need to continue your on-the-job training as mentioned above for another period of 9 months.
  • Once all the relevant modules in both your Off-the-Job Logbook (training institute) and On-the-Job Logbook have been successfully completed and signed off, you will be able to apply to write the Trade Test.
  • Upon the successful demonstration to the QCTO that all the requirements for writing the Trade Test have been met, will your Trade Test date be issued.

Boilermaker Phase 1

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This course counts towards a credited Boilermaker Qualification which consists of both Theory and Practical Workplace Training. This online part of the course covers the Theory only.

The courses are accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) of South Africa.

Boilermaker Phase 2

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This course counts towards a credited Boilermaker Qualification which consists of both Theory and Practical Workplace Training. This online part of the course covers the Theory only.

The courses are accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) of South Africa.