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Tooling Centre of Excellence

 

WHO ARE WE?

The Tooling Centre of Excellence (TCOE) is a state of the art world-class facility specifically established to spearhead Apprentice and Learnership training in the field of Tool, Jig & Die making and related engineering studies. 

WHAT DO WE DO?

TCOE is in the business of skill-sets development. We conduct full-time courses that is Apprenticeships and Learnerships and part-time short courses.

WHAT CAPACITY DO WE HAVE?

TCOE has both the capability and expertise of training from the basic conventional forms of machining to the most sophisticated Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining.

All CNC machines are accompanied by dedicated high specification computers that are networked to a further seven high specification computers in a CAD/CAM designing facility.

OUR STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES

  • Conventional machining
  • CNC (Computerised Numerical Control)
  • CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Drawing/Computer Aided Machining)
  • CNC Simulation (Milling & Lathe)

WHAT COURSES DO WE OFFER?

  1. Learnerships (Tool & Die Makers):- Three year, MERSETA accredited courses enabling learners to become competent at NQF levels 2, 3 and 4.  On completion of NQF level 4, learners are competent as Tool and Die Machinists and qualify to apply for Trade Test to become artisans.
  2. Time-based Apprenticeships (Tool & Die Makers):- Three to four year, MERSETA accredited courses that give learners the opportunity to undergo a voluntary trade test in order to qualify as an artisan.
  3. Accelerated Artisan Training Program (AATP) (Tool & Die Makers):- Two year, MERSETA accredited courses that give learners the opportunity to undergo a voluntary trade test in order to qualify as an artisan.

SHORT COURSES

  • Conventional Lathe
  • Conventional Milling
  • CAD (Using Solid Edge Catia,and NX)
  • CNC Manual Programming
  • CNC Tool setting
  • CNC Machining
  • Design (Basic)
  • Design (Advanced)
  • Cam

WHO ARE OUR SOCIAL PARTNERS?

  • National Tooling Initiative (NTI)
  • KZN Tooling Initiative (KZN TI)
  • Department of Trade & Industry
  • Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA)
  • Northlink FET College, Wingfield Campus
  • Durban Automotive Cluster

 

Tooling centre

Manager: Mr T. Ndlela
T: +27 31 274 8441,
F: +27 31 206 1921
E: ndlelat.ckzdur@feta.gov.za