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The Foundation Programme

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The Foundation Programme consists of three phases per level, namely Knowledge, Practical and On-the-Job Training. Added to this, individual support is provided to students for the progress of personal development plans to ensure that they achieve the required outcomes.

The following graphic gives an overview of the Programme.

Entry requirements:
• Grade 12 with Mathematics (35%), Physical Science (35%) and English (40%)
• NC(V)4 with Mathematics (40%), Physical Science (50%) and English (40%)
• N3 with Mathematics (40%), Engineering Science (40%) as well as Grade 12 or NC(V)4 English (40%)

Selection for the programme:
In order to be selected in to the programme prospective students must complete the application form and submit the form on or before the specified closing date. Selected applicants will be interviewed and if successful, will participate in a final assessment. Once selected into the programme, students will have to sign a training contract.

Cost of the Foundation Programme:
Students’ course fee will be sponsored by the programme within limits. Students will also receive a stipend in Phase 3, on-the-job training of the programme. Students will however be responsible for their own travel and accommodation for the total period of training.

Application form
Download an application form here
Download the Foundation Programme brochure

The Master Toolmaker Programme

The Master Toolmaker Programme is designed to equip individuals with the competency tools and techniques necessary to succeed in specialist fields within the manufacturing industry. The programme is offered as a modular part-time course over a period of two years at technical and academic universities participating in the NTI Programme in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. This practical, well-structured programme is based on the German Master Artisan model and has been moulded to the needs of the South African Manufacturing Industry.  Entry requirements are a NQF level 4 Mechanical Engineering qualification (or higher) plus a toolmaker trade or equivalent with at least four years of experience in one of the fields of specialization.

Areas of specialisation include:

  • Plastics Mould Making
  • Metal Forming Die Making
  • Casting and Die Casting or Mouldmaker/Patternmaker
  • Machine Building and
  • Precision Machining

Application form
Download an application form here
Download the Master Toolmaker Programme brochure