• Fitter and Turner

    Purpose of the qualification

    The standard and level of the fitting and turning qualification is designed to give students the necessary skills needed to function effectively in any industry and to meet the challenges of the engineering assembly and machining environment.

    The qualification recognises skills such as the ability to identify faults, the application of disassembly techniques, equipment maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical components and repairing equipment during production. These skills are based on an understanding of machine theory, machine functioning and maintenance, engineering equipment, principles of geometry and engineering drawings. Hand skills are very important in this course.

    What will the students learn?

    Engineer machining is characterized by work-to-order, low volume production of components by using different machining methods in a variety of industries, including the automotive repair, metal, appliance manufacturing, plastics, tyres and rubber industries.

    The following is a condensed version of the curriculum:


    • Turning with a tolerance of 0,03 mm
    • Milling with a tolerance of 0,03 mm and squareness of 0,03 mm
    • Grinding with a tolerance of 0,010 mm
    • Introduction to CNC programming


    • The disassembly, diagnosis, repair and assembly of gearboxes, pumps and lower units
    • Knowledge of different types of chain / belt and shaft alignment with a tolerance of 0.05 mm
    • Knowledge of the operation of braking systems
    • The design and construction of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
    • Knowledge of hoisting equipment and the practical implementation of the task
    • Knowledge of the basics of various welding methods and welding penetrations

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    Curriculum: Fitter and Turner curriculum 2014

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