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Description

Diesel mechanics diagnose and repair the mechanical and electrical faults of diesel vehicles and machinery. Diesel mechanics diagnose engine trouble, dismantle the engine when necessary, and replace or repair defective parts. They reassemble the engine and repair mechanical and electrical faults in construction machinery. In most cases electrical diagnostic equipment is used to locate problems - experienced diesel mechanics are able to locate a problem by listening to the noise in the engine. Mechanical parts are replaced or minor adjustments made.

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 Mechanic 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. In the mining and minerals sector diesel mechanics repair and maintain the diesel engines that power transportation equipment such as heavy trucks, as well as cranes and bulldozers.

Duties of the diesel mechanic include detecting engine trouble, taking apart an engine when necessary, replacing or repairing defective equipment / machinery parts and repairing mechanical and electrical faults in machinery. Diesel mechanics usually work with hand tools such as wrenches and pliers, as well as power tools such as welding equipment, jacks and hoists. They usually need to inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to identify malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analysers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.

What Will I Learn?

  • 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.

Duration

  • Fulltime – 36 months
  • RPL – to be completed within a year.

Entry Level Requirements

  • NQF Level 1 with a 50% pass in mathematics (not mathematical literacy)

Curriculum For This Course

33 Modules
?? Days

Knowledge Modules:

8 Modules
135 Days

Module 1: Bricklayer Trade Theory 8 Topics 7 Days

  • - Employment6 Hours
  • - Organisation of work6 Hours
  • - Employer-Employee relationships6 Hours
  • - Concepts related to the performance of work12 Hours
  • - Types and structure of employer organisations and the impact of the external environment6 Hours
  • - Information and communication technology at work6 Hours
  • - Ethics at work 6 Hours
  • - Current trends influencing work 7 Hours

Module 2: Foundational concepts for mechanics 7 Topics 11 Days

  • - The world of engine, motor, vehicle and light and heavy equipment repair6 Hours
  • - Servicing and maintenance6 Hours
  • - Physics6 Hours
  • - Basic principles of internal combustion engines12 Hours
  • - Vehicle and equipment construction 6 Hours
  • - Additional engine applications 6 Hours
  • - Operation and application of alternative vehicle propulsion technologies 6 Hours

Module 3: Vehicle and equipment fundamentals 4 Topics 6.4 Days

  • - Fundamentals of electricity6 Hours
  • - Fluids, lubricants, materials and metals applicable to the trade6 Hours
  • - Fundamentals of lubrication 6 Hours
  • - Bushes and bearings12 Hours

Module 4: Basic engine systems 4 Topics 6.4 Days

  • - Engine lubrication systems6 Hours
  • - Heating and cooling systems6 Hours
  • - Induction systems6 Hours
  • - Exhaust systems 12 Hours

Module 5: Vehicle, equipment and propulsion systems 5 Topics 10.4 Days

  • - Tyres, wheels and suspension and steering systems 19 Hours
  • - Drive train systems19 Hours
  • - Clutch and pressure plate assemblies12 Hours
  • - Vehicle or equipment transmission systems20 Hours
  • - Stationary engine systems 12 Hours

Module 6: Electrical systems and basic electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic principles 3 Topics 12.8 Days

  • - Electrical systems in vehicles and equipment 32 Hours
  • - Basic electronics for engines, vehicles and equipment 45 Hours
  • - Basic hydraulics and pneumatics for engine, vehicle and equipment systems 25 Hours

Module 7: Advanced vehicle and equipment systems 5 Topics 24 Days

  • - Electronic control systems 19 Hours
  • - Fuel systems for diesel engines 19 Hours
  • - Fuel systems for petrol engines 12 Hours
  • - Brakes and braking systems20 Hours
  • - Comfort and safety systems 12 Hours

Module 8: Problem solving and engine optimisation 2 Topics 8 Days

  • - Power, performance and pollution 19 Hours
  • - Problem solving principles and techniques 19 Hours

Practical Modules:

13 Modules
202 Days

Module 1: Work safely and respond to emergencies 4 Topics 4.8 Days

  • - Perform basic first aid ? Hours
  • - Perform basic fire fighting ? Hours
  • - Read and respond to safety signage? Hours
  • - Identify, use and care for lifting and support equipment ? Hours

Module 2: Use tools and equipment 5 Topics 16 Days

  • - Identify, use and care for basic hand tools and equipment ? Hours
  • - Identify, use and care for workshop tools and equipment ? Hours
  • - Identify, use and care for measuring equipment ? Hours
  • - Fabricate simple components using basic hand tools? Hours
  • - Perform basic computer operations? Hours

Module 3: Cut and join metals 3 Topics 4 Days

  • - Arc weld metal to specification ? Hours
  • - Gas weld metal to specification ? Hours
  • - Gas cut metal to specification? Hours

Module 4: Remove and install mechanical components (gaskets, seals, bearings and locking devices) 3 Topics 4.8 Days

  • - Use fasteners, keys and locking devices? Hours
  • - Remove and install gaskets and seals? Hours
  • - Remove, inspect, maintain and install bearings? Hours

Module 5: Work with auto-electric and auto-electronic components 2 Topics 1.6 Days

  • - Construct and trouble-shoot basic auto-electrical circuits? Hours
  • - Construct and trouble-shoot basic auto-electronic circuits ? Hours

Module 6: Work with fluid power components 2 Topics 1.6 Days

  • - Construct and trouble-shoot basic hydraulic circuits ? Hours
  • - Construct and trouble-shoot basic pneumatic circuits ? Hours

Module 7: Maintain and service vehicles and vehicle components 2 Topics 4 Days

  • - Access electronic control modules and download operational and parameter information ? Hours
  • - Prepare and service diesel vehicle and vehicle sub-systems ? Hours

Module 8: Dismantle, assess and reassemble engines and engine sub-assemblies 8 Topics 19.2 Days

  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble cylinder heads ? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble engine sub-assemblies (bottom end)? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble lubrication systems? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble fuel systems ? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble cooling systems ? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble induction and exhaust systems ? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble forced induction systems (turbo chargers)? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble engine electrical systems? Hours

Module 9: Dismantle, assess and reassemble vehicle sub-assemblies 4 Topics 16 Days

  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble brake systems (including hydraulic and pneumatic components)? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble drive train system components ? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble steering and suspension systems (including hydraulic and pneumatic components) ? Hours
  • - Dismantle, assess and reassemble basic hydraulic systems ? Hours

Module 10: Remove, test, repair and refit engines and vehicle components 7 Topics 12 Days

  • - Remove, test, repair and refit induction, forced induction and exhaust systems ? Hours
  • - Remove, test, repair and refit braking systems ? Hours
  • - Remove, test, repair and refit steering and suspension systems ? Hours
  • - Remove, test, repair and refit tyres, and balance and align wheels? Hours
  • - Remove, test, repair and refit vehicle air conditioning systems? Hours
  • - Remove, test, repair and refit drive train components ? Hours
  • - Remove, test, repair and refit commercial vehicle engines and commission engines ? Hours

Module 11: Diagnose and repair vehicle systems 9 Topics 24 Days

  • - Diagnose and repair engine cooling system faults? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair exhaust system faults? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair manual transmission faults ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair rear wheel drive gearbox faults (manual) ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair automatic transmission faults? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair rear wheel differential faults ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair transfer case faults ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair clutch faults? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair braking and retardation system faults (including exhaust brakes? Hours

Module 12: Diagnose and repair electrical systems 4 Topics 9.6 Days

  • - Diagnose and repair starting system faults? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair charging system faults? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair lighting system faults ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair auxiliary electrical system faults ? Hours

Module 13: Diagnose and repair electronically controlled vehicle systems 8 Topics 12 Days

  • - Diagnose and repair ignition system faults ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair engine fuel system faults ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair forced induction system faults ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair lubrication system faults (electrical and sensor components) ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair air conditioning system faults? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair electronic management system faults ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair hydraulic system faults? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair pneumatic system faults? Hours

Workplace Modules:

12 Modules
?? Days

Module 1: Routine scheduled services 3 Topics 16 Days

  • - Observe and assist an experienced bricklayer planning and preparing processes for bricklaying, work area, material, tools and equipment within the construction environment? Hours
  • - Service a range of systems and components including cab, body, engine, fuel, electrical, electronics, cooling, drive trains, brakes, steering, exhaust, induction, chassis and suspension under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan, for a minimum of 50 hours ? Hours
  • - Independently service a range of systems and components including cab, body, engine, fuel, electrical, electronics, cooling, drive trains, brakes, steering, exhaust, induction, chassis and suspension, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 80 hours ? Hours

Module 2: Removal and replacement of engine sub-system components (including batteries) 3 Topics 16 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to remove and replace engine subsystem components (including batteries) for a minimum of 40 hours? Hours
  • - Remove and replace engine sub-system components (including batteries), under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan, for a minimum of 40 hours? Hours
  • - Independently remove and replace engine sub-system components (including batteries), under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 80 hours? Hours

Module 3: Removal and replacement of other vehicle sub-system components 3 Topics 20 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to remove and replace vehicle subsystem components for a minimum of 40 hours ? Hours
  • - Remove and replace vehicle sub-system components, under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan for a minimum of 40 hours ? Hours
  • - Independently remove and replace vehicle sub-system components, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 120 hours? Hours

Module 4: Engine removal and installation processes 3 Topics 18 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to remove and install engines for a minimum of 40 hours ? Hours
  • - Remove and install engines, under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan for a minimum of 80 hours? Hours
  • - Independently remove and install engines, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 60 hours ? Hours

Module 5: Repair processes for vehicle sub-systems 3 Topics 74 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to repair a variety of vehicle subsystems including engine, fuel, electrical, electronics, cooling, drive trains, brakes, steering, exhaust, induction and suspension for a minimum of 60 hours ? Hours
  • - Repair under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan a variety of vehicle sub-systems including engine, fuel, electrical, electronics, cooling, drive trains, brakes, steering, exhaust, induction and suspension for a minimum of 400 hours? Hours
  • - Independently repair a variety of vehicle sub-systems including engine, fuel, electrical, electronics, cooling, drive train, brakes, steering, exhaust, induction and suspension, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 280 hours? Hours

Module 6: Diagnosis and repair of electrical systems (charging, starting, lighting and auxiliary) 3 Topics 18 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to diagnose and repair electrical systems (charging, starting, lighting and auxiliary) on various vehicles for a minimum of 30 hours? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair electrical systems (charging, starting, lighting and auxiliary) on various vehicles, under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan, for a minimum of 50 hours ? Hours
  • - Independently diagnose and repair electrical systems (charging, starting, lighting and auxiliary) on various vehicles, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 100 hours ? Hours

Module 7: Diagnosis and repair of electronic control systems 3 Topics 18 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to diagnose and repair engine electronic control systems for a minimum of 30 hours ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair engine electronic control systems, under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan, for a minimum of 50 hours ? Hours
  • - Independently diagnose and repair engine electronic control systems, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 100 hours? Hours

Module 8: Diagnosis and repair of engines and engine sub-systems 3 Topics 18 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to diagnose and repair diesel engines and engine sub-systems, for a minimum of 30 hours ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair diesel engines and engine sub-systems, under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan, for a minimum of 50 hours ? Hours
  • - Independently diagnose and repair diesel engines and engine sub-systems, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 100 hours? Hours

Module 9: Diagnosis and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems 3 Topics 18 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to diagnose and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems in various vehicles for a minimum of 30 hours ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems in various vehicles, under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan, for a minimum of 50 hours? Hours
  • - Independently diagnose and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems in various vehicles, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 100 hours? Hours

Module 10: Diagnosis and repair of brake systems 3 Topics 18 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to diagnose and repair brake systems in various vehicles, for a minimum of 30 hours ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair brake systems in various vehicles, under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan, for a minimum of 50 hours? Hours
  • - Independently diagnose and repair brake systems in various vehicles, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 100 hours ? Hours

Module 11: Diagnosis and repair of drive train systems 3 Topics 18 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to diagnose and repair various vehicle drive train systems for a minimum of 30 hours? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair various vehicle drive train systems, under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan, for a minimum of 50 hours ? Hours
  • - Independently diagnose and repair various vehicle drive train systems, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 100 hours? Hours

Module 12: Diagnosis and repair of steering and suspension systems 3 Topics 18 Days

  • - Observe and assist a competent artisan to diagnose and repair various vehicle steering and suspension systems, for a minimum of 30 hours ? Hours
  • - Diagnose and repair various vehicle steering and suspension systems, under the direct guidance and supervision of a competent artisan, for a minimum of 50 hours ? Hours
  • - Independently diagnose and repair various vehicle steering and suspension systems, under limited supervision and signed off by a competent artisan, for a minimum of 100 hours ? Hours

Facilitators

  • info@ebmtcacademy.org.za
  • 011 035 3600

Occupational Certificate: Diesel Mechanic

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