Instrument Mechanician Level 5
Qualification Title SAQA ID No: NQF level Credit Entry Requirement Duration Register Enrolment date Last date of Enrolment
Certificate: Instrument Mechanician 94701 05 469 NQF Level 4 or Equivalent One Year 2015-07-30 2018-07-30

 Purpose of qualification:
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Instrument Mechanician to install/remove, calibrate, maintain and repair instruments and control systems.

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Calibrate instrumentation equipment.
  • Install and remove instrumentation equipment.
  • Optimise Process Control Loops.
  • Fault find and repair instrumentation equipment.
  • Maintain instrumentation equipment.

Rationale:
The Occupational Certificate: Instrument Mechanician has been designed to meet the needs of a production environment in the manufacturing, engineering, technology, energy, mining, chemical, mechanical and other associated industries. Instrument Mechanicians are in high demand as trade industries require extremely precise measuring and monitoring equipment to regulate process variables, keep track of production, and manage power use and to ensure correct measurement and control for the purpose of contributing to the safe and efficient operation of plants. This qualification was developed with the full participation of major employers, training providers and private providers in the sector.