A fundamental objective of the IOS Group is to equip South Africa’s youth with vocational and occupationally directed skills in order to eradicate inequality, poverty and unemployment in our country. We offer structured learning programs in a number of disciplines which combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills and lead to a nationally recognised and registered qualification. Qualified instructors, each a specialist in their fields, facilitate and coach learners to ensure total mastery of skills in order to work as an artisan.

Course programmes

All courses are QCTO, SETA and UMALUSI accredited programmes and are offered at NQF Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 and are:

  • Short Courses
  • Skills Programmes
  • Part Qualifications (QCTO)
  • Full Qualifications as FET Certificates, National Certificates and National Diplomas
  • Occupational Certificates (QCTO)
1 Construction Management
  Construction project
  Construction resources
  Financial aspects of a construction project
  Human Resources on a construction project
  Contract documentation
  Construction project administration
  Quality systems and procedures on a construction project
  Productivity on a construction project
  Tender for construction projects
  Contracting services by establishing and maintaining relationships with construction role-players
2 Construction
  Read and interpret drawings
  Calculation of quantities
  Set out construction areas
  Construction methods
  Erect and dismantle scaffolding
  Roof structures
  Hot and cold water systems
  Floor covering
  Wall and floor tiler
  Steel works
3 Automotive
  Panel beater
  Spray painter
  Basic welding
  Parts assembler
  Surface preparation on body panels
4 Engineering and Mechanical
  Boiler maker
  Engineering Fabrication
  Pipe Fitter
  Machining and Tooling
  Fitting and Machining
  Instrument Mechanic
  Maintenance Planner
  Pipe Fitting
  Work processing
  Data base
  Presentation software
6 Artisan Management
  Performance management
  Work plans
  Job rotation
  Talent management
7 Artisan ETD Delivery
  Technical and Occupational Programmes
8 Health & Safety
  First Aid
  Health & Safety in the workplace
  Environmental principles
9 Transport, Rail and Logistics
10 Rail
  Train control
  Tamping Machine for rail track maintenance
  Telegraph orders
  Rail movement
  Train service
  Radio train order system
  Wooden train staff system
  Track warrant system
11 Logistics
  Plan road transport services
  Operate a Crane
  Operate a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane
  Operate Overhead/Gantry Crane
  Operate Heavy Crane
  Operate a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane

SMART iQTM Toolkits, Grading and Certification



SERVICES SETA Accreditation with the SERVICES SETA for all sport management and service training not covered in CATHSSETA
SETA Accreditation No: 0660
Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority
ETDP SETA Programme approval with the ETDP SETA for various ETD Practitioner Programmes in the ETD environment. Transport Education Training Authority