Electrical Course

The Basic Electrical Course is an 8 day Theoretical and Practical course @ R7800.00 per
student, from 08:00 to approximately 13:30 daily.
Accommodation @ R3800.00 inclusive of 3 meals a day per student.
You will perform a series of Electrical works under the supervision of our highly trained and competent
This course enables you to perform tasks an Electrician needs to in general.
This course does not make you a qualified electrician.
This is a full time course daily from 8:00 – 13:00

Basic Electrical Course Dates:

24 Jan – 02 Feb 2022

07 March – 16 March 2022

03 May – 12 May 2022

04 July – 13 July 2022

22 Aug – 31 Aug 2022

18 Oct – 26 Oct 2022

28 Nov – 07 Dec 2022

Areas Addressed in the course:

  • Identify symbols and components.
  • Various types of switches are identified according to their symbols.
  • Various types of protection devices are identified according to their symbols.
  • Various types of control devices are identified according to their symbols.
  • Various types of load devices are identified according to their symbols.
  • Sketch a basic circuit diagram.
  • Circuits are limited to:
  • Single way switching, two way switching, intermediate switching, switch and relay, rotary switches.
  • Instructions are interpreted according to work site procedures.
  • Symbols used conform to ISO and IEC standards.
  • The function of each component is understood and described correctly.
  • Circuit diagrams are sketched neatly and symmetrically according to instructions.
  • Circuit diagrams are functional according to instructions.
  • Construct single-phase circuits.
  • Relevant components are obtained according to diagram.
  • Components are suitably and correctly connected according to diagram.
  • Circuit is correctly connected to the power supply according to statutory requirements.
  • Operation of the circuit is correct according to instructions.
  • The reason for using overload protection is correctly stated.
  • Complete task.
  • Work area is cleaned in accordance with house keeping standards.
  • Ensure that tools are stored in their correct place in a accordance with work place practices and manufacturers specifications.
  • Waste materials are disposed of according to work site procedures and statutory requirements and environmental standards.
  • Documentation is completed in detail and submitted to meet work site standards and procedures
  • Plan to wire and commission domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Job instruction is interpreted and a sequence of operation is determined.
  • Applicable electrical drawings are correctly interpreted and selected to meet job requirements.
  • Equipment and personal protective equipment is selected, inspected and checked for functionality and safety prior to commencement.
  • Safety procedures related to job requirements and work site procedures are obtained.
  • Different types/sizes of wire conductors are identified and selected according to job instructions.
  • Appropriate tools are identified and selected to meet the requirements of the task according to statutory requirements.
  • Prepare to wire and commission domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Wire ways are identified and checked to be ready for the installation of wires/conductors or cables.
  • Work site is inspected for safety and hazards and corrective action is taken according to statutory requirements.
  • Wire way installation is checked for the placing/mounting of inspection/end/termination boxes, end products and various obstacles so as to take necessary corrective action or processes when wiring domestic or commercial circuits.
  • End products = distribution board, light switches, socket outlets, light fittings, geyser point and stove point.
  • Obstacles = through walls or concrete decking, over beams, around corners/bends, over water pipes.
  • Wire domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Appropriate tools are selected and used correctly as per manufacturer’s specifications and work site standards.
  • Draw wire is inserted into wire way in preparation for pulling through of wires into wire ways or through/around obstacles.
  • Circuits are wired separately into wire ways depending on the circuit requirements to comply with SANS standards.
  • Distribution boards, isolators and circuit protection devices, lighting circuits, socket outlet circuits, stove circuit, geyser circuit and bell circuit.
  • Single phase and three phase circuits.
  • Maximum amounts of wires per size of wire ways and type of circuit is adhered to as per SANS standards.
  • Correct colour coded wires are used in wire ways as per the SANS and job requirements.
  • Wiring must be done in accordance with SANS standards.
  • Various sizes of wiring and flexible cabling for different circuits, terminated with compression glands, bends radius and inspection boxes.
  • All connections must be correct, tight and required slack as per job requirements in accordance with SANS.
  • Commission domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Distribution board is inspected, checked, tested to ensure that protection devices are operational; wiring and connections are correct.
  • All inspection boxes and terminations are inspected and checked to be correct before circuit is energised/commissioned.
  • Tests are conducted on circuits for requirements and energising to ensure compliance with work site procedures, SANS standards and safety regulations.
  • Continuity tests, insulation tests and polarity test.
  • Different circuits are energised/commissioned individually to ensure that it is correct.
  • Lighting circuits, plug circuits, geyser circuit, stove circuit.
  • Tests are conducted on specific circuits to ensure that earth leakage protection is operational within the stipulated rating.
  • Complete the wiring and commissioning of domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Electrical installations are labelled as per SANS 10142-1.
  • All connections are tight and mechanically sound to ensure electrical safety.
  • Test readings are recorded using appropriate documentation and forms as specified in work site procedures.
  • The work area is cleaned and waste disposed of in the appropriate manner.
  • Work area is restored to serviceable condition according to statutory requirements.
  • Appropriate tools are cared for and stored according to work site requirements.
  • Reports/documentation and drawing are updated and returned to source according to statutory requirements.

Advanced Electrical Wiring Course

The Advanced Electrical Course is 6 weeks @ R20 500.00 per student, from 08:00-16:00 daily.
Accommodation R12 600.00 incl. 3 meals and laundry once a week per student.
You will perform a series of Electrical works under the supervision of our highly trained and competent Assessors.
This course enables you to perform tasks an Electrician needs to in general.
Starts the 10th of January 2022 and thereafter every Monday throughout the year.
This course does not make you a qualified electrician. This is a full time course daily Monday – Thursday from 8:00 – 16:00 Friday 08:00 – 12:00

Areas Addressed in the course:

  • Identify electrical symbols, components and their applications
  • Design forward, reverse and sequential motor control circuits
  • Fault finding & wire 3ph 2 speed motor panel with selector
  • Fault finding 3ph forward & reverse panle
  • Wire 3ph forward & reverse panel
  • Wire 3ph energy meter panel
  • Install and wire motor control circuits
  • Read and interpret electrical drawings
  • Connect energy meters in a single and three phase configuration


  • Connection of three phase squirrel cage induction- and slip ring motors
  • Single and three phase motor tests
  • Interpretation of drawings and sketches
  • Wiring of different motor starters
  • Fault finding and protection


  • Identify electrical components and equipment
  • Plan an electrical installation
  • Install an electrical installation
  • Distribution board lay-out and wiring
  • Installation test
  • Bending of conduit pipe


  • Testing and wiring of a CT Amp selector switch
  • Testing and wiring of a PT Voltage selector switch
  • Protection on power distribution
  • Calculation of transformer configurations
  • Wiring of three phase transformer
  • Built a single phase transformer
  • Transformer tests


If you would like more information on our Basic Plumbing Course or on our Advanced Plumbing Course or Solar Geyser Installation Course, please Contact Us on:

+27 12 335 5793 or info@plumbingschool.co.za

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