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Short Course in Rolling Stock Technology

The Rolling Stock Technology module covers everything there is to know about locomotives, wagons and coaches. The principles of Rolling Stock Design (mechanical and electrical) are presented as fundamental knowledge for understanding the functioning of the various systems and sub-systems of a railway vehicle. Emphasis is placed on the various interfaces between rolling stock components and the module concludes with the essential aspects of condition monitoring, inspection, maintenance and safety.

Short Course in Law, Risk, Economics and the Environment in Railway Operations

The short course in Law, Risk, Economics and the Environment in Railway Operations assist in describing general and railway law, touching on international norms and rules covering insurance and liabilities and compensation. National health and safety regulations are discussed along with basic economic systems and environmental protection aspects. This five-day course is aimed at training all TFR employees and generally brief them on respective aspects.

21st Century Waste Management and Resource Recovery

The implementation of the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS 2010) and National Environmental Management Waste Act (NEMWA 2008) facilitates a paradigm shift over the philosophy and strategy of solid and hazardous waste management. The new paradigm requires us to look at solid waste and refuse as valuable resource rather than a waste as implied by the common meaning of the word. The course explores strategies to get the best out of refuse.

Actuarial Science Course F105: Finance and Investment Principles

This course is aimed at members of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA), who are currently studying towards their professional qualification exams. The course allows members to obtain study assistance by participating in lectures and regular tests in order to ensure that they pass the relevant ASSA exams.

Actuarial Science Course F102: Life Insurance Principles

This course is aimed at members of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA), who are currently studying towards their professional qualification exams. The course allows members to obtain study assistance by participating in lectures, assignments and regular tests in order to ensure that they pass the relevant ASSA exams.

Spatial Statistics

To analyse spatially allows the statistician to incorporate the spatial correlation present in many datasets, without which model interpretation may be incorrect. There is a wealth of knowledge on spatial statistics within South Africa, the research field of spatial statistics is still relatively young and much expert guidance is required to build the field in terms of research as well as training. Spatial statistics has very important applications in the South African context.

Online Course in Maintenance Management

The general objective on Online Course in Maintenance Management is to obtain an introductory knowledge of maintenance and maintenance management with an emphasis on the necessary tools to manage the maintenance function within a manufacturing enterprise or service provider organisation. The delegate will learn how to formulate a maintenance strategy, how to develop a maintenance plan and how to structure a maintenance organisation that is focused on achieving the objectives of the maintenance department in the industrial organisation.

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