Transport Freight & Logistics Training

Short Course in Wheel–Rail Interaction

5 ECSA CPD Points

The Wheel–Rail Interaction short course will develop an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of the technology that substantially adds to the bottom line of any railway business. Knowledge of wheel–rail interaction is essential for anyone involved in the operations of railways over the full spectrum of heavy-haul and general freight to medium- and high-speed passenger traffic. You will also be provided with the necessary guidelines for best practices in heavy-haul railway operations that are related to rail and wheel interface issues.

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.

Train Movement Control Systems

The Train Movement Control Systems short course will provide you with a better understanding of Train Movement Control Systems (TMCSs) and their importance in ensuring safety in railway operations. The course covers various aspects of train movement control and sociotechnical systems, as well as current signalling procedures that are used. You will also gain a working knowledge of the institutionalisation and economics of TMCS, conditions monitoring systems and the state of railway safety in South Africa and abroad.

Introduction to Multidisciplinary Concepts in Railway Engineering

The short course in the Introduction to Multidisciplinary Concepts in Railway Engineering is ideal for a professional from any engineering discipline who already has reasonable (or intention to gain) experience in the railway operations environment. During this course, you will not only be introduced to the multidisciplinary aspects and concepts of railway engineering, but you will also be equipped with unparalleled knowledge of the basic principles of and general background to the field with a specific focus on how railway transport systems operate.

H & S : Working in Confined Spaces

Working in Confined Spaces OHS Act Sctn 13 and General Safety Regulation 5

It is a legal requirement to train employees to identify hazards when working in confined spaces how to take precuations for the safety of workers and the public. 

Proof of medical fitness needs to be submitted before entering the programme.

The typical scope of this unit standard is:

H & S : Health & Safety Represenative

Health & Safety Representative based on the requirements OHS Act 17.

Unit standard 259601 : Participate in the implementation of a safety and health management programme in the workplace.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to explain the importance of integrating safety and health considerations in routine activities within the workplace and identify the critical areas to prevent incidents taking place. 

Competent learners will be able to :


ETDP Facilitator Training Course

Fascilitate a Learning Programme, SAQA ID 1178711 NQD Level 5 10 credits.

Facilitation is one of the key pillars of any role in Education, Training and Development Practices.  Learning to be an excellent facilitator is one of the first steps that is critical if you aspire to a career in training, supervision or management. The unit standard forms part of the National Certificate in Occupationally Directed ETDP and is accredited by ETDP Seta. 

ETDP Moderator Course

Conduct Moderation of Outcomes-based assessments, SAQA ID 115759 NQF Level 6, 10 credits. 

The Skills Development Act requires that only Moderators who have been registered with the Education, Training and Development  (ETDP), Seta as a moderator and must also be registered with the SETA in which economic field they are working as a moderator.  Therefore if you are interesting in expanding your career in ETDP to include a moderation role, this certificate is definitely for you. 

ETDP Assessor Course

The Assessor course forms part of the National Certificate in Occupationally-Directed Education Training & Development Practice) OD-ETDP. SAQA ID 115753. The Assessor course is a 4-day programme "Conduct outcomes-based assessments" NQF Level 5, 15 NQF credits towards the full qualification. 

The Skills Development Act stipulates that only Seta registered assessors may assess learners against registered unit standards for the learner to be awarded the relevant NQF credits. 



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