Bidvest Automotive Artisan Academy

The Bidvest Automotive Artisan Academy has MerSETA accredited operations situated in Johannesburg, Pinetown and Cape Town. These facilities offer training Programmes as well as trade tests in Motor & Diesel mechanic apprenticeships, Auto-electrical apprenticeship programs as well as technical short courses.

We further offer training and testing on Motor, Diesel and Autotronics learnerships and our fully trained and experienced trainers aim to develop and qualify our learners into internationally recognized professionals.

McCarthy Training Courses

Our automotive training centres offer MerSETA accredited training and testing in both CBMT (Competency Based Modular Training) and Learnerships (NQF), covering specialisations for those looking to pursue diesel mechanic apprenticeships, motor mechanic apprenticeships and auto-electrical apprenticeships.

Accreditation

NQF Learnership Qualifications and Unit Standards with MERSETA

McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (Midrand) (TP)
Provider accreditation number: 17-QA/ACC/0014/06

SAQA ID:Qualification Title:
NLRD64810National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance NQF 2
NLRD64809National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance NQF 3
NLRD64849Further Education and Training certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance
NQF 4
NLRD64789National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance NQF 5
NLRD78944National Certificate: Autotronics NQF 2
NLRD78923National Certificate : Autotronics NQF 3
NLRD78883Further Education and Training certificate : Autotronics NQF 4
NLRD78943National Certificate : Autotronics NQF5

McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (Cape Town) (TP)
Provider accreditation number: 17-QA/ACC/0014/06

SAQA ID:Qualification Title:
NLRD64810National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance NQF 2
NLRD64809National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance NQF 3
NLRD64849Further Education and Training certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance
NQF 4
NLRD64789National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance NQF 5
NLRD78944National Certificate: Autotronics NQF 2
NLRD78923National Certificate : Autotronics NQF 3
NLRD78883Further Education and Training certificate : Autotronics NQF 4
NLRD78943National Certificate : Autotronics NQF5

McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (Durban) (TP)
Provider accreditation number: 17-QA/ACC/0014/06

SAQA ID:Qualification Title:
NLRD64810National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance NQF 2
NLRD64809National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance NQF 3
NLRD64849Further Education and Training certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance
NQF 4
NLRD64789National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance NQF 5
NLRD78944National Certificate: Autotronics NQF 2
NLRD78923National Certificate : Autotronics NQF 3
NLRD78883Further Education and Training certificate : Autotronics NQF 4
NLRD78943National Certificate : Autotronics NQF5

CBMT Apprenticeships

McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (Midrand) (TP)
Provider accreditation number: 17-QA/ACC/0014/06

Qualification Title:Motor Mechanic
Automotive Electrician
Diesel Mechanic

McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy Durban (TP)
Provider accreditation number: 17-QA/ACC/0014/06

Qualification Title:Motor Mechanic
Automotive Electrician
Diesel Mechanic

McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy Cape Town (TP)
Provider accreditation number: 17-QA/ACC/0014/06

Qualification Title:Motor Mechanic
Automotive Electrician
Diesel Mechanic

Whether our learners chose to pursue automotive training courses, diesel mechanic courses or electrical engineering training courses they will attend the training academies for all their theory and generic practical training. Each have an emphasis on 80% practical training and 20% theory training, plus are also given time to learn theory in the afternoons after their motor mechanic training, electrical engineering training and electrical apprenticeship training has been completed for the day. The learner then returns to his/her workplace after the each training release to receive on the job practical experience/exposure according to the course program and level of competence they have achieved at the training academy.

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Motor Mechanic Apprenticeship

Competency Based Modular Training (CBMT)

Merseta Levels: 1 – 4
Apprenticeship Contract for 4 years
Apprentices attend training:
level 1: 4 weeks training over a period of 6-12 months.
level 2-4: 5 weeks training over a period of 6-12 months per level.
Note: all apprentices are expected to pass a level test before progressing to the next level.

Click here to down the full Motor Mechanic Apprenticeship Curriculum

NQF 2, 3, 4 & 5 Automotive Repair and Maintenance Qualifications (P&LDV)

5 weeks training over a period of 6-12 months per level.

Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship

Competency Based Modular Training (CBMT)
Times based training
Apprenticeship Contract for 4 years
Apprentices attend training:
level 1: 4 weeks training over a period of 6-12 months.
level 2-4: 5 weeks training over a period of 6-12 months per level.
Note: all apprentices are expected to pass a level test before progressing to the next level.

Click here to down the full Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Curriculum

NQF 2, 3, 4 & 5 Automotive Repair and Maintenance Qualifications (CV)

5 weeks training over a period of 6-12 months per level.

Auto-electrical Apprenticeship Programme

Competency Based Modular Training (CBMT)
Times based training
Apprenticeship Contract for 4 years
level 1: 4 weeks training over a period of 6-12 months.
level 2-4: 5 weeks training over a period of 6-12 months per level.
Note: all apprentices are expected to pass a level test before progressing to the next level.

Click here to down the full Auto-electrical Apprenticeship Curriculum

NQF 2, 3, 4 & 5 Autotronics Qualification

5 weeks training over a period of 6-12 months per level

Our Repair Shop Assistant and General Service Technician Development Programme

The Bidvest Automotive Training Academy has developed a new and exciting new Repair Shop Assistant (RSA) and General Service Technician Development (GTSD) programme. Every staff member employed as an RSA must successfully complete the full training programme in order to ensure the requisite competence that this role requires in the workshop. This not only promotes and improves efficiency, competency and productivity in our staff, but results in a safer work environment and has the added benefit of improving our CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) as well as our ESI (Employee Satisfaction Index). All RSAs are developed with the intention to successfully achieve full artisan status in their relevant trades and the exit level assessment for this training program is therefore a National trade test.

Trade Testing

The Bidvest Automotive Training Academy is also accredited as a DTTC (Decentralised Trade Test Centre) to level test and trade test our auto-electrical courses, motor mechanic courses and diesel mechanic training courses. These programs each consist of two weeks preparation and two days testing.

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