Colliery Training College Diesel Mechanic Training

CTC is situated in Stevenson Street, Klipfontein, Emalahleni (Witbank)
and is equipped with the most modern facilities and equipment for the training of engineering and mining related skills.

Underground coal mining training is done at CTC’s training section at Greenside Colliery.

Diesel Mechanic / E.M.E.M

(Earth Moving Equipment Mechanic)      

Diesel mechanics maintain all functions of diesel vehicles, including heavy earthmoving equipment used on opencast mines, etc.

The following modules/unit standards are done during training:

Basic Training

  • Examine bearings
  • Tension and align V-belts
  • Cut and fit gaskets
  • Lift and move equipment
  • Start a four-stroke petrol/diesel engine
  • Maintain cylinder heads
  • Maintain lubrication systems
  • Maintain fuel systems
  • Maintain cooling systems

Advanced Training

  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Principles of hydraulics
  • Repair a steering system
  • Overhaul a power transmission
  • Maintain auto-electrical systems
  • Grind valves
  • Maintain clutches
  • Assemble a differential and final drive
  • Tune up an engine fitted with a distributor or in-line fuel system

For more information and specific modules/unit standards, please feel free to contact CTC’s engineering (administration) Department.


Any part of the course can also be done as per client specification.

Contact Details


+27 13 692 3121 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 (RSA / International)


+27 13 692 8173 (RSA / International)


Postal Address:

Private Bag X14

Physical Address:

Crn. Stevenson &
O.R. Tambo Streets
Emalahleni (Witbank)
South Africa

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