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Registered Skills Programmes


Whether you want to improve the efficiency of your workforce or yourself, progress with the goal of acquiring a full qualification, or develop skills required for specific applications, one of our Registered CNC Skills Programmes might be your answer. 

Automation in metalworking and fabrication is essential to the future of tool and die making, machine repair and maintenance and further to nearly all fields of manufacturing. Our CNC skills programmes are developed to improve specific skills relevant in the current work environment.

During our skills programmes, it is top priority to instil work safety habits and continuous cognisance of hazard identification, to ensure not only compliance to regulation and conformance to best practice, also to develop a work culture of no compromise in Health and Safety.

During your time in our workshop you will gain experience on state-of-the-art equipment, such as five-axis milling machines and three-axis lathes. You will also utilise industry standard simulation software and control technology

Feel free to browse through the below offerings and if you have a specific work environment or application, please talk to us. We will gladly explore the development of customised solutions to suit your specific needs.

skills programmes to choose from:

    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include having an understanding of mathematics in management, a knowledge of how businesses work, operating CNC machining, monitoring the machining of components, performing tasks related to the production and identify problems, using and caring of measuring equipment, carrying out drilling operations, interpreting engineering drawings, doing routine maintenance, using and analysing computation tools and strategies, and giving opinions on the implication of modelled data for a required purpose.
    • Duration – 32 days on the job, 48 days off the job
    • Credits – 64 credits
    • Why Apply? Some projects require fault tolerances that are beyond what is capable through manual production. Participants will gain the skills needed to operate CNC machinery that helps speed up production while maintaining strict quality control.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include resolving startup problems, setting up equipment and producing a product of good quality and output requirements, and using mathematics to plan and control budgets.
    • Duration – 10 days on the job, 14 days off the job
    • Credits – 19 credits
    • Why Apply? Ths targeted programme equips participants with the skills needed to properly set up and troubleshoot CNC systems, and ensure quality control on parts being produced.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include distinguishing between problems, challenges and matters that need a decision, understanding the importance of recordkeeping and applying business principles, being able to monitor the process by means of statistical plots, perform one-to-one training, understanding of basic PLC, measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities, work with numbers in different ways to express size/magnitude, use mathematics to plan and control, use language structures and features to produce coherent and cohesive text for a wide range of contexts, and explain the use of organisational procedure and quality procedures in work areas.
    • Duration – 31 days on the job, 47 days off the job
    • Credits – 62 credits
    • Why Apply? Participants will gain the skills and experience needed to scope, cost and manage projects, as well as being able to install, programme, maintain and troubleshoot any problems with CNC machinery.


    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to write 2D/3D CNC programmes describing simple tool paths using M and G Codes, as well as being able to set and operate CNC machines.
    • Duration – 12 days on the job, 18 days off the job
    • Credits – 24 credits
    • Why Apply? Gain the software skills needed to determine whether machinery is operating as expected and without faults, and to carry out final quality checks and fixes on drawings and programmes before they are sent through to the CNC operator.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include understanding the importance of maintaining tools, equipment and services, the impact of maintenance on the lifespan of tools and equipment, participating in the preparation and production of cost budgets, using mathematics to plan and control financial instruments, and being able to write 2D/3D CNC programmes describing simple tool paths using M and G Codes.
    • Duration – 20 days on the job, 30 days off the job
    • Credits – 40 credits
    • Why Apply? Apart from being a key programme for someone wanting to enter the field of tool and die making, participants will gain the ability to carry out more operations on the CNC machines, while also doing the purchasing of tools and materials required to complete any particular project.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include the ability to interpret and produce complex engineering drawings, write complex programmes using software for three or more axis CNC machining, use CNC lathe or turning for production, make quotations and use of cost-effective processes, creating programmes based on CAD data, and sequencing of processes to tackle challenges and develop solutions.
    • Duration – 28 days on the job, 42 days off the job
    • Credits – 56 credits
    • Why Apply? This programme equips participants with the skills and experience needed to eventually be in charge of the workshop floor. They will be able to do quality checks and approvals before production commences, manage the production of different parts based on computer-aided design (CAD) data, and clearly explain what is required from lesser experienced workers.

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Resolution Circle is a technical training provider with a wide range of programmes designed to address the skills required in the rapidly evolving technical work environment. We are committed to ensuring our trainees and corporate clients are equipped with a keen mindset, skillset and knowledge to harness all the opportunities emerging from the fourth industrial revolution. Resolution Circle is a subsidiary of the University of Johannesburg.