boilermaker is a trained craftsman who produces steel fabrications from plates and sections. The name originated from craftsmen who would fabricate boilers, but they may work on projects as diverse as bridges to blast furnaces to the construction of mining equipment. Many boilermakers are employed in repairing, re-piping, and re-tubing commercial steam and hot water boilers used for heating and domestic hot water in commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings. A boilermaker manufactures, installs and maintains boilers, tanks and vats. Boilers heat the liquid, usually water, which is used to generate electric power or provide heat to buildings, factories or ships. Tanks and vats are storage containers for chemicals, oil and other liquids.


  • Introduction to Boiler making
  • Use hand tools
  • Operate a guillotine, punch, grinder, drilling machine, cutting machine
  • Use oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Bead and weaving welding
  • Weld a fillet joint & butt joint
  • Fabricate pipes, a flat-bar bracket, a pipe clamp, a lobster-back bend
  • Develop and fabricate a drill gauge & a square pipe elbow
  • Handle a material safely
  • Develop cones & a lobster backbend
  • Arc gouging and triangulation
  • Stainless steel welding
  • Welding cold cast iron
  • Develop and fabricate a Sweep-Tee &column brake
  • General welding Safety

Purpose of the Course

-To equip the student with the knowledge necessary for repairing, re-piping, and re-tubing commercial steam and hot water boilers used for heating and domestic hot water in commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings

-This course will increase the student’s knowledge of the steam plant & high pressure boiler to a higher level and also to understand the safe and efficient operation of high pressure boilers commonly practiced in today’s workplace.

-To equip the student with the knowledge of using oxy-acetylene gas torch sets to cut or gouge steel plate and tubes, then welding to attach and mend the cut sections of tubes and steel plates.


4 Weeks


Stainless steel; Carbon Steel; Mild steel; Duplex; Titanium; Aluminium

Entry Requirement

Career Benefits

The learner will achieve a level of skills which enhances his status in a company or will lead to a formal employment. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform general entry level structural welding in fabrication shop, machine shop, petrochemical, power plant and refineries. At the completion of the course each student will receive a certificate of completion recognized and certified by the relevant local and international stakeholders.

Assessment Method

Throughout the training, continuous assessments are carried out by the way of written tests and practical assignments in order to monitor progress of the trainee and effectiveness of learning.

Costs and Terms of Payment

To enquire for costs of the course, kindly call on 0110426247 or alternatively email us on info@excellsolutions.co.za