Olifantsfontein Building Training
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We are a skills developing providing centre that focus strongly on practical skills training in the plumbing trade. We equip student with essential skills in a workshop environment to improve their skills or learn new skills in order for them to successfully pass their trade test or start their journey in the plumbing trade.

Our candidates will be an asset for their company, as they will be trained in the trade requirements and standards as set down by the Department of Labour. Their skills will be standardized through the implementation of innovative, unique training programs. There is a big demand for skilled artisans in the plumbing trade, and candidates can enter the market with self confidence that the know-how of a skilled artisan.

The CEO of the company is Kiewiet Du Toit. Kiewiet started his career in the building industry as an apprentice plumber in 1970. He completed his trade, and obtained his National Diploma (Civil) part time. He joined the Olifantsfontein Trade Test Centre in 1976, and through working through the ranks, he left Indlela in 2003 in his capacity of Chief Building Trade Division. He started a construction company, which is still running successfully. He has dedicated himself to imparting the many years of experience and knowledge gained in the building industry by opening a training centre to address the shortage of skilled artisans.

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Our Mission

- To present courses structured for individual training in the trade of plumbing
- To offer quality training and accommodation to candidates at affordable prices
- To prepare each candidate for the road ahead, may it be somebody who is starting out or somebody who is preparing for his/her trade test
- To standardize the level of skills in the plumbing industry through the implementation on innovative, unique    training programs


All Instructors appointed at Olifantsfontein Building Training are hand picked for their qualifications and expertise in each of the given fields. Many have been working as Trade Test Officers, and were involved as Trainers at National Training establishments.

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Olifantsfontein Building Training is based at 221 Fountain Road, Pretoria

There is accommodation available for 7 students in a hostel setting. We do provide a bed with linen, TV room and fully equipped kitchen. Please contact our office if you require secure parking.

Catering Facilities
Candidates must provide their own meals. A fully equipped kitchen is available. The property is in walking distance from self-catering stores and restaurants. Students will be served tea and coffee during the day. We are located close to shops and restaurants.

The college trains its students with all the relevant equipment and tools similar to what can be expected when doing their Trade tests.

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