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Speciss-Motor Maintenance Diploma PDF Print E-mail

Learn the necessary skills to establish a solid reputation in the motoring sector

Your ability… your income…
  • Would you like to gain a higher qualification in the repair and maintenance of both petrol and diesel engines?

Prospective Careers:

  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Diesel Fitter
  • Earth-MOving Equipment Mechanic




Who will issue your certificate?

Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams, you’ll be awarded the Speciss College Motor Maintenance Diploma. This is the foundation for your future career!

Speciss College is the largest private education institution in Zimbabwe. We provide a diverse range of education and training facilities; just take a look at the menu of courses we offer, and you’ll see that we cover more than 20 different fields of study!

The College’s well-deserved reputation for quality – established over 40 years - ensures that our students have a head-start in the job market and in their academic careers.

Speciss College’s training facilities are outstanding and the teachers and lecturers perform to the highest standards.

Speciss students regularly achieve results above international and national averages.

A qualification from Speciss College will equip you with skills to succeed in today’s competitive world!


Entry requirements for this course

To join the Speciss family and kick-start your career, you need to have passed the Speciss College Certificates in either Diesel Motor Maintenance or Petrol Motor Maintenance, or be older than 23 years of age and have relevant experience in the Motor Maintenance field.

Bring certified copies of your qualifications when you come to register at Speciss College!


What will you learn? (the syllabus)

This is what you’ll study in the Motor Maintenance Diploma course:

  • Workshop safety and basic first aid
  • Engines
  • The lubrication system
  • The cooling system
  • The petrol fuel system
  • The clutch
  • Gearboxes
  • The propeller shaft, universal joints, final drive and differential
  • The suspension system
  • The chassis
  • The steering system
  • The braking system
  • Diesel engines
  • Combustion
  • The diesel fuel system
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Auto electrics
  • Batteries, magnetism and the charging system
  • The starting system

What exams will you write?

Exams are held monthly. You’ll register for the exams with the Speciss College Exams Officer. Information on the exam fees can be obtained from the Speciss College Exams Officer.

When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.


What about books and stationery?

You'll need to bring your own notebook and writing materials to your classes. For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops.


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