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Speciss-Diesel Motor Maintenance Certificate PDF Print E-mail

Achieve a formal qualification in the bolt and spanners world of diesel engines

Earn a living
  • Are you eager to expand your knowledge of the repair and maintenance of 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 Diesel Motor Maintenance Certificate. 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 5 “O” levels, or be older than 23 years of age and have relevant experience in the Diesel Motor Maintenance field.

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


What you will learn

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

  • Workshop safety and basic first aid
  • Use and care of tools
  • The battery
  • The generator
  • The alternator
  • Starter motors
  • The diesel fuel system
  • The two stroke cycle diesel engine
  • The four stroke cycle diesel engine
  • Air lock injection timing
  • The cooling system
  • The lubrication system
  • The suspension system
  • The braking system
  • The clutch system
  • The steering system
  • Final drive
  • Gearboxes
  • Differentials
  • Drive shafts
  • Full vehicle service
  • Wheel and tyre maintenance

What exams will you write?

Exams are held monthly. You’ll register for the exams with the Speciss College Exams Officer.

Please talk to the Exams Officer to find out when exam fees are due.

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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