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GCC Factories Plant Engineering Exam Preparation Programme
(Online Classes)

An accredited sixteen (16) week programme to help GCC Factories Candidates effectively prepare for the plant engineering exam delivered online as a webinar

Fees from

R8 625.00




4 Months


50 hours

Start date

7 Feb 2023

Enrollment Closing date:
6 February 2023

What You Will Learn:

Exam context & preparation strategy for success

Important plant engineering exam content 

How to answer plant engineering exam questions

Role of the GMR 2.1 in assuring safety & compliance

Course Approach

Learn - We will present the basic GCC Factories Plant Engineering theory that will provide context and a solid foundation.

Practice - We will go through examples together where we apply the theory in the context of the GCC factories plant engineering exam.

Apply - You will be given an opportunity to apply the theory and lessons learned from examples to complete the quiz assessments, homework assignments, and practice exams.

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Course Structure

Introduction: Orientation & course welcome

Module 1: Safety Management

Module 2: Steam boiler operation

Module 3: Heat transfer

Module 4: Steam boiler maintenance

Module 5: Electricity basics

Module 6: Direct current machines

Module 7: Transformers

Module 8: Transmission lines

Module 9: Electrical motors

Module 10: SANS 10142

Module 11: Pumps

Module 12: Fans

Module 13: Compressors

Module 14: Passenger lifts

Module 15: Material conveyors

Module 16: Strength of materials

Module 17: Vehicle dynamics

This course includes:

5 x 3-hour online group session

Free online one-on-one consultation (worth R1500.00)

Palucraft textbook (worth R920.00)

Content delivered over 16 weeks

12-months access to Online Courses (worth R11 988.00)

Online coaching on answering exam questions

12 months email support

Certificate of Completion

Palucraft GCC factories plant course

Who should attend?

  • GCC Factories mechanical or electrical candidates (Ideally)

  • Mechanical or electrical engineers, technicians, and artisans with N6​

Applicable industries

  • Consumer goods: FMCG, Tobacco, Beverages, and Distilleries

  • Energy: Oil, Gas, Energy, and Utilities

  • Manufacturing: Chemicals, Automotive, Food Production, Glass, Ceramics, Concrete, Packaging, Plastics, and Paper

Typical employers

  • Consumer goods: Unilever, British American Tobacco, SAB, and Distell

  • Energy: Sasol, Engen, and Eskom

  • Manufacturing: BASF, Toyota, Tongaat Hullet, Consol, Saint-Gobain, Nampak, and Sappi

Career prospects

  • Engineering manager

  • Maintenance manager

  • GMR 2.1 Legal appointment (Engineer in Charge)

  • Maintenance or plant engineer

Important Dates

Semester One

Registration Closes: 6 Feb 2023, 2 PM

Orientation: 7 Feb 2023, 6 PM to 7 PM

Class One: 21 Feb 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Class Two: 7 Mar 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Class Three: 28 Mar 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Class Four: 11 Apr 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Class Five: 25 Apr 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Revision (Self-study): 26 Apr to 4 June

Exam date: TBC

Semester Two

Registration Closes: 4 July 2023, 2 PM

Orientation: 4 July 2023, 6 PM to 7 PM

Class One: 18 July 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Class Two: 1 Aug 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Class Three: 15 Aug 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Class Four: 29 Aug 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Class Five: 12 Sep 2023, 6 PM to 9 PM

Revision (Self-study): 13 Sep to 31 Oct

Exam date: TBC

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Time Commitment

You are expected to attend the five online classes as per the schedule.

Every class will start promptly at 6 PM and end at 9 PM. The classes are delivered fortnightly online via Microsoft Teams Webinar.

The classes facilitate the basic approach to answering exam-type questions. The theory is delivered via on-demand videos on the Learner Management System (LMS).

The online option of the programme is a webinar delivered via Microsoft Teams Webinar, and there is no in-person attendance option.


Please consider the weekend classes programme if you are interested in the in-person programme.


The GCC Factories Plant Engineering Programme is an accredited short-course with the Engineering Council of South Africa.

To obtain the Certificate of Completion, the student must achieve at least a 60% attendance rate (i.e. attend at least three of the five classes).

In addition, the student must complete at least 80% of the online courses. The student must obtain at least 70% on the online quiz assessments.

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Enroll Now

You can enroll to programme by choosing one of the three options below.


Choose this option if you are paying for yourself.


Starts at

R8 625.00 (Incl. VAT)*


*Based on the Early-bird special. The original price is R9 300.00.

Payment Plan

Choose this option if you want to make use of our payment plan.

Payment 1

R4 650.00 pm (Incl. VAT)*


*Early-bird is not applicable if you choose to use the payment plan. Payment 2: R2325.00. Payment 3: R2325.00.


Choose this option if your company is paying for you and your colleagues.

Starts at

R8 625.00 (Incl. VAT)*


*Based on the Early-bird special. The original price is R9 300.00.