Diesel Electrical Fitter

OFO No: 653306

What is a Diesel Electrical Fitter? 

Diesel Electrical Fitters can work in train yards, power stations and in private homes. 

In a train yard, a Diesel Electrical Fitter’s main job is to install, maintain and repair wiring on diesel locomotives. 

Diesel Electrical Fitters use very technical equipment and hand tools. 

What does a Diesel Electrical Fitter do?

  • maintains and repair diesel locomotives
  • sticks strictly to safety regulations
  • keeps records

Are you  . . . ?

  • passionate about trains?
  • responsible and reliable?
  • safety conscious?
  • able to work in cramped and dirty spaces?
  • a person who pays attention to detail?
  • a problem solver?
  • good with your hands?
  • physically fit and strong?

How do I become a Diesel Electrical Fitter?

TETA suggest that you begin your career by completing a:

National Certificate: Diesel Electrical Fitter NQF 2


  • 16 years old
  • Grade 10 with Mathematics or
  • Grade 10 without Maths but at least Maths on the N1 or
  • N1 which includes Mathematics as well as a technical trade or
  • NCV Level 2


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


  • TETA


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Railway Signaller … or … Cable Jointer

Is becoming a Diesel Electrical Fitter right career choice for me?