Formal Qualifications

Our training is in the Renewable Energy (RE) Industry and meets international standards

Formal Training: Wind Turbine Service Technician

Formal Training: Wind Turbine Service Technician


SARETEC is the first Technology centre to offer a formal qualification as a Wind Turbine Service Technician in South Africa.

 In this career you get to enjoy the best views from high heights surrounded by beautiful scenery.  We train and qualify Wind Turbine Technicians for the South African Wind Industry. The growth of the Renewable Energy industry in South Africa has prompted the demand for skilled workers (including Wind Turbine Technicians).

Wind Turbine Technicians are responsible for the service, maintenance, as well as repair of wind turbines. They inspect, diagnose, maintain, and adjust wind turbines, resolving electrical and mechanical malfunctions. They are able to work at heights in all-weather condition including extreme hot and cold, for extended periods of time. Wind Turbine Technicians must be capable of working closely with other individuals. What to expect in this course:

    •        Health and safety
    •        Wind Turbine Electrics
    •        Wind Turbine Mechanics
    •        Hydraulics
    •        Rotor blade repair
    •        Wind Energy Technology
    •        Control systems


Suitable candidates must have:

    • Artisan qualification in any of the following electrical/ mechanical trades

          -NQF level 4 qualification Electro-Mechanics

          -NQF level 4 qualification Millwright

          -NQF level 4 qualification Fitter and Turner

    • Or a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or Electrical Engineering-subject to RPL
    • A high level of physical fitness and good health
    • Ability to work at height