Training Academy


Bidvest Facilities Management’s Training Academy provides learners with technical qualifications and soft skills in a variety of disciplines relating to facilities management. Through comprehensive assessment procedures and rigorous training standards, the academy ensures that learners possess the correct level of skill required to excel at their jobs. Our Training Academy not only trains our staff, but is also used as a facility for our customers, who require training to enhance workplace competencies. Our courses can be adapted and developed according to our customers’ requirements upon request. The Training Centre has registered skill assessors that assist in the recruitment of technical employees for our contracts. Our instructors develop assessment instruments according to client needs, and assess their current and potential employees against the respective skills requirements. This service also assists line managers with their skills development plans.

Training is conducted at the Training Academy at Olifantsfontein, Gauteng and includes:
  • Workshops
  • Certification
  • Assessments
  • Classroom lectures
  • Hands-on skills training

Our programmes are designed for facilities employees with various levels of skill and expertise. Courses range from beginners to advanced professional training.

Our facilities include the following:

Training Academy Certification

We provide each learner with a certification based on his or her particular course completed. The certification is accredited by MERSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA) as per SAQA Regulation 13.

Training Programmes

View our training prospectus for more information

  • Basic generator maintenance
  • Basic carpentry
  • Basic plumbing
  • Building structure maintenance
  • Tiling & glazing
  • Basic hand tools
  • Power tools
  • Arc welding
  • Basic electrical
  • Intermediate electrical
  • Basic electrical motors (direct on line)
  • Intermediate motors (forward reverse)
  • Relay circuits
  • Electronic systems technician: Level 1: Introduction to the trade
  • Electronic systems technician: Level 1: Work instruction, tool management & planning
  • Level 2 intermediate (Electronic circuitry, electrical and related equipment)
  • Level 3 basic (data networks & wireless communication)
  • HVAC learnership levels 2 & 4
  • Window and split units
  • Safe handling of refrigerants
  • Communication
  • The basics of business
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor financial aspects of personal and community life

Contact us for more information
Download our Training Academy brochure.
Download our Training Prospectus.