The Instrumentation occupation equips Namibian trainees with the skills needed to take up positions as qualified artisans within the mining, engineering, building and civil industries.

The Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology provides a holistic method of training that integrates practical hands on training with theoretical knowledge and background, shaping individuals into experienced, knowledgeable, well qualified, capable recruits geared to enter the commercial and industrial job market.

The Instrumentation trade will teach the trainee to completely;

  • Repair all plant instrumentation systems including sensors, transmitters, recorders, analyzers, controllers and related equipment.

  • Do periodic inspections of instrumentation systems and determine the nature and extent of repairs required including work sequences.

  • Use electronic test equipment to identify the causes of abnormal operations and to verify correct and accurate operation of instrumentation components.

  • Develop and test instruments and measuring devices.

  • Provide technical advice when planning new equipment and assisting with the preparation of specifications.


NIMT offers a four-year training opportunity in the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration trade. Training is based on the apprenticeship modular training approach in accordance with the requirements and recommendations of the industry.

Theoretical tuition in the classrooms follows a combination of Level 1 (1st year) to Level 3 (3rd year) subjects.

During the second semester of every training year, trainees are placed at reputable companies nation-wide on job-attachment, thus providing them with the necessary job exposure.

Fig. 1. Combination of L1 to L3 Subjects


  1. The NSSCO qualifications (revised curriculum)

  2. Twenty (20) points in six (6) subjects;

  3. F grade in English, Mathematics and Science;

  4. Physics is compulsory for technical subjects.


  1. The NSSCO qualifications (revised curriculum)

  2. Eighteen (18) points in six (6) subjects;

  3. F grade in English, Mathematics and Science;

  4. D grade in the respective Pre-vocational subject.

Please note:

  • Preference will be given to students with higher grades.

  • Must be declared healthy and fit by a medical practitioner.


Level 1 = 6 weeks

Level 2 = 7 weeks

Level 3 = 9 weeks

Trade Test Preparation = 8 weeks


  • Trainee has to undergo an evaluation test with the NIMT to establish trainability/recognition of prior to learning.

  • Trainee must be English literate.

  • Minimum of three years uninterrupted job experience. Copy of "Service Record" is a prerequisite and therefore must must be handed to the Registrar when the trainee registers for the evaluation test.

  • Minimum Grade 6 with a pass in Mathematics, Physical Science and English.

  • Must be employed to enable the trainee to complete/practice the prescribed tasks before entering for the Level.


Application forms are available on the website under page Downloads prior to the application dates. They have to be completed and sent to the NIMT.

Trainees will be informed if they had been successful. Applications are subject to a selection process.