TTC conducts railway-specific training for:

Locomotive Drivers,

Station Masters,

Station Foremen,

Train Guards,



Permanent Way (maintenance) Staff),

Signaling and Telecommunications Equipment maintenance Staff.

Other Railway Courses offered include:

Station Accounting,

Train Conductors,

Materials Management,

Machining and Artisan Courses up to Certificate Levels (plans are underway to upgrade these to Diploma Level).

Over the years, TTC has also diversified training into other fields of management and tailor-made training programs from outside TAZARA such as Diploma in Human Resources Management, Public Relations, Marketing Management, Business Management in conjunction with Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA); ZICA Technician and Licentiate Levels in conjunction with Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA). Others are Diploma in Metal Fabrication, Automotive Mechanics and Power Electrical and Computer Application Skills under TEVETA, as the Institution is now registered with TEVETA.



1. Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)

• ZICA Technician
Duration: 1 year
Entry: Grade 12 certificate with merit in English & Maths

• ZICA Licentiate
Duration: 1 year
Entry: ZICA Technician or Equivalent

2. Association of Business Managers and

Administrators (ABMA)
• Human Resources Management
• Public relations
• Marketing Management
• Business Management
Duration: 6 months
Entry: Grade 12 with credits in English and Maths

3. TEVETA Courses
• Metal Fabrication
• Automotive Mechanics
• Power Electrical
Duration 2 years
Entry: Grade 12 with Merits in English & Mathematics.

4. Computer studies (2 weeks)
Computer Application Skills (Ms Word, Power point, Ms
Excel, Publisher, Data Base Management), conducted in
Jan, April, August & December.

5. TAZARA Railway Courses
Long courses

• Locomotive Driving
Duration: 2 years
Entry: Grade 12 with Merits in English, Mathematics. &Science

Short Courses (Duration 8 weeks), offered on demand:

• Station Accounting
• Cargo Management
• Coach & wagon Examiners
• Permanent Way Maintenance & Gangmen’s course
• Pointsmen’s course
• Stores Management
• Customer care
• Foundry Technology
• Safety Seminars
• Train Guards’ course
• Crusher Plant
• Registry Management
• Test & Measuring Instruments
• Coach attendant’s course
• Blacksmith & Heat Treatment
• Machining
• Supervisory management
• Signaling/telecoms for Eng/Tech
• Signalling/telecoms for Artisans
• Entrepreneurship
• Basic Statistics
• Mechanics
• Shunters’ course
• Finance & Accounts

6. Other Short Intensive Courses (Duration 3 weeks)

• Purchasing & Supply
• Social work
• Project Management
• Supervisory Management
• General Management
• Public Relations
• Training of Trainers
• Business Communication
• Customer Care & Hospitality
• Marketing
• Financial accounting
• Social Work
• Guidance & Counselling
• Catering (Food production)
• Office & Records Management
• Secretarial Management (Theory)
• Human Resource Management

These courses are conducted in January, April, August & December every year.

Admission to TTC:

January and July intakes are for Long Courses,
whilst January, April, May, August & December are for
Short Intensive Courses, every year.

Application forms can be obtained at non-refundable fees of
K50.00 from TTC offices in Mpika.