Trade Test


 

DECENTRALIZED TRADE TEST CENTRE

We are accredited by Merseta to conduct trade tests/assessments for the following trades:

Electrician

Welder

Fitter

Turner

Fitter and Turner

Millwright

Boilermakers

TRADE TEST CATEGORIES

The Manpower Training Act MO56 of 1981 makes provision for two categories of candidates to undergo a trade test.  Although the test and the standards set for acceptable performance are identical, the application forms are different.  When applying for a trade test please complete the forms for the category you fall under.

INDENTURED APPRENTICE

If you are a indentured (contracted) apprentice, click here to open the application form applicable to your category.

SECTION 28 CANDIDATE

If you are not an indentured apprentice click here to open the application form applicable to your category.  Study the requirements to qualify for a trade test carefully before submitting your application.

RECOMMENDED TRADE TEST PROCEDURE

 

This document outlines the procedure to undergo a trade test under Merseta.

 

TRADE TEST READINESS ASSESSMENT

 

Candidates for a trade test undergo a “trail” trade test under trade test conditions.  Their performance enables us to determine areas of weakness and the amount of training and preparation required before attempting a trade test. 

DURATION:

 

 

2 Days

A report outlining the candidates performance and a recommendation of the period required for training and trade test preparation will be provided.  At the same time we will apply for a trade test date.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Millwrights do 3 days Assessment and 3 Days Trade Test

 

TRAINING AND TRADE TEST PREPERATION

 

This comprise of training to overcome skill shortcomings identified during the readiness assessment as well as rounding of practise to ensure candidates will meet trade test requirements of accuracy, finish and time standards.

 

DURATION:    Depends on the findings of the Assessment – usually between 6 and 8 weeks.  Training period to end the day before the trade test at Saj. 

 

COSTS FOR TRADE TEST 

DURATION:

 

 

Certification:

 

 

2 Days

 

 

Issued by MerSeta ( If MerSeta SDL Payer Cost of Trade Test

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

We operate a modern guesthouse for our learners.  Fees include meals and learners are transported to and from the training centre.

 

(Click here) Section 28 Trade Assessment Application



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