Trade Testing of Non-South African Candidates

Trade Testing of Non-South African Candidates

Trade Testing of Non-South African Candidates
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A large number of non-South African candidates are working as artisans in South Africa and are seeking to complete a South African trade test.

In an attempt to assist non-South African candidates and the motor body repair industry, The Department of Higher Education and Training has announced that a person may be granted access to a South African trade test under ALL of the following conditions, at a QCTO accredited trade test centre:

Non-South African Qualified Artisans

  • Be in South Africa legally in terms of a valid visa, or permit with the exclusion of a medical visa or permit;
  • Have passed a qualifying trade test in his/her country of origin and have been certificated as an artisan;
  • SAQA verification of current relevant trade qualifications achieved outside the borders of South Africa

Non-South African Non-Qualified Artisan Learners

Non-Contracted

  • Be in South Africa legally in terms of a valid visa, or permit with the exclusion of a medical visa or permit;
  • Comply with regulation 11(5) of the Trade Test Regulations and have SAQA authenticated and verified comparable theory (knowledge) and technical skills achieved outside the borders of South Africa related to the specific trade area as well as relevant workplace experience obtained in South Africa; or
  • lf a trade has an Artisan Recognition of Prior Leaming (ARPL) Toolkit attached as a pre-requirement for access to a trade test, the required workplace experience for ARPL access (3 years) must have been obtained and verifiable at a South African workplace and for access to a trade test the ARPL process must have been completed successfully and a statement of results (SoR) attained.

Contracted

  • Be in South Africa legally in terms of a valid visa, or permit with the exclusion of a medical visa or permit;
  • Have a valid and active teaming contract in terms of the Workplace Based Learning Programme Agreement Regulations;
  • Comply with regulation 11 (3) of the Trade Test Regulations in terms of a Legacy Trade;
  • Comply with regulation 2 of the Trade Test Regulation in terms of an Occupational Trade Qualification
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