I have N3 electrical and N2 mechanical and I want to become a qualified artisan.

I have N3 electrical and N2 mechanical and I want to become a qualified artisan. 1. I want to get a learnership or sumthing. 2. Is it a bad idea to do trade test with just my minimum requirement like this n3?

Simon

Answer

Hi Simon

Try the following SETAs for learnerships:

Energy Sector Education and Training Authority (ESETA). website: www.eseta.org.za
Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA): website: www.ceta.co.za
Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education andTraining Authority (MERSETA): website: www.merseta.org.za
Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA): http://www.mqa.org.za/
Information Systems, Electronics and Telecommunication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (ISETT): website: www.isettseta.org.za

Trade
Test

Electrician
Trade Test

The requirements for applying for a qualifying
trade test as an Electrician (Construction) are:

must have 5 years traceable relevant practical
experience in the electrical field; AND

Have a minimum of N2 Electrical Trade Theory

OR

Must have 3 years traceable relevant practical
experience in the electrical field; AND

Have a minimum of N2 electrical trade theory;
AND

Have completed training in Modules M0 to M7
with an accredited Training provider.

MERSETA Trade Test

QUALIFYING CRITERIA
CATEGORIES:

A. Minimum four (4)
years relevant on the job practical experience within South Africa and N2 four subjects’
certificate or equivalent qualification including relevant trade theory

OR

B. Minimum five (5)
years relevant on the job practical experience within South Africa and N2
relevant trade theory or equivalent subject.

OR

C. Minimum six (6)
years relevant on the job practical experience within South Africa with no N2

D. Successful
completion of NQF Level 2, 3 and 4 trade related learnerships in minimum three
(3) years, inclusive of the institutional and workplace components.

To find out more information on trade tests, we suggest you contact the
necessary SETA.

We hope this
information will help you on your way to becoming a qualified artisan.