ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
The Westlake Campus of False Bay TVET College is an accredited Decentralised Trade Test Centre.
We offer Trade Tests for the following:
- Fitter & Turner
- Automotive Body Repairer (Panel Beater)
- Mechanical Fitter
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR A TRADE TEST?
The Manpower Training Act (No 56 of 1981) makes provision for two categories of candidates to undergo a trade test. Candidates need to contact the relevant SETA to establish their eligibility for a Trade Test for the trades listed above.
- SECTION 26 candidates: For registered, indentured apprentices.
- SECTION 26(D) candidates: For candidates who are non-contracted, but who have worked in industry for a number of years, and have attained trade-related experience.
ARTISAN RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (ARPL)
If you’ve been employed in the industry in trade-related work for at least four to five years, and are not sure of your competency level, you can attend a two-day practical evaluation at Westlake Campus. This will provide you with a clear indication of any gap training that you may need before applying for a qualifying trade test at the relevant SETA.
There are nine ARPL toolkits (pre-trade test applications) which have been approved by the DHET for the following trades.
- Automotive Body Repairer
- Fitter & Turner
ARPL applications are completed at Decentralised Trade Testing Centres.
If you have met all the criteria at the relevant SETA to undergo a qualifying Trade Test, we also offer various trade-related “top-up” programmes. The relevant Trade Test can be taken at your convenience at the Westlake Campus.
All Level Testing for Automotive Body Repairer (Panel Beater), and Spray-painter can be done at the Westlake Campus as well.