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7 Steps to Become a Qualified Artisan
Step 1 (Student/Candidate)
We focus on the lost generation (School drop-outs who did not complete school. People who wants to improve his/her skills and even university graduates who needs practical experience can apply. Must be 16 years or older. The candidate will do a 3 week practical self-enrichment course of his/her choice. After which he/she will be known as a semi-skilled artisan.
Step 2 (Semi – Skilled Artisan)
The lowest criteria that a candidate needs to have to apply is Grade 9 and a minimum of 4 years relevant working experience accordingly (NAMB in DHE) in terms of Chapter 6A.
Step 3 (Semi – Skilled Artisan with working experience)
The candidate must go to Indlela (Olifantsfontein) for recognition of prior learning (RPL). He/She will be assessed. If the assessment has been passed, the candidate will receive dates for their Trade Test. The Trade Test will be done at Indlela (Olifantsfontein).
Step 4 (Semi – Skilled Artisan with working experience and trade test date)
The candidate enrolls at EASTC for trade test preparation once he/she has received his/her trade test dates. The candidate will be booked exactly 3 weeks before the trade test dates and will then undergo a 3 week preparation course.
Step 5 (Trade Test)
The candidate does his/her final trade test at Indlela (Olifantsfontein) Department of Higher Education.
Step 6 (Qualification)
Once the candidate passes his/her trade test at Indlela (Olifantsfontein), Department of Higher Education. He/she will receive full qualification (Red seal certificate) from the Department of Higher Education.
Step 7 (Qualified Artisan)
The candidate is now a fully qualified artisan regardless of his/her (background) and can be paid accordingly to their red seal certificate. This means the qualified artisan can start to build a better life for himself/herself and also contribute to the economy of South Africa.