To apply for a trade test, you need:
- 4 subjects
- Maths and Relevant Trade Theory
- Any 2 additional, relevant subjects e.g. Science & Technical Drawings
- Electrical Trade Theory (N3) exempts Electro Trade Theory and Industrial Electronics on N2.
* 1 Subject in Gr.11 more than 40% can be switched to N2
** 2 Subjects in Gr.12 more than 40% can be switched to N3
*** merSETA says: 33.3% – 39% on a Gr.12 certificate is acknowledged as N2 and not N3.
The above is compulsory for merSETA, Agriseta, Foodbevseta, TETA and W&R.
Completed institutional training – Phase 1, 2 en 3
NAMB/SETA learner agreement
Minimum practical workplace component of 12 months
College Confirmation Letter – signed off by the college
Logbook – signed by the college, learner and employer
NAMB may require a detailed service letter from your employer
If you have the above, please make an appointment and bring:
- NAMB/SETA learner agreement
- ID – 2 x originally certified copies
- Highest school qualification – 2 x originally certified copies
- N2 – 2 x originally certified copies
- College Confirmation Letter – signed by the college
- Logbook – signed by the college, learner and employer
- NAMB may require a detailed service letter from your employer also.
- Once you comply with the basic requirements of a trade test, Ajani can arrange a trade test for you.
- Two weeks free assessment at Ajani’s training provider prior to the trade test centre preparation – arranged by the learner himself with the lecturer.
- Compulsory trade test preparation at trade test centre – paid for privately.
- Trade test at centre – paid for privately.
- Issue of trade test results at centre.
- Issue of Red Seal certificate by NAMB/QCTO to the SETA. (Section 26D)
- Ajani receives the Red Seal certificate from the SETA.
it will be posted directly to the learner by the SETA.
Unless the employer has arranged the learner’s trade test enquiries regarding the Red Seal must go through your employer.
Ajani Trade Test Step-by-Step
- Ajani submits your documentation to the particular SETA.
- The SETA contacts the trade test centre with a trade test date and informs Ajani.
- Ajani notifies the learner.
- Learner writes the trade test.
- If proved competent, the Red Seal certificate will be issued between 0-6 months. (Section 26D)
Important to know
Ajani has no control over how long before a trade test date is issued.
Ajani has no control over how long before a Red Seal certificate is issued by the SETA, NAMB and the QCTO.
Proof of payment is required by the trade test centre before a date is issued.
- The cost varies from centre to centre.
- Average cost for 2 weeks preparation at the centre and the trade test ranges between R7000 – R8000.
- 2 weeks free assessment at the training provider prior to trade test centre preparation – arranged by the learner himself with the lecturer