To apply for a trade test, you need:

  • Complete N2-qualification
  • 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.

  1. Completed formal institutional training – Phase 1, 2 and 3
  2. Registered NAMB/SETA learner agreement
  3. 18 months practical work time – based on the start date of the NAMB/SETA learner agreement)
  4. College Confirmation Letter – signed by the college (Get one here.)
  5. Logbook – signed by the college, learner and employer – Example of signed-off logbook)
  6. NAMB may require a detailed service letter from your employer also.

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 (Get one here.)
  • Logbook – signed by the college, learner and employer – Example of signed off logbook)
  • NAMB may require a detailed service letter from your employer also.

Make an appointment