Electrician (construction) trade test requirements

August 2nd, 2007, Published in Articles: Vector

Information from Highveld Region

The requirements for applying for a Section 28 qualifying trade test as an electrician (construction) is as follows:
(Please note: Currently there are two options available for candidates to follow when applying for a Section 28 trade test)
Option 1
The candidate must have 5 years traceable relevant practical experience in the electrical field;
AND have a minimum of N2 electrical trade theory
OR
Option 2
The candidate 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
(Please contact your ECA (SA) regional office about the cost, dates, times and availability of courses).

Registration as an accredited person
If the qualified electrician (construction) would like to register as an accredited person with the Department of Labour he will require the following:
Proof of passing the trade test (either via an apprenticeship, Section 13 or  Section 28);
AND N3 with the following subjects:
Electrical trade theory;
Mathematics;
Engineering science;
Industrial electronics or technical drawing;
AND proof of having passed the national installation rules examination on SANS 10142-1;
AND proof of competence in the unit standards as per the Department of Labour guidelines.

Registration as an electrical contractor
Registration with the Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa, which is a requirement prior to operating as a contractor, can only be completed once registration as an accredited person through the Department of Labour has been finalised and a certificate of registration issued.  Registration with the ECB is done through the regional ECB offices which are located in Germiston, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and East London.
Contact your regional ECA (SA) Office for help and guidance.

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