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South Africa - Trade Qualifications

Level 3 Qualifications

Appendix 3 does not include Level 3 qualifications. Level three qualifications which are recognised as an exception under the Skilled Migrant Category are included in the list of Qualifications recognised as an Exception (Appendix 8).

The qualifications listed below qualify for the points indicated where the qualification:

  • is relevant to an occupation in Part B of the List of Skilled Occupations at Appendix 6, and
  • in Table A is awarded within the ‘qualification awarded from’ date range by a Government Department in Table C: and
  • there is evidence of a completed contract of Apprenticeship:
    • between 1977 – 1983, awarded or endorsed by the Registrar of Apprenticeship (Apprenticeship Act, No. 37, 1944 with amendments), in the same or similar occupation as the qualification from Table A, or
    • from 1984, awarded or endorsed by the Register of Manpower Training, in terms of the Manpower Training Act, 1981, in the same or similar occupation as the qualification from Table A.
  • in Table B is awarded within the ‘qualification awarded from’ date range by:
    • a Government Department listed in Table C; or
    • a Technikon listed in Table D.

Trade Qualifications

Table A

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZ terms

Points under SMC

Certificate of Achievement N4

(Speciality in Engineering studies)

C4

4

40

National Certificate / Nasionale Sertifikaat N4

(May state speciality in Engineering studies, Ingenieurstudies, or Ingenieurstudierigting)

N4

4

40

National Technical Certificate (Part four) / Nasionale Tegniese Sertifikaat (Deel Vier)

NTC4

4

40

* Abbreviations used are for the purposes of this list and may not be stated on the award certificates.

Trade Related Qualifications

Table B

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZ terms

Points under SMC

National Certificate for Technicians / Nasionale Sertifikate Vir Tegnici

NCT

4

40

National Higher Certificate / Nasionale Hoër Sertifikate

NHC

4

40

Certificate of Achievement N6

(Speciality of Engineering studies)

C6

5

40

National Higher Certificate for Technicians / Nasionale Hoër Sertifikate Vir Tegnici

NHCT

5

40

National Certificate / Nasionale Sertifikaat N6

(May state speciality in Engineering studies, Ingenieurstudies, or Ingenieurstudierigting)

N6

5

40

National Technical Certificate (Part Six) / Nasionale Tegniese Sertifikaat (Deel Ses)

NTC6

5

40

* Abbreviations used are for the purposes of this list and may not be stated on the award certificates.

If an applicant believes their qualification may be higher than the level stated they should apply to the NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

Note: Award certificates must be provided in their original language for all qualifications.

If any courses leading to the award of one of the qualifications listed in Tables A or B above were studied at any institution outside of South Africa, including any South African overseas campuses or any courses which have been cross-credited towards the listed qualifications, please refer the qualification to the NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

All qualifications awarded after 2013 should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

For any purpose other than claiming the SMC points stated, additional evidence of at least a qualifying trade test, in a relevant occupation, is likely to also be required.

Awarding Bodies

The following awarding bodies may award the qualifications specified from the dates shown:

Table C

Government Department

Previous names and dates of change are indicated in brackets. Names and dates of institutions have been included in the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment for immigration purposes only.

Qualification awarded from

Administration of Coloured Affairs / Administrasie van kleurlingsake

NCT: 1977 ‑ 1984

Department: Education / Department: Onderwys (Department of Education / Department van Onderwys 1995 – 2000)

N4: 1995 - 2009

N6: 1995 - 2009

Department: Higher Education and Training

(Certificate will state: Issued under delegated authority for the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations)

C4: 2010

C6: 2010

Department of Education and Culture / Department van Onderwys en kultuur

N4: 1984 ‑ 1994

N6: 1984 ‑ 1994

Department of National Education / Department van Nasionale Opvoeding

 

NCT: 1977 ‑ 1984

NTC4: 1977 – 1984

NHCT: 1977- 1984

NTC6: 1977 ‑ 1984

Table D

Technikon

Names and dates of institutions have been included in the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment for immigration purposes only.

Qualification awarded from

ML Sultan Technikon

NHC: 1988 - 1995

Peninsula Technikon / Technikon Skiereiland

NHC: 1988 - 1995

Port Elizabeth Technikon

NHC: 1988 - 1995

Technikon Natal

NHC: 1988 - 1995

Technikon Pretoria

NHC: 1988 - 1995

Technikon SA

NHC: 1993 - 1995

Technikon Witwatersrand

NHC: 1988 - 1995

Effective 27/01/2014

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