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South Africa - Trade Qualifications

Level 3 Qualifications

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

  • is relevant to an occupation at ANZSCO skill level 3 or below, and
  • in Table A is awarded within the ‘qualification awarded from or between dates’ date range by a Government Department in Table C, and
  • there is evidence of a completed contract of Apprenticeship:
    • between 1979–1983, 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 or between dates’ 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 NZQF terms

Points under SMC

Certificate of Achievement N4

(Speciality of Engineering Studies)

C4

4

40

National Certificate / Nasionale Sertifikaat N4

(May state speciality of Engineering Studies / Ingenieurstudies, or Engineering field of study / 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 certificate.

Trade Related Qualifications

Table B

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZQF terms

Points under SMC

National Certificate for Technicians / Nasionale Sertifikate Vir Tegnici

NCT

4

40

National Higher Certificate / Nasionale Hoër Sertifikate

NHC

4

40

National Higher Certificate for Technicians / Nasionale Hoër Sertifikate Vir Tegnici

NHCT

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 certificate.

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

Note:
- Award certificates must be provided in their original language.

The following must be referred to NZQA for an International Qualifications Assessment:
- All listed qualifications where study was completed at any institution outside of the country, including any overseas campuses of any listed awarding institution
- All listed qualifications that contain cross-credited courses or papers
- All qualifications awarded after 2014
- 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

Table C

Government Department

Previous names and dates of change are indicated in brackets.

Qualification awarded from or between dates

Administration of Coloured Affairs / Administrasie van kleurlingsake

NCT: 1979–1984

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

N4: 1995–2009

Department: Higher Education and Training

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

C4: 2010

 

Department of Education and Culture / Department van Onderwys en kultuur

N4: 1984–1994

Department of National Education / Department van Nasionale Opvoeding

NCT, NTC4, NHCT, NTC6: 1979–1984

Table D

Technikon

 

Qualification awarded from or between dates

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 28/08/2017

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