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South Africa Exceptions (to 27/08/2017)

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

  • is relevant to an occupation in Part B of the List of Skilled Occupations at Appendix 6, and
  • was awarded within the date range in Table B specified in the column labelled ‘Qualification awarded from,’ and
  • is accompanied by evidence of a completed contract of apprenticeship in a trade speciality listed below Table C:
    • 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.

Table A

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZ terms

Points under SMC

National Certificate / Nasionale Sertifikaat N3

(May state speciality of Engineering Studies / Ingenieurstudies or Engineering field of study / Ingenieurstudierigting)

N3

3

40

National N3 Certificate / Nasionale N3 Sertifikaat

(speciality of Engineering studies / Ingenieurstudies)

NN3

3

40

National Technical Certificate (Part Three) / (Part 3) / Nasionale Tegniese Sertifikaat (Deel Drie)

NTC3

3

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 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 Table A above were studied at any institution outside of South Africa, including any South African overseas campuses, they should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- If any courses have been cross-credited towards the listed qualifications, these qualifications also need to be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- All qualifications awarded after 2014 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.

Table B

The following awarding Bodies may award the qualifications specified from the dates shown.

Awarding Bodies

Previous names and dates of change are indicated in brackets.  Names and dates of institutions have been included in the list of qualifications recognised as an exception for immigration purposes only.

Qualification awarded from

Administration of Coloured Affairs / Administrasie van kleurlingsake

NTC3: 1979 - 1984

Department of Education and Culture / Department van Onderwys en Kultuur

N3: 1984 - 1992

Department of National Education / Department van Nasionale Opvoeding

NTC3: 1979 - 1984

UMALUSI - Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Council 2001 - 2005, South African Certification Council / Suid – Afrikaanse Sertifiseringsraad 1992 - 2001)

NN3: 1992

 

Table C

Trade specialities

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Boiler Maker

Bricklayer

Cabinetmaker

Carpenter and Joiner

Carpenter

Electrical Equipment Mechanic

Electrician

Fitter – Welder

Fitter and Turner

Forklift Mechanic

Joiner

Glazier

Gas Practitioner

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Mechanical Fitter

Metal Fabricator

Millwright

Mechatronics Technician

Pipe Fitter

Painter

Plasterer

Plumber

Refrigeration Mechanic

Rigger

Sheet Metal Worker

Structural Plate

Special Class Electrician

Stonemason

Tractor Mechanic

Wall and Floor Tiler

Welder

Effective 30/03/2015

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South Africa exceptions (29/11/2010)

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