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Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)


Trade Test Regulations, 2014



These regulations:


replace the prevailing industry and sector based artisan trade testing system inherited from the repealed Manpower Training Act, 1981 (Act 56 of 1981);


provide for a single national artisan trade testing and certification system across all economic sectors;


enable improved access to trade testing by allowing any person to apply for a trade test at any nationally accredited trade test centre subject only to the centre being accredited for the relevant trade;


enable the improvement in the quality of trade testing by setting minimum national standards for trade testing in order to provide industry and the broader economy with suitably qualified artisans;


enable the development of a single national standardised approach to recognition of prior learning for all artisan trades;


enable a single standardised efficient and effective trade testing monitoring and reporting system.