False Bay College

Trade & Level Testing

The Westlake Campus of False Bay College is an accredited Decentralised Trade Test Center

We offer Trade Tests for the following:

  • Fitter & Turner
  • Fitter
  • Turner
  • Millwright
  • Tool Jig & Die-Maker
  • Boilermaker/Fabricator
  • Welder
  • Electrician
  • Automotive Body Repairer (Panel Beater)
  • Spraypainter

HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR A TRADE TEST?

TRADE TEST CATEGORIES

The Manpower Training Act MO56 of 1981 makes provision for two categories of candidates to undergo a trade test. Candidates need to contact the relevant SETA to establish their eligibility for a Trade Test for the trades listed above.

SECTION 13: Candidates: for registered, indentured apprentices.

SECTION 28 Candidates: for candidates who are not registered apprentices, but who have worked in industry for a number of years, and have attained trade related experience.

EVALUATIONS

If you’ve been employed in the industry in trade-related work for at least 4 to 5 years, and are not sure of your competency level, you can attend a two-day practical evaluation at Westlake Campus. This will provide you with a clear indication of any gap training that you may need before applying for a qualifying trade test at the relevant SETA.

TOP-UP TRAINING

If you have met all the criteria at the relevant SETA to undergo a qualifying trade test, we also offer various trade-related “top-up” programmes.

The relevant Trade Test can be taken at your convenience at the Westlake Campus.

LEVEL TESTING

All Level Testing for Automotive Body Repairer (Panel Beater), and Spraypainter can be done at the Westlake campus as well.

STUDENT RESIDENCE

Westlake campus offers a fully serviced student residence which includes meals, laundry, room cleaning and student recreation facilities.

For more information on any Trade Test related queries, contact:

Ndileka Ndzolo (Trade Test Co-ordinator)

Tel: 021 701 1340 ext 6439

Email: ndileka.ndzolo@falsebay.org.za