Question NW501 to the Minister of Higher Education and Training

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29 March 2019 - NW501

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Mulaudzi, Mr TE to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What is the total number of (a) plumbers, (b) electricians, (c) welders, (d) carpenters, (e) boiler makers and (f) mechanics who graduated from each institution of higher learning in the country in the 2018 academic year?

Reply:

The first phase of training artisans involves an integrated learning process of obtaining fundamental and practical training at a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college. The second phase covers the trade theory including workplace training at an accredited workplace. The final phase is taking a National Trade Test in the relevant trade. The table below indicates the training that has taken place from 01 April 2018 to 31 December 2018:

Plumbers

Electricians

Welders

Carpenters

Boilermakers

Mechanics

715

2 291

651

102

703

2 262

Candidates are given three chances to pass the trade test. If they are still unsuccessful, they are placed on the Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning programme, which will assist them in obtaining their trade qualification.

The knowledge components for the trades are currently provided through the Report 191 qualification at N2 level and National Certificate Vocational (NCV) level three on the National Qualification Framework.

The table below indicates the number of students who passed the theory component of the trades through the Report 191 and NCV qualifications in the November 2018 national examination.

Trade Test

Passed

Plumber’s Theory N2

402

Plumbing L3

940

Electrical Trade Theory N2

3 147

Electrical Systems and Construction L3

5 288

Welder’s Theory N2

77

Welding L3

564

Plater’s Theory N2

685

Engineering Fabrication: Boiler making L3

1 054

Carpentry Theory N2

161

Carpentry and Roof Work L3

958

Motor Trade Theory N2

435

Automotive Repairs and Maintenance L3

1 816

Grand Total

15 527

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NAME AND SURNAME: MR JABU NTSHINGILA AND MR JAMES MOGALE

CONTACT: 087 236 9324 / 012 312 6205

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Minister signs Parliamentary Reply 501.

MR GF QONDE

DIRECTOR–GENERAL: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

PARLIAMENTARY REPLY 501 IS APPROVED / NOT APPROVED / AMENDED.

COMMENT/S

MRS GNM PANDOR, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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