Question NW1744 to the Minister of Higher Education and Training

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26 June 2018 - NW1744

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of apprentices in each trade at each of the centres accredited for the assessment of artisans were (a) assessed and (b) found competent in each of the past three financial years?

Reply:

It is important to note that INDLELA is the only public trade test centre accounting for 25% of the national trade tests conducted across all economic sectors related to artisan training. The INDLELA records on the number of candidates assessed and found to be competent in each trade registered for in the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years are as follows:

Trade

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

Assessed

Competent

Assessed

Competent

Assessed

Competent

Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic

21

19

52

41

37

0

Aircraft Structures Worker

0

0

15

11

0

0

Armature Winder

19

19

11

11

14

0

Automotive Motor Mechanic

200

95

129

71

161

87

Avionics Mechanician

0

0

4

4

0

0

Blacksmith

0

0

1

1

12

0

Boiler maker

610

305

413

356

556

416

Bricklayer

169

22

107

35

172

61

Carpenter

168

74

135

90

181

118

Carpenter and Joiner

0

0

0

0

2

0

Diesel Fitter

1

0

   

0

0

Diesel Mechanic

465

159

355

139

535

142

Electrician

1517

996

1175

886

2015

1504

Electrical Equipment Mechanic

1

0

0

0

0

0

Electronic Equipment Mechanician

3

3

11

9

50

36

Fitter and Turner

83

50

45

23

207

43

Gunsmith

4

2

0

0

0

0

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

3

0

63

32

31

0

Instrument Mechanician

26

7

18

15

21

16

Joiner

0

0

0

0

1

1

Mechanical Fitter

806

301

360

298

572

394

Metal Machinist

49

37

19

15

32

13

Millwright

58

19

39

34

95

69

Painter

121

27

101

54

158

74

Panelbeater

13

13

17

10

19

0

Plasterer

7

4

5

1

2

2

Plumber

711

503

639

594

1035

631

Radiotrician

19

8

13

8

5

12

Refrigeration Mechanic

52

22

   

3

7

Rigger

195

52

164

105

320

128

Sheet Metal Worker

0

1

1

1

0

0

Structural Plater

0

0

0

0

21

0

Toolmaker

26

16

   

68

0

Tractor Mechanic

1

0

0

0

0

0

Transportation Electrician

7

1

62

33

127

70

Vehicle Body Builder

1

1

2

2

7

0

Vehicle Painter

3

1

21

14

24

1

Welder

387

253

380

300

393

317

TOTAL

5746

3010

4357

3193

6876

4142

There are 341 accredited trade test centres across the country delivering various historical/legacy trades in terms of the repealed Manpower Training Act and the Skills Development Act. These trades derive their theoretical alignment from the NATED 191
(N2 – N6) engineering programmes, National Certificate (Vocational) (Levels 3 – 4) engineering programmes, and Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) based Competence Based Modularised (Level 4) programmes. The list of accredited trade test centres is attached as Annexure A.

INDLELA uses a different template, as compared to the requested information. Therefore, the information regarding the number of apprentices in each trade at each of the 341 centres would require more time to consolidate. The SETA aggregated information is provided in the table below.

Total registered learners per sector

Artisan Learners Registered

SETA

Sector

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority

Chemicals

3372

4263

3 423

Construction Education And Training Authority

Construction

1 737

2024

8 748

Food And Beverages Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Authority

Food Processing

45

178

168

Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority

Local Government

1 020

888

647

Mining Qualifications Authority

Mining and Minerals

1 848

1978

1 952

Manufacturing Engineering And Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Manufacturing and Engineering

8 130

8038

6 863

Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority

Safety and Security

467

401

77

Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority

Agriculture

347

227

193

Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority

National and Provincial Government

33

34

20

Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Services Sector

1 127

1416

1 470

Transport Education and Training Authority

Transport

1 778

1314

1 004

Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority

Fibre Processing

459

419

295

Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority

Tourism and Hospitality

514

683

639

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority

Wholesale and Retail

532

269

0

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority

Health and welfare

119

87

76

Totals registered

21 528

22 219

25 575

Total Competent learners per sector

Artisan Learners Competent

SETA

Sector

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority

Chemicals

743

936

1110

Construction Education and Training Authority

Construction

504

1350

2225

Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority

Energy

470

697

684

Food And Beverages Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Authority

Food Processing

0

13

63

Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority

Local Government

87

233

543

Mining Qualifications Authority

Mining and Minerals

1382

1807

1932

Manufacturing Engineering and Related Services Sector Education And Training Authority

Manufacturing and Engineering

8352

9661

8443

Safety And Security Sector Education and Training Authority

Safety and Security

0

227

187

Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority

Agriculture

154

228

208

Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority

National and Provincial Government

30

15

42

Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Services Sector

550

1247

1503

Transport Education and Training Authority

Transport

714

1359

1168

Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority

Fibre Processing

101

124

141

Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority

Tourism and Hospitality

0

0

364

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority

Wholesale and Retail

39

3

5

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority

Health and welfare

36

74

99

Total competent

13 162

17 974

18 717