• Indlela Trade Test Centre
  • 086 999 0125
  • nadscinfo@dhet.gov.za


National Artisan Regulations 2020 pertaining to the
registration of artisans successfully registered
on the National Artisan Registry.

A21 Digital Guideline

South Africa has embarked on a journey to build a modern,
quality apprenticeship of the 21st century system as part its
skills development revolution.

ARPL Trade Test Centre
Candidate Reporting

All accredited Trade Test Centres that offering ARPL Trades
must submit ARPL Statistics by clicking the below button.


Who we are?


  • To be a "one stop shop" support center for artisan development in South Africa.
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  • To provide support to the National Artisan Development program, by facilitating the placement of all artisan learners on learner ship program with industry partners.
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  • Assist the National Development plan of producing 30 000 qualified artisans by year 2030
  • Link SETAs with engineering graduates from TVET Colleges
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Multiple Access routes onto A21 Apprenticeship

Grade 9, Academic Matric and Technical Matric

The artisan development training system has historically recognised the availability of multiple routes which give access to an apprenticeship. The traditional routes of Grade 9, Grade 12 (Academic) with Physical Science and Mathematics and Grade 12 (Technical), with the respective technical orientated subjects, will still be important in accessing training. These routes will be the pre-requisites for a learner to enter the FLP.

Foundation Learning Programme

The lack of learner mathematical and communication competencies has for some time plagued the national education system at basic education level, which in essence has amongst other things negated the rapid growth of latter uptake of engineering related programmes at FET and HET bands.

"It's Cool to be a 21st Century Artisan"


7 steps to becoming an Artisan

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