About Us

The Artisan and Technician Development Technical Task Team (ATD-TTT), the stakeholder representative body established by the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) of South Africa has through its work-plan identified the three primary blockages to a national artisan development programme. These three blockages were tabled before the Human Resource Development Council on 15th June 2012 and unanimously endorsed for removal by relevant implementing partners.

These three blockages are the lack of:

  • Detailed, accurate, current data for artisan trade prioritization, workplaces and placement, scientific target setting, monitoring & evaluation;
  • A single guaranteed funding model for all artisan trades listed in the Government Gazette applicable to all sectors including a single artisan learner administration and grant disbursement system; and
  • An Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) system that is focused on supporting persons who are working as support workers in the engineering field to become certificated artisans.

Establishment of a central data management center

There has been a lack of accurate artisan related data for learners as well as qualified and practicing artisans persons that work in South Africa. There has never been a central system or repository of such artisan data and as a result the Department has set up a National Artisan Development Support Centre or NADSC at INDLELA in Olifantsfontein.

Our Function

  • Collect, collate validate and report Artisan data from all 16 SETA’s and Indlela, for record keeping and database management
    - Implemented data collection and validation Policy
  • Co-ordinate placement of TVET engineering learners on accredited workplaces
    - Work with all TVET colleges through their (SSS) Student support to assist in placing TVET engineering Learners
  • Monitor learner progress from registration to trade testing and post trade test progress
    - Working with registration for trade test process at INDLELA to monitor candidate that pass trade test, so see if they get employment in the field they are tested on.
  • Recording and reporting on all artisan related data to remove the first HRDC artisan development blockage
    - Report on a monthly /Quarterly bases on all artisans registered and completing learning programs
  • Matching of supply and demand of artisan learners to industry needs
    - Analysis the industry demands, through SSP so to match wit h learners on Database
    - In Progress of linking our Database with ESSA system
  • Operate and Manage a National Artisan Database of both supply and demand
    - Managing database of leaners in artisan learning programs and TVET engineering learners
    - Also in process of accessing industry demand data through our funding Policy (Step 2 funding Policy)
  • Career Guidance and Artisan Information sharing and distribution
    - Linked NADSC call center to the SAQA 0860 call center
  • Track and trace artisan learners from registration, certification and employment
    - Implementing a program to trace how many learners register in learning programs, and also how many actually completes it and is employed