Accredited Trade Test Centre

Accredited Trade Test Centre for Hairdressers

Trade Test Application Pricing

 

Contracted Learner

Contracted learner means you have a learnership contract with your salon. You need to supply your SETA issued learnership number on your application form.

Trade test fee of R2500

 

ARPL / Non-Contracted Learner

A Non-contracted learner means you do not have your SAQA National qualifications or a Learner ship agreement, in which case an ARPL (artisan recognition of prior learning) process must be followed to determine if you are ready for a Trade test.  You need 4 years of hairdressing work experience to qualify for this option.

ARPL & Trade test fee: R4500

WHAT IS A TRADE TEST?

Once the artisan learner has successfully completed the occupational knowledge, practical and workplace learning, the Skills Development Act requires a learner to undergo an external final summative assessment also known as a Trade Test before he or she can be certified as a qualified artisan, irrespective of the route or pathway of learning the learner utilized.

A trade test is a practical task that a learner must complete within specified periods of time as determined by SSETA/NAMB.

WHO WILL MARK MY TRADE TEST?

A trades assessor registered with NAMB will assess and mark on the day of the trade test; there will also be a trades moderator present on the day.

 

Tasks performed by trades Assessor:

  • Assess each learner
  • Mark all tasks per mark sheet and completes the task sheet / result report.
  • A one on one session conducted with candidate after assessment.
  • Provide candidate with a signed feedback form
  • Will complete the result sheet

Tasks performed by trades Moderator:

  • Task allocation
  • Visual inspections
  • Result marking
  • Moderations
  • Sign result sheet

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I FINISH MY TRADE TEST?

After you finish your trade test your marks will be calculated and moderated.

Your trades test result report for the Hairdressing Trade as listed in the Organising Framework for Occupations, registered under code 514101 will be sent to National Artisans Moderating Board (NAMB) in collaboration with the SSETA for verification and recommendation to the Quality Council for Trade & Occupation (QCTO) for the issuing of your trade certificate in terms of the Skills Development Act 1998, Act 97of 1998 Section 26D(4).

After this process has been completed you will receive your certificate through your trade test centre

 

TRADE TEST FAQs

How many models must I have?

You will need to have TWO female Caucasian models. The models MUST have Caucasian type hair.

WHAT WILL I BE EXPECTED TO DO ON MY CLIENTS?

You are required to perform the following TASKS in the trade test:

  • Fingerwaves
  • Pincurls
  • Permanent Waving
  • Roller Setting
  • Blow Drying
  • Permanent Tinting
  • Lady’s Layered Hair Cut
  • Lady’s Free / Fashion Cut
HOW LONG WILL THE TRADE TEST TAKE?

You are allocated 6 hours in which to complete all the TASKS as listed above.

IS THERE ANY ORDER IN WHICH I SHOULD DO THE ASSESSMENT?

No, there is no order you can do any models and any TASKS in whichever way you are comfortable.

For more information regarding our hairdressing trade test and the application thereof please contact us or view the Services SETA Trade Test Booklet below.

TRADE TEST BOOKLET