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MERSETA Qualifications for Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Careers

If you want to pursue a career in manufacturing, engineering and related services use this list of MERSETA qualifications to research the sector.

MERSETA Qualifications for Training Accreditation

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If you wish to offer training and contribute to skills development, find MERSETA qualifications that will strengthen your position in your current business market and expand into new markets.

merSETA Qualifications: Strategic Training and Development Priorities

The merSETA strategic priorities include the acceleration of economic transformation, skills to address youth unemployment, and strengthening the capacity of small and medium businesses including community-based enterprises to absorb learners for workplace-based skills training.

The merSETA is leveraging and deepening its partnerships to focus on supporting growth and recovery in the sector through re-skilling, up-skilling, and cross-skilling for sustainable manufacturing.

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Table of MERSETA Qualifications

MERSETA Qualifications Lead to Accredited Training Providers

When you read the MERSETA Qualifications on SAQA, you will find the names of accredited training providers at the bottom of the qualification.

MERSETA Qualifications 
Code
NQF Level
POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA: CHARTERED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING LEVEL 7 (Qualification) NLRD20400 7
Diploma: Technician: Internal Auditing NQF Level 6 (Qualification) NLRD20358 6
National Diploma: Management Accounting Level 6 (Qualification) NLRD24406 6
National Diploma: Manufacturing Management: Food and Beverage (Foodbev Seta) (Qualification) NLRD21847 6
Certificate: General Management NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD24342 5
Certificate: Certified Accounting Technician NQF Level 5 (FASSET) (Qualification) NLRD20397 5
Certificate: Office Administration NQF Level 5 (FASSET) (Qualification) NLRD23618 5
Diploma: Accounting Technician NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD20402 5
National Certificate : Fluid Power NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD58883 5
National Certificate : Fluid Power NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD58883 5
National Certificate in Autotronics: NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD22861 5
National Certificate in Industrial Rubber Manufacturing (Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring): NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD23260 5
National Certificate in Rubber Technology: NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD22774 5
National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing NQF Level 5 (Reviewed) (Qualification) NLRD49448 5
National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing And Assembly NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD71969 5
National Certificate: Automotive Repair And Maintenance NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD64789 5
National Certificate: Autotronics NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD78943 5
National Certificate: Business Accounting Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD24418 5
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: BUSINESS CONSULTING PRACTICE (ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING) NQF LEVEL 5 (Qualification) NLRD48874 5
National Certificate: CNC Production Machining NQF Level 5 (Qualification) Nlrd58025 5
National Certificate: Generic Management: Generic Manufacturing NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD60270 5
National Certificate: Generic Management: Motor Industry Management NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD78824 5
National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support NQF Level 5 (MICTS) (Qualification) NLRD48573 5
National Certificate: Inspection And Assessment (Non-Metallics) NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD60070 5
National Certificate: Lift Inspection NQF Level 5 (Qualification) Nlrd49511 5
National Certificate: Lifting Machinery Inspection (Qualification) NLRD58496 5
National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD79406 5
National Certificate: Management NQF Level 5 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD61594 5
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT NQF LEVEL 5 (Qualification) NLRD49743 5
National Certificate: Mechatronics NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD79627 5
National Certificate: Short Term Insurance NQF Level 5 (INSETA) (Qualification) NLRD57918 5
NATIONAL DIPLOMA: TECHNICAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING LEVEL 5 (Non Merseta) (Qualification) NLRD36213 5
National Diploma: Automotive Diagnostics And Repair NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD57450 5
National Diploma: Inspection And Assessment (Non-Metallics) NQF Level 5 (Qualification) NLRD60072 5
National Certificate: Generic Management: General Management NQF Level 5 (Services Seta) (Qualification) NLRD60269 5
Electrics: Chemical Electrical Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD13639 4
Electrics: Chemical Instrumentation Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD13697 4
FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING CERTIFICATE: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT & PRACTICES SUPPORT NQF LEVEL 4 (Qualification) NLRD49691 4
FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE: BOOKKEEPING LEVEL 4 (Non Merseta) (Qualification) NLRD58376 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Business Administration Services NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD35928 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Production Technology NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD58779 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Accounting Technician NQF Level 4 (FASSET) (Qualification) NLRD77143 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Administration Management NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD58344 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration And Ventilation NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD65509 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Automotive Body Repair NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD64549 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing And Assembly NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD71949 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Automotive Repair And Maintenance : NQF Level 4 (Reviewed) (Qualification) NLRD64849 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Automotive Sales And Support Services : NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD64289 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD64411 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Autotronics NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD78883 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Carbonate Materials Manufacturing Processes Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD57692 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: CNC Production Machining NQF Level 4 (Qualification) Nlrd57885 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Contact Centre Operations NQF Level 4 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD71489 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering NQF Level 4 (ESETA) (Qualification) NLRD63889 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding NQF Level 4 (Qualification) Nlrd58861 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanics: Manufacturing Engineering NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD66770 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Electronics: (Electronics Manufacturing) NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD80307 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD66773 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Fluid Power NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD58880 4
FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE: FOOD MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT LEVEL 4 (Qualification) NLRD58345 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Foundry Operations NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD66489 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Generic Management: General Management NQF Level 4 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD74630 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management: Inventory and Inventory Control NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD83987 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management: Manufacturing Control NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD83989 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Generic Management: Planning And Scheduling Techniques NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD83988 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Generic Management: Process Manufacturing NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD79286 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD78964 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Inspection And Assessment (Non-Metallics) NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD50021 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Lift Installation And Maintenance NQF Level 4 (Qualification) Nlrd58275 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Long-Term Insurance NQF Level 4 (INSETA) (Qualification) NLRD49649 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Management NQF Level 4 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD23656 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics (M&AL): NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD48962 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Operations Supervision NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD48915 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Marketing NQF Level 4 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD59276 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining And Tooling NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD63629 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD63331 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Mechanical Handling: Rigging: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD63493 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Mechatronics NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD67649 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Metal And Engineering Manufacturing Processes NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD79687 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Metals Production: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD65193 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: New Venture Creation NQF Level 4 (Services SETA) (Qualification) NLRD66249 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Optical Manufacturing Processes NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD50040 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing: NQF Level 4 (Reviewed) (Qualification) NLRD49451 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Retail Insurance NQF Level 4 (INSETA) (Qualification) NLRD49835 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Retail Insurance NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD49835 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance NQF Level 4 (INSETA) (Qualification) NLRD49929 4
Further Education and Training Certificate: Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing: NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD49403 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD58337 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Welding Application And Practice NQF Level 4 (Reviewed) (Qualification) NLRD58536 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Yacht And Boat Building NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD78864 4
Mechanics: Chemical Fitting Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD13656 4
National Certificate in Industrial Rubber Manufacturing (Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring): NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD23259 4
National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Fitting and Machining): NQF Level 4(Fitting & Turner) Revised (Qualification) NLRD23256 4
National Certificate in Mechatronics: NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD22772 4
National Certificate in Polymer Composite Fabrication: NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD36153 4
National Certificate in Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing: NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD21013 4
National Certificate in Thermoplastic Fabrication: NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD24218 4
National Certificate: Customer Management Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD20907 4
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING NQF LEVEL 4 (Qualification) NLRD48474 4
National Certificate: Quality Assurance of Tyre Manufacturing Processes: NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD48796 4
National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing: NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD48799 4
National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations Supervison NQF Level 4 (W&R SETA) (Qualification) NLRD49397 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 4 (Qualification) NLRD63479 4
Further Education And Training Certificate: Project Management NQF Level 4 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD50080 4
DELETE (Qualification) NLRD23655 3
Electrics: Chemical Electrical Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD13640 3
Electrics: Chemical Instrumentation Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD13698 3
Mechanics: Chemical Fitting Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD13672 3
National Certificate : Fluid Power NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD58882 3
National Certificate in Management Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD23654 3
National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Fitting and Machining): NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD23255 3
National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing: NQF Level 3 (Reviewed) (Qualification) NLRD49449 3
National Certificate in Polymer Composite Fabrication: NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD36155 3
National Certificate in Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing: NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD21012 3
National Certificate in Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing: NQF level 3 (Qualification) NLRD49400 3
National Certificate in Thermoplastic Fabrication: NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD24217 3
National Certificate In Welding Application And Practice NQF Level 3 (Reviewed) (Qualification) NLRD58535 3
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: BOOKKEEPING LEVEL 3 (Non Merseta) (Qualification) NLRD58375 3
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: CONSTRUCTION CARPENTRY NQF LEVEL 3 (Qualification) NLRD22670 3
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: PROFESSIONAL DRIVING NQF LEVEL 3 (Qualification) NLRD50285 3
National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration And Ventilation NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD65489 3
National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD64529 3
National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing And Assembly NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD71989 3
National Certificate: Automotive Repair And Maintenance NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD64809 3
National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD64409 3
National Certificate: Autotronics NQF level 3 (Qualification) NLRD78923 3
National Certificate: Business Administration Services NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD23655 3
National Certificate: CNC Production Machining NQF Level 3 (Qualification) Nlrd57877 3
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING NQF LEVEL 3 (Qualification) NLRD48475 3
National Certificate: Electrical Engineering NQF Level 3 (ESETA) (Qualification) NLRD63790 3
National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction NQF Level 3 (CETA) (Qualification) NLRD72073 3
National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Switchgear Manufacturing NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD82966 3
National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding NQF Level 3 (Qualification) Nlrd58862 3
National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD66771 3
National Certificate: Electronics NQF Level 3 (MICTS) (Qualification) NLRD59569 3
National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD66772 3
National Certificate: Foundry Operations NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD66449 3
National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing (Qualification) NLRD61591 3
National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing NQF Level 3 (MICTS) (Qualification) NLRD49077 3
National Certificate: Lift Installation and maintenance NQF Level 3 (Qualification) Nlrd58271 3
National Certificate: Management: Stores And Warehousing NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD83986 3
National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD63469 3
National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining And Tooling NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD63649 3
National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD63329 3
National Certificate: Mechanical Handling: Rigging: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD63489 3
National Certificate: Mechatronics NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD67609 3
National Certificate: Metal And Engineering Manufacturing Processes NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD79666 3
National Certificate: Metals Processing NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD58719 3
National Certificate: Metals Production: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD65191 3
National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD79407 3
National Certificate: Production Technology NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD58785 3
National Certificate: Public Administration NQF Level 3 (PSETA) (Qualification) NLRD57804 3
National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing: NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD48798 3
National Certificate: Tyre Assembly: NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD48795 3
National Certificate: Yacht And Boat Building NQF Level 3 (Qualification) NLRD78863 3
NC in Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components (Qualification) NLRD48794 3
Electrics: Chemical Electrical Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD13653 2
Electrics: Chemical Electrical Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD13653 2
Mechanics: Chemical Fitting Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD13676 2
Mechanics: Chemical Turning Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD13692 2
National Certificate: Electrical Engineering NQF Level 2 (ESETA) (Qualification) NLRD63789 2
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ALUMINIUM FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION NQF LEVEL 2 (Qualification) NLRD57162 2
National Certificate In Plastics Manufacturing: NQF Level 2 (Reviewed) (Qualification) NLRD49450 2
National Certificate in Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing: NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD21011 2
National Certificate in Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing: NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD49402 2
National Certificate in Thermoplastic Fabrication: NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD24215 2
National Certificate In Welding Application And Practice NQF Level 2 (Reviewed) (Qualification) NLRD58534 2
National Certificate: Business Administration Services Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD23833 2
National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration And Ventilation NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD65449 2
National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD64709 2
National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing And Assembly NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD71950 2
National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing And Assembly NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD65809 2
National Certificate: Automotive Repair And Maintenance NQF Level 2 (Reviewed) (Qualification) NLRD64810 2
National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD64410 2
National Certificate: Autotronics NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD78944 2
National Certificate: CNC Production Machining NQF Level 2 (Qualification) Nlrd57878 2
National Certificate: Contact Centre Support NQF Level 2 (Service SETA) (Qualification) NLRD73269 2
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING NQF LEVEL 2 (Qualification) NLRD48473 2
National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction NQF Level 2 (CETA) (Qualification) NLRD67430 2
National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD66769 2
National Certificate: Electronics Manufacturing And Assembly NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD67569 2
National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD66774 2
National Certificate: Foundry Operations NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD66512 2
National Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning Supervision NQF Level 2 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD20175 2
National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support NQF Level 4 (ISETT) (Qualification) NLRD24293 2
National Certificate: Lift Installation And Maintenance NQF Level 2 (Qualification) Nlrd58268 2
National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering : Fitting : Fluid Power (Qualification) NLRD63476 2
National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering : Fitting : Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD63473 2
National Certificate: Mechanical Handling: Rigging: Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD63483 2
National Certificate: Mechatronics NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD67629 2
National Certificate: Metal And Engineering Manufacturing Processes NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD79686 2
National Certificate: Metals Processing NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD58718 2
National Certificate: Metals Production : Manufacturing And Engineering NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD65189 2
National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME) NQF Level 2 (Qualification) Nlrd49648 2
National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD79408 2
National Certificate: Production Technology NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD58781 2
National Certificate: Specialist Hygiene and Cleaning Services NQF Level 2 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD36233 2
National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing: NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD48793 2
National Certificate: Tyre Repair And Maintenance NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD61809 2
National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Distribution NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD49280 2
National Certificate: Wholesale And Retail Operations NQF Level 2 (W&RSETA) (Qualification) NLRD58206 2
National Certificate: Yacht And Boat Building NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD77003 2
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National Certificate in Polymer Composite Fabrication: NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD36154 2
National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding NQF Level 2 (Qualification) Nlrd58860 2
National Certificate: Quality Checking and Finishing of Manufactured Tyres: NQF Level 2 (Qualification) NLRD48800 2
General Education And Training Certificate: Business Practice NQF Level 1 (Qualification) NLRD61755 1
General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning NQF Level 1 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD57937 1
GETC: Domestic Services NQF Level 1 (SERVICES SETA) (Qualification) NLRD23853 1
National Certificate in Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities: NQF Level 1 (Qualification) NLRD23253 1
MERSETA Qualifications
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MERSETA Qualifications: Learnerships and Apprenticeships

A learnership is outcomes-based and not time-based and allows for recognition of prior learning. Learnership duration varies but the average is about 18 months.

Note: In practice, to obtain an artisan equivalent qualification (NQF level 4) four separate learnerships will have to be completed (i.e. qualifications at NQF levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 will have to be attained).

  • Learners may be existing employees or new entrants
  • Learners must meet the entry requirements for the particular learnership as determined by the qualificationrequirements on which the learnership is based and learners must meet the selection criteria determined by the organisation taking on the learner

MERSETA Qualifications: Learnership Process

  • Employers are workplace approved and are required to meet the pre-registration criteria.
  • Training providers are accredited to provide the chosen learnership by the MERSETA ETQA
  • Qualified assessors are available (either in-house or contracted in)
  • Companies advertise learnership opportunities using the media of their choice.
  • Learners may apply following the company process as advertised
  • Prospective candidates and opportunity seekers are encouraged to upload their information on the Department of Labour online website as Employers/Companies may recruit from the Employment Services for South Africa (ESSS) data base.
  • Learner is selected by the company recruitment process
  • Learnership agreement is signed between the employer, provider and learner (tripartite agreement)
  • Short-term employment contract is signed between the employer and the learner if the learner is unemployed
  • The learning programme and process is discussed and agreed to with the provider
  • Employer funds the learnership, through grants obtained from the MERSETA
  • Employer and provider provide relevant learning and experience, working closely to manage the learnership process
  • Learner is provided with support through mentoring and feedback
  • Learner is assessed by a qualified assessor(formative and summative assessments)
  • The merSETA Quality Assuror is called to undertake moderation of the assessment and internal moderation must be undertaken by the provider.
  • On successful completion of the learnership, a national qualification is awarded to the learner.
  • Learner receive a statement of results for unit standards achieved if learnership is not successfully completed.
  • Once the learnership is completed,the employer can decide whether to sign the learner on for a new learnership,employ the learner or release the learner for future employment by another organization, if he/she was originally unemployed.

MERSETA Qualifications for 6 Industry Sectors

During the 2022/23 financial year, the merSETA supported almost 22 000 unemployed learners through various learning interventions, produced almost 4000 artisans and certified over 3000 learners in NQF level 1-4 learnership programmes (QMR, 2022/23).

  1. METAL AND ENGINEERING
  2. TYRE MANUFACTURING
  3. AUTO MANUFACTURING
  4. PLASTICS MANUFACTURING
  5. MOTOR RETAIL
  6. COMPONENTS MANUFACTURING

Lists of NEW Occupational Qualifications:

  • NQF. Level 1 and 2 for those with little or no high school and limited if any work experience

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Evans

    hi, I would like to register as an assessor for MerSeta courses. Are you able to assist?

  2. Magda

    Hi Craig May I ask how did you go about to do a Merseta qualification? I have someone interesting in doing a fabrication course through Merseta. Where do we start?

    Regards

  3. Craig

    I did a 12 month welding course at Seta but still waiting for my certificate from Merseta.I want to take my career further in this field, but without the certificate i can’t do anything.

  4. Sara

    What is the duration for the National Certificate in Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities: NQF Level 1 (Qualification) and which training providers offer the qualification?

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