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    How to become an electrician?

    My wife has expressed a keen interest in becoming an electrician. I notice many different avenues / specialties in this field. Where and how could she get started, and where would that lead?

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    women is the electrician field is rare ... though a nice occupation
    the electrical field is big, so not sure what she wants to do ?
    but i think the best is to get an apprenticeship from a company.
    not sure if the artisan contracts is still the same. it might be.
    an electrical (or fitter or turner) apprentice signs a 4 year contract, meaning they must qualify in that 4 years.
    usually you can qualify(trade test) in 2 and a half years.

    helpful info here : http://www.merseta.org.za/

    merseta is the governing body for training (artisan)

    you can do it yourself by going to technical colleges , and get a minimum n3 in electrical . not sure what nqf level is needed.
    but then you need 80+ weeks practical experience.

    there is threads on the forum for how to get a wiremans license and master electrician license. though not so easy to get.

    hope some of the info helps ...

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