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    Wireman's Licence - Unit Standards

    Good day,

    From what i understand the following requirements must be met in order to get my wiremans licence:

    1. Meet the academic requirements
    2. Pass installation rules paper 1 and 2
    3. Produce/pass unit standards?

    My question is around the unit standards. How do i go about getting it? is there a cost attached to it?

    I have already passed paper 1 and im writing paper 2 in april 2013. Do i need to wait until i pass paper 2 before i can start with the unit standards?

    Just looking for some guidance and any advice or contact details of people who can help will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Are you a trade tested electrician? I don't see any practical experience in your 1, 2, 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    Are you a trade tested electrician? I don't see any practical experience in your 1, 2, 3.
    Hey

    No i am not a trade tested electrician, i am an electrical design engineer (studied at ukzn).

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    Hey again

    Im looking to do my 3 phase unit standards. Anyone know of a reliable assessor i can contact in the JHB area to have them completed?

    Warm regards
    Ravi Moodley

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    Hi, go and check out this site. http://www.independent-inspectors.co.za/ his name is Nico and can help you with the unit standards and has classes on Saturday's in krugersdorp. He's very qlued up and can help you all the way

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    Hi, my husband qualified in Zimbabwe, has over 20 years working experience as an Electrician. We moved to SA after 10yrs in the UK and SAQA have certified his qualifications as an N4.

    He would like to get his SA wiremans (3 phase) but really has not been given a straight answer by anyone. He registered for a 10wk course for units 1 and 2 (Saturdays only) but it really proved to be too much to handle!!!

    I have been doing some reading and found something about him applying under Section 28 due to his experience? What would this entail? If it means he still has to write exams, can anyone recommend a course with a good reputation/pass rate in the West Rand?

    Really need some advice!!!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi, first step is to pass you paper 1 & 2 installation rules. Once he got it see the website i posted under this topic and give Nico a call. The course he will do with him is 4 Saturday's and then a practice. He will be the best option. Migority of electrical training center's in gauteng will also do this and the FET college should be able to recommend someone.

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    Please view this site. All your answers is available on it wit the registration documents. He's very good at what he does. http://www.independent-inspectors.co.za/

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    Thank you Pieter, appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaH View Post
    Hi, my husband qualified in Zimbabwe, has over 20 years working experience as an Electrician. We moved to SA after 10yrs in the UK and SAQA have certified his qualifications as an N4.

    He would like to get his SA wiremans (3 phase) but really has not been given a straight answer by anyone. He registered for a 10wk course for units 1 and 2 (Saturdays only) but it really proved to be too much to handle!!!

    I have been doing some reading and found something about him applying under Section 28 due to his experience? What would this entail? If it means he still has to write exams, can anyone recommend a course with a good reputation/pass rate in the West Rand?

    Really need some advice!!!

    Thanks in advance!
    Hi TanyaH.
    If you say 20Years working experience, is there by any way a chance that he has a Trade certificate even if its from Zim? If not thats the first step is to get your husband to Qualify as a tradesman. Section 28 is the best option for him as it is done under experience as you mentioned. For that you need a traceable company letterhead stating your husbands experience. This way of registering is in the process of being discarded so it wont be a option for long anymore. The other option is to do a RPL (recognition of prior learning) at a institution that are registered for that and then do you normal Section 13 trade. After the trade they will need you to do Installation rules (P1&2). Then you need to do WESETA certificate for testing and inspecting (with which we can help). Only now can we apply for his license from DOL. Hope this will help. W-TDMI

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