Membership Levels

Membership Levels

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Read through the various memberships available below and select the one that best suits your current position.

STUDENT MEMBER – Price: To be confirmed

Individual is currently of good character, reputation and values and a Scholar within the Basic Education system and has an interest and or career aspiration of becoming an Artisan, Technician or Engineer.  The core objective of this Membership is to provide guidance and support to scholars and learners that are between Grade 9 and Grade 12. Critical is for scholars to obtain assistance, guidance and support when subject choices are made in Grade 10. Furthermore, this allows an opportunity for the monitoring and evaluation of the progress  of scholars. Scholars will also be guided in transitioning from the Basic Education System into the Academic Institions of TVET Colleges, Inuversities of Technologies and Universities. 

JUNIOR ARTISAN / TRADE ASSISTANT – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has less than 3 years experience in a trade / field with minimum or no formal schooling qualification. The highest schooling qualification obtained is a Grade 12. Individual has basic exposure to the trade / field and has gained minimum on-the-job practical experience. Individual has received little or no formal training and has worked in entry level jobs such as a general Labourer, Helper or Assistant. Individual works under supervision and rarely works independently and limited to basic tasks and skills. Individual may have attended basic short courses but has not been formally assessed against a NQF unit Standard/s. or by any institution/body.

SENIOR ARTISAN / TRADE ASSISTANT – Price: To be confirmed

Individual meets all the requirements of a Junior Artian / Trade Assistant. Individual can execute certain tasks/skills independently, without any / with limited supervision. Individual may have attended basic short courses within a trade and may have also been assessed against specific NQF unit standards  by an institution/body. Individual has been exposed to varios tasks within a trade and has gained practical experience informally on the job. Individual may have also mastered specific tasks and activities within a Trade and can execute these tasks to a consistent quality standard of an Artisan. However, individual has not been formally assessed against an Artisan qualifitaion and does not hold an official Trade Qualification as per the South African Qualifications Framework. The Individual’s level of skill and quality of work can be verified by an employer / customer / peer. If desired, the Individual can be eligible, with minimum training and development to close any skills gaps, to apply to be assessed against an Artisan Qualification, as per the South African National Qualifications Framework.

LEARNER ARTISAN – Price: To be confirmed

This Category is for individuals that are planning on or currently studying towards a National Trade Qualification at an NQF level 3 that will be issued as per the South African National Qualifications Framework. Individuals have obtained, are planning or are currently studying to meet the minimum acadmemic requirements as well as practical on-the-job work experience, as defined and required by the National Qualification. Individual is endentured on a structured programme in the form of a Student, Learnership, Apprenticeship, Internship, etc. and is registered with the relevant Sector Educations Training Authority (SETA) or body.

LEARNER TECHNICIAN – Price: To be confirmed

This Category is for individuals that are planning on or currently studying towards a National Qualification at an NQF Level 4 as per the Department for Higher Education and Training. Individuals is planning or has obtained or is currently studying at an accreditied Academic Institution to obtain the acadmemic requirements as defined and required by the Council / Authority / Department for Higher Education and Training. Individual is planning, completed or currently attending a formal structured practical work based practical program such as an Internship, student training program, etc. in order to meet the minimum requirements  to graduate and be recognised as per the relevant authority and Department of Higher Education and Training.

JUNIOR ARTISAN – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has sucessfully met all the requirements of a Learner, has been officially Assessment by the National Artican Moderation Body (NAMB) or relevant Authority and has been found competent in a trade qualification and now posesses an official and legitimate National Trade Test Certificate or Qualification as issued by the relevant Sector, Education and Training Authority (SETA) authority. Alternatively, the  individual holds a Foreign Trade Qualification that has been officially verified and confirmed by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Individual is a qualified Artisan and is currently seeking employment or  employed and is currently practicing his/her trade.  Individual has practiced and gained experience as an Artisan for a period less than 5 years from certification date as indiciated in his/her Trade Certificate. 

JUNIOR TECHNICIAN – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has sucessfully met all the requirements of a Learner from an academic and Practical perspective and has sucessfully been awarded his NQF Level 5 certification/qualification by the Council / Authority / Department of Higher Educations and Training (DHET). Alternatively, the  individual holds a Foreign Academic Qualification that has been officially verified and confirmed by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Individual is currently seeking employment or employed and is currently practicing in the field as per the qualification he/she has obtained.  Individual has practiced and gained experience as a Technician for a period less than five (5) years from certification date of indiciated in his/her Qualification Certificate. 

PROFESSIONAL ARTISAN – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has sucessfully met all the requirements of a Junior Artisan. Individual has not had his/her qualificated revoked or suspended and is currently valid. The Individual is a qualified Artisan and is currently seeking employment or employed and is currently practicing his/her trade and has acquired / accumulated experience as an Artisan for a cumulative period of more than five (5) years from certification date as indiciated in his/her Trade Certificate. Individual has acquired a broader set of complementory Competencies related to Coaching of Learners, Supervisory and Management, Project Management, etc. and is regarded as a seasoned Artisan. Individual consults with  Designers and Engineers and colloborates across fields and trades with other specialists and often given the opportunity to lead and manager projects and teams. 

PROFESSIONAL TECHNICIAN – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has sucessfully met all the requirements of a Junior Technician. The Individual has not had his / her Academic qualification revoked / suspended and is currently valid. Individual is currently seeking employment or employed and is currently practicing his/her qualification and has acquired / accumulated experience for a cumulative period of more than five (5) years from certification date as indiciated in his/her Qualification Certificate. Individual has acquired a broader set of complementory Competencies related to Coaching of Learners, Supervisory and Management, Project Management, etc. and is regarded as a seasoned Technician. Individual is regarded as a source of knowledge in his/her field and colloborates across fields and trades with other specialists and often given the opportunity to lead and manager projects and teams. 

MASTER ARTISAN – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has sucessfully met all the requirements of a Professional Artisan. Individual has not had his/her qualificated revoked or suspended and is currently valid. The Individual is a qualified Artisan and is currently seeking employment or employed and is currently practicing his/her trade and has acquired experience as an Artisan for a cumulative period of more than ten (10) years from certification date as indiciated in his/her Trade Certificate. Individual consults extensiveley with Engineers and Designers and colloborates across fields and trades with other specialists and leads and manager large projects and teams. Individual is regarded by the industry as a specialst in a specific field/technology. Individual has acquireda broader set of competencies related to Coaching of Learners, Supervisory and Management, Leafership, Research and Development, Program Management, etc. Individual is actively involved in Industry wide and or National Projects, often called onto working committees amd research groups. Indivudual has a passion for and holds a Coaching  qualification and actively coaches and mentors Learners, Junior Artisans and young professionals. Individual is involved in Research and Development and has designed of new methodologies, technologies and processes of the future.

MASTER TECHNICIAN – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has sucessfully met all the requirements of a Professional Technician. Individual has not had his/her qualificated revoked or suspended and is currently valid. The Individual is a qualified Technicain and is currently seeking employment or employed and is currently practicing his/her trade and has acquired experience as an Technican or Specialist for a cumulative period of more than ten (10) years from certification date as indiciated in his/her Trade Certificate. Individual consults extensiveley with Engineers and Designers and colloborates across fields and sectors with other specialists and leads and manager large projects and teams. Individual is regarded by the industry as a specialst in a specific field/technology. Individual has acquired a broader set of competencies related to Coaching of Learners, Supervisory and Management, Leafership, Research and Development, Program Management, etc. Individual is actively involved in Industry wide and or National Projects, often called onto working committees amd research groups. Indivudual has a passion for and holds a Coaching  qualification and actively coaches and mentors Learners, Junior Technicains and young professionals. Individual is involved in Research and Development and has designed of new methodologies, technologies and processes of the future.

RETIRED PROFESSIONAL ARTISAN – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has sucessfully met all the requirements of a Professional or Master Artisan. Individual has not had his/her qualificated revoked or suspended and is currently valid, albeit that he is retired and no longer actively practices his/her trade. The Individual is a qualified Artisan and has acquired many years of experience as an Artisan for a cumulative period of more than twenty (20) years from certification date as indiciated in his/her Trade Certificate. If desired, the individual has the knowledge and experience and can easily engage with Engineers, Technicains and Artisans across fields and trades. Individual is regarded by the industry as a retired specialst in a specific field/technology. Individual has acquired broader set of competencies related to Coaching of Learners, Supervisory and Management, Leadership, Research and Development, Program Management, etc. Individual is involved in projhects that contribute to the advancement of his / her trade. Individual is able to consult on Industry wide and or National Projects, and to participate on working committees and research groups. Indivudual has a passion for coaching and mentoring of Learners, Junior Artisans and young professionals. Individual is willing to be involved in Research and Development and has designed of new methodologies, technologies and processes of the future.

RETIRED PROFESSIONAL TECHNICIAN – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has sucessfully met all the requirements of a Professional or Master Artisan. Individual has not had his/her qualificated revoked or suspended and is currently valid, albeit that he is retired and no longer actively practices his/her trade. The Individual is a qualified Artisan and has acquired many years of experience as an Artisan for a cumulative period of more than twenty (20) years from certification date as indiciated in his/her Trade Certificate. If desired, the individual has the knowledge and experience and can easily engage with Engineers, Technicains and Artisans across fields and trades. Individual is regarded by the industry as a retired specialst in a specific field/technology. Individual has acquired broader set of competencies related to Coaching of Learners, Supervisory and Management, Leadership, Research and Development, Program Management, etc. Individual is involved in projhects that contribute to the advancement of his / her trade. Individual is able to consult on Industry wide and or National Projects, and to participate on working committees and research groups. Indivudual has a passion for coaching and mentoring of Learners, Junior Artisans and young professionals. Individual is willing to be involved in Research and Development and has designed of new methodologies, technologies and processes of the future.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER – Price: To be confirmed

Individual has sucessfully met all the requirements of a Professional Artisan. Individual has not had his/her qualificated revoked or suspended and is currently valid. The Individual is a qualified Artisan and is currently seeking employment or employed and has acquired experience as a Professional and or Master Artisan for a cumulative period of more than ten (10) years from certification date as indiciated in his/her Trade Certificate. Individual has sucessfully broadened his competencies and has completed an Education, Training and Development Practitioner qualification and or Facilitor Qualification and or an Assessor Qualification and or a Moderator Qualification. Individual consults extensiveley with and colloborates across fields and trades with other Artisans, Specialists and ETD Practitioners. Individual facilitates various short courses, structured learning courses and qualifications. Individual often Designs and Developms new learning material and subject matter that the industry produces and makes sure that he/she remains current with the various enhancements in the industry and within his/her field. Individual has acquired a broader set of competencies related to Coaching of Learners, Facilitation, Course Design and Development, Assessments, Research and Development, Project Management, etc. Individual is actively involved in Training and Development sector and contributes to research studies and industry projects. Indivudual has a passion for and holds a Education, Training and Development / Facilitation / Assessor / Moderator qualification and actively coaches and Assesses Learners, Junior Artisans and young professionals. Individual is involved in Research and Development and has designed of new courseware and study materials and technologies of the future.

HONORARY MEMBER – Price: To be confirmed

Honary Members are members of exceptional character that the Association wishes to honour in recognition of their exceptional service to the Profession and thus receive a special invitation by the Association. This is a unique and special membership that is reserved solely to Individuals that have contributed to the advancement of the Professional/ Sector/ Trade and Assoctaion and are recognised for their efforts.  The Title “Honorary Member” is bestowed on these individuals, at the sole descrition of the Asociation. Honorary Members are nomitated and entitled to certain benefits. Honorary Membership is by personal invitation only. Honorary Membership is bestowed, and revoked, only by the Executive Committee and confirmed by the Board. 

AFFILIATE MEMBER – Price: To be confirmed

Affiliate Members are members of exceptional character who are interested in the aims and activities of the Association. Individuals have not acquired any academic or professional qualification, but want to make a meaning contribution and by having a deep affiliation for the advancement of the Values and Strategic intent and purpose of the Association. 

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