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What are the office hours for Renkalec Training Centre? 2016-01-05T14:10:44+00:00

Please refer to our Contact Page.

 

Where is Renkalec Training Centre situated? 2016-01-05T14:09:42+00:00

Please refer to our Contact Page.

 

Why should I attend this course? 2016-01-05T14:08:33+00:00

If you wish to work in any commercial or Industrial environment it is very important that you can work on Programmable Logic controllers as this technology is an integral part of the electrical installations in these environments. Secondly if you wish to apply for any position in these environments the job requirements will be for you to have PLC knowledge and skills.

 

Why should I attend this course at Renkalec Training Centre? 2016-01-05T13:30:26+00:00

Renkalec Training Centre is a MERSETA accredited provider for this training and the course will result in you achieving a certificate of competence with your name recorded on the national data base. The courses are offered at our venue or on your site with the required equipment for all the practical work at hand. The course is presented by a facilitator with many years of practical experience throughout South Africa and Africa on PLC systems.

 

Which manufacturer’s equipment is used for the practical? 2016-01-05T13:29:03+00:00

The courses cover the principles and techniques as specified by IEC 61131 and the practical work makes use of mainly the Siemens PLC’s and equipment.

 

Who is responsible for the safety of an electrical installation? 2016-01-05T13:27:42+00:00

The user (owner) of the premises is responsible for the safety of the premises. This means that the owner must at all times have a valid Certificate of Compliance for the premises. See Electrical Installation Regulations for more details.

 

Can I do electrical work without being a registered person (having a Wireman’s License)? 2018-01-20T02:45:51+00:00

Only if you work under “general control” of a registered person. See Electrical Installation Regulations for more details.

 

Can I do electrical work without being a registered Electrical Contractor? 2016-01-05T13:25:41+00:00

Only if you work for a Registered Electrical Contractor or you are a Registered Electrical Contractor. See Electrical Installation Regulations for more details.

 

Is it necessary to issue a Certificate of Compliance if I only do alterations or extensions on electrical installations? 2016-01-05T13:24:44+00:00

Yes, It is the Legal responsibility of the Registered Person to issue a Certificate of Compliance for all Electrical Installation work. This would include alterations and extensions. See Electrical Installation Regulations for more details.

 

For how long is a Certificate of Compliance valid? 2016-01-05T13:23:36+00:00

There are conditions according to the Electrical Installation Regulations but in short there is no expiry if there has been no change in the installations.

 

Why do I need a N3 certificate? 2016-01-05T13:22:06+00:00

You need to have 4 subjects (specific subjects) to be able to register for your Wireman’s License.

 

Which N3 subjects are needed for Wireman’s license registration? 2016-01-05T13:21:07+00:00

Mathematics, Engineering Science, Electrotechnology or Electrical Trade Theory and another related subject (Industrial Electronics) is required.

 

Can I attend these Subjects at Renkalec Training Centre? 2016-01-05T13:20:10+00:00

Yes, Renkalec Training Centre offer these subjects as part time courses or it can also be done by correspondence(distance learning). Please see our course catalogue for more detail.

 

Where do I write the exams and how am I enrolled? 2016-01-05T13:19:09+00:00

Renkalec Training Centre will enrol you for the exams at the FET college and the exam will take place in Pretoria.

 

Why should I attend this course? 2016-01-05T13:16:17+00:00

If you are in the electrical industry and you want any sort of credibility in the industry this would be the minimum qualification to have. Secondly it would allow you to apply for electrical positions advertised in the market place. Thirdly it is one of the requirements for Wireman’s License.

 

Why should I attend this course at Renkalec Training Centre? 2018-01-20T02:45:51+00:00

We are known in the Industry for presenting a highly effective Electrical Trade Test Preparation Course. Our success rate and testimonials from learners is proof of this. You will be led through the complete Trade Test Syllabus, both theoretical and practical. Our highly knowledgeable and skilled facilitator will continuously assist you throughout the learning experience. Our practical venue has all the required panels and you will have ample opportunity to practice the various tasks to prepare you for the Trade Test.

 

What are the requirements to enrol at INDLELA (Olifantsfontein) for the Electrical Trade Test Exam? 2018-01-20T02:45:51+00:00

There are a few requirements for enrolment at INDLELA. In short they will require proof of experience in the form of a reference letter from the employer. The number of years depends on the N Qualification of the learner. For more information read the Information brochure for Trade Test Application at Department of Higher Education and Training (INDLELA) under our resources tab.

 

Is there a screening test that I have to pass at INDLELA before I will be accepted for Examination? 2016-01-05T10:34:12+00:00

Yes, you will have to pass the screening test (multiple choice) before INDLELA will enrol you for the Examination. This test determines whether you have the basic electrical knowledge to enrol for the exam.

 

Will I be given an Examination date on the day that I enrol? 2016-01-05T10:32:36+00:00

Yes, usually the Examination date is given on the same day, however it can happen that they will notify you at a later stage if they have a system problem

 

Is the Examination date given fixed or can it be changed? 2016-01-05T10:31:34+00:00

Yes, usually the Examination date is fixed but it can be made earlier at the discretion of INDLELA or if a cancellation becomes available.

 

Can I schedule my training at any time or just before my Exam? 2016-01-05T10:30:02+00:00

Yes, you can schedule your training at any time or closer to your exam date; however it needs to be on one of our scheduled courses. A revision period of 4 days prior to your examination date is provided free of charge. If you schedule your training immediately before your examination you need to realize that there will be very little time to study prior to the exam. So if you are someone that prefers to have lots of study time before the exam it would be better to leave a gap between training and Examination.

 

What will I learn on the Electrical Trade Test course? 2016-01-05T10:29:06+00:00

The course content will cover all the topics and tasks as assessed at INDLELA. Please read our course description on Electrical Trade Test Preparation.

 

How long is the trade test course? 2016-01-05T10:28:06+00:00

The course can be done either full time or part time. The full time course is four weeks long, while the part time course is 6 Weekends long. Please refer to Electrical Trade Test Preparation for more details regarding the schedule.

 

Will I get meals while attending the course? 2016-01-05T10:27:12+00:00

Coffee and Tea is served during breaks and a well stocked cafeteria is available for purchasing cold drinks, chips, chocolates etc. Meals are however not provided.

 

Can I bring my own food to the course? 2016-01-05T10:26:00+00:00

Yes, you are more than welcome, a meal area is provided where you can relax during the scheduled breaks.

 

Must I wear personal protective equipment (PPE)? 2018-01-20T02:45:51+00:00

Yes, as it is a practical course it is necessary to wear a least an overall and appropriate footwear. This is not supplied by Renkalec Training Centre as it is personal.

 

Do I have to bring my own tools? 2016-01-05T10:23:44+00:00

Yes, you have to supply your own basic tools. You can purchase the appropriate tools from Renkalec Training Centre at a reduced fee or bring your own.

 

What percentage is the pass mark for trade test? 2016-01-05T10:21:31+00:00

Trade Test Assessment does not work on a percentage but your competence for a task is assessed. There are usually five categories against which you will be assessed and you have to pass all five categories to obtain your Trade (Red Seal).

 

Can I redo the categories which I have failed or do I have to repeat the whole assessment? 2016-01-05T10:20:35+00:00

You only have to repeat those categories that you have failed, however any of the tasks within the category can be assessed and not necessarily the task that was given the first time. You will do a re-enrolment for a new exam date after which Renkalec Training Centre will give you an opportunity to revise these tasks at our practical facility. A fee per day/category will be applicable. Please read the Information brochure for Trade Test Application at Department of Higher Education and Training (INDLELA).

Is this Trade Test the same as an OLIFANTSFONTEIN RED SEAL? 2016-01-05T10:19:44+00:00

Yes, this qualification is also known as the “Olifantsfontein Red Seal” or just “Red Seal”.

 

What is the difference between a Trade Test and a Wireman’s License? 2018-01-20T02:45:51+00:00

There is quite a big difference between the two. In short the trade test is a trade qualification, in other words if you have passed a Trade Test you can call yourself an ELECTRICIAN. In the same way that a mechanic that passed a trade test can call himself/herself a MECHANIC. The same apply to a FITTER, MILLWRIGHT etc. A Wireman’s License is a registration that is done at Department of Labour. This registration is subject to certain qualifications, of which Trade Test is one, as described in the Information brochure for application as a registered person.

 

Why should I be attending the Installation Rules course? 2016-03-19T23:50:57+00:00

Attending Installation rules course is so important for an electrician as it equips them with the knowledge required regarding the LEGISLATION, RULES and REGULATIONS governing the electrical industry.

Electricians will also acquire  the necessary knowledge required to do electrical installation correctly and according to the prescribed standards laid down by the electrical industry.

Why should I attend this course at Renkalec Training Centre? 2016-01-05T10:16:29+00:00

Riaan van Rensburg, your facilitator has been presenting this course for more than 20 years and is very knowledgeable when it comes to the content of the material. Additionally you will be provided with all the material that is needed during this course (SANS 10142-1 book, CD with more than 10 years past exam papers and memo’s, and a mountain off other relevant info) Further to this it is a one stop service in the sense that Renkalec Training Centre will do your exam enrolment and administer all the paperwork while you can focus on your studies.

 

Is the installation Rules (Paper 1 & Paper 2) the same as a wireman’s Licence? 2018-01-20T02:45:51+00:00

No, there is quite a big difference between the two. In short the Installation Rules (See Installation Rules course Description) is theoretical Examination assessing your knowledge on the OSHAct and Rules and Regulations governing the Electrical Industry. A Wireman’s License is a registration that is done at Department of Labour. This registration is subject to certain qualifications, of which Installation Rules is one, as described in the Information brochure for application as a registered person.

 

Is it necessary for me to enrol at the FET College? 2016-01-05T10:14:09+00:00

No, Renkalec Training Centre will manage your enrolment at the FET College. This examination is written in Pretoria. If you wish to do your own enrolment at your local FET you are free to do that.

 

How long is the Installation Rules course? 2016-01-05T10:13:20+00:00

You can attend the Installation Rules course full time or part time. The full time course is 2 weeks long and the part time course is 6 weeks, 2 evenings a week. Please see our Installation Rules course description for more details.

 

What is the pass mark for the examination? 2016-01-05T10:11:50+00:00

You have to get 50% for both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

 

What happens if I only pass the exam for one paper? 2016-01-05T10:10:34+00:00

You have to re-write the paper that you have not past within a year of the first attempt, if you don’t you have to re-write both papers. If, however you got more than 75% for the paper that you have passed there is no time limit for re-writing the paper that you have failed.

 

Can I re-enrol for the exams through Renkalec Training Centre? 2016-01-05T10:09:15+00:00

Yes, we will assist you with re-enrolment. The FET has an enrolment fee that will be paid by you in the event of re-enrollment.

 

How long does it take before I will get my results? 2016-02-18T12:49:17+00:00

As Renkalec Training Centre does not control the examination or the results of this we cannot guarantee the time that it takes. Usually the results become available at the beginning of the next term. The result statement takes a bit longer, but as soon as it is available you will be notified.

Why do I need this qualification? 2018-01-20T02:45:54+00:00

You are not allowed to work on electrical Installations if you are not registered or if you don’t work under general control of a registered person.

 

I would like to attend a wireman’s license course; can I attend it with Renkalec Training Centre? 2018-01-20T02:45:54+00:00

A wireman’s license is a registration at Department of Labour as a registered person and not a course. You will have to have certain qualifications to be able to register. Renkalec Training Centre offer these qualifications, namely Electrical Trade Test Preparation, Installation Rules, N3 etc.

 

What is a wireman’s license? 2018-01-20T02:45:54+00:00

A wireman’s license is a registration at Department of Labour as a registered person. There are three types of registered person’s (wireman’s licences). You can register as a Single phase Tester (Blue Card), Installation Electrician (Yellow Card) or Master Installation Electrician (Red Card). The registration requirements for each of these differ. For more information please see Information brochure for application as a registered person.

 

What are the requirements for obtaining a wireman’s license? 2018-01-20T02:45:54+00:00

Please refer to the Information brochure for application as a registered person.

 

What qualification do I need to be able to Issue Certificates of Compliance? 2016-01-05T13:41:04+00:00

You have to be registered with Department of Labour as a Registered Person (Wireman’s License).

What is the difference between a Wireman’s license registration and an Electrical Contractor Registration? 2018-01-20T02:45:54+00:00

If you wish to do Electrical Contracting work you will have to register as an Electrical Contractor with Department of Labour. To do this Registration you have employ a registered person (Wireman’s License) or you yourself have to be a Registered Person. Please see Electrical Installation Regulations for more details.