ARPL assessments: (ARTISAN RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING)
The ARPL assessment is compulsory for all Motor and Diesel mechanics as well as Welders and Electricians, looking to undergo a trade test.
The ARPL is step one in entering a process that leads to acquiring a trade test. This assessment takes into consideration all your experience over the course of your career. It is designed to assess any gaps in your experience as well as to see how ready you are for the trade test.
This assessment is not designed to trick you or lengthen the process leading to a trade test. It allows a detailed recommendation as to the next step.
After conducting the ARPL assessment which consists of:
- Knowledge element
- Workplace observation
You will be given a recommendation which will either be gap closure or proceeding to applying for a serial number which grants access to conducting a trade test.
We assist with both these processes.
Trade test preparation
Preparation focuses on going through each trade test task ensuring the candidates readiness for the test. This is both practical and theoretical training.
We are fully accredited to do trade testing in the following trades: Motor and Diesel Mechanics, Auto-electrician, Welders and Electricians. Upon which you will receive a RED SEAL certificate if found competent, which is issued by the QCTO.
We offer short courses tailored to your needs in all five trades offered. If you would like to brush up on your skills or learn something new, our qualified personnel are ready to attend to your requests. Our short courses are between 2-4 weeks. If you cannot find what you are looking for in the list below, feel free to contact us so that we can tailor a package/program according to your needs.
Diesel and Petrol mechanic short courses (e.g.)
- Servicing of diesel/petrol vehicles (HDV & LDV).
- Remove and replace various diesel/petrol vehicle components.
- Gearbox repairs (manual).
- Air or hydraulic brakes systems.
- Engine problem solving: injectors (diesel), turbo, valve clearance, fan speed testing, cooling system etc.
- Remove, assess and replace cylinder head.
- Engine fitting: Using the vernier, calliper, outside micrometres, depth gauge and telescopic gauge.
- Engine overhaul.
- Dismantling, assessing and assembling starters (HDV & LDV)
- Dismantling, assessing and assembling alternators.
- Panel wiring.
- Fault finding on vehicle circuits.
- Interpret circuit diagrams.
- Battery testing.
- Engine problem solving.
- Use of multi meters and test bench.
If you are new to the trade and would like to start learning about a specific trade, we offer a 6 months course which can be divided into 3 years (2 months of in-centre training and 10 months of workplace exposure per year over the 3 years) For some trades this will meet the minimum requirement to conduct a trade test at the end of the 3 years.