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Trade Tests/Proficiency Tests

The Testing Department conducts trade test nationwide for both formal and informal trained skilled people in over 80 skilled areas. Trade Tests are conducted for trainees who go through the formal vocational/technical training.

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Proficiency Tests are held for candidates who have not followed any formal course of study but have acquired their skills directly from workshops. It is divided into:

  1. Proficiency I
  2. Proficiency II

Holders of Proficiency certificates who, however, wish to acquire a Trade Test Certificate in the same grade are eligible to write a written paper to qualify them for it.

   Tests

GRADE

ELIGIBILITY

CONTENT

EXAM MONTH

Foundation Certificate 2 years institutional training or 3 years informal apprentice training and proven knowledge in trade theory. Orals, Practicals, Written December
Certificate I Holders of Foundation Certificate or proven record of 3 years formal recognized apprentice training. Orals, Practicals, Written December
Certificate II Holders of Certicate I with evidence of one year industrial experience after attaining the Certificate I. Orals, Practicals, Written and evidence of one year industrial experience after attaining the Certificate I. December
Proficiency I 3 years informal apprentice training Orals and Practicals March, September
Proficiency II Holders of Proficiency I Certificate. Orals and Practicals March, September, December

 

    Trades in which Candidates are Tested

BUILDING SKILLS (BS)

Painting and Decoration (TT)
Painting (Sign Writing) (Pro)
Painting (Structural) (Pro)
Spray Painting (Furniture) (Pro)
Carpentry and Joinery
Cabinet Making
Upholstery (Pro)
Masonry
Tile Laying
Steel Bending (Pro)
Building Draughtsmanship (TT)
Plumbing
Pipe Fitting (Pro)
Woodwork Machining (Pro)
Woodwork Machine Operation (Pro)
Saw Mill Machine Operation (Pro)
Saw Doctoring (Pro)


AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS (AS)

Motor Vehicle Mechanics
Diesel Mechanics
Agricultural Machinery Mechanics
Construction Machinery Mechanics
Small Engines Mechanics
Fuel Injection Pump Mechanics (Pro)
Motor Vehicle Electrical and Electronics
Motor Vehicle Body Repairs
Spray Painting (Car) (Pro)
Marine Fitting (Pro)
Engine Attendant (Pro)
Earthmoving Equipment Option(Pro)
Tractor Operation (Pro)
Diesel Electrical (Pro)


ELECTRICAL SKILLS (ES)

General Electrical
Construction Electrical (Pro)
Electrical Motor Rewinding & Rpr(Pro)
Lines-man (Power) (Pro)
Linesman (Telephone) (Pro)
Cable Jointing (Power) (Pro)
Cable Jointing (Telephone) (Pro)
Radio, TV & Electronic Servicing
Computer Hardware Servicing
Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
Servicing

 

DRESSMAKING & TAILORING SKILLS (DTS)

Dressmaking
Needlework & Craft
Tailoring
Orthopaedic Seamstressing (Pro)
Textile Hand Weaving
Textile Decoration


CATERING & LODGING SKILLS (CLS)

Cookery
Waiting


CRAFT SKILLS (CS)

Leatherworks
Shoemaking (Pro)
Rural Crafts (Rope Work) (Pro)
Rural Crafts (Cane Works) (Pro)
Hairdressing
Barbering (Pro)
Pottery and Ceramics
Sculpture
Carving (Wood) (Pro)

AGRICULTURE SKILLS (AGS)

General Agriculture


PRINTING SKILS (PS)

General Printing (TT)
Graphic Reproduction (Pro)
Hand Composing (Pro)
Letterpress Machine Minding (Pro)
Lithographic Machine Minding (Pro)
Book Binding (Pro)


MISCELLANEOUS SKILLS (MS)

Photographic Printing
General Photography
Photography (Still Picture) (Pro)
Photography (Motion Picture) (Pro)
Vulcanising (Pro)
Textile Machine Operation (Pro)
Riggering (Pro)
Splint Making (Pro)
Graphic Design

NOTE:
TT – Available for Trade Test only
Pro – Proficiency Test only

 

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