The Application of the National Building Regulations SANS 10400 / Part A18 / Section 1
No person shall perform the trade of plumbing unless he is a trained plumber or works under supervision of a trained plumber or approved competent person.
A trained plumber shall mean that he/she shall have completed a two year apprenticeship with his/her employer under supervision of a qualified plumber, during which time he would have attended and passed all 47 practical proficiency training modules at a CETA accredited training college … after completing his apprenticeship he/she would then be required to pass a compulsory trade test in plumbing in order to obtain a plumbing trade test certificate.
Alternatively a trained plumber shall man that he/she shall have completed a two year learnership agreement with his/her employer under supervision of a qualified plumber … during which time he/she would have attended and passed all 23 unit standards at a CETA accredited training college... after the completion of his/her learnership agreement he/she will be awarded with a national certificate in construction plumbing at NQF / Level 3.
A trained plumber can also mean a person who has worked in the plumbing industry under supervision of qualified plumbers … during which time he will have become proficient in all the hand skills required to trade as a plumber … Persons in this category which is based on practical experience will be required to pass a compulsory trade test in plumbing in order to obtain a Section 28 plumbing trade test certificate.
Complainants will be advised of the outcome of any onsite inspection in general terms. If a copy of Practice Committee inspection report is required, it should be requested from the concerned Member. The Institute does not provide complainants with a copy of its inspection report unless legally obliged to do so.