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The Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for the Management Plan for the administration and management of The Certificate Of Competency (Mines And Factories) Examinations.  

The Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) is a certificate issued by the Chief Inspector from The Department of Employment and Labour (Factories Engineer) or The Department of Mineral Resources (Mines Engineer) or South African Maritime Safety Authority (Marine Engineer) certification for mechanical or electrical engineers who are working in the factories or mining or marine industry in South Africa.

The Candidate would need to register by completing the application form and submit this with the relevant supporting documents to either the DoL (Factories) or DMR (Mines) to write their GCC exams.  The Department will issue the Candidate with a letter of acceptance to write the GCC exams.  Take note that this letter has an expiry term of 3 years. The Candidate must present this letter when registering at the relevant Examination Centres.

Department of Employment and Labour, Tel: 012 309 4111, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Department of Mineral and Resources, Tel: 012 444 3000, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South African Maritime Safety Authority, Tel: 021 938 3310, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 Mining and Factory Professionals

Certificated Mechanical or Electrical Engineers in mining and factory are the professional engineering practitioners recognised by law in South Africa to accept legal responsibility to improve health and safety in mines and works.  These Engineers need to provide solutions reliant on basic scientific, mathematical and engineering knowledge, supported by analysis and synthesis, and underpinned by sound techno-economic analysis.  Solutions must take into account the needs of society and the protection of the physical environment. 

The Certificated Engineer brings to an engineering problem leadership, management, and a technologically specific approach, supported by financial, commercial, statutory, safety, and environmental knowledge as required. The Certificated Engineer manages interactions within and at the boundaries of the industry context and technology domain.

 

 

 

Students

The Institution of Certificated Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, South Africa, invites all students studying towards their Engineering Certificate of Competency, and not younger than 18 years of age, to apply.  It is also expected that upon completion of studies that students become Corporate Members of the Institution of Certificated Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, South Africa. 

The Institution of Certificated Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, South Africa, aids students with their studies in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering (Heavy current) with of a Bursary fund program.   To be considered for this Bursary, the student is studying at a recognised South African university as a full-time student in either Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering (Heavy current). The student is in his or her second year of studies. 

Complete the ICMEESA Bursary Questionnaire Click here to apply online or download the Bursary Application Form for 2020.

2019 bursary applications are closed. 2020 bursary applications will open from July 2019 till 30 Sept 2019. If the Bursary applicant has not received any written communication from our offices after 30 November 2018, then the application was unsuccessful.

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