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How to obtain the GCC Factories

The first step to obtaining the GCC factories is applying to write for the exams. Palucraft has prepared all the information & resources you need to get your GCC Factories acceptance letter.

What is the GCC Factories?

The Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) Factories (or "the ticket") is a prestigious certification for mechanical or electrical engineers, technologists, technicians, and artisans who are working in the factories or plant environment in South Africa.

The GCC Factories is NOT a qualification, but rather a "license" to supervise machinery at a factory. This is a requirement in terms of the General Machinery Regulation (GMR) 2. Persons who obtain the GCC Factories are henceforth referred to as Certificated Engineers as defined under GMR.

The Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) Factories is issued by the Chief Inspector from the Department of Employment & Labour (DEL). The Chief Inspector issues the GCC Factories once the GCC Factories Candidates pass the GCC Factories Plant Engineering and OHS Act exams. 

How do I obtain GCC Factories?

Step 1 - Meet the GCC Factories exam entry requirements

The journey to obtaining the GCC Factories starts by meeting the GCC Factories exam entry requirements as stipulated by the Commission of Examiners from DEL.

Step 2 - Apply to write GCC Factories exams

You will need to complete the prescribed application form, attach the required supporting documents, which include your qualifications & required letters.

Step 3 - Prepare for the GCC Factories plant engineering & OHS Act exams

The GCC Factories plant engineering and OHS Act exams are challenging. You will have to prepare sufficiently for these exams.

Step 4 - Register, write & pass the GCC Factories plant engineering & OHS Act exams

The GCC Factories plant engineering and OHS Act exams are written every year during June and November. The exams are written at approved TVET colleges.

Step 5 - Send your statement of results to the Department of Employment & Labour

Send your statement of results to the Commission of Examiners. The Chief Inspector may grant you the Certificate of Competency upon recommendation from the Commission of Examiners.

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All you need to know to get your GCC factories

Palucraft GCC Study helps engineers, technologists, technicians, and artisans advance their careers by becoming Certificated Engineers. We achieve this by providing the information & resources required to apply, prepare and pass the Government Certificate of Competency Factories the first time.

What is the GCC Factories exam syllabus? Where can I get GCC Factories past exam papers and memos? Palucraft has prepared books & courses that are designed to help you efficiently start your GCC Factories exam preparation.

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Passing the GCC Factories exams makes you eligible to become a Certificated Engineer.


Certificated Engineers play an important role in assisting Employers to comply with General Machinery Regulation 2.


Palucraft GCC Study offers industry-leading GCC Factories study material. We have GCC factories study material for preparing for the plant engineering and OHS Act exam. All our topics are well researched and very informative to ensure that you pass the GCC factories exams the first time! 

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