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June 2020 GCC factories exam indefinitely cancelled

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

On 30 June 2020, the Department of Employment and Labour officially announced that the GCC factories June 2020 exams will be written in November 2020 in combination with the November 2020 group.


The announcement officially pronounced the indefinite cancellation of the June 2020 GCC factories plant engineering and OHS Act exams. The decision was done after consultation with the Department of Higher Education and Training.


The exact date of the November 2020 exams is still not clear. From the DHET management plan, we can only see that the exams may be between 9 November 2020 and 4 December 2020. We will advise as soon as the exact dates are confirmed.


The examination for both the plant engineering factories (8190316) and Occupational Health and Safety Act (13050046) will take place in November 2020.

According to the Department of Employment and Labour, "GCC factories candidates who already register to sit for June 2020 examination, are encouraged to contact their respective colleges and make arrangements."


The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) also issue an official memo to address the matter of the GCC factories OHS Act exam.




Download the DHET memo:

Memorandum TE 11 of 2020 20200625 (1) (1
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The DHET also updated its year management plan for TVET colleges. According to the new plan, TVET colleges will start processing exam registration for November 2020 exams between 5 August 2020 and 16 September 2020. In other words, make sure you make arrangements with your TVET college to write the November 2020 GCC factories between 5 August 2020 and 16 September 2020.


Download the DHET update 2020 management plan:


Revised Management Plan - Engineering St
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NOTE: It is important that GCC factories candidates liaise with their respective TVET colleges to finalize any matters relating to registering for the November 2020 exams. These dates may vary from one TVET college to another. Make sure you contact your nearest TVET to confirm their specific exam registration periods.


It's also important to note that any GCC factories related matters should be sent to Leema on leema.mofokeng@labour.gov.za.


You can also check out our GCC factories Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to learn more about the GCC factories.



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