Student Information

Who may apply?

  • You must have completed your Electrician Qualification
  • You must reside in the Western Cape or Gauteng so that you can attend the practical training at College of Cape Town, or the Ekurhuleni East TVET College
  • Preferably you must be unemployed currently
  • You must be available full day for 3 months from 31 January to 29 April 2022
  • You must adhere to all deadlines as to not cause delays in your appointment

Where to apply?

  • Invitations are circulating through social media, stakeholder networks, and TVET college contacts to apply to join the program
  • Visit the website iepa.org.za and click on EPC Practitioner to find the application link
  • Applications are online only you can click here to apply as well: STUDENT APPLICATION

What to expect when you apply?

  • You must have the following copies handy to upload onto the online application portal:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Certified Copy of ID document (Certified)
    • Certified Copy of Matric Certificate (Certified)
    • Certified Copy of Qualification (Certified)
    • Proof of residence
    • Covid 19 vaccination certificate (optiona)
  • You will receive correspondence from us to confirm receipt, with a Guideline to Online Interviews and Video Recording where you will be required to make a recording about yourself for your prospective employer – make sure you look professional and speak clearly on the video
  • We will contact your references to confirm your CV details
  • You will undergo an interview with the IEPA Human Resources Manager, whereafter an interview will be set up for you with a prospective employer
  • Once an employer has selected you, you will receive an employment letter confirming your employment, together with the various Human Resource and Labour Policies that will apply to your employment period
  • Thereafter you will report to your workplace on 31 January 2022 for an induction to the company policies and requirements. From there the training programme starts on 1 February 2022, whereafter you will do a short practical and then work with your mentor at your host workplace until 29 April 2022.

What will it cost a student to take part?

  • You will not have to pay for the programme or any books
  • You will receive stipend payments totaling R15,000-00 from which only UIF of 1% will be deducted
    • Payments will be made in 4 installments, on the first day of the programme, and at the end of each month for the 3 months.
  • There is a small amount of funds available should you have to relocate for the workplace period for which you will have to apply and motivate why you need additional financial aid

By when must a student application be in?

  • Student applications close on 21 December 2021 but may be extended until 65 applications are received – first come first served

Where will the programme be held?

  • For Western Cape students the practical session will be at the College of Cape Town.
  • For Gauteng students the practical session will be at the Ekurhuleni East TVET College.

What will students get?

  • Students will be working towards achieving the EPC Practitioner Certification
  • The EPC Practitioner Skills Programme is currently being prepared for registration with the QCTO
  • The basic knowledge and understanding required to enter the energy efficiency industry
  • Work placement with stipend payments of a total of R15,000-00 over the 3-month programme paid in 4 installments, with UIF 1% deduction
  • Assistance with relocation to a suitable workplace if required
  • A mentor to assist the student with the assignment of performing the assessment of a building for an EPC

What we expect from the student?

  • To be dedicated to the programme and the rules and guidelines provided
  • Attend class and deadlines as per the programme enquiries
  • To ask questions when not sure to the project administrator or mentor
  • To respect the rules and requirements of the sites the student will be visiting during the programme
  • Adhere to the Human Resource Handbook requirements
  • Comply with the attendance and feedback requirements of the programme for monitoring and evaluation purposes which includes:
    • Communicating with the project coordinator on any matters of concern as soon as they become a problem
    • Sign the daily attendance register – absence without allowed leave will result in stipend payment reductions
    • Providing 4 question online feedback on weekly activities