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National Trade Training, Testing and Certification is a concern of the Labour Division. The Division, through the Trade Training, Testing and Certification handles this concern through a tripartite partnership with training institutions and industries.

What is Trade training?

Trade training is the process of upgrading the skills of tradesmen and women to meet industry standards in a specific job area through the provision of specialized training courses. 

What is a Trade test?

Trade tests are tests of proficiency in a given trade such as carpentry or plumbing. These tests are designed to achieve a standardized approach to a given field of trade for novices, apprentices, journeymen and experts alike.   

Why Certification?

Trade certification from nominated institutions, schemes and programs help ensure that industry standards are maintained across different levels of expertise in a given trade. These certificates can be regionally recognized and accredited to other similar institutions, programs and schemes. 

National Trade Training, Testing and Certification

The Labour Division’s National Trade Training, Testing and Certification Unit is the Solomon Islands Government’s Unit that is responsible for maintaining industry standards across different trades within the country. This is achieved through ongoing trade trainings, testing and certification and through apprenticeship schemes targeted at both the formal and informal sectors.

The Unit achieves this by maintaining a strong tripartite relationship between industries, training institutions and the Labour Division through its Industry Standard Advisory Group (ISAG).