Short-Term

Skill Test

Skill testing, in more recent terminology is an open competence assessment on any particular area of occupation / profession. A skill test is the corresponding performance test based on the occupational skill standard which must be demonstrated by every individual to obtain a “NATIONAL SKILL CERTIFICATE” indicating that the certificate holder meets the requirement. Skill testing offers candidates an assessment and official certification of competencies, irrespective of where and how gained.

Skill Testing Process

  • Classification of Occupation
  • Develop/revise Occupational Skill Standard.
  • Develop/revise Test Item
  • Advertise for Skill Test
  • Collect and verify Skill Test Application
  • Fix Date and venue for Skill Test
  • Arrange tools, equipment and materials for Skill Test
  • Conduct Skill Test
  • Distribute certificate to successful candidate.

Skill Test Requirement

Skill LevelRequirements
ElementarySuccessful completion of 140 hours vocational training in relevant occupation/trade
Level – 1Literate with knowledge and skill in the relevant occupation with minimum of one year work experience in a related occupation/trade.Successful completion of one month (160 hours) vocational training in relevant occupation/tradeVocational training with six months work experience in the relevant occupation/trade.
Level – 2Literate with knowledge and skill in the relevant occupation with minimum of three years work experience in a relevant occupation/trade.One year training (min 600 hr theory and 800 hr practical) in relevant occupation/trade.One year’s work experience after the level-1 ST certificate passed in relevant occupation/trade.
Level – 3Literate with knowledge and skill in the relevant occupation with minimum of five years work experience in a relevant occupation/trade.Two years work experience after one year training in a relevant occupation/trade.One year’s work experience after skill level-2 certificate passed in relevant occupation/trade.
Level – 4Ophthalmic Assistant, Level-3 passed with three year experience and one year training.Certificate level in Health Science (Ophthalmology) equivalent passed with three years experience and one year training.

The Overall Skill Testing Processskill-testing

Required documents to participate in the skill test are;

  • Citizenship Card
  • PP size photo-2, Auto size photo-1
  • Training Completion Report
  • Experience Certificate