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Olifantsfontein Artisans Academy

At Olifantsfontein Artisan Academy, we're not just educators; we're architects of change. Join us in this journey of empowerment, where dreams are realized and aspirations take flight. Your journey to becoming a skilled artisan starts here, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

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Our History

In 2014, our remarkable journey began with Anita. Her vision laid the cornerstone for what would evolve into a transformative company, dedicated to altering destinies and uplifting communities. The core of our mission was clear – to help aspiring young students achieve their dreams as skilled artisans.

Anita's unwavering dedication laid a foundation that would pave the way for an inspiring tale of empowerment. From the beginning, our students took center stage, becoming the driving force behind our every effort. Today, that same principle remains the elusive secret to our ongoing success.

At OAA, we extend our reach to the unskilled plumbers and electricians of tomorrow, providing them with the tools to transform their lives. We welcome artisans who seek an introduction to these dynamic fields, opening pathways that lead to promising futures.

Our comprehensive courses encompass a spectrum of training, catering to both the novice and the adept. From introductory modules to advanced learning, we sculpt a curriculum that nurtures proficiency and mastery. And that's not all – our commitment extends to preparing candidates for the Red Seal trade test.

As we reflect on our journey, we celebrate the milestones and the lives touched along the way. From Anita's vision to our current standing, the story of OAA is one of growth, empowerment, and the realization of dreams. Our legacy is in the transformations we inspire, the communities we uplift, and the futures we help shape.

Our Dedicated Staff

At OAA, our team is the heart and soul of our institution, working tirelessly to ensure your experience is seamless and fulfilling. Our staff is divided into key departments, each contributing to your journey in unique ways:

Front Desk Excellence: Our friendly front desk personnel are here to handle all your administrative needs. From inquiries to scheduling, they are your first point of contact and are committed to providing you with prompt and helpful assistance.

Sales and Management: The dynamic sales and managerial team oversees a wide range of responsibilities, including new enrollments, sales, marketing, contracts, complaints, and sponsorships. Their expertise ensures that your interaction with OAA is not just a transaction, but a partnership built on trust and support.

Expert Trainers: Our skilled trainers are at the heart of our educational mission. With years of experience and industry knowledge, they are dedicated to imparting valuable skills and knowledge to empower you for success.

Embedded in our staff philosophy is the question, "how can we help?" This guiding principle resonates across all departments. We take immense pride in our dedicated team, always ready to assist and guide you, even if it means pointing you in the right direction.

Feel free to reach out to us anytime. Your needs, concerns, and aspirations matter to us, and we are committed to being there for you every step of the way.

Remember, at OAA, we're not just educators; we're partners in your journey. Your success is our shared goal, and we're here to help you achieve it.

Contact us without hesitation – your ambitions deserve our full attention and support.

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Workshop Safety

At OAA, safety takes precedence above all else. Our unwavering commitment to safety is evident through our daily safety gear checks, which ensure that every student strictly adheres to the safety rules and regulations outlined by the Building Regulations.

Guided by our comprehensive Student Code of Conduct, we leave no room for compromise when it comes to safety. Our standards for safety gear and appearance are crystal clear: students are required to wear safety overalls and boots at all times within our premises.

A core aspect of our safety protocol is controlled access. Unauthorized entry to any workshop is strictly prohibited, and only authorized personnel are granted access. This ensures that the learning environment remains secure and safe for all.

It is with immense pride that we declare our commitment to maintaining a flawless safety record. Our training school and workshops consistently achieve a perfect 100% safety score. This accomplishment reflects our dedication to creating a secure and protective space where learning can flourish without any compromise on the well-being of our students.

At OAA, we are not only shaping skilled artisans but also fostering a culture of responsibility, where safety is more than a rule – it is a way of life. Your well-being matters, and we are unwavering in our pursuit of excellence in ensuring your safety every step of the way.

Remember, at OAA, safety isn't just a priority; it's our promise.

Why Choose Us

There are several compelling reasons to choose our accredited Skills Development Provider (SDP) for your training needs:

  1. Commitment to Excellence: Our primary commitment is to provide the highest level of training to artisans. We understand the importance of well-trained tradespeople in various industries, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our candidates receive top-notch education and skills development.

  2. Experienced and Dedicated Trainers: Our team of trainers is not only qualified and experienced but also highly dedicated to their craft. They come highly recommended for their expertise and passion in imparting knowledge, ensuring that every candidate receives the best possible training.

  3. State-of-the-Art Facility: Our fully equipped workshops offer a conducive learning environment. We believe that a well-equipped space enhances the learning experience, and our facility is designed to support hands-on training and practical skill development.

  4. Convenient Location: Our facility is strategically located for easy access, making it convenient for candidates to attend training sessions without unnecessary hassles.

  5. Accredited Educational Provider: We are proud to be accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). This accreditation serves as a testament to the quality of our training programs and demonstrates our compliance with industry standards.

  6. Red Seal Qualification Preparation: We specialize in preparing candidates for the Red Seal (section 26 D) qualification in plumbing and electrician trades. Our training programs are designed to equip candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their respective fields.

  7. Collaboration with Accredited Test Centers: We collaborate with a network of privately owned Accredited Test Centers, including the reputable Indlela Trade Test Centre (formerly known as The Old Olifantsfontein Trade Test Centre). This ensures that candidates have access to the best possible testing facilities to validate their skills.

  8. Elevating Trades in the Country: Our overarching goal is to elevate the trades in the country. By producing well-trained and qualified tradespeople, we contribute to the growth and development of various industries, ultimately benefiting the economy as a whole.

  9. Total Commitment to Artisans: Our philosophy revolves around the total commitment to our artisans. We understand the significance of their role and the impact they have on different sectors. Our qualified team of trainers is fully dedicated to supporting and guiding candidates throughout their learning journey, ensuring they achieve their qualifications with confidence.

In choosing us, you are selecting a reputable and accredited institution that is driven by a genuine passion for empowering artisans and promoting excellence in trades. We are here to guide you toward a successful and fulfilling career in your chosen trade.

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Meet Our Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Our Team is dedicated and devoted to you, to help you and assist you with all your needs. Your goal to qualify in your chosen trade is our promise. You are not just a number, but a part of our family.


Contact Us

62 Cape Road, Fiveways Center, Mill Park, Port Elizabeth

041 354 5659 / 081 723 9916 / 073 065 8904 / 067 979 7441

Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs



8:00 am – 3:00 pm

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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