AET Levels 1- 3 are seen as entry levels to the General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) for adult learners. The IEB offers national examinations at AET Levels 1 – 3 twice a year in June and November. This assessment involves a written summative assessment at AET level 1 to 3. In addition, we also offer Exams on Request (EOR) in Communication in English and Numeracy in English AET levels 1 to 3 in February, April, August and October.

The IEB provides a Statement of Results for each learner. In addition there are Examiners’ Reports for national examinations in which common errors or misconceptions are identified. These reports are designed to assist providers to adjust their facilitation to the learners’ needs.



  • Communication in English
  • Numeracy in English

      (At AET Level 3, this becomes Mathematical Literacy)

  • Communication in Afrikaans*
  • Numeracy in Afrikaans*
  • Communication in isiZulu*
  • Numeracy in isiZulu*
  • Communication in isiXhosa*
  • Numeracy in isiXhosa*
  • Communication in Sepedi*
  • Numeracy in Sepedi*
  • Communication in SeSotho*
  • Numeracy in SeSotho*
  • Communication in Setswana*
  • Numeracy in Setswana*

*Only offered by special request at National Examination Sessions


Download the AET Information Booklet

Download the Exam Event Form here


Placement Assessments

In order to ensure the effectiveness of the learning process, it is recommended that the centre correctly identifies each learner’s entry level before starting the AET learning programme. To facilitate this process, the IEB offers placement assessment aligned to the exit level of the applicable unit standards.


Cost of Placement

AET Levels 1 –  3 

R148  per learner per learning area

Placement Assessment: report per learner


Placement Assessment: report per learner after marking


The above fees include VAT

For further assistance, please contact Sandile Buthelezi on 011 4839700 or e-mail AET Assessments