tvet colleges and courses

tvet colleges and courses

tvet colleges and courses

tvet colleges and courses

About TVET

TVET colleges offer different types of career-focused vocational programmes designed specifically to prepare young people to enter the labour market or to become entrepreneurs who start and run their own businesses. Once people become active in the labour market, a range of other career opportunities open up. Many careers will require college graduates to complete additional qualifications. Some public TVET colleges offer up to 300 different courses.

In South Africa, there are 52 certified public Tvet colleges. Between 2019 and 2020, the Department of Higher Education and Training has made it possible to reach a target of 1 238 000 students in TVET Colleges. Tvet Colleges are now enrolling a large number of South Africans, indicating that they are still in their early stages of development.

Tvet colleges closing dates

The closing date for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges is 30 November 2023 for the 2024 academic year. Some of these TVET colleges are open throughout the year for specific programmes

List of TVET Colleges

Gauteng

  • Central Johannesburg TVET College
  • Ekurhuleni East TVET College
  • Ekurhuleni West TVET College
  • Sedibeng TVET College
  • South West Gauteng TVET College
  • Tshwane North TVET College
  • Tshwane South TVET College
  • Western TVET College

KwaZulu-Natal

  • Coastal TVET College
  • Elangeni TVET College
  • Esayidi TVET College
  • Majuba TVET College
  • Mnambithi TVET College
  • Mthashana TVET College
  • Thekwini TVET College
  • Umfolozi TVET College
  • Umgungundlovu TVET College

Western Cape

  • Boland TVET College
  • College of Cape Town
  • False Bay College
  • Northlink TVET College
  • South Cape TVET College
  • West Coast TVET College

Eastern Cape

  • Buffalo City TVET College
  • Eastcape Midlands TVET College
  • Ikhala TVET College
  • Ingwe TVET College
  • King Hintsa TVET College
  • King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College
  • Lovedale TVET College
  • Port Elizabeth TVET College

Free State

  • Flavius Mareka TVET College
  • Goldfields TVET College
  • Maluti TVET College
  • Motheo TVET College

Limpopo

  • Capricorn TVET College
  • Lephalale TVET College
  • Letaba TVET College
  • Mopani South East TVET College
  • Sekhukhune TVET College
  • Vhembe TVET College
  • Waterberg TVET College

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Mpumalanga

  • Ehlanzeni TVET College
  • Gert Sibande TVET College
  • Nkangala TVET College

Northern Cape

  • Northern Cape Urban TVET College
  • Northern Cape Rural TVET College

North West

  • Orbit TVET College
  • Taletso TVET College
  • Vuselela TVET College

LIST OF AVAILABLE COURSES AT TVET COLLEGES

It is one thing to qualify for Admission to TVET colleges and another thing to know exactly which course to apply for. TVET colleges offer an extremely wide range of vocational courses, preparing students for a number of careers. There are four main types of qualifications offered at TVET colleges:

  1. The National Certificate Vocational qualifications
  2. The Report 191 Programmes,
  3. The National Introductory Certificate (N4) and National Certificates (N4).

1. National Certificate Vocational (NCV) programmes

National Certificate Vocational (NCV) programmes begin after grade 9 and are typically three-year programmes that take you from an NQF level 2 qualification (grade 9) to an NQF level 4 qualification. This is the same level as a traditional matric, which means that you are able to apply to study at most universities of technology and to some university courses.

NC(V) programmes consist of seven subjects, two recognised languages, one mathematical subject, life orientation and three elective subjects. The elective subjects are where most of the specialised education and training will take place. Once you have completed an NC(V) qualification, you are able to work in your field as a qualified professional or study further towards a higher certificate, national diploma or bachelor of technology degree.

The following NC(V) qualifications are offered by TVET colleges:

  • Electrical Infrastructure Construction
  • Civil Engineering and Building Construction
  • Education and Development
  • Engineering and Related Design
  • Drawing Office Practice
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Management
  • Office Administration
  • Finance, Economics and Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Mechatronics
  • Primary Agriculture
  • Primary Health
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Safety in Society
  • Process Plant Operations

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2. Report 191 Programmes

These programmes are specifically engineering-orientated and allow you to work in a range of careers in the engineering field or to pursue a national diploma in Engineering studies. These courses are not the same as degrees offered by the universities in South Africa, however, you do qualify to pursue a national diploma in Engineering and after that, you can study towards a BTech degree in Engineering. The Report 191 programmes available to study are:

National Certificates:

  • N1: Engineering Studies
  • N2: Engineering Studies
  • N3: Engineering Studies
  • Multi-Disciplinary Drawing Office Practice

Non-national Certificates:

  • Engineering Certificate of Competency
  • Installation Rules
  • Specialised Electrical Installation Codes

3. National Introductory Certificates and National Certificates

National Introductory Certificates and National Certificates are qualifications that you pursue after completing either an NC(V) or Report 191 qualification. National Introductory Certificates are often used in order to qualify you to apply to pursue a National Certificate without having to redo some of your post-school education.

The following National Introductory Certificates are offered by TVET colleges in South Africa:

  • N4: Art and Design
  • N4: Business Studies
  • N4: Clothing Production
  • N4: Educare
  • N4: Food Services

The following National Certificates are offered by TVET colleges in South Africa:

  • N4: Art and Design
  • N4: Business Management
  • N4:Financial Management
  • N4: Clothing Production
  • N4: Educare
  • N4: Engineering Studies
  • N4: Farming Management
  • N4: Fertilizer Manufacturing
  • N4: Management Assistant
  • N4: Hair Care
  • N4: Hospitality and Catering Services
  • N4: Human Resource Management
  • N4: Interior Decorating
  • N4: Legal Secretary
  • N4: Marketing Management
  • N4: Medical Secretary
  • N4: Popular Music: Composition
  • N4: Popular Music: Studio Work
  • N4: Public Management
  • N4: Popular Music: Performance
  • N4: Textiles
  • N4: Tourism
  • N4: Public Relations

The NSFAS criteria for TVET students is as follows:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must be registered or intending to register on a PLP, NC(V) or Report 191 programme at any public TVET College in South Africa
  • Must be admitted/received a firm offer for enrolment in a College
  • Must be in need of financial assistance
  • Applicants will qualify if they fall within the maximum threshold of up to R350 000 of combined gross family income per annum
  • Returning students must demonstrate proven and accepted academic performance (academically deserving) in line with the College’s progression policy or the progression prescriptions of the Bursary Rules and Guidelines (whichever is higher)
  • Must not be enrolling for a qualification that duplicates previous learning that was state-funded

If you meet these requirements, then you will be eligible for NSFAS TVET College funding which covers tuition fees, accommodation fees, and transport allowances.

How to apply

visit the school website to download the application form

these documents are also needed.

  1. Certified copies of ID of Applicant.
  2. ID size photo of Applicant.
  3. Certified copy of latest school report/results.
  4. Certified copies of the ID of parent/guardian.
  5. A unique Email address and a cellphone number.

-International students must have a study permit and also should provide their passport ID

-Applicant should provide ID copies of parents or death certificate(s) if deceased

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