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TVET colleges have super low fees and allow students without matric

TVET colleges offer affordable, low fees for National Certificate Vocational and Study Accredited ICB Courses, even if you don’t have a matric.

TVET colleges train prospective tradespeople with in-demand skills and an industry-related apprenticeship as part of the practical training. The Department of Higher Education and Training subsidizes 80% of the delivery costs, making TVET colleges super affordable.  

TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) used to be called FET (Further Education and Training), but there is no difference between the  FET and TVET colleges.

TVET education and training is offered to students without matric that is not accepted at a university, or can’t afford to. The student can get a National Senior Certificate (NSC) after completion of Grade 10 to Grade 12 (Matric). Or students can sign up for technical and vocational education and training which prepare them for specific job sectors, positions and self-employment opportunities, often in South African job sectors with skills shortage. 

In this TVET Colleges guide:

  • TVET Requirements
  • Duration of a TVET Course
  • Cost of TVET Courses
  • NSFAS study loans
  • Online Applications
  • TVET Screening Test
  • TVET Courses
  • List of 50 x TVET colleges in South Africa
  • DHET help and information 

To study at TVET Colleges in South Africa, you must have the following: 

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have a completed Grade 9 Qualification or ABET Level 4 Certificate

How long does a TVET course take?

Depending on the chosen course, TVET courses take 1,5 to 3 years to complete. 

How much does a TVET course cost?

A National Certificate (Vocational) at TVET Colleges is affordable and can typically cost R 7,521 per year.

NSFAS Study Loans

NSFAS is a study loan of R15 750 – R24 000 depending on where you live. This amount is paid directly to your Wallet instead of the TVET College. The study loan has to be paid back after college completion, qualification and finding employment with a salary of R30,000 or more per year.

All you need to know when you apply online as a new TVET student:

  • Click and register on the “First time here?” block
  • Go to step 1, placement test
  • Step 2 online application asks that you upload your ID, proof of residence (e.g. utilities bill) and results
  • For a NSFAS bursary, upload proof of income and the ID documents of your parents or legal guardians
  • Fill in everything on the “Pre-Entry Information” and answer every question, even if you write you don’t know
  • Scan over all your answers. Check spelling is correct and that your details are current
  • Click on “Finish” when you are done
  • Please remember: applications are 100% free
  • The application time for NSFAS loans are typically 1 September to 30 November
  • Bridging courses are not funded by NSFAS

The TVET Screening Test:

You are required to do a compulsory Career Guidance and Placement Screening Test, which is for recommendation purposes only.

Therefore,  it is essential that you complete the screening by yourself and not with the help of a friend.

You will be asked to acknowledge that you made your own course choice.

Apply with your chosen College through their Campus Application Office for the relevant academic year. All College contact details are further down.

TIPS:     

Keep your Username and Password safe when doing the Placement Screening Registration. You will need it again to log in for the TVET College screening process as a “Returning User”;

Ask your TVET College about their requirements for a student to attend an adult learning center to complete ABET Level 1 before registering for a National Certificate course.

TVET colleges offer the following courses: 

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

Bridging Courses by TVET colleges  are fast learning programs that are targeted to help high school students gain college or university admission. These introductory courses can take six months to a year.

As of 2022, South Africa has 50 TVET colleges and 200 campuses. 

You can study at the following TVET colleges in South Africa, without a matric certificate: 

TVET colleges of the Western Cape

Boland TVET College:

85 Bird Street, Stellenbosch, 7599

Tel 021 886 7111/2

TVET College of Cape Town:

334 Albert Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 8000

Tel 021 404 6700

Programmes offered:

  • Art & Design
  • Hair Care
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Building & Civil
  • Business Studies
  • Education & Training
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Hospitality Services
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Travel & Tourism 

Please confirm with Cape Cape Town TVET college for their most current courses

False Bay TVET College:

131 Main Road, Muizenberg, 7945

Tel 021 787 0800

Programmes offered:

  • Distance Learning
  • Business Studies
  • Engineering Studies
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Education Studies
  • Yacht and Boat Building
  • 2D Animation
  • Safety and Security

Please ask False Bay TVET college for their most current courses

Northlink TVET College:

80 Voortrekker Road, Bellville, 7530

Tel 021 970 9000

Please contact Northlink TVET  college for their most current courses.

South Cape TVET College:

125 Mitchell Street, George, 6530

Tel 044 884 0359

Please ask South Cape TVET college for their most current courses.

West Coast TVET College:

2 Loedolf, Malmesbury

Tel 022 482 1143

Contact and please confirm with the West Coast TVET college for their most current courses

TVET colleges of the Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth TVET College:

139 Russell Road, Port Elizabeth Central, Gqeberha, 6001

Tel 041 509 6000

Please confirm the courses òffered by the Port Elizabeth TVET college currently.

Buffalo City TVET College:

Cnr Lukin Road & King Street, East London, Southernwood, 5200

Tel 043 704 9262/01

Please confirm with the Eastern Cape Buffalo City TVET college for their most current courses.

Eastcape Midlands TVET College:

Edison Str, Uitenhage, 6230

Tel 041 995 2000

Please confirm with the Eastcape Midlands TVET college for their most current courses.

Ikhala TVET College:

Zone D, Gwadana Drive, Ezibeleni, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, 5326

Tel 047 873 8800

Please contact the Ikhala TVET college their most current courses.

Ingwe TVET College:

Badibanise Village, Mount Frere

Tel 039 940 2142

Please contact Ingwe TVET college their most current courses.

King Hintsa TVET College:

218 Mthatha Road, Butterworth, 4960

Tel 047 401 6400

Please ask the King Hintsa TVET college for their most current courses.

King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College:

R61 Queentown Road, Cicira Village, Mthatha

Tel 047 505 1000

Courses offered:

  • Business Studies 
  • Engineering Studies
  • Utility and Other Studies

Please contact and confirm with the King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET college their most current courses.

Lovedale TVET College:

1 Amatola Row, King William’s Town, 5600

Tel 087 238 2223

Programs offered:

  • National Diploma: Public Management (N4 – N6)
  • National N-Diploma: Financial Management (N4 – N6)
  • National N-Diploma: Human Resources Management (N4 – N6) – Part-Time
  • National Diploma: Business Management (N4 -N6)
  • National N-Diploma: Management Assistant (N4 – N6)
  • NC(V): Management (L2 – L4)
  • NC(V): Office Administration (L2 – L4)
  • NC(V): Finance, Economics & Accounting (L2 – L4)
  • NC(V): Information Technology & Computer Science (L2 – L4)
  • Engineering Foundational Programme
  • NC(V): Civil Engineering & Building Construction (L2 – L4)
  • NC(V): Engineering & Related Design (L2 – L4)
  • NC(V): Electrical Infrastructure Construction (L2 – L4)
  • Carpentry & Roofing (N1 – N3)
  • Electrical (N1 – N3)
  • Plumbing (N1 – N3)
  • Masonry / Bricklaying (N1 – N3)
  • Water & Sanitation (N1 – N3)
  • Motor Body Repair (N1 – N3)
  • Motor Mechanic (N1 – N3)
  • Welding (N1 – N3)
  • National N-Diploma: Art & Design (N4 – N6)
  • National N-Diploma: Farming Management (N4 – N6)
  • NC(V): Primary Agriculture (L2 – L4)

Please contact and confirm with the Lovedale TVET college their most current courses.

TVET colleges of Limpopo

Capricorn TVET College:

16 Market Street, Polokwane, 0699

Tel 015 230 1800

Please contact the Capricorn TVET college for their most current courses.

Lephalale TVET College:

Cnr Nelson Mandela & Ngwako Ramatlhodi Street, Onverwacht

Tel 014 763 2252/1014

Please contact and confirm with the Lephalale TVET college their most current courses.

Letaba TVET College

1 Claude Wheatley Street, Tzaneen, 0850

Tel 015 307 5440

Courses offered:

  • NCV Tourism
  • NCV Civil Engineering and Building
  • NCV Electrical Infrastructure
  • NCV Engineering and Related Design
  • NCV Finance,  Economics and Account
  • NCV Management
  • NCV Office Administration
  • NCV Transport and Logistics
  • NCV Fundamentals
  • PLP Course
  • Nated Engineering
  • Nated Business Management
  • Nated Human Resource Management
  • Nated Marketing Management
  • Nated Management Assistant
  • Nated Introductory Studies

Please contact and confirm with the Letaba TVET college their most current courses.

Mopani South TVET College

Cnr Combretum & Haarlem Street, Phalaborwa, 1391

Tel 015 781 5725

Please get course information from Mopani South TVET college directly. 

Sekhukhune TVET College:

Stand 676, Motetema

Tel 013 269 0278

Courses offered:

  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Engineering & Related Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Marketing
  • IT & Computer Science
  • Management
  • Office Administration

Please contact and confirm with the Sekhukhune TVET college their most current courses.

Vhembe TVET College:

Stand No. 203, Unit A, Sibasa, Limpopo, 0970

Tel 015 963 7000

Courses offered:

  • National Certificate Vocational (NCV)
  • Business Studies
  • Finance, Economics and Accounting, (FEA)
  • Generic Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Office Administration
  • Primary Agriculture
  • Educare
  • Engineering Studies
  • Utility Studies
  • Business Studies

Please contact and confirm with the Vhembe TVET college their most current courses.

Waterberg TVET College:

36 Hooge Street, Mokopane

Tel 015 491 8581/8602

NCV Courses offered:

  • IT Hospitality L2
  • Hospitality L3 and L4
  • Information Technology And Computer Science L2 and L3 and L4
  • Primary Agriculture L2, L3 and L4
  • Tourism L2, L3 and L4
  • Nated Courses
  • Tourism N4, N5 and N6

Please ask the Waterberg TVET college to confirm their most current courses.

TVET colleges in Gauteng

Central Johannesburg TVET College (CJC):

5 Ubla Avenue (off Princess of Wales Terrace), Parktown, Johannesburg

Tel 011 351 6000

Courses offered:

  • Engineering Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Humanities
  • NC(V) Courses
  • Engineering Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Humanities
  • ICT

Please contact the Central Johannesburg TVET college to confirm the most current courses that they offer.

Ekurhuleni East TVET College:

Plantation Road, Springs

Tel 011 730 6600

Courses offered:

  • Business Studies
  • Service Sector
  • Engineering Studies
  • Nated Programmes, Short Courses, Occupational Courses and Programmes

Please visit the Ekurhuleni East TVET college website for confirmation of their most current courses.

Ekurhuleni West TVET College (EWC):

Cnr Flag & Rose-Innes Roads, Driehoek, Germiston

Tel 011 323 1600

List Of Courses Offered At Tvet Colleges

Skills Programmes:

  • Craft and Confectionery Baking
  • Cosmetology/ Beauty Therapy
  • Hairdressing NQF Level 2-4
  • Baking
  • Curtain Making
  • Flower Arranging
  • Garment Making
  • Events Management
  • Linen Making
  • Fashion Design
  • Manicure, Pedicure and Make-Up
  • End-User Computing
  • Upholstery
  • PC Repair
  • Project Management

National diploma 

  • Business Studies N4-N6
  • Management Assistant
  • Tourism
  • Public Relations
  • Art and Design
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resource Management
  • Clothing Production
  • Engineering studies N1-N6
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy and Light current)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

National Certificate Vocational (NCV)

Business Studies:

  • Finance; Economics and Accounting
  • Generic Management
  • Office Administration
  • Marketing

Engineering studies:

  • I.T and Computer science
  • Electrical Infrastructure Construction
  • Engineering and related design
  • Civil engineering and Building Construction

Utility studies:

  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Safety in Society

Please contact the Ekurhuleni West TVET college to confirm their most current courses.

South West Gauteng TVET College:

Cnr Flag & Rose-Innes Roads, Driehoek, Germiston

Tel 011 323 1600

Please ask the SW Gauteng TVET college to confirm their most current courses.

Tshwane North TVET College:

Cnr Kgosi Mampuru (formerly Potgieter) & Pretorius Streets, Pretoria

Tel 012 401 1600

Programmes offered:

  • Management assistant
  • Financial management
  • Financial management, Art and design
  • Public relations
  • Clothing production
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality & catering services
  • Public management
  • Legal secretary
  • Business management
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Finance; economics and accounting
  • Generic management
  • Office administration
  • Marketing
  • Transport and logistics
  • Electrical Infrastructure Construction
  • IT and Computer science
  • Engineering and related design
  • Civil engineering and Building Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Safety in Society
  • Pre-learning programme (PLP)
  • Management assistant, Part time
  • Financial management, Part time
  • Public relations, Part time
  • Public management, Part time
  • Business management, Part time

Please contact the Tshwane North TVET college to confirm their most current courses.

Tshwane South TVET College:

85 Frances Baard (formerly Schoeman Street), Pretoria, 0001

Tel 012 401 5000

Courses offered:

National Certificate Vocational NC(V)

  • Office Administration
  • Finance Economics and Accounting
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Civil Engineering and Building Construction
  • Engineering and Related Design
  • Electrical Infrastructure and Construction
  • Information Technology

Nated Courses:

  • Natural Science
  • Electrical N1- N6
  • Mechanical N1 – N6
  • Civil N1 – N6

General Studies:

  • Management Assistant N5 – N6
  • Hospitality Services N4 – N6
  • Financial Management N4 – N6

Utility Services:

  • Cosmetology: 1 year

Please ask the Tshwane South TVET college to confirm their most current courses.

Western TVET College:

42 Johnstone Street, Hectorton, Randfontein

Tel 011 692 4004/82

Courses offered:

  • Business Studies;
  • Engineering Studies
  • General Studies
  • National Certification Vocational (NCV)

Please get confirmation from Western TVET college about their most current courses.

TVET colleges of KwaZulu-Natal

Coastal KZN TVET College:

50051 Mfundi Mngadi Dr, KwaMakhutha

Tel 031 905 7000/1

Please ask the Coastal KZN TVET college directly about their most current courses.

Elangeni TVET College:

15 Portsmouth Road, New Germany, Durban, 3610

Tel 031 716 6700

Please ask Elangeni TVET college to provide you with their most current courses.

Esayidi TVET College:

12 Commercial Road, Oslo Beach, Port Shepstone

Tel 039 685 5482/3

Programs offered – NCV:

  • Office Administration
  • Finance, Economics & Accounting
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Engineering & Related Design
  • Programs offered – NATED
  • Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Please confirm with Esayidi TVET college their most current courses.

Majuba TVET College:

83 Allen Street, Newcastle, 2940

Tel 034 326 4888

Please ask Majuba TVET college about their most current courses.

Mnambithi TVET College:

77 Murchison Street, Ladysmith, 3370

Tel 036 638 3800

Courses offered:

Pre-Vocational Learning Programme National Certificate (Vocational) – NC (V) Level 2 – 4: 

  • Education and Development
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • and Construction
  • Finance, Economics and Accounting
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • & Computer Science
  • Office Administration
  • Safety in Society

Nated Courses: N1 – N6:

  • Business Management N4 – N6
  • Educare N4 – N6
  • Financial Management N4 – N6
  • Human Resource Management N4 – N6
  • Hospitality & Catering Services N4 – N6
  • Management Assistant N4 – N6
  • Public Management N4 – N6
  • Electrical Engineering N1 – N3
  • Electrical Engineering N4 – N6
  • Civil Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Bricklaying
  • Short Skills Courses
  • Automotive Repairs
  • Carpentry
  • Welding

Kindly confirm with Mnambithi TVET college their most current courses offered.

Mthashana TVET College:

266 South Street, Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, 3100

Tel 034 980 1010

National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Lever 2 – Level 4 Courses offered:

  • Electrical Infrastructure Construction (EIC)

Business Studies: National N Diploma Courses (N4 – N6):

  • Management Assistant
  • Public Management

Engineering Studies National Diploma & Artisanship Develop Courses (N1 – N6):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Contact Mthashana TVET College for their most current information about their courses.

Thekwini TVET College:

262 D’Aintree Avenue, Asherville

Tel 031 250 8200

Contact Thekwini TVET college directly for their most current information about their courses.

Umfolozi TVET College:

Naboomnek Street, Arboretum, Richards Bay

Tel 035 902 9501

Programmes offered:

  • Business Studies N4-N6 
  • Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Management Assistant
  • Public Management
  • Hospitality & Catering Services
  • Farming Management
  • Educare
  • Clothing Production
  • Intro-legal Secretary 
  • Engineering Studies N2-N6
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electro Mechanical
  • Electronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Production
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Engineering Millwright
  • Carpenter and Joiner
  • Business Studies HET Level Courses N4 – N6

Kindly confirm with the Umfolozi TVET directly for information on their most current courses.

Umgungundlovu TVET College (UFET):

44 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Tel 033 341 2100/2214

Contact Umgungundlovu TVET college for their most current courses offered.

TVET colleges in Mpumalanga

Ehlanzeni TVET College:

Corporate Centre, 29 Bell Street Nelspruit, 1200

Tel 013 752 7105

Please contact Ehlanzeni college directly for their most current information about their courses.

Gert Sibande TVET College:

No. 18a Dr Beyers Naudé Street, Standerton, 2430

Tel 017 712 9040/58

Courses offered:

  • National Certificate: Finance,  Economics and Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Hospitality
  • Primary Agriculture
  • Information Technology and Computer Science (ITC)
  • Civil Engineering,  Construction
  • Electrical Infrastructure,  Construction
  • Engineering and Related Design
  • Mechatronics 

Contact the Gert Sibande TVET College and confirm information about their current courses.

Nkangala TVET College:

Cnr Haig & Northey, Witbank

Tel 013 658 4700

Courses offered:

  • NCV Engineering Programmes
  • NCV Business Programmes
  • NATED Engineering Programmes
  • NATED Business Programmes

Please confirm with Nkangala TVET college information about their current courses.

TVET colleges of the Free State

Flavius Mareka TVET College:

Cnr Hertzog & Frazer Streets, Hertzog Street, Sasolburg, 9570

Tel 016 976 0829/15

Please contact the Flavius Mareka TVET College directly for their most current information about their courses.

Goldfields TVET College:

36 Buren Street, Flamingo Park, Welkom, Free State, 9459

Tel 057 910 6000

Contact the Goldfields TVET college directly for their most current information about their courses.

Maluti TVET College:

Mampoi Road, Phuthaditjhaba, QwaQwa, 9866

Tel 058 713 6100

Programmes offered:

  • Electrical Engineering N1-N6
  • Mechanical Engineering N1-N6
  • Civil Engineering N1-N6
  • Business Studies
  • Utility Studies 

Contact Maluti TVET college for confirmation of their current courses.

Motheo TVET College:

Cnr St Georges & Aliwal Streets, Bloemfontein, 9300

Tel 051 406 9300

Contact Motheo TVET college directly for their most current information about their courses.

TVET colleges of Northern Cape

Northern Cape Rural TVET College:

1 Steve Naude Street, Blydeville, Upington, 8800

Tel 054 332 4711

Courses offered: 

  • Pre-Matric Business Studies (NCV)
  • Pre-Vocational Learning Programme
  • Hospitality
  • Office Administration
  • Pre-Matric Engineering

(NCV):

  • Electrical Infrastructure Construction
  • Automotive
  • Fabrication
  • Fitting and Turning 
  • Post-Matric Business Studies

(Nated):

  • Public Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Assistant
  • Financial Management
  • Business Management
  • Tourism
  • Legal Secretary
  • Post-Matric Engineering

(Nated):

  • Mechanic
  • Electrical
  • Fitting & Turning
  • Boilermaker
  • Auto Electrical

Contact the Northern Cape Rural TVET College for confirmation of their current courses.

Northern TVET Cape Urban College:

35-39 Long Street, Albertynshof, Kimberley, 8301

Tel 053 839 2063

Contact the college directly for their most current information about their courses.

TVET colleges of North West

Orbit TVET College:

Fatima Bhayat Street, Rustenburg, 0300

Tel 014 592 7014 / 014 597 5500

Contact Orbit TVET college directly for their most current information about their courses.

Sedibeng TVET College:

37 Voortrekker Street, Vereeniging

Tel 016 422 6645 / 016420 2520

Courses offered:

  • Business Studies
  • National Certificate Vocational (NCV)
  • Engineering
  • Skills / Artisan training courses

Contact Sedibeng TVET college directly for their most current information about their courses.

Taletso TVET College:

Kgora Building, Dr Albert Luthuli Drive, Mmabatho, 2735

Tel 018 384 2346

Courses offered:

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Management
  • Engineering Studies
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Office Management
  • Social Sciences

Vuselela College:

8 Bram Fischer Street, Klerksdorp, 2571

Tel 018 406 7800

Programmes offered:

  • Business and Utility Studies
  • Engineering Studies

Contact the college directly for their most current information about their courses.

Get more help, advice or information if you need to!

Website: 

www.dhet.gov.za

Call Centre: 

0800 87 2222

Email: 

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