TVET opens career doors!

Do you want to study or upskill, but don't have a matric certificate, or can't afford to?

TVET colleges have super low fees, funding is available and they even allow students without a Matric Certificate!

TVET courses usually take 1,5 to 3 years to complete.

TVET colleges train prospective tradespeople with in-demand skills and an industry-related apprenticeship as part of the practical training.

Get you National Certificate Vocational and Study Accredited ICB Courses, even if you don’t have a matric.

Did You Know? 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 they are no different.

How much does a TVET course cost? Typically, R7,521 per year What about student loans?

NSFAS is a study loan of R15 750 - R24 000 depending on location. It is paid directly to you instead of the College & has to be paid back after completing qualification, & finding a job salary of R30,000 + per year.

Students can get a National Senior Certificate (NSC) after completion of Matric. 

Or sign up for technical and vocational education and training which prepare them for positions in specific job sectors, often those with skills shortage.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS: - Be at least 16 years of age; - Have a completed Grade 9;   - Qualification or ABET Level 4 Certificate.

TVET Apply Online: Click on the "First time here?" block to register; Go to step 1, placement test; Upload your ID, proof of residence (e.g. utilities bill) and results;

For a NSFAS bursary: upload proof of income & ID documents of your parents / legal guardians. Answer every question on "Pre-Entry Information" even if "I don't know"; Check your answers for spelling & details; Click on "Finish" when you are done.

For online applications, help, advice or information: Call the DHET helpline 0800 87 2222 Email callcentre

Please remember: - Applications are 100% free; - The application time for NSFAS loans are typically 1 September - 30 November; - Bridging courses are not funded by NSFAS.

TVET 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; Finance, Economics and Accounting; Engineering and Related Design; Process Plant Operations; Tourism

Civil Engineering and Building Construction; 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. 

50 TVET COLLEGES IN SOUTH AFRICA Click "Learn More" to find every TVET college, phone numbers, web and physical addresses plus courses offered. Please confirm all details are still current with TVET Colleges directly. We look forward to your success!