South Africa’s Cape Town is a significant city in South Africa’s southern region. It is the country’s legislative capital as well as the provincial capital of the Western Cape Province.
A dynamic educational landscape grows in the bustling metropolis of Cape Town, situated against the stunning background of the renowned Table Mountain. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges are at the centre of this environment.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges are known for their innovative educational approaches. They go beyond common academic training, concentrating on providing students with practical skills and information immediately transferable to employment. In a world where businesses are continually evolving and a competent workforce is in high demand, TVET colleges bridge the gap between education and employment.

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Cape Town TVET Colleges

Several Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges may be found in Cape Town. These colleges offer practical and skills-based education and training in a variety of subjects to prepare students for employment. Tvet colleges in Cape Town are:

  • College of Cape Town
  • PC Training & Business College
  • Boston City Campus and Business College
  • AAA School of Advertising
  • Graduate School Of Business – University Of Cape Town
  • Meta Varsity
  • Nurture Education International
  • False Bay College
  • Durbanville College
  • Eta College
  • International Peace College South Africa
  • Central Technical College
  • ACT Cape Town

Programs Offered At Cape Town TVET Colleges

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in Cape Town provide a wide range of programmes in a variety of sectors and areas. These programmes are intended to give students practical knowledge and abilities that are immediately transferable to the workplace. The following programs are offered at TVET Colleges;

  • National Certificate (Vocational):

NC(V) programs are administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training, with the quality assurance provided by Umalusi.
Students get a broad variety of knowledge and practical skills in certain industry domains as a result of the programs’ integration of theory and practice.

  • NATED / Report 191:

Under the authority of the Department of Higher Education and Training, NATED / Report 191 programs are provided and quality assured by Umalusi.
The programs last 18 months and include 18 months of academic study at colleges and 18 months of relevant practical experience in the workplace.
N1 – N6 are engineering studies, while N4 – N6 are business and utility studies.

  • National Higher Certificate:

Higher Education programmes are offered at colleges in partnership with Higher Education Institutions.

  • Learnership:

These programmes are based on a cluster of NQF registered unit standards and are offered under the auspices of SETAs and quality assured by SETA ETQAs. Skills programmes can build up to a full qualification.

  • NQF Full Time :

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) registered qualifications offered to full-time private students under the auspices of SETAs and quality assured by SETA ETQAs

  • Non-Formal:

Enrichment programs culminate in a certificate of attendance or company-based training in response to a specific demand.

  • ABET Or AET: Adult (basic) education and training programmes.

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Cape Town TVET Colleges  Application Requirement

Before applying to a college in Cape Town, you must meet the following general admission requirements:

  • National Certificate (Vocational)
  • Grade 9 + college requirements set per program

NATED / Report 191

  • Grade 9 for N1 admission
    Grade 12 for N4 admission

National Higher Certificate

  • Grade 12 + requirements set by HE institution and college


  • Specific to program

NQF Full Time

  • Specific to program

Non Formal

  • Specific to program


  • Specific to program

How To Apply For Cape Town TVET Colleges

Follow the steps below to apply for TVET Colleges;

  • Visit the official website of the TVET Colleges
  • Download and complete the online application form with the necessary information
  • Upload supporting documents. Certified copies of the following documents must be uploaded:

South African applicants

  1.  Certified copy of your ID
  2. Proof of residence address
  3. Certified copy of your matric results/last grade passed

Foreign Applicants

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Study Permit or Visa to Study in South Africa
  3.  Certificate of Foreign Qualification evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority.
  • Submit your completed application before the closing date.

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Contact Details For TVET Colleges

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Monday: 08h00 – 16h00
Tuesday: 08h00 – 16h00
Wednesday: 08h00 – 16h00
Thursday: 08h00 – 16h00
Friday: 08h00 – 13h00
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

For more information visit the TVET Colleges official website