Courses Offered At TVET Colleges

Courses Offered At TVET Colleges

Courses Offered At TVET Colleges

TVET schools play an important role in defining the context of learning by providing a diverse choice of courses that cater to the practical skills and knowledge required in various sectors. These schools are well-known for emphasising hands-on learning, industry-relevant training, and preparing students for fulfilling employment.
TVET schools provide a rich tapestry of courses that fit the demands of today’s employment economy, ranging from engineering to hospitality, health sciences to business administration.
READ: List TVET Colleges In South Africa

Programs Or Courses Offered At TVET Colleges

The programs below are offered at TVET Colleges;

  • National Certificate (Vocational):

NC(V) programs are administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training, with 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:

These are Higher Education programmes 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.

TVET Courses Requirement

To apply for a course at TVET Colleges you must meet some specific requirements. The general requirements for TVET College courses are;

National Certificate (Vocational)

  • Grade 9 + college requirements set per programme

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 programme

NQF Full Time

  • Specific to programme

Non Formal

  • Specific to programme


  • Specific to programme

READ: TVET Colleges Application For 2024

How to apply For TVET College courses

For the step-by-step guide below to apply online for a TVET Colleges course;

Step 1: Get your application form.

Download the online application form from the official website of the college.

Step 2: Complete your application form in full

Provide the correct information to complete the application form. Ensure that you provide your e-mail, ID and cell phone number. Your ID, e-mail and cell phone are used to authenticate you.

Step 3: Attach all supporting documents.

All applicants starting a new qualification are required to upload the following certified documents:

  • Birth Certificate/Identity Document (Proof of application for new ID/Passport)
  • Certificates/Qualifications
  • Recent Academic results
  • Municipal billing document/other account statements (not older than 3 months)
  • A valid study permit (Foreign national students)
  • The South African Qualification Authority’s (SAQA) Evaluation Certificate (foreign qualifications).

Step 4: Submit your application

A confirmation email will be sent to you with all the application information.

READ: TVET Colleges 2024 Application

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Friday: 08h00 – 13h00
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