What Courses Are Offered At TVET Colleges

What Courses Are Offered At TVET Colleges

What Courses Are Offered At TVET Colleges

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (abbreviated TVET) comprises vocational, occupational and Artisan education and training as offered by TVET Colleges. This band of education and training is also referred to as ‘post-school’, meaning that it refers to education and training that takes place after leaving school, even if only with a Grade 9 completed.

TVET Colleges offer a wide spectrum of programs that cater to diverse career aspirations and contribute significantly to economic growth and development. These colleges equip students with the skills they need to flourish in many sectors and contribute to their community’s economic prosperity.

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TVET Colleges Courses Offered

TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) colleges offer a diverse range of programmes aimed at providing practical skills and training for certain sectors. The precise programmes offered differ for each institution, however, these are some common courses at TVET Colleges:

Trades and Artisan Skills:

  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plumbing and Pipefitting
  •  Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance
  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Bricklaying and Masonry

Engineering and Technology:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science and IT Support
  • Telecommunications
  • Renewable Energy Technology

Business and Management:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management

Health and Wellness:

  • Nursing and Patient Care
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Pharmacy Assistance
  • Dental Assisting
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiography

Hospitality and Tourism:

  • Hotel Management
  • Culinary Arts and Chef Training
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Food and Beverage Service

Agriculture and Environmental Studies:

  •  Agriculture
  • Horticulture and Landscaping
  • Forestry and Wood Technology
  • Environmental Management
  • Animal Husbandry

Creative Arts and Design:

  • Graphic Design
  •  Fashion Design and Clothing Production
  • Interior Design
  • Multimedia and Animation
  • Performing Arts (Theatre, Music, Dance)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT):

  • Networking and Infrastructure
  • Software Development and Programming
  •  Web Design and Development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Media Production

Early Childhood Education:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Preschool Teaching and Management
  • Child Care and Education

Social Services and Community Development:

  • Social Work
  • Community Development
  • Youth Development
  • Counselling

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TVET Colleges Courses General Requirement

The particular admission requirement for TVET college courses varies based on the college, programme, and level of study. There are, however, certain common requirements that apply to many TVET college courses. The general admission requirements for TVET Colleges 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

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Contact Details

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123 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria, South Africa

Contact Details
0800 87 2222  |  callcentre@dhet.gov.za

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

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