What Is An FET College

What Is An FET College

What Is An FET College

A FET College, which stands for Further Education and Training College, Presently known as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges is a post-secondary educational institution that offers vocational training and post-secondary education to individuals who have completed their basic education (usually high school) and want to acquire practical skills, knowledge, and qualifications that are relevant to specific careers or industries.

FET Colleges are widespread in nations that follow a similar educational structure to South Africa, where the notion of Further Education and Training is a key aspect of the education system. The language and organisation may alter from one country to the next, but the core goal of delivering actual vocational education and training stays similar.

READ: Courses Offered At TVET Colleges

Programs Offered At FET Colleges

FET Colleges provide a variety of vocational and occupational programmes aimed to educate students for careers in fields such as engineering, business, health care, hospitality, computer technology, and others. The programmes often focus on hands-on training and practical skill development, to provide students with the knowledge and abilities needed to enter the job immediately after completing their studies. Some common programs offered at FET Colleges are :

  •  Art and Design(Art and Design)
  •  Cosmetology(Cosmetology)
  •  Business Management(Business Management)
  •  Information Communication Technology(ICT)
  •  Electronics Engineering(Electronics Engineering)
  • Human Resource Management(HRM)
  •  Management(Management )
  •  Marketing(Marketing)
  •  Financial Management(Financial Management)
  •  Music Performance (Music Performance )Certificate in Mechanical Engineering(Mechanical Engineering)
  •  Electrical Engineering(Electrical Engineering)
  •  Office Administration(Office Administration)
  •  Hospitality(Hospitality )
  • Motor Trade(Motor Trade)
  •  Travel and Tourism(Travel and Tourism)
  •  Clothing Production(Clothing Production)
  •  Hair Care(Hair Care)
  •  Building and Civil Engineering(Building and Civil Engineering)
  • Making
  •  Finance Economics and Accounting
  • Studio Work

FET College Application Documents Required

Documentation needed for FET college applications differs based on the institution and the country’s education system. However, the general requirements are;

  • Copy Certified of latest school report
  • statement of result
  • Grade 9 or higher
  • GET Certificate
  • ABET Level 4 Certificate
  • N1
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the requirements for access
  • 3 certified copies of ID of the Learner
  • 3 certified copies of ID of the Parent/Legal Guardian
  • One ID-size photo
  • National Identification card for South African citizens.
  • A passport for international students.
  • A stay permit (for international students)
  • A working cell number.
  • A working and unique email address.

READ: TVET Colleges Application For 2024

How To Apply For FET College

The application procedure for a Further Education and Training (FET) College varies based on the college and country. However, the general application procedure for FET Colleges is provided below. Follow the step-by-step- guide to apply to FET College;

  • Identify the FET College of your choice.
  • Identify the course you wish to study and ensure you meet the admission requirements of the course
  • Visit the official website of the college to access the online application form
  • Complete the application form with the required information
  • Upload and attach the required supporting documents
  •  Submit your completed application before the closing date.

READ: TVET Colleges Online Application 2024 Open

Contact Details

Visit Us
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

For more information visit the TVET Colleges official website. I hope the provided information is helpful, share your thoughts below in the comment section.


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