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The Department of Higher Education is currently addressing a longstanding issue regarding the issuance of TVET College certificates, which has persisted since 1992. An update on this matter was recently provided during a Parliamentary Committee meeting.

There are fifty registered and accredited public TVET Colleges in South Africa which operate on more than 264 campuses spread across the rural and urban areas of the country that you can choose from.

Bogus College operators take advantage of students who are looking to gain access to further education, leading to these students wasting years on a fake qualification.

More than one million students are set to pursue higher education qualifications in 2024. Here's what's being to ensure a smooth start to the 2024 academic year. 

TVET Colleges play a critical role in filling the skills gap in South Africa by providing individuals with the knowledge and skills needed for vocational careers. The Higher Education Minister believes the TVET college sector could be significantly improved with the help of industry partners. 

Plans for the 2024 academic year at South African higher education institutions have begun and a schedule showing how the new academic year at TVET colleges will look has been released.

The higher education department is investing billions of rands into improving infrastructure at colleges around South Africa. The aim of this is to improve accessibility and ensure graduates are prepared to thrive in the world of work.


South Africa currently needs at least 60% of students to pursue artisanal training to meet the country’s ever-increasing demand for scarce skills. In the 2023 State Of the National Address, the Higher Education sector continues to target more students entering this qualification.


As the 2023 academic year draws closer for university students, those enrolled at TVET and Community Colleges have already gotten a headstart.

Thousands of students who graduate from institutions of higher learning annually often struggle to secure employment. The higher education department believes that creating industry partnerships is critical in combating this issue.


Last month, a Parliamentary Meeting was held to discuss the funding of higher education, especially after the implementation of the Special Adjustment Budget. Higher education remains protected, but what does this mean for TVET Colleges? 


Today is the last chance for thousands of students to apply for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) funding. These bursaries are highly sought after and cover the costs of the needs of funded students.


There are currently more than 580 000 students enrolled at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in South Africa. Many will graduate this year but will face the challenge of not having enough workplace experience to secure employment.


Obtaining a bursary can take away all the stress associated with the cost of tertiary education, leaving students to focus on their academic work. Friday is the last chance for college students to apply for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) funding.


In the past, financial constraints meant that students from poor and working-class backgrounds could not afford to pursue a tertiary education qualification. However, this has changed with numerous bursary schemes catering to a wide range of students.

The Minister of Higher Education has sent a stern warning to principals of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges regarding their mandate to promote the placement of students.

While obtaining a tertiary education qualification increases your chances of finding a job in South Africa, it does not guarantee you will find employment. The government has committed to placing unemployed graduates.

Funding is often the main barrier for thousands of individuals wanting to obtain a tertiary education. Several funding schemes look to remove this barrier and help thousands of students realise their dreams.


Having a matric certificate or an equivalent qualification could increase your prospects of finding a job or could make you eligible for admission into a tertiary education institution.

More than 66% of South Africans between the ages of 15-years-old and 24-years-old are unemployed.




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