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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.

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.

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.

During the third quarter of 2021, unemployment reached 34,9% in South Africa. This means that more than one-third of people living in the country do not have work. 

Hundreds of thousands of people looking to upskill themselves every year in South Africa. The great thing is that there are so many options for people to choose from in South Africa. 

Many people in South Africa do not have Matric, which is due to various reasons that are often out of their control so they are always looking for alternatives. People are always looking to further their education and one way to do this is through TVET Colleges.This poses the question, 'Can you do TVET College courses without a matric?'. 

As matriculants await National Senior Certificate results, its important that they know the options that they have post matric.

The Department of Higher Education and Training has mentioned that our country is in need of certain skills, and there is a massive shortage of artisans in South Africa. 

You might be considering to go to a TVET college for you vocational certificate, please read for further details.


Should you not meet the requirements for entry at a university, the Department of Higher Education and Training has Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges available for students to study at. 




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