Partnership between Unisa and TVET colleges sealed

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Twelve Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in have been
selected to offer Unisa qualifications on their college campuses under the authority of
Unisa.


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The Director-General of Higher Education and Training, Mr Gwebinkundla Qonde, presided over the signing of the Memoranda of Agreement between the University of South Africa (Unisa) and twelve (12) Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in order for these TVET colleges to offer Unisa qualification on their college campuses under the authority of Unisa.
The basis for formalising the partnership between the university and TVET colleges can be found in section 43 of the Further Education and Training Colleges Act (Act 16 of 2006), now known as the Continuing Education and Training (CET) Act.
The Act states that a public college may only provide higher education programmes under the authority of a higher education institution after permission is granted by the Minister of Higher Education and Training and published in the Government Gazette.
Unisa is one of two public universities that have begun to build partnerships with TVET colleges. Mr Qonde thanked the Vice-Chancellor of Unisa and the TVET college Principals for taking the bold step to embark on this partnership, which showed courage and vision within these education institutions.
The White Paper on Post-School Education and Training, released earlier this year, highlights the need to provide a range of accessible alternatives for young and older people in all post-school education and training institutions, where different parts of the education and training system works together allowing learners to take different pathways that offer high quality learning opportunities with clear linkages between schools, Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges, universities, other providers of education and training and the world of work.
"I am delighted to see that the institutions have decided to implement this initiative with level five Higher Certificate Qualifications, which is the ideal level and qualification type to allow students to articulate from school and TVET college programmes into Diploma and Degree studies', said Mr Qonde.

The TVET colleges and qualifications are as follows:

College of Cape Town
• Higher Certificate in Tourism Management
• Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Early Childhood Development: Foundation Phase)
Eastcape Midlands TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Tourism Management
• Higher Certificate in Banking
Ekurhuleni East TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Tourism Management
False Bay TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Bankin
Flavius Mareka TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences
Gert Sibande TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences
•Higher Certificate in Banking
Letaba TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Banking
Northlink TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Banking
Port Elizabeth TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Banking
• Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences
Umfolozi TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Tourism Management
• Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences
Western TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Banking
• Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences
West Coast TVET College
• Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences
• Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Early Childhood Development: Foundation Phase
These partnerships sends out a clear message that the programme offerings on TVET college sites is expanding and making further learning opportunities accessible to students who would otherwise have been denied access to higher education courses.
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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