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.
TVET Colleges are perfect for students who are in need of practical training - for instance, students who wish to pursue a career in mechanics, electrical engineering, hairdressing just to mention a few.
If you want to do practical work, advisably choose a course at a TVET and run with it - as these institutions of higher learning focus primarily on practical work as opposed to universities that have more theory than practical learning.
There’s a high skill shortage in the engineering sector, and the government plans to meet this demand. This, in turn, will mean higher chances of employment after graduation.
If you want to study at a TVET college, the meaning requirement is that you have passed grade 9 in high school should you want to study for an NCV course.
But if you don’t meet this requirement, you will write a skills test because not everyone has access to their grade 9 reports and most mature students choose this option.
Nated is an option for individuals who have passed grade 11 and/or failed grade 12. The most amazing part is that there is funding should you are in a position of grade 9 and higher.
Below are the TVET colleges and links to more information about each one.
7. Buffalo City TVET College
8. Eastcape Midlands TVET College
9. Ikhala TVET College
10. Ingwe TVET College
11. King Hintsa TVET College
12. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College
13. Lovedale TVET College
14. Port Elizabeth TVET College
22. Central Johannesburg TVET College
23. Ekurhuleni East TVET College
24. Ekurhuleni West TVET College
25. Sedibeng TVET College
26. Southwest Gauteng TVET College
27. Tshwane North TVET College
28. Tshwane South TVET College
29. Western College for TVET
30. Coastal TVET College
31. Elangeni TVET College
32. Esayidi TVET College
33. Majuba TVET College
34. Mnambithi TVET College
35. Mthashana TVET College
36. Thekwini TVET College
37. Umfolozi TVET College
38. Umgungundlovu TVET College
When applying at a TVET college, you need not bring much as these are the initial stages of your application. You can include the following:
- A copy of the first page of your Identity Document must accompany this application.
- A copy of your Senior Certificate, National Senior Certificate, or highest qualification must be submitted with your application.
- Proof of residential address of parents/guardian.