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If you're looking for financial aid for your tertiary education, you may be considering applying with NSFAS. Here's a guide on how to apply online at NSFAS.

If you’ve been looking for funding for your studies, you may have come across the the term NSFAS. You may be wondering: what is NSFAS? Let’s take a look at what NSFAS is and what it can do for you.

Making the decision to pursue a higher education is always a positive step forward. However, choosing the best course and following the application process can be complicated and daunting. Here are the steps to submitting your application if you are planning to study through Unisa

Do you have work experience but lack the qualification to back it up? Recognition of Prior Learning is an excellent way to get your expertise accredited.

School leavers, undergraduates and graduates can earn money, and experience from holiday jobs. It can also help you get a head start in your career. Apply through a recruitment company to get a reputable holiday job.

It's that time of year again when high school students start to seriously consider their college applications. Here are some insights to help you secure your place.

Generation Y – also known as millennials – are fast infiltrating management positions.

Future careers in the financial services industry will undoubtedly require a skills set comprising finance and information technology.

How do you produce a qualified, competent learner? This 5-step training cycle helps assessors equip learners with the skills they really need.

Standard Bank has started a crowd funding initiative to help young people access financial assistance to further their studies through the Feenix website.

Do you want to be your own boss? Do you like working with your hands? If you think this profession would suit you find out how to become a plumber.

Are you ready to move into a managerial role? If you are looking for a new challenge or a promotion at work it might be a good idea to start preparing yourself for a senior position.

what is the NQF?

What is the NQF? Saqa is responsible for running the National Qualifications Framework, or NQF. The NQF originally consisted of eight levels but was later increased to ten levels. The NQF levels run from Adult Basic Education and Training all the way up to doctoral degrees.

Whilst both academic and professional qualifications are recognised and controlled by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and both are indicative of a certain level of achievement, the levels of recognition of these forms of qualification are not always on par.

Would you like to become an artisan? What is an artisan? There is a huge demand for qualified artisans in South Africa and now is a good time to pursue this line of work. But what is an artisan? Let's find out.

Do you need financial assistance in order to study further? Pursuing a higher education through a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College might be the answer.

There is a need for assessors and moderators to be qualified and registered. Many in the education sector seem to overlook the distinction between these two terms.

‘Vocational training’ is a phrase that is often used by education and training institutions. But what exactly does it mean, and how will it benefit your career?

Do you want to get your driver's licence? Or does the thought of being behind the wheel scare you? Fight your fears and enhance every area of your life through this essential skill.

New and different careers are emerging as the wants and needs of people change, find your place in an evolving job market.

Do you want to make a difference? If you feel called to the teaching sector there are a few things you need to know.

A new tool developed by SALDRU allows South Africans to compare their take-home pay with the rest of the country.

Do you want to know where the money is? Check out the five highest paying jobs in South Africa.

Want to redo Matric? Maybe you failed the first time around, or you just want to improve your marks. There are many options open to you; let's take a look at one government initiative.

Do you have years of work experience but no matric certificate? Has this left you feeling marginalised and undervalued? With the employment rate at an all time low it is important to explore the options available to South Africans in this position in order to make use of this underrated skills source.

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