FET Colleges


Now known as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, what were previously called FET colleges provide after-school education for those who choose not to attend a traditional university. Offering courses in a wide variety of fields, TVET or FET colleges focus on providing education and training to students in marketable and practical skills to allow them to qualify to do a myriad of jobs. TVET or FET colleges offer a popular alternative to university studies for students who were not accepted to study a degree and are of great import in South Africa. The number of TVET colleges is increasing rapidly, providing students with marketable skills and the ability to do essential jobs. This is how TVET or FET colleges will change the lives of hundreds of thousands of South Africans.

STADIO is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Truida Oosthuizen as the tertiary institution's new Head of the School of Administration and Management.

When thinking about study options, many young people automatically think of a public university and a three year degree as their best, if not only way, to get a foot in the door to a successful career.

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. 

When doing research on where to study, it’s important to make sure that the course that you choose aligns with your passion. If you aim to be more of a hands-on person, then studying at a TVET college could be best suited for you.

Students who have been turned away by universities should not be discouraged as they can still apply at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges

Again this year, hundreds of thousands of disappointed students will be turned away by the handful of universities in South Africa that can simply not accommodate the demand from prospective first-year students qualified for admission to university. Fortunately, there is a smart solution for savvy students, and it is a solution that also offers a host of benefits.

The main objective of the Khayelitsha Skills Development Summit was to create a
roadmap towards developing the skills, competency and progress of the community of
Khayelitsha in order to advance economic and social upliftment.

Taung Agricultural College in the North West has received a donation of US $1
million from Danish company Haldor Topsøe, which specialises in research and

The shortage of artisan and engineering skills in the country has prompted
government to focus on and promote study and job "opportunities' in this
sector. But are these opportunities really available to everyone?

The demand for skills in South Africa must be met by moving away from a
university-based post school education and training system. According to
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande there should be
greater diversification.

Bogus FET colleges are popping up across the country and the Department of
Higher Education and Training has urged students, parents and guardians to
ensure that the institutions they enrol with are legally registered.

Members of the successful 2013 matric class in the Western Cape can still
enrol for studies in 2014. Opportunities to obtain a globally sought after
qualification in the manufacturing sector are still up for grabs to qualifying
applicants in Cape Town.

FET College students gathered for the historical launch of a new independent
student body which is mandated to address the challenges facing young
people in these educational facilities.

Limpopo police have appealed to all Seshego students who have been ripped off by
the FET college scam to come forward and provide details. The Seshego FET College
in Zone 7 has officially been closed down.

Students from the Mmabatho College of Nursing have agreed to return to class and end their demands for better accommodation after plans to construct a new nursing college to the tune of R300 million were confirmed.

Students from the Mmabatho College of Nursing have been engaging in strike action for two weeks. They are demanding that the North West Department of Health put an end to the bursary system and improve their accommodation.

An agreement between the Department of Public Works and FET colleges which will fall under the umbrella of the Expanded Public Works Programme, will see over 32 0000 learners receive practical training and exposure to the job market. Since its inception the EPWP has created approximately one million job opportunities.




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