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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, previously FET Colleges, provide students with after-school education should they not go on to attend a traditional university. TVET colleges offer courses in a wide variety of fields, with a focus on giving students marketable and practical skills. This is of great importance as there are many professions that society depends on and yet very few people are studying them. TVET colleges offer a popular alternative to university studies for students who were not accepted to study a degree. The number of TVET colleges is increasing rapidly, providing students with marketable skills and the ability to do essential jobs as artisans.


Funding your tertiary education can be challenging, but the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) aims to provide financial support to students who are in need. If you're a TVET college student, here's how NSFAS funding works. 


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.


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.

 


 After completing school, many students would like to further their education. This in the hope of gaining skills that would make them employable in the South African job market.


Westlake Campus CBMT lecturer, Mr Aphiwe Adonisi, and other False Bay TVET College lecturers participated in the four-month-long Project-Based Teaching and Learning Programme for artisan trades. The programme is supported by the Department of Higher Education & Training, GIZ and Skills Development for the Green Economy (SD4GE) II. 


"Almost all TVET college students do not have devices to work online, and do not have access to data, various other support initiatives have been explored to support students remotely, whilst simultaneously working on acquiring devices for all NSFAS students" Dr Nzimande


Many people are still unaware of the study opportunities government has provided through public Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges.


TVET is an abbreviation for Technical and Vocational Education and Training and they provide practical education in skills and trades that are in demand in business and industry.


Terminology related to education in South Africa can often be very confusing, particularly when learners and prospective students need to consider the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and talk of accreditation and registration.


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.


The failure rate of new small businesses in South Africa is estimated between 70 % and 80%. This failure rate is among the highest in the world. 


The symbol of success is not a "suit and tie" it is the ability to contribute to the fabric of society. These were the words of Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Mr Buti Manamela at the roll out of the Decade of the Artisan advocacy campaign.


Western and Northern Cape Regions hosted the first two of three Career Festivals as part of TVET month, on 21 and 22 of August.


MasterCard and ATI partnership trains over 200 TVET trainers across SA, addressing critical deficit in technical training system 


False Bay TVET College is an active participant in the MOT Programme. This is a programme that originated in Norway and aims to give students certain tools to help them develop into strong and resilient members of society.


January 2019, the then Minister of Higher Education, Minister Naledi Pandor indicated that the Department of Higher Education and Training will support President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bold plan to create 257 000 job per annum by promoting entrepreneurship in the post-school sector.

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