A comprehensive list of Gauteng colleges and their contact details. Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges provide important opportunities for qualifying for different careers.
Gauteng Colleges: Technical Vocational Education and Training
Brief Overview of TVET Colleges
- 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. Public TVET Colleges are established and operated under the authority of the Continuing Education and Training Act 16 of 2006 and report to the Department of Higher Education and Training. Each Province has an office that provides specialised professional support to the public TVET Colleges in that province.
- Public TVET Colleges are subsidised by the state with approximately R6 billion per year.
- There are more than 650 000 students in public TVET Colleges.
List of Gauteng Colleges
The following is a comprehensive list of contact information for colleges in Gauteng.
Apply for Gauteng TVET Bursaries
- The Department of Higher Education and Training offers bursaries that are available for National Certificate Vocational courses and courses at public TVET Colleges to students who meet the criteria. These bursaries are not loans. The bursaries are administered by the National Student Financial Aid Service (NSFAS). Other bursaries are also available, which will vary from college to college. Prospective students should enquire at the college at which they plan to enroll as to what bursaries are available for the course that they would like to study.
- In 2015 approximately 200 000 students at TVET Colleges benefitted from DHET bursaries administered by NSFAS.
- Department of Higher Education and Training, TVET College bursaries that are administered by the NSFAS, are available but are subject to two important criteria:
- The prospective student will be required to undergo a ‘means test’ that will indicate that the student really does need financial assistance. A means test is not an actual test that you must be afraid of – it usually questions about your personal situation in order to see if you are someone who must be assisted.
- That the student has a good academic performance record.
- Prospective students who believe that they may meet these criteria should contact their nearest public TVET College. The college will provide the application forms and oversee the application process.
|College Name||Postal Address||Physical Address||Tel, Fax no. & Website / Email|
|Central JHB FET College||Private Bag 70500|
|5 Ubla Street|
|011 484 1388 / 351 6000 (t)|
011 642 7358 / 484 2738 (f)
|Ekurhuleni East FET College||Private Bag X79|
|Sam Ngema Road Kwa-Thema|
|011 736 4400 730 6600 (t)|
011 736 1489 / 9909 (f)
|Ekurhuleni West FET College||Private Bag x1030|
|Crn Driendek Street & Sol Road|
|086 139 2111 (t)|
011 323 1601 (f)
|Sedibeng FET College||Private Bag X020|
|37 Voortrekker Street|
|016 422 6645/8 (t)|
016 422 6930/ 6646 (f)
|South West Gauteng FET College||Private Bag X33|
|Crn Klip Valley & Union Road|
|011 984 1260/ 086 176 8849 (t)|
011 945 1881 / 984 1262 (f)
|Tshwane North FET College||PO Box 26193|
|Cnr Potgieter & Pretorius Street|
|012 401 1600 / 1999 (t)|
012 323 8683 (f)
|Tshwane South FET College||Private Bag X1018|
|85 Francis Baard|
(formerly known as Schoeman Street)
|086 144 1111 (t)|
012 373 8032 / 664 8358 (f)
|Western College for FET||Private BagX17|
|011 692 4082 / 4004 (t)|
011 692 3404 / 2880 (f)
Other TVET Colleges in South Africa
TVET Modes of Delivery
Different colleges may offer qualifications in different ways – this is referred to as a ‘mode of delivery’. Some colleges also offer blended learning (e-learning) facilities for some course content. A number of the larger campuses have Open Learning Centres. Further information can be given by the college on this aspect when applying or enrolling for course admission.
What are TVET Qualifications Worth in Industry?
In an effort to ensure that courses are relevant to the needs of commerce and industry, public colleges go to great lengths to secure linkages and partnerships with key role-players in commerce and industry and with the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s). A number of colleges have a management division devoted to this aspect.
Job Shadowing and Practical Workplace Exposure
Public TVET colleges try as far as possible to facilitate job shadowing and practical workplace opportunities for top performing students. Many campuses also operate simulated enterprises to augment the need for practical exposure related to the course of study.
In an increasingly globalised labour market, a number of public TVET Colleges have international partnerships with similar institutions in various parts of the world. This ensures that education and training is internationally benchmarked with best practice in diverse international settings
Here are links to the lists of the wide range of Job Qualifications that are now available:
Qualifications lead you to the providers that are accredited to deliver them.
- NQF. Level 1 and 2 for those with little or no high school and limited if any work experience.
- Exciting NQF Level 3 qualifications for those with some high school and little or no work experience.
- NQF Level 4 qualifications for Matriculants or experienced workers.
- List of NQF L5 qualifications for specialists.
- NQF L6 for professionals.
This is a comprehensive list of currently registered learnerships, click this link to see what opportunities to look out for. A pipeline of new qualifications is being developed, so there’s a lot of stuff to keep up to date with! Follow Keep Climbing and keep up to date! 🙂
Private Colleges and their Qualifications
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