KwaZulu Natal Colleges offer a range of choices. Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges provide important opportunities for qualifying for different careers.
KwaZulu Natal Colleges
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.
TVET: KwaZulu Natal Colleges
The following is a comprehensive list of contact information for TVET colleges in KwaZulu-Natal.
|KZN TVET College Name||Postal Address||Physical Address||Tel, Fax no. & Website / Email|
|Coastal FET College||P O Box 1795|
|No 50051 Old Main Road|
|031 905 7000/1 (t)|
031 905 1399 (f)
|Elangeni FET College||Private Bag X9032|
|15 Portsmouth Road|
|031 716 6700 (t)|
031 716 6777 (f)
|Esayidi FET College||Private Bag X713|
Nelson Mandela Drive
|039 684 0110 (t)|
039 684 0280 (f)
|Majuba FET College||Private Bag X6602|
|83 Allen Street|
|034 326 4888 / 4596 (t)|
034 326 4889 / 4855 (f)
|Mnambithi FET College||Private Bag|
|77 Murchison Street|
|036 637 4782 (t)|
036 631 4146 (f)
|Mthashana FET College||PO Box 9424|
|266 South Street|
|034 980 1010 (t)|
034 981 5337 (f)
|Thekwini FET College||Private Bag|
|262 Daintree Avenue|
|031 250 8400 / 8200 (t)|
031 208 3653 (t)
031 250 8244 (f)
|Umfolozi FET College||Private Bag X5023|
|035 902 9501 (t)|
035 789 2585 (f)
|Umgungundlovu FET College||Private Bag X9060|
|44 Burger Street|
|086 010 5790 (t)|
086 631 3657 (f)
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TVET College Bursaries
- The Department of Higher Education and Training offers bursaries which 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 enrol 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 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.
About TVET College Education and Training
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 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
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