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Useful List of Western Cape TVET Colleges and Contacts

This list of Western Cape TVET colleges will help you make contact and investigate your best options. Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in South Africa provide important opportunities for qualifying for different careers. 

Western Cape TVET Colleges

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Western Cape TVET colleges offer many vocational education opportunities to help you find employment.

  • 50 registered and accredited public TVET Colleges in South Africa operating on more than 264 campuses spread across rural and urban areas. 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.

Western Cape Private Colleges and their Qualifications

Click here for a list of registered private colleges and also expand your search for alternative study opportunities.

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! 🙂

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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.

Western Cape TVET Colleges

Western Cape TVET NamePostal AddressPhysical AddressContacts
Boland FET CollegePrivate Bag 5068,
Stellenbosch 7599
85 Bird Street
021 886 7111 (t)
021 886 8182 (f)
College of Cape TownPO Box 1054
Cape Town
334 Albert Road
Salt River
Cape Town
021 404 6700 (t)
021 404 6709 (f)
False Bay FET CollegePrivate Bag X25
Westlake Drive
021 701 1919 (t)
021 701 2693 (f)
Northlink FET CollegePrivate Bag X1
Detijger Office Park
Unit 1
Corner Haneslow & McTier
Street Parow
021 970 9064 (t)
021 930 5729 (f)
South Cape FET CollegeP O Box 10400
Tommy Joubert Building (South)
Cnr Courtenay & Cradock Streets
044 884 0359 (t)
044 884 0361 (f)
West Coast FET College OfficePO Box 935
Rainier c/n Kerk Street
Clicks Building 2nd Floor
Voortrekker Road
022 482 1143 (t)
022 487 3983 (f)
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Western Cape TVET Colleges Offer 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 you plan to enrol as to what bursaries are available for the course that you would like to study.
  • During 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:
  1. 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.
  2. That the student has a good academic performance record.

Western Cape 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 Western Cape 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.

International Exchange

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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