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The Department of Higher Education and Training assists learners to make informed career and study choices.
Their Khetha platform is a career development service providing free access to career information, advice and guidance through telephone, SMS, social media, face-to-face and outreaches to schools among others.
Call 0860 999 0123 for advice or send an SMS or “Please Call Me” to 072 204 5056
The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) service, is a Government online application system designed for Grade 12 students and other citizens who are seeking admission into post-school education and training for the first time.
It shares applicants National Senior Certificate results with public and private further and higher education institutions across the country, including TVET colleges, universities, Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), and registered private higher institutions.
Institutions with open study places, technical training opportunities, or apprenticeship slots then make them available to the most suitable applicants on the CACH database.
Students who have been declined a place at universities should approach CACH to find a study space. CACH also provides information for school leavers and other prospective students who may not have completed their schooling, to career information, advice and development services.
The Department says young people with the National Senior Certificate qualifications still seeking opportunities for 2018:
use CACH at: www.cach.dhet.gov.za or
call the toll-free number on 0800 356 635.
Send an SMS with a name and ID to 49200
CACH opened 5 January 2018 and closes on 28 February 2018
6 am to 7 pm
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