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WHAT EXACTLY IS A “TVET” COLLEGE? 

BEEN ASKING YOURSELF THIS QUESTION? NO MORE UNANSWER QUESTIONS, ACANET BRINGS YOU ALL THE ANSWERS YOU’VE BEEN IN NEED OF ALL ALONG… 

“TVET” STAND FOR TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT TVET COLLEGES AIM TO PROVIDE. TVET IS A TERM THST IS USED AROUND THE WORLD AND IT IS THE PART OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT COMBINES EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS TO TRAIN STUDENTS WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT SKILLS NEEDED FOR THEIR FUTURE JOBS AND TASKS. TVET COLLEGES TRAIN YOU TO BE SKILLED IN A SPECIFIC VOCATION OR PROFESSION, WHICH MAKES YOU THE NEEDED ASSET TO THE COMPANY BY EMPLOYERS OR WILL ALLOW YOU TO STUDY FURTHER AT ONE OF SA’s GREAT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY. 


THE COURSES OFFERED AT TVET COLLEGES HAVE BOTH THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL COMPONENTS. THE THEORETICL PART GIVES YOU THE KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED TO OWN YOUR CHOSEN CAREER PATH. THE PRACTICAL COMPONENT OF THE COURSE HELPS YOU BY INSTILLING THIS KNOWLEDGE BY ALLOWING YOU TO LEARN AND TEACHING YOU HOW IT IS APPLIED TO THE PRACTICAL PART OF YOUR DAILY TASKS AND DAILY JOB. SCORE☺ 

VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION. 
BEEN WONDERING WHAT A VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION IS? NO MORE WONDERING NOW, ACANET BRINGS ALL THE ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS. 

WHEN A QUALIFICATION IS A VOCATIONAL, IT MEANS IT IS RELATED TO A SPECIFIC OCCUPATION. THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU CHOOSE TO TOWARDS A QUALIFICATION IN ENGINEERING STUDIES, YOU WILL BE LEARNING HOW TO DO A SPECIFIC JOB IN THE ENGINEERING FIELD, SUCH AS BECOMING AN ELECTRICIAN OR DIESEL MECHANIC. TVET QUALIFICATIONS IN ENGINEERING ARE NOT THE SAME AS ENGINEERING QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED BY UNIVERSITIES. UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS ARE TYPICALLY AIMED AT ALLOWING YOU TO WORK AS A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER, WHERE AS TVET ENGINEERING QUALIFICATIONS TEACH YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONS WITHIN THE ENGINEERING FIELD. TVET QUALIFICATIONS IN ENGINEERING STUDIES CAN QUALIFY YOU TO STUDY TOWARDS A NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING AND EVENTUALLY TOWARDS A BTech DEGREE, WHICH MEANS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO QUALIFY AS A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN. THIS APPLIES TO THE VARIOUS PRACTICAL FIELDS WITHIN THE VOCATIONAL COURSES. 

TVET ENTRY… 
ARE YOU CONCERNED WITH WHETHER DO FIT THE TVET ENTRY CRITERIA? NO NEED TO BE WORRIED ANYMORE, ACANET WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW. 

DO I QUALIFY TO STUDY AT A TVET COLLEGE? 

IN ORDER TO APPLY TO STUDY AT A TVET COLLEGE, YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED GRADE 9 AND BE ATLEAST 16 YEARS OF OLD. (SOME OF THE QUALIFICATIONS HAVE MORE SUBJECT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS THAN OFFERED AT GRADE 9 LEVEL). THIS MEANS THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO STUDY AT A TVET COLLEGE WITHOUT A CONVENTIONAL MATRIC SO THAT YOU CAN START WORKING TOWARDS A SPECIFIC CAREER FROM THE AGE OF 16 AND ENTER THE WORK FORCE AT A YOUNGER AGE.  
ACCESS TO POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION IS ONE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING’S MAJOR CONCERNS. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING HAVE STARTED THE NATIONAL STUDENTS FINANCIAL AID SCHEME (NSFAS), WHICH IS AIMED AT HELPING STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE FINANCIAL MEANS TO STUDY AT A TVET COLLEGE OR PUBLIC UNIVERSITY. CURRENTLY, THROUGH THIS SCHEME, R10 BILLION IS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WHO ARE PERSUING A POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION. STUDENTS WHO MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY AT SUCH A COLLEGE AND QUALIFY FOR A LOAN WILL NEED TO PAY BACK THE LOAN TO NSFAS, BUT, DEPENDING ON YOUR MARKS, UP TO 40% OF YOUR LOAN CAN BECOME A BURSARY THAT YOU ARE NOT EXPECTED TO PAY BACK. 

WHAT TO STUDY… 

STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT TO STUDY AT A TVET COLLEGE? DO NOT WORRY ACANET WILL HELP SOLVE THE PUZZLE FOR YOU. 

TVET COLLEGES OFFER AN EXTREMELY WIDE RANGE OF VOCATIONAL COURSES, PREPARING STUDENTS FOR A NUMBER OF CAREERS. THERE ARE 4 MAIN TYPES OF QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED AT TVET COLLEGES:  

THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL NC(v), 
THE REPORT 191 PROGRAMMES 
THE NATIONAL INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATE (N4) 
THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (N4). 


NATIONAL CERTIFICATION VOCATIONAL (NCV) 


NCV PROGRAMMES BEGI AFTER GRADE 9 AND ARE TYPICALLY THREE-YEARS PROGRAMMES THAT TAKE YOU FROM NQF LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATION (GRADE 9) TO NQF LEVEL 4 QUALIFICATION. THAT IS THE SAME AS LEVEL AS A TRADITIONAL MATRIC, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO APPLY AND STUDY AT MOST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND TO SOME OTHER UNIVERSITY COURSES. 

NCV PROGRAMMES CONSIST OF SEVEN SUBJECTS, TWO RECOGNISED LANGUAGES, ONE MATHEMATICAL SUBJECT, LIFE ORIENTATION AND THREE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS. THE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS ARE WHERE MOST OF YOUR SPECIALISED EDUCATION AND TRAINING WILL TAKE PLACE. ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED AN NCV QUALIFICATION, YOU ARE ABLE TO WORK IN YOUR FIELD AS A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL, OR STUDY FURTHER TOWARDS A HIGHER CERTIFICATE, NATIONAL DIPLOMA, OR BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY DEGREE. 


THE FOLLOWING NCV QUALIFICATIONS ARE OFFERED BY TVET COLLEGES: 

CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION  
DRAWING OFFICE PRACTICE 
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT 
ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION  
ENGINEERING AND RELATED DESIGNS  
FINANCE, ECONOMICS AND ACCOUNTING  
HOSPITALITY  
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 
MANAGEMENT 
MAKERTING  
MECHATRONICS 
OFFICE ADMINISTRATION 
PRIMARY AGRICULTURE  
PRIMARY HEALTH  
PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION  
PROCESS PLANT OPERATIONS 
SAFETY IN SOCIETY 
















NATIONAL CERTIFICATES: 


N1: ENGINEERING STUDIES 
N2: ENGINEERING STUDIES  
N3: ENGINEERING STUDIES  

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DRAWING OFFICE PRACTICE  



NON-NATIONAL CERTIFCATES: 

ENGINEERING CERTIFICATE OF COMPETECY 
INSTALLATION RULES  
SPECIALISED ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CODES  







NATIONAL INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATES AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATES.  

NATIONAL INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATES AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATES ARE QUALIFICATIONS THAT YOU PERSUE AFTER COMPLETING EITHER AN NCV OR REPORT 191 QUALIFICATION. NATIONAL INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATES ARE OFTEN USED IN ORDER TO QUALIFY YOU TO APPLY TO PERSUE A NATIONAL CERTIFICATE WITHOUT HAVING TO REDO SOME YOUR POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION. 


COURSES OFFERED. 
THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATES ARE OFFERED BY TVET COLLEGES IN SOUTH AFRICA: 

N4: ART AND DESIGN  
N4: BUSINESS STUDIES 
N4: CLOTHING PRODUCTION  
N4: EDUCARE 
N4: ENGINEERING STUDIES  
N4: FARMING MANAGEMENT 
N4: FERTILIZER MANUFACTURING 
N4: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT  
N4: HAIR CARE  
N4: HOSPITALITY AND CATERING SERVICES  
N4: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 
N4: ITERIOR DECORATING  
N4: LEGAL SECRETARY  
N4: MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT  
N4: MAKERTING MANAGEMENT  
N4: MEDICAL SECRETARY  
N4: POPULAR MUSIC: COMPOSITION  
N4: POPULAR MUSIC: PERFOMANCE  
N4: POPULAR MUSIC: STUDIO WORKS  
N4: PUBLIC MANAGEMENT  
N4: PUBLIC RELATIONS  
N4: TEXTILES  
N4: TOURISM 



TVET COLLEGES OFFER AN ENORMOUS RANGE OF QUALIFICATIONS. THIS MEAS THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO STUDY TOWARDS A CAREER PATH THAT SUITS YOU AND YOUR LIFESTYLE. 80% OF THE TUITION FEES FOR ALL PROGRAMMES AT PUBLIC TVET COLLEGES ARE SUBSIDISED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THIS MEANS THAT STUDYING AT A TVET COLLEGE IS EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE COMPARED TO OTHER FORMS OF TERTIARY AND POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION. TVET COLLEGES ARE A GREAT OPTION FOR SOMEONE WHO IS UNSURE THAT TERTIARY EDUCATION IS FOR THEM AND WOULD RATHER BECOME QUALIFIED IN A SPECIFIC FIELD TO DO A SPECIFIC JOB. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SPECIFIC TVET COLLEGES AND TO THEM CONTACT THE ACANET HELP DESK 

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