TVET Colleges Taking Online 2nd Semester Applications for 2024 Academic Year

If you missed your college registration in January, you’d be happy to know that other TVET colleges have already opened online applications for the 2nd-semester intake of 2024.

You can enroll in courses such as office admin, information technology, engineering, and many more that might interest your career path.

In this guide, you will not only get a list of colleges taking applications right now but also a walk-through of the application process, providing you with all the necessary information to get started.

Let’s dive right in.

Understanding TVET Colleges

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in South Africa provide vital education and training opportunities that help students prepare for specific occupations and professions.

These colleges are an excellent choice for individuals seeking practical skills and career-oriented education.

TVET colleges in South Africa focus on vocational and occupational education, aiming to address the skill shortages in the country.

They offer a range of courses that include engineering, health care, hospitality, information technology, and many others. These programs are designed to provide students like yourself with practical skills and theoretical knowledge, making you ready for the workforce or further education.

If you’re considering applying to a TVET college, here are the colleges now open and taking online applications.

Which Colleges Are Open For Application 2024?

Here are the TVET colleges taking applications online.

ProvinceColleges
Western CapeNorthlink, Boland, College of Cape Town, West Coast, False Bay
GautengCentral Johannesburg
North WestOrbit
KZNUmfolozi, Elangeni, Majuba
Eastern CapeIkhala, King Hintsa, Lovedale
Free StateGoldfields
MpumalangaNkangala

Step-by-Step Guide to Applying at TVET Colleges

Choose Your Course and College

Before applying, you need to decide which course you want to pursue and at which college. Consider factors such as the college’s location, the quality of education, tuition fees, and the facilities provided. Research various colleges online to find out what courses they offer and their reputation.

Check Admission Requirements

Each course at a TVET college might have different admission requirements. Generally, you need to have completed Grade 9, 10, 11, or 12, depending on the level of the course you are interested in. Check the specific requirements for the course you want to apply for on the college’s website or contact the college directly.

Gather Necessary Documents

You will need to provide several documents during the application process, including:

  • A certified copy of your ID or passport
  • A certified copy of your latest school results
  • Proof of residence
  • A completed application form

Submit Your Application

Applications can be submitted online or in person, depending on the college. For online applications, visit the college’s website and follow their application process. If applying in person, visit the college to submit your documents and fill out the application form.

Pay the Application Fee

Most TVET colleges require an application fee. This fee can vary from one college to another. Ensure you know the amount and the payment method accepted by the college.

Attend Any Required Interviews or Tests

Some courses may require you to attend an interview or pass a specific test as part of the admission process. Make sure you are prepared and arrive on time for these assessments.

Receive Your Admission Status

After your application has been processed, the college will inform you about your admission status. You might receive this notification via email, SMS, or a letter.

Register and Start Classes

Once accepted, you will need to register for your courses at the college. Pay any required fees, and you are ready to start your classes according to the college’s academic calendar.

Does NSFAS Support TVET Colleges?

Yes, you can apply for NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) funding to study at a TVET college in South Africa.

NSFAS provides financial assistance to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to pursue higher education but lack the financial means to do so.

To be eligible for NSFAS funding at a TVET college, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Plan to enroll at one of the 50 registered and accredited public TVET Colleges in South Africa.
  • Come from a household with a combined annual income of less than R350,000.
  • Apply to study at a TVET college for a qualification that is supported by NSFAS.

Avoid Bogus Colleges

There will be colleges that are recently deregistered due to compliance issues with the department but still offer courses to unsuspected students trying to better their lives with education.

You’d want to learn how to identify red flags of bogus colleges, to avoid losing your hard-earned money to pay for study fees.