TVET Colleges in South Africa

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University is not your only option for furthering your education - TVET Colleges are also a great option. Here is a list of South Africa's TVET colleges. NSFAS funding is available if you study at TVET Colleges.


A TVET college refers to a Technical and Vocational Education and Training college. It is an educational institution that offers practical vocational training programs and technical skills development to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for specific trades or professions.

What is Technical and Vocational Education and Training?

TVET colleges focus on providing hands-on training and practical skills in various fields such as engineering, construction, healthcare, business, hospitality, information technology, and more.

TVET Colleges Near Me

The great thing about the the fact that there are 50 TVET Colleges in South Africa is that there is likely to be a TVET College near you.  Here's a list of the TVET Colleges found in South Africa, according to the province.



Western Cape

Eastern Cape

Free State



Northern Cape

North West

What Courses Do TVET Colleges Offer?

TVET colleges often offer a range of certificate and diploma courses that are shorter in duration compared to traditional higher education programmes.

These courses are designed to prepare students for the job market and provide them with practical skills that can lead to employment opportunities or further studies. So they provide young people with an attractive alternative to higher education.

The programmes offered by TVET colleges are typically tailored to meet the needs of industries and the local job market, ensuring that students who study at a TVET College receive training in areas where there is demand for skilled workers.

TVET colleges play a crucial role in promoting technical and vocational education through their programmes, bridging the skills gap, and addressing the needs of industries. This is to make college studies and training and alternative route for any young student.

They provide an alternative pathway to higher education and offer opportunities for individuals to acquire valuable skills and qualifications that can enhance their employability and career prospects.

Does NSFAS Pay for TVET College Fees for Student?

TVET Colleges are public education institutions governed by the state which means that students who attend these colleges qualify for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme through a NSFAS bursary.

The NSFAS bursary covers more than just a student's fees as the comprehensive NSFAS funding also pays for accommodation (Depending on university policy) and a living allowance.

University students receive funding for books or a laptop, however if you study at one of the public TVET colleges you won't get NSFAS funding for books as the necessary books are given out by the TVET College you study at.

Students also receive NSFAS allowances to cover other student needs.

To find a technical and vocational education and training TVET College near you visit our Where To Study directory.


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