Who Should Sign Up For CACH?

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If you want to begin studying towards a qualification but have not secured placement in time, then you should consider registering for CACH. 

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The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) assists prospective students through the university application process. They do this by allowing applicants to upload their information which is then considered by institutions for placements. 

Matthew Makgopela, a project coordinator at the Department of Higher Education and Training, explains who can benefit from CACH's services.

CACH is meant for anybody who's still looking for a place of study at the undergraduate level. It's a free government service—no fees attached.

Makgopela explains that once an applicant registers on CACH, their details are loaded onto the database. Higher Education institutions with available space log onto the system and search for applicants meeting the criteria for the academic programmes they offer.

They then offer placement to suitable candidates. 

Anyone seeking undergraduate education can sign up for CACH. Individuals born from the year 2000 can register on the CACH system

The scope of CACH extends beyond traditional university placements. Makgopela elaborates, "We cover both public and private institutions. Learners have the option to choose whether they want their information shared with private institutions."

Beyond facilitating placements, CACH offers a plethora of auxiliary services. Makgopela highlights that Through CACH, organisations can access learner profiles for opportunities like internships and scholarships. It serves as a dynamic platform connecting learners with various opportunities.

Makgopela emphasises that the beauty of CACH lies in its role as a facilitator rather than a gatekeeper

CACH acts as a middleman, providing information to colleges, universities, and organisations offering learnerships and scholarships. Once enrolled in CACH, students need not apply directly to individual institutions.

Makgopela concludes that it does not matter Whether you're a recent graduate or someone seeking career advancement, CACH streamlines the tertiary education application process, offering a centralised platform to start your academic journey.


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