TVET Calendar For 2021 Has Been Released

The Department has released the TVET calendar for 2021. This calendar has had to take into account the delays in the academic year as well as the exam and results release. Minister Nzimande also gave updates on the TVET sector recently. 

The Department has released the TVET calendar for 2021. This calendar has had to take into account the delays in the academic year as well as the exam and results release. Minister Nzimande also gave updates on the TVET sector recently. 

National Certificate Vocational (NCV)

Term 1 (L2)

Term 1 consists of 48 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 25 January
  • Classes end 1 April
  • Supplementary Examinations 10 March - 1 April
  • College closes 1 April

Term 1 (L3 & L4)

Term 1 consists of 38 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 8 February
  • Classes end 1 April
  • Supplementary Examinations 10 March - 1 April
  • College closes 1 April

Term 2 (L2, L3 & L4)

Term 2 consists of 44 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 12 April
  • Classes end 14 June
  • College closes 14 June

Term 3 (L2, L3 & L4)

Term 3 consists of 51 lecturing days. There are also 14 days for internal examinations.

  • Classes start 8 July
  • Classes end 17 September
  • College closes 17 September

Term 4 (L2, L3 & L4)

Term 4 consists of 23 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 27 September
  • Classes end 27 October
  • Exam Dates 28 October - 26 November
    • Life Skills & Computer Literacy (P2) 21 - 27 October
  • College closes 8 October

Report 191: Business and Utility Studies

Semester 1 Term 1

Semester 1 Term 1 consists of 48 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 25 January
  • Classes end 1 April
  • College closes 1 April

Semester 1 Term 2

Semester 1 Term 2 consists of 28 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 12 April
  • Classes end 21 May
  • Exam Dates 24 May - 14 June
  • College closes 14 June

Semester 2 Term 3

Semester 2 Term 3 consists of 47 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 14 July
  • Classes end 17 September
  • College closes 17 September

Semester 2 Term 4

Semester 2 Term 4 consists of 30 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 27 September
  • Classes end 8 November
  • Exam Dates 9 November - 30 November
  • College closes 8 December

Report 191: Natural Science Studies

Trimester 1 (N1, N5, N6)

Trimester 1 (N1, N5, N6) consists of 47 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 25 January
  • Classes end 31 March
  • Exam Dates 1 April - 23 April
  • College closes 23 April

Trimester 1 (N2, N3, N4)

Trimester 1 (N2, N3, N4) consists of 37 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 8 February
  • Classes end 31 March
  • Exam Dates 1 April - 23 April
  • College closes 23 April

Trimester 2 

Trimester 2 consists of 45 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 20 May
  • Classes end 22 July
  • Exam Dates 23 July - 13 August
  • College closes 13 August

Trimester 3 

Trimester 3 consists of 47 lecturing days.

  • Classes start 8 September
  • Classes end 12 November
  • Exam Dates 15 November - 3 December
  • College closes 8 December

The Department has stated:

No deviation from this approved calendar is allowed without priot approval by the Director-General of the Department of Higher Education and Training.

The Internal Examinations may be conducted either in the second or third term, for a maximum of fourteen days for NC(V).

The NC(V) Supplementary Examinations should not disrupt teaching contact time.

View the full calendar here.

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