What is TVET?

TVET is an abbreviation for Technical Vocational Education and Training.


The focus of this website is on public Technical Vocational Education and Training that is offered at colleges.


Technical Vocational Education and Training courses are vocational or occupational by nature meaning that the student receives education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs or employment possibilities.  Under certain conditions, some students may qualify for admission to a University of Technology to continue their studies at a higher level in the same field of study as they were studying at the TVET College.


In this website many of the aspects mentioned here and in the TVET Overview will be further explained and contact details provided where appropriate.

Useful Information and Links



Info / Link

Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)

DHET HELPLINE Contact Number

0800 87 2222

Public Colleges Contact Details

CONTACT DETAILS list of all public TVET Colleges

Click Here

DHET TVET Colleges Bursary Scheme (Administered by NSFAS)

Prospective students who have applied for courses linked to the aforementioned bursary, may visit the NSFAS website for further information.

Click Here

2015 DHET Examination Time Tables

The 2015 DHET Examination Time Tables have been made available for download in the Newsflash section below

See Newsflashes for info

Career Development Advice and Guidance Services (DHET) For assistance in planning your study and career choices     
0860 35 66 35
086 999 0123
SMS 072 204 5056 with your name and telephone contact number and a career advisor will call you back.


Newsflashes / Announcements
Looking for work integrated learning, or someone to employ in work-based learning? 2016-04-20
Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) to host a policy round-table on 17 February 2016-02-01
Beware of bogus private Colleges 2016-01-26
Opportunities for the Class of 2015 in Post School Education and Training 2016-01-12
Help for matriculants wanting to enrol 2016-01-07