Diversity Awareness

Registered Private TVET College

With quality education being one of the cornerstones of the LearnMe brand, LearnMe is happy to announce that it has been registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a private college in terms of the Continuing Education and Training Act, No.16 of 2006 as amended (hereafter referred to as “the CET Act”) and the Regulations for the Registration of Private Further Education and Training Colleges, 2007 (hereafter referred to as “the Regulations”).

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What does registration as a private Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college mean?

Registration as a private TVET college means that legal authority or licence has been granted to a private college to offer qualifications that are registered at Levels 2, 3 or 4 of the NQF. This is done by the Director General who is the Registrar of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Private Colleges.

TVET stands for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. At the TVET College a student receives education and training which relates to a specific range of jobs, employment or entrepreneurial possibilities.

TVET colleges fall under the Department of Higher Education and Training. They focus on “vocational and occupational education and training with (the) aim of preparing students to become functional workers in a skilled trade”. While universities require a bachelor’s pass at matric level, TVET colleges accept students who’ve passed Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12.

Why does the Department of Education register private colleges?

The aim of registering private TVET colleges is to protect the students and the public. The Department hopes to achieve this aim by only registering or licensing private TVET colleges that:

  • Offer qualifications that are registered on the NQF;
  • Have the capacity, resources and expertise to offer quality education and training;
  • Offer programs that comply with the TVET quality assurance requirements and criteria; and
  • Adhere to ethical business practices.

By regulating private colleges that offer TVET qualifications, government aims to ensure that, while it protects students and the public, it also creates an environment that protects legitimate private colleges.

In the further education and training level there are both private and public colleges. Students who are looking to study at a private college should ensure that the college they want to apply to is registered and that the course they plan to do is accredited.

Who must register as a private TVET college?

Only private education institutions offering or proposing to offer full qualifications that are registered at Levels 2 to 4 of the NQF must register with the Department of Education as private TVET colleges.

What does providing further education and training mean?

Providing further education and training is defined as taking responsibility for:

  • Registration of students for qualifications that are registered at Levels 2, 3 or 4 of the NQF;
  • Provision and delivery of the curriculum; and
  • Assessment of students

Why is a TVET qualification advantageous?

A big benefit of attending a TVET college is the high focus on the employability of students where part of the curriculum requires the students to complete experiential training (internships and apprenticeships), which helps build experience on their CV.

If you want to find out more on how LearnMe can help you with your TVET needs, then please give us a call or fill out the form below and we will get in contact with you.