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TVET College Calendar 2024



TVET College Calendar 2024

TVET College Calendar 2024.Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges play a vital role in molding the future workforce of South Africa. These institutions serve as incubators for skilled individuals destined to become artisans, engineers, and business leaders. The Higher Education Department has recently disclosed the official 2024 TVET College calendar, shedding light on the upcoming academic year’s structure.

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 Shaping the Future| The Role of TVET Colleges

TVET Colleges are instrumental in shaping the next generation of South African artisans. Graduates from these colleges acquire a diverse set of skills, preparing them for various technical and vocational careers. This education equips them to either secure employment or explore entrepreneurial opportunities.

Overview of TVET Colleges in South Africa

South Africa boasts fifty TVET colleges with over 250 campuses. These institutions offer comprehensive training across disciplines such as engineering, media, hospitality, business, utilities, and tourism.

The 2024 TVET College Year

NCV Programmes

Term 1 classes for National Certificate (Vocational) [NC(V)] programmes will commence on 15 January and conclude on 10 March. Supplementary examinations will take place from 13 February to 8 March. Term 2 begins on 3 April, ending on 14 June. Term 3, including 14 days allocated for internal examinations, kicks off on 9 July and concludes on 20 September. The academic year wraps up in Term 4, starting on 1 October and ending on 1 November, with additional components and examinations concluding on 6 December. The year closes on 11 December, providing students with 177 lecturing days and 210 staff service days.

NATED Courses

For Business and Utility Studies, Semester 1 classes commence on 8 January and conclude on 20 March. Term 2 of the first semester starts on 3 April and ends on 17 May, with examinations from 20 May to 14 June. Semester 2’s Term 3 commences on 9 July, concluding on 20 September. Term 4 starts on 1 October, ending on 1 November, with examinations from 5 November to 6 December. The year concludes on 11 December, summing up to 153 lecturing days and 210 staff service days.

NATED Natural Science Studies

Trimester 1 classes start on 8 January and end on 20 March. Examinations for this trimester take place from 25 March to 19 April, with the colleges closing on 19 April. Trimester 2 commences on 13 May, concluding on 20 May, and examinations from 24 July to 16 August, with the colleges closing on 16 August. Trimester 3 starts on 2 September, ending on 10 September, with examinations from 15 November to 9 December. The year wraps up on 11 December, resulting in 142 lecturing days and 210 staff service days.

More About TVET College Programmes

National Certificate (Vocational) Programmes (NC[V])

NC(V) Courses, serving as an alternative to a Matric Certificate, focus on cultivating students in specialized areas, providing them with the skills and knowledge essential for a prosperous career.

NATED Programmes/Report 191 Programmes

NATED Programmes typically entail months of theoretical studies at a TVET college, complemented by practical applications in relevant workplaces.


The 2024 TVET College Calendar underscores the commitment to shaping skilled professionals. With diverse programs, it charts a path toward a robust future workforce in South Africa.

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TVET Colleges Still Accepting Online Applications For 2024



TVET Colleges Still Accepting Online Applications For 2024

TVET Colleges Still Accepting Online Applications For 2024. The 2024 academic year is in motion, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges are opening their Semester 2 and Trimester 2 applications. Prospective students interested in enrolling in a TVET College in 2024 can still apply.

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Why Consider TVET Colleges?

TVET Colleges are tertiary institutions focusing on vocational and occupational education and training. They aim to prepare students for skilled trade work, offering practical training in fields like engineering, information technology, business studies, agriculture, hospitality, and tourism.

Application Process

Applications can be done online or at the campus. Applicants must submit certified copies of their ID, latest results, parent/guardian ID, and proof of residence with their application.

Open Colleges For 2024

While applications for most courses opened months ago, there’s still a chance to apply for Semester 2 or Trimester 2 courses.

Colleges Open For Application 2024

  • Province College Application Period
    Western Cape Northlink College Online applications
    Boland College Semester 2 only
    College of Cape Town Trimester 2
    College of Cape Town Semester 2
    Gauteng Ekurhuleni West TVET College Trimester 2 only
    Tshwane South TVET College Trimester 2 only
    NorthWest Province Orbit TVET College Trimester 2 only
    Limpopo Lephalale TVET College Trimester 2 only
    KZN Umfolozi TVET College Trimester 2 only
    Eastern Cape Ikhala TVET College Trimester 2 & Semester 2
    King Hintsa TVET College Semester 2

Applying to TVET Colleges

Most TVET Colleges accept online applications. Visit each college’s website for detailed information on courses, tuition fees, and application processes.

Financial Aid

Students can apply for financial aid such as the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), which provides assistance to students from low-income households studying at public universities and TVET colleges.


TVET Colleges continue to accept applications for the 2024 academic year, providing opportunities for individuals to acquire valuable vocational skills and pursue fulfilling careers. Prospective students are encouraged to seize this chance and embark on their journey towards a brighter future.

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