Adult basic education and training
Anyone who did not finish their mainstream schooling (GR 1 – 12), and wants to attain qualifications in a flexible environment, may register with any ABET centre. The ABET centres may give you placement tests to determine whether you are at ABET level one, two or three.
How do I register for ABET?
Interested individuals may register from Mondays to Thursdays at all public adult learning centres, which are located in mainstream schools. Those interested in registering can call (013) 708-5027 / 766-0734 / 801-5173 for further information
For individuals wanting to apply for lower grades:
If you have not passed Grade 9, you can register for ABET Levels 1 to 4 using your ID or birth certificate and whatever school records you may have.
ABET levels and their school equivalents are as follows
ABET Level 1 = Grade 3
ABET Level 2 = Grade 5
ABET Level 3 = Grade 7
ABET Level 4 = Grade 9 (or NQF level 1).
I am 17 years old and have only completed grade 8. Can I do Grade 9 through ABET?
You can complete Grade 9 by attending classes (either physically or by distance learning). A number of organisations offer training for all grades.
If you have Grade 9:
Requirements to study at a TVET college:
Be at least 16 years or older. Have a Grade 9 Qualification or ABET level 4 certificate.
What does FET College offer to Grade 9?
TVET colleges offer a matric certificate to people who have completed Grade 9, and there is no age restriction. The student receives a National Vocational Certificate on Levels 2, 3, and 4 that are equivalent to Grades 10, 11 and 12.
Are TVET colleges free?
Studying at a public TVET college is not free, however, in order to ensure that they are accessible and affordable, the Department of Higher Education and Training subsidises 80% of the delivery costs, and loans are available to help students pay their tuition fees.
How much is the application fee at TVET College?
R100 application fee. You must complete the placement assessment.
Does NSFAS fund TVET colleges?
Luckily NSFAS DOES fund public TVET Colleges and because of that, thousands of students are able to further their higher education.
Does NSFAS have an age limit?
It’s also good to know that NSFAS does not have an age limit. If you’re a Sassa grant beneficiary, you will immediately qualify for funding.
What can I study at a TVET College?
TVET Colleges can offer courses in industry fields such as agriculture, arts and culture, business, hospitality, commerce and management, education, training and development, engineering, manufacturing and technology, services, building construction and security
There are 4 main types of training centres for ABET learners:
2. Individual – Organisations specialising in providing ABET training for the individual
3. Business – Organisations specialising in providing ABET training for company employees
4. Skills Education Training Authorities (SETAs)
How do I find an ABET training centre near me?