Accessing Technical Vocational Education and Training | Western Cape Government

Accessing Technical Vocational Education and Training


Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges prepare you for the workplace as well as further and higher education opportunities. The education and training is vocational and occupational, and offers a route that can be followed toward becoming a worker in a skilled trade.

As part of the higher education system, TVET colleges accept students who’ve completed Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 at school. University post-graduates also enrol for courses at TVET Colleges. These colleges are focussed on employability, and the development of skills in a wide range of fields.

Courses vary from engineering (construction, electrical and mechanical), to ICT and computer networking. There’s a full range of courses serving the hospitality, food service and tourism industries, haircare, early childhood development, management (financial, human resource , marketing, administration) to mention a few. 


The 50 colleges across South Africa, with 6 in the Western Cape collectively have more than 264 campuses. This means that almost every major region in the Western Cape has a TVET college campus. The colleges are externally quality assured to the highest standards with many being ISO accredited. This means that the quality of education and training is internationally benchmarked.

For further information, contact details or direct email enquiry facilities, visit the TVET colleges website

The colleges are 80% subsidised by Government, meaning that the fees are  affordable. For those who can’t afford to pay the fees can enquire about applying for  the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursaries.

You can contact NSFAS for general enquiries about loans and bursaries:

 Tel: 0860 067 327  



College of Cape Town for TVET (Central Metropole District)
PO Box 1054, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: 086 010 3682
Fax: 086 615 0582
College of Cape Town

False Bay TVET College (South Metropole)
Private Bag X25, Tokai, 7966
Tel: 021 003 0600
Fax: 021 788 2533
False Bay College

Northlink TVET College (North Metropole)
Private Bag X1, Panorama, 7506
Tel: 086 006 5465
Fax: 086 027 8839
Northlink College

West Coast TVET College (West Coast/Winelands)
P O Box 694, Malmesbury, 7299
Tel: 022 482 1143
Fax: 022 487 3983
West Coast College

Boland TVET College (Breërivier/Overberg)
Private Bag X5012, Stellenbosch, 7599
Tel: 021 886 7111/2
Fax: 021 886 8260

Boland College

South Cape TVET College (South Cape/Karoo)
Private Bag X6548, George, 6530
Tel: 044 884 0359
Fax: 044 884 0361
South Cape College

Visit the TVET colleges website for more information.

Provided by:
Government Body: (Western Cape Education Department, Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 4 January 2018