Education and Training for Adults (ABET)
Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is available to adults who want to finish their basic education. An outcomes-based programme, ABET aims to provide basic learning tools, knowledge and skills, and provides participants with nationally recognised qualifications.
There are an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults in South Africa.
The four levels of ABET training are equivalent to Grades R to 9.
ABET includes training in:
Learners can also choose to take courses in:
ABET programmes are overseen by the Western Cape Education Department.
There are ABET centres in each of the eight Education Districts. Contact the District AET Manager in your area to find out which courses are available.
Detailed information on ABET qualifications and curriculum is available on the WCED ABET Assessment website.
For more information on the provincial government's ABET initiatives, contact:
These facility categories:
|Government Body:||(Western Cape Education Department, Western Cape Government)|
- ABET Learning Support Materials Database (Public Information)
- Adult Basic Education and Training Act, 52 of 2000 (Act)
- Registering an Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Facility (Service)