All TVET and FET college registration dates for 2024/2025

All TVET and FET college registration dates for 2024/2025

Did you know that the TVET and FET college sector is a result of the merger of the former 152 technical colleges into 50 FET colleges in South Africa? TVET and FET colleges in the country offer education and training in multiple career-oriented fields. Knowing the registration dates of these institutions is important for all prospective students.

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The demand for tertiary education and training in South Africa has grown tremendously in recent years. TVET and FET institutions in the country receive thousands of applications every year. If you are interested in joining one of these institutions, you should familiarise yourself with the new registration dates for the 2024/2025 academic year.

TVET and FET college registration dates for 2024/2025

Did you know there are 50 registered TVET/ FET colleges in South Africa? They are located in various provinces and have about 364 campuses spread throughout the country.

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Each institution has a team of administrators who give official application and registration dates. Usually, registration dates are given to successful applicants once they accept admission.

As a result, knowing the actual TVET college registration dates in 2024/2025 is challenging as they may vary from one institution to another.

Prospective students are advised to contact or visit the specific institution they are interested in for more details.

Below is a look at all the TVET and FET colleges, their contacts, and application dates. Note that most institutions opened their portals for applications towards the end of 2023 for 2024/2025. Most have closed their application portals to allow time to admit successful applicants.

Eastern Cape

There are eight colleges in the Eastern Cape province. They offer high-quality education to all students in various courses and disciplines.

InstitutionApplication dates Telephone Email
Buffalo City College-043 704
Eastcape Midlands TVET College-041 995
Ikhala FET CollegeClosed+27 (0) 47 873
Ingwe FET College Closed039 940
King Hintsa TVET CollegeClosed+27 47 401
King Sabata Dalindyebo FET
Lovedale TVET College Closed087 238 2223
Port Elizabeth TVET CollegeOpen until 31/01/2024+27 41 509

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Free State

Free State has four TVET institutions, and below are their details.

Flavius MarekaClosed016 976 0829/
Goldfields TVET CollegeClosed(+27)
Maluti FET College Closed058 713
Motheo TVET CollegeOpen051 406


Gauteng is the wealthiest province in South Africa. It has eight TVET institutions.

Central JHBOpen for selected programmes+27 11
Ekurhuleni East CollegeOpen011 736 1489-
Ekurhuleni West CollegeOpen+2711) 900-1201 /
Sedibeng FET CollegeOpen for selected courses(016) 420
South West CollegeOpen010 141
Tshwane North TVET CollegeOpen for selected courses 012 401
Tshwane South TVET College Open for selected courses012 401
Western CollegeClosed 011 692 4004/82

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KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal province has nine TVET institutions. This coastal province has the highest number of TVET colleges in the country.

Coastal College (Mobeni)Open for selected courses+27 31 905
Elangeni CollegeOpen for selected courses+27 (0) 31 716
Esayidi CollegeOpen for selected courses039 685 5482/
Majuba CollegeOpen for selected courses +27 34 326 4888-
Mnambithi CollegeOpen for selected courses +27 36 631
Mthashana CollegeOpen until 31/01/2024(034) 980
Thekwini CollegeOpen for selected courses+27 31 263
uMfolozi CollegeClosed+27 (35) 902
Umgungu-ndlovu CollegeOpen for N4 Engineering only+27 (0) 33 341 2100/


Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa. It has seven TVET institutions.

Capricorn CollegeOpen015 283
Lephalale CollegeOpen for selected
Letaba CollegeOpen for selected courses(015)
Mopani South East CollegeClosed015 781
Sekhu-khune CollegeOpen for selected courses013 269
Vhembe College Open for selected courses27 (0) 15 963
Waterberg CollegeOpen for selected courses015-492

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Mpumalanga means the place where the sun rises or the east. This province has three institutions.

InstitutionApplication TelephoneEmail
Ehlanzeni CollegeOpen for selected courses(0)
Gert Sibande CollegeOpen for selected courses017 712
Nkangala CollegeOpen for selected courses+27 (0) 63 151

Northern Cape

Did you know the Northern Cape is the largest and most sparsely populated province of South Africa? This province has only two TVET/ FET institutions.

Northern Cape RuralOpen 054 332 4711
Northern Cape UrbanClosed(053)

North West

North West is a province located to the west of Gauteng. It has three TVET colleges.

ORBIT TVET​​ CollegeOpen(014) 592
Taletso FET College Closed018 384 2341
Vuselela TVET CollegeClosed018 406

Western Cape

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Western Cape has six institutions. Some are currently accepting applications, while others have closed their application portals.

InstitutionApplication periodTelephoneEmail
Boland CollegeOpen until 31/01/2024021 886 7111/
College of Cape TownOpen for selected courses+27 (0)21 404
False Bay CollegeOpen0217870800-
Northlink CollegeOpen08600 65465-
South Cape CollegeOpen for selected courses023 449
West Coast CollegeClosed(022) 482

How can you register at a FET college?

You can only register after you apply to a FET college and are accepted as a new student. Once you are accepted, the institution will give you details of the registration process.

How do you register a private FET college in South Africa?

To register a private TVET college, you should fill out the prescribed application form, submit all required documents to the Registrar of Private Higher Education Institutions, and pay the requisite fees. The relevant authorities will guide you on the next course of action.

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How do you register for a FET college in South Africa?

You can register via the online registration platforms that each institution should have. If your preferred college does not permit online registrations, you should get the approved FET college registration forms in 2022, fill them out, and submit them to the relevant offices.

Is registration still open at TVET colleges?

Some institutions are open for registration, while others are closed. You should ascertain whether your preferred institution is open on its official website.

Is Sedibeng College open for 2024 applications?

Yes, Sedibeng FET College is open for 2024 applications, but not for all courses. Confirm which courses you can apply for using the number (016) 420 2520 or the email address

Is College of Cape Town open for 2024 applications?

Yes, the institution is open for selected courses. You can get more information from the website, call +27 (0)21 404 6700, or send an email to

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Is Tshwane North College public or private?

Tshwane North College (TNC) is a public college. It is regulated by the FET Colleges Act no 16 of 2006, as amended.

Does the College of Cape Town accept late applications?

The college may or may not accept late applications for selected qualifications at different campuses. However, all prospective students are encouraged to apply within the given application process.

The official TVET and FET college registration dates in South Africa vary depending on the institution. Prospective or ongoing students should always check the online portals to confirm when they are open for registration. recently published info on how students could access financial assistance for higher education in South Africa. Higher education in the country is expensive.

Many students miss the opportunity to pursue higher education due to financial constraints. However, there are several options for financial assistance to ensure you finish your studies.

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