All TVET and FET college registration dates for 2022-2023

All TVET and FET college registration dates for 2022-2023

Did you know that Further Education and Training (FET) is offered in technical colleges, community colleges, and private colleges? If you desire to acquire education and training in any career-oriented field, you should consider these institutions. Knowing the FET college registration dates in 2022-2023 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. The concerned institutions receive thousands of applications every year. If you are interested in joining one of these institutions, you should familiarise yourself with the FET college registration dates for the next academic year.

TVET and FET college registration dates for 2022 - 2023

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

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Each institution has an administration team that gives 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 2022 is challenging, but application dates are available.

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 Telephone Email
Buffalo City College1st September - 30th November 2022043 704
Eastcape Midlands TVET College-041 995
Ikhala FET CollegeOpen for 3 and 6-month courses in 2022+27 (0) 47 873
Ingwe FET College Closed039 940
King Hintsa TVET College-+27 47 401
King Sabata Dalindyebo FET CollegeOpen for engineering studies
Lovedale TVET College Closed087 238 2223
Port Elizabeth TVET CollegeOpen+27 41 509

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Free State

Free State has four TVET institutions.

Flavius Mareka1st October - 30th October 2022016 976 0829/
Goldfields TVET College-(+27)
Maluti FET College Open for 3 and 6-month courses in 2022058 713 6100-
Motheo TVET CollegeOpen for 2022051 406


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

Central JHBOpen+27 11
Ekurhuleni East CollegeOpen011 736 1489-
Ekurhuleni West CollegeOpen+2711) 900-1201 /
Sedibeng FET CollegeOpen(016) 420
South West CollegeClosed010 141
Tshwane North TVET CollegeOpen for engineering studies until 22nd July 2022 012 401
Tshwane South TVET College Open for 3 and 6 month courses in 2022012 401
Western CollegeOpen 4th – 22nd July 2022 for engineering studies 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 January 2023 classes+27 31 905
Elangeni CollegeOpen for 6-month programmes in 2022+27 (0) 31 716
Esayidi CollegeClosed039 685 5482/
Majuba CollegeOpen for 3 and 6-month courses in 2022 +27 34 326 4888-
Mnambithi CollegeOpen for 6-month courses in 2022 +27 36 631
Mthashana CollegeOpen for 3 and 6-month courses in 2022(034) 980
Thekwini CollegeClosed+27 31 263
uMfolozi CollegeOpen+27 (35) 902
Umgungu-ndlovu CollegeClosed+27 (0) 33 341 2100/


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

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Capricorn CollegeOpen015 283
Letaba CollegeOpen for 3-month courses in 2022(015)
Mopani South East CollegeClosed015 781
Sekhu-khune CollegeClosed013 269
Vhembe College Closed27 (0) 15 963
Waterberg CollegeClosed015-492


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

InstitutionApplication TelephoneEmail
Ehlanzeni CollegeOpen(0)
Gert Sibande CollegeOpen017 712
Nkangala CollegeClosed+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 institutions.

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

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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 Open018 384 2341
Vuselela TVET CollegeClosed018 406

Western Cape

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

InstitutionApplication periodTelephoneEmail
Boland CollegeClosed021 886 7111/2-
College of Cape TownOpen until 30th July 2022+27 (0)21 404
False Bay CollegeOpen0217870800-
Northlink CollegeOpen08600 65465-
South Cape CollegeOpen023 449
West Coast CollegeOpen(022) 482

How can I register at a FET college?

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

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How do I 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 net course of action.

How do I 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.

Which TVET colleges are open for 2022-2023?

All 50 TVET institutions are open for learning and training in 2022 and 2023. Prospective students should apply as soon as the application portals are opened.

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The official TVET/ 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.

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