Unisa TVET Colleges Application

Unisa TVET Colleges Application 2025

TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with a number of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer tuition for selected qualifications, but primarily higher certificates.

These classes have proved to mostly improve the throughput rate of students who enrol for them. Successful completion of the higher certificates may give you a better chance to qualify for degree studies at Unisa.

Colleges that have an agreement with Unisa

The following TVET colleges have agreements with Unisa:

Province College Website address
Eastern Cape Eastcape Midlands College www.emcol.co.za/
Port Elizabeth College www.pecollege.edu.za/
Gauteng Western College www.westcol.co.za/
Ekurhuleni East College www.eec.edu.za/
KwaZulu-Natal Umfolozi College www.umfolozicollege.co.za/
Limpopo Letaba College www.letabafet.co.za/
Mpumalanga Gert Sibande College www.gscollege.co.za/
Western Cape College of Cape Town www.cct.edu.za/
False Bay College www.falsebaycollege.co.za/
Northlink College www.northlink.co.za/
West Coast College westcoastcollege.co.za/

Unisa qualifications offered by TVET colleges

Selection of courses approved by the Minister of Higher Education and Training

College Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development: Foundation Phase) (02593) Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences (98201) Higher Certificate in Banking (98225) Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences (98237) Higher Certificate in Tourism Management (98226)
Modules AUE1501
BNU1501
CLA1501
ENN1504
FAC1501
FAC1502
MAC1501
MNB1501
SUS1501
TAX1501
BAN1501
BAN1502
BAN1503
BSM1501
CBC1501
CRM1501
ECS1501
FAC1501
QMI1500
RSK1501
BNU1501
BSM1501
CLA1501
ECS1500
ENG1511
FAC1501
FAC1502
INF1505
QMI1500
SUS1501
DTM1501
ENN1504
EUP1501
FAC1501
IOP1502
MNG1502
MNM1503
QMI1500
SUS1501
TRT1502
College of Cape Town  yes  yes
East Cape Midlands College yes  yes
Ekurhuleni East College  yes
False Bay College  yes
Gert Sibande College  yes yes
Letaba College  yes
NorthLink College  yes
Umfolozi College yes yes
Port Elizabeth College yes  yes
West Coast College  yes yes
Western College  yes  yes

What is a TVET college?

It is a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college. Unisa has an agreement with 11 TVET colleges to offer classes in its higher certificate qualifications.

How can I benefit?

The TVET colleges with whom Unisa has agreements offer classes and support on Unisa’s study material. Students who follow this route have been very successful in their studies.

Will I have to pay extra?

Yes, the colleges charge extra for tuition and support. This cost is, however, subsidised by government to make it more affordable. The cost differs between the colleges. Contact the college where you would like to study to get a quotation for the tuition support it offers.

Do I still apply and register with Unisa?

Yes, you have to apply at Unisa during the normal application period. Once accepted you have to register with Unisa during the registration period. At the same time, you have to register for tuition at the TVET college of your choice. Remember to make sure that the college of your choice offers support in the higher certificate you apply for.

What can I do with a higher certificate qualification?

A higher certificate is an accredited qualification and it may allow you into diploma or bachelor degree studies.

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Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.