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​Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


The branch in the Department that is responsible for dealing with TVET Colleges is known as the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) branch and consists of the following programmes and sub-programmes:

TVET Chief Directorates

  • Programmes and Qualifications
  • Systems Planning and Institutional Support
  • Examinations and Assessments
  • Financial Planning and Coordination

TVET Directorates

  • Programme and Curriculum Innovation 
  • Student Development and Support
  • Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Curriculum Development and Support
  • Institutional Funding 
  • Public TVET Colleges
  • Private TVET Colleges
  • Resulting and Certification
  • Item Development and Marking
  • Exam Management and Monitoring
  • Lecturer Development

​Office of the Deputy Director General: TVET

The purpose of the branch is to plan, develop, monitor, maintain and evaluate national policy, programmes, assessment practices and systems for vocational and continuing education and training, including for technical and vocational education and training (TVET ) colleges and Community Education and Training Colleges.

General TVET Resources

​​​Programmes and Qualifications Chief Directorate

Programmes and Qualifications develops and maintains high quality vocational education and training programmes, supports the implementation of student support services, and provides leadership and support for the training and development of lecturers.

Systems Planning and Institutional Support Chief Directorate

Systems Planning and Institutional Support provides the framework, coordination and support to TVET colleges for the efficient and effective management, governance and delivery of vocational and occupational programmes, and manages the TVET colleges' subsidies and transfers.

It also regulates the provision of education and training by private education institutions offering qualifications registered on the general and further education and training sub-framework.

Planning and Institutional Support Resources

Education Labour Relations and Conditions​​​

​​​​Student Development and Support Directorate

Student Development and Support Resources

Curriculum Development Directorate

Curriculum Development Resources

Chief Directorate: Financial Planning and Coordination
Institutional Funding Directorate

Disposal of and Alienation of Movable Assets by TVET Colleges .pdf

TVET College DIirectorate

10Gazette 33200 Extension N1 to N3 Programmes.pdf
11Gazette 33201 Extension N4 to N6 Programmes.pdf
12Gazette 33793 Phasing back of N1-N3 23 Nov 2010.pdf
13Gazette 33794 N4 to N6 23 Nov 2010.pdf
14NC(V) Min Req for HE Nov 2009.pdf
15NCV Qualifications Amendments Sep 2007.pdf
1Policy on the conduct of exams 30287 of 12 september 2007 PDF.pdf
2016 Bursary Rules and Guidelines.pdf
201606 ENTRY FORMS.pdf
2017 Bursary Rules and Guidelines.pdf
2Gazette-33220 25-5 EduHigh.pdf
3NCV Qualifications L2-4 Mar 2006.pdf
4National Policy on FTCIP 22760 of 26 October 2001.pdf
5Report 191 Part 1 NEP Formal TC instructional programmes N1-3.pdf
6Report 191 Part 2 NEP Formal TC instructional offerings N4-6.pdf
7R191 NEP Norms and Standards.pdf
8Gazette 32810 Extension of N4-N6 programmes.pdf
9Phasing out of National N Certificates - N4-N6 National N Diplomas Q at FETs31711_1360.pdf
Business Studies Entry Forms – N4 Programmes.pdf
Business Studies Entry Forms – N5 Programmes.pdf
Business Studies Entry Forms – N6 Programmes.pdf
DHET Attendance and Punctuality Policy - Public TVET Colleges (Nov 2013).pdf
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Public TVET College Resources

Private TVET Colleges  Resources

Examinations and Assessment Chief Directorate

The National Examination and Assessment Directorate administers and manages the assessment in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges and Community Education.

The activities range from the registration of candidates for examination sittings and appointment of panellists to the setting, printing and distribution of question papers and culminate in the marking, resulting and certification of both TVET college.

In addition, monitoring and support visits are undertaken to examination centres to ensure that examinations and assessment practices are being implemented in line with national policy.

Examinations and Assessment Resources​

Resulting and Certification Directorate

Resulting and Certification Resources

Exam Management and Monitoring Directorate

Exam Management and Monitoring Resources


Acting Deputy Director-General
Ms Aruna Singh
Telephone +27 (0) 12 312 5791

Branch Coordinator
Marilize Locke
Telephone +27 (0) 12 312 5233

DesignationName and SurnameExt.
Acting Deputy Director-General: TVET Ms Aruna Singh312 5791/5149
Director: Building Development and Maintenance (CET and TVET)Mr Steve Mommen312 5311/5520
Chief Director: Financial Planning and CoordinationMr Zirk Joubert312 5499/5753
Director: Financial PlanningMr Zweli Nonkwelo312 5454/5129      
Director: Lecturer Development and SupportMs Sello Sethusha312 5046
Chief Director: Examinations and AssessmentMs Violet Tshetlo357 3892 3893
Director: Item Development and MarkingDr Daniel Ramoroka357 3892/3875
Director: Examinations Management and Monitoring Mr Leon Sinclair 357 3931
Director: Resulting and CertificationMr Stanford Mphahlele357 3874/4219
Chief Director:  System Planning and Institutional SupportMr Themba Msipha312 5580/1
Director: Private CollegesDr Mandlenkosi Buthelezi312 6017/5672
Director: TVET  Monitoring and EvaluationDr Marietta Swart 312 5068
Director: TVET Governance and Management SupportMr Amanuel Garza312 5105
Chief Director: Programmes and QualificationsMs Aruna Singh312 5791/5149
Director: Student Development and Support Mr Richard Mediroe312 5470/78
Director Curriculum Development and SupportMr Walter Vele 312 5455
Chief Director: Special Project UnitMr Sabelo Buthelezi312 943 3202
Chief Director: Curriculum and Programme InnovationMs Gerda Magnus312 5755/5756
Project Manager: Campus Manager ProjectMs Patsy Garza312 5175/5823

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