Mnambithi College

Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TVET

TVET is an abbreviation for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

TVET Colleges are able to offer the following qualifications:

• National Diploma
A National Diploma (M+3/NQF5) Qualification is awarded to students who have completed their N4 – N6 in a specific field at an TVET College, and are able to provide proof that the required relevant in-service training period has been completed. The full duration including completion of studies and in-service training is usually 3 years.

•National Certificate (Vocational)
A range of vocationally based programmes introduced at TVET Colleges in 2007.

•Skills programmes
Short duration skills based programmes offered by TVET Colleges, usually from rurally located skills campuses.

• Co-operative Training & Support
This is training for young people on the fundamentals of establishing and managing a youth co-operative business. A co-operative in an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.

•Learnerships
A training programme that combines theory at a college or training centre with relevant practice on-the-job. It is a legally binding agreement between an employer, a learner (typically an existing employee of the company) and a training provider. .

TVET Colleges are accredited by the national accreditation board UMALUSI.

What is NC(V)

The National Certificate (Vocational) is a new set of national qualifications designed to provide people with a high level of marketab le skills. Each of the programmes provides in-depth knowledge in its specific field, opening doors to NC(V) graduates in a range of occupations within its specific field.

How to apply


  • Enroll for your chosen NC(V) programme.
  • Obtain an application form during induction.
  • Complete the form and return it to the campus. Ensure that you submit your form BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE and provide ALL requested supporting documentation.
  • Qualifying applications will them be submitted to the Mnambithi TVET College Bursary Committee for consideration. Bursaries will be awarded based on financial need and academic performance within the confines of the funds allocated to the College by the Department of Higher Education & Training.
  • IMPORTANT: Students enrolling for NC(V) programmes are required to pay 25% of their fees on registration. However, students should ensure that they have the means to pay the full study and related fees for their programme, according to college requirements and deadlines, and not rely on receiving a bursary as bursary funds are limited, and are awarded according to strict pre-determined criteria. Students who do not receive bursaries will be liable for their own outstanding student accounts.

What do you need to register?

  • The original or a certified copy of your id
  • The original or a certified copy of your latest school report / qualification
  • Students not qualifying for a bursary must deposit R510
  • Students not qualifying for a bursary must complete and sign a student fee contract (person responsible for payment of the tuition fees)
  • Students qualifying for a bursary must have a provisional bursary acceptance letter
  • Placement letter

What do you need to register?


  • The original or a certified copy of your id
  • The original or a certified copy of your latest school report / qualification
  • Students not qualifying for a bursary must deposit R510
  • Students not qualifying for a bursary must complete and sign a student fee contract (person responsible for payment of the tuition fees)
  • Students qualifying for a bursary must have a provisional bursary acceptance letter
  • Placement letter

When to register?


  • After enrolling in an NC(V) programme. Applications forms will be distributed at induction. 

How to apply for a Bursary


Obtain an application form from Student Support Services. Complete the form, attach all documents as per checklist and return it to the Student Support Services at the campus. Ensure that you submit your form BEFORE THE CLOSING.  Student Support Services will apply the NSFAS means test.  If the student qualifies for a bursary, Student Support Services will issue a Provisional Approved Bursary Letter. Qualifying applications will then be submitted to the Mnambithi TVET College Bursary Committee for final approval and submission to NSFAS. Bursaries will be awarded based on financial need and academic performance within the confines of the funds allocated to the College by the Department of Higher Education & Training.  A student will only be awarded one bursary per level. 

IMPORTANT: Students enrolling for NC(V) programmes are required to pay R510 of their fees on registration. However, students who provisionally qualify for a bursary will be exempted to pay this deposit.  Students’ guardian/parents who do not pay their full class fees during registration will need to sign a contract to pay the outstanding fees for their programme, according to college requirements and deadlines, and not rely on receiving a bursary.  Bursary funds are limited, and awarded according to strict pre-determined criteria. Students who do not receive bursaries will be liable for their own outstanding student accounts.

College Funded Bursaries

Mnambithi TVET College Bursary Committee manages a bursary scheme funded by the College itself.  This fund is available to all registered students at skills centres as part of their Community Social Investment strategy. 

  • How to apply:

Obtain an application form from Student Support Services. Complete the form and return it to the campus. Ensure that you submit your form BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE and provide ALL requested supporting documentation. Qualifying applications will then be submitted to the Mnambithi TVET College Bursary Committee for consideration. Bursaries will be awarded based on criteria set out by the College Financial Aid policy.


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