Mnambithi College

Admissions

Registration Process

First Time Applications: 1st Time Students



What do you need for the placement tests? (only NCV L2 students)

  • The original or a certified copy of your ID.
  • The original or a certified copy of your latest school report / qualification.
  • R100 application fee.
  • Complete the placement assessment.


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 25% of their fees on registration.
  • 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.
TVET Colleges are accredited by the national accreditation board UMALUSI.

Returning Students

What do you need to register?

  • The original or a copy of your ID
  • Results / history enrolment form
  • A deposit of 25% for students not qualifying for a bursary, plus a student fee contract
Or provisional approved bursary letter.

Entry Criteria


  • Entry requirements for all programmes for all qualifications must comply with the requirements specified by the relevant authorities, e.g. Department of Education; Department of Higher Education; SETAs, etc.
  • Each specific programme may require additional competency assessment prior to enrolment.  Contact your campus for the requirements of the programme you want to enrol for. E.g. Electrical - colour competency; Mechanical - eye/hand coordination; Civil and Electrical - no fear of heights.
  • Students with physical; mental; educational challenges or disabilities must be screened/interviewed, counselled and placed in appropriate programmes, or may be required to submit a report from a qualified psychologist/doctor.
  • Learnership students will be screened according to the SETA requirements for the programme of enrolment.
  • An exception may be made by the Campus Manager for admission granted on age and/or experience.  In such instances, it needs to be established that although the student does not have the formal minimum requirement, work experience and maturity make the probability of success likely.
  • In the case of students with certification from foreign countries, the Department of Higher Education and Training provides the appropriate guidelines.  Where no such guide for a specific certificate can be found, the student may be advised to liaise with SAQA in order to verify the qualification.

Students with Special Education Needs


  • Students with special needs are to be accommodated within the scope of the College, so long as the disability does not pose a threat to the well-being of the student or fellow students during programme delivery.  The latter would apply, for example, in the case of a blind candidate wishing to enrol for a course reliant on dangerous heavy machinery where sight is imperative for the execution of the task.
  • Special learning needs can be accommodated via a scribe (on application to the Department of Higher Education and Training) and permission being granted.  This is dependent on submission of a professional learning history.  The additional costs incurred shall be at the expense of the student.
  • Physical needs will be accommodated wherever possible.  If this accommodation should incur costs on the running of the entire course, the student is to bear the cost.  An example of this would be Braille keyboards for the blind or computer screen protectors for epileptics, etc.

Foreign Students


  • The College is not permitted to register foreign students until the student produces the supporting documentation for evaluation purposes. This will include passport, visa, study/work permit and qualifications upon registration.
  • All foreign students shall be subjected to a selection procedure based on academic merit and the number of spaces available.  In the case of students with certification from foreign countries, the Department of Higher Education and Training provides the appropriate guidelines.  Where no such guide for a specific certificate can be found, the candidate may be advised to liaise with SAQA in order to verify the qualification.
  • If the home language is not the language of instruction, the College may conduct an assessment on language to determine the level of competency.  This could be done by means of interviews or testing. The College can also use the ongoing communication and literacy support. 

Financial Aid


Student Accounts

  • Visit the administration office to get a detailed printout of your outstanding fees. 
  • Visit the Student Support Centre at the main campus for information on financial aid. 
  • Skills Centre students:  SLO will visit the skills centre according to a schedule, at least once a week.  You can also get more information from your lecturers.

DHET  TVET Colleges Bursary Scheme

The Department of Further Education & Training’s TVET Colleges Bursary Scheme has been established to assist students who have the potential to succeed at NC(V) or N2-N6 studies, but would not be able to do so without financial aid.

  • How to apply:

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 DATE.  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 25% 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.

General Academic Matters


Diploma Ceremony

Diplomas are awarded annually to students who have completed the theoretical and practical components of their qualifications.  Students are notified by post.  Please remember to inform the College of any changes in personal contact details.

Prize-Giving Ceremony

Certificates and trophies are awarded annually to those students who have achieved the highest marks in each subject offered and the highest average percentage for all subjects per level.  Students are notified by post.  Please remember to inform the College of any changes in personal contact details.

Student Tracking

Over and above the fact that the College need to contact the students with relation to the Diploma- and Prize-giving ceremonies, we value our students and want to know if our students were placed in the workplace and how they progressed in industry.  Many of our former students are now CEO’s and influential business men and women and are used as motivational speakers at ceremonies.  Therefore it is important to keep the College informed of your contact details and work status.

Application for Certificate or Diploma

Students who have completed N6 and have the acquired the relevant work experience should contact the student administration office to complete the necessary documentation to apply for their national diploma.  The diploma may only be issued by the DHET.
Students who have successfully completed their qualifications can obtain a copy of their statement of results/certificates from the administration office on campus.  National Certificates are issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training.  Students must enquire from their campus if National Certificates and Diplomas have been received from the DHET.

Refunds

Refunds will only be considered in the following circumstances (The registration fee is not refundable)

  • Death of the student (Pro-rata repayment)
  • Illness (Confirmed by a medical certificate - Pro-rate payment)
  • Transfer to another educational institution (confirmed by institution - Pro-rata payment)
  • Class/programme is full
  • De-registration of NC(V) student before March
  • Work responsibilities (written confirmation by employer)

Please take note that NC(V) students that have a credit balance in their student account, will only be able to apply for a refund on exiting Level 4.  Refunds will only be paid directly to the parents/guardian/trust.

Engineering Studies N2-N6 refunds will be done end of March; end July; end November.
Business Student N4-N6 refunds will be done end of May; end November.

Students who qualify for a refund should complete the necessary documentation at the student administration office. 

Refunds will only be paid when all the necessary documentation has been submitted

  • The correct version of the “Request to Edit Coltech” form from the SHERQ Management System has been completed and signed
  • Registration form if the student has been deleted / de-registered on the Coltech Student System
  • Copy of student ID
  • Proof of payment if not registered on Coltech yet, i.e. deposit slip or bank transfer
  • Proof of banking details of refund beneficiary, i.e. person responsible for the student’s class fees

If the student has been in class, the following additional documentation must be attached:

  • Copy of the permanent class register for all the subjects that the student attended
  • An original doctor’s note / copy of death certificate in case of death

Full repayment of fees will only be considered in the following circumstances (the registration fee is also refunded when applicable)

  • After adjustment of marks by the General Director Examinations
  • Subject / programme no longer offered and fees were already paid
  • Subject clashes due to changes in the class timetable and fees were already paid

Refunds will not be issued when

  • All the required documents are not attached
  • The student decides not to continue with the course and does not provide a written concern to the faculty head or campus manager before the submission to the Department of Higher Education
  • The student receives a bursary and still need to continue with the studies the following semester, trimester or year
  • Student fees were paid by the company or study trust
  • NC(V) books are not returned
  • Obsolete “Request to Edit Coltech” form is used, or not completed correctly, or not signed

Cancellation of programmes must be done in writing, within one week of the commencement of classes as indicated on the year planner.  Failing to do this, students will be liable for the full cost of the tuition fees.  Textbooks, protective clothing and equipment of NC(V) students are not returnable and refundable.


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