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.