FAQ

How will attending a public TVET College benefit me?
As a False Bay TVET College student, you will gain integrated theoretical and practical experience, exposure to your chosen industry as well as a meaningful qualification as part of an affordable education – to which every South African has a right. This is true not only if you are just starting your career-focused education, but also if you are an adult of any age interested in additional training in the career you are following – or even interested in making a complete career change! A False Bay TVET College programme helps you to master skills to build your future.

Are TVET College programmes expensive?
Public Technical and Vocational Education and Training college fees compare very favourably with the private sector institutions. Student loans are available for disadvantaged students from the Western Cape through the DHET Bursaries which is supported by the National government. Various banks will also consider study loans to performing and deserving students.

Bursaries are available from various institutions but especially from Access Trust which is a bursary fund solely for college students. All of the above are subject to certain conditions which are available from your local college learner support centre.

Where do I receive Career Guidance and Student Support?
Student support services are an integral part of each college and their various campuses. A career interest assessment may be conducted to help you in this regard. Student support also assists with counselling, academic development, health and social issues as well as job placement.

What practical experience will you have after completing one of the programmes?
All of the programmes have a very large percentage of practical components. These components may be done either at the college or at commerce and industry itself, thus insuring that the training is relevant and up to date.

Are these programmes flexible?
Public TVET programmes offer you the opportunity of exiting at the end of a specific NQF level with the relevant certificate, enabling you to return at a later stage to complete your next level. False Bay TVET College offers full-time and part-time vocational, occupational and skills programmes.

What about learnerships and skills?
The Public TVET college sector offers many learnerships in partnership with various SETA’s, department of labour as well as commerce and industry.

Where can I stay while studying?
False Bay TVET College also has affordable residence at the Westlake Campus for occupational students only.