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Which TVET courses does NSFAS fund?


Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges were established by the government to respond the skills shortage in the country. TVET colleges qualify students with vocational and occupational skills in order to find employment in South Africa. 

NSFAS is an agent for the administration of funds to students across South Africa in order to increase access to higher education. 

NSFAS Funding Training 

NSFAS funds Mininisterial approved programmes at TVET colleges. It is up to students to find out from their college if their course is funded but there is a general list of the programmes offered through TVET colleges. This includes: 

Engineering courses - (National Certificate -Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Report 191 N1-N6; Engineering and Related Design; Electrical Infrastructure; Civil Engineering Construction and Information Technology & Computer Science

Business courses - Business & Utility Studies (National Certificate – Vocational) NQF levels 2-4 & Report 191 N1-N6; Management; Marketing; Office Administration; Commerce courses - Finance; Economics & Accounting;

Hospitality and Tourism

SafetyTransport and Logistics

Education and Development

Pre-Learning Programme (PLP)


What does NSFAS cover? 

  • Registration & Tuition 
  • Personal Care Allowance 
  • Transport Allowance 
  • Accommodation Allowance


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