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How will attending a public TVET College benefit me?

As an ORBIT 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. Students who study at ORBIT College get a head start to a great career due to the focus on responsive, relevant programmes that develop critical and scarce skills

Are PUBLIC TVET College 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. ORBIT TVET College offers full-time and part-time Vocational, Occupational and Skills programmes

What is a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) qualification?
The NC (V) is a vocational programmes at Level 2-4 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and is offered by all public TVET Colleges countrywide. The NC(V) qualification is designed to provide both theory and practice, thus granting students an opportunity to gain work experience during the period of study

What are Report 191 (NATED) Programmes?
Learners who have completed a Grade 12 certificate with a minimum of a Higher Certificate achievement can consider studying further at a TVET College for a National Diploma. The Report 191 (NATED) programmes (also known as alternative post-school programmes) are available in Engineering, Business, Performing Arts, Utility and Educational Studies. To complete the required 2000 working hours in the relevant field of study

What are Occupational and Skills Programmmes?
Occupational and Skills programmes include apprenticeships, learnerships and skills programmes. The focus of these programmes is geared towards preparing students for specific skills within a specific working environment related to a specific trade. Occupational and Skills programmes are offered at ORBIT TVET College as either full qualifications or accredited skills programmes

Where do I receive Career Guidance and Student Support?

Student Support Services are an integral part of the College and its three campuses (Brits,Mankwe and Rustenburg). Student Support Services Unit provides, amongst others, the following services: financial aid assistance, counselling, academic development, health and social issues as well as job placement.

Where and how can I apply for a bursary?
Financial aid assistance is available to academically deserving and financially needy students in the form of: DHET TVET College bursaries for NC (V) and Report 191 NATED students and/or College bursaries.


College bursaries are available to compliant students who do not qualify for the DHET TVET College bursaries, including: foreign students enrolled for NC(V) or Report 191 programmes; students enrolled for Occupational and other programmes ; financially needy students with academic potential and/or students with evidence of good academic performance. Bursaries will be awarded according to the College Bursary and Administration Policy

What about learnerships and skills?

The Public TVET college sector offers a variety of learnerships in partnership with various SETA’s, as well as commerce and industry.