High alert warning for an Illovo private college offering unaccredited higher education programmes
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) wishes to warn prospecting students to be aware of a scam by a Johannesburg based private higher institution that charges unsuspecting students exorbitant amounts of money for illegal and unaccredited bachelors’ qualifications. Recent DHET investigations have established that the Fashion Academy... Read more
TVET college diploma, national certification backlogs cleared
The Department of Higher Education and Training is delighted to announce that the entire backlog in the processing of applications for the National N Diploma and National Certificate (Vocational) certificates for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges has been eliminated. So far a total number of... Read more
DHET: We will prioritise TVET college improvements
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) says the TVET college system is receive greater attention in the future. Four priorities have been outlined in the department’s latest annual report, issued earlier this month. These are: Curriculum transformation and the establishment of academic boards at colleges improved student... Read more
High alert warning for a Centurion private college offering unaccredited programmes
In 2013, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) issued Master Retailing (Pty) Ltd with a letter of warning for the illegal provision of higher education programmes and ordered them to terminate their unlawful activities with immediate effect and reimburse all affected students. After failing to abide by... Read more
DHET warning on cloned and fraudulent online universities
Recent investigations by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) have uncovered a disturbing trend by fraudulent online universities that operate through parodying the names and profiles of already existing legitimate institutions. Last week the Department intercepted marketing material seeking to promote the launch of a fake online... Read more
Over 100 South Africans receive scholarships for China, Hungary study
  The People`s Republic of China has awarded scholarships to 24 South Africans to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at some of China’s top universities for the 2017/18 academic year. The South African and Chinese Governments have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of higher education and... Read more
How to make the right career choice
Making an informed career choice is arguably one of the most important decisions of your life says the Department of Higher Education and Training. The Department says that when making this decision, you should have right knowledge and understanding based on self-knowledge, the working world and the education and... Read more
SA’s top TVET students to compete in global competition
The Department of Higher Education and Training under the banner of World Skills South Africa has selected an elite team of 20 contestants from technical and vocational education and training colleges, universities of technology and industry to compete at the upcoming 44th World Skills International (WSI) biennial competition in... Read more
PE college well represented at 2nd Worldskills SA
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) hosted the second WorldSkills South Africa (WSSA) Competition at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban in February. The WSSA Competition celebrates the talent of young artisans and technicians. It also serves as an advocacy programme to highlight... Read more
TVET college applications open for second semester
TVET college students who wish to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have until 4 August 2017 to apply. The scheme, which is an entity of the Department of Higher Education and Training, says that only applicants who intend studying or are already studying... Read more