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​Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


The branch in the Department that is responsible for dealing with TVET Colleges is known as the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) branch and consists of the following programmes and sub-programmes:

TVET Chief Directorates

  • Programmes and Qualifications
  • Planning and Institutional Support
  • Examinations and Assessments
  • Community Education and Training

TVET Directorates

  • Student Development and Support
  • Community Education and Training
  • Curriculum Development and Support
  • Financial Planning
  • Public TVET Colleges
  • Private TVET Colleges
  • Resulting and Certification
  • Item Development and Marking
  • Exam Management and Monitoring

​Office of the Deputy Director General: TVET

The purpose of the branch is to plan, develop, monitor, maintain and evaluate national policy, programmes, assessment practices and systems for vocational and continuing education and training, including for technical and vocational education and training (TVET ) colleges and Community Education and Training Colleges.

General TVET Resources

​​​Programmes and Qualifications Chief Directorate

Programmes and Qualifications develops and maintains high quality vocational education and training programmes, supports the implementation of student support services, and provides leadership and support for the training and development of lecturers.

Planning and Institutional Support Chief Directorate

Planning and Institutional Support provides the framework, coordination and support to TVET colleges for the efficient and effective management, governance and delivery of vocational and occupational programmes, and manages the TVET colleges' subsidies and transfers.

It also regulates the provision of education and training by private education institutions offering qualifications registered on the general and further education and training sub-framework.

Planning and Institutional Support Resources

Education Labour Relations and Conditions​​​

​​​​Student Development and Support Directorate

Student Development and Support Resources

Curriculum Development Directorate

Curriculum Development Resources

TVET College DIirectorate


Public TVET College Resources

Private TVET Colleges  Resources

Community Education and Training Directorate

Community Education and Training Resources​​

Examinations and Assessment Chief Directorate

The National Examination and Assessment Directorate administers and manages the assessment in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges and Community Education and Training (CET) Centres.

The activities range from the registration of candidates for examination sittings and appointment of panellists to the setting, printing and distribution of question papers and culminate in the marking, resulting and certification of both TVET college and CET candidates.

In addition, monitoring and support visits are undertaken to examination centres to ensure that examinations and assessment practices are being implemented in line with national policy.

Examinations and Assessment Resources​

Resulting and Certification Directorate

Resulting and Certification Resources

Exam Management and Monitoring Directorate

Exam Management and Monitoring Resources


Acting Deputy Director-General
Ms Gerda Magnus
Telephone +27 (0) 12 312 5755/5756

Branch Coordinator
Marilize Locke
Telephone +27 (0) 12 312 5233

Programmes and Qualifications Chief Directorate

Planning and Institutional Support Directorate
Acting Chief Director: Dr Mandlenkosi Buthelezi
Telephone +27 12 312 6017/5672


Lecturer Development
Director: Mr Sello Sethusha
Telephone +27 (0) 12 312 5046
Examinations Management and Monitoring
Director: Mr Leon Sinclair
Telephone +27 (0) 12 357 3897
Resulting and Certification
Director:  Mr Stanford Mphahlele
Telephone +27 (0) 12 357 3874/4219
National Examinations and Assessment
Acting Chief Director: Dr Daniel Ramoroka
Telephone +27 012 357 3893/92
Monitoring and Evaluation
Acting Director: Ms Marietta Swart
Telephone +27 12 312 5068
Programmes and Qualifications
Acting Chief Director: Ms Aruna Singh
Telephone +27 12 312 5791/5149
Student Development and Support
Acting Director: Mr Themba Msipha
Telephone +27 12 312 5470/78



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