How to register your private FET College

In order to be able to provide courses that are recognised level 2 – 4 on the National Qualifications Framework you must first obtain registration as a private FET college from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and conform to the FET Colleges Act, 2006 (Act 16 of 2006). If you are only planning on providing further education and training under the South African Schools Act you do not need to register. Also, if your institution only offers courses that are short, non-NQF or otherwise only parts of qualifications you will not be affected by the FET Colleges Act, 2006.

The first step to registering is to submit a completed application form to the DHET. There is a R500 application fee that is not refundable that you can pay via cash, postal order or cheque. Registration may take up to six months to be completed so make sure you are well prepared and that you apply well in advance.

For more information on forms and procedures, contact the DHET directly:

Department of Higher Education and Training

Tel: 080 087 2222

Fax: 012 323 8817

Physical address: Department of Higher Education and Training, Directorate: Private FET Colleges, 6th Floor, Room 629, 123 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria.

Postal address: Private Bag X174, Pretoria, 0001.



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