central technical college nsfas

central technical college nsfas

In 2007, just 12 283 students in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Colleges were supported through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), last year this figure reached 256 904. Government increased the funding available to TVET students in the same timeframe from R 66.7m to over R 2.3bn last year.

In addition, the National Skills Fund (NSF) will continue to invest in TVET colleges, focusing on funding around 15 000 learners each year in programmes linked to scarce and critical skills areas, especially with regards to artisan development.

Speaking on the Department of Higher and Training’s role in the TVET college sector, Department Minister, Blade Nzimande says they have demonstrated a very significant commitment to growing and improving the sector through substantial infrastructure investment. Minister Nzimande said funding for TVET students via NSFAS has risen dramatically since the DHET was founded ten years ago.

According to the Minister Nzimande, the NSF will also fund significant quality improvements in the TVET college sector, including development of a foundational learning programme to improve learning throughput.

TVET Colleges will this year make 207 510 places available to new entrants, 142 484 of them for students interested in studying towards a National Diploma in Engineering or Business Studies. Another 65 026 places will also be available across 19 programmes for the National Certificate (Vocational), which provides theory and practical experience in a range of vocational fields.

Central Technical College (CTC), a technical college registered to DHET, in turn offers specialised courses that focus on providing the introductory skills needed in a variety of fields to create alternatives or bridge the gap to a university course. It is for students who have not achieved a university pass but still yearns to make a career for themselves. It is a college for those without National Senior Certificates, poor grades and passes.

CTC has become champions of academic change and developed a unique range of courses to give every type of student hope for the future

CTC offers various programmes in Business StudiesEducarePublic RelationsTourism and Engineering.

CTC’s Academic Manager, Adele Pillay said CTC’s offerings are available to any individual looking to kick start their career and said bridging courses can also be done for those who have no matric.

“The Faculty of Business Studies stipulates a minimum requirement for registration is a Grade 12 pass. However the Engineering Faculty does allow for students with a Grade 11 pass to register with us, where they are able to begin at a foundation N1 level up to N3, which will enable them to then apply to other institutions. This would also apply to a Grade 12 student that has not completed the required subjects to commence an engineering Diploma (Pure Mathematics and Physics),” said Pillay.

For more information on Central Technical College, visit www.ctc.edu.co.za.

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There are 3 ways in which you can apply:

METHOD 1: On the NSFAS website (if you wish to apply online, follow the instructions below)
1) Create your myNSFAS account here: https://my.nsfas.org.za/mynsfas/selfservice.html
You will be required to provide the following information when registering an account: username, password, ID number, cellphone number and email address
2) You can then login using your selected username and password
3) Complete the application form by clicking the “apply” button
4) When you have filled in all the required information (do not leave any fields blank), you can upload electronic copies of your supporting documents (as listed below). Once all your documents have been uploaded, click the “submit” button to receive your reference number

METHOD 2: At your closest NYDA Centre
1) Visit a NYDA centre/ office closest to you
2) A NYDA centre worker will explain the application process and provide you with an application form to complete
3) Complete the application form in CAPITAL letters with a black pen and sign it in the allocated spots
4) Hand in your application form and supporting documents (as listed below). Ensure that your supporting documents are certified on the front of the page and not be older than 3 months.
5) You will receive a receipt card with a bar code attached

METHOD 3: At a Financial Aid Office on campus/ computer lab


Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document/ ID card (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Unabridged birth certificate (if you do not have an ID document or ID card) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate (if applicable) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Payslips/ employment letters/ pension advice (not older than 3 months) (do not submit SASSA slips. SASSA should be excluded from household income) (certified copy and electronic copy)
  • Contact details (cellphone number/ email address where NSFAS can communicate with you throughout the application process, as well as to provide feedback on the outcome of your application)
  • NSFAS Consent Form pdf– completed and signed by parents/ guardians
  • If disabled, complete and include the NSFAS Disability Annexure A (.pdf)
  • If orphaned, complete and include the NSFAS Declaration Form (.pdf) – to be signed by an Isibindi Child Youth Care Worker/ a social worker from the Department of Social Development and submitted to an Isibindi Centre/ NYDA office


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact NSFAS directly:
Tel: 0860 067 327
Email: info@nsfas.org.za

For more info visit Nsfas Website

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