Register as a private further education and training (FET) college

About
What you should do
How long does it take
How much does it cost
Forms to complete
Who to contact

 

 

About registering as private further education and training (FET) college

To offer full National Qualifications Framework (NQF) qualifications on levels 2 to 4 you must register as a private FET college with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in terms of the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Act 16 of 2006).

However, the following are not required to register with the DHET:

  • a school offering further education and training programmes under the South African Schools Act
  • an organ of state that provides education and training.

Institutions that offer short courses, non-NQF programmes or parts of qualifications, are not affected by registration in terms of the FET Colleges Act, 2006. 

What you should do

  1. Complete the application form and submit it to the DHET.
  2. Pay a non-refundable application fee of R500 to the DHET by cheque, postal order or cash. 

How long does it take

It may take up to six months to register your institution.

Who to contact

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.
Website: www.dhet.gov.za