Coastal KZN TVET College offers a range of programs designed to equip students with practical skills and knowledge. Here are the main offerings:

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Courses Offered at Coastal KZN TVET College

  1. National Certificate Vocational (NCV):
    • Offered at levels 2, 3, and 4 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
    • Each level takes a full year of study
    • Students take a total of 7 subjects per level
    • Entry Requirement: Grade 9 or higher
    • Registration: January Only
  2. Nated Programmes (Report-191):
    • Delivered under the Department of Higher Education and Training and quality assured by Umalusi
    Engineering Studies:
    • Offered as trimester courses (3 months per level)
    • Entry Requirement: N3 or Grade 12 with Maths, Physical Science, or Technical Drawing, each with a minimum pass rate of 40% (Achievement Level 3)
    • Registration: January, May & August
    Business Studies:
    • Offered as semester courses (6 months per level)
    • Entry Requirement: N3 or Grade 12
    • Registration: January & June
    National Diploma:
    • Awarded to students who have completed their N6 in a specific field and 18 months (Business Studies) or 24 months (Engineering Studies) in-service training
  3. Skills Programmes:
    • Practical-based programs
    • Certification is provided by the college unless otherwise specified


Admission Requirements at Coastal KZN TVET College

Meeting the admission requirements at Coastal KZN TVET College is essential to ensure eligibility for each program. Below are the general requirements for the various courses:

National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Courses

To enroll in an NCV program, you must have:

  • A Grade 9 certificate or higher.

Nated Programmes (Report-191)

Engineering Studies (N1 – N6):

  • N1: Requires an N3 or Grade 12 with Mathematics, Physical Science, or Technical Drawing, each with a minimum pass rate of 40% (Achievement Level 3).
  • N2 – N6: Successful completion of the previous N-level course.
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Business Studies (N4 – N6):

  • N4: Requires an N3 or Grade 12 certificate.
  • N5 – N6: Successful completion of the previous N-level course.

National Diploma:

  • Requires completion of N6 in a specific field.
  • 18 months (Business Studies) or 24 months (Engineering Studies) of in-service training.

Skills Programmes

Skills programs and short courses typically require:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Specific programs may have additional requirements based on the nature of the skill being taught.

For those looking to apply, a guide has been compiled to help with the application process at Coastal KZN TVET College. You can find it here: How to Apply Online at Coastal KZN College.

Understanding the courses and requirements at Coastal KZN TVET College will better prepare you to start your educational journey.