Academic Programmes

Post-Literacy Programmes

The KwaZulu-Natal Community Education & Training College offers programmes to students who did not finish their studies and wish to further their education.  These include Basic Adult Education courses for sub-levels 1–3:

  1. Level 1: Offers numeracy and languages (mother tongue and English, depending on the needs of students).
  2. Level 2: Offers numeracy and languages and an option of offering integrated studies or a skills programme.
  3. Level 3: Offers numeracy and languages, integrated studies or a skills programme. 

The following academic qualifications are offered:

General Education and Training Certificate (GETC – ABET).

Senior Certificate.

GETC-ABET Level 4 Qualification

The GETC-ABET qualification (NQF Level 1) with ID No. 71751 provides adult learners with fundamental basics in general education learning. This qualification offers learners foundational learning through skills and values in specified learning areas. 

  • Fundamentals
  • Core 
  • Elective Components 

To acquire a GETC-ABET qualification, students need to obtain a minimum of 120 credits at ABET Level 4. An achievement of 120 credits should be obtained from learning areas in the Fundamentals, Core, and Elective categories according to the below rules of combination. 

Rules of Combination for the GETC-ABET Qualification: 120 Credits

  • One Official Language: 23 Credits 
  • Mathematical Literacy: 16 Credits OR 
  • Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences: 16 Credits NOT BOTH
  • Life Orientation: 32 Credits 

 Academic Learning Areas:

    • Human and Social Sciences: 23 Credits
    • Natural Sciences: 15 Credits
    • Economic and Management Sciences: 21 Credits
    • Arts and Culture: 17 Credits
    • Technology: 11 Credits
    • One Additional Official Language (Excluding the language chosen as a Fundamental): 23 Credits


Vocational Learning Areas:

    • Applied Agriculture and Agricultural Technology: 20 Credits
    • Ancillary Health Care: 45 Credits
    • Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises: 17 Credits
    • Travel and Tourism: 38 Credits
    • Information Communication Technology: 23 Credits
    • Early Childhood Development: 26 Credits
    • Wholesale and Retail: 37 Credits

Option 1: 5 Learning Areas

TWO Fundamentals, ONE Core, and TWO

Option 2: 6 Learning Areas

TWO Fundamentals, ONE Core, and THREE

Option 3: 7 or more Learning Areas

TWO Fundamentals, ONE Core, and FOUR

South African Citizens

  • A person must be 21 years or older;
  • Certified copy of ID;
  • Proof of address;
  • Certified copy of previous results/school report (Passed GETC – NQF1);

Non-South African Citizens

  • Certified copy of passport, visa or study permit;
    • Copy of previous results or highest qualification (endorsed by the South African Qualifications Authority); and
  • Proof of address.

National Senior Certificate (NQF Level 4)

Each candidate must register for at least six subjects to qualify for a National Senior Certificate. Learners who have passed some Senior Certificate subjects, but who do not comply with the six-subject limit must select the remaining number of subjects from the following list: 



Agriculture Science

Business Studies


English First Additional Language



IsiXhosa Home Language

IsiXhosa First Additional Language

IsiZulu Home Language 

IsiZulu First Additional Language

Life Science


Mathematics Literacy

Physical Science 

Religion Studies 

Sesotho Home Language

Sesotho First Additional Language

Setswana Home Language

Setswana First Additional Language

Occupational Programmes

  • Learnership-NC: Early Childhood Development L3 (120 Credits)
  • Learnership-NC: Wholesale And Retail L2 (120 Credits)
  • Seamstress & Entrepreneurship (60 Credits)
  • Upholstery & Entrepreneurship (60 Credits)
  • Computer & Digital Support Assistant (60 Credits)
  • Assistant Baker (Fermenyted Dough) Entrepreneurship (60 Credits)
  • Community Housebuilding & Entrepreneurship (60 Credits)
  • Furniture Making & Entrepreneurship (60 Credits)
  • Cell Phone Repairs
  • Automotive Basic Spray Painting
  • Workshop Tool Assistant
  • Wheel Balancer
  • Cook Assistant

Non-formal Programmes

  • Candle Making
  • Baking
  • Sewing
  • Beadwork
  • Gardening
  • Catering And Decor
  • Crotchet
  • Craft Work
  • Beauty & Nail Technology
  • Floor Tiling
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Animal Health
  • Carpentry
  • Basic Upholsterer
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Barber

KZN CET College Fee Structure

Registration Fee = R200

Fees Charged Per Learning Area

  • Mathematics = R200
  • English = R200
  • Physical Science = R200
  • Biology = R200
  • Geography = R200
  • Other Subjects = R200

All Learning Areas = Free

All Learning Areas = Free