How to apply for a Certificate/Diploma
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Certificates are issued by the National Department Higher Education and Training in Pretoria.
All applications for certificates are dealt with by the examination officer at each campus.
N1 to N6 Certificates are issued automatically when the candidate passes 4 (four) required subjects for the program.
A Candidate may apply for a 3 (three) subject certificate through the campus where the candidate studied.
If a 3 (three) subject certificate is issued for a level, then no subjects can be added to that certificate.
DHET will only issue a statement of results for additional subjects.
National N Diplomas are approved and issued by the National Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria.
All applications for diplomas are dealt with by the examination officer at each campus.
Processes & Procedures:
All applications must be done via the candidate’s examination centre.
No application will be accepted directly from candidates.
It is compulsory that candidates complete the DHET application form.
The relevant HOD must evaluate the application form and sign if the application meets the requirements.
Certified copies of Identity document, certificates(N4, N5, N6 & trade test) and any other supporting documentary proof, e.g. Statement of results, must accompany the application.
Note that it takes 4–6 months to process a diploma application
Application form must be completed in full, signed and stamped by the Academic Board.
A minimum of 12 successfully passed subjects.
N6 instructional offerings related to candidate’s vocation must be indicated.
National N Diploma is a 3 year-qualification, the candidate will qualify three years after entering tertiary level.
A minimum of 2 instructional offerings on the N6 level must be relevant to the candidate’s vocation.
Specific dates (day, month, year) of commencement and ending of services regarding the candidate’s practical training must be indicated.
A candidate must produce proof of 18 months (Business) / 24 months (Engineering) applicable experience in a relevant industry that has as its main function the practical execution of the programme applied for.
The experiential training letter must be on an official original letterhead, signed by the manager and must bear company stamp.
The experiential training letter of candidates who obtain their practical experience at a TVET College must be signed by the Campus Manager.
Applications that do not meet the requirements will be rejected and sent back to the TVET College.
Application for the first issue of National N Diploma is free.
Application for a lost/duplicate diploma is payable at the TVET college.
NB. Application for a lost/duplicate must be supported by an affidavit, copy of identity document and proof of payment.