Programme purpose

The Adv Dip TVT, is a professional, vocational teaching qualification at NQF level 7 that serves as a ‘capping’ qualification to be added to a 3-year (360 credit) disciplinary qualification.

The programme seeks to develop competent TVET college lecturers who are able to teach at an advanced level.

This programme is offered to graduates and/or diplomates already in possession of an appropriate and relevant prior qualification, e.g. a bachelor’s degree or diploma in Tourism or Marketing or Engineering, etc. This advanced diploma requires the candidate to possess specific depth in a specialisation of appropriate, relevant and vocationally-orientated knowledge.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop and/or deepen teaching competencies expected of lecturers in the TVET sec- tor, by:

  • Exposing them to current trends in the development of a vocational pedagogy;
  • ‚ÄčPromoting critical and enquiry-based dispositions with regard to the foundations of education;
  • Placing an emphasis on practical learning by exposing and engaging students to both classroom-specific and industry/ workplace-specific environments;
  • Embracing a personal philosophy of teaching and learning.
  • Facilitating a process where lecturers are empowered to begin to conceive and understand the signature pedagogies that underpin the discipline(s) they teach;
  • Sensitising students to the unique and complex challenges in the sector so that they may engage in socially responsive ways to the diverse learner profiles encountered in the sector.


Admission requirements

An appropriate 3 year, post-school, 360-credit, NQF Level 6 undergraduate diploma or bachelor’s degree, which includes sufficient disciplinary learning in cognate, appropriate academic fields to enable lecturing a technical or vocational subject or field as taught in institutions offering TVET (or vocational) programmes. The disciplinary knowledge (or a substantial part thereof) must have been studied at the exit level of the entry qualification.

On entry to the programme, students will require adequate proficiency in:

  • English, and isiXhosa or Afrikaans;
  • numeracy skills and
  • basic ICT skills.


Programme duration

The programme is offered on full time basis over one year and on part time basis over two years.

Contact information
Mrs Helena Oosthuizen
HOD: Post Schooling
Tel: 041 504 2267

Ms Melony Oliphant
Academic Administrator
Tel: 041 504 4396