How to Apply to Capricorn TVET College
Diversity is the spice of life. This more accurate in the South African higher and further education landscape, where a student can choose among a traditional university, a university of technology (formerly known as technikon) and a TVET college. The differences that define these three types of institutions are easier explained using an analogy. In the engineering domain, a university produces an engineer, all formal and theoretical. In contrast, a university of technology trains a technician, and the TVET college is the artisan’s home.
In the above hierarchy, the artisan is the person who executes the physical tasks and gets the job done. Artisans don’t sit in offices. They are out in the field, ensuring that operations are running optimally. From this level of practicality, the acronym TVET is born – technical and vocational education and training.
Located in the northernmost province in the Republic of South Africa, Limpopo, Capricorn TVET College is named after the Tropic of Capricorn. In this most southern latitude, the sun shines directly above. The college’s Central Office is located in the heart of the province’s capital, Polokwane, primarily the administrative hub.
For ease of access to the constituent populace, the campuses are spread across the province to reach out to this tropical paradise’s historically diverse nature. The capital hosts two branches, the first being close to the Central Office in the CBD of Polokwane and the other in Seshego, which lies a few kilometres from the main centre. The other two outlying campuses are in Ramokgopa and Senwabarwana.
To become part of this exciting journey, one needs to navigate to https://capricorn.coltech.co.za, where the options are browsing through available courses, registering an access account or logging into an existing one. The application period is usually announced on the college’s main website, http://www.capricorncollege.edu.za/main.
In the true traditional nature of TVETs in South Africa, the college offers three broad categories of study areas: General & Utilities, Engineering Studies, and Business Studies.
The General & Utilities category covers the fields such as Transport and Logistics, Tourism, Safety in Society, Hospitality, and Education & Development.
The Engineering Studies category caters for Process Plant Operations, Mechatronics, Information Technology & Computer Science, Engineering & Related Design, Electrical Infrastructure Construction, Drawing Office Practice, Civil Engineering, and Building Construction.
In the Business Studies category, one chooses among Office Administration, Marketing, Management, and Finance, Economics & Accounting.
The Student Support section of the college’s main website allows students to download various application forms, view the college’s prospectus, access online study materials, and peruse the fee structure.
In those cases where the above methods of communication do not meet your needs, there are a few other traditional methods to access the college:
Address: 16 Market Street, Polokwane, Limpopo
Telephone: (015) 230 1800
Go to Limpopo, and have fun in the sun!