Overview of Orbit TVET College
The Orbit TVET College offers an assortment of courses at each of their three campuses. They offer their students support services, including academic development, social and cultural services, job placements, and counselling on all campuses. Assistance is provided to students when they apply for scholarships, such as through NSFAS funding. Every student is encouraged to apply for financial aid due to the financial relief it brings to low-income households. The specific focus of public TVET universities is to address the skills shortage in South Africa by offering relevant and responsive vocational and occupational programs.
- National Certificate Vocational Programmes
- Report 191 Programmes
- Occupational Learning Programmes
The 50 public TVET universities most constantly increase the number of students enrolled and trained in priority and critical skill areas, placing TVET universities at the centre of South Africa’s skills development agenda. This relates to equipping the unemployed with the skills necessary to overcome poverty.
Courses are categorised by campus. These are the campuses and their contact numbers:
- Brits Campus: 012 381 5700
- Mankwe Campus: 014 555 2900
- Rustenburg Campus: 014 592 8461/2 or 014 597 5500
Each campus remains inimitable in how it serves the community in which it is located. A wide variety of programs are offered on all three campuses to meet the communities’ diverse needs.
Registrations for the 2021 academic year are currently closed on the Orbit TVET College website. A manual registration process for NCV LEVEL 2, N1 ENGINEERING, N5 & N6 BUSINESS STUDIES commenced on the 25th of January. These were the only courses that were open for application.
“New and senior students who have applied for ALL OTHER PROGRAMMES will be notified in due course about the registration dates and procedures to be followed” (Orbit College, 2021).
Due to COVID-19 regulations, applicants are not being permitted to visit campuses in person. All applications are scheduled to be done online. As noted above, the institution is currently not taking in new registrations. As Covid 19 regulations are relaxed, applications will start being accepted soon.
- Apply online by using the following link: https://ienabler.orbitcollege.co.za/pls/prodi41/w99pkg.mi_login.
An attempt to open the application form with produce an error message: applications to the institutions are currently not being processed. However, as noted above, this should change soon.
- Follow the steps on the student’s application guide.
- Once your application has been received, you will receive an SMS indicating that you have to submit outstanding documents. These include:
- All applicants
- Certified copy of your ID
- Certified copy of your latest results
- Certified ID copies of your parent/s/guardian/spouse (If you are dependent on them)
- If disabled, Medical proof of your condition and a completed disability Annexure A
- Foreign students
- Certified copies of passport
- SAQA approved foreign qualification
- Proof of medical insurance or cover
- Valid study permit
- Supporting documents are to be sent to your preferred campuses’ email address.
- Brits Campus firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mankwe Campus email@example.com
- Rustenburg Campus firstname.lastname@example.org
- NSFAS bursary is accessed by following the NSFAS link: https://my.nsfas.org.za/Application/selfservice.jsp#account2
- A selection committee will review your application. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be done via SMS.
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