Funding FET Colleges - National Norms & Standards: draft amendments

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Higher Education, Science and Technology

The Department of Higher Education and Training invites you to comment on the Draft Amendments to the National Norms and Standards for Funding Further Education and Training Colleges (NSF-FET Colleges)

The proposed amendments to the NSF-FET Colleges are technical changes mainly due to the shift of administration function to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and replaces "Provincial Education Department (PED)", "Department of Education (DoE)" and "Department of Labour (DoL)" with "Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)".

Attention is drawn to the provisions of sections 20 and 21 read with sections 1 and 2 of the Further Education and Training Amendment Act No.1 of 2013 which provide the authority to change the name of the Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges when these sections are brought into operation by the President. In these funding norms, the name of the Further Education and Training Colleges is replaced with Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges. The name of the Further Education and Training Colleges Act No.16 of 2006 will also change to be known in future as the Continuing Education and Training (CET) Act No.16 of 2006. The new names are used in the proposed amendments of the funding norms.

Comments can be emailed to Ms D Masipa st Masipa.D@dhet.gov.za by no later than Friday, 26 September 2014.