Register With ABET
Registering with an ABET Center
There are an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults in South Africa. Eradicating illiteracy is one of the nine priorities of the National Education Strategy, Tirisano.
Adult Basic Eduation and Training (ABET) is available to adults who want to finish their basic education. An outcomes-based programme that aims to provide basic learning tools, knowledge and skills, and that equips participants with nationally recognised qualifications.
Anyone who did not complete mainstream schooling, who want to attain qualifications in a flexible environment, may register with any ABET centre. The ABET centres may conduct placement tests to determine whether you, the learner, are at level one, two or three.
Language, literacy and communication, Mathematics and mathematical science, Natural science, arts and culture, Life orientation, Technology, Human and social science, Economic and management science
Learners can also choose to take courses in:
Small, meidum and micro enterprises (SMMEs), Tourism, Agricultural science, Ancillary health care,
Steps to follow:Apply to an ABET centre in person. Register at your nearest AET centre. Submit your birth certificate or identity document. Submit your school records.
TimeframeIt may take 1 to 2 weeks.
How much does it cost?Tuition fees vary from center to center.
Forms to completeForms are obtainable at ABET centres.
ABET Centres are typically housed in community learning centres managed by local communities and supported by the Education Department. Those wishing to operate ABET centres must register them with the Eastern Cape Education Department.
For more information on the provincial government's ABET, please contact the following Regional ABET Centres