TVET colleges pilot project
SAMSA, together with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), is implementing maritime skills training at two pilot sites – the College of Cape Town and Umfolozi TVET College.
Occupational qualifications for maritime ratings – Able Seafarer deck, engine and fishing – have been developed at NQF Level 3 for roll-out in the TVET college sector. An initial enrolment of 45 learners can be accommodated in 2017.
SAIMI is participating on the steering committee of this project and is providing facilitation and coordination support between the role-players, particularly with a view to developing the capacity in identified TVET institutions to deliver these qualifications.