Chapter 3 of the Continuing Education and Training (CET) Act (2006), as amended by Act 3 of 2012 speaks to the governance of public colleges.

The Bill in its totality provides for:

  • The regulation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET);
  • The establishment, governance and funding of public TVET colleges;
  • The employment of staff at public TVET colleges;
  • The registration of private TVET colleges;
  • The promotion of quality in Technical and Vocational Education and Training;
  • Transitional arrangements and the repeal of laws; and
  • Matters connected therewith.

In Short

The Act deals with:

  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges
  • How they must operate
  • Appoint and manage management staff, lecturers and support staff
  • The funding of Colleges
  • The promotion of quality
  • The governance of Colleges

The Act is very specific when it comes to Governance of Colleges and addresses issues and gives guidance to:

  • Public college governance structures
  • Council of public colleges
  • Academic Board of public colleges
  • Committees of council and academic board
  • Principal of public college
  • Student Representative Council
  • Disciplinary measures
  • Prohibition of corporal punishment and initiation practices
  • Admission policy of public college
  • Standard college statute

The Bill provides for the:

  • Establishment of a national coordinated Technical and Vocational Education and Training system which promotes cooperative governance and provides for programme-based vocational and occupational training;
  • Restructuring and transformation of programmes and colleges to respond better to the human resources, economic and development needs of the country;
  • Redressing of past discrimination and ensure representivity and equal access;
  • Ensuring access to Technical and Vocational Education and Training and the workplace by persons who have been marginalised in the past, such as women, the disabled and the disadvantaged;
  • Provision of optimal opportunities for learning, the creation of knowledge and the development of intermediate to high level skills in keeping with international standards of academic and technical quality;
  • Promoting the values which underlie an open and democratic society based on human dignity, equality and freedom;
  • Advancement of strategic priorities determined by national policy objectives as all levels of governance and management within the Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector;
  • Respecting and encouragement of democracy and foster a collegial culture which promotes fundamental human rights and creates an appropriate environment for teaching and learning;
  • Pursue excellence, and promote the full realisation of the potential of every student and member of staff, tolerance of ideas and appreciation of diversity;
  • Response to the needs of the country, the labour market and the communities served by the colleges; and
  • Complement the National Skills Development Strategy in co-operation with the department of Labour.

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