THE Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is calling on Grade 12 learners who passed matric in 2017, but have not yet secured a place at a university or college, to apply immediately using the department’s Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) system.
CACH, which started operating in 2013, is a government online application portal designed for Grade 12 students who seek admission to post-school training and education (PSET).
Department of Higher Education Communications Officer, Madikwe Mabotha, said CACH assists prospective students by sharing their matric results with public and private further and higher education institutions across the country, including technical and vocational training (TVET) colleges, universities, Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), and registered private higher institutions.
‘Institutions with open study places, technical training opportunities or apprenticeship slots then make these available to the most suitable applicants on the CACH database.
‘Students who have been declined offers at universities should come to CACH, which is an ideal route to find a study space that is still available at another institution,’ said Mabotha.
CACH also provides a portal for school leavers and other prospective students who have not completed their schooling, to career information, advice and development services.
‘Young people with the required matric qualifications and who are still seeking opportunities for 2018 can access CACH’s easy to use website at: cach.dhet.gov.za or call the toll-free number 0800 356 635.’
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