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Diploma in Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Trainer (Revised ‐ Phasing in from 2020)
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time/ Distance
Duration 2 Years
Level Undergraduate
Course Code 07DTVT


This  programme  aims  to  equip  in‐service  and  pre‐service  vocational  trainers  with  instructional  competencies  required  for  a  career as a Trainer in a Technical and Vocational Education and Training  (TVET) environment. The programme  recognises  the  major attributes that a TVET trainer must possess at a foundational level that would enable him/her to transfer knowledge and  skills  to  vocational  trainees  in  a  student‐centred  manner.  The  programme  provides  an  opportunity  for  artisans  who  wish  to  pursue  further  studies  in  the  field  of  TVET  and  become  competent  trainers  in  their  respective  occupations.  Additionally,  students will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge relevant to facilitate competency‐based training to individuals as  well  as  groups,  work  effectively  within  the  legislative  and  regulatory  imperatives  applicable  to  education  and  training  in  Namibia, and comply with the requirements of competency‐based assessment. Upon completion, graduates should be able to  participate actively in instructional activities and assessment  of  performance  standards within a  formal  training environment  such as Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) and, thereby, make a contribution to the development of the national economy.


Admission Requirements 

Applicants will be considered  for admission  to  this programme provided  they meet  the General Admission Requirements of  the  Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) (GI2.1 in Part 1 of the Yearbook).

  Mature age applicants will be considered provided they meet the requirements and pass the mature age entry examinations of  NUST (GI2.2 in Part 1of the Yearbook).

Additionally,  potential  candidates  must  be  qualified  in  a  designated  trade  with  at  least  three  years  of  relevant  industrial  experience. Prerequisites for admission to this programme must first be obtained before registration for the programme can take  place. In addition to the above‐mentioned requirements, potential candidates who wish to study in the distance education mode  must be employed in a training environment to be considered for the study programme. Final selection into the programme will  be determined by interviews conducted by the Department with the shortlisted students.


Career Opportunities 

Professional Vocational Instructors

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