There are many people in South Africa who do not require Basic Education skills, but failed to complete their matric for various reasons. Below is general information I have found, followed by a list of training centres that I have sourced that offer matric courses for mature learners.

Obtaining past matric results
The Matric Results website has an archive of results that go back to 2004. Unfortunately as at 14 March 2020, the website was not operational, but it may become operational again in the near future.Careers without Matric

The matric.co.za website also has a very useful guide that addresses the statement “I am trying to find my matric results!”

Re-issue or replacement of a matric certificate

Re-issue or replacement of a matric certificate (or change of particulars). The SA government gives guidelines on applying for the re-issue or replacement of a matric certificate on their website including reasons for re-issue, documentation required, costs involved and the procedure to follow.

Amended Senior Certificate registration 2021
Register for the Amended Senior Certificate before the 23rd February 2021. Adults that qualify to write the 2020 Senior Certificate(amended) examination must register for the examination from 01 October 2019 until 31 January 2020. Candidates may register at any provincial education office (which includes the provincial head office, the district office or a circuit office) OR register online on www.eservices.gov.za (online registration accessible from 08 October 2019).

An exciting development is known as the Amended Senior Certificate (ASC). More information can be found on the Basic Education website.

However, based on the need for a qualification for adults that is equivalent to the current National Senior Certificate (NSC), the Minister of Basic Education has approved the revision of the current Senior Certificate qualification such that it can be offered by learners who will have no alternative route to follow post June 2014. The Senior Certificate (as amended), retains its qualification structure but will utilise the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) subjects to support the qualification. This implies that the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) subjects will be offered as part of the Senior Certificate (as amended). The first examination based on the Senior Certificate (as amended) was written in JunelJuly 2015. All Senior Certificate subjects that were passed prior to June 2015, at Higher Grade and Standard Grade levels, excluding Lower Grade conversions, will be recognized.

The Senior Certificate (as amended) now also allow candidates to obtain University endorsement. As in the case of the NSC exam, they can also qualify for admission to Bachelor, Diploma or Higher Certificate programmes at Higher Education institutions.

The following learners will qualify for admission to the amended Senior Certificate:

    • Adult learners who are 21 years and older who have:
        • a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC); or
        • a Grade 9 school report (or the old standard seven). stating that they have passed Grade 9 or Standard 7; or
    • a recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Levell which requires two official languages.
    • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate qualification.
    • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete National Senior Certificate and whose School-Based Assessment (SBA) validity has expired.
    • Only in exceptional cases, out of school youth, who are 18-21 years old and who could not complete their school education due to circumstances beyond their control, as verified by the Head of Department in the Provincial Education Department.

 

Matric 2019 
Parent24 provide useful information for 2019 matrics including…

… and many other resources. This site is worth visiting.

Department of Education – Matric Forms
The following forms are available for download as PDF from the Department of Education’s website:

 

Umalusi – Council for quality assurance in general and further education and training Umalusi improves quality in public adult learning centres in South Africa, as well as in private and community-based organizations that offer basic education by :

    • quality assuring the examinations for the General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) for adults, as well as the internal assessment that lead to this qualifications.
    • monitoring the quality of qualifications and curriculum.
    • accrediting private education centres directly.

 

Matric.co.za
If you have left school and still have to pass matric or are wondering what to do after matric with your qualification, this web directory will show you a world of opportunities.