ABET training centres do not only cater for company employees. The listings here welcome individuals wishing to learn through ABET. To view listings by province, click here.

How to register with an AET (ABET) centre
Anyone who did not complete mainstream schooling, and wants to attain qualifications in a flexible environment, may register with any AET centre. The AET centres may give you placement tests to determine whether you are at AET level one, two or three.

Mustadafin Foundation
Mustadafin Foundation has committed itself to collaborative forms of education starting with early childhood development centres, branching out into madrassa schools and coming full circle with adult education that includes both literacy and skills training. It’s important to the organization that people become self-sufficient and self-reliant. We support education by establishing of educare centres, dispensing bursaries, conducting adult literacy programs, training preschool teachers, managing Islamic education centres and more.

Gauteng CET College
The GETC-ABET qualification (NQF Level 1) with ID No. 71751 provides adult learners with fundamental basics in general education learning. The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with foundational learning by acquiring knowledge, skills and values in specified learning areas. It also allows learners to choose electives unit standards, which relate to occupational learning relevant to their area of interest or specialisation.

You don’t have to invent the NQF-Fundementals Communication Skills wheel! We have all the tools that you need: LITERATI – our proven, mother-tongue short cut to English literacy ELSA – our standardized measuring instruments HANDS-ON ENGLISH – our accelerated-learning, modularized ABET English programme Plain English – Readability and Controlled Writing.

Siyaloba Training Academy
In addition to the marine courses, Siyaloba also provides the ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) course, which is the equivalent to a grade 9 qualification. ABET learning is both numeracy and Literacy based and is done through multimedia learning with material provided by Media Works. There are four levels to complete with total duration being on average six months for both the Numeracy and literacy levels combined. . Upon completion of a level and presentation of a Portfolio of Evidence, learners receive a nationally recognised certificate. Situated in Port Elizabeth.

Project Literacy
Project Literacy was established in 1973 to address the needs of illiterate and semi-literate adults in South Africa and has more than 30 years of experience in ABET provision. Today Project Literacy is a well-established and highly respected non-governmental organisation (NGO) with experts in the provision of a wide range of Education and Training programmes. With it’s headquarters in Pretoria, Project Literacy’s programmes reach adult learners nation-wide through offices in every province.

Sizanani ABET Career Solutions
Sizanani ABET Career Solutions provide education and training at various levels. Their products and services are underpinned by ISO 9001, UMALUSI and supporting SETA’s. They offer training  in …

  • ABET Level 1-4
  • Literacy Training of Unemployed individuals and disabled from local communities
  • Incorporation of life skills programmes
  • Foundational Learning Competence

… as well as Women in mining courses, portable skills and household informal training, Management Business & Productivity skills and many more.

St Francis Radical Learning Academy
The St Francis Radial Learning Academy is an adult education school located in Mandalay, Western Cape. Senior certificate and matric re-writes available online. Other courses are also available

Media Works
Media Works is an adult education and training provider with the drive and energy to tackle illiteracy in South Africa and in the rest of the world. They offer a number of delivery methods including computer-assisted, face-to-face and combination of the two, which has enabled thousands of learners to have access to learning at any time and place that suits them. Browse the website to find out about the best ABET training solution for your company.

Novalis Ubuntu
The Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Cape Town, South Africa is a non-profit organization committed to acknowledging, honouring and nurturing the unique gifts, talents and inner resources of each individual. Our Holistic Adult Education Programme combines Steiner education principles with Ubuntu, the universal spiritual values embraced in African philosophy.

Operation Upgrade
Please note that the website for Operation Upgrade is under development as at 22 September 20212, but they indicate that it will be available soon.
Operation Upgrade, the oldest nongovernmental literacy organisation in South Africa, battles the problems of poverty, malnutrition, and HIV/AIDS through literacy development.  Operation Upgrade’s growing network of trained community facilitators works with the poorest and most marginalized of people in South African society. Operation Upgrade’s mission is to assist social change and development in South Africa through the support and provision of adult literacy and adult basic education and training. We work mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the home of the Zulu people, although we will train literacy educators in other provinces.  In KwaZulu-Natal adult illiteracy is high and HIV and AIDS are prevalent.

The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy was awarded to Operation Upgrade of South Africa, for the “KwaNibela Project”, and continues the Organisation’s 40-year history of commitment and change.

Umalusi Accredited Providers
Accredited providers of FET and ABET training.