Welcome to the PSET Research Repository

The Department of Higher Education and Training (the Department) and its entities undertake research to better understand their various sub-sectors, and identify challenges and opportunities in an effort to guide resource allocations. The Post-School Education and Training (PSET) system produces research on the sector but the research is not available in a central location and it is sometimes hard to access. The Research Repository therefore serves as a central location for all research on PSET. The Research Repository stores and manages collections of research and other related documents.

The objectives of the Research Repository are to:

  • create global visibility for the department commissioned research;
  • collect content in a single location;
  • provide open access to institutional research output by self-archiving it; and
  • store and preserve other institutional digital assets, including unpublished or otherwise easily lost ("grey") literature (for example, theses or technical reports).
Featured research

A CATCHMENT STUDY AROUND THE LOCATION OF TVET COLLEGES: Western Cape – South Cape TVET College

The University of Western Cape (UWC) requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity....

A CATCHMENT STUDY AROUND THE LOCATION OF TVET COLLEGES: Limpopo –Letaba TVET College

The University of Western Cape (UWC) requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity....

Recently added research

Research colloquium on post-school education and training (part 1)

This presentation to the National M and E Learning Network details the use of Stats SA evidence in planning and decision-making. It details national approaches for encouraging utilisation of official statistical data; utilization by local municipalities; the role of Stats SA and harmonised data.

Rethinking Policy for Private Colleges

Private colleges providing education and training in the technical and vocational fields need more policy attention aside from regulations to do with their registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). This study investigates whether DHET should support private colleges t...

Linked Macro-Education Model: A tool for strategic decision-making and skills-planning

This presentation refers to Minister of High Education and Training, Dr Nzimande's call: 'What is needed is knowledge and planning instruments for the system and research- based intelligence for strategic decision-making for the post school system.'

Planning with purpose: The use of labour market intelligence for skills planning in South Africa

This report is the final product of a 17 month-long Skills Planning Dialogue, funded by the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility, with the aim of supporting the establishment by the Department of Higher Education and Training of a 'credible institutional mechanism for national skills planning.' The int...

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