CETA: Thapelo Modibeng Bursary Scheme (Nationwide)


The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) was established in April 2000 after the promulgation of the Skills

Development Act, 97 of 1998. The CETA’s current licenced period expires on 31 March 2030 and the entity’s primary objective is to

influence the course of training and skills development in the construction industry by ensuring that all training reflects the needs and

requirements of the sector.


The Construction Education and Training Authority is inviting all suitable candidates who are in pursuit of qualifications in or related

to the construction industry to apply for funding for the 2021 academic year through a CETA Bursary scheme.


The bursary shall be awarded to candidates pursuing construction related qualifications at under-graduate as well as post graduate

levels, inclusive of Masters and above qualifications as per the CETA bursary Policy.

Successful candidates will be awarded a bursary covering costs of up to a maximum of R 120 000 per learner, per year, over the

duration of their studies to be reviewed annually. The bursary will cover costs related to registration, tuition, books, meals,

accommodation as well as any other support deemed necessary for successful completion of the qualification. Any such additional

funding considerations will be at the discretion of the CETA e.g. research costs, printing, laboratory costs, fieldwork, etc.

In exercising its discretion as it pertains to whether the bursary is to be continued, suspended or reinstated, as the case may be, the

CETA shall take into account academic results as well as any other applicable additional factors

The CETA will award bursaries to suitable candidates studying towards a suitable qualification in or in fields related to the construction

industry at any of the below institutions:

• Public Universities

• Universities of Technology

• TVET Colleges

Qualifications to be taken into consideration will include but will not be limited to the below:

TVET Colleges

NCV: Civil Engineering and Building Construction

NCV: Electrical Infrastructure Construction (Level 2 – 4)

Universities of Technologies

ND Architecture ND Civil Engineering

ND Building

ND Quantity Surveying

ND Surveying

ND Real Estate


BSc Architecture

BSc Civil Engineering

BSc Quantity Surveying

BSc Construction Economics

BSc Construction Management

BSc Construction Studies

BSc Architecture

BA of Building Arts

BSc Geomatics

BSc Urban and Regional Planning

BSc Property Development


• Both under-graduate and post-graduate candidates studying towards a qualification in or related to the construction industry

and in possession of a valid South African Identity Document may apply

• Full or part time learners currently registered with a public institution of their choice and studying towards qualifications in line

with bursary requirements may apply

• Learners who are current beneficiaries of NSFAS, any other public funding scheme and/or any other bursary scheme may not


• Immediate CETA employees’ family members may not apply

• Learners currently funded through CETA funded entities may not apply

• Only Applications from South African citizens will be considered

• Proof of acceptance from the institutions concerned for learners already enrolled

• The applicants must be 35 years of age or less unless applying for post-graduation studies



• The CETA Bursary scheme shall be awarded to candidates who have achieved the prescribed minimum academic pass mark in

their year of study

• The prospective bursars must meet the eligibility criteria of the relevant institution

• Applications from the below designated groups as per the CETA Policy will be given preference

o Female candidates in the construction or built environment

o Candidates from rural areas pursuing qualifications in construction or built environment disciplines

o Unemployed candidates willing to undertake construction or built environment disciplines

o People with disabilities and military veterans

• Learners must be studying or intending to study towards a qualification in or related to the construction industry


• Certified copy of South African Identity Document

• Certified copy of guardian/parents’ proof of income, social grant/pension where available or

o Last three payslips

o Last six months bank approved statements

o Where parents or guardians are unemployed a declaration of their unemployed status in the form of an affidavit

• Letter of acceptance from the tertiary institution

• Full academic history for learners already studying at University or University of Technology or TVET College

• Candidates completing matric in the 2020 academic year to submit their 2020 academic results

CLOSING DATE: 18 March 2021

Click HERE to apply

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