Abet matric registration 2024: There are many people in South Africa who fortunately do not require Basic Education skills as they  are able to read and write read. However just being able to read and write does not guarantee success. Many of these people may have failed matric or not have had the opportunity to complete their schooling to matric level. On this page you will find general information on completing matric. Other pages in this section include who offers matric courses, obtaining your matric results and doing matric online.

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With an estimated 4.4 million illiterate adults (DHET, 2019), this website aims to provide information on adult basic education and training (ABET) in South Africa – information for people wanting to become involved in ABET either as learners or educators. We hope we have at least gone part of the way to facilitating this very important aspect of education in South Africa.

What is adult matric?

Not everyone has had the opportunity to complete their schooling to matric level and if they have had the opportunity, there are many people who were not able to complete their matric due to circumstances beyond their control or who just didn’t have the right support. Often you find that several years later you are in a situation where you need to have a matric certificate in order to advance your career, find a job or obtain  promotion. If this is the case and you are over the age of 21, there are a number of opportunities for you to obtain that much-needed matric certificate. Having said that, if you do not already possess a grade 9 certificate, many organizations that offer adult matric will require you to take ABET classes to write the grade 9 exams before studying further for your matric. The matric exams typically include material from grades 10 to 12. That is why it is important to leave yourself enough time to study 3 years of work before writing the matric exam. Adult matric is also known as the Amended Senior Certificate (ASC).


Adult Matriculation Amended Senior Certificate (ASC)

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 Level 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.

For information on registration criteria, subject choices and promotion requirements visit the Senior Certificate page on

Abet matric registration 2024

Are there schools for adults?

Adult education is a public education program for all adults. Adult schools offer free to low-cost classes for adults 18 and older. Students can earn a high school diploma, or high school equivalency certificate, learn about jobs, learn to speak English, and learn how to become a U.S. citizen.

What are the requirements for ABET?

You can register at your nearest ABET/AET centre. You will need to take your ID or birth certificate and your Grade 9 school report stating that you have passed Grade 9.
How much does ABET cost?
The cost for ABET training levels differ according to the specific level, subjects, place, books and more. The average cost for the completion of one of the ABET training levels ranges from R1400 to R1800 a learner. This also of course includes the lectures, hands-on classes, work material and more.



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