CETA Thapelo Madibeng Bursary 2023

CETA Thapelo Madibeng Bursary 2023

About Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)

The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) was established in April 2000 to ensure that training and skills development represent the needs and requirement of the sector. The CETA is accredited as an Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). ETQA accreditation allowed the CETA to administer both the skills training and training providers.

The construction industry is divided into four major sub-sectors  such as Building Construction, Built Environment Professions, Materials Manufacturing and Roads and Civil Construction. The CETA then provides skills development and training projects aimed at furthering South Africa’s human resources especially the construction workforce whose skills are valued in terms of the National Qualification Frameworks (NQF).

The CETA provides corporate services to the construction industry such as Communications & PR, Human Resources and Information Communication Technology. It also provides financial management and procurement services with its sub-units which includes Supply Chain Management, Management Accounting, Project Accounting and Financial Accounting.

CETA Thapelo Madibeng Bursaries

The Construction Education and Training Authority is inviting qualified students who are interested in Construction Related studies to apply for the Thapelo Madibeng bursary. The Thapelo Madibeng bursary value is capped at R80 000.00 per annum which will cover the expenses for tuition fees, prescribed books/stationery, residence costs and meals.

The following qualification types in the Built Environment Sector are accepted for the bursary scheme:

Universities Degree Qualification

  • BSc Architecture
  • BSc Land Surveying
  • BSc Civil Engineering
  • BSc Quantity Surveying
  • BSc Construction Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • B degree in Geomatics
  • BSc Urban and Regional Planning
  • BSc Property Development
  • BSc in Real Estate

Universities of Technologies

  • N D : B uilding
  • ND: Civil Engineering
  • ND: Quantity Surveying
  • N D : E lectrical Engineering
  • N D : T own and Regional Planning
  • ND: Land and Property Development
  • ND: Architecture
  • ND: Geomatics
  • ND: Construction

TVET Colleges

  • NCV: Civil Engineering and Building (Level 2 – 4)
  • NCV: Electrical Infrastructure Construction (Level 2 – 4)
  • NATED : Electrical Engineering (N1 – N6)
  • NATED: Civil Engineering (N1 – N6)

CETA Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • Senior Certificate / matriculation
  • Under-graduate and post-graduate candidates may apply
  • Immediate CETA employee’s family members are not eligible
  • Completion of one or more years of study at a recognised tertiary institution
  • South African citizens
  • Not more than 35 years of age
  • Full times students registered with a public institution of their choice
  • Grade 12 average of 60%, with Mathematics and Science both at 60% minimum
  • Financial need with household income of not more than R350k per annum
  • Students of any construction-related fields such as mentioned above
  • Not a recipient of other CETA funding
  • Preference will be given to applications from designated groups

How to Apply and Application Details

Applications must be done in either of the following ways:


  • Download and complete the CETA Thapelo Madibeng Bursary Application Form. (pdf)
  • Provide certified copies of the following documents:
    • South African ID document
    • Guardian/parents proof of income or social grant/pension
    • Proof of acceptance from tertiary institution, from either University or University of Technology
    • Full academic records for students already studying at University or University of Technology
    • Grade 12 June 2017 results for Matriculants
    • Death certificate, for deceased parents/guardian
    • Doctor’s certificate, for disabled parents/guardian
  • Submit application form and complete required documents through either of the following methods:
    • Post: P.O. Box 1955 Halfway House Midrand 1685
    • Hand Delivery: 183 Kerk Street Halfway House Midrand 1685
    • Email: [email protected]

Closing Date

31 January 2019

Contact Details

CETA Head Office

Rose Skosana
Address: 183 Kerk Street (Corner Old Pretoria Main Road), MIDRAND, 1685 Gauteng
Tel: 011 265 5900
Email: [email protected]