CAO Application Dates and Fees


APPLICATION FEETo start studies in JanuaryTo start studies in JulyTo start studies in July
DateSA CitizensInternational applicantsDateSA CitizensInternational applicantsDateSA CitizensInternational applicants
If form and fee reach us on or before31 Oct R 245.00R 300.0031 May R 245.00R 300.0031 May 2020R 245.00R 300.00
If form and fee reach us on or after 01 Nov R 465.00R 575.0001 June R 465.00R 575.0001 June 2020R 465.00R 575.00
Applicants who ONLY have TVET Programme Choices do not incur a late application fee. 
Any request to add, change or renumber programme choices will incur a “change of Mind” Fee of R 135.00

Citizens of other countries must pay the international fee if they do not have permanent residence in South Africa or refugee or asylum seeker status recognised by the Department of Home Affairs.    

All monies must be paid in South African rands

Ways of paying the CAO application fee

Payment optionWhere payment can be madePayment type accepted
EASYPAY                                                * Preferred payment option*Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, Woolworths or any store displaying the EasyPay sign.Cash, Debit or Credit Card
Paying online by Credit CardVisit Click on ‘My Application’, enter your CAO or ID number and follow the prompts.Credit Card Payment ONLY
Credit or Debit Card paymentAt the CAO Office. Gate 11, UKZN, Mary Thiphe Street, Cato Manor, DurbanCredit or Debit Card

You should avoid submitting an application close to a closing date. No extensions to closing dates will be allowed and all application fees are non-refundable.

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