Life after matric, what to do if you do not get into university

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Although you have just completed matric, it may not be possible to continue with your education. Not everyone is accepted to university. Finding a job after completing your matric year can be difficult. Although it can be difficult, there are many opportunities for you to make a career out of a matric.

Also, university is not for everyone. Many people who have set their sights on higher education will ask themselves, "Is going to university really worth it?" Particularly considering the additional financial responsibilities and higher tuition costs. Although the answer to this question will vary for everyone, those who have made the decision not to go to university or have not qualified for admission should ask "What are the alternatives?" This post will help you to explore your options.

Upgrade your marks or rewrite your matric?

You have the opportunity to improve your marks and meet entry requirements by applying to government programs. You can either upgrade a subject or rewrite all of the exams. This can be done in two places: either in a public adult centre where you have classroom time or in a private accredited institution. Once you have received your results from your final matric exams, you can apply for a Matric upgrade. To ensure your spot in the matric upgrade for next year, make sure you submit your application on time. You have the option to either redo all your subjects or just a few that require an improvement. You don't have to choose the same subjects that you did in high school. You can instead choose the subjects that will get you the highest marks or those you need to be accepted into a particular course.

You can choose any 3 subjects as long as you have a Home Language or an Additional Language.

Apply to an internship or learnership

A matric certificate is required for learnership or some internships. This structured learning program allows you to learn and study practically. You can spend 12 months in a programme designed to prepare you for university or change your career path if you decide to apply again.

Internships work in the same way as work placements. They allow you to build your experience and expand your knowledge. These tend to be more lasting than work placements.

While not all internships pay, they can look great on your resume. These internships can be as competitive as real jobs. To apply, you will need to complete an application and go to an interview.

If you are unable to afford transportation or food, these programs will pay a stipend.

Why choose a learnership over any other type of qualification?

Students learn new skills by applying the theoretical content to the work environment.

A qualified expert will provide guidance to ensure that students have the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to complete certain tasks.

The stipend is used to pay for transportation costs between the workplace and the training centre during the duration of the learnership.

You only need to give your time and effort.

FET College

If you're determined to study but have not been accepted to university, further education and training (FET) colleges might be a viable option. You can choose to study the course you want and then pursue a diploma. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges are vocational and occupational in nature. This means that the college courses offer education and training intending to prepare students for specific jobs. At the end of your training, you receive a certificate.

Some students may be eligible to apply to universities of technology for further studies in the same area they studied at the TVET College. For information on the qualifications and fees required for the course that interests you, contact the TVET College.

For matriculants, there is also the option of starting a business. Entrepreneurship is one of the main drivers of South Africa's economy. It can create jobs, provide growth, and generate taxable income.

Take a gap year

You don't have to decide what to do next year if you are still not sure what to do. This isn't time to play video games or sleep late. Plan your day.

Consider where you are interested in going, what you would like to do, and how long you plan to stay there. You can travel abroad to be an au pair, work on a farm or cruise ship, teach English or do conservation work.

You may be charged a registration fee and will need to cover your travel expenses. If you are unsure of your options after matric, a gap year can be a great way to get some extra time. You can do many things during a break. Like explore the world, Volunteer at your local charity, or abroad. Start saving money and get a job (this is great if you decide to go to university).A gap year can ultimately help you to develop the skills employers are looking for, increase your cultural awareness, and give you a boost.


You might consider volunteering as a part-time or full-time volunteer for a non-governmental organization if you are passionate about that cause. Volunteering is a great way for you to get real work experience and to contribute to a cause that matters to you. It can also lead to a permanent, paid job.

While paid positions are not always available in charities and NGOs, it's possible to be offered a full-time position if you put in enough time and effort. There are many volunteer opportunities. All you have to do is search for an organization whose mission aligns with your own and then contact them directly for any available volunteering gigs.

Apply early for the next year

You will need a plan of action, regardless of whether you are taking a gap year or applying to TVET or private colleges. To avoid disappointment, plan for next year and the year before. Rejections from college shouldn't stop you from seeking higher education. Applying early with good final marks will increase the chances of you being admitted into the program you wish to be admitted into early.





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