TEVETA programmes, TEVETA Courses Offered

Find out list of all TEVETA courses offered (TEVETA programmes) including certificate courses and  Diploma courses in Malawi, Also find out about admission process, eligibility, fees, rankings, placements, infrastructure and much more. TEVETA offer foundational education, specialized knowledge and multi-faceted learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. TEVETA introduce various initiatives to help students better understand themselves, strengthen their foundation in core subjects, and learn through engagement and collaboration.



Below is the Full list of  courses offered by TEVETA in Malawi.

Community Technical Colleges Programme

The Government of Malawi launched the Community Technical Colleges (CTC) Programme in 2015 with the aim to offer life-changing technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills to school leavers.The CTC programme, which is being implemented by government through the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development was launched under the theme “Skills for employment creation and poverty eradication.”

What is a Community College?

A community college is a training institution whose educational facilities are available to the youth and other members of the community. It can also be an institution established in a community, owned by a community and run by a community to cater for youth and adults who would like to further their career and those who did not complete their schooling or never attended school.

Objectives of the CTC Programme

  • To address the prevalence of unemployment among unskilled and unproductive youth
  • To strengthen community participation in development projects as well as increase income for the rural masses and increase chances of education progression
  • To support establishment of business incubator centres in communities based on the area of focus as one way of enabling prospective entrepreneurs from community technical colleges establish businesses
  • To support CTC graduates establish enterprises through linking them to financial lending institutions

Benefits of community colleges

  • Reduces cost of training on the part of the students
  • Increases skills base for community development projects and establishment of enterprises
  • Provides entrepreneurship training to enable youth establish businesses

How to access training in CTCs

The district council is responsible for recruiting trainees for these colleges. The council advertises for those with the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) to apply. This is usually done in the months of October and November.

Certificate of Award and Career Progression

Graduates from CTCs are awarded the Malawi TEVETA Certificate after undergoing about 2 years (level 2) while some for one year (level 2) of rigorous training using the Competence Based Training (CBET) methodology.

To ensure career progression, the Malawi Government introduced a community technical college transitioning initiative through which qualified apprentices are given a chance to progress for attainment of level 3 and 4 qualifications in the country’s National Technical Colleges.

TEVETA’s roles in the CTC programme

TEVETA, as a regulatory body mandated to regulate, promote and facilitate sustainable provision of quality Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVETA) in Malawi plays the following roles:

  • Supports the provision of training equipment
  • Supports infrastructure development
  • Facilitates provision of teacher training
  • Develops relevant curricula

Courses Offered in CTCs

  • Bricklaying
  • Plumbing
  • Motor Cycle Mechanics
  • Textile and Fashion Designing
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Auto mobile Mechanics
  • Electrical Installation and Electronics

List of current community technical colleges

Northern Region

  1. Ngara             Karonga
  2. Ezondweni     Mzimba

Central Region

  1. Mponela                    Dowa
  2. Kapondo                   Mchinji
  3. Mbandila                   Nkhotakota
  4. Chongoni                  Dedza

Southern Region

  1. Naminjiwa                 Phalombe
  2. Thumbwe                  Chiradzulu
  3. Aida Chilembwe      Chiradzulu
  4. Milonga                     Thyolo
  5. Chilobwe                   Blantyre
  6. Mangochi

Under Construction

Khwisa            Balaka

Kasama         Chitipa


Chitala           Salima

Ng’abu          Chikwawa

Tengani          Nsanje

Sakata           Zomba

Ntonda          Ntcheu

Chitambe      Mulanje

Kavinkhama Mzimba

Mgayi             Lilongwe

Zolokere        Rumphi




Private and Public Sector Training Programme



The TEVETA Authority, in line with the TEVETA Act, promotes and provides short tailor-made course programmes and in-service trainings in order to improve the performance and productivity of the national economy which is delivered through the Public and Private Sector Training Programme (PPSTP).

The PPSTP is a window through which all TEVETA Levy compliant employers are supported in addressing skills and performance gaps at the workplace for purposes of increased productivity and delivery of high quality products (goods and services) on the market.


The programme aims at bridging the skills and performance gaps among existing employees at the workplace through a number of interventions.

Target group

The PPSTP targets all employees from TEVETA Levy compliant companies and organisations. The programme embraces both technical and vocational skill areas at the workplace ranging from soft to hard skills.


The programme offers the following  training interventions:

• Company or organisation-specific (in-house) technical support
Under this intervention, companies and organisations in their capacity as individual entities and/or associations and industrial groupings do liaise with the TEVETA Authority to access technical support and advice regarding delivery of services and products in a socially responsive manner. The assistance could either be through consultative discussions on one on one basis, workshop format and/or electronic advice on how best to access TEVETA Authority services.

• Company or organisation-specific (in-house) training with reimbursements of training costs

Within this intervention companies or organisations that conduct in-house trainings for their employees at the workplace are eligible to claim 20% of the total direct training costs from TEVETA Authority. The total reimbursement of such costs does not exceed 20% of the total TEVETA Levy contribution paid by the applicant in the previous financial year. The reimbursements are meant to assist companies or organisations reduce training costs incurred by the employer.

• Company or organisation-specific (in-house) on-the-job training

Under this intervention, companies or organisations are supported technically and financially in implementation of training at the workplace through on-the-job methodology. Trainees have the chance to practice modules and/or sessions practically within their working environment. Through this intervention companies and organisations are supported with 50% of the total direct training costs.

• Common tailor-made training

These are scheduled training courses based on consolidated demands from industry. The courses address common skill gaps experienced at industry. These courses are facilitated by specially selected and procuredtrainers/ consultants procured by TEVETA Authority. Additionally, TEVETA Authority pays for training materials, venue costs, while participating companies meet the cost of travel to and from training venue, accommodation and allowances where applicable for the participants. .

• Association or industrial grouping demand-based training

Within this intervention, respective companies/associations and industrial groupings that have  common skill gaps demand particular course(s). The direct training cost of the  course(s) is shared equally between TEVETA Authority and the respective association and/or industrial grouping.

How to access PPSTP interventions 

Except on the technical support intervention, all the other interventions require the companies and organisations to;

• Identify their skill gaps and/or performance gaps • Apply using available application forms to TEVETA Authority for approval • Get approval from the Authority • Implement the demanded interventions and claim for reimbursements where necessary within the appropriate intervention.

When to apply

Employers and organisations can apply for the PPSTP interventions anytime in a fiscal year. Where companies and organisations  have problems with identifying  performance needs and skill gaps, they are always encouraged to seek assistance from  the TEVETA Authority.

Benefits of the Public and Private Sector Training Programme

• Improved productivity and profitability at the workplace
• Improved attitude and knowledge of workers
• Improved competence of workforce
• Accelerated reduction of maintenance costs resulting in improved lifetime of machines
• Enhanced customer/client satisfaction
• Increased national manpower development on the labour market
• Increased ability of the workforce to coping with technological changes



Informal Sector Skills Development Programme

The Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVETA) Authority  is a regulatory body that was established in 1999 by an Act of Parliament with the mandate to regulate, promote and facilitate sustainable provision of quality technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training in Malawi. Both TEVETA Authority’s Policy and Act support implementation of informal skills development initiatives that promote wage and self-employment through the acquisition of TEVETA.
The informal sector in Malawi covers a spectrum of economic activities in commerce, agriculture, construction, transportation and service provision. It absorbs more than 80% of the labor force in both the rural and urban areas.  In order to increase access and equity, the TEVETA Authority strives to develop quality skills training that equip the youth and other disadvantaged groups with skills that will enable them become employable through Informal Training Programmes.
These skills development training programmes are demand driven and are based on training needs assessment before implementation. They generally operate on a cost sharing basis.
TEVETA Authority works with Informal TEVETA providers who have to undergo registration to ensure adherence to prescribed standards.
The Informal Skills Development Programme aims at improving the standards of technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training of people living and working in the country’s informal sector.
TEVETA Authority promotes the adoption of appropriate technologies in TEVETA to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in various informal skills development initiatives.
Training Initiatives
Informal Skills Development Programmes offer various training opportunities under the following initiatives:
1. Skills Development Initiatives
This refers to short term training programmes aimed at imparting or improving skills to small and micro entrepreneurs as well as out of school youth, women and other community members.
2. Skills Training in collaboration with Partners 
Skills Development with Partners are technical, entrepreneurial and life skills training initiatives implemented in collaboration with partners such as Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs). Skills Training in collaboration with parners aims at working with other organisations in the provision of TEVETA to the rural, urban and peri-urban areas. TEVETA Authority and the partner institution enter into an MoU where the Authority promotes, facilitates and regulates quality provision of TEVETA within the partner’s catchment area.
3. Micro and Small Enterprise Development (MSED) Initiatives 
Micro and Small Enterprise Development (MSED) interventions aim at developing entrepreneurial, business and technical skills in existing community based micro and small enterprise groups formed by various Governmental and Non-governmental agencies in the rural, urban and peri-urban areas.
4. Informal Apprenticeship/On-the-Job Training (IA/OJT)
Informal Apprenticeship training involves the transfer of knowledge and skills from a Master Craftsperson to an apprentice taking place on the job within an enterprise or workplace. IA/OJT aims at providing hands on training that allows an apprentice to learn technical as well as business skills from the Authority’s registered Master Craft’s person.
5. Community Skills Development Centres (CSDC)
Community Skills Development Centres (CSDC) are TEVETA Authority listed community owned institutions with specified infrastructure that provide TEVETA and are recognised by the local assembly. CSDCs aim to provide TEVETA at a local informal TEVETA institution focusing on training that is relevant to the locality with a view to promote self-employment and economic empowerment of the local masses.
How to access 
Individuals, organisations and small business groups in both rural, urban and peri-urban areas are encouraged to demand training opportunities from the TEVETA Authority through its service centres or District TEVETA Desk Officers. To ensure equitable access to TEVETA, the TEVETA Authority works with all district and city assemblies alongside Informal Sector TEVETA Provider Association (ISTPAs) whose members are Master Craft’s Persons involved in Informal Apprenticeship provision.
Target Groups
  •  Unemployed individuals
  •  Out of school youth.
  •  Vulnerable,
  •  Master craftspersons
  •  Artisans
  •  Micro-entrepreneurs
  •  Traditional apprentices
  •  Marginalized and disadvantages groups including women and orphans
Benefits of Informal Skills Development Programmes
  •  Skills upgrading opportunities
  • Quality Assurance services
  • Courses streamlined with entrepreneurship and business training




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October 2020