DSMRSVTC admits trainees regardless of race, colour, sex, ethnic background, or disabilitiy. Upon successful application, all trainees have access to the same privileges, programmes, and activities. The criteria for admission are:
- Completion of at least primary education and/or Form IV or above for certain courses
- 15 years old or above
- While not essential for some courses, we encourage all students to have a solid background in mathematics and English
Applications for the year’s courses are available in August and September. Students wishing to apply to any course can visit our Chang’ombe centre to pick up an application form or can download it here. Please note that this application is the standard for all VETA centres, so after reading the application form, you may decide to apply to other regional centres as well.
Applications are due in mid-September. It is the student’s responsibility to return the application before the deadline, to pay a non-refundable fee of Tsh 3,000 for the application process. If you have any questions about the application process or deadlines, please call or visit us.
Students whose applications have been accepted will be invited to sit for an entrance examination. The entrance examination takes place in October, and results are released in December.
Students’ scores on the examination are matched with the courses of their preference and students are then offered a place into the course with the best match between a student’s performance on the exam and on preferences. Successful applicants join the course that they have been matched to in mid January.
Evening classes are held two to three days in a week from March to September with exams in October and November. We have short courses beginning throughout the year so please contact us about the registration process for specific evening and short courses that you are interested in.
Prospects after Training
It is assumed that after three years the trainee will have sat and passed trade test grades III, II and I in his or her field of study and National Business Examinations (NABE) in stages I, II, and III in commercial trades.
After completing a long course, about 15% of our students get formal employment within 8 months, 45% start their own businesses, and 40% go on to do other things. Long course graduates are eligible to pursue further studies such as Diploma in their field of specialization, or the Full Technician Certification. Of the short course students, 30% already have jobs and are coming to the course to upgrade their skills, and about 40% go on to employ themselves.