What Courses Can I Do With 20 Points?

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What Courses Can I Do With 20 Points?

What Courses Can I Do With 20 Points? In South Africa, the Admission Point Score (APS) system is used by universities to determine whether a prospective student meets the minimum requirements for admission into a particular programme of study. The APS is calculated based on the student’s matric results and assigns a score to each subject. But what courses can you do with only 20 points on your APS? With 20 points, you may be eligible to apply for a range of diploma courses offered at TUT, depending on the specific requirements of each program. Here are some of the diploma courses you may be able to apply for with 20 points:

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What Courses Can I Do With 20 Points?

  • National Diploma in Accounting
  • National Diploma in Marketing
  • National Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • National Diploma in Public Management
  • National Diploma in Information Technology
  • National Diploma in Business Administration
  • National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting
  • National Diploma in Logistics
  • National Diploma in Tourism Management
  • National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Light Current)
  • National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • National Diploma in Civil Engineering


​​Minimum general admission requirements for study at TUT

No person may be registered as a student in a programme of TUT unless he or she has complied with the following

General admission requirements for TUT

  • A pass mark in English at Senior Certificate level (minimum additional language; certain programmes may require first or home language status)
  • Each course has its own specific admission requirements.
  • Prospective students should note that the admission requirements of individual programmes could change from year to year.
  • For some programmes, students will be required to write an admission test, which will determine whether they will be admitted to the programme, or whether it will be recommended to them that they enrol for a relevant foundation course.
  • The following table indicates the levels of performance required for entry to specific levels of study:

How To Calculate Admission Point Score (APS)

Results format for the new NSC-G and the minimum admission requirements for TUT:

Rating code​ Rating Marks
7 Outstanding achievement 80 – 100
6 Meritorious achievement 70 – 79
5 Degree substantial achievement 60 – 69
4 Diploma adequate achievement 50 – 59
3 Foundation moderate achievement 40 – 49
2 Elementary achievement 30 – 39
1​ Not achieved 0 –​ 29

​​Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy?

All learners are required to take one of the two subjects for NSC-G purposes

​​TUT position:

  • Mathematics is relevant to programmes that require prior knowledge of mathematics; all others may only require Mathematical Literacy. (Details of what each subject entails can be determined by looking at the DoE curriculum statements, available on the DoE website).