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The paid pre-university career consultations service for learners is currently under review, and therefore not being offered by the university until further notice. Kindly accept our apologies for any inconvenience. Should you need more information about UCT course offerings, entry requirements and the application process please contact the UCT Admissions Department at or call them at 021 6502128

Our Service

  • an hour long one-to-one appointment with a careers advisor
  • a pre-appointment questionnaire
  • feedback to parents/guardians at the end of the appointment



Our Approach

The advisor will support the learner in the first steps of study choice and career exploration using the information from the pre-interview questionnaire as a starting point for discussion. The questionnaire serves as a tool to focus the learner and to help the advisor establish where the individual is in terms of the career development process.

The discussion is learner-centred and holistic, and will explore:

  • the learner’s level of self-awareness, including interests, values and aptitudes
  • the learner’s life experience, including levels of career knowledge and awareness of opportunities
  • decision-making processes
  • possible tertiary study options, including entrance requirements
  • the relationship between qualifications and careers

The advisor will promote the development of career management skills and encourage the learner to systematically explore options, rather than prescribe a career or field of study for the learner.

We encourage learners to actively manage and take responsibility for their study and career choices. The success of this process depends on a number of factors including individual maturity, motivation, ambition, abilities and the degree of willingness to expend effort and assume ownership from the outset.

The candidate and the advisor will decide together on a plan of action for the next steps. Towards the close of the interview, parents or guardians will be invited to join the meeting for a brief discussion and to address any concerns they may have.

Please note that we do not provide a written report of the consultation.

Booking an Appointment

You can book an appointment by calling 021 650 2497 or 021 650 4398.

The cost of the interview is R600.00 (including VAT). Payment may be made electronically, by credit card or by cheque. Details of payment will be discussed when the booking is made.

An appointment is provisional until payment is made. If payment is not made by three working days prior to the date of the appointment, the appointment will fall away and be offered to someone else.

When a booking is made, candidates will be sent a pre-interview questionnaire, which must be completed prior to the interview and brought along to the appointment.