The ABET fundamentals are that of outcomes based education and quick learning. Outcomes based education simply means that whatever is learned can be applied in the work environment and day to day living. As such no information is given that will not be of use to the learner.
The second part of ABET fundamentals is quick learning. Recognizing the importance of time limits, the ABET program ensures that learners will for instance, not have to go through nine years of schooling to get a Grade 9 qualification. As such the program has been structured to ensure maximum learning in the shortest possible period. Another one of the ABET fundamentals is that of a standard of education that is the same across all nine provinces in the county. This will ensure that the qualification of the learner will be recognized throughout the country.