Before 1999 West Coast College consisted of several small satellites, which were then merged and officially declared as an FET College in 2003.
West Coast College was the last FET College to be formed in the Western Cape. Unlike other colleges that were formed around the hub of an existing technical college, its systems had to be established from scratch and today the college consists of five campuses. Central Office moved during 2015, in that same year the college officially changed from the name of FET college to TVET college
The Atlantis Campus was originally established in the 1980s as the Atlantis Technical Institute and in 1993 the campus became part of the Protea College. The campus finally merged with West Coast College in 2002.
The Citrusdal Campus opened for the first time in January 1999 as the Citrusdal Centre for Further Education and Training. At first it was part of the Tygerberg College and became part of West Coast FET College in 2002. The campus serves students from the Cederberg area – from Lamberts Bay and Clanwilliam to the Bergrivier-area including Porterville, Piketberg, Goedverwacht and Piket-Bo-Berg.
The Malmesbury Campus opened its doors for the first time in January 2005 and moved to new premises during 2014, whilst the Vredenburg Campus, formerly known as the Westlake College, became part of West Coast College in August 1999. The new Vredenburg campus was officially opened in November 2012.
The Vredendal Campus was started in 1997 and in September 1998 the campus moved to bigger buildings, due to the rapid growth of students.
In the first year of NC(V) implementation in 2007, West Coast College managed to register more students than the required target of 622 and managed to implement all the required programmes. West Coast College is now one of the biggest colleges in terms of the NC(V) intake.
The college has continued to expand its courses and total student numbers projected for 2016 is 10 218
The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography opened its doors in January 2003 in a quaint historic building on Dorp Street, but due to rapidly expanding application numbers soon had to relocate to Techno Park, the innovation hub of Stellenbosch. This has been our home ever since
In just a short period of time, the Academy became one of the top five creative institutions in South Africa and has maintained that rating for the past six years. Added to this, the Academy was named the number one creative institution in South Africa by the Loeries in 2012.
Our Academic team, led by Dr Ian Marley, are highly educated and experienced within their fields, offering the best instruction and inspiration this country has to offer. In the fast-paced media landscape in which we find ourselves, thinking on your feet and adapting to new tools, media and audiences is key.
Applying creative thinking to new sets of problems means new solutions every day and this is what gets us out of bed every morning. This infectious enthusiasm filters through to our students and results in graduates that can think on their feet and do us proud in the industry.
Ekurhuleni West (TVET) College (EWC) is a Technical and Vocational Education and Training College that introduced the National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) in 2007, introduced Level 3 in 2008 and NC(V) NQF Level 4 in 2009.
The following NC(V) programmes will be proportionally offered at EWC in 2015:
Finance, Economics and Accounting; Office Administration; Marketing; Management; Tourism, Hospitality; Transport and Logistics; Engineering and Related Design; Electrical Infrastructure Construction; Civil Engineering and Building Construction; Information Technology; Computer Science; Mechatronics, and Education and Development.
The Corporate Centre of EWC is situated at Germiston Campus, cnr. Driehoek and Sol Roads, Germiston.
EWC comprises of 6 Campuses: Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa.
These campuses see it as a challenge to also address life-long learning and developmental needs of individuals, organizations and economic sectors. EWC is gearing itself to become more responsive, effective, efficient as well as accountable to its clients and stakeholders and more prepared to meet training demands.
Open Window Institute (OWI) is an established private higher education institution known for setting the benchmark within the field of visual arts and digital sciences. Founded in 1994 with the focus on providing a unique tertiary platform where practice-led tuition links traditional fine arts with the applied arts. Emphasis placed on being market leaders has always inspired ongoing innovation to curricula, and this is a special consideration of rapidly evolving creative arts industries.
This has ensured that OWI’s product offering is inclusive of disciplines like visual communication, film arts, animation, game design and interaction design. Twenty years of creative excellence in the visual arts have resulted from maintaining high academic standards, ensuring that curricula remain progressive and by developing/fostering close professional contact with local advertising, film production and branding related industries
Beautiko, established in 1992 is one of the most renowned Health and Skincare training facalities in South Africa. Beautiko College offers world class training and we are also proud of our international recognition for producing graduates of the highest calibre.
Some of the courses offered;
>> Fast track Courses
>> Bridging / Gap Courses
eta College is a private higher education and training college specialising in qualifications that lead to employment in the sport and fitness industries.
These qualifications are registered on the Higher Education Qualifications Framework (HEQSF) as well as on the Occupational Qualifications Sub Framework. They are benchmarked against the best international standards in sport and fitness, which means that our graduates are well equipped to find employment in South Africa and all over the world.
Students have a range of options, from fitness training courses and coaching science courses to sport management courses. They have the option of any mode of study including full-time contact on campus, which is ideal for school leavers. We also offer mixed-mode study through part-time attendance, which is great for working students. And, for those who can’t get to campus or want to study from home, online learning courses are the perfect solution.
As a specialist higher education and training college, eta College has a unique teaching approach that ensures students are totally immersed in the theory and the practice of their subjects. We balance classroom theory and research with applied practice and authentic work integrated learning.
CUT’s Welkom campus is situated 160km northeast of Bloemfontein, and is in the hub of the Free State gold fields with several gold mines a thriving industry in South Africa.
The university is aware of the fact that not everyone has the privilege to study at the main campus on a full-time basis. Therefore, selected learning programmes are offered at CUT’s Welkom Campus.
Welkom campus facilities for students include: a library and information services, student cafeteria, 24-hour computer laboratory, equipped laboratories for programmes offered, a wellness centre supports staff and students with psychological matters, counseling, supplement studies, social services, and a wide range of sport facilities is available. Various student organisations, cultural activities as well as health services are available to advance access to quality education and to support students during their university years.
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) was established on 1 July, 2005 in terms of the Higher Education Act No. 101 of 1997, as amended.
The new university was named in honour of an icon of the South African liberation struggle, the late Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu who was a close comrade of Nelson Mandela.
In October 2011, WSU was placed under administration at the request of the Council, Management and WSU stakeholders.
This period of Administration ended on 30 April 2014. During the past two and a half years, many new systems and processes have been implemented to stabilise the university and re-position the institution on a new trajectory.
WSU is undergoing a significant turnaround strategy to improve infrastructure, to review the academic enterprise, ICT infrastructure, financial sustainability and human resources.
A new institutional statute was gazetted on 17 January 2014 and in May 2014, a new council took over from the former administrator Professor Lourens van Staden.
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) will be a leading African comprehensive university focusing on innovative educational, research and community partnership programmes that are responsive to local, regional, national development priorities, and cognisant of continental and international imperatives.
In pursuit of its vision as a developmental university, WSU will:
Provide an educationally vibrant and enabling environment that is conducive to the advancement of quality academic, moral, cultural and technological learner-centred education for holistic intellectual empowerment, growth and effective use of information;
Provide and maintain the highest possible standards in innovative learning and teaching, applied, basic and community-based research and community partnerships in cooperation with development agencies, the public and private sectors;
Provide affordable, appropriate, career-focused and professional programmes that address rural development and urban renewal with primary emphasis on science, technology and development studies;
Create a new generation of highly-skilled graduates capable of understanding and addressing complex societal challenges, with critical scholarly and entrepreneurial attributes grounded on morally sound work ethics and responsible leadership
Established in 2004 as Vaal University of Technology (VUT), it originated as a College of Advanced Technical Education (1966-1979) and was later known as Vaal Triangle Technikon (1979-2003).
As part of the transformation of the higher education sector in 2004, institutional restructuring reduced, through mergers and incorporations, the number of institutions of higher education and training in South Africa from 36 to 23. Vaal University of Technology was subsequently established under the Higher Education Act, No 101 of 1997.
Based in southern Gauteng, Vaal University of Technology draws students from all regions of the country as well as 25 other countries. It is one of the largest universities of technology in South Africa, with an annual enrolment of about 21 000 students. The University is well positioned to make a substantial contribution to the development of human capital in the southern Gauteng region, the country and the continent.
It has four faculties:
Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Management Sciences.
VUT has four campuses. The Vanderbijlpark Campus is situated on 4.6 hectares of land with a state-of-the-art Library, lecture halls, laboratories, auditoriums and offices. Three satellite campuses extend the academic business of the university into Secunda and Kempton Park (also in Gauteng) and Upington, in the Northern Cape. An extension to the main campus is located in Educity, Sebokeng, which is being developed into a Science and Technology Park and the seat of the southern Gauteng regional Innovation Hub. VUT is located in a highly industrialised area alongside major petro-chemical, steel, engineering, telecommunications and manufacturing companies. It is also surrounded by communities with poor economic backgrounds.
VUT is the university that leads in innovative knowledge and quality technology education
To produce top quality, employable and entrepreneurial graduates who can impact society through:
Adopting cutting-edge technology and teaching methods
Producing a scholarly environment conducive to learning and innovation
Developing a Programmes and Qualifications Mix (PQM) that meets the needs of society in Africa and beyond
Unisa is Africa’s leading distance learning institution nurturing inspiring leaders of tomorrow. We are a reputable, comprehensive, flexible and accessible open distance learning institution that is motivating a future generation. We offer internationally accredited qualifications and have world-class resources.
Our vision “towards the African university in the service of humanity” drives us to find answers to Africa’s educational and developmental problems. By forming partnerships in Africa and throughout the world, we are able to help the people of Africa achieve their dreams
The three core business areas of Unisa are teaching, research and community engagement. Our world-class research is spearheaded by the Research and Innovation portfolio and community engagement by our Community Engagement and Outreach Policy.
We also place great importance on the celebration and promotion of our African arts and culture through various endeavours, including the Archaeology and Anthropology Museum, Music Directorate and Little Theatre.