Ekurhuleni West Technical, Vocational, Education and Training College (EWC) is a public institution regulated by the FET Colleges Act no 16 of 2006, as amended. It was established in terms of the Further Education and Training Act, Act No .98 of 1998, declared as such by the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education (Gauteng Province) in terms of a Provincial Gazette Extraordinary (dated 7 December 2001).

Ekurhuleni West TVET College is situated in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng Province in South Africa. EWC operates within a broad band and diverse communities and comprises of the following six (6) campuses: Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Kathorus, (in Katlehong/ Vosloorus/ Thokoza), Kempton (in Kempton Park) and Tembisa.

The name "Ekurhuleni" originates from the geographical and municipal areas (the Southern Service Delivery Regions [SDR]), namely: Germiston (as regional centre), Alberton, areas of Boksburg, Katlehong, Thokoza, Vosloorus and sections of Freeway Park and the Northern Service Delivery Region [SDR) namely Kempton Park (as regional centre) Tembisa, Edenvale, including Bedfordview and Primrose, in which the College is situated.

"Ekurhuleni" - means place of peace in Xitsonga. "Ekurhuleni" was taken from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and "West" from the Western Belt within the Municipal area, where all the campuses are situated.

Message From The Principal's Desk

Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal

January 2018

It is with happiness that I welcome you back to Ekurhuleni West TVET College for the academic year 2018.  

Academic performance, in our business, is an internal barometer reflecting the state of health of the business. I am proud to highlight our achievement of a subject pass-rate in National Certificate Vocational - NC(V) - of 83,83% in the 2016 results, and Report 191 Business Studies, Semester 1 of 2017 - 84,24%; and Engineering Studies, Trimesters 1 and 2 of 2017 - an average of 74,03%.  This success indicates a significant number of our young citizens have learned a new skill, subject by subject. As a college, we have placed great effort in increasing the work-place based learning opportunities for our students. To this end, the college has instituted a synchronised, common database from which studentsí information is drawn. We have remained mindful of implementing best practices that reflect our business values and culture to our stakeholders, such as our Quality Management System based on a myriad of standards, recognised worldwide;  ISO: 9001 of 2008; OHS 18001; ISO: 14001 and ISMS: 27001. It is noted, with pride, that the college has retained the first two standards in the previous years in succession, based on SABS annual audits. These quality standards ensure the highest quality in the manner in which we deliver our mandate. Further, the college has received a clean financial audit from the highest office in the country - the National Auditor General.  It also indicates the reason we adopted the following corporate motto for 2018:  

'Be Accountable, Regardless'  

The college has made significant gains in the area of establishment of partnerships and linkages with industry. To mention but a few: Fiat Chrysler Automobile South Africa donated brand new Fiat motor vehicle components to our Boksburg campus; Volkswagen SA donated eight engines and gearboxes to our Tembisa campus, and Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa donated four Ford Rangers to our Germiston, Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa campuses. Long-standing partnerships with Bosch, Samsung Engineering, LG Electronics, South African Airways Technical, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Transnet Engineering, ACTOM, and Emperors Palace have been maintained. The extent of our success is also indicated by our network of international partnerships as well as those we have with SETAs with regard to delivery of scarce skills. We have made successful inroads in expanding our current net of SETAs (MerSETA; ETDPSeta; W&RSETA, F&PMSeta, EWSETA, BankSETA) to include, among others, INSETA, in the preparation of the delivery of short term insurance.  

We also pride ourselves on the completion of capital investment projects - a mix of refurbishment of our workshops for accreditation, and building of new infrastructural facilities in line with our mission statement - opening access, and delivering high quality teaching and learning.  Among these is the completion, to occupation status, of the mega Corporate precinct near Germiston Campus; the Entrepreneurial Centre at Kathorus, and the examinations halls at Kempton and Germiston campuses.   

I am grateful for what we have achieved in 2017 and that we continued to walk-the-talk to ensure maximum achievements, quality and student success.  

2018, here we come!!!

Hellen Manakedi Ntlatleng

Please Note:

There are no accommodation facilities availabe for students at EWC.


Special Note: Bursary funds are limited, and not all students will be successful. Bursaries are not guaranteed and they are subject to approval and availability of funds. An application for a bursary is not a guarantee that the bursary will be awarded. Class fees must still be paid and will then be refunded in the event of a bursary being awarded.


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Quicklinks / Important Numbers

  • National Anti-corruption Forum: 0800 701 701
  • DHET Hotline: 0800 202 933
  • Enquiries: Call 0861 EWC 111 (0861 392 111)
    (09 Jan 2017 - Temporarily out of order
    Please use 082 569 6329 until further notice.)
  • Online Enquiries: EWC Enquiry form
  • General Information Page

Registrations & Important Dates

Please Note: 
The next registration dates are: 
    03 September 2018

Vacancies at EWC

14 August 2018

Vacancies are being advertised. For more information, please go to VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu at left, or click here: Vacancies.

Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator Launched

14 June 2018

Minister Lindiwe Zulu of Small Business Development officially launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator at the Kathorus Campus of Ekurhuleni West TVET College in Katlehong Township on Thursday, 14 June 2018. Young entrepreneurs and small business owners from Katlehong and surrounding communities will now have access to infrastructure, networking and mentoring through the newly launched Centre.

For the full story, click here: Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator Launch.

EWC Graduation 2018

24 & 25 May 2018

Over 1,250 graduates were conferred at the 14th Annual Graduation Ceremonies of Ekurhuleni West TVET College, which took place on 24 and 25 May 2018 at the Transnet School of Excellence Hall in Kempton Park. Graduates included students from all six campuses of the college, graduating in both National Certificate (Vocational) and National N Diploma.

For more graduation news and pictures, click here: EWC Graduation 2018.

Fee-free Education Meeting

January 2018

In January, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable Buti Manamela, and TVET College Principals, converged on Ekurhuleni West TVET College. The meeting was attended by TVET College Principals, their Chief Financial Officers, NSFAS and Higher Education and Training Department Officials. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss, among other things, the implications of fee-free education, the NSFAS bursary scheme, and the state of readiness regarding the 2018 Academic Year registrations.

For the full story, click here: Fee-FreeEducation Meeting.


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