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 Acting Principal's Desk

Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazele - A/Principal

January, 2020

A new year marks a new starting point and opens a new chapter. On behalf of the College Management, I am delighted to welcome you back to EWC in the academic year 2020.

2019 has been marked by noteworthy achievements. As we reflect, I believe that we have many reasons to have enormous pride in our achievements and look forward with enthusiasm to the future. Just to mention a few outstanding achievements:

  • The launch of the Media Centre, Hall and Staff room at Boksburg Campus;
  • Expansion of the Carpentry and Fabrication workshops at Tembisa campus;
  • Construction of a Welding workshop at Tembisa Campus;
  • The upgrade of the Bridge at Alberton campus;
  • Construction of lock up garages for six vehicles at Tembisa campus.

For EWC to rise to prominence over its 17 years of existence since the merger has been the result of the contribution of dedicated staff (Academic and Support staff) and the active engagements with donors, partners and supporters from all walks of life. However, more importantly, the Management and the College Council have all played an enormous role in ensuring that EWC remains the Fountain of Knowledge it is today.

Considering all our achievements, it is significant that we aim for another step up in terms of developments and successes. That will mean that we need to shove even harder to continue growing our College reputation, increasing relevance and leverage on establishing new partnerships with industry and other stakeholders as well as strengthening the partnerships we currently have. That will surely pave a path for us to be a leading College. Let us keep on pushing and striving towards excellence, bearing in mind that our collective efforts will definitely yield good results.

I urge you to offer your skills, knowledge, dedication and reliability. I, therefore, invite you all to join me in our tenacity to move on a path that will raise the image of our College and make us relevant to the society that we serve. Lastly, I feel honoured for the trust bestowed in me to lead a team of endowed and dedicated people. I urge each one of you to work tirelessly to ensure that we make progress on the elements of our vision and strategic plan so that we can deliver the goal that we have set.

Let us all make 2020 a year of maximizing our gains and making inroads into areas that will further boost our efforts in ensuring that we provide excellent and quality education.

May the year be productive and bring to each of you lots of love. I convey my very best wishes to you all. Let us all shift our last year's momentum into this academic year.

Read more at: Principal's Message.

Please Note:

There are no accommodation facilities available 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.

ISO Policies

EWC's ISO Policies are available upon request. For Information Security purposes they are classified as Internal and not Public, and therefore not displayed on the Website.

  • ISO 9001: 2015
  • ISO 18001: 2007
  • ISO 14001: 2015
  • ISO 27001: 2013

Issuing of policies will be upon request to the Quality Manager, who will only issue such policies after a confidentiality statement has been signed.


Quicklinks / Important Numbers

Free Study Guides

26 March 2020

During this difficult time we are all facing, it is important, as our President said, to all play our part. With this in mind, Future Managers has taken the step to offer free electronic study guides to all Colleges for three months.

Now you can confidently study and navigate your course with the learning roadmap the guide provides.

For more information about the guides and how to access them, click on the following links:

Future Managers Free Study Guides.

How To Download The Free Study Guides.

Other Important Study Links

07 April 2020

MacMillan Lecturers & Students Downloads.

MacMillan Nated & NCV Exam Question Papers & Memoranda.

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17 February 2020

Applications for Engineering Studies, 2nd Trimester, are being accepted until 31 March 2020:
Apply here.

Registrations & Important Dates

Please Note: 
The next registration dates are:
    2nd Trimester - 04 May 2020
    3rd Trimester - 02 September 2020
    2nd Semester - 13 July 2020

Invitaton To Register In The EWC Supplier Database

09 March 2020

EWC is pleased to invite all suitably qualified and reputable prospective service providers and suppliers to apply for registration in the EWC database.

For full details and access to the registration form, please click here: Supplier Database Registration.

The closing date for applications has been extended until further notice (as of 24 March 2020).


09 March 2020

Bids are being invited for several tenders. For more information about the tenders, please click on TENDERS in the menu on the left, or click here: Tenders.

EWC Students Graduate

30 & 31 May 2019

More than 1300 graduates were conferred at Ekurhuleni West TVET College's 15th Graduation Ceremony, held on the 30th and 31st of 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.

Read the full story here: EWC TVET College Graduation 2019.

Samsung Academy Graduation

April 2019

Samsung Academy hosted a successful graduation ceremony at EWC's Boksburg Campus hall, where over 160 students from TVET Colleges and Technical High Schools graduated, in April 2019.

Samsung Electronics Academy provides hands-on skills training, at no cost, to grade 10 - 12 students from Technical High Schools and TVET Colleges in Gauteng. Samsung Electronics’ initiative also supports the South African government’s drive to address the problem of youth unemployment, by ensuring that qualifying students are provided with job opportunities within the electronic industry. More students enrol yearly on the programme to bridge the technical skills gap amongst underprivileged young South Africans.

Read the full story here: Samsung Academy Graduation.

EWC Hosts SA-China Enterprise & Trade Association (SACETA) Job Fair Expo

April 2019

The Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s Boksburg Campus hosted more 40 Chinese companies operating in South Africa for the inaugural South Africa-China Enterprise and Trade Association (SACETA) Job Fair, organised in partnership with the Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange Centre (CCIEEC). The event was held in April 2019.

Read the full story here: EWC Hosts SA-China Job Fair Expo.

EWC Students To Represent SA At International World Skills Competition

February 2019

Ntsako Shidzinga and Melanie De Lange, who represented EWC and Gauteng TVET Colleges in Restaurant Services and Food Preparation and Cooking at the competition respectively, walked away with gold medals in their fields, and will be representing South Africa at the International World Skills Competition, to be staged in Kazan, Russia, around August 2019.

Read the full story here: EWC Students To Represent SA At International World Skills Competition.


April 2019

Ekurhuleni West TVET College and NAFCOC (National African Federation of Commerce and Industry) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 12 April 2019. The signing took place at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubation at EWC's Kathorus campus.In her welcome address, Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazela, Acting Principal EWC, expressed her appreciation of the work that had resulted in NAFCOC and EWC signing the MOU. She welcomed NAFCOC as one of the many partners that the college already has. She said that partnerships are key drivers in broadening the service scope of the Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Read the full story here: EWC and NAFCOC Sign MoU.

Tembisa Campus Hosts American Delegation

March 2019

In a quest to learn more about South African TVET Colleges, an American delegation, led by Dr Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, a professor and Director of the Learning Systems Institute in Florida University, and Dr Vilma Fuentes, an Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Santa Fé College, visited Ekurhuleni West TVET College, Tembisa Campus, in March 2019. Their visit forms part of an exchange programme between the Department of State of the United States of America, and the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa, with a view to establishing Community Colleges in South Africa.

Read the full story here: Tembisa Campus Hosts American Delegation.

Inauguration Of New Boksburg Campus Buildings

March 2019

On the 13th of March 2019, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable Buti Manamela, officially inaugurated Ekurhuleni West TVET College (EWC) – Boksburg Campus' newly built Hall, Staff Room and Media Centre. Hon. Manamela was joined by the Gauteng and Free State Acting Regional Manager, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, the Chairperson of College Council, Dr Mpho Mohlala, as well as other dignitaries from different sectors.

For the full story, click here: New Boksburg Campus Buildings.


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