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.

From The Acting Principal's Desk

Mr Peter Mudau - A/Principal

Staff Diary - January 2022

The past two years have been difficult; the college has been operating under a severe cloud brought about by the pandemic, having to deal different COVID–19 variants, that distracted from the teaching and learning. Even though it was difficult to adjust to the anomalies, we had to contend with this deadly disease. It seems as if we will have this pandemic for a very long time, so we should brace ourselves and continue to observe all measures put in place for us to prevent cross-infection of the COVID-19.

In the midst of this challenge, let me recognise and appreciate the incredible efforts and dedication displayed by the staff throughout these difficult two years. The commitment in portraying the college in a good and positive light cannot go unnoticed. It is through every member of the staff, who have demonstrated devotion, loyalty, and determination in every part of their chores that made Ekurhuleni West TVET College stand out amongst other Colleges in the country. The EWC staff always exemplify tenacity and perseverance through their actions. I am immensely honoured to be counted amongst the staff of EWC.

2021 has been marked by noteworthy achievements. I wish to note and make special mention of some of the outstanding performance and services achieved:

  • In the Report 191 Business Studies June 2021 results, we took position 2 in the Gauteng and Free State region and position number 4 nationally.
  • We have fully implemented the Learner Management System, which helps lecturers engage with students through technology.
  • We successfully implemented the required CISCO curriculum for Life Skills and Computer Literacy Level 2, and Computer Hardware and Software Level 3, as well as Data Communication and Networking Level 4.
  • We have again received an unqualified Audit opinion from the Auditor General.
  • We have hosted virtual Diploma Ceremonies for the students who qualified in 2019 and 2021.
  • Our brand is continually being portrayed and enhanced in the communities through different forms of brand awareness campaigns.
  • For EWC to rise to prominence over its 16 years of existence since merger, has been the result of the contributions of dedicated staff, from Academic to Administrative 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. Many colleges come to EWC to learn how we do things.

    Considering all our achievements, it is significant that we aim for another step-up in terms of developments and successes. That will mean we need to shove even harder to continue growing our college’s reputation, increasing brand awareness, 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.

    May this academic year be fruitful to you all and be blessed.

    Mr Peter Mudau
    Acting Principal

    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

Online Applications

New Student Applications

To  apply online, please click here: Online Applications - New Students.

Go to this page if you are applying to study at EWC for the first time.

Returning Student Applications

To apply online, please click here: Online Applications - Returning Students.

Use this link to apply if you are already an EWC student and are returning to do another semester or trimester.


27 January 2023

Vacancies are being advertised. For more information on how to apply, please go to "VACANCIES" in the menu at left, or click here: Vacancies.

Back To Campus Booklet

25 May 2020

All students - please read: Back to Campus Booklet

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 (prepexam.co.za) Nated & NCV Exam Question Papers & Memoranda.

Ask Archie Education - TVET Programme


24 June 2021

Ekurhuleni West TVET College, in a quest to assist in eradicating challenges that are faced by South Africans, donated learners’ packages to Winnie Mandela High School, a Quintile 1 school in Tembisa.

The College was commended for an initiative that not only touched the lives of the people, but also helped in the prevention and spread of COVID–19.

The full report can be read here: EWC Donates Learner Packages.


July 2021

Matamba Lesly Magoro is a young artisan and entrepreneur from Tembisa. He is a former student of Ekurhuleni West TVET College, Tembisa Campus. He established Magoro Electrical and Supplies (Pty) Ltd in 2016, but his business started trading in 2020, after he was certified a qualified artisan at Indlela Trade Test Centre in Olifantsfontein.

The full report can be read here: Meet a 21st Century electrical artisan and entrepreneur.


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