To be the benchmark TVET in the delivery of quality Education and Training in South Africa
To innovatively mobilize all College resources to ensure excellence in our delivery and be ISO consistent in our service
The College Council, Management and Personnel of South West Gauteng College commit to the following values:
•The principle of Batho Pele with emphasis on client and uBuntu
• The principle of a better life for all
• The principle of upholding a culture for learning, teaching and service delivery
• Professional Conduct
• Good Governance
• Mutual Respect
• Non-racialism and Non-sexism
• Honesty and integrity
• To inspire Students
Strategic Area 1: ACADEMIC DELIVERY - To implement identified responsive DHET programmes in order to contribute to the economic development of South Africa by producing the best achievement levels in the country (Aligned to ministerial/DHET Strategic Goal number 2)
Strategic Area2: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (ICT&MIS) - To provide an effective and efficient MIS and ICT that enables ease of access and usage of information. (Aligned to ministerial/DHET Strategic Goal number 2)
Strategic Area 3: INFRASTRUCTURE – To ensure that infrastructure meets health and safety requirements, current curriculum delivery needs and is optimally utilised.
Strategic Area 4: STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES – To expand and maintain effective and function student support and inspire the students (Aligned to ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 1 and 2)
Strategic Area 5: NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT UNIT – To develop and sustain partnerships between the college and external stakeholders, specifically industry, commerce and the community (Aligned to ministerial/DHET Strategic Goal number 3)
Strategic Area 6: HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATION, TRAINING AND LABOUR RELATIONS –To recruit qualified personnel with the requisite skills and attitudes and to continuously develop (Aligned to ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 1 and 2)
Strategic Area 7: MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS - To ensure easy access and exponential growth of enrolments in all College programmes subject to DHET funding parameters and to maintain and grow the college as a brand of choice (Aligned to ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 1 and 2)
Strategic Area 8: FINANCE – To ensure a sound Financial Management System, which includes an effective risk management system by establishing effective and efficient systems in line with the PFMA and GRAP (Aligned to ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 1 and 2)
Strategic Area 9: ADMINISTRATION – To ensure effective and reliable administrative system which adequately supports college operations (Aligned to ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 1 and 2)
Strategic Area 10: QUALITY ASSURANCE AND HEALTH & SAFETY – To effectively manage and monitor the College’s strategic Plan to continually meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers thereby complying with the benchmark ISO requirements (Aligned to ministerial/DHET Strategic Goal number 2)
Strategic Area 11: DEMOCRACY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPESCTS – To contribute to the deepening of democracy, equality, non-racialism, non-sexism and be responsive to the socio-economic needs of our students and community.
Strategic Area 12: TO INSPIRE STUDENTS (Aligned to all four Ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals)
South West Gauteng College is a public TVET (FET) institution operating under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in terms of the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, Act No.16 of 2006, as amended. The College is accredited by Umalusi and several Sector Education and Training Authorities (Seta’s) to offer education and training, mostly in the FET band (NQF Level 2 to 4). Some programmes are offered in the Higher Education band i.e. the N4 to N6 levels.
With its head office located at Molapo Campus, Soweto and campuses spread through Soweto (3) to Roodepoort (2) and Randburg (1), the College is a real citadel of education and training for communities in its wide catchment area and beyond. With the distance learning and e-learning mode, driven through the Technisa Campus in Randburg, it is no exaggeration to say “we now surface everywhere!”
Starting from 2007, the FET (TVET) colleges have been offering the new three year TVET curriculum, which culminates in the awarding of the National Certificate (Vocational) [NC (V)] to students. This qualification is opening two doors to the successful students. Since their education will have had a deliberate vocational slant, the students completing the NC (V) Level 4 qualification are able to enter the job market. The first cohort of NC (V) graduates came out at the end of 2009 and was received well by the economy.
The Level 4 NC (V) graduates are also able to proceed to the Higher Education and pursue some post-NQF Level 4 education at universities or universities of Technology, depending on their results in Level 4. If they choose this route, they do so on a very strong technical foundation, which they have obtained from their three years at the College. The entry requirement for Higher Education for students who have completed NC (V) Level 4 qualification can be obtained from the College’s Student Support or Marketing Offices.
The important thing is that if one wants to follow a vocational direction, either in Engineering Studies, Business Studies, or Utility Studies, one does not need to stay at school until one has passed Grade 12, since colleges are offering a three-year vocational qualification. To enrol for this qualification, one only needs to have passed the minimum of Grade 10, but the qualification is more suitable for learners with a higher school grade, e.g. Grade 11 or even Grade 12.
The qualification will give students vocational training culminating in an NQF Level 4 qualification, which will open doors to the world of work for them. Students are not able to enter this National Certificate (Vocational) at Level 3 or Level 4, even if they have passed Grade 11 or 12 at school. They have to start this qualification at Level 2, and continue with it for three years, until they complete the NQF Level 4 NC (V) qualification, which is where they will be awarded the NC (V) certificate.
The Department of Education has also made millions of rands available for bursaries. Any NC (V) student may apply for a bursary, subject to a means test. The means test determines if the student is needy and therefore qualifies for assistance in the form of a bursary. The bursary does not only consider economic need, it also factors in the student’s scholastic academic capability. So, good performance (results), after enrolment, guarantees continuation of the bursary until completion. The Departmental bursaries also cover N-courses for needy and academically capable students. It is a condition of the bursary that the recipients commit to their studies and attend their lectures and classes regularly.
The drastic skills shortage in the economy has resulted in the Department allowing colleges to continue enrolling students in the N-courses (Report 191 NATED Courses) in Engineering, from N1-N6 and N4 to N6 in Business Studies and Utility Studies. This arrangement is not intended to dissuade students from NC (V) to N-courses, even though the N-courses appear shorter than the NC (V) on the surface. Prospective students must note that whereas the NC (V) is a complete qualification incorporating some practical learning in a workplace, after completing N6 at the College, for a student to be awarded an N6 Diploma, he/she must find a workplace to do experiential learning for a period of 18 months.
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