Dear Prospective Student
South West Gauteng TVET College is a Public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (formerly FET) College operating under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training in terms of the Continuing Education and Training Act of 2006, as amended. The College is one of the biggest TVET Colleges in the country, based on student`s enrolment numbers.
The College uses mostly modern and state of the art facilities for the delivery of its programmes at its campuses and sites, spread over Soweto, Randburg, Roodepoort in Gauteng Province and Sterkfontein where the College ‘houses’ its ‘Land is Wealth Farm’ for Primary Agriculture Training. These facilities are being continually improved every year for the benefit of the students of the College.
Our mission and vision defined in narrow terms indicate that we are a ‘College which inspires students, espouses Integrity, offers fulfilment to personnel, propels them to perform and achieve … and repels non- performers and character lapses”. We endeavour to offer quality service to our students in all areas of the College.
Your conduct in and out of class will be a catalytic agent on how other fellow students, your lecturers and staff members of the College will treat you and no amount of anger can lead you to attack or assault any person at the College and/or damage the College property. We settle our dispute through engagement and dialogue. As the College Management, we are confident that the people who will be put in front of you, in your lecture rooms and in the administration offices, pride themselves, as educators, programme facilitators and/or other support personnel. They love their work and will treat you with utmost respect and dignity. They are themselves learners who are trying to keep abreast with the demands of the new and ever-changing curriculum they will be helping you with by stretching rather than stifling you in your learning.
Prepare to work hard and enjoy doing so! You will have noted in the first paragraph that students are the most important element of the College equation – without students there is no College and we cannot lay claim to practising education and training as practitioners. After all, the College exists for the sole purpose of providing education and training to students.
We therefore, want you to see this College that is depicted in this prospectus, South West Gauteng TVET College, as one where you as a student are placed at the centre of everything we do. We call ourselves successful when our students succeed with their studies and also with their post-College endeavours. The College’s programme offerings are varied and appeal to the tastes and ambitions of many people. You will also find a programme which will appeal to you, and once you have found your own programme, follow the steps given for, first applying for enrolment and, when invited to enrol, do so without delay, attend the orientation programme, and ask whatever questions you may have, make the College your own and work with us to make your dream come true, like the many who have done so before you.
Should money be a problem, do not worry, since most of the programmes in this prospectus are covered by the Department’s bursary for needy and academically capable students. Some of the programmes are also available on e-learning / distance delivery mode, whilst many of the College campuses o¬ffer programmes both on full-time and part-time mode – all intended for your convenience.
Remember, the College is much bigger than this prospectus and so, talk to us if you do not find what you are looking for in the prospectus! Note that for the past ten years the College has been sending its Top Ten students College-wide, in terms of academic performance, overseas to our partner College, Noorderpoort in the Netherlands, just for being in the College’s Top Ten. That is something you can work towards after registering with the College. This is just one of the many life-changing possibilities and opportunities of being a student at SWGC! You will soon understand why, many people stop and listen when our students declare in unison, that: ‘SWGC, Period! Enough Said! They do not stop there, by the way, they also say… indeed, it is ‘cool2b@SWGC!’ Who can blame them?
I look forward to welcoming you as a student of South West Gauteng TVET College and to hear you join these declarations.
Mr. M J Monyamane
Acting College Principal
Welcome to our college's Student Representative Council (SRC) website page! I am honored to serve as your SRC Acting President, and I am excited to share our vision for a vibrant and inclusive college community with you.
As the SRC Acting President, my primary goal is to ensure that every student's voice is heard and valued. I believe that student involvement is crucial in shaping our college experience, and I am committed to creating an environment where your ideas and concerns are taken seriously. This website will serve as a platform for open communication, where you can reach out to me and the SRC team with your suggestions, feedback, and questions.
In addition to being a voice for students, the SRC is dedicated to enhancing your college experience in various ways. We will work closely with the college administration to advocate for improved facilities, resources, and services that meet the evolving needs of our student body. Whether it's updated study spaces, expanded library resources, or improved campus amenities, we will strive to create an environment that supports your academic success and overall well-being.
Furthermore, we understand the importance of extracurricular activities in fostering personal growth and building a strong sense of community. Through collaboration with student clubs and organizations, we will provide a wide range of opportunities for involvement. From cultural events and sports tournaments to community service initiatives, there will be something for everyone to engage in and contribute to the vibrant campus life.
Our SRC team is committed to transparency and accountability. We will inform you about our initiatives, projects, and events through regular updates on this website. You will also find information about upcoming meetings, town halls, and surveys, where you can actively participate in shaping the direction of our college community.
Lastly, I want to emphasize that the SRC is here to support you. If you ever need assistance, guidance, or someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to listen, advocate for your needs, and ensure that your college journey is as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible.
Thank you for visiting our SRC website. I encourage you to explore the various sections and stay connected with us. Together, let's make our college community a place where every student thrives and leaves a lasting impact.
SRC Acting President
Word from the Chairperson of the College Council- Mr. Zenzele Dlamini.
It is now widely accepted that ‘education proper‘ occurs within a person, and is not something that is imposed onto a person from outside. Yes, the trigger to this all-important internally occurring process called education may be an external stimulus, but the actual process of education occurs within a person and even glows and shines more in the personality and character of the ‘educated‘ person. South West Gauteng TVET College, as an institution of learning and the wide variety programmes it offers, as captured in the following pages can only lay claim to being a capable partner in the igniting of the process or flame of learning, within its students. It is this partnership between the student and the College which makes it possible for each student to become the best that they can be. As such the college does not inject education into people, but works with its students in the tow-way process of imparting and active acquisition of education, ivolving the facilitator (educator) and the learner.
Over the years, young and not-so-young people have joined this partnership with the College as students and have worked with the college and its personnel to turn their dreams into reality.
The variety of programmes on offer ensures that everyone is able to choose a path or journey which is appropriate and suited to their own natural ‘wiring, for, each human life is a success story waiting to be told and written in its own peculiar way.
Many who joined this college in previous years have come out as Administrators, Electrical and Mechanical Artisans, Human Resources Practitioners, IT Technicians, Police Officers, Accounting Assistants, Educare Practitioners – the list is endless. The possibilities and programmes on offer have become even more varied, as is evident in the pages that follow.
Every prospective student going through this prospectus should find a programme or study direction which either synchronizes with their inner self, or points to a career of their choice. Whatever your own choice, follow it and dare to dream!
Our guarantee to you is that you will not fault the level of stimulation and support which will be made available to you as a student of this college, regardless of the campus you will be enrolled at.
May the future foreword to this publication be about how you were assisted to make your own dream come true!
Dare to dream and trust SWGC to go the long haul with you!