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