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 Principal's Desk

Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal

January 2018

It is with happiness that I welcome you back to Ekurhuleni West TVET College for the academic year 2018.  

Academic performance, in our business, is an internal barometer reflecting the state of health of the business. I am proud to highlight our achievement of a subject pass-rate in National Certificate Vocational - NC(V) - of 83,83% in the 2016 results, and Report 191 Business Studies, Semester 1 of 2017 - 84,24%; and Engineering Studies, Trimesters 1 and 2 of 2017 - an average of 74,03%.  This success indicates a significant number of our young citizens have learned a new skill, subject by subject. As a college, we have placed great effort in increasing the work-place based learning opportunities for our students. To this end, the college has instituted a synchronised, common database from which students’ information is drawn. We have remained mindful of implementing best practices that reflect our business values and culture to our stakeholders, such as our Quality Management System based on a myriad of standards, recognised worldwide;  ISO: 9001 of 2008; OHS 18001; ISO: 14001 and ISMS: 27001. It is noted, with pride, that the college has retained the first two standards in the previous years in succession, based on SABS annual audits. These quality standards ensure the highest quality in the manner in which we deliver our mandate. Further, the college has received a clean financial audit from the highest office in the country - the National Auditor General.  It also indicates the reason we adopted the following corporate motto for 2018:  

'Be Accountable, Regardless'  

The college has made significant gains in the area of establishment of partnerships and linkages with industry. To mention but a few: Fiat Chrysler Automobile South Africa donated brand new Fiat motor vehicle components to our Boksburg campus; Volkswagen SA donated eight engines and gearboxes to our Tembisa campus, and Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa donated four Ford Rangers to our Germiston, Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa campuses. Long-standing partnerships with Bosch, Samsung Engineering, LG Electronics, South African Airways Technical, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Transnet Engineering, ACTOM, and Emperors Palace have been maintained. The extent of our success is also indicated by our network of international partnerships as well as those we have with SETAs with regard to delivery of scarce skills. We have made successful inroads in expanding our current net of SETAs (MerSETA; ETDPSeta; W&RSETA, F&PMSeta, EWSETA, BankSETA) to include, among others, INSETA, in the preparation of the delivery of short term insurance.  

We also pride ourselves on the completion of capital investment projects - a mix of refurbishment of our workshops for accreditation, and building of new infrastructural facilities in line with our mission statement - opening access, and delivering high quality teaching and learning.  Among these is the completion, to occupation status, of the mega Corporate precinct near Germiston Campus; the Entrepreneurial Centre at Kathorus, and the examinations halls at Kempton and Germiston campuses.   

I am grateful for what we have achieved in 2017 and that we continued to walk-the-talk to ensure maximum achievements, quality and student success.  

2018, here we come!!!

Hellen Manakedi Ntlatleng

Please Note:

There are no accommodation facilities availabe 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.


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Quicklinks / Important Numbers

  • National Anti-corruption Forum: 0800 701 701
  • DHET Hotline: 0800 202 933
  • Enquiries: Call 0861 EWC 111 (0861 392 111)
    (09 Jan 2017 - Temporarily out of order
    Please use 066 015 5646 until further notice.)
  • Online Enquiries: EWC Enquiry form
  • General Information Page
  • ISO Policies

Registrations & Important Dates

The next enrolment dates are as follows:
  • Report 191 / Nated - Engineering Studies
    Trimester 2 - 13 May 2019
    Trimester 3 - 04 September 2019
  • Report 191 / Nated - Business Studies
    Semester 2 - 09 July 2019 

Vacancies at EWC

10 May 2019

There are vacancies currently being advertised. For more information about the vacancies, please click on VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on the left, or click here: Vacancies.

College Council Nominations

23 April 2019

Four (4) positions are available on the Council of Ekurhuleni West TVET College for persons with proven qualifications, experience and skills in Audit and Risk Management; Human Resource Management; Financial Management and Legal Expertise. Furthermore, members (nominees) are to be nominated by a person in the public (nominator) and to be seconded by a witness.

Nominees must be persons with leadership qualities; have an understanding of the CET Act and management of public budget and expenditure; and an understanding of the government priorities and development agenda. Preference would be given to persons with a broader spectrum of competencies in the field of education, business, finance, marketing, information technology and corporate governance experience to contribute to the strategic direction of the Post School Education and Training (PSET) system.

For more information, and the nomination form, click here: College Council Nomination Form.


April 2019 2018

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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