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 2024

2023 has been a notable year for the College. We have seen the improvement of the results with a pass of 88.06% on NCV; 88.21% on Report 191 Business Studies and a staggering achievement of 68.94% on Report 191 Engineering Studies.

The college had for the first time recognised 60 of its produced artisans at 2023 graduation ceremony.

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation presented EWC with "The Best College in the CISCO Networking" at the 2023 Top Performing TVET Colleges Awards, the college. The award was in recognition of placing students with industry. We are indeed contributing to skilling our students to support employment as set out in the country's Human Resource Development Strategy 2010-2030. We have seen a sharp increase in the number of students being placed in companies and other institutions for Work Integrated Learning or Experiential Learning. Of course, we did not do this alone but with the involvement of our stakeholders and companies that continue to support us in this course. On behalf of the college, I really appreciate this remarkable assistance by industry.

In 2023, The department of Higher Education and Training entrusted the college with the huge responsibility of planning and organizing two (2) major events, which were: the BRICS TVET President Forum (international event). The event was a build-up to the 15th BRICS Summit that was to be chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa in August 2023; and the Launch of the Hairdressing Occupational Programme by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande. As a college, we have excellently delivered those events beyond their expectation.

The recognition and the trust we have gained show that we are making prominent strides in elevating the college to the next level on issues of academic, branding and promotion of the college.

The efforts to place the college in strategic positions to continue to modernise, and upgrade our delivery, in response to the growing and changing demands for economic growth and social development, is still high on our priorities. It is our wish that in future, we need to begin offering distance learning to accommodate those students who may not always be physically present in class, and those who cannot find space in fulltime classes. With that, we will be responding to the need of so many prospective students who do not have access to TVET education and Training due to other challenges and limited resources.

As the acting principal of Ekurhuleni West TVET College, allow me to gratefully acknowledge the commitment demonstrated and support given by the Council, Management, and the entire staff in determining the college's future, through the Strategic and Operational plans to which I commit completely.

As we gear up for 2024, I would like to urge us all to put our hands on the deck in pursuit of achieving our vision of becoming the leading college. Let us hold our hands together, pushing to take EWC forward. I also encourage everyone of us to work together for the betterment of the college. Where it is deemed necessary, please extend your help with ideas which will help the college in achieving its vision of becoming a leading college in SA. Helen Keller once said, "Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much." I fully agree with this conception, as I am a firm believer in working together.

I hope that your renewed energy and determination will assist the college to move further forward. It will be a long journey; but a journey we must all undertake, with uncompromising determination and haste.

Let us all make EWC shine.

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 applications for Engineering students is currently open and will be open until 14 April 2024. Please click on the link below:

New Engineering Student Applications - Now Open

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.

Latest Newsletter

19 February 2024

EWC's latest Newsletter is available to read on the website. Go to NEWSLETTERS in the menu on the left of the page or click here: Newsletters.


08 April 2024

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

Hairdressing Ocupational Programme Launched at EWC

03 October 2023

On 03 October 2023, The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, launched the ground-breaking Hairdressing Occupational Programme at the Ekurhuleni West TVET College's Germiston Campus.

The full report can be read here: Hairdressing Occupational Programme Launched at EWC.

EWC Hosts Women's Empowerment Symposium

25 August 2023

On 25 August 2023, the college hosted a Women's Empowerment Symposium at the Boksburg Campus. The symposium focused on empowering women with knowledge on personal development, financial independence, and legal issues.

The full report can be read here: EWC Hosts Women's Empowerment Symposium.

EWC Hosts Career Fair

14 - 18 August 2023

From 14 to 18 August 2023, EWC hosted a Career Fair, in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Education Ekurhuleni South and North Districts, South African National Defence Force, Gauteng Provincial Legislature and UNISA. Learners, students and out of school youth from the Kathorus and Tembisa areas visited the Boksburg, Kathorus and Tembisa Campuses.

The full report can be read here: EWC Hosts Career Fair.

EWC Hosts 2nd BRICS TVET President's Forum

11 - 13 July 2023

Ekurhuleni West TVET College was afforded the opportunity to host the 2nd BRICS TVET President Forum, held from 11 - 13 July 2023. The event was hosted at the Boksburg Campus.

The BRICS TVET President Forum was held as part of the build-up to the 15th BRICS Summit, to be chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa in August 2023.

The theme of the Forum was "Skilling for Growth, Development and Poverty Reduction through Vocational Education and Training."

The full report can be read here: EWC Hosts BRICS TVET Forum.

EWC Diploma Ceremony 2023

26 May 2023

On 26 May 2023, one hundred and sixty-seven (167) National Diploma graduates in the fields of Business and Engineering studies were conferred and for the first time, 60 artisans produced by the college were recognized at the Ekurhuleni West TVET College graduation ceremony that took place at Emperors Palace.

The recognition of the artisans at the graduation ceremony occurred exactly ten (10) years after the declaration of the Year of the Artisan in 2013 and nine (9) years after the declaration of the Decade of the Artisan, with the theme, "It is Cool to Be an Artisan," by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation. The ceremony was honoured by the presence of Minister Blade Nzimande.

The full report can be read here: Diploma Ceremony 2023.


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