To be the benchmark Training and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College 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 principles 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 the students
STRATEGIC AREAS AND ACTIVITIES+
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 Ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 2).
Strategic Area 2: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (ICT & MIS); to provide an effective and efficient MIS and ICT that enables ease of access and usage of information. (Aligned Ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals 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 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 Ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 3 and 5).
Strategic Area 6: HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION, TRAINING AND LABOUR RELATIONS; to recruit qualified personnel with the requisite skills and attitudes and to continuously develop and support them (Aligned Ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 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 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 Ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 2).
Strategic Area 9: ADMINISTRATION; to ensure effective and reliable administrative system which adequately supports college operations (Aligned Ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 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 Ministerial/DHET Strategic Goals number 2).
Strategic Area 11: DEMOCRACY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS; to contribute to the deepening of democracy,, equality, non-racialism, non-sexism and be responsive to the socio-economic needs of our students and the community.
Strategic Area 12: TO INSPIRE STUDENTS
South West Gauteng College is a public TVET institution operating under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) in terms of the Further Education and Training College Act, Act No.16 of 2006. 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 surface everywhere!”
Starting from 2007, the 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 a 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 soon 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. Lately the bursaries are also available to students registered for N-courses (NATED/ Report 191)
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-N6and 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 practical learning in a workplace after completing N6 to be awarded a full qualification in the form of a diploma.
The Departmental bursaries also cover N-courses for needy and academically capable students. It is a condition of the bursary that recipient commit to their studies and attends their lectures and classes regularly.
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GRADUATION CEREMONY 2014
A PERFECT SEND-OFF TO THE GRADUATES OF 2013…
Off they were! Hundreds of SWGC graduates gathered at the Walter Sisulu square of dedication in Kliptown, Soweto, to celebrate the completion of their programmes and bid farewell to the College—that probably has been a huge part of their lives for the past 3 years or so. Accompanied by their proud parents, siblings, aunts and uncles the mood of the day was a clear Jubilation! Read more...
Broader Management Team
Mr. Bill Gibson: Chairman and Founder of Knowledge Brokers International, a leading company in training and skills development, who was invited to motivate the family of SWGC.
|Mr. Dan L. Nkosi sashing a proud graduate at the Graduation Ceremony||
Ms Sibongile Makhasa of Technisa Campus (left) receiving Victrix Academic Award from Mr. Dan L. Nkosi, Principal (Middle) and Chairperson Council, Ms NP Tsokolibane (right).