Message from the College Principal

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is the most practical avenue for acquiring employable skills for the world of work. With South Africa facing a critical skills shortage, the country needs many more skilled workers.

False Bay TVET College was established in 2002 to serve this need and has six campuses located within the communities around False Bay, including Westlake, Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha.

A leader in the public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector, False Bay TVET College is rated one of the top-performing South Africa public TVET colleges. The College offers vocational, occupational and skills training programmes that provide students with scarce and critical skills and practical experience in courses that meet the challenges of the industry. 

“Our success is founded on relentless devotion to quality learning and serving the needs of our students, industry partners and institutional stakeholders.”

The College has been designated Centres of Specialisation in Mechanical Fitting and Rigging and we are still the only College in the country to provide training in Yacht and Boat Building. False Bay TVET College accommodates working adults who wish to pursue lifelong learning through alternative modes of teaching and training delivery, including part-time classes and distance learning.

hendricks2022Our academic programme is supported by excellent financial management and a well-functioning administration. The College has a mature quality assurance function underpinned by ISO 9001 certification. Our five-year strategic plan expanding access to education and training in critical scarce skills programmes that lead to economic opportunities.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) ensures that graduates will be work-ready and lecturers are up to date with changing trends in the workplace. As the placement of students in the workplace for internships and workplace-based learning opportunities is a strategic imperative, the College has more than 200 host agreements with employers and formal relationships with fifteen SETAs. Employers hosting interns benefit through opportunities to apply for discretionary grant funding, tax incentives as well as improving their BBBEE scorecards through skills development.

In pursuing our vision to be the leading TVET college in the provision of skills development, we are building state-of-the-art campuses in Mitchell’s Plain and at Swartklip, the former Denel testing site. Swartklip is destined to become one of the largest TVET Engineering training campuses in the country.

Once fully operational, the new campuses will each be able to accommodate more than 3 000 students.
In addition to ensuring that the needs of industry shape and inform our programme offerings, as the leading College nationally in the youth entrepreneurship and development ecosystem, we are developing and supporting entrepreneurs to establish sustainable businesses through our Centre for Entrepreneurship. The College will expand this value-added service by establishing an incubation village at the new Swartklip campus.

Our success is founded on relentless devotion to quality learning and serving the needs of our students, industry partners and institutional stakeholders. As a progressive, innovative TVET provider, we are always open to new partnerships and collaborating in new industry initiatives.

Every College student we graduate has the knowledge, skills and attributes to add value in the workplace. We invite all industry organisations and employers to partner with False Bay TVET College to develop the youth of our country and grow the economy.

Kind Regards
Karin Hendricks