FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Application Process

1.Applicants must visit the website and click on the APPLY NOW button.
2.Applicants are required to complete a 4-step application process during which the applicant must supply some basic information.

  • Please note that applicants are required to supply an email address that will be used in communicating with applicants.
  • It is important to indicate in your application whether or not you are applying for a bursary as this information will be used by the Bursary Office to contact applicants further down the application process.

3.The last step requires the applicant to load the following certified documents.

  • Identity Document / Birth Certificate: if under 18 years / Passport number
  • Most recent academic results
  • Proof of Address

On completion of the 4 steps the student will be notified, via email and SMS, on the successful completion of the application process.

Selection of Applicants

  • The College Selection Committee will at predetermined dates evaluate all applications received up to that point; based on the College admission policy and students’ academic results.
  • Successful applicants will receive notification of an offer letter that has been issued.
  • The offer letter can be accessed via the Application Portal and must be accepted on the Application Portal.
  • Offer letters will expire within 5 days from date of issue. 

Admission Process

  • Once applicants have accepted the offer letter they will be issued with an addendum which needs to be completed and uploaded together with either proof of payment or bursary office approval notice via the Application Portal.
  • On acceptance of offer letter, the Bursary Office will make contact with the applicants who indicated in their application that they applying for a bursary. The Bursary Office will explain the process to be followed and documents required.
  • These documents will be check and verified by the campus after which admission will be approved.
  • Students will receive a notification to the effect. This notice will also contain their student number and password to access the Student Portal.
  • The Student Portal will enable the student to access academic, financial and biographical information. The student will also be able to update certain information.

Returning Student
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Can I apply for a second choice as the online application only allows one choice?
Yes, you can apply for a 2nd choice. You must however complete another application online for the 2nd choice or for a different Semester / Trimester.

I am struggling to upload my outstanding documents and track the application process.
You need to log into the Application Portal;( this link was provided to you in an email/SMS). Click on the  quick search bar on the left of the screen. Once open, click on the Upload Documents option. You will now see the different document options. Select the relevant option and upload. You can track your application by logging into the Application Portal.

How do I change to a different programme on the same AP?
Yes, you can. The relevant campus would be able to assist you with that.

I reapplied and have a new AP number, but I still haven't received an email with my password
The email notification is sometimes routed to your junk mail. You can also contact your relevant campus who are able to reset your password.

I have forgotten my username and password?
You should check your communication on email and sms for your username, if you didn’t get the email please contact campus of application to retrieve your username, if you have forgotten your password, you may press forget password and it will reset automatically.

How do I apply for a NSFAS Bursary?
You may apply for a NSFAS Bursary by creating an online profile on www.nsfas.org.za. Bursary applications to study in 2021 will close on 29 Janaury 2021.  If you have been accepted to study with us, we will assit you with your NSFAS Bursary Application. 

 What Programmes do you offer?
We offer a variety of programmes in Engineering, Business, Hospitality, Tourism, Education, Information Communication Technology, 2D Animation, Safety in Society, Yacht & Boat Building, please visit our website for more information.

 Do you offer Part-Time Studies?
The College boasts a growing Part-Time studies division. Our part-time studies are focused on Business & Education studies, please visit our website for a full list of programmes available.

 Do you offer Inclusive Education?
Learners with disabilities are welcome to complete an application to study with False Bay TVET College. Once you have expressed an interest to study with the College, we will be put in contact with one of the College Occupational Therapist who will evaluate the disability and the College's resources to assist. Our campuses are also able to accommodate disabled persons who are not mobile and need to access the buildings using a wheelchair or with other learning or mobility assistance.

 Do you offer Work Integrated Learning?
The College has a dedicated Work Integrated Learning Department committed to the placement of students during their study tenure with the College. When funding is secured through SETA's the College will approach WIL registered companies for placement opportunities. It is the onus of FBC students to be registered for WIL, by ensuring they have an updated CV, current contact details and have completed the compulsory Work-Readiness programme.

It is the prerogative of host companies to employ students after completing their WIL programme. However, whilst students are in the workplace for internships, they need to give it their best shot, which in return will increase their levels of employability.

 Do you offer Distance Learning?
Our Distance Learning Department has developed a supportive learning structure that has to date yielded very positive results. Programmes range from Business, Engineering and Education studies. There are intakes throughout the year.

 Do you welcome foreign nationals/international students?
Yes, foreign students can apply for Full time, Part-Time and Distance Learning, however, foreign students do not qualify for bursaries. The student must have the relevant documentation and a study permit that is issued from Home Affairs. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have this documentation at registration as they will not be able to register without this. It is also the responsibility of the student to ensure that the documentation is renewed when it expires.

 Can I complete my Grade 12 at College?
You cannot rewrite or complete matric subjects with False Bay TVET College, you can enrol with your local community college where they will provide you with the opportunity to redo matric subjects. You can find a contact list of Community Colleges of the FBC website. How to complete your matric

 What if I have physical or learning disabilities?
False Bay TVET College supports Inclusive Education. Our campuses are designed to support students with physical disabilities. We have 2 Occupational Therapists employed at the College to support students with assistive devices (e.g. specific software, e-books) as well as a Student Support Officer at each campus to help students navigate their way through personal challenges.

 Do you offer accommodation/residence?
Our residence at Westlake Campus is for Westlake Campus Students in Occupational Programmes who reside more than 40km from the Westlake Campus. Students who qualify for a NSFAS bursary can apply for a Private Accommodation allowance.

 What are your minimum programme entry requirements? 

NC(V) programmes - a Grade 9 pass
Engineering N1-N3 programmes - a Grade 11 pass with 50% Maths or Grade 12 with Maths / Maths lit 50%
National N Diploma N4-N6 Programmes - a Grade 12 pass
For more information please visit www.falsebaycollege.co.za

 When can the Grade 12 Class of 2020 apply?
 As Matric results will be published late in 2021 (around March). We recommend Grade 12's apply for the Semester 2 intake in 2021.

 Where is the College?
Our campuses are situated in the Southern Peninsula of False Bay in Cape Town. We have 5 campuses; located in Khayelitsha, Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Mitchells Plain and Westlake.

 How much are the Fees?
Our programme fees vary per programme, please click here for more details. 

Can I apply if I am from another province?
All applications received are vetted by an Applications Committee. We review all applications received and acceptance is determined on your academic results meeting the programme entry requirements.

 What are your modes of study?
We offer full-time, part-time and distance learning options.

 When is your closing date for Applications?
Our curriculum and intakes are structured according to the Department of Higher Education and Training. All programme applications are still open and you may still apply online. See below our start dates for Semester 1 for 2021. 

 Do you offer support for NC(V) learners?
NC(V) students who may come to our College from Grade 9 could be 15 or 16 years old. The NC(V) programme is managed in a very similar way to secondary schooling. Attendance is taken, there is parent involvement, reports are sent home. We involve parents in the education process and ensure that the NC(V) students receive support in the transition to college. We also provide other softer skills for a more well-rounded and developed student.

 Is there an age limit to study at the College?
 There is no age limit to studying at College. We wouldn’t recommend the NC(V) programme if you are older or have not completed your Matric. Many mature people start college after their 30’s and prefer to study part-time or via distance learning if they are employed. The Occupational Programmes and National N Diploma Programmes are most popular amongst individuals looking to study Part-Time.

 Due to Covid-19, how will classes be delivered?
We do have plans in place to support students with staggering timetables and remote learning options. We have several approaches to teaching for 2021 to ensure that students are well prepared to embark on a successful academic year.

Unsure of what to study and in need of some career advice?
We recommend all applicants complete an online career interest questionnaire, which is available at GoStudy This will assist applicants in their programme choice. You can also access information at our campuses or visit the official College website for more information.

Who can apply for a NSFAS bursary?

  • South African citizens

 Who qualifies for a NSFAS bursary?

  • Students who register for the first time and have a household income of R 350 k or less
  • Students who have registered previously, but before 2018, with a household income of R 122 k or less.

What do I need to do to apply?

  • Visit the NSFAS website  www.nsfas.org.za to apply online OR
  • Visit your nearest NSFAS application centre OR contact your TVET College for assistance
  • Create your myNSFAS account to track your application status

You will need the following:

  • A valid e-mail address
  • A cell phone

What documents do I need to apply?

The following certified documents are required:

  • Certified student ID copy
  • Certified spouse ID copy
  • Certified proof of income {salary slip/letter}
  • Certified copy of latest academic results

What does the bursary cover?

FULL TIME fees:

Registration, tuition and book fees

NOT Covered by bursary:

  • Additional Distance learning program tutoring/teaching fees
  • Allowances
  • Learning devices

Important to note for Distance Learning Students:

  • Students who apply on their own to NSFAS for a bursary must inform the College Bursary Office OR risk losing their funding.
  • Distance Learning students do NOT qualify to receive allowances
  • Distance Learning students do NOT qualify to receive learning devices
  • NSFAS bursary only covers FULL TIME program fees, additional Distance Learning fees must be paid by student
  • Distance Learning students will ONLY be allowed to register for a maximum of 3 subjects per term:

Example:

 
Student Registration Rule Maximum 3 Subjects Number of Subjects Paid by Bursary Paid by Student
1st Registration 3x N4 Subjects 3 of 4 YES NO
2nd Registration 1x N4 Subject 1 of 4 NO YES
3rd Registration 3x N5 Subjects 3 of 4 YES NO
4th Registration 1x N5 Subject 1 of 4 NO YES
5th Registration 3x N6 Subjects (Burssary funding time has run out) 3 of 4 NO YES
6th Registration 3x N5 Subjects N/A YES

 TO NOTE:

  • NSFAS bursary limited to 4 registrations, further registrations will not be covered by the bursary
  • NSFAS bursary will not cover repeat subjects

Importance of your myNSFAS Account:  By registering your myNSFAS account students can:

  • Track their application status

  • Upload any missing documents as requested by NSFAS

  • Submit an Appeal should NSFAS decline their application

Please visit the NSFAS webpage or social media sites for more information:  www.nsfas.org.za  |  https://twitter.com/myNSFAShttps://www.facebook.com/nsfas.org.za

You can also visit the College website:  www.falsebaycollege.co.za  for more information OR contact:

 Distance Learning Campus:

Tel:  021-361 3430

Campus Bursary Office:

Tel: 021-701 1340

IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS

CONTACT DETAILS OF PROGRAMME HEADS

Name

Position

Based at

email

Susan Mhakure

Programme Head: IT (NCV and Occupational)

Fish Hoek

(oversees Fish Hoek and Khayelitsha)

Susan.mhakure@falsebay.org.za

Malcom Meyer

Programme Head: NCV Business Studies

NATED & Occupational Business Studies

Fish Hoek

Malcolm.meyer@faslebay.org.za

Mariaana Herne

Programme Head: Hospitality and Tourism (NCV, Nated and Occupational)

Muizenberg

(oversees Muizenberg and Khayelitsha

Mariaana.herne@falsebay.org.za

Silwyn Heuvel

Programme Head: Engineering and Related Design (NCV, Nated and Occupational)

Westlake

Silwyn.heuvel@falsebay.org.za

Deon Fernandez

(ACTING)

Acting Programme Head: Civil, Furniture Making and Boat Building (NCV, Nated and Occupational)

Westlake

Deon.fernandez@falsebay.org.za

Sonette Jordaan

Programme Head: Safety in Society

Westlake

Sonette.jordaan@falsebay.org.za

Mohammed Hassan

(ACTING)

Acting Programme Head: Fundamental Subjects

Central Office Fundamental Unit

Mohammed.hassan@falsebay.org.za

Shauwn van Staden

Programme Head: Business Studies (Nated and Occupational)

Mitchells Plain

Shauwn.vanstaden@falsebay.org.za

Mkhulisi Nyoni (ACTING)

Acting Programme Head: NCV Business Studies

Khayelitsha

Mkhulisi.nyoni@falsebay.org.za

Marlon Higgins

Programme Head: Electrical Engineering (NCV, Nated and Occupational)

Westlake

Marlon.higgins@falsebay.org.za

Jerry Moeketsi

Programme Head: Engineering

Khayelitsha

Jeremia.moeketsi@falsebay.org.za

Marelize Minnaar

Programme Head: ECD and Educare (Occupational and Nated)

(Academic Coordinator Khayelitsha Campus)

Operates over Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha

Marelize.minaar@falsebay.org.za

 CONTACT DETAILS OF WIL STAFF

Contact the WIL Department : wil@falsebay.org.za  |  WhatsApp: 078 225 8845

Name and Surname

Email Address

Programmes responsible for

Marlene Mitchell

Marlene.Mitchell@falsebay.org.za

  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • IT
  • Office Administration
  • Finance Economics and Accounting
  • Educare

Stanton van der Rheede

Stanton.vanderRheede@falsebay.org.za

  • Motor Mechanics
  • Spray Painting
  • Automotive Body Repair
  • Safety in Society
  • Welding
  • Yacht & Boat Building
  • Civil & Building
  • Fitting & Turning
  • Fabrication
  • Boiler Making

Jo-Anne Zenani

Jo-Anne.Zenani@falsebay.org.za

  • Management Assistant
  • Public Management
  • Financial Management

Winston Damon

Winston.Damon@falsebay.org.za

  • Business Management
  • Electrical Engineering

 

Contact the WIL Department 

wil@falsebay.org.za  |  WhatsApp: 078 225 8845