How To Apply To Study At Western TVET College

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Located in the Gauteng Province, Western TVET College has several campuses offering a variety of courses that aim to prepare prospective students for a successful and rewarding career in an industry that has a high demand for practical skills and experience.  


Western TVET College Online Application

A Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) qualification assists students in gaining skills that they will need to find employment in South Africa. 

Established in 2002, Western TVET College, also known as Westcol TVET College, is a government-run college under the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Westcol TVET College Online Application

Westcol notes, “We Provide Relevant And Accessible Quality Education, Training & Development Opportunities Through Innovative Teamwork That Benefit Our Customers, Communities & Country.”

The institution offers a range of courses in engineering, business studies, hospitality, tourism, education and training development practices, information technology and computer science.

Western College TVET

Westcol has several campuses located in the Gauteng province; these campuses include:

  • Carletonville Campus
  • Krugersdorp Campus
  • Krugersdorp-West Campus
  • Randfontein Campus
  • Thuba Makote ( Magaliesburg Campus )
  • Westonaria Campus

To apply, students need an active e-mail account and a cell phone number as the institution will be communicating via SMS and emails.

Westcol has advised students to read the minimum admission requirements before they apply, and ensure that they have all the required documents ready to submit along with their application.

Western TVET College Application Process on Westcol Student Portal

Here’s a guide on how to apply:

  1. Visit the Westcol website.
  2. Click on “Online Applications”.
  3. Scroll down to “New Applicants”.
  4. Register an account or Login using your ID number.
  5. Select a course(s).
  6. Complete the application by following the prompts.
  7. Submit all documents necessary.

Documents Needed To Apply To Westcol TVET College

Applicants are urged to ensure that they upload the following documents in PDF format:

  • Grade 12 certificate/Statement of results/Latest school report/DHET certificate
  • ID document
  • Proof of residence

All documents to be submitted should be originally certified copies and the certification should not be older than 6 months.

Once the application is completed and submitted, candidates will receive notification via email/SMS about their application progress.

In addition, students are also remined to track their application progress via the Westcol student portal.

Should candidates encounter any difficulties with their application they are advised to visit their nearest campus for assistance with the application.


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