Courses Offered At Westcol College Randfontein

Westcol (Technical and Vocational Education and Training College) is a public institution under the auspices of the Department of higher educational training. The college is based in the West Rand of Gauteng that strives to provide high-quality education to its students and train them with the qualification and skills they need to begin their career paths. Their vision is to be your innovative global partner in lifelong learning, and their mission is ‘We provide relevant and accessible quality education, training and development opportunities through creative teamwork that benefits customers, communities, and country.’

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Business Course Studies

These programmes are recommended for students who already passed GRADE 12/
NCV Level 4 and would like to pursue a career in VOCATIONAL directive studies.
DURATION:
1 Semester per certificate
ENROLMENT DATES:
January and July
MODES OF DELIVERY:
Full-Time and Part-Time(2 subjects ONLY)
Please note:
1.Westcol reserves the right to ONLY offer programmes that are justified by student
numbers, to change the location/venue of the programme and to cancel
programme/s.
2.The cost of text books is included in the fee structure of these programmes.
3.Westcol operates a cash free system.
4.All monies must be directly deposited in any ABSA BANK.

Introductory N4 Business Studies
This programme is compulsory for Grade 12 learners without computer related subject intending to
enrol for Management Assistant, Legal Secretary and Public Relations
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Aps score of 22, using the best of six relevant NSC/NC(V) L4 subjects (inclusive of English); or an
Equivalent NQF level 4 occupational qualification
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
1.Introductory Communication N4
2.Introductory Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
Choose any TWO of the following subjects:
• Introductory Accounting*
• Introductory Marketing
• Introductory Personnel Management
• Introductory Computer Practice
• Introductory Information Processing
Please note the following:

  • Should have passed Applied Accounting or Accounting
    NSC/N3

Management Assistant
N4
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• A Office Administration L4 certificate;
• Grade 12 with computer subjects;
• A National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business
Studies; or an
• Typing skills Certificate;
• Equivalent NQF Level 4 occupational qualification; or
an
• APS score of 24, using double the English and then
the four (4) next best subjects of NSC.
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  1. Information Processing N4
  2. Office Practice N4
  3. Communication N4
    Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
    • Introductory Computer Practice N4
    • Computer Practice N4
    N5
    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  4. Office Practice N5
  5. Information Processing N5
  6. Communication N5
    Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
    • Computer Practice N4 or Computer Practice N5
    N6
    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  7. Office Practice N6
  8. Information Processing N6
  9. Communication N6
    Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
    • Computer Practice N5 or N6
    • Legal Practice N5

Legal Secretary

N4
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• A Office Administration L4 certificate
• Grade 12 with computer subjects
• A National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business
Studies; or an
• Typing skills Certificate
• Equivalent NQF Level 4 occupational qualification;
or an
• APS score of 24, using double the English and then
the four (4) next best subjects of NSC.
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  1. Office Practice N4
  2. Introductory Information Processing N4 or
    Information Processing N4
  3. Communication N4
    Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
  4. Introductory Computer Practice N4
  5. Computer Practice N4
    N5
    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  6. Office Practice N5
  7. Information Processing N4 or Information
    Processing N5
  8. Communication N5
  9. Legal Practice N5
    N6
    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  10. Legal Practice N6
  11. Information Processing N5 or Information
    Processing N6
    Choose any TWO of the following subjects:
  12. Communication N6
  13. Computer Practice N5 or Computer Practice N6
  14. Office Practice N5

Public Relations

N4
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• A Office Administration L4 certificate
• Grade 12 with computer subjects
• A National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business
Studies;
• Typing skills Certificate
• Equivalent NQF Level 4 occupational qualification; or
an
• APS score of 24, using double the English and then the
four (4) next best subjects of NSC.
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Office Practice N4

Introductory Information Processing N4 or Information
Processing N4

Management Communication N4
Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
• Introductory Computer Practice N4
• Computer Practice N4
• Marketing Management N4
N5
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Office Practice N5

Information Processing N4 or Information Processing
N5

Communication N5

Public Relations N5
N6
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Public Relations N6

Information Processing N5 or Information Processing
N6
Choose any TWO of the following subjects:
Communication N6
• Computer Practice N5
• Marketing Management N6
• Office Practice N6
• Legal Practice N5

Business Management

N4
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Any of the following NC(V) L4 Certificates:
 Management
 Office Administration
 Information Technology
 Finance, Economics and Accounting
 Transport and Logistics.
• A National Introductory Certificate:N4 Business Studies;
• Equivalent occupational qualification;
• APS score of 24, using double the English and
Accounting/ Mathematics/Mathematical
Literacy/Economics/Business Studies subjects plus the
two (2) next best subjects of NSC.
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
1.Introductory Accounting or Financial Accounting N4*
2.Management Communication N4
3.Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4
Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
• Introductory Computer Practice N4 or
Computer Practice N4
• Should have passed Applied Accounting
NSC/N3 or Grade 12 Accounting.
N5
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
1.Entrepreneurship & Business Management N5
2.Sales Management
Choose any TWO of the following subjects:
• Labour Relations N5
• Computer Practice N4 or N5
• Computerised Financial Systems N4*
• Financial Accounting**
• Should have passed Applied Accounting
NSC/N3 or Grade 12 Accounting.
** Compulsory to do Financial Accounting N4 or
should have passed this subject.
N6
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
1.Entrepreneurship & Business Management N6
Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
• Labour Relations N5 or N6
• Sales Management N6
• Marketing Communication N6
Choose any TWO of the following subjects:
• Computer Practice N5 or N6
• Personnel Management N6
• Marketing Management N4
• Computerised Financial Systems N4* or N5**
• Financial Accounting N5 or N6

  • Compulsory to do Financial Accounting N4 or
    should have passed this subject.
    ** Compulsory to do Financial Accounting N5

Financial Management

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Any of the following NC(V) L4 Certificates:
 Finance, Economics and Accounting
 Office Administration with Applied Accounting L4
 Any other NC(V) Level 4 certificate with Applied
Accounting L4 as a subject
• A National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business
Studies with Introductory Accounting; or an
• Equivalent occupational qualification; or an
• APS score of 24, using double the English and then
Accounting/ Mathematics/ Business Studies/Economics
subjects, and the three (3) next best subjects of NSC.
N4
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4

Financial Accounting N4*

Computerised Financial Systems N4**

Management Communication N4
• Should have passed Applied Accounting
NSC/N3 or Grade 12 Accounting.
** Compulsory to do Financial Accounting N4 or should
have
passed this.
N5
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
1.Financial Accounting N5
2.Cost and Management Accounting N5
3.Computerised Financial Systems N5*
4.Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4
• Compulsory to do Financial Accounting N4 or should
have passed this.
N6
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Financial Accounting N6

Cost and Management Accounting N6

Computerised Financial Systems N6*
• Compulsory to do Financial Accounting N4 or should
have passed this.
Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
• Entrepreneurship & Business Management N5
• Entrepreneurship & Business Management N6

Human Resource Management

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Any of the following NC(V) L4 Certificates:
 Education and Development
 Finance, Economics and Accounting
 Information Technology
 Management
 Marketing
 Office Administration
 Transport and Logistics;
• A National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business
Studies;
• Equivalent NQF Level 4 occupational qualification;
• APS score of 24, using double the English and the four
(4) next best subjects of NSC.
N4
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Entrepreneurship & Business
Management N4

Personnel Management N4

Management Communication N4
Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
• Introductory Computer Practice N4
• Computer Practice N4
N5
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Personnel Management N5

Personal Training N5

Labour Relations N5
Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
• Computer Practice N4
• Computer Practice N5
N6
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Personnel Management N6

Personal Training N6

Labour Relations N6
Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
• Computer Practice N5
• Computer Practice N6

Human Resource Management

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Any of the following NC(V) L4 Certificates:
 Education and Development
 Finance, Economics and Accounting
 Information Technology
 Management
 Marketing
 Office Administration
 Transport and Logistics;
• A National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business
Studies;
• Equivalent NQF Level 4 occupational qualification;
• APS score of 24, using double the English and the
four (4) next best subjects of NSC.
N4
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  1. Entrepreneurship & Business
    Management N4
  2. Personnel Management N4
  3. Management Communication N4
    Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
    • Introductory Computer Practice N4
    • Computer Practice N4
    N5
    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  4. Personnel Management N5
  5. Personal Training N5
  6. Labour Relations N5
    Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
    • Computer Practice N4
    • Computer Practice N5
    N6
    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  7. Personnel Management N6
  8. Personal Training N6
  9. Labour Relations N6
    Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
    • Computer Practice N5
    • Computer Practice N6

Marketing Management

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Any of the following NC(V) L4 Certificates:
Education and Development
Finance, Economics and
Accounting
Information Technology
Management
Marketing
Office Administration
• A National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business
Studies;
• Equivalent NQF Level 4 occupational qualification; or
an
• APS score of 24, using double the English and then the
four (4) next best subjects of NSC.
N4
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  1. Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4
  2. Marketing Management N4
  3. Management Communication N4
  4. Computer Practice N4
    N5
    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  5. Sales Management N5
  6. Marketing Management N5
  7. Labour Relation N5
  8. Computer Practice N5
    N6
    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  9. Marketing Management N6
  10. Sales Management N6
  11. Marketing Communication N6
  12. Marketing Research N6

Public Management

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Any of the following NC(V) L4 Certificates
Education and Development
Finance, Economics and Accounting;
Information Technology
Management
Marketing
Office Administration
Transport and Logistics
Tourism;
• A National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business
Studies; o
• Equivalent NQF Level 4 occupational qualification;
o
• APS score of 24, using double the English and
Computer Application Technology/History and
then the four (4) next best subjects of NSC.
N4
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
1.Public Management N4
2.Management Communication N4
3.Computer Practice N4
4.Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4
N5
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  1. Public Administration N5
  2. Public Finance N5
  3. Municipal Administration N5
  4. Entrepreneurship & Business Management N5
    N6
    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  5. Public Law N6
  6. Public Administration N6
  7. Municipal Administration N6
  8. Public Finance N6

General Studies Courses

These programmes are recommended for students who already passed GRADE 12/
NCV Level 4 and would like to pursue a career in VOCATIONAL directive studies.
DURATION:
1 Semester per certificate
ENROLMENT DATES:
January and July
MODES OF DELIVERY:
Full-Time and Part-Time(2 subjects ONLY)
Please note:
1.Westcol reserves the right to ONLY offer programmes that are justified by student
numbers, to change the location/venue of the programme and to cancel
programme/s.
2.The cost of text books is included in the fee structure of these programmes.
3.Westcol operates a cash free system.
4.All monies must be directly deposited in any ABSA BANK.

Educare

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• An Educational and
Development NC(V) L4
Certificate;
• Equivalent NQF Level 4
occupational;
• A National Introductory
Certificate: N4 Business
Studies;
• APS score of 24, using double
the English, and the four (4)
next best subjects of NSC.
• A student should produce
police clearance certificate
upon submission of
registration.
• Criminal/Background checks
must be conducted to ensure
compliance with the
requirements of the South
African Council of Educators
(SACE).
N4
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
1.Day Care Personnel
Development N4
2.Educare Didactics: Theory and
Practical N4
3.Education N4
4.Child Health N4
N5
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
1.Entrepreneurship & Business
Management N4
2.Day Care Communication N5
3.Educare Didactics: Theory and
Practical N5
4.Educational Psychology N5
N6
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
1.Day Care Management N6
2.Day Care Communication N6
3.Educare Didactics: Theory and
Practical N6
4.Educational Psychology N6

Hospitality and Catering Services

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• A Hospitality NC(V) L4
Certificate;
• National Introductory Certificate:
N4 Food Services;
• Equivalent occupational
qualification;
• APS score of 24, using double
the English and four (4) next
best subjects of NSC.
N4
Compulsory subjects

  1. Catering Theory and Practical
    N4
  2. Nutritional and Menu Planning
    N4
  3. Sanitation and Safety N4
  4. Applied Management N4
    N5
    Compulsory subjects
  5. Catering Theory and Practical
    N5
  6. Food and Beverage
    Management N5
  7. Entrepreneurship and Business
    Management N5
  8. Applied Management N5
    N6
    Compulsory subjects
  9. Catering Theory and Practical
    N6
  10. Communication and Human
    Relations N6
  11. Introductory Computer Practise
    N4
  12. Applied Management N6

Tourism

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

A Tourism NC(V) L4 Certificate;

Equivalent NQF Level 4
occupational qualification;

All N4 should have done
placement test

APS score of 24, using double
the English and
Tourism/Geography and then
the four (4) next best subjects
of NSC.
N4
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Travel Office Procedures N4

Tourist Communication N4

Travel Services N4

Travel Destinations N4

Computer Practice N4
N5
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Travel Office Procedures N5

Tourist Communication N5

Travel Services N5

Travel Destinations N5
N6
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Travel Office Procedures N6

Hotel Reception N6

Travel Services N6

Travel Destinations N6

National Certificate Hairdressing
Level 2 to 4

This qualification enables learners to develop towards and to qualify as
professional hairdressers.
At Level 4 the qualification focuses on advanced hairdressing techniques
as well as management skills to assist the hairdresser to start up and
manage their own business.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
A minimum requirement is Grade 9. Preference will be given to learners with a Grade12.
DURATION:
3 years full-time or part-time.
Please note that 3900 notional hours must be accumulated by the learners over the three (3)
year learnership.
L2: 1300 hours
L3: 1200 hours
L4: 1400 hours
ENROLMENTS DATES
January and July
MODE OF DELIVERY:
Full-Time – Randfontein Campus only.
Part-Time studies is only available for learners who are employed in a salon that is registered
with the Bargaining Council..

Engineering Studies Courses

These programmes is recommended for students that would like to pursue a career in
TECHNICAL or ENGINEERING RELATED studies
MODES OF DELIVERY:
PLP – Full-time only
N1 N6:
• Full-Time
• Part-Time (maximum of two subjects only).
DURATION:
PLP: 1 year
N1-N6:1 Trimester(3 months) per certificate
ENROLMENT DATES
January, May and September
Please note:

  1. Westcol reserves the right to ONLY offer programmes that is justified by student numbers, to change the location/venue of the
    programme and to cancel programme/s.
  2. The cost of text books is included in fee structure of these programmes.
  3. Westcol operates a cash free system.
  4. All monies must be directly deposited in any ABSA

Pre-Vocational Learning Programme (PLP) Certificate

• This programme is an entry level
foundational learning programme
for articulation into learning
programmes for students who do
not meet the entry requirements.
• The programme prepares a
student for enrolment in the
relevant NC(V) and Report 191
courses.
• The programme is pitched more
or less at NQF level 2.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
The programme is primarily aimed
at students who have passed at
least Grade 9 with weak/poor
literacy and numeracy foundation.
Students with Grade 10 or 11 and
those who have not been part of the
study environment for a few years
could also be considered.
SUBJECTS:

  1. Foundational English,
  2. Foundational Mathematics
    (not Mathematical
    Literacy)
  3. Foundational Science
  4. Foundational Life Skills
    and
    Technology.
    Please note:
    There is no national exam for the PLP
    and the programme follows a
    continuous assessment process.

Engineering Studies N1 to N3

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – N1

Grade 12 statement with pass in
Mathematics and English FAL and
Physical Science.

APS score of 18, using the best six
NSC / NC (V) L4 subjects inclusive of
Mathematics/Technical Mathematics
and
English.
N1
Compulsory subjects

Mathematics

Engineering Science

Engineering Drawing or
Industrial Electronics or
Plating and Structural Steel Drawing*
Choose any ONE of the following
subjects:
• Motor Trade Theory*
• Electrical Trade Theory
• Instrument Trade Theory
• Metal Workers Theory
• Fitting and Machining
Please note: * Compulsory combination
N2
Compulsory subjects

Mathematics

Engineering Science

Engineering Drawing or
Industrial Electronics or
Plating and Structural Steel Drawing*
Choose any ONE of the following
subjects:
Motor Trade Theory*
• Diesel Trade Theory
• Electrical Trade Theory
• Instrument Trade Theory
• Platers Theory
• Fitting and Machining
• Rigging Theory
• Motor Electrical Trade Theory
Please note: * Compulsory combination
N3
Compulsory subjects
(4 subject constitutes a certificate)

Mathematics

Engineering Science

Engineering Drawing

Mechanotechnology

Electrotechnology

Industrial Electronics

Instrument Trade Theory

Engineering Studies N4 to N6

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – N4

Any of the following NC(V)
L4Certificates:
• Civil Engineering and Building
Construction
• Drawing Office Practice
• Electrical Infrastructure Construction
• Engineering and Related Design
• Information Technology and Computer
Science
• Mechatronics
• Process Instrumentation
• Process Plant Operations: or an

National Certificate: N3 Engineering
Studies;

Equivalent occupational qualification;

APS score of 24, using double the
Mathematical/Technical Mathematics
plus one relevant Technology Subject
(Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) or Physical
Science, plus English and the two (2)
next best subjects of NSC.
N4

Supervisory Management

Electrotechnics

Industrial Electronics

Industrial Instruments

Mechanical Draughting

Mechanotechnics

Engineering Science

Mathematics
N5

Supervisory Management

Strength Of Materials And Structures

Mathematics

Power Machines

Mechanotechnics

Electrotechnics

Mechanical Drawing And Design

Fluids Mechanics

Industrial Electronics

Industrial Instruments
N6

Supervisory management

Strength of materials and Structures

Control systems

Electrotechnics

Industrial electronics

Industrial instruments

Mechanical drawing and design

Power machines

Fluids mechanics

Mechanotechnics

Mathematics

Installation Rules and Specialised Installation Rules (Wireman’s Licence)

This programme is compulsory for
electricians in order to install electrical wiring
of domestic/industrial premises.
External examinations are written in March,
July and November.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Qualified artisan
• N3 certificate with Electrotechnology as one of the
subjects.
DURATION:
1 Trimester
ENROLMENT DATES
January, May and September
MODES OF DELIVERY:
On request based on student numbers.
SUBJECTS:
Certificate: Installation Rules

  1. Installation Rules
  2. Electrical Wiring Skills
    Certificate: Specialised Electrical Installation
    Codes
  3. Specialised Electrical Installation Codes
    PLEASE NOTE:
    • Pass mark is 50%
    • Both programmes consist of two examination
    papers per subject.
    • Only a statement of results is issued to successful
    candidates.

Engineering Certificate of Competency (Government Ticket)

It is compulsory for ELECTRICAL and
MECHANICAL ENGINEERS to obtain this
qualification in order to be professional recognised.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – SUMMARY
1.Receipt of monies paid
2.Certified copies of qualifications
3.Proof of appropriate practical experience on company letter
head and verified by signature of the employer.
4.A testimonial of sobriety and conduct signed by an employer.
5.Proof of age, name and identification number, i.e. certified copy
of ID document or a copy of birth certificate.
6.A letter from the Resident Engineer, where possible indicating
that the applicant is considered to be a suitable candidate.
COMPUSORY SUBJCTS
M) – Mechanical Engineering (E) – Electrical Engineering
• N3 Engineering Drawing (M) (E)
• N3 N4 Engineering Science (M) (E)
• N4 Industrial Electronics (M)
• N4 Mathematics (M) (E)
• N4 N5 Fluid Mechanics (M)
• N5 Strength of Materials (E)
• N5 Electrotechnics (M)
• N5 N6 Control Systems (M) (E)
• N6 Mechanotechnics (M) (E)
• N6 Power Machines (M) (E)
• N6 Strength of Materials (M)
• N6 Fluid Mechanics (M)
• N6 Industrial Electronics (E)
• N6 Electrotechnics (E)
• N6 Supervisory Management (M) (E)
N6 CONVERSION COURSE
To enable holders of the Mechanical Certificate of Competency or
vice versa:
• Electrotechnics (M)
• N6 Industrial Electronics (M)
• N6 Strength of Materials (E)
• N6 Fluid Mechanics (E)
The subjects shown are only the highest levels to be attained. All
the grades leading to that level must also be attained with a 50%
pass mark (e.g. Electrotechnics N6 includes a pass in this subject
on the N3, N4 and N5 levels).
EXAMINATIONS
• The letter of acceptance must be submitted when entering for
the qualifying subjects at Westcol Campus examination Office
and the appropriate examination fees must be paid.
• The examinations are held in June and November and the
closing dates for entry are set by the Department of Education.
Application forms for acceptance are obtainable from:
The Secretary Commission of Examiners
Department of Labour
Private bag X117 Pretoria 0001
Tel.: (012) 309 4111

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