Student Support and Development Services

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Student Support and Development Services is a department within the Education and Training leg of the College. There are student support offices on each of our College campuses where staff members are committed to helping you while you are a student at False Bay TVET College. We provide an integrated professional service in the areas of careers and employment, learning assistance, personal counselling, Inclusive Education support and financial support services.

Our Mission
Our department provides a range of services to all our students so that they can become effective functioning individuals who are equipped with personal social skills and who are able to adapt to changing life demands and who are ready to enter the world of work.


Manager, Central Office, Tel: 021 787 0800
Student Support Officer, Muizenberg Campus Tel: 021-788-8373
Student Support Officer, Fish Hoek Campus Tel: 021-782-0144
Student Support Officer, Khayelitsha Campus Tel: 021-361-3430/021 360 5000
Student Support Officer, Westlake Campus Tel: 021-701-1340
Student Support Officer, Mitchell's Plain Tel: 021-391-0717
Financial Aid Office, Central Office, Tel: 021-787-0800


  • Careers Counselling
  • Personal Counselling
  • Learning Assistance
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Work Integrated Learning 
  • Inclusive Education Support
  • Financial Assistance

This is a free service to all students of the College. You will be able to make use of our pre-course assessment tools, which helps you to establish your career pathway. Careers resources are also available to you. Should you be in need of career counselling, you can make an appointment with your student support officer.

This is a free and confidential service that is offered to students of the College and is run by the student support department. Counselling is available to assist those who may be facing crisis situations, adjustment or problems in living. Our Student Support department also runs life skills workshops and seminars providing advice on some more common areas of concern for students such as anxiety, stress management and time management. Students are advised to study the notice boards for such seminars/workshops

Student Support Services helps students to develop appropriate and effective approaches to:

  • Learning
  • Exam preparation
  • Time management

Student Support Services assist students in developing appropriate learning approaches through:

  • Individual consultations
  • Group work (tutorials)
  • Workshops open to all students

Student Support staff can also advise and assist students when they:

  • Need to apply for extra time
  • Need to apply for special considerations, examinations etc.
  • Prepare appeals

Student Support Services offers workshops throughout the course of the year. These are open workshops and are available to all students. These workshops may relate to:

  • Preparing to enter the world of work (Work-preparedness workshops)
  • Aspects of student well-being
  • Study and exam skills (time management, study skills)
  • Personal development workshops (dealing with issues such as stress, anxiety, procrastination)
  • Presentation skills (useful tips on presentation skills)
  • Workshops will be advertised on notice-boards on your campus.

While the College cannot guarantee jobs for students, the Student Support Services department are able to link students to possible job opportunities.
Conditions and criteria will be applied to Work Integrated Learning support services and students are encouraged to discuss this with the student support officers at their campus.

The Inclusive Education Department forms part of the Student Support and Development Services division of the College. It aims to assist the College to provide an inclusive environment through consultation, liaison and the provision of services for students. Access services and facilities include advisory and educational requirements, production of alternative print format, note taking and interpreting, participation assistance and the provision of assistive technology and equipment. Further information about these aspects of Inclusive Education services are available from the Inclusive Education Offices located on the Muizenberg and Khayelitsha Campuses. Alternatively, students can speak to the Student Support Officers on their campus.
(Confidentiality: information provided to the Inclusive Education Officer is treated in confidence and will not be released to anyone without your permission.)
Contact: Judith De Jager– Occupational Therapist, Tel: 021-787-0907/ Jacky Lenting- Occupational Therapist, Tel: 021 361 3430/021 360 5000

Students Support Services can provide assistance to students where they experience difficulties in accessing educational opportunities as a result of financial barriers. Students are able to apply for Financial Aid and find out about general bursaries available for college students through our Student Support Officers.

Student Support and Development Services Brochure
Inclusive Education Brochure