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Applications 2023

Distance Learning

NSFAS Bursaries


Student Support

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Applications Process

Unsure of what to study and in need of some career advice?

We recommend that all applicants complete an online career interest questionnaire available at GoStudy. This will assist applicants in their programme choice. You can also access information at our campuses.

Academia Process

  1. Make sure all your supporting documents are certified, scanned, and saved, PDF is preferred.

  2. Documents need to be clear and legible to read.

  3. All documents need to be certified not older than 3 months.

  4. Visit www.falsebaycollege.co.za to complete your applicant profile. 

  5. After you have completed the profile a username (AP number) and password will be sent to you via SMS or e-mail. 

  6. Once you have received these details, you can now log in to your profile and complete your application.

  7. Make sure to take note of the help desk icons and complete all mandatory fields.

The contact details and e-mail address will be used for all communication, if any of your contact details change, please notify the campus or log in to your applicant portal to update the changes.

What do I need/How to apply?

  1. Applicants need to visit www.falsebaycollege.co.za
  2. Click on Apply Now. 
  3. Once you have clicked on apply now you will need to click on “Register” 
  4. Once you have registered on the applicant portal, you will receive a username (AP number) and password, it will be sent via SMS or email. 
  5. Upon receiving the AP number and password, you are now required to log into the applicant portal and complete your online application. 
  6. Please note that the system will not accept the application if you have not completed all mandatory fields. 
  7. Always make sure that you upload clear certified copies of all required documents.

When is your closing date for Applications?

Our curriculum and intakes are structured according to the Department of Higher Education and Training.

  • There is a single intake for the NC(V) L2-L4 programme in January.

  • There are two intakes for Nated N4-N6 programmes in January and July each year.

  • There are 2 to 3 intakes for Trimester programmes, usually in January, May and August.

  • The College Selection Committee will evaluate all applications received at predetermined dates up to that point; based on the College admission policy and students’ academic results.

  • Matriculants are encouraged to complete an online application with their third-term results until their final results are released.

  • 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 the date of issue.

  • Accepting the Offer Letter does not secure your space within the College. Only a completed registration secures your space.

How to check your Application Status & Progress

  • All notices will be available on the applicant portal, this includes the status of your application. 
  • All applications received on the date during which applications are open, will receive a response during the Offer Letter week. 
  • Please refer to the applicant portal for real time updates.
  • Each student is allowed to apply for 3 qualifications of their choice. 
  • It is possible to receive 3 Offer Letters, although only one can be accepted. 
  • The campus will provide detailed registration communication and clarification. 
  • Students need to accept the Offer Letter, to declare their intention to register. 
  • NB: Registration secures your space.

Selection of Applicants

Admission Process

  • Once students have accepted the Offer Letter, they will be issued with a registration pack which needs to be completed at the campus they were accepted to. 
  • The campus will send detailed registration information which will include dates, bursary information and additional required documents. 
  • Students are required to download the Academia app on Google Playstore – Academia @ False Bay College.
  • All information can be accessed on this platform, this app only works for students who are registered with False Bay College. 

Still waiting?

Students can also access information on the applicant portal for real time updates. 

Please make use of the online enquiry form that is available on our website, www.falsebaycollege.co.za.

For further enquiries, please contact the campus you have completed your application with. 

  • Fish Hoek: 021 782 0144 / 021 784 4300
  • Muizenberg: 021 788 8373
  • Khayelitsha: 021 361 3430 / 021 360 5000
  • Mitchells Plain: 021 391 0717
  • Westlake: 021 701 1340 / 021 700 6400
  • Distance Learning: 021 701 1153

What is your AP Number?

An Applicant’s Profile Number (AP) number is your unique identifier code. This number will ensure that your applications are properly identified.

Are you a returning student?

Returning students are required to re-register online as an existing/previous student.

Students will receive communication via email notifying them that their results have been posted on the Student Portal. The communication will also include an addendum which students need to complete and submit electronically via the portal together with their proof of payment or bursary office approval notice and supporting documents. 

Progression and NSFAS policies apply.

Students are regarded as registered at the College once admission is approved.

Students can follow/view the process via the Student Portal and communicate with the relevant campus.

Can I apply for a second choice as the online application only allows one choice?

Please ensure that you complete the career guidance questionnaire for you to choose the best-suited course for you. 

Students can complete one application form for 3 qualifications per intake (Semester/Trimester)

What are your minimum programme entry requirements?

NC(V) programmes:
Grade 9 Certificate, preference given to the grade 10 & 11 applicants.

Engineering N2-N3 programmes:
Grade 11 Certificate with Mathematics 50% or Grade 12 Certificate with Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy 50% or N1 equivalent. 

National N Diploma N4-N6 Programmes:
Grade 12 Certificate

Additional admission requirements may apply, pending programme and qualification offerings.

When can the Grade 12 Class of 2024 apply?

Students currently writing their final exams / awaiting their results should apply with their latest academic results.

Once they receive their results, they will be able to update and complete their application process.

Can I apply if I am from another province?

Preference will be given to students who reside in the College’s geographical footprint.

Students traveling from outside of Cape Town are responsible for their living arrangements, before application with False Bay TVET College.

I am struggling to upload my outstanding documents and track the application process

Students are required to check the applicant portal for all updates and instructions on how to track and upload documents. 

For further information, they can make use of the online enquiry form that can be found on our website, on the home page.

Can I change to a different programme on the same AP?

Yes, you can. The relevant campus would be able to assist you with that.  However, this is pending if space is available. 

Contact the campus you applied to for more information or assistance.

  • Fish Hoek: 021 782 0144 / 021 784 4300
  • Muizenberg:021 788 8373
  • Khayelitsha:021 361 3430 / 021 360 5000
  • Mitchells Plain:021 391 0717
  • Westlake:021 701 1340 / 021 700 6400
  • Distance Learning:021 701 1153

I reapplied and have a new AP number, but I still haven’t received an email with my password

The email notification may have been routed to your junk mail. You can also contact your relevant campus who will be able to reset your password.

Contact the campus you applied at for more information or assistance.

Fish Hoek:
021 782 0144 / 021 784 4300
021 788 8373
021 361 3430 / 021 360 5000
Mitchells Plain:
021 391 0717
021 701 1340 / 021 700 6400
Distance Learning:
021 701 1153

I have forgotten my username and password?

You should check your communication via email and SMS for your username.

If you didn’t get the email, please contact the campus where you applied to retrieve your username.

Do you welcome foreign nationals/international students?

Yes, foreign students can apply for Full-Time, Part-Time and Distance Learning programmes, however, foreign students do not qualify for the NSFAS Bursary. The student must have the relevant documentation and a study permit issued by the Department of 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.

The College does not offer accommodation or residence.

Lost phone and misplaced username and password?

Contact the campus you applied to and provide them with your full name.

They will re-send you your login details.

  • Fish Hoek: 021 782 0144 / 021 784 4300
  • Muizenberg:021 788 8373
  • Khayelitsha:021 361 3430 / 021 360 5000
  • Mitchells Plain:021 391 0717
  • Westlake:021 701 1340 / 021 700 6400
  • Distance Learning:021 701 1153
Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Do you offer Distance Learning?

Our Distance Learning Department has developed a supportive learning structure that has to date yielded very positive results. 

Programmes offered via Distance Learning: Business Studies and Engineering.

The intakes throughout the year are Semesters for Business Studies and Trimesters for Engineering Studies.

Important: Potential students must be able to travel to Cape Town to write external exams and must have access to a computer or laptop for assessments.

Can you apply for a Bursary?

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.
  • Distance Learning students can apply for a NSFAS Bursary. Terms and Conditions apply. Read more here.
  • Distance Learning students may be required to pay a shortfall for studying via the distance learning mode.

Distance Learning students will be allowed to register for a maximum of 4 subjects per semester/trimester.


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

Registering your myNSFAS account is important as it allows students to:

  • 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:

Alternatively, contact:

Distance Learning:
021 701 1153

Campus Bursary Office:
021 701 1340

Important to note for Distance Learning Students

Distance Learning students must be computer literate and have access to a computer and the internet to access learning material.

You must have a valid email address. 

Students must be able to travel to Cape Town to write the external examination.

All final exams are externally set and administered by the DHET.

Distance Learning

NSFAS Bursaries

Who can apply for a NSFAS bursary?

South African citizens registering for the first time to study at a TVET College.

Qualifying criteria:

  • Students with a household income of R 350k or less 
  • SASSA grant recipients (excluding SASSA Covid-19 grant recipients). 
  • South African Citizens.

What do I need to do to apply?

  • Visit the NSFAS website www.nsfas.org.za to apply online and 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 ID copy of parents/guardians
  • 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

After your funding is confirmed, you may also receive an allowance for:

  • Transport
  • Or Accommodation*
  • Personal care
  • Living allowance

*NSFAS criteria, T&C’s apply

What’s not covered by the bursary?

NSFAS pays partial fees for Distance Learning students to the value of full-time fees 

Additional Distance learning programme tutoring/teaching fees, allowances and Learning Devices are not covered by NSFAS

How do I apply for a NSFAS Bursary?

You may apply for an NSFAS Bursary by creating an online profile on http://my.nsfas.org.za 

NSFAS is an independent organisation of False Bay TVET College. For enquiries related to your NSFAS Bursary/Allowances/Transport please liaise with your Campus Bursary Office or contact NSFAS directly.


Toll Free: 08000 67327 | info@nsfas.org.za

If you have been accepted to study with us, we can assist you with your NSFAS Bursary Application.

Visit your Campus Bursary Office for assistance with NSFAS applications

Distance Learning


What Programmes do you offer?

We offer a variety of programmes in EngineeringBusinessHospitalityTourismEducationInformation Communication TechnologySafety in Society and Maritime Studies.

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 here.

How to complete your matric

Do you offer accommodation/residence?

Our residence at Westlake Campus is for Westlake Campus Students in Occupational Programmes only.

Where is the College?

Our campuses are situated in the Southern Peninsula of False Bay in Cape Town. We have 6 campuses, located in KhayelitshaFish HoekMuizenbergMitchells Plain and Westlake.

How much are the Fees?

Our programme fees vary per programme. please click here for more details.

What are your modes of study?

We offer Full-TimePart-Time and Distance Learning options

Do you offer Part-Time studies?

The College boasts a growing Part-Time studies division.

We offer the following programmes part-time:

Do you offer support for NC(V) students?

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, and 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 recommend the NC(V) programme if you are younger or have not completed your Matric. Many mature people start college after their 30s 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.

Funded Training Programme entry requirements are set by the funder.

Distance Learning

Student Support

Do you offer Inclusive Education?

Learners with disabilities are welcome to complete an online application to study with False Bay TVET College. Once you have expressed an interest to study with the College, you will be put in contact with one of the College Occupational Therapists who will evaluate the applicant’s support needs and the College’s resources to assist, but you must disclose on the application form. Our campuses strive to accommodate persons with a variety of disabilities. 

Contact Details:

Inclusive Education Service for Khayelitsha, Westlake and Mitchells Plain Campus, please contact:

Mrs Jacky Lenting
021 360 5000 

Inclusive Education Service, Muizenberg and Fish Hoek Campus, please contact:

Mrs Judith de Jager
021 788 8373

What if I have physical or learning disabilities?

False Bay TVET College supports Inclusive Education. You can apply if you have a physical or learning disability. We strongly encourage you to indicate this on your application so that you can be referred to the Inclusive Education office for a screening session to determine your support needs and the College’s ability to support you.

We have 2 Occupational Therapists employed at the College to support students with your support needs and assist you through the process, as well as a Student Support Officer at each campus to help students navigate their way through personal challenges.

Mrs Jacky Lenting
021 360 5000 

Fish Hoek Campus, please contact:

Mrs Judith de Jager
021 788 8373

Do you offer Work Integrated Learning?

The College has a dedicated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Department committed to the placement of students during their study tenure with the College. When funding is secured through SETAs, 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, passed all subjects 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.

Please feel free to contact us for more information:
Tel: 021 787 0800
Email: wil@falsebay.org.za

Distance Learning

Important Contact Details

Student Support and Developmental Services (SSDS)

Mrs Jacky Lenting
Inclusive Education Services
Khayelitsha, Westlake and Mitchells Plain campuses
021 360 5000

Mrs Judith de Jager
Inclusive Education Services
Muizenberg and Fish Hoek campuses
021 788 8373

Muizenberg Campus
Student Support Officer
021 788 8373

Fish Hoek Campus
Student Support Officer
021 784 4300

Khayelitsha Campus
Student Support Officer
021 361 3430/
021 360 5000

Westlake Campus
Student Support Officer
021 700 6400

Mitchells Plain Campus
Student Support Officer
021 391 0717

Work Integrated Learning Staff

Marlene Schuller

Nated Programmes
Tourism, Hospitality

Occupational Programmes
ICT: System Support
ICT: Technical Support

Stanton van der Rheede

Nated Programmes
Human Resource Management

Engineering & Occupational Programmes
Automotive Body Repair
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Spray Painting

Jo-Anne Zenani

Nated Programmes
Financial Management
Business Management

Occupational Programmes
Wholesale & Retail Operations:
Help Desk

Winston Damons

Nated Programmes
Management Assistant
Business Management

Engineering & Occupational Programmes
Electrical Engineering
Furniture Making
Yacht and Boatbuilding
Civil Engineering

Christopher Cedras

Nated Programmes
Public Management

Engineering & Occupational Programmes
Mechanical Engineering
Fitting and Turning

The Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator

Nafeesa Dinie
CFERI Centre Manager
021 201 1215