Courses Offered At Dower College

The Dower Campus is situated in the Northern areas on the borders of Salt lake and West End, former teachers training college and later occupied by the Bethelsdorp Technical College before merging with two other colleges namely Russell Road and Iqhayiya colleges in PE metropole.

Dower Campus is the only site with a hostel facility that accommodates students and a minority of staff from all over the country.

This site boast with a lush green surrounding conducive to teaching and learning. One of the attractions is the obstacle course specially laid out and designed for the Safety in Society programme. A tall tower at the entrance synonymous with the building, serves as a landmark in the demographic area where it is situated.

Apart from that the site has a large community hall for student events and functions which serves the community, student dining hall, spacious cafeteria, resources centre, administration block auditorium and ample lecture rooms.  Computer labs are fully equipped with one workstation per learner in a group.

In total 51 Educators, 14 support staff and 7 general workers make up the staff compliment of Dower Campus. Full time enrolled students 1138 while the Report 191 (Nated) calculates 645 students. The campus is also easily accessible by public transport. The entire premises are surrounded by a fence and there is onsite parking for a number of vehicles.

The programmes offered at this campus are:

National Certificate Vocational (NCV)

  • National Certificate Safety in Society
  • National Certificate Management
  • National Certificate Office Administration

Post Matric Part-Time

National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (Nated)

  • Business management N4-N6
  • Human Resources Management N4- N6
  • Management Assistant N4 – N6
  • Public Management N4 – N6

What courses does Dower College offer?

  • Dower Campus. Business Management. Human Resource Management. Management Assistant. Public Management.
  • Iqhayiya Campus. Civil Engineering. Electrical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering.
  • Russell Road Campus. Financial Management. Hospitality. Marketing Management. Tourism.

Does PE College offer teaching courses?

PE College is one of the best options where teaching is their priority. It resulted from a merger between the three technical colleges in Port Elizabeth, namely Russell Road College, Bethelsdorp, and Iqhayiya. You can go to one of their campuses or visit their website.

How do I apply for Port Elizabeth TVET College?


  1. Birth Certificate/Identity Document (Proof of application for new ID/Passport)
  2. Most recent Academic results.
  3. Certificates/Qualifications.
  4. Registration fees.