Teacher Training & Placement | Western Cape Government

Teacher Training & Placement

Educator Vacancies in the Western Cape

The WCED advertises educator vacancies on its website. You can search for a post by post level, school, suburb, town and education district.   The site contains details of the application requirements and you can download application forms.

In-Service Teacher Training

The WCED offers in-service training through: The Cape Teaching Institute Training for specific projects, conducted by head office and district office personnel The Cape Teaching Institute, in Kuils River, provides intensive in-service training, especially for teachers from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Pre-Service Teacher Training

Before you can register with the South African Council of Educators and take up a teaching position, you need to obtain a recognised teaching qualification.

Registration of educators

All qualified teachers need to register with the South African Council of Educators (SACE). You need to be registered with SACE if you want to be employed as a teacher in South Africa.

South African Council for Educators Act

(File type: pdf; size: 213.55 KB)No. 31 of 2000Department of Education (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This Act provides for the establishment of the Council to undertake the registration of educators, promote the professional development of educators and set, maintain and protect ethical and professional standards for educators.

South African Council of Educators

This site contains information on the South African Council of Educators, their projects and services. This includes information on registering with the council.

Upgrading the Qualifications of Under-qualified or Unqualified Teachers

The South African Council of Educators (SACE) is working with the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) and the national Department of Basic Education and  the Department of HIgher Education and Training to upgrade teacher qualifications. The National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE), allows currently under-qualified school educators the opportunity to upgrade their qualifications to become fully qualified professionals (REQV 13; M+3).