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 InstituteTraining for specific projects, conducted by head office and district office personnelThe 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 educators need to register with the South African Council of Educators (SACE). You can't be hired as an educator if you're not registered.

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 Educators to upgrade teacher qualifications. Every teacher must have at least a three-year qualification. An interim INSET qualification, the National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE), allows teachers to upgrade their qualifications to meet the new standard (REQV 13; M+3).