Newcastle Training Centre has, since its inception always been the forefront of the South African  Training and Development landscape, the Centre is situated on 2 HJ Van ECK Drive, Barry Hertzog Park Newcastle.

With more than 40 years of pioneering experience in Artisan Training and over 20 years Trade Testing experience, NTC continues to produce qualified artisans. NTC extends their experience in training high school teachers in the practical component of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). The Centre is proud to announce it has been recognised by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as the Centre of Specialisation for Boilermaking in the ZwaZulu-Natal Province. It is also a QCTO accredited Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning (ARPL) Centre.

Trade Disciplines for Artisans

Institutional training is provided for the following trades via the medium of Apprenticeships or Learnerships:

  • Boilermaker
  • Electrician
  • Electro-Mechanician (Millwright)
  • Fitter
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Turner
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Rigger
  • Welder
  • Plumber
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Automotive Motor Mechanic
  • Refractory Masonry

National Certificate Vocational Courses

  • Civil and Building Construction (Plumbing)
  • Process Instrumentation

Get to know Mr T. D. Ngwenya, Campus Manager of Newcastle Training Centre in this small but in-depth interview conducted by The Marketing Department of Majuba TVET College.

Name and surname:

Thami Ngwenya

Years of Employment:

21 years



Which Campus are you managing?

Newcastle Training Centre


What hobbies or activities do you enjoy the most during your free time?

Physically working out, playing jazz and reading books are activities that keep me occupied.



Can you describe “A Day in the Life of a Campus Manager” to us?

The main responsibilities are to manage the day to day operations of a campus. These include, amongst others:

  • Providing strategic direction of the campus.
  • Identifying challenges experienced at various departments within the campus, providing leadership and guidance on how to resolve them.
  • Management of the provision of resources for training of students.
  • Management of training and assessment of students.
  • Communicating with internal & external stakeholders with respect to the mandate of the campus.
  • Management of health & safety of the campus population and visitors.


If you had to praise your Campus what would it be about?  

As a campus, we take our role seriously, in contributing to the DHET mandate, of providing a skilled workforce. We are one of the best artisan training centres in the country. We pride ourselves on producing 21 Century artisans that are competent in their skills and that will add value to industry.                             


What is your Inspiration or Motto in life?
“The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Hard work is the price we pay for success.”


Address: 2 H.J Van Eck Drive, Barry Hertzog Park, Newcastle
TEL: 034 318 2021