Student Support

Student Support Services Overview

The Student Support Services (SSS) advocates for a holistic and student-centred approach that seeks to increase the chances of academic success, entrepreneurship and employability of students.

 

The support includes assisting the student with making the best programme choice, access to financial aid, the effective orientation of the College, academic support and opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities amongst others.

 

Mr. SE NKOSI

Mr. SE NKOSI

Assistant Director: Student Support Services

Services offered at all sites

STUDENT PRE-ENTRY SUPPORT

  • Ensuring Selection and Placement of students into appropriate programmes
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the student Financial Aid Scheme
  • Ensuring that all students receive and sign the code of conduct.
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient execution of the students’ induction/orientation.

ON-COURSE ACADEMIC SUPPORT

  • Ensuring effective academic support in the classroom
  • Ensuring continuous implementation of peer-to-peer tutorials, extra-tutorials and catch-up tutorials.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Students’ Punctuality and Attendance Policy. Ensuring the implementation of study skills and examination preparation programmes
  • Ensuring that all students concerns /complaints are addressed.

ON-COURSE PERSONAL SUPPORT

  • Ensuring the implementation of students’ code of conduct.
  • Ensuring the effective execution of all health and wellness activities
  • Ensuring the availability of counseling and referral services for college students.
  • Ensuring the execution of free and fair SRC elections in line with the SRC constitution.
  • Ensuring the continuous training of the SRC. • Ensuring the effective execution of extra-curricular activities for college students.

Short Courses

  • Basic Boilermaking
  • Basic Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Maintainer
  • Arc and Gas Welding Assistant
  • Automotive servicing skills
  • Community House Building: Ceiling installation
  • Community House Building: Glazing
  • Community House Building: Flooring & Tiling
  • Community House Building: Basic Plumbing
  • Installation, Repair and Maintenance: Plumbing & Solar Water Heating
  • Basic Electrical

 Duration: 1 month – 9 months

Events

January

Date

Description

February

2 -10 February
2- 5 February
12 - 16 February
22 - 26 February
Induction/Orientation
Healthy lifestyle, Mental health & GBV dialogues
STI/Condom Awareness
College Athletics

March

06 March
13-14 March
15 - 19 March
20 March
27 - 28
Inter-Campus Athletics
COSACSA Athletics
HIV/AIDS Testing
Inter-Campus Sports games
March Soccer Tournament

April

10 April
17 April
18- 23 April
24 April
Intra - Campus Arts and Cultural activities
COSACSA Netball and Soccer league games
Health ,Wellness & Social inclusion Awareness day
Inter Campus Arts & Culture

May

08, 15, 29 May
08, 15, 29 May
17 May
22 May
31 May
12 May National Burns Awareness Week
COSACSA Women Soccer Festival
Intra - Campus Arts and Cultural activities
COSACSA Netball and Soccer league games
Child Protection Awareness week

June

01 - 07 June
5 June
6 June
12 June
14 June
19 -20 June
21 - 27 June
Child Protection Awareness week
COSACSA Arts and Culture competitions
National Cancer Commemoration
COSACSA Women Soccer Festival
World Blood Donor Commemoration / Youth Day Commemoration
COSACSA Netball Tournament
Drug Awareness week

July

17 July
19 -23 July
24 July
29 July
31 July
COSACSA Netball and Soccer league games
Disability and Mental Health Awareness Day
COSACSA Netball and Soccer league games
Zinto Road Show (Clere/Cortex)
COSACSA Netball and Soccer league games

August

10 -13 August
14 August
21 August
23 - 27 August
GBV and LGBTQI Awareness March
COSACSA Netball and Soccer league games
COSACSA Netball and Soccer league games
HIV/AIDS Testing

September

11 September
13 -17 September
18 September
21 -30 September
28 September
30 September
COSACSA Chess Competition, Basketball & Volleyball Tournaments
Blood Drive
COSACSA Dance & Choral Festival
Cancer Awareness Commemoration
Contraception Day
Heritage day Commemoration

October

11 - 15 October
Disability Awareness week

November

15 - 30 November
16 Days of Activism commemoration

December

1 December
1 - 16 December
World AIDS Day commemoration
16 Days of Activism commemoration

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Student Health and Wellness

SOCIAL WORK SERVICES INFORMATION

Objective: To support student social wellbeing, promote a BALANCED achieving student throughout the academic years at College.

SERVICES RENDERED INCLUDES

  • Individual Groups Family
  • Higher Health

  • Substance abuse: Drugs, alcohol, dagga, etc.
  • Classroom support: Disability, Special needs, application for concessions
  • Student health:HIV and AIDS-related issues
  • Abuse: physical, psychological, domestic violence, and verbal abuse
  • Trauma, Grief, and Bereavement ( loss of loved ones)
  • Ensuring that health services are brought to the students, to assist in mitigating all social and health ills that may interfere with their studies.
  • This is done with The First thing First activations being the driver. Engagements with students is done through dialogues to break the silence, capacitate and link to care
  • Higher Health focuses areas are as below but not limited to, a holistic approach to ensuring that our students complete their studies healthy and become contributing members of the society is the bigger picture.
  • Programs on: HIV\ AIDS, STI’s, Sexual Reproductive Health, Gender-Based Violence, LGBTQI+, Mental Health, Drug and substance abuse and Covid 19
  • Peer Volunteers are recruited around campuses to assist with the mobilizations of these programs and to create hype around these programs.

  • SANCA
  • Social Development:  Social relief, SASSA, local clinic, optometrist
  • iIThemba Rape & Trauma center. POWA
  • DSD, SAPS Ekurhuleni Health dept.

Student Representative Council

Mosading Mokgomogane

Mosading Mokgomogane

SRC President
Noluthando Mathebula

Noluthando Mathebula

Deputy SRC President
Neo Thukoane

Neo Thukoane

Secretary General
Zukiswa Sikhotshi

Zukiswa Sikhotshi

Deputy Secretary General
Lerato Modipa

Lerato Modipa

Treasurer General
Banele Sibanyoni

Banele Sibanyoni

Director of Public Relations
Khuliso Sirafa

Khuliso Sirafa

Director of Projects and Campaigns
Ayanda Masilela

Ayanda Masilela

Director of Health and Safety
Nelisiwe Sangweni

Nelisiwe Sangweni

Director of Academics
Lourance Thamaga

Lourance Thamaga

Director of Sports and Culture

Student Support Services Policies

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SRC Constitution

Students’ Code of Conduct

Final Draft Policy Peer to Peer

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