Wamakers offers a variety of courses. We offer three certificate courses that run for eight consecutive weeks and a number of short courses that only run for a couple of days. Courses take place at the Centre in Wellington from 8:00 - 16:00, Monday to Friday. Courses are presented in Afrikaans three times a year and in English once a year.

All Certificate Course students are to complete the Basic Home Management Course of 2 weeks.

  • Basic Home Management

During the first week of the course attention is given to personal refinement such as: A positive self image, hygiene, etiquette, managing of personal finances, Contracts and Loans, Marriage, AIDS,  Alcohol and Drug abuse, the influence of ponography on the community, study and learning skills development, how to draw up a CV, how to conduct themselves during a job interview, etc.

During the second week attention is given to general house management such as:  Washing and ironing, removal of stains, food preparation and garnishing, how to develop and maintain vegetable and herb gardens;  flower arrangements, wine etiquette, etc.


 After completion of the Basic Home Management Course select one of the following:

  • Frail Care

To continue training for a further 6 weeks in a course that prepares students for employment as frail care assistants within an institution, or as nurse-aids in a private home or in the community, or

  • Child Care

To continue for a further 6 weeks in a course that prepares students for employment as day care mothers, or as assistants in creches and other pre-school centres, or as a housekeeper with this additional qualification as a child carer, or

  • Hairdressing Salon Assistant

To continue training for a further 6 weeks at a professional Hairsalon that prepares students for employment as Haidressing salon assistants, or

  • Cooking Course

This 5-day course consists of theory as well as practical modules.  A Recipe book is provided.  No written examination is required.

Cost: Contact office for quotations.

Fee includes: Lectures, Handbooks, Certificate and Certificate Ceremony.

Dress code: Casual but neat. The uniform is only to be worn during in-service training hours. 

Absenteeism: A doctor's certificate is needed if a student is absent for more than 3 days.

In-service Training: It will be expected of students to complete the given amount of hours at an approved institution.

Accommodation: Accommodation must be arranged by student.

Private lodging available: Mrs. Connie Abrahams 021 873 5413 / 078 373 3368

Course dates for 2017

16 Jan - 16 Mrt

10 Apr - 14 Jun

17 Jul - 14 Sept

9 Oct - 7 Dec

Please note that spaces are limited on each course.  Book in advance to prevent disappointment.

Wamakers Training Centre is a registered South African non-profit company:

Our registration number is 2004/033955/08 as an Association incorporated in terms of Section 21 (not having a share capital) in the Companies Act (Act 61 of 1973)                                                           


Account Type / Rekening Tipe : ABSA Cheque account / Tjekrekening
Account Name / Rekeningnaam : Wamakersvallei Opleidingsentrum
Account Number / Rekeningnommer : 405 899 8558
Branch code / Takkode : 334510(Wellington)

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