Wamakers offers a variety of courses, including 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 and thereafter select one of the following:

  • Frail Care

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

  • Child 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

  • Hairdressing Salon Assistant

To continue training for a further 6 weeks at a profession Hairsalon that prepares students for employment as Haidressing salon assistants.

Requirements: Ability to read and write English or Afrikaans; Grade 9; At least 18 years of age; No criminal record.  Due to the physical strain of practicals it is not advised to join a course if expecting mothers are in their second trimester of pregnancy.

Needed at registration: Copy of ID + 2 x ID photos.  Registration to be done at least a week prior to commencement of course.

Cost: Fee of R2 250 paid as follows: R650 paid on registration + R1600 on or before commencement of course.

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

Fee excludes: Re- examination (R100 per exam); Uniform for Frail care and Child and Baby Care; Refreshments; Stationary, Black hardcover book.

Dress code: Casual but neat. The uniform is only to be worn during in-service training hours. Hair should be neat, nails short and clean, and minimum make-up and jewellery.

Absenteeism: A doctor's certificate is needed if a student is absent for more than 2 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

Kwartaal 1:    26 Januarie - 26 Maart        Afrikaans

Kwartaal 2:    20 April - 17 Junie               Engels

Kwartaal 3:    20 Julie - 17 September      Afrikaans

Kwartaal 4:    12 Oktober - 9 Desember    Afrikaans

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

Salon Assistant

After completing two weeks of Basic Home Management, Salon Assistant students will start with six weeks of practical experience within a Salon environment. Topics covered;

  • Assisting the hairdresser
  • Salon etiquette
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Customer Service
  • Administration and taking stock
  • Preparing of salon products

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) un the Companies Act (Act 61 of 1973) 

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