SEWAFRICA offers a number of options for individuals wanting to enter into the fashion industry. Our Certificate courses are accredited by Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sports (CATHS) SETA, and the centre is registered with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (F, P & M) SETA and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

The full-time courses run Monday to Friday with face to face contact hours each day. The hours preceding or following the contact time may be used by learners to complete prescribed tasks and activities or continue with supplementary enrichment exercises that complement the course offered at SEWAFRICA.

There are two full-time courses available, each offering a range of skills depending on the student’s level of education and requirements.


National Certificate in Craft Production – Fashion Focus 

This course is a 2-year course, aimed at matriculants who were unable to gain access to universities or centres of Higher Education due to insufficient academic points, inappropriate subject choices or lack of available finances. The course covers a range of modules that includes Design, Garment Construction (Domestic and Industrial), Pattern Making and Business of Fashion with Computer-Based Modules. Entry requirement Grade 11 minimum. The course is accredited by CATHS SETA who issues the National Certificates and is the Quality Assurance Body for verification of results.

Learners are required to purchase prescribed equipment and materials as and when required according to the curriculum outcomes. All learners who complete the full-time first-year National Certificate course are given a free sewing machine. Cash Option Once off Payment for 2020  R 25,500 or Installment Option 2020:Registration R 5,000  and ten monthly installments of R 2,250

Certificate in Fashion 

This course is a 2-year course, that covers a range of modules that include Introduction to Design, Garment Construction (Domestic), students use commercial and centre based patterns and complete a computer-based Introduction to Business of Fashion Module. Entry requirement Grade 10 and a pass on a centre based assessment. The course is not accredited through SAQA and the certificate is issued from SEWAFRICA.

Students are required to purchase their own materials and equipment as and when required and they use the centre’s domestic sewing machines for the duration of the course. Cash  Option Once Off Payment for 2020 R 16,300.  Installment Option for 2020: Registration R 3,200  and ten monthly installments of R 1,400.

At the end of each year, students participate in a Fashion Show at the Pyramid Conference Centre to showcase their work. First-year students, design, make the patterns and model their own garments and second-year students design a range and have models on the ramp.