In 2011 the first 244 Traffic Officers were trained in a one year full qualification which is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The qualification, Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Road Traffic Law Enforcement ID 62289 was registered on the National Qualifications Framework – Level 4 with 142 credits and is now the minimum standard for the training of Traffic Officers. This qualification lies within the primary focus area of the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA).
Currently there are thirteen Traffic Training Colleges that have been approved by the Minister of Transport in terms of the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA). These thirteen Colleges are the only Colleges that can train a person to qualify, be registered and be employable as a Traffic Officer in South Africa. It must be emphasized that any person who wishes to be employed as a Traffic Officer must be trained for one year at an approved Traffic Training College as from January 2011. The training will include both theoretical and practical training. The approved Traffic Training Colleges are listed below:
|NAME||CITY/ PROVINCE||CONTACT NR.
|1. Limpopo Traffic Training College||Polokwane – Limpopo||(015) 967 0467|
|2. Boekenhoutkloof Traffic Training College||Pretoria – Gauteng||(012) 372 8000|
|3. KZN Traffic Training College||Pietermaritzburg – KZN||(033) 394 0202|
|4. Lengau Traffic Training College||Bloemfontein – Free State||(051) 409 0444|
|5. Mangaung Traffic Training College||Bloemfontein – Free State||(051) 412 8100|
|6. Gene Louw Traffic Training College||Cape Town – Western Cape||(021) 983 1501|
|7. Durban Metro Police Department Academy||Durban – KZN||(031) 701 0462|
|8. Johannesburg Metro Police Department Academy||Johannesburg – Gauteng||(011) 429 5010|
|9. Tshwane Metro Police Department Academy||Pretoria – Gauteng||(012) 358 0005|
|10. Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department Academy||Springs – Gauteng||(011) 812 8700|
|11. Port Elizabeth Traffic Training College||Port Elizabeth – Eastern Cape||(041) 390 4501|
|12. Matjhabeng Traffic Training College||Welkom – Free State||(051) 876 2224|
|13. Cape Town Metro Police Deapartment Academy||Cape Town – Western Cape||(021) 447 2366|
The public should note that there are numerous training providers who claim that they can train Traffic Officers and issue certificates with which a person can be registered and be employed as Traffic Officers. Only the relevant certificates obtained from the above mentioned 13 Colleges can currently be used to register a Traffic Officer in terms of the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA). Prospective learners at these 13 Colleges must also be aware that the Local or Provincial Authorities normally pay the training fees directly to the College electronically. Learners must take caution and not pay any individual to secure “a space” at a Traffic Training College. Applicants are advised to ensure that the Colleges that they use for the Basic Traffic Officer’s Course are fully registered, accredited and approved in terms of the NRTA.
For further Information: Ashref Ismail – 071 680 3448