|This college is a merger of the former Durban Technical College, Swinton Road Technical College and Umlazi Technical College. It includes former Umbumbulu College of Education and a number of skills centres in the areas between Durban and Port Shepstone. The skills centres are Adams, Ubuhlebogu, As Salaam and the Maths & Science Centre. It is the largest College in KwaZulu-Natal, currently averaging about 10 000 full time equivalents and about 380 staff members.
Coastal KZN FET College catchment area is South of Durban and continues for a strip of about 80km towards the South Coast. It includes Durban, the Bluff area (covering the harbour ), Chatsworth, Lamontville, Umlazi, KwaMakhutha, Prospecton, Amanzimtoti, Illovo right down to Scottburgh, but due to the residence facilities we have students from all over the country.
The Central Administration Office of the College is at KwaMakhutha, which is a semi-rural setting.
This College is well known for catering for adult learners, unemployed and employed by local industry, out of school youth, project linked trainees ranging from learners with a low academic background to those who have had opportunities to enhance their educational level.
As a new merger, the college is positioning itself to be able to take leadership in addressing socio-economic needs of the broader community, through innovation and delivery of responsive programmes.