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The Moses Kotane Institute is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government through the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA). Its mandate is to conduct world class research into training, skills development, and provincial strategic economic sectors; and to strategically lead on innovation and maritime coordination and implementation activities to respond to the needs of provincial economy.

Among the interventions in the maritime sector is the Boatbuilding Capacity Development Programme (BCDP). The rationale for delivering the BCDP is to contribute towards a thriving boatbuilding sector in KZN.  The BCDP has two elements, i.e. Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator Training as well as the Boatbuilding Practical Training. The objectives of the BCDP are:

  • Capacitate experienced boatbuilders who have no formal qualification to obtain certification through recognition of prior learning and train them to become facilitators, assessors and moderators – Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Provide practical training to unemployed young people who are interested in working in the boatbuilding sector – Practical Training

Requirements for Recognition of Prior Learning candidates:

  • At least five years working experience in a boatbuilding facility. Letter from employer or certificate of service will be required.
  • Minimum qualification at grade 10 (Standard 08), matric preferably.
  • A citizen of KwaZulu-Natal province.
  • Must be available to attend four three-day workshops on a block release basis.

Requirements for Practical Training candidates:

  • Minimum qualification at grade 10 (Standard 08), matric preferably.
  • A citizen of KwaZulu-Natal province.
  • Must be available for the entire duration of six (6) months.
  • Must pass the compulsory written examination.

Moses Kotane Institute invites applications to participate in this funded Boatbuilding Capacity Building Programme. The Application Form and Guidelines are available on MKI website: For queries, contact 031–266 1777.


  • Applications and supporting documentation must be emailed to
  • Applications emailed after the deadline will be recorded as such and disqualified.

The closing date for all applications is the 13 September 2019 at 4:30pm.

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