This college is a merger of the former Durban Technical College, Swinton Road Technical College and Umlazi Technical College. It includes former Umbumbulu and Appelsbosch Colleges of Education. It is the largest College in KwaZulu-Natal, currently averaging about 15 000 full time equivalents and about 800 staff members.
All NCV students must return for registration by 11 January 2016 as it is a Departmental directive that NCV classes MUSTstart on 18 January 2016. This implies that the entire enrolment process should be completed on 15 January 2016.