On Thursday, 6 May 2021, Northlink TVET College opened its third Centre of Specialisation (CoS) for Boilermaker at Bellville Campus. The College prides itself on housing three Centres of Specialisation awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). In 2019, the CoS: Fitter and Turner opened at Wingfield campus and in November 2020, the CoS: Electrician opened at Belhar campus.
The establishment of Centres of Specialisation (CoS) is a part of the DHET national programme, aimed to increase the delivery of qualified artisans, producing a skilled and capable workforce to make a difference in the South African economy. The declaration of these Centres of Specialisation comes with the augmentation of resources to enhance capacity building within Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, and to deliver trade qualifications with employer partners.