22 August 2022 - 24 March 2023
Application deadline: 22 July 2022

You must read everything on this page before downloading an application.

Class Format:

7 Months - 3 Phases

PHASE 1: Three-and-a-half months of kitchen/classroom/practical studies
(A small transport allowance will be given to each student after your first two months)

PHASE 2: Three-week internship in a Cape Town restaurant or hotel

(transport allowance given)

PHASE 3: Three-month paid employment in a Cape Town restaurant or hotel

(no transport allowance)

You must successfully complete all three phases in order to graduate and receive an ICT certificate.


Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination is required to apply.

As a spiritual offering, you must bring a small rock or stone with you to your first interview.  Any rock or stone will do.

Welcome to our Student Application Page


Tuition is free.  All students receive a full bursary. 

Students must pay their own transport costs for the first two months -- and always have airtime and data on your phone.

Classes from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, including public holidays, as well as one weekend day (either Saturday or Sunday).

There are no short or part-time courses.

Courses are only in Cape Town.


You may not apply if you are the sole or primary caretaker of a child under 2 years of age. ICT believes that a young child should have proper time with a caring parent -- and that the demands of the professional kitchen can easily interfere with important parental responsibilities. We don't ever want you to have to choose between the care of your child and attendance in class or the duties of your job.

You must be age 21 or over to apply. 

Matric is not necessary.

Good health, physical fitness and energy are absolutely necessary.

You must own a phone and always have airtime and data.​

You must be able to financially support yourself for the entirety of your training.  Your home life must be stable enough for you to make your full, 100% commitment of time, effort and energy to your training.


Follow all instructions on the application form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applicants must attend THREE INTERVIEWS to be considered for acceptance.

Attending the interviews does not guarantee acceptance to class.

ICT may accept a maximum of two non-South African citizens per class session.

Applicants must undergo a criminal record check. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify you from being admitted to ICT.


Your application for Class 38 must be received by us no later than 22 July 2022.

Applications may be submitted ONLY by email or post. Instructions for submission are on the application form.

You will receive a phone call no later than 1 August with your first interview appointment.

As stated above, you must bring any small rock or stone with you to your first interview.

If you are sending your application through an internet cafe, you must make sure that they send ALL pages and required attachments. An auto-response email of receipt will go ONLY to the email address that sends the application.

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