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TOGAF 9 for Government Training


TOGAF 9 Certification and GWEA Framework TrainingThe Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) Version 9 is a detailed method and set of supporting resources for developing an enterprise architecture (EA). It provides an Architecture Development Method, Content Framework and Capability Framework that can be used as the basis for creating an organisation's EA. TOGAF® also provides a variety of tools, building blocks and resources that facilitate the process and enable the design and development of EA across the business, data, application and technology domains.

GWEA is the Government Wide Enterprise Architecture framework. It is derived from TOGAF® and uses the TOGAF® Architecture Development Method for implementing enterprise architecture. Its primary purpose is to prescribe a minimum standard for the development of ICT plans and blueprints for government departments and agencies.


This five-day course includes all the key learning points necessary to pass the TOGAF® 9 certification exams, as well as content on the TOGAF® methods and techniques that are adopted in the GWEA Framework.

Click here for the FAQ on the TOGAF® 9 Certification programme.

TOGAF® is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. 

GWEA is the Government Wide Enterprise Architecture framework. It is derived from TOGAF® and uses the TOGAF® Architecture Development Method for implementing Enterprise Architecture. Its primary purpose is to prescribe a minimum standard for the development of ICT plans and blueprints for government departments and agencies. This in turn ensures that government departments and agencies are aligned to the South African e-government objectives and principles while also ensuring that the ICT plans are fully aligned with the department/agency’s business plan.

The GWEA framework provides a method as well as guidelines on how enterprise architecture should be documented and applied within government departments and agencies. This allows departments to make technology decisions based on a full understanding of the mandate of the department as well as the department’s strategic programmes and thereby supports service delivery to the citizens of the republic.

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  • An Introduction to the GWEA Framework
  • TOGAF® Concepts
  • GWEA Principles
  • Architecture Building Blocks
  • Architecture Governance
  • ADM Phases and Steps
  • ADM Deliverables & GWEA Architecture Views
  • ADM Guidelines & Techniques
  • Enterprise Continuum & Tools
  • TOGAF®  & GWEA Reference Models
  • Migration Planning Techniques
  • Stakeholder Management
  • The Architecture Repository
  • Guidelines for Adapting the ADM
  • Architecture Content Framework & GWEA Deliverable Framework
  • Implementation Support Techniques


Upon completion of this course, the delegate will understand the TOGAF® 9 and GWEA frameworks and how to practically apply them to support the design and implementation of an EA.


Individuals working within and for government agencies and departments, particularly;

  • Enterprise architects
  • Information, technology / application architects
  • System integrators
  • Business analysts
  • Process modellers
  • Business/technical specialists developing EA


In-house courses are available for groups of 5 or more delegates.


R25 950 ex VAT per delegate

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  • On-line reference material and assessments
  • Printed training course manuals
  • A combined TOGAF® 9 Level 1 & 2 exam voucher


This pack includes:
  • Course Manuals and TOGAF Practice Tests
  • Instructions/tips on using Google Hangouts
  • Headphones
  • Note pad
  • Pen


There is a 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made within ten working days of the start of the training event.

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Course Instructors

Trainer - Adriaan Vorster

Adriaan Vorster

Having held CIO positions at UJ and Mvelaserve for over ten years, Adriaan Vorster’s experience makes him a highly knowledgeable, competent TOGAF® 9 trainer with an entertaining, interactive presentation style

Trainer - Michael Payne

Michael Payne

Michael Payne is an IT professional who writes, speaks, lectures and consults on various IT-related topics. Currently, Michael works for Real IRM as a trainer and senior consultant. He presents various courses including TOGAF® 9 Level 1 & 2 training and the EA Bootcamp.

Speaker - Stuart Macgregor

Stuart Macgregor

Stuart Macgregor is the CEO of Real IRM and The Open Group - South Africa.  Through his personal achievements, he has gained the reputation of an Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance specialist, both in South Africa and internationally.

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