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Welcome to The Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning

The University of Venda’s Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning (CHETL) was introduced in 2010 for the promotion of quality teaching and learning. This Centre is comprised of three discrete but interconnected units. The Academic Development Unit (ADU), the Student Counseling and Career Development Unit (SCCDU) and the Disability Unit (DU).

The Academic Development Unit houses the following subunits:

• Academic support
• Student support
• E-learning support to both staff and students in the use of the learning management system.
• Career-focused Education.

The Student Counseling and Career Development Unit on the other hand is responsible for providing emotional and psychological support to students. The Disability Unit is responsible for providing support to students with disability.

The three Units in CHETL work in an integrated manner to enhance the student learning experience that a UNIVEN student deserves. With the help of academics and other responsible personnel in the institution, the Centre takes responsibility of ensuring that students receive the best services they deserve.

Vision

CHETL strives to be a centre of excellence in conducting programmes and offering services that are responsive to the learning and teaching needs of students and staff.

Mission

Within the framework of the University’s Vision and Mission, the Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning provides quality programmes and services to staff and students so as to optimize their abilities to realize the full outcomes of learning and teaching in higher education.

Role / Mandate

The Centre for Teaching and Learning exists to initiate, coordinate and promote programmes and services which are intended to address the challenges facing academics and students in achieving expected outcomes of teaching and learning in higher education.

Last updated: 26 February 2016

Below is the 3 Units within CHETL. Click on the link to read more the Unit.

Mrs N.P. Lavhelani
Position: Chief Admin Officer

Qualifications: Master of Development and Management (North-West), Master of Administration (Univen) Honours Bachelor of Administration (Univen), Bachelor of Administration (Univen), BTech in Labour Relations Management (UNISA).

Ms. N.P. Lavhelani has worked for the University of Venda since 1994 in various capacities. Initially she was appointed as clerk and secretary in the Legal Aid Clinic, School of Law; she was then appointed as Chief Admin Officer in the Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning, where she is currently stationed. Her current responsibilities, amongst others, are to provide administrative support to the Director of CHETL, assisting with planning within the directorate as well as other units within the Centre. She is responsible for the management and supervision of administrative staff within the Centre. Her passionate research interest is on performance management, teaching and learning and related matters.

Department: Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning (CHETL)

Telephone: +27 15 962 8632
Fax: 015 962 8347
Email: phellecy.lavhelani@univen.ac.za
Office: F034, School of Law


Mrs. Tshifhiwa Mbuvha
Position: HOD: Disability Unit

Qualifications: Senior Primary Teacher Certificate (Tshisimani College); Diploma in Special Education (SA DET); Elementary Braille Certificate (SANCB); B.A Hons Psychology (Univen); MA Research Psychology (Unisa); Moderator (Rhodes)

Department: Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning (CHETL)

Telephone: +27 15 962 8018
Fax: +27 86 696 4667
Email: mbuvhat@univen.ac.za
Office: 01, Disability Unit Building



Mr. AO Sirwali
Position: Senior Clerk

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (University of Venda), BA (Hons) in International Relations, Certificate in Special Programmes (Phangami Technologies).

Department: Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning (CHETL)

Telephone: +27 15 962 8171
Fax: +27 15 962 8171
Email: owen.sirwali@univen.ac.za
Office: DU Lab, Disability Unit Building



Mrs Tshifhiwa Matodzi
Position: Student Counsellor

Qualifications: Secondary Teachers` Diploma (Sebokeng College), Diploma in Education Management (UNIVEN)) B.E.D Honours with specialization in Guidance and Counselling (UNISA) MA Research Psychology (UNIVEN)

Department: Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning (CHETL)

Telephone: +27 15 962 8171
Email: Tshifhiwa.matodzi@univen.ac.za
Office: 03, Disability Unit Building



Mr A.M. Gadisi
Position: Material Production Practitioner

Qualifications: BA.Ed (Univen), MPM (Univen),Elementary Braille Certificate (Optima College) Access Technology (Carol centre for the blind college)Coaching & Mentoring Certificate (UNISA), Computer Diploma (Vhembe FET College)

Department: Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning (CHETL)

Telephone: +27 15 962 8716
Fax: +27 86 696 4667
Email: azwitamisi.gadisi@univen.ac.za
Office: 02, Disability Unit Building



Dr L.V. Mathye
Position: Student Counsellor

Qualifications: BCur (unisa) B.A (Univen) B.Ed(Unisa) M.Educational Psychology (Unisa) DEd(Unisa) HED

Department: Student Counselling and Career Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8156
Fax: +27 15 962 4749
Email: vmathye@univen.ac.za
Office: 35 C Block



Mr Daniel Tshishonge
Position: Typist Clerk

Qualifications: Programme in Office Management for Office Professionals.

Department: Student Counselling and Career Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8747
Email: Daniel.tshishonge@univen.ac.za
Office: 35 C Block



Mrs Nkhangweleni Gloria Dama
Position: Student Counsellor

Qualifications: BA Ed(Univen), Honours in Phsycology(Univen),MA Educational Psychology (University Kwazulu Natal).

Department: Student Counselling and Career Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8466
Email: gloria.dama@univen.ac.za
Office: 024 SRA Complex



Dr T.D Sikhwari
Position: Student Support

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8272
Email: Tshimangadzo.sikhwari@univen.ac.za
Office:



Dr B.G Ndawonde
Position: Educational Development Practitioner

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8472
Email: Busisiwe.ndawonde@univen.ac.za
Office:



Ms F.H Mboweni
Position: Teaching Assistant

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8485
Email: Hlayisani.mboweni@univen.ac.za
Office: E5, Old School of Education Building



Mr S. Malatji
Position: Bachelor of Education Senior Phase & FET, University of Limpopo (South Africa) 2008, Honours in Curriculum Studies, University of Limpopo (South Africa) 2009, Master of Education-Curriculum & Professional Studies, University of Limpopo (South Africa) 2012, PhD in Education: Curriculum Studies with University of Fort Hare (South Africa) 2015

Qualifications: Programme in Office Management for Office Professionals.

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8227
Email: Khashane.malatji@univen.ac.za
Office: E6, Old School of Education Building, Next to Music Department



Mr D. Mathevula
Position: Teaching Assistant

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8116
Email: Delvah.mathevula@univen.ac.za
Office:



Mr R.V Modiba
Position: Teaching Assistant

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8152
Email: Rifilwe.modiba@univen.ac.za
Office:



Mr W. Xazela
Position: E-Learning Practitioner

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8894
Email: Willie.xazela@univen.ac.za
Office:



Ms T. Seaba
Position: E-Learning Practitioner

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8170
Email: Tshinakaho.seaba@univen.ac.za
Office:



Mr N. Mathase
Position: Secretary

Qualifications : BA in International relations (Univen) : BA Honours in International Relations (Univen)

My responsibilities lie in the office of the HOD (Academic Development Unit) , managing the calendar of the HOD ,arranging meetings, taking minutes, making travel arrangements, maintaining filing system. Coordinating all activities organized by the Educational Development and E-learning Practitioners.

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8903
Email: Nndweleni.mathase@univen.ac.za
Office: No. G001 ground floor, Old Admin



Mr L. Marhaya
Position: Educational Development Practitioner

Department: Academic Development Unit

Telephone: +27 15 962 8923
Email: Luyanda.marhaya@univen.ac.za
Office:



Last updated: 29 September 2015