Faculty Noticeboard

Monday, 26 June 2017
NEW Staff Learning & Development Qualification opportunities

The Staff Learning Centre would like to bring your attention to two NEW Learning and Development Qualification opportunities that will be starting in August this year (2017).

  1. ABET: GET Certificate
  • This qualification is for staff who would like to improve their fundamental basics in education and training
  • This is a NQF Level 1 qualification
  • The duration of the programme is 12 months
  • Lectures will be every Monday to Thursday, from 16:30 to 19:30
  1. Amended Senior Certificate (Grade 12/Matric)
  • This qualification is for staff who would like to a obtain a Senior Certificate/Grade 12/Matric
  • This is a NQF Level 4 qualification
  • The duration of the programme is 24 months
  • Lectures will be every Monday to Thursday, from 16:30 to 19:30

Lectures start in August 2017.

These qualifications are funded by the Staff Education Bursary Scheme and participants will therefore be required to sign a ‘Bursary Agreement’ (HR186).

Please find attached the following:

  1. Letter of notification
  2. Course programme outline for the ABET: GET Certificate
  3. Course programme outline for the Amended Senior Certificate (Grade 12/Matric)

Kindly advise your clients with regards to this learning and development opportunity.


Jessica Selfe

L&D Coordinator: Staff Learning Centre (Temporary – December 2017))

Room 2.01 | Cambria House | Stanley Road | Middle Campus

Human Resources | University of Cape Town |

Tel: +27 21 650 5041

Monday, 19 June 2017
Stepping Stone Multi-Cam Training Course July/August

UCT TV & Stepping Stone are presenting a multi-camera studio training course during the June /July university holidays.  Only a limited number of applicants can be accepted. The course is free of charge to deserving applicants.


-          conceptualising a multi-camera studio production with specific focus on the talk show

-          various multi-camera studio production roles

-          designing and building a set for a talk show

-          working in a multi-camera team

-          working with a presenter and high profile guests in a talk show context

Practical experience:

-          learn and practice basic skills in studio camerawork, vision mixing, directing, sound recording and floor management

-          experience working as part of a multi-camera studio crew

-          record a live talk show with presenter and guests


During the last week of the course you will take part in the production of several episodes of a talk show that will be broadcast and/or available for viewing online.


Before applying, make sure that you are available from 08h00 – 18h00 for all of the dates below.  As there will be homework and group tasks, you should also be available after hours by arrangement.

24 July - 28 July 

Training module

31 July – 4 August

 Practice & preparation module

7 August -  11 August

Shooting module



09h00 30 June 2017. Interviews will be conducted between 3 – 5 July 2017.

Complete and sign the official application form

Email to Fax to: + 27 21 650 4746 / deliver to UCT TV Studio, Baxter Theatre Centre, Corner Main rd x Burg rd, Rondebosch.



Lebohang Ntoele

Stepping Stone Co-ordinator

Cell: + 27 63 774 8263

Tel: + 27 21 650 3985

Fax: + 27 21 650 4746

Thursday, 25 May 2017
Faculty Finance
  • Subsistence & Travel (S&T) Policy

    Subsistence and Travel Rates effective 01 March 2017:

    New rates:

    Local - Incidental costs only: R122.00

    Local - Meals and incidental costs: R397.00

    Foreign - The amount per day is dependent on the country being visited.

    Please refer to the updated SARS table for applicable rate for the country in which the staff member will be staying overnight.

    UCT website - Services & operations - Finance operations - Finance policies & guidelines - downloads,

    or url:

    NB: These rates are the MAXIMUM allowed without tax consequences. The actual rate claimed is at the fund holder's discretion.

    Please refer to the updated policy on the Finance website: PAY002 - 

    Please ensure that the latest version of Form FM032 is used :

    Timely Submission:

    In order to ensure payment before the trip, all relevant documents and forms must be submitted for payment 3 weeks prior to travel.

    The Purchase Order for S&T must be dated prior to the staff member leaving.

    Insurance Forms for International Travel

    INS02 Overseas Travel Insurance Form must be completed for all international travel.

    The completed form must be emailed to the insurance office :

    A copy of this form must be submitted together with your application for Subsistence & Travel

    Leave Forms (where applicable): 

    Please be reminded that it is a COPY of your authorised leave form which must be submitted with your application.

    The original leave form must be submitted to HR for processing as usual

  • Purchasing Cards

    Please be reminded that Purchasing Cards are held in both Procurement Hubs and are available to all staff who either do not have purchasing cards or to cardholders who have reached their limit for the month.

    Please consider making use of this service before incurring expenses which require reimbursement and before requesting P/Card credit limits to cover travel expenses which could be settled prior to departure.


Monday, 24 April 2017
Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme: Counselling service for staff

Dear Colleague

The University, through the Organisational Health and Wellness office in the Human Resources Department, offers support for its staff members through access to a toll-free telephonic counselling service. As an employee benefit, the University offers the employee and their immediate family (spouse and minor children) members access to a short term counselling service through either the onsite counsellor, or via ICAS (Independent Counselling and Advisory Service), which is the outside service provider offering up to four sessions per household per year. 

UCT's toll-free number is:

0801 113 945 and employees can also send a USSD code *134*905# for ICAS to call them back

Please see the attached detail on how to access the service and how the service works.

Other support available through the Organisational Health section of HR at this time: 

  • a once off Emotional Impact session that can be arranged for groups with ICAS (external service provider) maximum 15 per group
  • a Group Trauma Debriefing, or Emotional Impact session that can be facilitated by Org Health – maximum 15 per group

For any queries in this regard you may contact (ext 5685) 


Ms Naeema Brey
Client Services Manager| HR Client Services
Room 2.01 | Barnard Fuller Building
Human Resources | University of Cape Town |
+27 21 406 6624

Thursday, 6 April 2017
PGDip in Community and General Paediatrics

The PG Diploma is designed to equip child health clinicians to function more effectively at the intersection between child health and clinical care.

Monday, 17 October 2016
Support and resources for online teaching at UCT

Dear colleagues,

Given the challenging academic timetable for the remainder of 2016, a number of departments may be considering using blended learning (a mixture of online and face-to-face approaches) to complete the teaching programme.

CILT has created a support and resource guide for UCT lecturers for online teaching, which you can read here:

This may also be of interest to tutors and other staff involved in supporting the teaching and learning process.

CILT has also set up a daily hotseat next week for walk-in advice for educators with any questions about online learning approaches and tools (tutors are also welcome). The hotseat will be:

UCSLC Teaching Lab (Level 4, Steve Biko Building): 12pm - 2pm, Mon 17 - Fri 21 Oct.

These sessions will focus on teaching and learning strategies for online teaching (including assessment) and technical help for Vula, Adobe Connect, and recording lectures. We are also happy to arrange sessions on other UCT campuses on request (depending on demand and venue availability).

The Vula helpdesk can be reached at, or 021 650 5500.


Stephen Marquard, Learning Technologies Co-ordinator,
Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT)
University of Cape Town
Phone: +27-21-650-5037 Cell: +27-83-500-5290

Friday, 29 April 2016
Campus safety message to all staff & students

Please take note of the following Campus safety precautions: 

  • All staff and students to wear shoes that are closed and have suitable tread on the soles to prevent slipping and falling.
  • All staff and students who do have a medical aid to carry their cards with them at all times in the case of an accident/emergency.
  • All staff/students making use of stairs to ensure they hold on to the handrails if available. If no handrail is present, to ascend/descend stairs carefully and walk close to a supporting wall.
  • No member of staff/student is to walk up or down an embankment as these areas are slippery when wet and could cause people to slip and fall resulting in injury.

Thank you.
Kind Regards,
Anita Kruger
UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Health and Safety Manager
Dean’s Office
Barnard Fuller Building
Anzio Road, Observatory
Tel: +27 (0) 21 650 1086
Cell: 082 520 9070

Friday, 22 April 2016
Support FHS Students in Need

The FHS Impilo Students Bursary Fund was established to assist students in good academic standing who have difficulty raising additional funds for their studies.