Academic Planning and Quality Division

Higher education institutions in South Africa, both public and private, have accepted that quality assurance is an integral part of their core business, namely, teaching and learning, community engagement and research.  The establishment of the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on higher education is expected by law to work together with the higher education institutions quality assurance and promotion offices to assure, support, develop and monitor quality assurance process in the light of the institution’s mission, goal and definition of its identity.

Hence UNIZULU has Academic Planning and Quality Division (APQ) to discharge quality functions according to the Higher Education Act of 1997 and the South African Qualifications Authority Act which created the legislative basis for quality assurance processes.

The Academic Planning and Quality Division (APQ) prepare and assist faculties in setting up quality mechanisms by:

  • Providing information which supports and advances the strategic objectives of UNIZULU
  • Ensuring that UNIZULU provide academic programmes of the highest possible standards through evaluations, reviews and benchmarking with other universities.
  • Carrying out university wide surveys to determine how services are discharged by the university to the recipients.
  • Updating faculties on new developments in higher education.
  • Ensuring collective responsibility by all university stakeholders in the enhancement of the quality of the core business of UNIZULU.
  • Supporting curriculum planning, development and monitoring of the core business of UNIZULU.


Academic Planning and Quality Division



 A resource to the university community in enhancing and providing quality education.


To facilitate the establishment of quality management systems for the University to be in line with the requirements of the external quality systems of higher education in South Africa.




  • To ensure the culture of quality through quality management systems.
  • To ensure that the quality of teaching and learning, research and community engagement is continuously improved.
  • To ensure that the University responds effectively to national policies in higher education.
  • To provide support on the development, implementation and monitoring of quality management systems.
  • To offer practical support and advice to the University.

All members can be found on the 1st floor of the Administrative Building

Name Title Room Tel Fax Email
Dr A Tshivhase Director 100 035 902 6010 035 902 6595 Click
Miss ZC Bhengu Administrative Assistant 102A 035 902 6441 035 902 6595 Click
Mrs PP Mbatha Coordinator : Student Surveys 103 035 902 6836 035 902 6595 Click
Mr SWA Sibeko QA: Faculty of Arts 104 035 902 6481 035 902 6595 Click
Ms TA Ndimande QA: Faculty of CAL / Faculty of Science and Agriculture 106 035 902 6644 035 902 6595 Click
Mrs TN Biyela QA: Faculty of Education 107 035 902 6115 035 902 6595 Click