Registrar’s Division

Registrar’s Division

The Registrar’s Division at the Vaal University of Technology occupies a central and pivotal role within the operations of the university. It is, firstly, responsible for the strategic enrolment management which encompasses the student’s value-chain from recruitment and the enrolment funnel to registrations, examinations, graduations and convocation/alumni. It is secondly, responsible for ensuring that a framework and an enabling environment obtain for Council to effectively exercise its oversight and fiduciary role. This it achieves through governance advising and administration, and through policy risk and compliance management. The division is thirdly also responsible for student judicial services, ITS student module development and maintenance, maintaining student records and dealing with fraud and verification services. The Registrar is an integral part of Senior Management and is the Secretary to Council with a dual reporting line: to the vice-Chancellor and Principal and to the Chairperson of Council.

Broad Objectives of the Division:

To contribute to a positive student experience: from recruitment to alumni status,
To ensure that the University complies with the HEA and University Statute,
To provide and support faculties, staff and students with an array of academic administrative services,
To maintain the integrity of institutional and student records,
To be a strategic partner (rather than an operational unit) within the University and its various stakeholders,
To contribute positively to the transformational agenda of the University

Selected Achievements

  • Initiation of the following departments:
  1. Governance Administration Department (Formerly Committee Section)
  2. Fraud and Verification Department
  3. Policy, Risk and Compliance Department
  4. Judicial Services Department
  5. Records and Archiving Department
  6. Convocation Unit
  • Key in development of the Statute and Institutional Rules;
  • Development of student academic and related rules and policies;
  • Realignment and rationalisation of Committees of Council and introduction of new committees;
  • Automation of various processes across the academic administration landscape;
  • Contributing to the Institutional Strategy;
  • Paperless Council and Council Committee meetings;
  • Introduction of Council evaluation and annual declaration of interest.