Education Committee

01 August 2016 - 31 July 2019

 

Dr T Chetty - Chairperson

 

Dr AC Fleming - Veterinarian representing private practitioners

Dr C Mnqeta - Veterinarian representing state veterinarians

 

Representatives representing the four Para-Veterinary Professions:

Sr T Lötter - Veterinary Nurse

Mr JJ Müller - Veterinary Technologist

Mr CJJ Bester - Laboratory Animal Technologist

Mr MW Kutu - Animal Health Technician

 

Representatives of the training institutions:

Prof D Holm - Faculty of Veterinary Science, UP representative

Ms C Boshoff - TUT representative

Dr J Oguttu – UNISA representative

Dr M Mwanza – NWU representative

Dr N Ndudane – TARDI representative

 

Any applications and/or submissions for the attention of the Education Committee should be submitted to Leonie Westcott, Director Education onThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   and to Lenora Erasmus, Education Co-ordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,  No late submissions will be considered.

Refer to Dates: Submissions & Applications for Education Committee  meeting dates.

The Education Committee investigates and monitors all aspects of the veterinary and para-veterinary undergraduate standards for registration, including examination standards and teaching facilities and reports regularly to the Council.

The SAVC Education Committee deals, inter alia, with the following:

LIAISON

  • All matters related to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) e.g. designation descriptors; loading of data on the National Learners’ Records Data Base (NLRD); representation on working groups e.g. Working Group on Unfair Exclusionary Practices by Professional Bodies; taking part in stakeholder surveys e.g. the use of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to award Professional Designations, etc.
  • The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) 
  • The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
  • The Council on Higher Education (CHE)
  • The Independent Professional Body Forum

VISITATIONS

Visitations to tertiary training institutions:

  • Follow-up and report on deficiencies identified as part of a previous visitation
  • Planning, including appointment of the team and co-ordination of a visitation
  • Visitation Guidelines           

GLOBAL ACCREDITATION OF QUALIFICATIONS AND RECOGNITION OF VISITS

  • Mutual agreements between the SAVC and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
    (AVBC), the SAVC and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • SAVC representation as observer at visitation / examination and attendance at conferences

MONITORING STANDARDS OF TRAINING

Monitoring of all subjects in all programmes:

Animal Health:                     UNISA (National Diploma - Animal Health)

                                                North West University (NWU), The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
                                                and Technology (FAST) (Diploma and Degree - Animal Health)

Veterinary Science:              University of Pretoria (UP), The Faculty of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Veterinary Nursing:              University of Pretoria (UP), The Faculty of Veterinary Science (DVN)

Veterinary Technology:        Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

 

Monitoring guidelines and forms used for BVSc and DVN (UP); Animal Health (NWU and UNISA) and Veterinary Technology (TUT) are revised and updated.

Annual reporting from the Veterinary Faculty, including applications and admissions are reviewed.

General examination matters are regularly reviewed, e.g. examination documents; revision of the SAVC question data bank, etc. 

All examination applications for the Full Registration Examination should reach Lenora Erasmus on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by NO later than 1 April [annually]. For more information on the examinations, select the Professions menubar option on the home page of www.savc.org.za,  select the relevant profession and then find the examination information in the bar on the left hand side of the page. 

Appointment of an examination officer, moderators and examiners for the annual SAVC Full Registration Examination for veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animal health technicians and veterinary technologists. Reviewing the examination process and results before submission to Council. Consideration of Competency Specific Registration (CSR) Examinations.

All training matters related to laboratory animal technologists, veterinary nurses, animal health technicians and veterinary technologists.

New para-veterinary professions, e.g. veterinary welfare assistants, veterinary physical rehabilitation, etc.

 

 

 

Links to African Council websites

Veterinary Statutory Bodies in Africa
http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/en/RC/en_vsbs.html

Veterinary Council of Namibia
http://www.van.org.na/section.php?secid=10

Veterinary Council of Zimbabwe (department of livestock and veterinary services)
http://www.dlvs.gov.zw/

Kenya Veterinary Board
http://kenyavetboard.org/

Veterinary Council of Tanzania
http://www.mifugouvuvi.go.tz/vertinary-council-of-tanzania/

Botswana Veterinary Association
http://www.bva.org.bw/bva_content.php?id=2

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