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Regulatory woes update

By |October 19th, 2017|

You will have see the earlier blog concerning the regulatory issues faced by the Academy for Facility Management (Academy).

 

The Academy has during this past week received correspondence from the attorneys of the Council on Higher Education. In this letter the CHE makes a complete reversal on the earlier threat of the Director: Accreditation. No […]

Small business but NOT small regulatory woes

By |October 9th, 2017|

Every few years there’s a major crisis for every business, sometimes even self-inflicted. One has to accept that and plan for it. Working with regulators however, makes the crisis more certain and the nature of the crisis more unpredictable.

 

The Academy for Facilities Management (Academy) is duly registered as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher […]

FM, you have arrived

By |October 2nd, 2017|

You know you have arrived in the social consciousness when you have registered on the radar of cartoonists. Congratulations FM; You have arrived!

The Telegraph Media Group cartoonist has just produced a cartoon about FM. While FM is not mentioned anywhere it is obvious that Alex is talking about our industry. Make sure you use the […]

Celebrating our Cape Town graduates

By |September 25th, 2017|

The Academy for Facility Management recently had the opportunity to celebrate with our newly graduating students in Cape Town. These students completed the Higher Certificate in Facility Management, an NQF Level 5 qualification. Our commencement ceremonies are always very special occasions when we can celebrate the hard work and determination of the students who complete […]

Adult Education, Part 2

By |June 1st, 2017|

Research indicates some interesting principles on adult learning (Andragogy). The following is the second of a series on the topic and the way in which the Academy approaches this issue in practice with its adult students.

The Academy’s students are typically between 25 and 35 and are fully employed. They follow a part-time, open distance, undergraduate […]

Recognition of special achievement in FM Field

By |May 18th, 2017|

During its annual Commencement Ceremony for the Academy for Facility Management  awarded a number of Special Charters for outstanding public, academic and intellectual achievement to Craig Henry, David Khasebe, Clair Odgers, Hendrik Wannenburg, Helgard Pienaar and Banzi Bam.

 

Their achievement stems from serving as members of the SA Bureau of Standards Technical Committee (T/C 267), which […]

HEFMA Conference Bursary Promotion

By |April 25th, 2017|

 

The Academy for Facility Management is pleased to announce that any 2017 HEFMA conference delegate who currently has no formal FM qualification, is eligible for a bursary from the Academy for FM that will enable them to study towards a formal FM qualification.

The bursary is to the value of over R18 000 (half of the full tuition fee) and can […]

Adragogy vs. Kiducation – Adult Learning, Part 1

By |March 24th, 2017|

Research by indicates some interesting principles on adult learning (Andragogy). The following is a summary by of the research and the way in which the Academy approaches this issue in practice with its adult students.

 

The Academy’s students are typically between 25 and 35 and are fully employed. They follow a part-time, open distance , undergraduate […]

More Innovation in Learning: A4FM Student Participation in Assessment

By |July 26th, 2016|

Glasser’s research conducted way back in the 80’s already conclusively illustrates that we as humans learn in the following ways: People tend to remember:

10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we see and hear
70% of what we discuss
80% of what we experience
95% of what we teach others.

The […]

Higher Certificate in FM: Student Site Visit

By |April 24th, 2016|

As part of the HCFM’s building maintenance module, the Academy takes students on a site visit to assess a four star green building. Watch the video to see what it is like to attend an site visit.