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Registration procedures


Please note: Due to current limitations as a result of COVID-19, many of our courses have been postponed or will be offered in distance-learning formats. 
Please visit the Online Learning page to find the list of courses to be offered online. For any additional information or enquiries, please email us: ebe-cpd@uct.ac.za.

To register for a course, please complete our online registration form.

Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming the receipt of your registration. 

If you are accepted for the course you will receive further correspondence concerning payment and your UCT student number. If there are no more available places on the course you will receive notice of this and your name will go onto a waiting list. 

The closing date for registration is one week before the start of a course.

UCT student number

As a CPD course participant you will receive a unique student number, which serves as reference for payments and further university administration purposes. 

Student numbers of past UCT students, where applicable, remain the same.

UCT customer number

Customer numbers are issued for companies only, for the purpose of facilitating company payments of fees and general administration. Your company's unique UCT customer number is stated on the tax invoice, which serves as a reference for company payments. 

Existing customer numbers, where applicable, remain the same.

Course times, venue and material

Information regarding times, venue and directions, reading material, exams/assignments etc. will be sent in the week prior to the start of the course.

Course fees

Course fees may vary and are stated in the course brochure. 


Only pay once requested by the CPD Programme Office.

In general, course fees are due one week prior to the start of the course and/or receipt of invoice, see section "Tax invoices".

Electronic transfers and direct deposits are accepted for payment of course fees. For credit card payments, please contact our office via email. Cash and cheque payments are not accepted. 

When doing the payment, please take care to use the correct banking details to pay into the dedicated bank account as these accounts differ for individuals and company payments (see below). 

Banking details

Please note: Bank account details are different for individuals and for company payments. 

1. Individuals paying the course fee personally

  • Account name: UCT EBE CPD Program
  • Bank: Standard Bank;  Branch: Rondebosch;  Branch Code: 025009
  • Account Number: 270 654 275
  • Reference: Your UCT student number

It is essential to state your UCT student number as a reference when making the payment.

2.    Company payments 

  • Account name: University of Cape Town
  • Bank: Standard Bank:  Branch: Rondebosch;  Branch Code: 025009
  • Account Number: 071 503 854
  • Reference: Your UCT customer number

It is essential to state your company's UCT customer number as a reference when making the payment.

Tax invoices

Tax invoices are only issued to companies. 

In order for a company to receive a tax invoice, the details must be completed on the online registration form. 

Only instruct payment on receipt of the invoice. 

Generally, you will receive the invoice 2-3 weeks after registration; however, in some cases you may only receive the invoice during the last two (2) weeks prior to the start of the course. There is sufficient time to do payment prior to the start of the course. In cases where the invoice is received within one (1) week prior to the start of the course or during the course, we require a letter or email from your company confirming that payment will be processed on receipt of the invoice; and you will still be able to attend the course.

Your company's unique UCT customer number is stated on the invoice. The UCT customer number needs to be stated as reference when doing the payment. 

Proof of payment

Please send proof of payment via email to ebe-cpd@uct.ac.za stating the course name and "payment" in the subject line.

Cancellations and refunds

Once your registration is confirmed, your name will be added to the class list. If you are no longer able to attend, a written request for cancellation must be received via email (ebe-cpd@uct.ac.za) no later than one (1) week prior to the start of the course and will incur a cancellation fee of R500 if the payment has been made. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received later than one (1) week prior to the start of the course and you will be marked as absent, which will be reflected on your Professional Development Career record at UCT.

The CPD Programme Office reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient registrations are received. Should a course be cancelled by the CPD Programme Office, you will receive an official email in this regard. Any fees paid will be refunded in full. 


Discounts are available, under certain circumstances, for staff and students at UCT and students from other tertiary institutions. Group discounts may also be available. Please contact the CPD Programme Office via email (ebe-cpd@uct.ac.za) for further information.

Attendance and certificates

Please be advised that registers are taken for all courses to confirm attendance and qualify for certificates. 

Some courses may be undertaken outside of normal working hours, while others may require attendance for a number of days on a full-time basis. 

Course attendance and completion requirements vary by course. In general, attendance certificates are issued if a participant has attended at least 80% of the course. Completion certificates are issued if the participant attends the course and passes all course assignments or the course exam.

Certificates will only be issued if payment has been received in full. Certificates will be issued in the name submitted on the application form. Where possible, certificates will be handed out at the final lecture. If not, they will be posted via registered mail to the address on this form.

Entrance requirements

Generally, there are no formal academic qualification entrance requirements to CPD courses. In some cases, previous qualification may be required; please refer to the particular course brochure for details.

Online courses

Some EBE CPD courses are available online through the online platform  GetSmarter; these courses are clearly marked in our course overview with the  icon. Registration and course information are available via GetSmarter. Certificates for online courses, where applicable, will be sent via GetSmarter as well. 

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