Dr Azwinndini Chris Tshivhase holds a PhD in education policy development and implementation from the University of Pretoria.
He started his career as a professional educator in Limpopo. After moving to Pretoria in Gauteng he worked for a number of years as an educator at Filadelfia Secondary School – a school catering for learners with special educational needs, including the physically disabled, blind and visual impaired, deaf and hard of hearing. He was appointed as the first African senior lecturer at the Department of Languages, Communication and Education at Vaal University of Technology (VUT) where he spent 6 years in the position.
He was then offered a fellowship programme to stay and study in Fontys Hogescholen (University of Professional Education) to complete a certificate in train-the-trainer in education management.
He has held several positions and acted as adviser on issues of policy development and implementation; ICT teaching and learning; curriculum design; learning development; and project management.
As Director for Curriculum Development and Learning at the University of South Africa (Unisa) he led and co-ordinated various curriculum design and learning development projects in the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) initiatives in various countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Sudan. He has read papers and made presentations at various national and international forums and conferences in United Kingdom, Germany, USA, Canada and United Arab Emirates.
Dr Tshivhase worked as a consultant for various institutions in areas of policy, strategy, project management, standards development, curriculum design and review.