The general functions of DELCE are:
i.Issuing policies and guidelines for short courses and consultancy activities at the university.
ii.Coordinating, soliciting, overseeing all short courses and consultancy activities at the university.
iii.Providing ‘market intelligence’ for short courses and consultancies to school, faculties, institutes and directorates.
iv.Coordinating and overseer International and National Collaborations between Mzumbe University and its partners.
v.Ensuring quality assurance of all assignments relating short courses, consultancies outreach and provision of feedback to school, faculties, institutes and directorates.
vi.Coordinating the Operations of the Lumumba Complex (amongst other things, linking Lumumba with short courses run by the University)
vii.Designing, coordinating and running teaching skills enhancement courses for MU and distance learning programmes for relevant stakeholders.