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Full Qualification Programmes Course Outlines

CERTIFICATE: MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
COURSE NAME:
Certificate: Municipal Financial Management
UNIT STANDARD:
48965
NQF LEVEL:
6
CREDITS:
166
COURSE DURATION:
16 Months
COURSE DESCRIPTION

The purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners to apply strategic level financial management competencies to ensure effective, efficient and economical utilisation of public funds and resources at local government level.

Learners will develop competencies to manage strategic planning and budgeting processes, financial management processes and internal control, auditing and reporting processes.

Individual learners will benefit through enhancing their personal competencies, knowledge and skills so as to be able to complete tasks required in their employment contracts and by legislation.

CAREER OPTIONS
QUALIFYING LEARNERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO FOLLOW VARIOUS CAREERS WITHIN THE PUBLIC SECTOR:
  • Executive Mayor
  • Executive Councillors
  • Councillors
  • Municipal Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Department Managers
  • Strategic Managers
  • Managers of Municipal Entities
COURSE OUTCOMES
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of municipal finance issues in general, and their areas of focus in particular.
  • Apply economic principles to municipal finance management.
  • Assess foundations and principles of municipal practice in South Africa.
  • Implement well-grounded and systematically developed principles in municipal financial management.
  • Proffer solutions to municipal service management and delivery problems.
  • Engage with the broader field of municipal finance management.
  • Support as a strategic management leader in the field of municipal finance management.
  • Contribute to others’ understanding of current and emerging municipal finance issues.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and adaptability as a professional in a municipality setting.
COURSE OUTLINE
SKILLS PROGRAMME 1: COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS Apply the principles of ethics in a municipal environment 3 days
Conduct stakeholder consultation around municipal finance programmes
SKILLS PROGRAMME 2: MUNICIPAL LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT AND POLICY Apply the Inter-governmental Fiscal Relations Act to municipal financial management 3 days
Interpret South African legislation and policy affecting municipal financial management
SKILLS PROGRAMME 3: MUNICIPAL STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION Contribute to the strategic planning process in a South African municipality 4 days
Apply approaches to managing municipal income and expenditure within a multi-year framework
SKILLS PROGRAMME 4: MANAGING RISK IN A MUNICIPAL CONTEXT Conduct auditing planning and implementation in a South African municipality 2 days
SKILLS PROGRAMME 5: MUNICIPAL BUDGETING AND IMPLEMENTATION Apply the principles of budgeting within a municipality 4 days
Plan a municipal budgeting and reporting cycle
SKILLS PROGRAMME 6: MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL REPORTING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Prepare and analyse municipal financial reports 2 days
SKILLS PROGRAMME 7: MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES Apply techniques and South African statutes to cash and investment management in a municipal environment 3 days
Manage a municipality’s assets and liabilities
SKILLS PROGRAMME 8: COST MANAGEMENT AND CAPITAL PLANNING Apply costing principles to municipal operational and service-based costing 4 days
Contribute to capital planning and financing
SKILLS PROGRAMME 9: PARTICIPATE IN THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MUNICIPAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Participate in the design and implementation of municipal supply chain management 2 days
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
COURSE NAME:
National Certificate: Public Administration
UNIT STANDARD:
50060
NQF LEVEL:
5
CREDITS:
141
COURSE DURATION:
14 Months
COURSE DESCRIPTION

The qualification will enhance the ability of the qualifying learner as a public finance official to perform the necessary administration tasks expected as well as improve management abilities. In this way, the qualification enhances transfer-ability of skills within different spheres of the public sector. At the same time, a learner will gain a firm foundation required for furthering studies at NQF levels 6 and 7. This qualification enables transfer-ability of skills between the private and public sector.

CAREER OPTIONS
QUALIFYING LEARNERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO FOLLOW VARIOUS CAREERS WITHIN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
  • Financial Services
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Project/ Public Entity Management

 

COURSE OUTCOMES
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of municipal finance issues in general, and their areas of focus in particular.
  • Apply economic principles to municipal finance management.
  • Assess foundations and principles of municipal practice in South Africa.
  • Implement well-grounded and systematically developed principles in municipal financial management.
  • Offer solutions to municipal service management and delivery problems.
  • Engage with the broader field of municipal finance management.
  • Support as a strategic management leader in the field of municipal finance management.
  • Contribute to others’ understanding of current and emerging municipal finance issues.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and adaptability as a professional in a municipality setting.
COURSE OUTLINE
Skills Programme 1: Service Delivery Management

 

Apply client service techniques to improve service delivery 3 days
Manage service delivery improvement
Skills Programme 2: Manage and lead Human Resources in the Workplace

 

Build teams to meet set goals and objectives 7 days
Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace
Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context
Manage diversity in the workplace
Analyse the role that emotional intelligence plays in leadership
Manage the development and performance of human capital in the public sector
Skills Programme 3: The Principles of Knowledge Management to Public Sector Administration

 

Apply principles of knowledge management to organisational transformation 4 days
Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment
Promote a learning culture in an organisation
Skills Programme 4: Strategic Planning

 

Plan strategically to improve business performance 5 days
Create opportunities for innovation and lead projects to meet innovative ideas
Apply accounting principles and procedures in the preparation of reports and decision making
Analyse, interpret and communicate information
Skills Programme 5: South African Legislation and Policy Affecting Public Administration

 

Apply South African legislation and policy affecting public administration 3 days
Apply knowledge of ethical principles, standards and professional conduct in public sector management and administration
Skills Programme 6: The Principles of Risk Management to Manage Risk Situations in the Public Sector

 

Apply principles of risk management 2 days
Skills Programme 7: Design, Formulate Public Sector Policies and Regulations

 

Formulate and evaluate public sector policies and regulations 2 days

 

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: OCCUPATIONALLY DIRECTED EDUCATION TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES
COURSE NAME:
National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices
UNIT STANDARD:
50334
NQF LEVEL:
5
CREDITS:
120
COURSE DURATION:
12 Months
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This qualification is for those who want to build on a FETC in any field to enter the field of ODETD as a potential career, and have little or no previous exposure to ETD. The qualification will also be valuable for those who may have been practising within the field, but without formal recognition.

This qualification will be useful for:

  • Learning facilitators.
  • Assessors.
  • Learner and learning supporters.
  • Skills Development Facilitators.

This qualification will meet the need of those who wish to progress beyond the FETC ODETD, or who wish to enter the field of ETD for the first time. The certificate will also help to increase the employment prospects of ETD practitioners, while helping to ensure quality and competence within the ETD field.

CAREER OPTIONS

QUALIFYING LEARNERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO FOLLOW VARIOUS CAREERS IN:

  • Design and develop learning interventions.
  • Facilitate learning.
  • Design and conduct assessments.
  • Facilitate skills development.

Practitioners will generally carry out their role within the context of:

  • Given Quality Assurance policies, procedures and processes.
  • A guided and supported learning environment.

 

 

COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of municipal finance issues in general, and their areas of focus in particular.
  • Apply economic principles to municipal finance management.
  • Assess foundations and principles of municipal practice in South Africa.
  • Implement well-grounded and systematically developed principles in municipal financial management.
  • Offer solutions to municipal service management and delivery problems.
  • Engage with the broader field of municipal finance management.
  • Support as a strategic management leader in the field of municipal finance management.
  • Contribute to others’ understanding of current and emerging municipal finance issues.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and adaptability as a professional in a municipality setting.
COURSE OUTLINE
SKILLS PROGRAMME 1: COMMUNICATE IN ETD SETTINGS

 

Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of NQF 3 days

 

Sustain oral interaction across a wide range of contexts and critically evaluate spoken texts
Write and present for a wide range of purposes, audiences and contexts
SKILLS PROGRAMME 2: CONDUCT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FACILITATION (SDF)

 

Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues 4 days
Conduct an analysis to determine outcomes of learning for skills development and other purposes
Develop an organisational training and development plan
Coordinate planned skills development interventions in an organisation
Promote a learning culture in an organisation
Conduct skills development administration in an organisation
SKILLS PROGRAMME 3: DEVELOP OBE LEARNING MATERIALS

 

Define target audience profiles and skills gaps 3 days
Develop outcomes-based learning materials
Design and develop outcomes-based assessments
SKILLS PROGRAMME 4: FACILITATE LEARNING

 

Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies 2 days
Evaluate a learning intervention using given evaluation instruments
SKILLS PROGRAMME 5: PROVIDE LEARNER SUPPORT

 

Guide learners about their learning, assessment and recognition opportunities 3 days
Assist and support learners to manage their learning experiences
SKILLS PROGRAMME 6: CONDUCT ASSESSMENT

 

Conduct outcomes-based assessment 4 days
SKILLS PROGRAMME 7: CONDUCT MODERATION

 

Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments 4 days

 

FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
COURSE NAME:
Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration
UNIT STANDARD:
57824
NQF LEVEL:
4
CREDITS:
146
COURSE DURATION:
16 Months
COURSE DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this qualification is to provide a structured programme for public officials that work in support of senior management officials in providing for service delivery objectives. The need for well-qualified efficient, client-oriented public officials is therefore identified as a priority in all the three spheres of government. This qualification is aimed at practitioners working in the public sector. It is a qualification in a career pathway towards an accomplished public administration and management specialist.

CAREER OPTIONS

QUALIFYING LEARNERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO FOLLOW VARIOUS CAREERS WITHIN THE PUBLIC SECTOR:

  • Financial Services
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Supervisory Administration
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Apply public sector principles, policies and ethics to own public sector work context.
  • Apply the principles of good customer service in own public sector context.
  • Apply administrative principles in implementation of public sector procedures and work schedules.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply the principles of problem identification and analysis.
  • Contribute towards team development in own public sector context.
  • Apply the principles of communication in own work context according to public sector communication protocol.
COURSE OUTLINE
SKILLS PROGRAMME 1: MATHEMATICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems 3 days
Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts
Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues
SKILLS PROGRAMME 2: COMMUNICATION IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication 5 days
Interpret and use information from texts
Interpret a variety of literary texts
Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts
Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts
Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts
Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts
Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment
SKILLS PROGRAMME 3: LEGAL ASPECTS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

 

Apply South African legislation and policy affecting public administration 3 days
Discuss the selected legislative regulatory framework governing the public sector management and administration environment
SKILLS PROGRAMME 4: PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT Demonstrate an ability to apply the principles of problem identification, analysis and decision-making within immediate work context 3 days
Apply the Batho Pele principles to own work role and context
Apply the principles of good customer service to achieve public sector objectives
SKILLS PROGRAMME 5: MANAGING PEOPLE Motivate and Build a Team 3 days
Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment
SKILLS PROGRAMME 6: LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context 3 days
Apply administrative principles in the implementation of public sector procedures and work schedule
Define overall public sector culture and values and apply to own work context
SKILLS PROGRAMME 7: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Demonstrate an understanding and apply the framework and overall mechanics of government in public sector policy 2 days

 

SKILLS PROGRAMME 8: RECORDS MANAGEMENT Apply principles of computerised systems to manage data and reports relevant to the public sector administration 2 days

 

FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SERVICES
COURSE NAME:
Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services
UNIT STANDARD:
61595
NQF LEVEL:
4
CREDITS:
140
COURSE DURATION:
14 Months
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This Qualification is for any individual who is or wishes to be involved in the Administration function within any industry, or non-commercial venture/organization. It is also the building block to advance the learner into the National Certificate in Business Administration Services: NQF Level 4.

The Core Component of the Qualification offers the learner knowledge and skills in the Management of Records, Comprehension of written and verbal texts, Business Writing, Problem Solving, Ethics, Cultural Awareness, Self-Management and Self Development, Project Teamwork and Business Policies and Procedures.

CAREER OPTIONS

QUALIFYING LEARNERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO FOLLOW VARIOUS CAREERS WITHIN THE PUBLIC SECTOR:

  • Administration
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Have knowledge of the procedures for stock and fixed asset control
  • Develop Administrative systems together with other employees
  • Improve organisational effectiveness,
  • Present information that is routinely and regularly required, as well as specific information that is requested from time-to-time:
  • Identify information sources so as to be able to quickly access information when it is required
  • Liaise with clients (internal and external) to verify that the format used for reports serves the purpose
  • Make amendments to report format and writing style, if necessary.
  • Manage service providers
  • Be an effective employee in the Administrative section of an organisation
  • Be aware of how fraud can be present in an office environment and assisting in its control
  • Display Cultural awareness in dealing with customers and colleagues and utilising the differences in a positive way to enhance the effectiveness and image of the organisation.
  • Identify and solve work related problems together with others in the section
  • Apply efficient time management processes, procedures and techniques
  • Be an effective member of a team
  • Become a knowledge worker
  • Monitor the media (newspapers, television, radio and magazines) and identify articles/news clips, etc that are applicable to Administration and/or the sector in which he/she works and see their implication for his/her organisation.
COURSE OUTLINE
LEARNING PROGRAMME  1 : SELF-MANAGEMENT IN BUSINESS Achieve personal effectiveness in business environment
Comply with organisational ethics
Display cultural awareness in dealing with customers and colleagues
Work as a project team member
Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on a business sector or industry
LEARNING PROGRAMME 2 : BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Apply the budget function in a business unit
Describe and apply the management of stock and fixed assets in a business unit
Manage service providers in a selected organisation
Describe and assist in the control of fraud in an office environment
Manage administration records
Contract service providers
Develop administrative procedures in a selected organisation
LEARNING PROGRAMME   3  : LEGAL ASPECTS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Present information in report format
Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section
Co-ordinate meetings, minor events and travel arrangements
Process incoming and outgoing telephone calls
LEARNING PROGRAMME    4 : BUSINESS CALCULATIONS Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems
Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities
Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues
LEARNING PROGRAMME  5  : BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 1 Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment
Write for a wide range of contexts
Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts
Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts
LEARNING  PROGRAMME   6  : BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 2 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication
Interpret a variety of literary texts
Interpret and use information from texts
Write texts for a range of communicative contexts
NATIONAL DIPLOMA: PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
COURSE NAME:
National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration
UNIT STANDARD:
49554
NQF LEVEL:
5
CREDITS:
260
COURSE DURATION:
3 years
COURSE DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this qualification is to provide a structured programme for public officials that work with senior management officials so as to provide support to strategic leadership and management needed to transform all spheres of government. The need for well-qualified efficient, client-oriented public officials is therefore identified as a priority in all the three spheres of government. The National Diploma in Public Finance Management and Administration (NQF level 5) is aimed at practitioners working in the public sector. It is a qualification in a career pathway towards an accomplished Public Finance Management and Administration Specialist.

CAREER OPTIONS
This Qualification will be Useful for:
  • Accounting reporting,
  • Administration,
  • Auditing,
  • Budgeting,
  • Economics,
  • Information systems,
  • Business calculations,
  • Risk management and
  • Legislative framework for the public sector
Qualifying Learners Should be Able to Pursue Careers in:
  • Financial Services
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Project/Public Entity Management
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Conduct and apply mathematical analyses relating to economics and finance.
  • Discuss the selected legislative regulatory framework governing the public sector management and administration environment.
  • Apply principles of information systems to public finance and administration.
  • Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment.
  • Apply economics principles to finance and management decisions.
  • Apply knowledge of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct in public sector administration.
  • Apply communication principles in the coordination of selected public sector communication programmes.
  • Apply accounting principles and procedures in the preparation of reports for decision-making.
  • Apply the principles of budgeting within a municipality.
  • Apply cost management information systems in the preparation of management reports.
  • Apply principles, regulations and legislation underlying supply chain management in the public sector.
  • Conduct and apply statistical analyses required to make informed public sector finance decisions.
  • Apply selected GRAP statements to the periodic accounting reporting process.
  • Prepare and interpret tax reports and returns in accordance with South Africa’s tax revenue law.
  • Conduct auditing planning and implementation in a South African municipality.
  • Analyse and evaluate the impact of macroeconomic data on the operating environment of the public sector.
  • Manage the development and performance of human capital in the public sector.
  • Apply operations research principles and tools in the management of project activities and resources.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of disaster management systems.
  • Conduct working capital management activities in accordance with sound policy.
  • Apply principles of computerised systems to manage data and reports relevant to the public sector administration.
  • Apply principles of risk management to manage and report risk situations.
  • Apply the legislation governing the establishment and management of public entities.
  • Plan and implement public-private partnerships for municipal service delivery.
FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
COURSE NAME:
Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development
UNIT STANDARD:
50081
NQF LEVEL:
4
CREDITS:
160
COURSE DURATION:
16 Months
COURSE DESCRIPTION

The purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners to apply leadership competencies to ensure service excellence.

Learners will develop competencies to utilise leadership skills to enhance service delivery in a specific sector or context. Individual learners will benefit through enhancing their personal competencies, knowledge and skills so as to be able to complete tasks required in their employment contracts and by legislation, relating to:

  • Applying emotional intelligence in a leadership context.
  • Motivating self and others.
  • Applying leadership to relationship management.
  • Applying visionary thinking skills in leadership problem-solving contexts.
  • Developing service culture of a specific sector.
CAREER OPTIONS
Qualifying Learners Should be Able to Pursue Careers as:
  • Councillors
  • Leaders
  • Municipal Managers
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of municipal finance issues in general, and their areas of focus in particular.
  • Apply economic principles to municipal finance management.
  • Assess foundations and principles of municipal practice in South Africa.
  • Implement well-grounded and systematically developed principles in municipal financial management.
  • Proffer solutions to municipal service management and delivery problems.
  • Engage with the broader field of municipal finance management.
  • Support as a strategic management leader in the field of municipal finance management.
  • Contribute to others’ understanding of current and emerging municipal finance issues.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and adaptability as a professional in a municipality setting.
COURSE OUTLINE
SKILLS PROGRAMME 1: MATHEMATICS IN BUSINESS

 

Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems 3 days
Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts
Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues
SKILLS PROGRAMME 2: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication 5 days
Interpret a variety of literary texts
Interpret and use information from texts
Write texts for a range of communicative contexts
Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts
Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts
Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment
Write for a wide range of contexts
SKILLS PROGRAMME 3: STRATEGIC AND VISIONARY LEADERSHIP

 

Plan strategically to improve business performance 3 days
Apply visionary leadership to develop strategy
Apply communication principles, strategies and processes in a leadership role
SKILLS PROGRAMME 4: MANAGING PEOPLE

 

Apply leadership skills to relationship management 4 days
Apply the concept and principles of knowledge management to leadership
Analyse the role that emotional intelligence plays in leadership
SKILLS PROGRAMME 5: PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP Explain and apply the concept, principles and theories of motivation in a leadership context 3 days
Apply the Batho Pele principles to own work role and context
Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context
SKILLS PROGRAMME 6: LEGISLATION AND INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE LEADERSHIP ROLE

 

Explain and apply legislation and policies applicable to leadership in a specific sector or context 4 days
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ethical standards in the Public Sector
Apply knowledge of community issues in relation to development projects
Develop and apply a service culture to a leadership role
SKILLS PROGRAMME 7: PROJECT MANAGEMENT Apply a range of project management tools 3 days
Supervise a project team of a developmental project to deliver project objectives
FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE: GENERIC MANAGEMENT
COURSE NAME:
Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management
UNIT STANDARD:
57712 LP 74630
NQF LEVEL:
4
CREDITS:
150
COURSE DURATION:
15 Months
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This qualification is intended for junior managers of small organisations, junior managers of business units in medium and large organisations, or those aspiring to these positions. Junior managers include team leaders, supervisors, foremen and section heads

The focus of this qualification has been designed to enable learners to be competent in a range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values including:

  • Gathering and analysing information.
  • Analysing events that impact on a business and its competitive environment.
  • Complying with organisational standards.
  • Motivating an individual or team.
  • Negotiating in a work situation.
  • Understanding the role of business strategy as it applies to junior management.
  • Managing the budget within a specific area of responsibility.
  • Applying management principles and practices within a specific area of responsibility.
  • Managing work unit performance to achieve goals.
  • Behaving ethically and promoting ethical behaviour in a work situation.
  • Demonstrating understanding of the consequences in a work unit of HIV/AIDS.
CAREER OPTIONS
Qualifying Learners Should be Able to Practice Skills in:
  • Developing plans to achieve defined objectives.
  • Organising resources in accordance with a developed plan.
  • Leading a team to work co-operatively to achieve objectives.
  • Monitoring performance to ensure compliance to a plan.
  • Making decisions based on a code of ethics.
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of municipal finance issues in general, and their areas of focus in particular.
  • Apply economic principles to municipal finance management.
  • Assess foundations and principles of municipal practice in South Africa.
  • Implement well-grounded and systematically developed principles in municipal financial management.
  • Proffer solutions to municipal service management and delivery problems.
  • Engage with the broader field of municipal finance management.
  • Support as a strategic management leader in the field of municipal finance management.
  • Contribute to others’ understanding of current and emerging municipal finance issues.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and adaptability as a professional in a municipality setting.
COURSE OUTLINE
SKILLS PROGRAMME 1: ROLE OF THE MANAGER Describe the relationship of junior management to other roles 3 days
Identify responsibilities of a team leader in ensuring that organisational standards are met
Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit
SKILLS PROGRAMME 2: OCCUPATIONAL LEARNING AND SECOND LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION

 

Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 3 days
Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
Interpret and use information from texts
Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts
SKILLS PROGRAMME 3: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts 3 days
Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts
Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts
Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment
SKILLS PROGRAMME 4: PROBLEM SOLVING

 

Solve problems, make decisions and implement solutions 3 days
Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems
Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts
SKILLS PROGRAMME 5: LEADING AND MOTIVATING A TEAM

 

Apply leadership concepts in a work context 3 days
Motivate and Build a Team
SKILLS PROGRAMME 6: THE CODE OF CONDUCT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARDS

 

Conduct a structured meeting 3 days
Apply the organisation’s code of conduct in a work environment
Monitor the level of service to a range of customers
SKILLS PROGRAMME 7: TIME MANAGEMENT Prioritise time and work for self and team 3 days
Employ a systematic approach to achieving objectives
SKILLS PROGRAMME 8: PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

 

Explain the contribution made by own area of responsibility to the overall organisational strategy 2 days
Manage individual and team performance
SKILLS PROGRAMME 9: BUDGETING

 

Manage Expenditure against a budget 2 days
Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues

 

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: GENERIC MANAGEMENT
COURSE NAME:
National Certificate: Generic Management
UNIT STANDARD:
59201
NQF LEVEL:
5
CREDITS:
162
COURSE DURATION:
16 Months
COURSE DESCRIPTION

A person acquiring this qualification will be able to manage first line managers in an organisational entity. First line managers may include team leaders, supervisors, junior managers, section heads and foremen.

CAREER OPTIONS
Qualifying Learners Should be Able to Follow Various Careers in:
  • Management
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating operational strategies, projects and action plans, and where appropriate, recommending change within teams and/or the unit so as to improve the effectiveness of the unit.
  • Monitoring and measuring performance and applying continuous or innovative improvement interventions in the unit in order to attain its desired outcomes, including customer satisfaction, and thereby contributing towards the achievement of the objectives and vision of the entity.
  • Leading a team of first line managers, by capitalising on the talents of team members and promoting synergistic interaction between individuals and teams, to enhance individual, team and unit effectiveness in order to achieve the goals of the entity.
  • Building relationships using communication processes both vertically and horizontally within the unit, with superiors and with stakeholders across the value chain to ensure the achievement of intended outcomes.
  • Applying the principles of risk, financial and knowledge management and business ethics within internal and external regulatory frameworks in order to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the unit.
  • Enhancing the development of teams and team members through facilitating the acquisition of skills, coaching, providing career direction, and capitalising on diversity in the unit.
COURSE OUTLINE
LEARNING PROGRAMME  1 : PROFESSIONAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT Devise and apply strategies to establish and maintain workplace relationships
Build teams to achieve goals and objectives
Create and manage an environment that promotes innovation
Manage a diverse work force to add value
Use communication techniques effectively
LEARNING PROGRAMME 2 : PROFESSIONAL CONFLICT AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT Apply the principles and concepts of emotional intelligence to the management of self and others
Formulate recommendations for a change process
Conduct negotiations to deal with conflict situations
Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace
LEARNING PROGRAMME   3  : PROFESSIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Lead people development and talent management
Monitor and evaluate team members against performance standards
Recruit and select candidates to fill defined positions
LEARNING PROGRAMME    4 : PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context
Empower team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks
Select and coach first line managers
Apply a systems approach to decision making
LEARNING PROGRAMME  5  : FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR PROFESSIONALS Apply the principles of ethics to improve organisational culture
Apply the principles of knowledge management
Apply mathematical analysis to economic and financial information
Manage the finances of a unit
LEARNING PROGRAMME   6  : PROFESSIONAL RESULTS-BASED MANAGEMENT – PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION Develop, implement and evaluate a project plan
Develop, implement and evaluate an operational plan
Evaluate current practices against best practice
Monitor, assess and manage risk
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