Advanced Certificate in Local Governance & Management

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College of Business and Economics, Department of Public Management and Governance
Faculty: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Public Management and Governance
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: Advanced Certificate in Local Governance & Management
Programme Code: C3401O
Medium of Facilitation: Online
NQF Level: 
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 102037

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Sep 30, 2022


The purpose of the Advance Certificate (Local Governance and Management) is to enhance, improve, refine or reshape existing basic capabilities of middle managers, local government councillors, officials or other employees or persons involved in local government affairs who are in or aspire for a middle managerial capacity. This is achieved by enabling qualifying students to acquire knowledge and insights in this area of study on NQF level 6 to acquire the necessary knowledge, normative basis and language ability through independent research to develop cognitive and intellectual skills to write high-level texts to support decision-makers to solve problems which need scientific solutions through reasoning, data mining and processing, interpretation, evaluation, to demonstrate leadership, self-reflexivity, adaptability, to develop competence and integrity, to synthesise information autonomously in these fields in order to develop analytical relevant competences required to fulfil the roles and responsibilities.

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Admission Requirements

A student who has completed the Grade 12 Senior Certificate (SC) or National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Matric) with certificate endorsement; and

Who has successfully completed ALL the modules of the National Certificate in Municipal Governance at NQF level 5 or the Higher Certificate in Municipal Governance NQF level 5 or the Higher Certificate in Local Governance and Management (F3401O) NQF level 5 will be given admission to this programme.

Selection Process

Selection is based on academic credit.

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