Diploma in Local Government Management (Distance Only)

Faculty Of  • SAQA ID No. 94580 • NQF6 • 380 Credits • 3 Years

The Diploma in Local Government Management has been designed to meet the workplace needs particularly in the fields of, but not limited to Local Government Management, the IDP, Service Delivery, the legislative and policy process, Local Government Finance, performance management and HRM. This qualification has been developed for the South African context of Public Management while drawing on themes from International Qualifications.

 

The main purpose of the programme is to:

• create a new calibre of local government cadres who promote developmental local government,

• promote equity by providing affordable access to public management education to learners previously denied such opportunities,

• The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate starting a Diploma or Degree or the National Certificate (Vocational) with appropriate subject combinations and level of achievement.

• Mature Age Exemption for students above the age of 23 years as set out in the Higher Education Regulations.

• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Diploma in Local Government Management Module Breakdown

Semester 1 Credits
Local Govt Management 511 15
Integrated Development Planning 500 15
Batho Pele Principles 500 1 15
Information Systems 511 15
Semester 2 Credits
Local Govt Management 512 15
Public Management 500 15
Local Government Legislative Framework 500 15
Municipal Finance Management 500 15
Semester 1 Credits
Local Government Management 521 15
Municipal Performance Management 600 15
Local Government Human Resource Management 621 15
Local Government Policy Procedures 600 15
Local Government Ethics & Professionalism 600 10
Semester 2 Credits
Local Government Management 522 15
Local Government Procurement 600 15
Local Government Human Resource Management 622 15
Local Government Labour Relations 600 10
Local Economic Development 600 15
Semester 1 Credits
Local Government Management 621 15
Community Based Planning 600 15
Local Government Project Management 600 15
Disaster Management 600 15
Semester 2 Credits
Local Government Management 622 15
Local Government Service Delivery Mandates 600 15
Research Project 15
Work Intergrated Learning 15

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