National Certificate Local Government Councillor Practices

NQF LEVEL 4 - SAQA ID 58578

Note To The Learner


This Learner Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the module. It is designed to improve the skills and knowledge of learners, and thus enabling them to effectively and efficiently complete specific tasks.

Purpose:


The purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners to apply the relevant competences required to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of a Local Government Councillor and therein:

  • Act as representatives of the community they serve.

  • Provide leadership roles in a council.

  • Act as custodians or guardians of public finances.


The learning outcomes contained in this qualification are based on the competencies required to contribute to municipal processes from a councillor perspective. These competences relate to:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of the interests of the people in a municipality.

  • Demonstrating an understanding of the main issues in their municipality.

  • Providing the link between the public and the council and ensuring primary loyalty to the public.

  • Participating in policy making.

  • Participating in decision-making pertaining to local government matters.

  • Passing by laws.

  • Giving direction to the related administration.

Learners entering this qualification may come from various backgrounds and will generally be persons, elected for the purpose of serving as a Local Government councillor in order to achieve municipal objectives.

Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how Local Government functions.

  • Fulfill the roles and responsibilities of councillors to achieve Local Government objectives.

  • Apply municipal processes to the councillor function.

  • Facilitate public participation and citizen involvement in Local Government processes.

Topic Elements To Be Covered Include:

  • Module 1: Basic Mathematics
  • Module 2: Communication Skills
  • Module 3: Health in the Workspace
  • Module 4: Project Management
  • Module 5: Project Management
  • Module 6: Project Management
  • Module 7: Project Management
  • Module 8: Project Management

Entry Requirements:

  • Learners entering this qualification may come from various backgrounds and will generally be persons, elected for the purpose of serving as a Local Government councillor in order to achieve municipal objectives.