National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
58578 National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices
PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION
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.

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE 
It is assumed that the learners accessing this qualification are competent in:

  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how Local Government functions.

2. Fulfill the roles and responsibilities of councilors to achieve Local Government objectives.

3. Apply municipal processes to the councilor function.

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

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