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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Local Government 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
23616  Certificate: Local Government 
ORIGINATOR
Institute of Administration and Commerce (The) 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
LG SETA - Local Government and related Services Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Generic Management 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This programme provides an in-depth study of a range of management skills crucial to the successful functioning of local government. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Depending on the curriculum selected, students should be aware that adequate language and numeracy skills are necessary for coping with the demands of the curriculum.

Apart from the formal requirements, learners who register for entry into this qualification at level 5 should
  • Have the information-gathering, analysis and presentation skills required at exit level 4 on the NQF.
  • Be able to comprehend what they have learned and to communicate it reliably, , accurately, and comprehensively in the required medium of instruction.
  • Be able to begin to take responsibility for their own learning and its progress within a well-structured and managed learning environment.
  • Be able to evaluate their own performance. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Subfield: Communication
  • Level: NQF5 - The competent learner will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in an organisational environment.

    Subfield: Local Government Management
  • Level: NQF5 - The competent learners will be operate with confidence by gaining knowledge of the basic context, processes, procedures, systems and technology of the contemporary local government administrative office.

    Subfield: Local Government Accounting and Finance
  • Level: NQF5 - The competent learner will demonstrate a sound, basic understanding of local government finance.

    Subfield: Local Government Law
  • Level: NQF5 - The competent learner will demonstrate an understanding of the legal framework within which local government operates.

    Subfield: Human Resources Management
  • Level: NQF5 - The competent learner will demonstrate an appreciation of the human resource function and its invaluable role in the organization and show linkages with other resources - capital, equipment, management and materials.

    Subfield: Economics
  • Level: NQF5 - The competent learner will demonstrate an understanding of the South African economic system, reading with insight and analysing economic data in a meaningful way and will demonstrate a sound fundamental knowledge and understanding of economic principles of local, national and international economic problems in order to make decisions, as managers, future producers, consumers and citizens, on a economic-oriented foundation. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Subfield: Communication

    Level: NQF5
  • Understand, identify and apply concepts of communication theory
  • Understand text and apply appropriate communication principles as well as style, tone and choice of language to writing of business correspondence.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of groups and the procedures involved within an organization.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the formats for talks and oral presentations in a written format.
  • Understand and demonstrate the different graphic communication techniques available.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of advertising.

    Subfield: Local Government Accounting and Finance

    Level: NQF5
  • Describe the fundamental principles of local government finance
  • Discuss in detail the expenditure of local government
  • Discuss in detail the sources of finance of local government
  • Discuss the basic principles of the local government budget

    Subfield: Local Government Law

    Level: NQF5
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the objectives of municipalities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the provisions of local government legislation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tenders and contracts
  • Demonstrate an ability to interpret statutes
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the Bill of Rights
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the law impacting administrative actions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of good business practice

    Subfield: Human Resources Management

    Level: NQF5
  • Describe various organisational structures and discuss their respective merits and demerits.
  • Explain the human resource planning process
  • Describe job analysis and job design processes and techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of recruitment, selection, placement and induction processes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of performance management issues and techniques
  • Discuss the need for career management in an organisation.
  • Describe how wages and salaries are determined.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of health and safety issues in the work environment.

    Subfield: Economics

    Level: NQF5
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the economic problem
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the production possibility frontier
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various economic systems
  • Differentiate between micro- and macro-economics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of micro-economics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of macro-economics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts of international trade and finance
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts of monetary theory and policy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts of public finance
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts of labour economics
  • Discuss the economic growth and development of the South African economy


    Integrated assessment appropriately incorporated to ensure that the purpose of the qualifications is achieved.

    Assessment is conducted in several ways:
  • Self-assessment which is carried out by the learners on a daily basis, and which improves the quality of learning and mastery.
  • Formative assessment by means of contact tuition during the course of their studies.
  • Continuous assessment incorporating assignments.
  • Summative assessment by way of examinations at six monthly intervals.

    The above provides for a holistic approach to assessment. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    N/A 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    IAC Preliminary Certificate in Business Studies (NQF Level 4)
  • Open Access
  • Matric/Grade 12/Mature Age Exemption/RPL

    IAC Certificate in Local Government (NQF Level 5)
  • Matric/Grade 12/Mature Age Exemption/RPL
  • IAC Preliminary Certificate in Business Studies

    IAC Higher Certificate in Local Government (NQF Level 5)
  • IAC Certificate in Local Government

    IAC Diploma In Local Government (NQF Level 6)
  • IAC Higher Certificate in Local Government


    In addition, there are articulation possibilities with other qualifications as indicated below:

    Subject-for-Subject Exemptions
  • Only students who have passed subjects at tertiary (post-Senior Certificate) level may apply for exemptions.
  • Only subjects examined by formal academic institutions such as universities, technikons or recognised professional bodies are considered, especially where an M+3 rating from the Human Sciences Research Council applies.
  • The examining body must be recognised by the IAC.
  • The examinations and syllabuses must be comparable both in standard and content.

    The following examining bodies are recognised:
  • Technikons (National Certificates, Diplomas and higher qualifications).
  • South African Universities (Bachelor Degrees and higher qualifications). (These universities should be affiliated to the South African Vice-Chancellors` Association - formerly the Committee of University Principals).
  • Specific recognised foreign universities, polytechnics or colleges.
  • The London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Examinations Board (LCCIEB)

    The following professional institutes are recognised:
  • Institute of Municipal Financial Officers
  • Institute of Local Government Management
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Institute of Bankers in South Africa (IBSA)
  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (Fellowship level) (ICB)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (CIS)
  • Institute of Marketing Management (IMM)
  • Institute of People Management (IPM)
  • Insurance Institute of Southern Africa (IISA)
  • South African Institute of Management (SAIM)

    Reciprocal arrangements exist with the bodies listed above.

    Exemptions are granted on a subject-for-subject basis.

    Subject exemptions must be applied for on the official IAC Subject Exemption Form and must be accompanied by:
  • Certified copies of detailed academic statements (indicating subject names, actual percentages/or an explanation of symbols)
  • The subject exemption fee(s). Exemptions will not be recorded until the student has paid the exemption fee(s).

    Note:
  • The IAC does not exempt from Level 3 (major) subjects.
  • The IAC reserves the right to request whatever information it may deem necessary to consider any subject exemption, and its decisions regarding exemptions are final.
  • The maximum number of subjects that can be exempted in a single IAC diploma is ten. NB: This exemption policy (subject-for-subject) is relevant to students with complete OR incomplete qualifications.
  • An exemption will NOT be granted where a student has written and failed the IAC examination and later claims exemption by virtue of a pass with another examining body unless permission has been obtained in writing from the Exemption Committee. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Registration with the Financial Accounting Services SETA (FASSET) is pending. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Criteria for the registration of assessors
  • A tertiary qualification with at least a fourth year in the discipline
  • Business/lecturing experience for at least five years in the discipline or field
  • At least two years` examining experience
  • Not lecturing to IAC students in the subject which he/she examines
  • Membership of the Professional Institutes in the appropriate discipline (where applicable)
  • Able to set examination papers in English
  • Available in the time cycles after the examination for marking/moderation
  • Where the examiner is an academic, the moderator should ideally be a practitioner and vice versa
  • Qualified as an assessor with the SETA (this will become a requirement, for 2003) 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    2. Envirogreen 
    3. Explicit Communications 
    4. Growth Management Consulting 
    5. Josmap Training Institute 
    6. Kalideen Management 
    7. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    8. Kgolo Institute 
    9. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    10. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    11. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    12. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    13. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    14. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    15. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    16. Twin Peak Technologies 
    17. Umsenge SDCS 
    18. Vantage Training 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.