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Further Education and Training Certificate : Public Admin. (SAQA ID 57824) Level 4



SAQA ID

QUALIFICATION TITLE

NQF LEVEL

MIN CREDITS

 

57824

 

FETC:  PUBLIC ADMINSTRATION

 

 

4

 

146

FETC:

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

ID 57824 LEVEL 4 – 146 CREDITS

 

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The FETC: Public Administration consists of Exit Level Outcomes covering service delivery, applying public sector policy and legislation in their respective work contexts, identifying and solving problems, communications and administration. The competencies covered in the proposed unit standards encapsulate the competencies required by public officials working at the operational level and responsible for implementing specific service delivery objectives within a public sector departmental context. This qualification enables transferability of skills between the private and the public sector.

The Certificate in Public Administration: Level 4 is aiming at producing knowledgeable, multi-skilled workers who are able to contribute to improved productivity and efficiency within the public sector. It should provide the means for current workers to receive recognition of prior learning, to upgrade their skills and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. It should also assist new entrants to the public sector.

The Certificate at NQF Level 4 allows the learner to work towards a nationally recognised qualification.

 

Qualifying learners should be able to follow various careers within the Public Sector's:

 

  • Financial Services
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Supervisory Administration

 

PROGRAM ALIGNMENT

 

This programme consists of EIGHT SKILLS PROGRAMS as follows and will be covered over a period of one year:

  1. Mathematics in Public Administration
  2. Communication in Public Administration
  3. Legal Aspects of Public Administration
  4. Principles of Management
  5. Managing People
  6. Local Government Administration and Management
  7.  Introduction to Public Administration
  8. Records Management

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

All learners accessing this qualification must be  competent in:

  • Communication at NQF Level 3.

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.

 

The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. Learner and Assessor will jointly decide on methods to determine prior learning and competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in the Qualification and the associated Unit Standards. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (QUAIL ID: 57824)

PROGRAMME ALIGNMENT

DATE

SKILLS PROGRAMS

 

TITLE OF UNIT STANDARDS

US ID No.

CREDITS

CREDITS PER SKILLS PROGRAM

FIRST MONTH

SKILLS PROGRAM 1

Mathematics in Public Administration

 

Mathematics in Public Administration

This SKILLS PROGRAM is a combination of 3 unit standards and is designed to ensure that learners have a foundational understanding of mathematical literacy.

Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems 

9015

6

 

 

16

Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts 

9016

4

Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues 

7468

6

 

Contact / Facilitation Days

6 DAYS

Workplace Application Days

14 DAYS

 

Theory

19 Hours

 

Practical

29 Hours

 

Assessments

2 Hours

 

 

SECOND

MONTH

 SKILLS PROGRAM 2

Communication in Public Administration

 

Communication in Public Administration

This SKILLS PROGRAM is a combination of 8 unit standards and is designed to ensure that learners who complete this section are well equipped to read, write, analyse written texts and communicate well both orally and in writing.

Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication 

119472

5

 

40

Interpret and use information from texts 

119457

5

Interpret a variety of literary texts

119466

5

Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts 

119465

5

Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts 

119462

5

Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts

119459

5

Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts

119469

5

Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment

12153

5

 

Contact / Facilitation Days

15 DAYS

Workplace Application Days

35 DAYS

 

Theory

48 Hours

 

Practical

72 Hours

 

Assessments

4 Hours

THIRD

MONTH

SKILLS PROGRAM 3

Legal Aspects of Public Administration

 

Legal Aspects of Public Administration

This SKILLS PROGRAM is a combination of 3 unit standards and is designed to ensure that learners who complete this section are well equipped with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.

Apply South African legislation and policy affecting public administration

120307

10

 

22

Discuss the selected legislative regulatory framework governing the public sector management and administration environment

119334

12

 

Contact / Facilitation Days

8 DAYS

Workplace Application Days

20 DAYS

 

Theory

16 Hours

 

Practical

24 Hours

 

Assessments

2 Hours

 

FOURTH

MONTH

SKILLS PROGRAM 4

Principles of Management

 

Principles of Management

This SKILLS PROGRAM is a combination of 3 unit standards and is designed to ensure that learners who complete this section will be able to research, plan strategically and produce business plans for their own businesses.

Demonstrate an ability to apply the principles of problem identification, analysis and decision-making within immediate work context

242902

6

 

16

Apply the Batho Pele principles to own work role and context

113955

4

Apply the principles of good customer service to achieve public sector objectives

242901

6

 

Contact / Facilitation Days

6 DAYS

Workplace Application Days

14 DAYS

 

Theory

19 Hours

 

Practical

29 Hours

 

Assessments

2 Hours

FIFTH

MONTH

SKILLS PROGRAM 5

Managing People

 

Managing People

This SKILLS PROGRAM is a combination of 3 unit standards. It ensures that learners understand the importance of leadership skills in managing/ working with either individuals or a team.

Motivate and build a team

242819

10

 

 

20

 

Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment

119332

10

 

Contact / Facilitation Days

9 DAYS

Workplace Application Days

20 DAYS

 

Theory

29 Hours

 

Practical

43 Hours

 

Assessments

2 Hours

 

SIXTH

MONTH

SKILLS PROGRAM 6

Local Government Administration and Management

 

Local Government Administration and Management

This SKILLS PROGRAM is a combination of 3 unit standards. It ensures that learners will be able to plan their daily business operations and implement successfully action plans that they would have developed.

Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context

113956

4

 

 

16

Apply administrative principles in the implementation of public sector procedures and work schedule

242900

6

Define overall public sector culture and values and apply to own work context

242903

6

 

Contact / Facilitation Days

6 DAYS

Workplace Application Days

14 DAYS

 

Theory

16 Hours

 

Practical

24 Hours

 

Assessments

2 Hours

SEVENTH

MONTH

SKILLS PROGRAM 7

Introduction to Public Administration

 

Introduction to Public Administration

This SKILLS PROGRAM is a combination of 3 unit standards. It ensures that learners will be able to finance and manage finances of their businesses. Learners will also be equipped with basic costing and pricing skills.

Demonstrate an understanding and apply the framework and overall mechanics of government in public sector policy

242880

6

 

6

 

Contact / Facilitation Days

2 DAYS

Workplace Application Days

6 DAYS

 

Theory

19 Hours

 

Practical

29 Hours

 

Assessments

2 Hours

EIGHTH

MONTH

SKILLS PROGRAM 8

Records Management

 

Records Management

This SKILLS PROGRAM is a combination of 2 unit standards. It ensures that learners will be equipped with business tendering and negotiation skills.

Apply principles of computerised systems to manage data and reports relevant to the public sector administration

119351

10

10

 

Contact / Facilitation Days

3 DAYS

Workplace Application Days

7 DAYS

 

Theory

13 Hours

 

Practical

19 Hours

 

Assessments

2 Hours

 

NINTH

MONTH

FINAL SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

TENTH

MONTH

FINALISING PORTFOLIOS OF EVIDENCE

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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