Local Government Councillor Practices (NQF Level 3)

Who Should Attend

• Employees in local government who facilitate relations between communities and other stakeholders.

• Councillors

Learning Assumed To Be In Place

Learners accessing this qualification should be competent in: • Communication at NQF Level 2.
• Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

Programme Description

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.

Programme Outcomes

  • 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 tothe public.
  • Participating in policy making.
  • Participating in decision-making pertaining to local government matters.
  • Passing by-laws.
  • Giving direction to the related administration.