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50060 Public Administration NQF5

This qualification (50060 – National Certificate: Public Administrationis to provide a structured programme for public officials that work with senior management officials so as to provide support to strategic leadership and management needed to transform all spheres of government. The need for well-qualified efficient, client-oriented public officials is therefore identified as a priority in all the three spheres of government. The National Certificate in Public Administration (NQF Level 5) is aimed at practitioners working in the public sector. It is a qualification in a career pathway towards an accomplished public administration and management specialist.

The National Certificate in Public Administration consists of Exit Level Outcomes covering service delivery, knowledge management, formulation of public sector policies, risk management, applying the public sector legislative framework, managing people, leadership, financial administration, project management and information technology for the public sector. The competencies covered in the proposed unit standards encapsulate the competencies required by public officials working at the operational level.

The qualification will therefore enhance the ability of the qualifying learner as a public finance official to perform the necessary administration tasks expected as well as improve management abilities. In this way, the qualification enhances transferability of skills within different spheres of the public sector. At the same time, a learner will gain a firm foundation required for furthering studies at NQF levels 6 and 7. This qualification enables transferability of skills between the private and public sector.

With regard to the implementation of public administration and management reforms, the qualification serves, as a basis of an effective implementation process by defining and identifying those competencies required by technical public officials. The possession of relevant knowledge, skills and attitude by public officials is crucial to the implementation of public sector administration and management reforms. Thus, the qualification contributes to the upfliftment of South African economy in line with the aims of existing skills development legislations through enhancing of skill levels of public sector employees.

Qualifying learners could follow a career within the Public Sector’s:

  • Financial Services.
  • Administration.
  • Management.
  • Accounting.
  • Project/Public Entity Management.

Our pricing is different from region to region, depending on the cost of the venue hire and transport. Pricing will also be confirmed on the individual booking form. Also note that we are NOT VAT Registered and do not charge our clients VAT. All prices quotes is inclusive.

HOW COST IS ABSORBED

40%

29%

30%

1%

  • Venue Hire
  • Facilitator cost
  • Catering
  • Teas & coffees
  • Printing & binding
  • Class Stationary
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Forum maintenance
  • Marketing
  • Staff cost
  • Assessment
  • Moderation Int.
  • Moderation Ext.
  • SETA Audit
  • Registration
  • Certificates

QUALIFICATION DETAILS

SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
50060  National Certificate: Public Administration 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  141  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Unit Stds Based 

SUMMARY

  • 27 Days of classroom. (Quickest 12 month to as long as it takes you – unlimited)
  • KwaZulu-Natal Region R29000
  • Western Cape & Gauteng R29000
  • Current price list is structured on our normal price list. Learners can book for any course as they progress. (No need to book or pay in one go)

List of modules/Unit Standards:

ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core 120310 Apply client service techniques to improve service delivery 5 6
Core 115405 Apply principles of knowledge management to organisational transformation 5 10
Core 120303 Apply principles of risk management 5 8
Core 120307 Apply South African legislation and policy affecting public administration 5 10
Core 15237 Build teams to meet set goals and objectives 5 3
Core 15216 Create opportunities for innovation and lead projects to meet innovative ideas 5 4
Core 120301 Formulate and evaluate public sector policies and regulations 5 8
Core 114226 Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace 5 8
Core 116928 Manage diversity in the workplace 5 14
Core 119336 Manage the development and performance of human capital in the public sector 5 12
Core 15222 Promote a learning culture in an organisation 5 3
Core 120306 Manage service delivery improvement 6 8
Fundamental 120304 Analyse, interpret and communicate information 5 9
Fundamental 119342 Apply knowledge of ethical principles, standards and professional conduct in public sector management and administration 5 8
Fundamental 119332 Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment 5 10
Elective 10142 Fulfill procurement activities and supervise procurement administration 4 8
Elective 114585 Plan strategically to improve business performance 4 4
Elective 119348 Apply selected GRAP (Generally Recognised Accounting Practices) to periodic accounting reporting process 5 12
Elective 115407 Apply the principles of change management in the workplace 5 10
Elective 115823 Gather and manage information for decision-making 5 5
Elective 117390 Identify and interpret related labour legislation and its impact on the workplace and ensure compliance 5 20
Elective 114879 Promote a productivity improvement strategy 5 10
Elective 10146 Supervise a project team of a developmental project to deliver project objectives 5 14
Elective 115196 Establish, implement and control procurement processes 6 12
Elective 10080 Formulate, design and implement customer service delivery systems and processes 6 8
Elective 10079 Measure and analyse customer service levels 6 12

57824 Public Administration NQF4

This qualification (57824 – Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration ) is to provide a structured programme for public officials that work in support of senior management officials in providing for service delivery objectives. The need for well-qualified efficient, client-oriented public officials is therefore identified as a priority in all the three spheres of government. The FETC: Public Administration is aimed at practitioners working in the public sector. It is a qualification in a career pathway towards an accomplished public administration and management specialist.

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 possession of relevant knowledge, skills and attitude by public officials is crucial to the implementation of public sector administration and management reforms.

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

Our pricing is different from region to region, depending on the cost of the venue hire and transport. Pricing will also be confirmed on the individual booking form. Also note that we are NOT VAT Registered and do not charge our clients VAT. All prices quotes is inclusive.

HOW COST IS ABSORBED

40%

29%

30%

1%

  • Venue Hire
  • Facilitator cost
  • Catering
  • Teas & coffees
  • Printing & binding
  • Class Stationary
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Forum maintenance
  • Marketing
  • Staff cost
  • Assessment
  • Moderation Int.
  • Moderation Ext.
  • SETA Audit
  • Registration
  • Certificates

QUALIFICATION DETAILS

SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
57824  Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  146  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 


SUMMARY

  • 27 Days of classroom. (Quickest 12 month to as long as it takes you – unlimited)
  • KwaZulu-Natal Region R29000
  • Western Cape & Gauteng R29000
  • Current price list is structured on our normal price list. Learners can book for any course as they progress. (No need to book or pay in one go)

List of modules/Unit Standards:

ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core 113955 Apply the Batho Pele principles to own work role and context 3 4
Core 113956 Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context 3 4
Core 242900 Apply administrative principles in the implementation of public sector procedures and work schedule 4 6
Core 242901 Apply the principles of good customer service to achieve public sector objectives 4 6
Core 242903 Define overall public sector culture and values and apply to own work context 4 6
Core 242902 Demonstrate an ability to apply the principles of problem identification, analysis and decision-making within immediate work context 4 6
Core 242880 Demonstrate an understanding and apply the framework and overall mechanics of government in public sector policy 4 6
Core 119351 Apply principles of computerised systems to manage data and reports relevant to the public sector administration 5 10
Core 120307 Apply South African legislation and policy affecting public administration 5 10
Core 119334 Discuss the selected legislative regulatory framework governing the public sector management and administration environment 5 12
Fundamental 119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication 3 5
Fundamental 119466 Interpret a variety of literary texts 3 5
Fundamental 119457 Interpret and use information from texts 3 5
Fundamental 119465 Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts 3 5
Fundamental 9015 Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems 4 6
Fundamental 119462 Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts 4 5
Fundamental 119469 Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts 4 5
Fundamental 9016 Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts 4 4
Fundamental 7468 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues 4 6
Fundamental 12153 Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment 4 5
Fundamental 119459 Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts 4 5
Elective 243263 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anti-corruption issues in the Public Sector 4 5
Elective 11473 Manage individual and team performance 4 8
Elective 242819 Motivate and Build a Team 4 10
Elective 242861 Participate in budget and general financial management processes within own public sector work context 4 6
Elective 242811 Prioritise time and work for self and team 4 5
Elective 10981 Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams) 4 12
Elective 119345 Apply principles, regulations and legislation underlying supply chain management in the public sector 5 15
Elective 119346 Apply sound communication principles in the coordination of selected public sector communications programmes 5 10
Elective 243264 Customise an anti-corruption strategy at operational level for a Public Sector Department 5 5
Elective 120360 Demonstrate understanding of financial and accounting principles for public entities 5 12
Elective 119332 Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment 5 10

 

Seta Mandatory & Discretionary grant regulations declared invalid 21st Aug. 2015

On 3 December 2012, the SETA Grant Regulations were gazetted (Government Gazette no. 35940). These come into effect on 1 April 2013. There were many major substantial changes in the new regulations and these may have serious implications for skills development in our country.

Some of the main changes were:

  1. That the mandatory grant to employers is reduced from 50% to 20%.
  2. Any unclaimed mandatory grants must be transferred by the 15 August each financial year into the discretionary fund.
  3. Discretionary grants will mainly be paid for programmes offered by public FET colleges and universities.

As a result‚ these funds could be spent on national skills initiatives that were not related to workplace training.

Labour Court has set aside certain aspects of the 2012 Seta Grant Regulations‚ declaring them invalid!

The Labour Court’s judgment on Friday 21st of August 2015 declared both regulations to be invalid‚ and it set them aside with effect from March 31 2016.

The court found that Mr Nzimande had failed to consult the National Skills Authority as required by law.

The court also ruled that the minister had acted irrationally by reducing the mandatory grant to employers as set out in the Skills Development Act. The minister had exceeded his powers by prescribing that surplus Seta funds be moved to the National Skills Fund.

The minister was ordered to pay all costs of the application, and Seta’s now have a period of about six months to prepare for the return to the previous skills-funding regime effective in March 2016.

Busa said on Monday it viewed the judgment as a significant decision that reinforced the rule of law and that reasserted the importance of workplace skills training programmes in SA.

Public Speaking Skills

Every public speaker should be able to:

Research a topic – Good speakers stick to what they know. Great speakers research what they need to convey their message.
Focus – Help your audience grasp your message by focusing on your message. Stories, humour, or other “sidebars” should connect to the core idea. Anything that doesn’t needs to be edited out.
Organize ideas logically – A well-organized presentation can be absorbed with minimal mental strain. Bridging is key.
Employ quotations, facts, and statistics – Don’t include these for the sake of including them, but do use them appropriately to complement your ideas.
Master metaphors – Metaphors enhance the understandability of the message in a way that direct language often can not.
Tell a story – Everyone loves a story. Points wrapped up in a story are more memorable, too!
Start strong and close stronger – The body of your presentation should be strong too, but your audience will remember your first and last words (if, indeed, they remember anything at all).
Incorporate humour – Knowing when to use humour is essential. So is developing the comedic timing to deliver it with greatest effect.
Vary vocal pace, tone, and volume – A monotone voice is like fingernails on the chalkboard.
Punctuate words with gestures – Gestures should complement your words in harmony. Tell them how big the fish was, and show them with your arms.
Utilize 3-dimensional space – Chaining yourself to the lectern limits the energy and passion you can exhibit. Lose the notes, and lose the chain.
Complement words with visual aids – Visual aids should aid the message; they should not be the message. Read slide:ology or the Presentation Zen book and adopt the techniques.
Analyze your audience – Deliver the message they want (or need) to hear.
Connect with the audience – Eye contact is only the first step. Aim to have the audience conclude “This speaker is just like me!” The sooner, the better.
Interact with the audience – Ask questions (and care about the answers). Solicit volunteers. Make your presentation a dialogue.
Conduct a Q&A session – Not every speaking opportunity affords a Q&A session, but understand how to lead one productively. Use the Q&A to solidify the impression that you are an expert, not (just) a speaker.
Lead a discussion – Again, not every speaking opportunity affords time for a discussion, but know how to engage the audience productively.
Obey time constraints – Maybe you have 2 minutes. Maybe you have 45. Either way, customize your presentation to fit the time allowed, and respect your audience by not going over time.
Craft an introduction – Set the context and make sure the audience is ready to go, whether the introduction is for you or for someone else.
Exhibit confidence and poise – These qualities are sometimes difficult for a speaker to attain, but easy for an audience to sense.
Handle unexpected issues smoothly – Maybe the lights will go out. Maybe the projector is dead. Have a plan to handle every situation.
Be coherent when speaking off the cuff – Impromptu speaking (before, after, or during a presentation) leaves a lasting impression too. Doing it well tells the audience that you are personable, and that you are an expert who knows their stuff beyond the slides and prepared speech.
Seek and utilize feedback – Understand that no presentation or presenter (yes, even you!) is perfect. Aim for continuous improvement, and understand that the best way to improve is to solicit candid feedback from as many people as you can.
Listen critically and analyze other speakers – Study the strengths and weakness of other speakers.
Act and speak ethically – Since public speaking fears are so common, realize the tremendous power of influence that you hold. Use this power responsibly.

How does BEE apply to the Public Sector

BEE is applicable to public sector entities, both in terms of:
1. how each public sector entity is rated internally for BEE purposes and accordingly the BEE Status Level that that specific public sector entity has achieved, and
2. how public sector entities must utilise the principles of BEE to measure third party suppliers for procurement, licenses and similar activities.
1. Internal BEE Measurement
S3 of Code Series 000 Statement 000 of the Codes provides that the various public entities are measurable under the Codes.

Code Series 000 Statement 004 specifies that Public Sector Entities are to be measured in accordance with the Scorecard for Specialised Entities. The Scorecard for Specialised Entities is essentially an adjusted Scorecard measuring 6 BEE elements and excluding ownership.
2. BEE principles in relation to third party suppliers

S10 of the B-BBEE Act requires organs of state to apply the Codes when entering into decisions affecting:
• Procurement;
• Licensing and concessions
• public private partnerships (PPP’s);
• The sale of state-owned entities.
Procurement Scoring System
Public sector procurement is governed by the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (“the PPPFA”).
The PPPFA provides a scoring system for assessing suppliers in relation to the award of public sector procurement. The score achieved by the supplier is essentially calculated in accordance with 2 components:
1. General Factors (eg. price, delivery time, quality etc.); and
2. BEE Factors
Until recently there has been no alignment between the PPPFA and the BEE Codes. The BEE Factors considered have been variable at the discretion of the body that issued the tender. Historically the BEE Factors that have been primarily utilised have been the black ownership and management credentials of the supplier
As of 7 December 2011 however, new Regulations to the PPPFA will come into effect requiring that public sector enterprises must utilise the supplier’s BEE Scorecard in calculating the score achieved in relation to the BEE Factors.
The value of the tender will affect the allocation of points between the General Factors and the BEE Factors, as follows:
For tenders with a value of below R1 Million:
• 80 points are allocated towards the General Factors; and
• 20 points are allocated towards the BEE Factors.
For tenders with a value of above R1 Million:
• 90 points are allocated towards the General Factors; and
• 10 points are allocated towards the BEE Factors.
The number of points achieved under the BEE Factors component will be calculated in accordance with the BEE Status Level of a supplier, as determined by their BEE Scorecard, as follows:
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