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Diploma in Local Government Management

Faculty of Public Management & Local Government SAQA ID No. 99717 NQF 6 370 Credits 3 Years Register

The Diploma in Local Government Management has been designed to meet the workplace needs particularly in the fields of, but not limited to Local Government Management, the IDP, Service Delivery, the legislative and policy process, Local Government Finance, performance management and HRM. This qualification has been developed for the South African context of Public Management while drawing on themes from International Qualifications.

The main purpose of the programme is to, inter alia
• create a new calibre of local government cadres who promote developmental local government,
• promote equity by providing affordable access to public management education to learners previously denied such opportunities.

Section 1

Admission Requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate starting a Diploma or Degree or the National Certificate (Vocational) with appropriate subject combinations and level of achievement; or
  • Mature Age Exemption for students above the age of 23 years as set out in the Higher Education Regulations; or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Section 2

Module Breakdown

Diploma in Local Government Management  – Module Breakdown Year 1

Year 1 Total Credits: 120

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

DLGLGM511
Local Government Management 511
5
30
DLGIDP500
Integrated Development Planning 500
5
15
DLGINS511
Information Systems 511
5
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

DLGLGM512
Local Government Management 512
5
30
DLGPMN500
Public Management 500
5
15
DLGMFM500
Municipal Finance Management 500
5
15

Module Breakdown Year 2

Year 2 Total Credits: 120

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

DLGLGM621
Local Government Management 621
6
15
DLGLHR600
Local Government HRM 621
6
15
DLGLPP600
Local Government Policy Process 600
6
15
DLGLEP600
Local Government Ethics and Professionalism 600
6
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

DLGLGM622
Local Government Management 622
6
15
DLGLGP600
Local Government Procurement 622
6
15
DLGLHR600
Local Government HRM 600
6
15
DLGLED600
Local Economic Development 600
6
15

Module Breakdown Year 3

Year 3 Total Credits: 130

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

DLGLGM631
Local Government Management 631
6
15
DLGCBP600
Community-based Planning 600
6
15
DLGLPM600
Local Government Project Management 600
6
15
DLGDMN600
Disaster Management 600
6
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

DLGLGM632
Local Government Management 632
6
15
DLGLSD620
Local Government Service Delivery Mandates 600
6
15
DLGRSP600
Research Project 600
6
20
DLGWIL600
Work Integrated Learning 600
6
20
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