Want to master management and governance to advance your career in the public sector?
The South African Government is the single largest employer in the country, and recently committed to spend more than R800-billion over three years, on national infrastructure development.
Meet the increasing demand for well-qualified, public-oriented officials who can manage service delivery ethically and earn the University certificate you need to compete for a management and leadership role in the public sector.
Register for the UCT Public Management and Governance online short course and learn how to:
Lead and manage successful teams in the public sector with an in-demand, values-driven skill set
Identify and effectively manage situations unique to the context of the public sector
Address the values, ethics and competencies related to public administration in developing countries
Develop your policy and evaluation expertise with real-world skills and practical applications
Gain the skills and knowledge needed to drive effective change in your community. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:
Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
Course Module 1 Introduction to public management
Course Module 2 The political-administrative relationship
Course Module 3 Public finance management
Course Module 4 Policy management
Course Module 5 Policy monitoring and evaluation
Course Module 6 Organisational behaviour and human resource management
Course Module 7 Decentralised service management in local government
Course Module 8 Ethics and governance
Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)
On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market. Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.
At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.
PROF ROBERT CAMERON
When do I start?
Our next available short course starts 27 April 2020.
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.