National Certificate: Ward Committee Governance - 57823

Level: 2
SAQA ID: 57823
LG Seta: LGRS-US-CK200-111205
Learnership Duration: 12 Months
Credits: 120
Contact Days: Customise to client-specific needs and learner experience/level
Target Market: Ward committee member; political representative; anyone seeking future employment in local government structure

Recommended entry requirements

Learners should be competent in the following:

  • Communication at NQF level 1
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF level 1

The purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners to apply the relevant competencies required for proactive participation as a Ward Committee member so that they achieve municipal objectives. 

The learning outcomes contained in this qualification are based on the competencies required to contribute to the effectiveness of municipal processes from a Ward Committee perspective. These competencies relate to: 

  • Conducting or participating in formal and informal meetings to achieve Ward Committee objectives.
  • Involvement in and giving advice on municipal projects.
  • Assisting in implementing municipal objectives and overall objectives of Local Government by displaying an understanding of core municipal functions as they relate to a Ward Committee context.
  • Facilitating relations between Local Government and citizens to effectively support the implementation of its objectives.
  • Facilitating service delivery in a Ward Committee context. 


The learners entering this qualification may come from various backgrounds and will be persons who have been nominated by their community onto a Ward Committee to represent the needs of the community, while archiving municipal objectives. It will create an opportunity for the learner to be exposed to various municipal processes and pursue a learning pathway in counselling for Local Government. The qualifying learner will be able to participate actively in overall democracy through proactive community involvement in local government processes.

Qualification rules

This qualification requires a total of 120 credits as listed below:


Fundamental component:

Fundamental: all 36 credits


Core component:

Core: all 62 credits


Elective component:

Learners are required to achieve 22 of the possible 46 elective credits

Exit level outcomes

On completion of this qualification, the learner will be able to:

  1. Conduct formal meetings to achieve Ward Committee objectives. 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding and apply the role of Ward Committee member in the context of core municipal processes. 
  3. Display an understanding of core municipal functions and Ward Committee in these functions. 
  4. Facilitate service delivery in ward committee context.