Deyana Isaacs - Programme Head: Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability
18 Mar. 2020
On 2 March 2020, the School of Public Leadership (SPL) welcomed the first 25 students to the Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability. These students completed a ten-day contact session covering the three first semester module content: Applied Public Accountability, which focuses on the fundamentals of development theory, public management, and policymaking; Applied Institutional Capacity Management, which focuses on data analytics and research methodology; and Managing Institutional Performance 3, which focuses on improved strategic, tactical, operational and financial management for public value.
The 120-credit NQF 7 Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability programme is motivated by the purpose of widening access to higher education and qualifications for furthering career development in the public sector. Many public sector employees do not have qualifications at the required level to provide them with opportunities for career advancement into the public management ranks and this programme helps by vertically bridging the gap between a Diploma (NQF 6) and Public Management postgraduate studies (NQF 8). It also diagonally provides for access into Public Management studies from other qualifications.
Some of the feedback included the following:
“Excellent skills and impressive knowledge of content."
“I learned so much and gained so much knowledge in this module."
“The course has been positive thus far. I would definitely recommend it to others."
We look forward to our second semester and many successful Advanced Diploma graduates!