The Higher Certificate in Local Government and Development Management aims to build the capacity of local government officials and those wishing to join the public sector. The programme provides foundational learning in the functional areas of local government and development management.

This programme also empowers students with a high level of professional expertise together with a broad range of managerial skills in the local government sector. This qualification is tailor made for the local government environment, allowing managers and councillors to meet their different professional needs while keeping up-to-date with the latest issues.

The programme ensures that students gain knowledge, skills and competencies in the principles and practices of local government management enabling them to make a difference in the delivery of services to local communities.

This programme is offered through online learning. Each module is delivered over a 5 week period.



Completion of the Higher Certificate meets the minimum entry requirement for admission to an appropriate Advanced Certificate. A Higher Certificate may also allow access to an appropriate Bachelor’s degree.




Embark on a trajectory leading to positions such as:

  • Public Administrator
  • Local Government Official
  • Municipal Councillor
  • Compliance Monitoring Officer