Oversight and accountability are elementary principles of good governance. The purpose of this qualification is to provide members of oversight and accounts committees with a training standard that will ultimately enable them to more effectively discharge their oversight duties. Qualifying learners will understand the multi-faceted context wherein which oversight and
accounts committees operate. Qualifying learners will be empowered to scrutinise whether government and public departments spend funds, which is allocated to them, in an efficient, effective and ethical manner while applying sound financial management and principles.
Qualifying learners will have an in-depth understanding of what is expected of serving committee members and have the practical skills necessary to prioritise, select and apply methodologies or strategies related to the relevant context or situation; delegate and manage the gathering of information; interrogate the information compiled; formulate and direct questions during a hearing and make informed decisions and recommendations to the respective committees and the legislatures.
EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES:
- Scrutinise public expenditure to determine accountability of the executive. Range: Executive refers to all three spheres of government national, provincial and local.
- Ensure good governance and ethical practices and adherence to public finance management principles.
- Enforce adherence to legislative requirements.
- Make recommendations for corrective action.
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