Certificate for entry into the SMS (Senior Management Service)
To strengthen the recruitment process at Senior Management Service level and to ensure that senior managers are competent in their job role.
The course is applicable to public servants and citizens who wish to apply for a position in the Senior Management Service of the Public Service.
What are the minimum qualifications and experience required to be appointed into the Senior Management Service of the Public Service?
Before you enrol for the course, take note of the additional requirements:
|SMS Level||Minimum requirements|
|Years of experience|
|13||Undergraduate qualification at NQF Level 7||Five years’ experience at middle management level|
|14||Undergraduate qualification at NQF Level 7||Five years’ experience at senior management level|
|15 and 16||Postgraduate qualification at NQF Level 8||Eight years’ experience at senior management level:|
For an individual who is expected to function as a Head of Department at least three years of this experience must be with an organ of State
This course is non-credit bearing. Once all course requirements have been met, participants will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.
Participants can learn at a time and pace that suits them. It takes approximately 120 hours to complete the course inclusive of all assessment activities.
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