Certificate for entry into the SMS (Senior Management Service)

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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.

Purpose

To strengthen the recruitment process at Senior Management Service level and to ensure that senior managers are competent in their job role.


Target group

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 LevelMinimum requirements
Qualification
Years of experience
13Undergraduate qualification at NQF Level 7Five years’ experience at middle management level
14Undergraduate qualification at NQF Level 7Five years’ experience at senior management level
15 and 16Postgraduate qualification at NQF Level 8Eight 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

Accreditation

This course is non-credit bearing. Once all course requirements have been met, participants will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.


Duration

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.

You can register for the Certificate for entry into the SMS on the School of Government websiteClick here to access and register

Read more on the School of Government website

*Source: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/

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