Good Governance, Sustainable Development and Resilience in Africa Online Course | iQ Academy

Good Governance, Sustainability and Resilience in Africa

Online Short Course

Launch Offer: Get R750 off when you register. Valid until 31 Dec 2019.

Position yourself for success. Get online access to expert teaching on the latest concepts of African governance and sustainable development.

Expert Curriculum

Current South African content

Online - study anywhere, anytime

Flexible payment options

Innovative student portal

  • Expert Curriculum

    Developed with industry experts

  • Up to date content

    Developed for South Africa

  • Study online

    Anywhere, anytime

  • Study at your own pace

    No exam sittings

  • Flexible payment options

    Matched to your affordability

  • Innovative student portal

    Stay in touch with your dedicated Tutor

Over 20,000 students have successfully completed a short course with iQA.

Are you ready to join us?
Send an enquiry and one of our Student Advisors will call you back to:
1. Complete the Application Form over the phone.
2. Advise you immediately if you are admitted to study at iQA.

About this course

This online short course empowers public servants with proficiency in their understanding of the principles of good governance and sustainable development. Additionally, they can expect to expand their practical application skills in the areas of policy frameworks, sustainable development, project design, and administration in whatever their sphere of influence in government.

This expert curriculum is designed and endorsed by South Africa’s leading academics in the African Governance and Sustainable Development space. The online access makes learning easy, especially when combined with the help of a dedicated tutor and access to our innovative student portal.

  • Study Method

    Online

  • Course Duration

    Self-paced: 6-18 Months

  • Study Time

    150 hours in total

    3 hours/week

    (complete in 12 mnths)

Study Method

Online

Self-paced

Course Duration

Min 6 months
Max 18 months

Study Time

150 hours in total

3 hours per week

(12 months)

Price and Payment Options

Course Fee

The fees are all inclusive – there are no hidden costs.

Monthly Payments Options

  • R633 pm x 18 months
  • R950 pm x 12 months
  • Debit order
  • No registration fee, but a deposit may be required subject to affordability

Full Payment

  • R11,400
  • No registration fee
  • EFT, Ozow (iPay), Credit or Debit Card (PayGate)

Admission requirements

  • Minimum Grade 12, 18 years +
  • Proficient in English
  • Access to a reliable internet connection – no textbooks – the course is fully online
  • Email account
  • Smartphone or PC – you can do the course entirely on your smartphone!

What you need to enrol:

South African citizens:

  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of highest school qualification

Non South Africa citizens:

  • Certified copy of passport
  • Certified copy of study permit
  • Certified copy of SAQA evaluation

Modules in this course

  • Context and Principles of Good Governance
  • Global Sustainable Development Agenda
  • Towards Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Designing and Managing Sustainable Development Projects in Africa

Ready to take the next step?

Take a free virtual tour of this short course or send an Enquiry and a Student Advisor will call you back!

Who this short course is for

This course is for those in the public sector and the NGO world, tasked with projects concerning sustainable development, policy formulation and execution, and establishing and implementing the principles of good government.

  • Public servants responsible for the formulation and execution of policy
  • Those in any sphere or department or ministry of government who are responsible for development projects
  • People working in NGOs, development agencies, and parastatals and are involved in executing public policy
  • Those wanting to gain an in-depth understanding of what good governance and resilience entails and how sustainable development is influencing Africa’s growth
  • People aiming to drive and lead sustainable change on the African continent
  • People seeking niche skills in public governance
  • City planners wanting to be up to date with latest trends in SMART Cities
  • AU, UN, SADEC and UNESCO representatives working in Africa

This course equips you with:

  • Identify the principles of and perspectives to good governance
  • Assess the nature of policy and strategic frameworks for good governance
  • Determine the significance of whole-of-government planning for sustainable development
  • Evaluate the nature of contemporary development thought and outline the pillars of sustainability
  • Analyse the content of the 17 post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Assess the status of sustainable development governance in Africa
  • Establish the link between good urban governance and city resilience
  • Explain the nature of projects in sustainable governance

Do you need more information?

Take a free virtual tour of this short course or download the Course Brochure

Exciting career opportunities

  • Director and Deputy Director in government departments
  • Junior, Mid and Senior Manager in governmental departments
  • Policy Director or Manager
  • City Manager
  • Urban Planner
  • Waste Planner
  • Project Manager
  • Community Development Officer
  • Socio-Economic Strategy Developer
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Public Sector Consultant

Learn online, at your own pace!

The Good Governance, Sustainability and Resilience in Africa Short Course is fully online and has been designed flexibly so you can study at your own pace:

  • Course material provided in digital and e-book format
  • Learn anywhere, anytime with a mobile first design
  • 3h per week to complete in 12 months, if you have more spare time you can complete the course sooner
  • Access to a dedicated tutor, student community forums and innovative student portal
  • Plus get FREE access to our exclusive Do Life modules that help you build everyday life skills

DO Life, just a little bit better!

DO Life is a FREE, value-add series of micro courses available to all iQ Students! Boost your everyday life skills using your phone, anywhere, any time.

Exciting topics include money matters, entrepreneurship, careers and many more! Check them out on your iCan student portal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a short course?

A Short Course is a short learning programme that focuses on equipping you with a specific skillset. However, it is non-credit-bearing, which means it does not carry credits towards a registered qualification in terms of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

I’m new to online learning, where do I start?

Log on to the iCan student portal and find the orientation module in your course. The module gives you all the information you need to help you navigate and become familiar with the workings of your online course.

Do I need to be online all the time to study?

No, each module has an eBook containing all the course material. You can download the eBook to your device and work through the material while you’re offline.

How do I get academic support?

A dedicated tutor is available online to provide support and assistance. They can answer your questions via iCan messages or the discussion forums. Your tutor can also be contacted by email or telephone.

How do I submit assignments?

For this course, you will submit your assignments online. Find instructions on how submissions work on your online learning orientation module, which is on the iCan student portal. You will be able to do your assignment online and get your results instantly.

What do I get, after I complete this course?

Once you complete your course, you will get a short course certificate. To qualify for this certification, you must:

  • Pass all your assignments
  • Pay up your student account
  • Email clear copy of your ID document to certificate@iqa.ac.za  or fax to 086 758  4800

If I am not in government or working in development, am I still able to do this course?

Although the course is recommended for those who are already in government or have a career in the NGO sector, this does not mean people from other fields or those starting out are excluded. If you qualify for the entry requirements of the course: i.e. you possess a grade 12 and are at least 18 years old with the ability to read and write in English, which is the language of

Instruction, then you can register for the course.

Launch Offer: Get R750 off when you register. Valid until 31 Dec 2019.