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.
The qualifying learner will be able to: