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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Bachelor of Administration in Licensing Practice 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
91801  Bachelor of Administration in Licensing Practice 
ORIGINATOR
Lyceum College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CHE - Council on Higher Education  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National First Degree  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Public Administration 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  360  Not Applicable  NQF Level 07  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2024-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
This qualification is to develop a competent and professional work force to establish and maintain systems for the licensing of vehicles, drivers and a range of other related issues. The learner is introduced to the specific culture, opportunities and demands within the licensing environment by focusing on licensing legislation, procedures and practices. The skills, knowledge, values and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for a positive impact on social and economic transformation and the upliftment of all sectors within a democratic society.

This qualification is designed to provide opportunities to qualifying learners in:
  • Licensing departments.
  • Law enforcement agencies.
  • Municipal finances.
  • Provincial departments.
    Or
  • Institutions that focus on regulatory issues and licensing requirements.

    Rationale:
    Licensing practice plays a crucial role in society as it forms the backbone for a range of other legislative processes. A centralised register of vehicle ownership and drivers licenses is vital for an orderly law enforcement system. It also supports other systems within a broader context such as toll roads, business licenses, instructor of drivers' licenses, etc. Licensing services is an integral component of road safety as it regulates the entry of vehicles and drivers into the public sphere.

    Licensing practitioners operate in a number of sub-fields and a career orientated qualification will open more opportunities for learners within this profession. Current practice seems to indicate that learners obtain other qualifications and then enter the field of licensing practice without a specialised qualification. This qualification will therefore provide specific opportunities for learners who want to commence studies in Licensing Practice at an appropriate level i.e. at undergraduate level.

    The qualification will not only reflect the emphasis on licensing issues, but also a range of related competencies that will ensure that the qualifying learners are fully prepared for the challenges of a career that encompasses many spheres of society. The qualification has been finalised after consultation with professional practitioners in the field. The qualification will, inter alia, prepare learners to implement strategies and not only to theorise about cooperation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in the language of instruction of the Institution and the material, the general theoretical, practical and academic knowledge accomplished at NQF Level 4.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:
    An application for prior learning will be considered in accordance with the prescribed policies and procedures of the Institution. It implies that learning has been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal means, is recognised for the fulfilment of the requirements of this qualification or part thereof. It is required that through assessment practices, the learner shall demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills and values implicit in this qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning is performed by means of integrated assessment.

    Recognition of Prior Learning may allow for access and credits will be granted where competency in a specific module is established. All Recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body and is conducted by an experienced academic team.

    Access to the Qualification:
    The minimum admission requirements for this qualification are:
  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) granting access to Degree studies.
    Or
  • A National Certificate Vocational at NQF Level 4 granting access to Degree studies.
    Or
  • A relevant Diploma.

    Learners who do not meet the minimum requirements and are over 23 years of age and who have no National Senior Certificate but have work experience in the sector can submit a portfolio to be considered for admission. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification consists of the following modules at NQF Level 5, 6 and 7 totalling 360 Credits.

    Compulsory modules at NQF Level 5:
  • General Management, 20 Credits.
  • Concepts of Management Computing, 20 Credits.
  • Public Administration 1, 18 Credits.
  • Licensing Practice 1, 18 Credits.
  • Business Communication, 24 Credits.

    Optional modules at NQF Level 5 (choose one):
  • Public Relations 1, 20 Credits.
  • Office Management, 20 Credits.
  • Financial Accounting 1, 20 Credits.

    Totalling: 120 Credits.

    Compulsory modules at NQF Level 6:
  • Administrative Law, 24 Credits.
  • Law of Procedure and Evidence, 24 Credits.
  • Public Administration 2, 24 Credits.
  • Licensing Practice 2, 24 Credits.

    Optional modules at NQF Level 6 (choose one):
  • Risk Management, 24 Credits.
  • Public Relations 2, 24 Credits.
  • Financial Accounting 3, 24 Credits.

    Totalling: 120 Credits.

    Compulsory modules at NQF Level 7:
  • Public Administration 3, 30 Credits.
  • Licensing Practice 3, 30 Credits.

    Optional modules at NQF Level 7 (choose two):
  • Business Research, 30 Credits.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, 30 Credits.
  • Financial Accounting 3, 30 Credits.

    Totalling: 120 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The qualifying learner will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate a clear and coherent understanding of the principles underpinning licensing practice, public administration and a range of associated legislation.
    2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subject material in order to co-ordinate and manage an institutions' licensing system, compliance with a regulatory framework, policies and procedures.
    3. Critically analyse existing licensing practices and to promote best practice in a highly regulated licensing environment.
    4. Identify areas for improvement in licensing and vehicle testing practices.
    5. Analyse and interpret data related to vehicle and divers licensing.
    6. Manage, coordinate and control all relevant role players involved in this field.
    7. Manage and coordinate processes in consultation with a range of stakeholders; and Complete and report on the analysis of applicable data.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
    All the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are addressed in this qualification. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1. Public sector problems are solved in a systematic and creative way through problem identification and analysis.
    2. Resources and processes in a public context is managed demonstrating sound understanding.
    3. Own ideas and interests are articulated and promoted via effective oral and written communications.
    4. The contribution to Government through sound policy development competencies is demonstrated by producing sample policies.

    Integrated Assessment:
    This qualification will use both formative and summative assessment to assess the competencies of the learners. This Integrated Assessment will be in the form of tests, assignments, case studies and a portfolio of evidence. All assessment opportunities will be internally and externally moderated. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification is comparable with the following international qualifications in structure (foundation in administration) and duration (three year Bachelor's Degree).
    The University of Regina in Canada offers a Bachelor of Administration qualification which consists of 120 Credit hours of modules, including the qualifying year, distributed as follows:
  • 60 Credit hours of Administration modules.
  • 42 Credit hours of Arts and Science modules.
  • 18 Credit hours of open electives.
    The bulk of the credit hours of the Regina University qualification are administration modules.

    First Nations University of Canada offers the Bachelor of Administration qualification and it is designed to prepare learners for effective careers in the management of private, public and non-profit organisations. The curriculum helps learners develop the conceptual, human, technical and operational knowledge and skills that are critical for success.

    The Bachelor of Administration can lead to several career opportunities in Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Public Management, Hospitality, Tourism and Gaming Entertainment Management. With faculty providing knowledge of business practices and principles, each learner has the ability to thrive in many areas of business and public administration.

    Concordia University in Canada offers a Bachelor of Administration which provides learners with a fundamental grounding in administration and offers an opportunity to pursue a wide range of interests. The qualification consists of the following modules:
  • Contemporary Business Thinking.
  • Business Communication.
  • Business Statistics.
  • Financial Accounting.
  • Analysis of Markets.
  • Organisational Behaviour and Theory.
  • Marketing Management.
  • Production and Operations Management.
  • Management Information Systems.
  • Managerial Accounting.
  • Introduction to Finance.
  • Business Law and Ethics.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Strategy and Competition.

    The qualifying learner will have career opportunities as an/a:
  • Administrator.
  • Account Executive.
  • Hotel Manager.
  • Entrepreneur.
  • Event Organiser.
  • Customer Service Manager.

    The Concordia qualification even though it has a foundation in administration, seems to have a primary focus on Business Administration.

    Conclusion:
    The international qualifications have an administration foundation and a further specialisation in other modules in the economic and management sciences faculty or humanities faculty much like this qualification. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification provides learners with both horizontal and vertical articulation possibilities.

    Horizontal articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
  • A Bachelor of Administration in Public Administration.
  • A Bachelor of Administration in Public Management.

    Vertical articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
  • A Bachelor of Administration Honours in Public Administration.
  • A Bachelor of Administration Honours in Public Management. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation processes and procedures ensure that all learners are assessed in a consistent, accurate and well-designed manner. Moderation verifies that assessments are fair, reliable, valid, practicable and transparent and also evaluates assessor performance. The moderation will be done internally and externally by academics in the field. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The assessor must have:
  • A qualification in the related field which is at NQF Level 8 or above.
  • At least 5 years lecturing experience in the field. 

  • NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    1. Lyceum College 



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