Policy Development

Public and development sector managers are confronted with endless challenges as they strive to implement policies. Despite numerous policies being developed, often only insignificant change is achieved. The challenges of policy implementation for managers in the public and development sector are not unique. The complex reasons for unsuccessful policy implementation in the public and development sector will be examined in this programme. This course will also explore the complexity of forces and factors that surround policy development and management.

Credits: 8

NQF level: 5

Exit Level Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of policy development, analysis and management process;

Be familiar with key tools of policy analysis;

Identify and manage key stakeholders effectively;

Monitor and evaluate policies;

Apply policy processes in their own work environment;

Respond proactively to critical factors in the process of policy development and management;

Align departmental policies with national and provincial policies;

Be familiar with key policy success and failure factors; and

Structure and develop a policy document.


This course is accredited by the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA). On completion, the following certification will be awarded:

A PSETA Statement of Results will be awarded to all delegates who successfully complete the unit standards’ portfolio requirements; or

A Regenesys Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all delegates who attended all training sessions, but who do not complete any portfolio requirements successfully.


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