The purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners to apply leadership competencies to ensure service excellence.


Learners will develop competencies to utilise leadership skills to enhance service delivery in a specific sector or context. Individual learners will benefit through enhancing their personal competencies, knowledge and skills so as to be able to complete tasks required in their employment contracts and by legislation, relating to:



The qualification will enhance the ability of the qualifying learner as a public finance official to perform the necessary administration tasks expected as well as improve management abilities. In this way, the qualification enhances transferability of skills within different spheres of the public sector. At the same time, a learner will gain a firm foundation required for furthering studies at NQF levels 6 and 7. This qualification enables transferability of skills between the private and public sector.


The purpose of this qualification is to provide a structured programme for public officials that work with senior management officials so as to provide support to strategic leadership and management needed to transform all spheres of government. The need for well-qualified efficient, client-oriented public officials is therefore identified as a priority in all the three spheres of government. The National Diploma in Public Finance Management and Administration (NQF level 5) is aimed at practitioners working in the public sector.


The purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners to apply strategic level financial management competencies to ensure effective, efficient and economical utilisation of public funds and resources at local government level.

Learners will develop competencies to manage strategic planning and budgeting processes, financial management processes and internal control, auditing and reporting processes.

LifeLine Johannesburg Corporate Training

LifeLine Johannesburg is affiliated with Lifeline Southern Africa and LifeLine International. What initially started as a counselling service over 50 years ago expanded to community work in many areas and one of our sustainability arms was our Corporate Division which actually created out of the demand from people who had attended our community training to share these vital skills in the workplace. Our approach to training in Corporates had to adapt to being slicker and to train the essential EQ topics using workplace rather than personal scenarios.

Macros and VBA for Excel: Unleash the power in your PC

Using Macros and VBA in Excel can help you dramatically improve the usability and efficiency of your spreadsheets. While formulas and functions are great tools, macros takes things to a whole new level particularly for repetitive tasks and regular reports.

Learn how you can transform your excel spreadsheets by attending our course called Macros and VBA for Excel: Unleash the Power in your PC.

The course covers the following key topics:

First Aid Level 1

This unit standard is for persons required to assess the emergency situation and providing basic life support and basic first aid in order to stabilise patients prior to transfer to the emergency services.


A learner accredited with this standard will be able to demonstrate applied competence in occupational health, safety awareness of environmental issues and general housekeeping based on statutory and industry requirements.

Training Force

Training Force is a registered training providerfocused on providing industry and job-speciöc skills assessments and training interventions that will equip people to access work opportunities across all industry sectors. Our training programmes are aligned with South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and accredited with SETA Quality Assurancedepartments.

Since our establishment in 2003, we have provided over 3 000 companies with training interventions that haveupskilled over 25 000 workers through our branches across South Africa.

People Management

Many factors determine whether a business succeeds or fails, but the “people factor” is the most important. People are a business. Everything a business does, from product and service development, production and delivery, investment, expansion and use of technology, to marketing, sales and account control is people-dependent. How people are managed in a business is critical to its success. If managers are not performing well how can the rest of the team and therefore the company?

Bridging the Gap: from Specialist to Manager

In business it is very often the technical expert who becomes the sales consultant. Usually no-one knows or understands the company’s products better than they do. But selling is a whole new ball game! Suddenly interpersonal skills, relationship building, the art of persuasion, delivering compelling presentations and selling itself constitute part of the new skill set required.

First Aid level 1 (2 days)

First Aid Level 1 Training is for persons required to assess the emergency situation and providing basic Life Support and basic First Aid in order to stabilise patients prior to the arrival of Emergency Services.

People that have undergone First Aid Level 1 Training will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management, demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology, assess an emergency situation, apply First Aid procedures to a life-threatening situation and treat common injuries.

Modeling in Excel for Analysts & Accountants

Reporting and decision making can be made so much easier with the ability to develop financial or analytical models in Excel with ease.

There are many functions available in Excel that are not well known that can make all the difference.

So if you or someone in your team would like to transform your reporting and analytical ability attend AstroTech’s training programme called “Modeling in Excel for Analysts & Accountants”.

The course will cover the following topics:

Technical Person to Successful Sales Person

In business it is very often the technical expert who becomes the sales consultant. Usually no-one knows or understands the company’s products better than they do.

But selling is a whole new ball game! Suddenly interpersonal skills, relationship building, the art of persuasion, delivering compelling presentations and selling itself constitute part of the new skill set required.

The Disciplinary Hearing: Doing it Right!

Once you need to initiate or chair a disciplinary hearing it is not the time to start learning what’s involved. As a manager or supervisor this is an important part of your skills set. Making a mistake can be costly, both financially and in terms of company credibility. Therefore it’s important to get it right the first time and every time. To make sure you understand the process in full, attend AstroTech’s training course entitled “The Disciplinary Hearing: Do it right!”.

The course will cover the following topics:

Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Personal Excellence and Effective Leadership

It has become increasingly apparent that people with high levels of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) are more successful in business and in their professional lives than those who just have high levels of "traditional intelligence".

EQ explains why some people excel while others who appear to be of a similar calibre lag behind. EQ helps us to manage our lives and our interactions with others thereby contributing to both personal excellence and greater leadership capabilities.

Mastering Leadership & Management Skills

Good leadership ability coupled with solid management skills can have a significant impact on your workplace effectiveness and consequent career progression.

Without these core competencies under control, the workplace can be an extremely harsh environment.

Fortunately, leadership and management skills can be developed and to assist managers with achieving their ultimate potential and in being more effective and productive to their organisation, AstroTech is offering a course which covers the following key topics:

The Executive Management Programme- The Big 7 Elements for an Effective Business Leader


In order to succeed in the business world, managers are increasingly coming under pressure to have a more holistic understanding of business as a whole.

To provide maximum benefit to their organizations, it is important for managers to not only understand their own area of specialty but to also have a good working understanding of business as a whole.

The Ultimate Sales Manager

You already excel at selling: Now you need to develop a completely different set of skills to inspire, motivate and manage a sales team for maximum productivity and profit.

The critical role of the Sales Manager transcends the mere tracking and reporting of statistics and has evolved into a role which requires proactive leadership, outstanding communication, effective decision making, and above all, motivating others to achieve top performance.

Business Communications & Report Writing

To achieve in the business world you have to be able to write well. Sometimes the only window that senior management has to you & your performance is through the reports that you write.

Report writing is central to decision making & progress reporting and this is often achieved through documents such as proposals, business cases and status reports.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Accountancy & Finance is the language of business and those who do not understand it are significantly disadvantaged. In reality business finance has a few key concepts wrapped up in technical jargon which, without too much effort, the basics can be mastered. However, for those unfamiliar, the whole world of finance can be incredibly daunting. So if you haven't been trained to prepare a budget, read financial statements, analyse figures, cut costs, etc, then this course is just for you.

Project Management for Non-Project Managers

With the global shift towards project based business, project management has become an essential business skill for all. Gone are the days when project management was reserved only for the professional project manager for large and complex projects. Today, project management skills are used by business professionals across the board to get tasks and projects completed more effectively and efficiently. In order to assist non-project managers acquire project management skills, AstroTech is offering a training programme on “Project Management for Non-Project Managers”.


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