University of Namibia Certificate in Parliamentarian Practice and Conduct (For Parliamentarians only)

University of Namibia Certificate in Parliamentarian Practice and Conduct (For Parliamentarians only)

What is Certificate in Parliamentarian Practice and Conduct?

The Course aims to give awareness and is seen as a learning programme designed for those who have no experience with parliamentary procedure and for those who are interested in learning parliamentary practice and procedure. It shall be a basic level certificate course on parliamentary practice and procedure.


For admission to the Certificate in Parliamentarian Practice and Conduct, the candidate:

  • ?should be in possession of a minimum Grade 10 certificate or any other equivalent qualification and should have five (5)
    years related working experience

  • be in possession of a Grade 12 certificate, with a minimum of 17 points in five subjects according to UNAM rating with at
    least an E symbol in English as a Second Language or higher.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you become a certified parliamentarian?

Applicants for the Certified Parliamentarian credential must be members of AIP, must obtain a minimum grade of 80% on the written examination, and must earn 20 service points in areas such as parliamentary education and service to AIP. The examination fee is $150 US.

What does a registered parliamentarian do?

A parliamentarian, or parliamentary procedure consultant, is an expert in interpreting and applying the “Rules of Order” for meetings. These rules, such as Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, enable groups to efficiently and fairly discuss and determine actions to be taken.

Why is it called parliamentary?

The word ‘parliament’ comes from the French word parler, which means ‘to talk’. A parliament is a group of elected representatives with the power to make laws. … These can be seen in Parliaments across the world as well as in other systems of governance such as traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies.

What is an accredited parliamentarian?

Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) status indicates that a member has the knowledge and practical skills to successfully deliver parliamentary services.

Can the parliamentarian be an officer?

Some parliamentarians are officers or employees of the deliberative assembly that they serve, as in the case of the Parliamentarian of the United States Senate. In most state legislative bodies, the secretary or chief clerk of the body serves as parliamentarian.

Do parliamentarians vote?

A parliamentarian is usually appointed by the presiding officer, and has a duty to impartially advise on the rules, so the parliamentarian who is also a member forgoes the right to make motions, debate, and vote (except on a ballot vote).

What is a parliament easy definition?

1 : a formal conference for the discussion of public affairs specifically : a council of state in early medieval England. 2a : an assemblage of the nobility, clergy, and commons called together by the British sovereign as the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom.

Why do we need Parliament?

Need for Parliament arises due to the following reasons: It is a legislative organ of the government. It helps in the law making process and also introduces new laws from time to time.

What is a parliamentary officer?

10 and the Leader of the House. It supports Ministers and departmental colleagues to ensure all responsibilities to Parliament are fulfilled and that Ministers are well briefed and prepared for Parliamentary appearances.

What jobs are there in Parliament?

The House of Commons offers a wide variety of interesting and unique opportunities. From administrative and executive roles to key support staff. This includes clerical officers, Hansard reporters, chefs and doorkeepers. There is also the House of Parliament Fast Stream, our graduate development programme.

How many parliamentarians are appointed to the Lower House?

The House of Representatives, the Lower House, is made up of 63 (previously 60) Members of Parliament, elected to five-year terms on a first-past-the-post basis in single-seat constituencies.

What are jobs in politics?

  • Volunteer.
  • Security specialist.
  • Social media manager.
  • Legislative assistant.
  • Campaign manager.
  • Intelligence analyst.
  • Lawyer.
  • Policy analyst.

Can you do work experience in Parliament?

We encourage students to apply early if they are interested in participating in The Work Experience Scheme. Students will be asked to complete an application form outlining their interest in Parliament and those who are successful at this stage will be offered a Work Experience Placement.

What is a member of parliament called?

M. A Member of Parliament (MP) is the person elected by all those who live in a particular area (constituency) to represent them in the House of Commons. About Parliament: Members of Parliament.

Who can dismiss a member of Parliament?

The President summons both the Houses (the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha) of the Parliament and prorogues them. They also have the power to dissolve the Lok Sabha pursuant to Article 85(2)(b).

Why should I study politics?

It has truly educated us on a fundamental part of our society and has helped us to understand that if we engage in political processes, using the pressure points built into the system, then every individual really does have the opportunity to change the world.