The National Certificate: Municipal Financial Management enables 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. Business and commerce will benefit through this qualification as it will assure commonality of practice between public and private sector financial management practices.
The National Certificate: Municipal Financial Management NQF 6 (166 credits) is a 12-month qualification that consists of seven modules and a Final Integrated Summative Assessment.
Legal Environment and Policy
Municipal Strategic Planning and Implementation
Municipal Finance Reporting and Performance
Municipal Supply Chain Management
Municipal Budgeting and Implementation
Municipal Perfomance Management
Exit level outcomes
This programme enables 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. The programmes includes the following exit level outcomes:
Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of municipal finance issues in general, and their areas of focus in particular.
Apply economic principles to municipal finance management.
Assess foundations and principles of municipal practice in South Africa.
Implement well-grounded and systematically developed principles in municipal financial management.
Proffer solutions to municipal service management and delivery problems.
Engage with the broader field of municipal finance management.
Support as a strategic management leader in the field of municipal finance management.
Contribute to others’ understanding of current and emerging municipal finance issues.
Demonstrate responsibility and adaptability as a professional in a municipality setting.
This programme is accredited by the Local Government Sector Education and training Authority (LG SETA).
On completion, the following certification will be awarded:
A LG SETA Certificate: Municipal Financial Management (NQF 6) will be awarded to all delegates who successfully complete all portfolio requirements; or
A LG SETA Statement of Results will be awarded to all delegates who successfully complete some, but not all, of the modules’ portfolio requirements. The Statement of Results will only reflect the modules successfully completed; 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.
It is recommended that learners have the following pre-knowledge and/or proof of competence before enrolling on this programme:
Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent
Economics at NQF Level 4
Accounting at NQF Level 4