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National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration

R38950,00

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ID: 49554 NQF Level 5, 260 Credits

 

About the Programme

The purpose of the National Diploma in Public Finance and Administration qualification is to provide a structured programme for public officials that work with senior management officials to provide support to strategic leadership and management needed to transform all spheres of government. The Diploma is aimed at practitioners working in the public sector. It is a qualification in a career pathway towards an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist.

The National Diploma is offered at NQF Level 5 qualification and will therefore enhance the ability of the qualifying learner as a public finance official to perform the necessary financial 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 covering accounting reporting, administration, auditing, budgeting, economics, information systems, business calculations, risk management and legislative framework for the public sector. The competencies covered in the unit standards encapsulate the competencies required by public officials working at the operational level.

 Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of the Leadership Development NQF 4 qualifications, learners will be able to:

  1. Conduct and apply mathematical analyses relating to economics and finance.
  2. Discuss the selected legislative regulatory framework governing the public sector management and administration environment.
  3. Apply principles of information systems to public finance and administration.
  4. Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment.
  5. Apply economics principles to finance and management decisions.
  6. Apply knowledge of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct in public sector administration.
  7. Apply communication principles in the coordination of selected public sector communication programmes.
  8. Apply accounting principles and procedures in the preparation of reports for decision-making.
  9. Apply the principles of budgeting within a municipality.
  10. Apply cost management information systems in the preparation of management reports.
  11. Apply principles, regulations and legislation underlying supply chain management in the public sector.
  12. Conduct and apply statistical analyses required to make informed public sector finance decisions.
  13. Apply selected GRAP statements to the periodic accounting reporting process.
  14. Prepare and interpret tax reports and returns in accordance with South Africa’s tax revenue law.
  15. Conduct auditing planning and implementation in a South African municipality.
  16. Analyse and evaluate the impact of macroeconomic data on the operating environment of the public sector.
  17. Manage the development and performance of human capital in the public sector.
  18. Apply operations research principles and tools in the management of project activities and resources.
  19. Participate in the planning and implementation of disaster management systems.
  20. Conduct working capital management activities in accordance with sound policy.
  21. Apply principles of computerised systems to manage data and reports relevant to the public sector administration.
  22. Apply principles of risk management to manage and report risk situations.
  23. Apply the legislation governing the establishment and management of public entities.
  24. Plan and implement public-private partnerships for municipal service delivery.

 Programme Outline

Module Unit Standard Title US ID
Module 1: People Development and Communication
Fundamental Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment 119332
Core Manage the development and performance of human capital in the public sector 119336
Fundamental Apply sound communications principles in the coordination of selected public sector communications programmes 119346
Module 2: Governance and Legislation
Core Discuss the selected Legislative Regulatory Framework governing the public sector management and administration environment 119334
Fundamental Apply the legislation governing the establishment and management of public entities 119344
Fundamental Apply knowledge of ethical principles, standards and professional conduct in public sector management and administration 119342
Module 3: Finance and Accounting
Core Apply selected Generally Recognized Accounting Practice (GRAP) to the periodic accounting reporting process 119348
Fundamental Apply accounting principles and procedures in the preparation of reports and decision making 119350
Core Apply the principles of budgeting within a municipality 116345
Module 4: Economic Principles
Fundamental Apply economic principles to finance and management decisions 119340
Core Analyse and evaluate the impact of microeconomic data on the operating environment of the public sector 119347
Elective Conduct and apply mathematical analyses relating to economics and finance 119333
Module 5: Supply Chain and Risk Management
Core Apply principles, regulations and legislation underlying supply chain management in the public sector 119345
Core Plan and implement public–private partnerships for municipal service delivery 119353
Core Apply principles of risk management to manage and report risk situations in the public sector 119349
Module 6: Cost and Capital

Planning

Fundamental Conduct working capital management activities in accordance with a sound financial management policy 119331
Elective Apply cost management information systems in the preparation of management reports 119343
Core Conduct and apply statistical analyses required to make informed public sector finance decision 119335
Module 7: Information and

Project Management

Core Apply operations research principles and tools in the management of project activities and resources 119343
Core Apply principles of information systems to public finance and administration 119352
Core Apply principles of computerized systems to manage data and reports relevant to the public sector and administration 119351

 Duration:

  • 12-18 months

Location:

  • Traditional Classroom setup
  • Virtual

Course Prerequisites:

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12)
  • Or relevant work experience
  • Recognition of Prior Learning option available

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