National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration

SAQA ID.49554
Minimum Credits: 260
NQF level: 5
LGSETA Qualification
Duration: 24 months (2 years)

Course overview

This programme is suitable for learners from provincial and national government departments including public entities, parastatals and public owned enterprises. The National Diploma in Public Finance and Administration consists of exit level learning outcomes 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. The qualification 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.

Career Fields: What are the career opportunities available after completing this qualification?

Executive Mayor, Executive Councilors, Councilors, Municipal Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Department Managers, Strategic Managers and Managers of Municipal entities

What are the entry requirements for this qualification?

Communication at NQF Level 4.
Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4.
Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3.
Recognition of Prior Learning

How long does it take for me to complete this qualification?

24 months/2 years

What is this course’s accreditation status?

This qualification is accredited by LG SETA – Local Government and related Services Sector Education and Training Authority