Assets and liabilities Management (NQF Level 6)
Assets and liabilities Management is intended for all people who contribute to strategic planning, budgeting and resource use performance related policy-planning processes. Trainees attending training will be able to develop and implement asset and liability management policies for South African municipalities.
Capital Planning and Financing (NQF Level 6)
Capital Planning and Financing is intended for persons who will need to prepare documentation for the approval of projects of a capital nature in a municipality and use this documentation to raise finance from financial institutions in South Africa for municipal capital projects. Trainees with these skills are able to determine capital investment appraisal and project financing options as they relate to capital budgeting decisions and techniques in South Africa's local government sphere.
Cash and investment management in a municipal environment (NQF Level 6)
The overall objective of this training module is to enhance:
Legislative provisions which elaborate on contracts having future budgetary implications;
Asset, liability and revenue management responsibilities of municipal officials;
The financial governance of municipal entities;
Asset, liability and revenue management responsibilities of municipal entity officials;
Expenditure management responsibilities of municipal officials.
Intergovernmental relations (NQF Level 6)
This training is intended for people to foster and promote intergovernmental relations within and between government departments as well as outside government. It provides delegates with an understanding of the importance of co-operative governance, collaboration and co-ordination of functions for effective service delivery.
Qualifying delegates credited with this training are able to:
• Examining and interpreting the legal and policy contexts of intergovernmental relations.
• Interpreting the principles of co-operative governance and intergovernmental relations.
• Analysing and interpreting the roles and responsibilities of the different spheres of government with respect to service delivery.
• Developing frameworks for intergovernmental relations.
• Identifying and describing the areas of co-operation.
• Developing an action plan for co-operative governance between spheres of government.
Internal control and internal control evaluation framework (NQF Level 6)
People credited with this Unit Standard are able to apply and advise, using sound principles, on all aspects of internal control and internal control evaluation while assessing risk. The qualifying trainee is also capable of linking the role internal control systems to risk management in a municipality.
Municipal Budgeting and Implementation (NQF Level 6)
The overall objective of this training module is to:
Provide a learner with the basis to make advice to a municipality on how to plan a municipal budget calendar in accordance with the legislation;
Contribute to the preparation of a municipal budget that reflects an integrated development plan;
Identify and explain the responsibilities of municipal political executives and senior management required in relation to the local government budgeting processes; and
Evaluate a municipal budgeting system and budget reports.
Municipal Financial Reports (NQF Level 6)
The overall objective of this training module is to:
Provide a learner with the basis to make advice to a municipality on how to produce a comprehensive financial report in accordance with the legislation;
Contribute to the preparation of financial reports that can be useable for audit purposes and by a municipality’s stakeholders.
Identify and explain the importance of financial ratios in determining the performance of government entities
Evaluate a financial report and identify the general financial performance of a municipality.
Municipal Performance Management (NQF Level 6)
The purpose or overall objectives of this course are to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to:
implement performance management systems and mechanisms in a South African municipality as required by the Local Government legislative framework;
write and develop performance management concepts for the effective measurement of municipal strategic and financial performance;
identify and develop critical areas of a performance agreement to be used as a form of contract of employment with a municipal staff member;
identify and develop institutional arrangements required for performance management in a municipality; and
apply performance management concepts to municipal service delivery.
Public Private Partnerships for Municipal Service Delivery (NQF Level 6)
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a Public Sector environment, specialising in Public Finance Management and Administration, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist.
Persons credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
Explain the rationale for Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and different PPP options as innovative systems for the municipal service delivery
Prepare a feasibility study report showing opportunities for selected PPP options so as to ensure value for money is obtained in the use of public funds
Contribute to institutionalisation of the PPP processes within local government
Apply legal principles in the development of PPP design and implementation of operational frameworks and contracts
Contribute to the monitoring compliance with regulations for selected PPP projects
Municipal Revenue and Cost Management (NQF Level 4)
Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be able add value to technical ability of support revenue and expenditure management in municipalities. The learner will also be able to cost and analyse revenues for purposes of service delivery by municipalities and understand where this income is derived from and that the drivers of the revenues from different sources are varied.
This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist.
The qualifying learner is capable of:
• Performing cost-volume-profit analysis in the management of municipal revenue and costs.
• Determining how costs and revenue behave in different operations of a municipality.
• Preparing schedule of relevant costs and revenue to support a decision making process.
• Determining viability of selected revenue sources of municipal service delivery activities.
Risk Management in South African Municipalities (NQF Level 6)
The purpose or overall objectives of this course are to equip learners involved in municipal financial management with the
Apply the core concepts of risk management in a South African municipality.
To inform policy decision and strategic decision-making processes about the importance of risk management in municipalities.
To identify and mitigate risk in line with generally accepted management principles and legislative requirements
Municipal Supply Chain Management (NQF Level 6)
The purpose or overall objectives of this course are to equip learners with the knowledge to:
Apply legislative requirements governing supply chain management;
Manage risks in supply chain management processes;
Delegation of supply chain management powers and functions;
Comply with required ethical standards applied in municipal supply chain a management;
Develop and evaluate a municipal supply chain management policy; and
Identify, describe and evaluate different elements of the supply chain management in the context of service delivery objectives at a municipal level
Municipal Consultation of Stakeholders (NQF Level 6)
The overall objective of this course is to:
identify and describe relevant stakeholders and role players in a community participation process
select and apply a range of appropriate negotiations and communication techniques and methods
assess own application of communication techniques and methods and draw up a plan of action for self-development
evaluate the communication process and make recommendations for improved interaction
identify and describe the importance of a ward committee within the municipalities
demonstrate knowledge of what is Integrated Development Plan and its legislative requirements
describe the public consultation and participation in municipalities