UNISA Diploma in Local Government Finance Course, Module and Curriculum

UNISA Diploma in Local Government Finance Course, Module and Curriculum

Qualification code: 90083
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
Rules:
Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

Successful applicants and re-registering students must register to study through Unisa in 2016. Applicants can only begin the registration process if they have received an official approval of their application from Unisa. Re-registering students can begin the registration process after receiving their registration details from Unisa. Should you wish to change to an alternative qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study;
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester;
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and/or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree/non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.
You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately:

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules;
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.
Rules:
Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.

First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AUE1501 – Introduction to Auditing
ECS1501 – Economics IA
FAC1502 – Financial Accounting Principles, Concepts and Procedures
PUB1501 – The Nature, Content and Scope of Public Administration
PUB1502 – Local Government Finance I
PUB1503 – Local Government Functions I
PUB1504 – Public Resource Management I
PUB1505 – Public Supply Chain Management
PUB1506 – Public Office Management I
PUB1511 – Local Government Management I

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ECS1601 – Economics IB Pre-requisite:ECS1501 or ECS1016
FAC1601 – Financial Accouting Reporting Co-requisite:FAC1502
FAC2601 – Financial Accounting for Companies Co-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601
FAC2602 – Selected Accounting Standards and Simple Group Structures Co-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601
PUB1601 – The Structuring and Functioning of Public Services Co-requisite:PUB1501 or PUB1018
PUB2612 – Local Government Finance II (Offered From 2018)
PUB2613 – Local Government Finance Systems IIB (Offered From 2018)
PUB2614 – Local Government Management II (Offered From 2018)
PUB2615 – Project Management IIA
PUB2617 – Project Management IIB Co-requisite:PUB2615 or PMN201P
PUB2618 – Fundamentals of Public Administration Research II
PUB2619 – Public Human Resource Management IIA
PUB2620 – Stock and Purchasing Management II (Offered From 2018)

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
PUB3708 – Local Government Finance: Control Measures III (Offered From 2020)
PUB3709 – Local Government Finance: Functions III (Offered From 2020)
PUB3710 – Local Government Management III (Offered From 2020)
PUB3711 – Approaches to Programme Management III Pre-requisite:PUB2617 or PMN201P
PUB3712 – Aspects of Programme Management III Pre-requisite:PUB2617 or PMN201P
PUB3713 – Stock and Purchasing Management III (Offered From 2020)
PUB3714 – Local Government Accounting III (Offered From 2020)

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