Undergraduate qualifications

Diploma in Local Government Finance

Qualification code: 90083
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 99281
APS/AS: 17
Maximum time to complete this qualification:  8 years

Admission and re-admission requirements

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning and with at least 40% in Mathematics or at least 70% for Maths Literacy,
or
a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning and with at least an E symbol on HG or D symbol on SG in Mathematics,
or
any Higher Certificate obtained in the College of Economic and Management Sciences.

Applicants, who do not comply with the above requirements, may consider enrolling for any of the Higher Certificates offered by the College.

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee once you've received your student number:

  • R105 for online applications
  • R160 for hard copy applications

Please note that this application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.


Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa's student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

  • Unisa has re-opened applications for the 2018 academic year for first-time entering undergraduate students (higher certificate, diploma and degrees) who have not previously applied for admission to the 2018 academic year.
  • First-time entering undergraduate students may apply via the Unisa application website or via a self-help station at a Unisa Service Centre by 19 January 2018.

Please note:

  • Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission.
  • Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application. If successful, Unisa will indicate for which qualification you have been accepted and will offer you a space for the period for which you have applied (ie either semester 1 or semester 2).
  • You must accept or decline Unisa's offer within the prescribed period of time.
  • If you accept Unisa's offer, you must register for the period for which you have been granted admission (ie semester 1 or semester 2). Should you not register for the relevant semester of study, you will need to re-apply for admission during the next application period.


Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enrol for them.

Take note of the following:

  • Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification. 
  • Apply for admission during Unisa's application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.

Registration

Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa's offer. Visit www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration information.

Curriculum / modules