Undergraduate & honours qualifications

National Diploma: Local Government Finance

Qualification code: NDLGF
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 0
SAQA ID: 62400
APS/AS: 17
Rules:
The College has replaced LGM111P with PUB1511, replaced LGF161Y with PUB1502 and PUB1503, replaced LGF271V with PUB2612 and PUB2613, replaced LGM211P with PUB2614, replaced LGA301L with PUB3714, LGF381T with PUB3708 and PUB3709 and replaced LGM311P with PUB3710.*Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The qualifying learner will be able to apply integrated local government financial management accounting knowledge as well as advanced financial analysis and problem-solving knowledge to all financial related matters as a local government treasurer or financial official.
This qualification will be presented via distance learning mode.
Qualification offered until 2020, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits 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.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

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.

First level

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AUE1501 - Introduction to Auditing
FAC1601 - Financial Accounting and Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
FAC2601 - Financial Accounting for Companies Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601 (except for qualification code 90017)
PUB2612 - Local Government Finance IIA
PUB2613 - Local Government Finance Systems IIB
PUB2614 - Local Government Management II Pre-requisite:PUB1511 or LGM111P

Third level