FETC: Municipal Finance and Administration

The purpose of the FETC Municipal Finance and Administration Qualification at Level 4 is to provide a structured programme for municipal officials that work with senior management officials so as to provide support to strategic leadership and management needed to transform all spheres of government. The need for well-qualified efficient, client-oriented public officials is therefore identified as a priority in all the three spheres of government. The FETC: Municipal Finance and Administration is aimed at practitioners working in or wishing to work in the Municipal sector. It is a qualification in a career pathway towards an accomplished municipal financial management specialist.
The FETC in Municipal Finance and Administration, consists of exit level learning outcomes, covering municipal accounting, administration, budgeting, computing, quantitative calculations, human resource management and legislative framework for the public sector. The competencies covered in the proposed unit standards encapsulate the competencies required by public officials working at the operational level (technical support staff in municipalities).



On achieving this qualification, the learner will:
1. Discuss and implement selected legislative and regulatory guidelines governing the public sector management and administration environment.
2. Apply accounting principles and procedures for municipal resource management.
3. Conduct revenue and cost analysis in the context of multi-year revenue and expenditure management in municipalities.
4. Explain and apply management information systems in a municipal environment.
5. Manage self and projects in a municipal environment.
6. Design and apply administrative principles, procedures and systems in municipal office administration.