Cash and investment management in municipalities (SAQA ID 116346)

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Cash and investment management in municipalities involves strategic planning, budgeting, and oversight to optimize financial resources, maximize returns, ensure liquidity, and meet the community's needs effectively and responsibly.


  • Liquidity management, Optimizing return on investment

Target audiences

  • Chief Financial Officers, Senior Management in Treasury

Unit standard requirements

SAQA requirements

SAQA ID 116346

NQF level 6

10 credits

Course outcomes


On completion of this unit standard, you should be able to:

  1. Apply the legislative conditions governing cash and investment management.
  2. Comply with sound principles for cash and investment management.
  3. Implement the requirements of the legislation for contracts that have budgetary implications.
  4. Apply the legislative requirements and internationally recognized principles to credit control and debt collection.
  5. Apply the legislative requirements and treasury regulations on cash and investment responsibilities of municipal officials and mayors.


This unit standard is intended for practitioners in local government that are involved in municipal policy decision-making and strategic planning. This unit standard contributes to the sub-field of financial management through offering a unit standard on cash, revenue and investment management designed specifically for municipal government but offering competencies applicable to a range of organizations including organisations in the private sector.

The qualifying learner is able to:

  1. Apply the requirements of South African municipal statutes related to cash management, investment management and revenue management.
  2. Ensure the effective and efficient management of local government funds through an understanding of the implications of the relevant legislation governing cash, investment and revenue management.
  3. Assist in the overall process of social and economic development.



  • Qualification : Certificate in Municipal Finance Management
  • Credits : 10
  • NQF level : 6
  • Type : Core
  • Duration : 3 days

Current state

Cash flow

Course Features

  • Lectures 11
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 725
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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