Essential Programmes: Risk Management

NQF Level

5, 6


Minimum 8, 10

Estimated Days




Accrediting Body


This programme enables employees to apply the core concepts of risk management and inform policy decision and strategic decision-making processes. This short course will give you an understanding of the core concepts of risk management, as well as the knowledge and skills to analyse risks, develop and implement risk management procedures as well as monitor risk.

This Unit Standard is for all people involved in municipal financial management and useful to learners who are elected political leaders and public sector officials involved with the service delivery activities that require the use of public assets to render services to the communities.  

Entry Level Requirements

Communication at NQF Level 4 Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 Economics at Level 4 KVR Pre-assessment

Course Outcomes

Explaining risk management in the public sector. Analyse potential risks and the impact thereof on the specific sector. Developing and implementing risk management procedures. Monitoring and assessing risk management procedures. Identify the role played by risk management in a municipality Interpret and apply legislation relevant to municipal risk management in South African municipalities. Demonstrate how risk management contributes to good governance. Develop a municipality wide risk management and reporting system. Develop a risk management process.

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