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What will you learn in this Foundation Level: National Certificate in Public Sector Accounting course?
Learn how to administer public accounts. Help improve public sector financial management by adding value, efficiency and productivity to government departments. This level covers taxation, basic payroll & payroll calculations.
Textbook costs included!
Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.
Course Cost and Duration
At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:
- STUDY DURATION (16 MONTHS)
- STUDY MATERIAL COURIERED TO YOU
- MONTHLY DEBIT ORDER
Total Price*A once-off R950.00 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order
What is included in the course fees?
- Text books and study material
- Courier fee
Course Start Dates
With College SA you can start studying whenever you want, there are no specific course start dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.
- 11 - 14 February 2019
- 13 - 16 May 2019
- 12 - 15 August 2019
- 18 - 21 November 2019
(Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.)
- Annual registration fee: R 350.00
- Exam fee per subject: R675.00
- Exam re-write fee per subject: R 475.00
- Exam late entry fee per subject: R 490.00
- Exam postponement fee per subject: R 250.00
- Exam re-mark & Examiners report: R950
- 30% of your final mark comes from your coursework
- 70% of your final mark comes from the final exam
- You need at least 50% in the final exam to pass
- You need at least 60% overall to pass
Portfolio of Evidence:
You will only receive your POE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices when you register for your exam. This will consist of the assignments you have to do during your studies. When you register for your exams, take your POE with, and once you've completed your exam and added it to the POE, you're done!
Exams can be written in February, May, August, November each year.
Accreditation InfoStatus: Accredited course Type & reward: National Certificate - NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 20352)
Provided by: QCTO & ICB
Minimum credits: 120
College SA is authorised and accredited by the ICB to offer the QCTO Occupational-accredited National Qualifications. QCTO and the ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) are organisations whose purpose is to quality assure theoretical training to prospective bookkeepers and accountants that meet industry standards. ICB quality assures accredited bookkeeping, accounting, business and administrative courses. These qualifications are recognised by employers and several other professional bodies nationally and internationally which allow students to get a nationally recognised qualification, further their studies and subsequently their careers. Furthermore, successful completion of one of these accredited courses will qualify you for a relevant national certificate or diploma (depending on the course), which is registered on the National Qualifications Framework.QCTO continuously strives to improve the quality of development and training of entrants to the bookkeeping and accounting sector through qualifications. They do this in order to address the skills scarcity that currently exists in the financial market. This ensures that as a bookkeeping or accounting professional you can continuously increase your skills and employers can continuously ensure that their employees are up-to-date with bookkeeping and accounting practices, laws and procedures.
- Grade 11 or equivalent
- No prior accounting knowledge needed
- You must be at least 16 years old
Professional DesignationCompletion of the certificate will allow you to apply for membership of the Institute of Public Finance and Auditing (IPFA) at tier 4 as a Registered Public Sector Accounts Administrator.
What subjects make up this course:
What are subjects?
Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.
Designed to equip you with the basic numerical and communication skills required to operate effectively in business.
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
Introducing you to source documents, the rules of double entry, subsidiary journals, the general ledger, bookkeeping for the different inventory systems and bank and creditors reconciliations.
It is essential that the bookkeeper be able to complete the monthly bookkeeping function on a computer. In this module you will learn how to do bookkeeping using Microsoft Office and a computerised accounting package, Pastel.
Public Accounting Administration
Learn about the structure of the South African Public Sector and the role of the financial management system. Get a general understanding of the legislative framework governing financial management and ethics in the public sector. You will also be introduced to income tax, payroll administration, employees tax, supply chain and credit management.