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What will you learn in this Intermediate Level: Diploma in Public Sector Accounting course?
You will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills and techniques to work in the public sector as an Accounting Technician. This will include information about the roles you will perform, the structure of the public sector as well the management accounting system within the South African public sector.
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 Diploma - NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 20353)
Provided by: QCTO & ICB
Minimum credits: 137
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.
Entry RequirementsFoundation Level: National Certificate in Public Sector Accounting
Professional DesignationCompletion of this level will allow successful students to apply for membership to the Institute of Public Finance and Auditing (IPFA) as a tier 3 registered Public Sector Accounting Technician.
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.
This module incorporates depreciable asset disposal, year-end adjustments, preparation and analysis of financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, close corporations and companies. It also includes a comprehensive study of cash flow statements.
ICB Cost and Management Accounting
Learn about the introduction to accounting for a manufacturing concern, break even analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting and standard costing, financial management and business ethics.
Business Law & Accounting Control
This module covers basic contract law, insolvency law, estate planning, internal and computer auditing. It also covers unspoken business law, the written laws of business, managing your personal finances, accounting systems, stock control, liquidation as well as executors accounts.
Technical Public Accounting
This module covers project and performance management in the public sector. Learn how to plan, budget and do management accounting in a government department. Learn about economic principles, management information systems and public sector financial statements.