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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 needed 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, and 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 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order
What is included in the course fees?
- Text books and study material
- Courier fee
Course Starting Dates
With College SA, you can start studying whenever you want: there are no specific course starting 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 receive your POE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices only when you register for your exam. The PEO 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 and 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 ensure that the theoretical training provided to prospective bookkeepers and accountants meets industry standards. ICB performs quality assurance for accredited bookkeeping, accounting, business and administrative courses. These qualifications are recognised by employers and several other professional bodies, both nationally and internationally, and 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. 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 enhance your skills continuously, 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 adjusments; and 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 & Management Accounting
This module will give you an introduction to managerial accounting. You will also learn about controlling inventory and overhead costs, accounting for a manufacturing enterprise, budgeting and standard costing, job costing, financial management and organisational ethics.
Business Law & Accounting Control
This module covers basic contract law, insolvency law, estate planning, and internal and computer auditing. It also covers unspoken business law, the written laws of business, management of personal finances, accounting systems, stock control, liquidation, and 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.