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Diploma in Public Sector Accounting (NQF 5)

Faculty of Public Management & Local Government SAQA ID No. 20353 137 Credits 1 Year Register
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience to work as a qualified technician in the public sector. Make a positive contribution to the country by improving public finance management, contribute to optimal use of state resources and demonstrate a shift from cash to accrual accounting. To provide the public sector with professionally qualified, skilled staff, who are able to make a positive contribution to improving public finance management, to add value to their departments and to contribute to the efficiency and productivity of the government of South Africa.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Public Accounts Administrator
  • Technical Public Accountant
  • Debt collection
  • Financial consultants
  • Assistant to auditor
Section 3

Registered with

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). FASSET SETA

Section 4

Accredited by

The institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

Section 5

Admission requirements

Learners who have completed the Certificate in Public Sector Accounting at NQF Level 4 will be granted credits toward completion of this Qualification.

Section 6

Articulation options

  • Learners, who successfully completed the Diploma in Public Sector Accounting (NQF 5), will be granted credits for the National Diploma: Public sector accounting NQF 6
  • Qualifications of other professional bodies such as the ICB and CIMA
Section 7

Assessment of Programme

Assessment is conducted as both Formative Assessment and Summative Assessments. The Formative Assessment is covered as Continuous Assessment Tests and compilation of a Portfolio of Evidence by the student. The Summative Assessment takes place as a National Summative exam for First and Second Semesters.

Section 8

Course Structure

Year 1 Modules

Semester 1

  • Bookkeeping to trial balance
  • Business Literacy
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Public Accounting Administration

Semester 2

  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Business Law and Accounting Control
  • Technical Public Accounting
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