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National Certificate in Public Sector Accounting (NQF 4)

Faculty of Public Management & Local Government SAQA ID No. 20352 120 Credits 1 Year Register
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience to administer public accounts, and help improve public sector financial management by adding value to efficiency and productivity to government departments. To provide the employer with lifelong learners who are confident and independent, literate, numerate and multiskilled, compassionate, with a respect for the environment and the ability to participate in their work as critical and active employees. Provide the public sector with professionally qualified, skilled staff, which is able to make a positive contribution to improving public finance, adding value and contributing to the efficiency and productivity of the government of South Africa.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Public Accounts Administrator
  • Education and Training
  • Debt collection
  • Financial consultants
  • Junior or 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

Grade 10, you need to be above the age of 16 or Equivalent NQF Level 4 Qualification

Section 6

Articulation options

Learners who successfully complete the Certificate in Public Sector Accounting (NQF Level 4) may continue with the Diploma in Public Sector Accounting (NQF Level 5), or any other related qualification at any higher education institution

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

Semester 2

  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Public Accounting Administration
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