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National Diploma in Public Sector Accounting (NQF 6)

Faculty of Public Management & Local Government SAQA ID No. 20366 280 Credits 2 Years 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. Students will be able to compile annual financial statements, register with SAIBA as an accounting officer. They will gain knowledge of the accounting theory and practice, strategy management accounting and regulatory frameworks.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Public Accounts Administrator
  • Technical Public Accountant
  • Accounting Officer
  • 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 5 will be granted credits toward completion of this Qualification.

Section 6

Articulation options

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

Semester 2

  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Public Accounting Administration

Year 2 Modules

  • Semester 1
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Law and Accounting Control
  • Technical Public Accounting

Semester 2

  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework
  • Management Accounting Control Systems
  • Research Theory and Practice
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