Certificate: Accounting Public Sector NQF5

The Public Sector Accounting Qualifications are customised qualifications, offering accounting officials formal qualifications that ensure immediate demonstration of the acquired skills through their practical and competence-based assessment structures. These qualifications support the development of learners who are employed in the public sector and who want to progress with a career in public sector accounting.

The NQF5 qualification further develops the learner’s accounting skills in the spheres of provincial and national government. It is a valuable, recognised qualification that is accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Additionally, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) accredits and monitors a network of training providers, including us, which guarantees a quality approach to the training delivery and ensures that it meets the needs of public sector departments.


Entry requirements:

  • Learners must either already be employed in a relevant Public Sector finance role or be employed under the conditions of the learnership in order to participate.
  • Learners must speak to their line manager to discuss why they want to undertake the qualification and their commitment to seeing it through, and to gain approval.
  • A learner with similar qualification and/or experience can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). In this case, proof of qualifications and work experience will be required.
  • Competency in the following is required:
    • English Language literacy
    • Computer literacy
    • Mathematical literacy


Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Certificate: Accounting Public Sector NQF5 from SAICA.

After completing this course and gaining one year of relevant work experience at a supervisory level, learners will be able to apply for Platinum Membership with AT(SA).


Additional information:

Benefits of studying this qualification

  • It is a cost-effective way of achieving sustainable capacity development
  • It incorporates an accessible and progressive framework for developing people of all backgrounds through SAQA-accredited qualifications
  • The learning programmes are registered as learnerships and are therefore eligible for SETA funding and for the tax rebate
  • It is a vehicle for facilitating a better fit between people’s skills and organisational needs, developing both people and business
  • It is a catalyst for improved organisational performance and service delivery

AT(SA) is an associate of SAICA, the foremost accountancy body in South Africa. To find out more about AT(SA), please visit: www.accountingtechniciansouthafrica.co.za.

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Memory Tukuta
Course Details

NQF Level: 

Level 5



Course Duration: 

15 - 18 months


R 38 500.00 (Full Qualification including VAT)