The Local Government Accounting Qualifications are customised qualifications, offering municipal accounting and finance 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 local government and who want to progress with a career in local government accounting.
The NQF4 qualification further develops the learner’s accounting skills in the sphere of municipal 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 various municipalities.
An NQF level 5 qualification is currently being developed for this stream.
- Learners must either already be employed in a relevant Local Government 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 qualifications 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 an FET Certificate: Accounting Technician Local Government NQF4 from SAICA.
After completing this course and gaining one additional year of relevant work experience at a supervisory level, learners will be able to apply for Gold Membership with AT(SA).
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.