FET Certificate: Accounting Technician Local Government NQF4

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.

 

Entry requirements:

  • 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

Award:

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).

 

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 4

Credits: 

120

Course Duration: 

12 - 15 months

Cost: 

R 34 500.00 (Full Qualification including VAT)