You will be assigned a learner assistant that will help you throughout the duration of your studies. Learner assistants may be contacted by email or telephone.
Read more about the ICB, fees, and assessment information by following this link: ICB information
- Grade 11 or equivalent
- No prior accounting knowledge needed
- You must be at least 16 years old
Completion of the certificate will allow you to apply for membership of the Institute of Public Finance and Auditing (IPFA) at tier 4 as a Registered Public Sector Accounts Administrator.
Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.
1. Business Literacy
Designed to equip you with the basic numerical and communication skills required to operate effectively in business.
2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
Introducing you to source documents, the rules of double entry, subsidiary journals, the general ledger, bookkeeping for the different inventory systems and bank and creditors reconciliations.
3. Computerised Bookkeeping
It is essential that the bookkeeper be able to complete the monthly bookkeeping function on a computer. In this module you will learn how to do bookkeeping using Microsoft Office and a computerised accounting package, Pastel.
4. Public Accounting Administration
Learn about the structure of the South African Public Sector and the role of the financial management system. Get a general understanding of the legislative framework governing financial management and ethics in the public sector. You will also be introduced to income tax, payroll administration, employees tax, supply chain and credit management.
*Course Fee Breakdown
The course fee per subject includes textbooks and delivery, but does not include the exam fee or the annual ICB registration fee. Please see the table below for the total course fee breakdown: