ICB National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting
Course: National Diploma:Public Sector Accounting
Programme Type: Partner Programme
Partner Institute: ICB – The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Award Type: National Diploma and a Programme Completion Certificate
Award Issued by: FASSET will issue your National Qualification, and, the ICB will issue you a Programme Completion Certificate.
Accredited by QCTO & FASSET
SAQA ID 20366
NQF Level Level 6
Course Duration: 36 months
Entrance Criteria: Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

Why should I study a Public Sector Accounting National Diploma?

A Public Sector Accounting National Diploma is the highest level of qualification for this subject. A Public Sector Accountant is primarily responsible for, amongst other functions:

  • preparing financial records and statements estimate the cost of new projects
  • reviewing budgets and investments
  • monitoring spending and cash flows
  • allocating money to projects and departments
  • analysing the effectiveness of services to the public
  • managing the organisation’s financial systems
  • conducting internal audits
  • presenting management information to boards and budget holders

How will the  Public Sector Accounting National Diploma course be structured?

In order to complete the Public Sector Accounting National Diploma , students must complete all of the following Subjects:

  1. Introduction to Business English
  2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  3. Public Accounting Administration
  4. Computerised Bookkeeping
  5. Business Literacy
  6. Financial Statements
  7. Cost and Management Accounting
  8. Technical Public Accounting
  9. Business Law and Accounting Control
  10. Corporate Strategy
  11. Management Accounting and Control Systems
  12. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  13. Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Public Accounting)

How will I be assessed?

public sector accounting national diploma

Assessment is based on the submission of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) which will comprise of formative activities and evaluations, as well as one summative assessment (final exam). PoE assessment comprises formative / interim assessment of activities (assignments) and evaluations (tests) that count 30% towards the total mark. A Summative Assessment (final exam) contributes to the remaining 70% of your marks. The PoE is basically a file containing all the evidence necessary for a learner to be declared competent against the relevant outcomes.

How long is the course?

36 months

What certificate will I get?

You will be awarded a Public Sector Accounting National Diploma from FASSET. You will be awarded a Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB. As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays. Below is an example of what your ICB Certificate will look like.

icb certificate

When can I start?

You can start right now! Fill in the form below and a friendly Student Consultant will contact you, or you can call 0800 39 00 27 to ensure this is the right course for you.

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Last updated: June 30, 2017

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