ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

Public sector accounting is an accounting method used by central and local governments and other non-profit public sector entities. In the ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to become a professional in your field. 

ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting Course Information:

Course: ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting
Programme Type: Partner Programme
Partner Institute: ICB – The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Award Type: 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 20353
NQF Level Level 5
Course Duration: 36 months
Entrance Criteria: National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting


Why Should You Study The ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting Course?

Having a Public Sector Accounting Diploma will give you a real advantage when starting a career. 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
  • Analyse the effectiveness of services to the public
  • Managing the organisation’s financial systems
  • Conducting internal audits
  • Presenting management information to boards and budget holders

ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

In order to complete the ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting, 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 Control Systems
  12. Financial Reporting and regulatory frameworks
  13. Research theory and practice

ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

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 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.


ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

You will be awarded a Public Sector Accounting 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 Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

Skills Academy – ICB Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

Choose Your ICB Study Materials

You get two options of study material to choose from which includes: Standard and PRO.

Standard Material

The Standard Study Material pack has been developed by Skills Academy around the Textbook from the official ICB publishers.

This study pack includes:

  • ICB Textbooks
  • Skills Academy Study and workbook guide
  • Skills Academy Solution guide
  • Assessment guide
  • Exam trial paper

PRO Material

If you need more help with your studies, try the PRO study material pack. It has more study materials to assist you. All the study materials and videos in the PRO option are directly from the Official ICB publishers.

The PRO study materials include:

  • ICB Textbooks
  • ICB study guide
  • Skills Academy assessment guide
  • USB with *videos to boost studying
  • Two trial exam papers on the USB

*The videos on the USB is another way to help you with your studies. Before you write your exam, use the videos to test your knowledge. The video assumes that you have already studied the material.

When Can You 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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