ICB National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting
Course: National Certificate:Public Sector Accounting
Programme Type: Partner Programme
Partner Institute: ICB – The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Award Type: National Certificate 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 FASSET
SAQA ID 20352
NQF Level Level 4
Course Duration: 16 months
Entrance Criteria:
Grade 11
If you don’t have Grade 11, then you can start by studying the following programme:

Upon completion of this programme, the ICB will accept you onto the Public Sector Accounting Programme course


NQF level 3 Qualification


Why should I study a Public Sector Accounting National Certificate?

When you study a public sector accounting national certificate you will be qualified to work in the public sector. 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 certificate be structured?

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

  • Introduction to Business English
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Public Accounting Administration
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Business Literacy

How will I be assessed?

public sector accounting national certificate

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?

16 months


What certificate will I get?

You will be awarded a Public Sector Accounting National Certificate 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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