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National Diploma in Financial Accounting (Public Sector)

SAQA ID: 20366
NQF Level: 6
Credit: 280
Duration: 2 years
The purpose of this qualification is to:

The below statement need to be viewed from Public sector environment, as this programme is leaning towards the Public sector Accounting.

• Provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience to become a Financial Accountant. This will aid individual development and enhance the employment prospects of the learner, as well as aiding social transformation through the formal acknowledgement of competencies, skills and knowledge.

• Prepare the learner to work in the Financial Accounting field and develop a specialist accounting and management career, either within South Africa or in other countries around the world. The learner will have the necessary knowledge, skills and insights to operate at a second or third level in Financial Accounting in a large organisation or assume full responsibility for the function in a smaller organisation.

• Provide the learner with a developmental experience which promotes independence and self-reliance and encourages the adoption of a critical, questioning approach, analysing and challenging the truth and value of received wisdom.

• Provide employers and others with an adequate basis for assuring that those learners gaining the Qualification are competent to act as Financial Accountants for companies and other organisations, whether in manufacturing, commercial or service organisations, in either the public or private sectors of the South African economy.

• Provide companies and other organisations, with skilled Financial Accounting staff, who are able to make a positive contribution to the development of business and society, adding value and assisting in the creation of sustainable economic growth, both for their employers and the economy of South Africa.

Once qualified, learners will have the necessary financial skills to engage in self-employment of an entrepreneurial nature, thereby contributing to job creation and ultimately contributing to the reduction of unemployment in South Africa. The nature of the Qualification and the integrated work-place assessment requirements will reduce the amount of non-productive time traditionally associated with workplace training when learners enter the world of work in the Accounting field.

Career Path:

  • Accountant
  • Accounts administrators
  • Bookkeepers
  • Creditor clerk
  • Debtor Clerk
  • financial Administrators in the public sector environment
  • Module Break Down:

    1. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
    2. Public Accounting Administration
    3. Computerized Bookkeeping
    4. Business Literacy
    5. Financial Statements
    6. Cost and Management Accounting
    7. Technical Public Accounting
    8. Business Law and Accounting Control
    9. Corporate Strategy
    10. Management Accounting Control Systems
    11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frame Works
    12. Research Theory and Practice