Diploma: Public Sector Accounting (ICB)

Diploma | Full-Time and Agent Programme**

SAQA ID
20353

NQF
Level 5

Credits
137

Poor financial management in the public sector has for years been highlighted by role players in the financial sector. The quality of financial statements, lack of understanding of basic internal controls, ineffective internal audit departments and the limited knowledge of accounting and financial principles are only some of the matters which contribute towards poor financial management practices.

This qualification is aimed at addressing the need for transformation through training; to enhance the skills and competencies of government accounting staff that in turn will contribute to the efficiency and productivity of government.



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+Duration

1 year, full-time study based on contact hours as determined by ICB.

+Career fields

Learners who complete this qualification could pursue a career as a/an:

  • Accountant in the public sector
  • Accounting Technician in the public sector

+Certification

Upon successful completion of the programme, ICB will issue learners with a Results Letter outlining the modules covered and the Diploma in Public Sector Accounting, SAQA ID 20353 (Credits 137) with a FASSET endorsement will be awarded. Learner results will be recorded on the ICB National Learner Records Database within 3 months of completion.

**Whenever Damelin offers training towards a programme that will be awarded by another provider or institute, it is called an Agent Programme. In the case of an Agent Programme, Damelin registers the learners, provides tuition and conducts internal assessments. External examinations with the agent body will result in learners receiving the certificate from them.

+Admission Requirements

Learners who have successfully completed the National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting, which consists of the following 4 learning areas:

  1. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  2. Public Accounting Administration
  3. Computerised Bookkeeping
  4. Business Literacy

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+Programme Outline

Financial Statements
  • Finalisation and interpretation of accounts
  • Financial statements of the sole trader
  • Partnerships
  • Corporate entities
  • Introduction to IFRS for SMEs
  • Statement of cash flow
Cost and Management Accounting
  • An introduction to managerial accounting
  • Controlling inventory and overhead costs
  • Accounting for a manufacturing enterprise
  • Budgeting and standard costing
Technical Public Accounting
  • Basic economic principles
  • Management information systems
  • Public sector financial statements
  • Risk management in the public sector
  • Performance management in the public sector
  • Project management in the public sector
Business Law and Accounting Control
  • The unspoken laws of business
  • The written laws of business
  • Managing your personal finances
  • Accounting systems – Internal control systems
  • Managing accounting systems
  • Accounting systems – stock control
  • Accounting systems – analytical review
  • Liquidation and executors’ accounts
Workplace Learning

This programme does not include a Workplace Learning Component

Title
Semester
Title
Semester

Financial Statements

1

Financial Statements

2

Cost and Management Accounting

1

Cost and Management Accounting

2

Technical Public Accounting

1

Technical Public Accounting

2

Business Law and Accounting Control

1

Business Law and Accounting Control

2