This is the SECOND module for the National Certificate, Public Sector Accounting, SAQA ID 20352. Potential students should have completed Grade 11 or equivalent before enrolling for this programme. This programme will provide the skills required to administer public accounts and help improve public sector financial management by adding value, efficiency and productivity to government departments.


You will learn about:

  • Introduction to income tax
  • Payroll administration
  • Employees’ tax
  • Accounting for payroll
  • Completing tax returns
  • The structure of the South African public sector
  • The role of the financial management system in the public sector
  • Revenue as a key aspect of public financial management
  • Expenditure as a key aspect of public financial management
  • The legislative framework governing financial management in the public sector
  • Ethics in the South African public sector
  • Introduction to supply chain management
  • Introduction to cash management
  • Introduction to credit management


There are no prior accounting knowledge needed. You must be at least 16 years of age. Grade 11, NQF 3 or equivalent required. There is an exam through ICB required for this course.


Course available:

Agent Certificate                                   (Course Code: PSA002)