The intermediate level FET Certificate: Local Government Accounting Qualification introduces more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and preparing reports and returns. This course is the second level and currently the highest of the AT(SA) Local Government qualifications.
Intake 1: Enrol from 1 September 2023 – 15 January 2024. Study from February 2024 – November 2024.
Intake 2: Enrol from 1 February 2024 – 15 March 2024. Study from April 2024 – March 2025.
Intake 3: Enrol from 1 April 2024 – 15 May 2024. Study from June 2024 – May 2025.
The Local Government Accounting qualification gives learners access to the accounting field through entry and mid-level accounting roles within the municipal environment. These are customised qualifications, offering municipal accounting and finance officials’ formal qualifications that immediately demonstrate their acquired skills through practical and competence-based assessments. These qualifications support the development of learners who are employed in local government and who want to progress with a career in local government accounting. Qualified accounting technicians, with a qualification awarded by AT(SA), make a valuable and critical contribution to organisational and national economic success. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is a partner in the development of this qualification and is championing this as a direct measure to increase the skills base in accounts departments in the local government environment. The learning programmes are registered as learnerships and are therefore eligible for SETA funding and for the tax rebate.
This is NQF Level 4 of this qualification.
In-person training is usually the preferred choice for Local Government courses and can be customised for groups of 10 learners or more. Please contact us today with your requirements for full-time, part-time or distance learning.
Regardless of the format, learners will benefit from our well-designed and comprehensive study support, encompassing unit/module notes, assignments, feedback, and revision assistance, ensuring a well-rounded and engaging learning experience.
To study this course, learners have to meet the following requirements:
AND fulfill one of these options:
Upon completion of the qualification, learners will receive the FET Certificate: Local Government Accounting (SAQA ID 73712) and a Statement of Results detailing the units of learning completed.
The focus of this qualification is Local Government (Municipalities) but graduates of the qualification can work in all sectors of the economy in several positions, including:
This is the highest level of this qualification.
Assessments are either online or paper-based. The final assessment for each module is invigilated and conducted at an examination venue. To earn the qualification certificate, learners need to be competent in all modules. AT(SA) qualifications are competency-based, meaning learners must demonstrate competence in each task based on minimum standards. There are no percentages; a learner is either deemed Competent or Not Yet Competent in the module.
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This unit is about those skills that all accounting technicians need to operate effectively as a member of an accounting team, or as the accounting member of a broader team, within an organisation.
The Professional Ethics unit requires the candidate to provide evidence of their ability to demonstrate the ethical duties and responsibilities necessary and the knowledge required to underpin ethical practice in this sector.
This unit is about the maintenance of accounts from the drafting of the initial trial balance through to the preparation of information required to produce a set of final accounts.
This unit is about how organisations record, analyse and report current and future costs and revenue data for use within the organisation.
This unit is concerned with the management of cash and credit.