Public Sector Accounting Programme

Public Sector Accounting Programme

Are you...

Harvest Institute Considering a job in the public sector?
Harvest Institute Already working in government and want to switch to finance, or improve your financial skills?
Harvest Institute Harvest Institute Interested in helping your municipality/local government to run smoothly?
Harvest Institute Harvest Institute Keen to serve your community?
Harvest Institute Harvest Institute Known to have a good head for numbers?

If you want to work in finance in government or municipalities, this is the programme to study. It's been designed to address the lack of skills in the public sector and give learners knowledge that will help government run more productively. You'll learn how to produce high quality financial statements, implement basic internal controls, conduct effective internal auditing and apply sound accounting and financial principles.

Complete the first four subjects and you'll achieve the ICB Financial Accounting: Foundation Level (and the National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting). Progress through the programme's Intermediate and Advanced Levels to keep building your skill set and increase your employability.

National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting

NQF L4 - (SAQA ID 20352)
TOTAL CREDITS: 120

DURATION

12 Months


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Harvest Institute Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent
Harvest Institute Grade 11, NQF 3 or equivalent.
Harvest Institute You must be at least 16 years of age.
Harvest Institute No prior accounting knowledge needed.


JOBS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR:

Harvest Institute Public Accounts Administrator

SUBJECT

1. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
2. Public Accounting Administration (PAAD)
3. Computerised Bookkeeping (CPBK)
4. Business Literacy (BUSL)


WHAT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DO:

Administer public accounts. Help improve public sector financial management by adding value, efficiency and productivity to government departments.

CORRESPONDENCE:

R2 520.00
R2 520.00
R2 520.00
R2 520.00

CORRESPONDENCE PLUS

R4 230.00
R4 230.00
R4 230.00
R4 230.00

Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

NQF L5 - (SAQA ID 20353)
TOTAL CREDITS: 137

DURATION

12 Months


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Harvest Institute National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting, which consists of the previous 4 learning areas.


JOBS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR:

Harvest Institute Technical Public Accountant
Harvest Institute Accounting Technician in the public sector

SUBJECT

5. Financial Statements (FNST)
6. Cost and Management Accounting(CMGT)
7. Technical Public Accounting (TPAC)
8. Business Law and Accounting Control (BLAC)


WHAT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DO:

Work as a qualified accounting technician in the public sector. Make a positive contribution to the country by improving public finance management; contribute to the optimal use of state resources; demonstrate a shift from cash to accrual accounting.

CORRESPONDENCE:

R2 520.00
R2 520.00
R2 520.00
R2 520.00

CORRESPONDENCE PLUS

R4 230.00
R4 230.00
R4 230.00
R4 230.00

National Diploma: Financial Accounting

NQF L6 (SAQA ID 20366)
TOTAL CREDITS: 280

DURATION

12 Months


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Harvest Institute Diploma: Public Sector Accounting, which consists of the previous 8 learning areas.


JOBS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR:

Harvest Institute Public Sector Financial Accountant
Harvest Institute Financial Accountant.
Harvest Institute Accounting Officer (via SAIBA, if you meet their criteria)

SUBJECT

9. Corporate Strategy (CRPS)
10. Management Accounting and Control Systems (MACS) 11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
12. Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Public Accounting) (RTAP)


WHAT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DO:

Compile annual financial statements; register with SAIBA as an Accounting Officer (once you meet their requirements); work with Chartered Accountants and Auditors; have a thorough knowledge of accounting theory and practice, strategy, management accounting and regulatory frameworks.

CORRESPONDENCE:

R2 520.00
R2 520.00


R2 520.00

CORRESPONDENCE PLUS

R4 230.00
R4 230.00


R4 230.00

Our Partners

Harvest Institute of Commerce is a legally registered entity which is managed by qualified individuals who are professionally affiliated to various professional bodies.
We are accredited to offer Institute of Certified Bookkeeper (ICB) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualifications.
Our Quality Assurance Partner and FASSET accreditation numbers are as follows:
• QAP accreditation number QAP/585/003
• FASSET Accredited provider : A585000156