ICB Public Sector Accounting



Public Sector Accounting

(NQF L6 – SAQA ID 20366)

Are you…

  • Keen to gain skills and knowledge that are useful in any business?
  • Assisting with the finances of a growing company?
  • Thinking of opening your own bookkeeping practice one day?
  • Aiming to be employed in a finance department?
  • Known to have a good head for numbers?

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.

Click on each of the levels below to find out more about them:

National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting

(NQF L4 – SAQA ID 20352)

Price (Excluding Exams and Registration Fees) R10 034.00

Entry requirements:

  • Grade 11, NQF 3 or equivalent.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age.
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed.


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

Jobs you’ll be able to apply for:

Public Accounts Administrator

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.

Diploma: Public Sector Accounting

(NQF L5 – SAQA ID 20353)

Price (Excluding Exams and Registration Fees) R10 056.00

Entry requirements:

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


5. Financial Statements
6. Cost and Management Accounting
7. Technical Public Accounting
8. Business Law and Accounting Control

Jobs you’ll be able to apply for:

Technical Public Accountant, Accounting Technician in the public sector

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.

National Diploma: Financial Accounting

(NQF L6 – SAQA ID 20366)

Price (Excluding Exams and Registration Fees) R7 224.00

Entry requirements:

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


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

Jobs you’ll be able to apply for:

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

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.

Enrol for this course NOW & Advance Your Career in less than 12 months!

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