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Unisa Short Courses in Payroll


Trying to find a short Payroll course you can study from home? Choose from this list of Payroll and Accounting courses.

  • Payroll and Regular monthly SARS Returns – ICB Short Course
  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3).
  • FET Certificate: Accounting (NQF level 4).
  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF level 5).
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF level 6).


Payroll and Month-to-month SARS Returns – ICB Short Course.

This skills programme will revise the manual monthly accounting function. It will present students to payroll and the Basic Conditions of Work Act as well as basic business principles. Learners will be able to finish the payroll function from the bookkeeping perspective. A learner will be able to finish the SARS payroll returns (EMP201, IRP 5, IT3a, IRP501). Learners will also be able to complete the VAT201 return.


How will this course be structured?

In order to complete the Junior Accounting Payroll and Regular monthly SARS Returns course, students will need to complete all the list below subjects:

  • Organise, implement, keep an eye on and work with in payroll.
  • Learning Module 1: Fundamental Bookkeeping and VAT.
  • Learning Module 2: Plan, Learning.
  • Learning Module 3: Record and validate input variations on employees records.
  • Learning Module 4: Basic conditions of employees.
  • Learning Module 5: Statuary registrations.
  • Learning Module 6: Complete PAYE documents.
  • Learning Module 7: Accounting for Payroll.
  • Learning Module 8: Computerised Payroll.
  • Learning Module 9: Month-to-month SARS return and e-filing.
  • Learning Module 10: Ethics and the registered tax professional.


How will I be evaluated?

  • When you have successfully finished the necessary projects prescribed by.
  • Skills Academy, you will need to successfully pass exams with the ICB.
  • In order to compose examinations with the ICB you will have to:.
  • Apply to the ICB and register with them to compose their examinations.
  • Send a Portfolio of Evidence to the ICB on the day of your tests.


The length of time is the course?

7– 9 months.


What certificate will I get?

You will be awarded with a Short Course Certificate from Skills Academy. You will also be released by the ICB with a Declaration of Competence showing the respective System Standards that you have actually completed. FASSET will award you with an Unit Standard Certificate for any System Standards that you have actually finished.

As Skills Academy worths education and appreciates our students, your conclusion award will be sent out to you through courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any hold-ups.


ICB Bookkeeping Courses – Study with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offer a range of bookkeeping courses. You can start at a scholastic level below Matric, and work you method approximately two levels higher than matric (NQF 6 level).


To understand the ICB Bookkeeping courses, you need to think about the following:

  • Why study Accounting?
  • Can I study ICB Accounting courses if I don’t have Matric?
  • The difference between Accounting and Accounting Courses.
  • The various levels of study with the ICB.
  • The various courses that makes up the ICB Financial Accounting Program.
  • Foundation Level.
  • Intermediate Level.
  • Upper Intermediate Level.
  • Advanced Level.
  • What qualifications do you get?
  • Study additionally after completing your programme.
  • Subjects that are the same across more than one ICB course.
  • The role of your college and the role of the ICB – who does what?
  • How does Home Study or Distance Learning work for these courses?


Why Study Bookkeeping?

In South Africa bookkeeping and accounting are scarce skills. That indicates that both market and government identify that we have a lack of bookkeepers and accountants. The federal government body for qualifications in the financial sector, FASSET, has done a study on scarce skills in 2015. From that study they published their Scarce Skills Guide 2015.

FASSET is the SETA for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Providers. In their scarce skills assist they recognized the following as scarce skills:

  • Student Accountant.
  • Finance Manager.
  • General Accountant.
  • Accounts Clerk.
  • Payroll Clerk.
  • Debt Collector.

These are all positions for which an ICB accounting course will prepare you properly. Your accounting qualification will ensure that you are constantly in demand. It is a terrific career that can take you to the highest level in an organisation.

The scarcity of accounting skills likewise affects government departments. All government departments have accounting and bookkeeping divisions. And they work every year to obtain a “clean audit”. To obtain a clean audit means that they need trained, qualified, devoted and experienced accounting and accounting staff and supervisors.

As a qualified bookkeeper or accountant, you will constantly be in need. Either in private business, or in a federal government department, which can consist of both towns, in addition to bigger nationwide government departments.


Can I study ICB Bookkeeping courses if I do not have Matric?

The bookkeeping courses begin at NQF level 3. And they go up to NQF level 6. Matric is at NQF level 4. So these courses are accessible for student who do not have matric. You begin at an academic level listed below matric. And if you keep on studying, you will end up with a qualification 2 levels above matric.

The ICB courses are developed to be available for students who must work and study at the same time. With distance learning you can study an hour every evening. You now have five exam chances each year, so as soon as you are ready for a test, you can go and write that test. In this way you can do your course step by step.

As you progress with the programme, you will get acknowledgment at the different levels. After completing the first four topics, you will currently get your very first qualification from FASSET, and your first ICB Programme Certificate.


The different Levels of study with the ICB.

The ICB accounting program is divided into different levels. Inside each level can be one or more courses. The program is divided into 4 levels, as follows:

  • Foundation Level.
  • Intermediate Level.
  • Upper Intermediate Level.
  • Advanced Level.

As you complete each level, you will get recognition from the ICB through an ICB Programme Certificate. As you finish the various courses inside the levels, you will get recognition from FASSET in the form of your official qualification from FASSET.

I shall explain the various levels, and the courses inside each level, in detail below.

The various Courses that makes up the ICB Financial Accounting Programme.

The ICB Accounting/ Financial Accounting Programme is broken into four levels. Inside each level is one complete qualification. As you progress up the ladder of qualifications, you will see the names of the qualifications change from Bookkeeping to Accounting.

The ICB Financial Accounting Program consist out of 4 various levels, each with a FASSET qualification inside it; as follows:

  • Foundation level – National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3).
  • Intermediate level – FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF level 4).
  • Upper Intermediate level – National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF level 5).
  • Advanced level – National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF level 6).


Accounting Courses.

In the ICB, we describe the Foundation and Intermediate level courses, as Accounting courses. So that will be these two qualifications:

  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3).
  • FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 4).


Accounting Courses.

Accounting courses in the ICB are the greater level courses that we find at Upper Intermediate level and Advanced level. So that implies these two courses:

  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF Level 5).
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF Level 6).


Foundation Level.

The foundation level is the beginning point for a lot of students. If you did refrain from doing that well at school, or you stopped working matric, or you have actually not studied for many years, then the foundation level helps you bridge the gap and return into studying.

Academically the level is NQF 3. That is the level below matric, so we know that students with Grade 10 (Standard 8) will be able to deal with the scholastic level of the work.

You do not need any previous accounting or accounting knowledge if you begin at this level. And you have to be at least 16 years of age to be accepted onto the programme.

To finish this level you should pass four topics. The suggested time to complete this level is 12 months. Distance learning students can use up to 18 months.


Intermediate Level.

The intermediate level are for trainees who have effectively completed the foundation level. It is your 2nd step on the ladder to becoming a Financial Accountant.

To enter this level, you need to have passed the foundation level. That means you should currently have your National Certificate: Bookkeeping to enter this level.

To complete this level you must pass 2 subjects. Lots of trainees complete this level in 6 months. Distance learning trainees can use up to nine months to complete this level.


Upper Intermediate Level.

AT this level you move from Bookkeeping to Accounting. If your dream is to become an Accountant, then this level will get you there!

To enter this level you should have passed the Intermediate level. That suggests you should have your FET Certificate: Accounting to acquire entry to the Upper Intermediate Level.

To complete this level you need to pass 2 subjects. The suggested time of study is 6 months. Distance learning students can use up to 9 months to finish this level.


Advanced Level.

This is the leading level of ICB research studies. Here you will gain your National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF Level 6). To enter this level you should have passed all the previous levels. So that indicates you should remain in possession of your National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting.

To pass this level you need to successfully finish four topics. Trainees typically take around 12 months to finish this level. Distance learning students can take a bit longer, obviously.


What qualifications do you get?

At the various levels you get various qualifications. You get your qualifications from FASSET. And you likewise get certificates from the ICB for each level that you progress.

The qualifications are named as follows:

  • Foundation Level Qualification.
  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3).
  • Intermediate Level Qualification.
  • FET Certificate: Accounting (NQF level 4).
  • Upper Intermediate Level Qualification.
  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF level 5).
  • Advanced Level Qualification.
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF level 6).


Study further after finishing the ICB Financial Accounting Program.

The ICB uses 5 various disciplines. So far we have gone over just among these fields of study, being: Financial Accounting, or Accounting.

The other disciplines are:

  • Public Sector Accounting.
  • Business Management.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Office Administration.

The different programs have many subjects in common. So as soon as you have actually finished one program, you might discover that you can accomplish another qualification by simply doing the topics that does not overlap.

For instance, 3 of the first 4 topics in each of these programmes are the same. So if you have actually passed the four topic for your Bookkeeping programme, you have also completed three of the 4 subjects you require for the general public Sector Accounting programme. So by adding that one topic, you get approved for another complete qualification.


Study additionally after finishing your program – Other Courses.

The ICB has recognition agreements in place with a variety of other professional bodies. So, depending on exactly what qualification you have finished with the ICB, you can get credits to qualifications with these bodies.

Here are a list of a few of the bodies that will acknowledge your ICB qualifications as counting towards some of their programs, in addition to towards subscription of these professional bodies:

  • Institute of Accounting and Commerce (IAC).
  • South African Business Accountants (SAIBA).
  • South African Institute for Tax Professionals (SAIT).
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Keep in mind: You will need to apply to these professional bodies. And they each have their own set of entrance criteria and rules.


The function of your college and the role of the ICB – who does what?

Your college or academy provides you with the study materials, marking, tutoring and all the aid you have to prepare you for the exam. Your college assists you complete your Portfolio of Evidence. And will continue pushing you, so that you finish the course successfully and in a sensible quantity of time. We keep you working, studying and encouraged!

Then you write the examination (and hand in your Portfolio of Proof) with the ICB. The ICB supervises the quality of the programme. They certify the course providers, to ensure that students get excellent training and has a real opportunity of passing the tests.


How does Home Study or Distance Learning work for these courses?

Depending upon your college, you may do your course via distance learning, home study, part-time study, or online study. These are all different variations of studying in the house, with the help of a college and a tutor that guides you through your program.

The best colleges will ensure you get the right study material, bit by bit, and sent with a courier. So that your study material gets to you quickly.


Distance Learning.

Studying ICB courses via distance learning is for individuals who can not go to classes. So if you stay far from a campus where they offer ICB courses, then you ought to consider distance learning.

Distance learning ways that your course service provider sends you books and study notes. And after that assists you study over the phone, or email or some online system.


Home Study.

Home study is for students who can not go to classes. A number of our students have to work to earn an income in the daytime, so they only get to study after hours and on weekends.

The ICB courses were developed so that you can study them from home. The study material is friendly and will guide you through the work step by step. When you use the study products, you will “hear the voice of the lecturer”. The speaker has actually been composed into the course products.

When you need a friendly voice to discuss your studies, you can call the college. Or you can engage with fellow trainees and your lecturers in our online study hall. This is where you can find out the most … seeing the questions of other students, and how the tutors address those concerns.

If you have to talk with your tutor one-on-one, you can likewise do that. The online study hall also allow you to have private conversations.

Another way that these courses consider the requirements of a home study trainees, is that there are 5 test sessions in 2017. So if you can not make a test session, you know that another chance to write that test will come around in 3 months or less. You can likewise use the numerous examination sessions every year, to progress through your course much faster than the other students. As soon as you are ready to compose an exam, you will be close to the next test session.


Part-time Study.

Part time study is for students who can go to some classes, but very few. So you may go to a class at night or on a Saturday. Then study from home the rest of the time.


Online Study.

Online study implies that a great deal of your interactions happen on the internet. With our online study groups, we have actually produced a chat-group environment where you can gain from your tutors and from other trainees.


ICB Courses at Unisa.

Trainees frequently ask if they can study ICB Accounting at Unisa. This is especially students who want to go on and study a degree in the future.

Unfortunately Unisa does not provide any of the ICB courses. If you plan to study a degree at Unisa, make certain you talk to them if they will accept any of your ICB research studies for academic credits or for entry onto their degree programmes.

Each university has its own rules. So if you intend to study further at a university, make definitely sure you understand how they will acknowledge your previous research studies. Most universities will not provide you scholastic credits for other studies. They usually just wish to see your matric certificate. Yes, I know this does not make sense!


ICB Course Fees.

Your ICB Bookkeeping course will require a number of expenses. So make sure you understand all the various things you will have to pay; before you sign up for the course. Some of these things are:

  • College fees with your accredited training provider. Also called course charges.
  • Textbook costs. Remember to check what books you will need to buy for your course; and if your college consist of these books with your study fees.
  • Test fees. Likewise, when you sign up for the exam you will have to pay your student registration charge to the ICB.
  • ICBA Trainee Membership charges, if decide to sign up with the ICBA. We suggest that you join them as soon as you can.


The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA).

The ICBA is a professional body that offers subscription to students studying ICB courses. Initially you can only become a Trainee Member. But as quickly as you have completed your very first qualification, you will be qualified for Professional Subscription.

This indicates you get to utilize a professional classification behind your name on your business card. In this way you reveal your colleagues and your clients that you are serious about your occupation, which you are acknowledged as a professional by the ICBA.

The different qualifications cause different classifications. So be sure to find out more about the ICBA early on in your studies. This is a fantastic way to boost your CV and your professional status.

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Last Updated: March 23rd, 2017.

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