EISA Preparation Course for Tax Professional Occupational Qualification

Date: Aug 3, 2020 - Nov 27, 2020

Application fee: R450.00

Once-off: R7,200.00

Lecturer: Annelie Laage MTP(SA)
Lecturer: Karen van Wyk GTP(SA)

The External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) Preparation Course for Tax Professionals has been developed in order for candidates to hone the skills acquired during their practical workplace experience. These skills need to be developed and supported further for prospective tax professionals to have the best opportunity to successfully complete the EISA.

Course overview

The course will prepare candidates to demonstrate the required level of competence in the EISA in the following occupational tasks:

  • Registering a taxpayer and finalising income tax, payroll tax and VAT returns.
  • Reviewing or auditing tax balances.
  • Mediating tax disputes.
  • Writing tax opinions.

The course has been developed by former EISA examiners, markers and moderators and has been designed over seven phases as follows:

Fundamentals and compliance phases:

Phase 1 – Knowledge diagnostic & Simulation Diagnostic: Individuals: The purpose of the diagnostic is to identify any foundational knowledge and practical application competency gaps for taxes related to individuals.

Phase 2 – Knowledge diagnostic & Simulation Diagnostic: Business: The purpose of the diagnostic is to identify any foundational knowledge and practical application competency gaps for taxes related to business as well as Value Added Tax.

Phase 3 – Tailored feedback on the diagnostics: The diagnostics are analysed and a tailored learning journey will be presented to the course participant to address their fundamental knowledge gaps and competency gaps.

Phase 4 – Guided self-study to enable Course participants to plug their identified knowledge gaps.

Integration and advisory phases

Phase 5  In this phase the focus is on integrating knowledge in advisory questions. Course participants are required to complete and submit advisory questions as part of this phase. Focus will be on issue identification, opinion writing fundamentals as well as controversy fundamentals. Learning is supported through online videos, simulations and study guides.

Phase 6 – Mock exam: The mock exam is a full two days and simulated under the EISA exam conditions. The mock exam is marked and moderated by experienced SAIT examiners.

*Please note these examiners have opted to excuse themselves from setting any questions and marking the questions to ensure independence.

Phase 7 – One-on-one feedback: Each candidate will receive one-on-one feedback for 20 minutes either face-to-face or via skype with both the marker and moderator. Each candidate will receive a proposed strategy for the final revision period before the EISA.

Course delivery

This course is delivered by The Tax Faculty through the virtual campus and webinar platforms via integrated diagnostics, tailored online learning, virtual classroom interventions, live lecturers, mock exams and specific individual feedback.

Admission requirements

This course is specifically for participants writing the upcoming Tax Professional EISA exam. Participants need to have achieved their knowledge, practical and workplace competencies in order to register for the Tax Professional EISA exam.

Flexible payment options

Payment option 1: Once-off payment

R7 200.00 (incl. VAT).

Payment option 2: Debit order

Application fee (non-refundable): R450 (incl. VAT).

Three instalments: R2 600.00 per month (incl. VAT).

Total R 7 800.00 (incl. VAT).

*Debit orders will be collected on the course start date and the first of every month.

Payments and cancellations

  • All required minimum payments must be made by direct EFT or by credit card before the commencement of a course.
  • Kindly note that should debit order payment terms not be adhered to; legal action will be taken.
  • Proof of payment may be requested before access to the iLearn platform will be communicated, should your payment not reflect on The Tax Faculty’s bank account.
  • Only written notice of cancellation will be accepted.


  • If the cancellation is requested more than 10 working days prior to the course, no cancellation fee will be applicable.
  • If the cancellation occurs less than 10 working days prior to the event a 100% cancellation fee will be applicable.
  • Students who register for a course and fail to attend will be held liable for the full course fee.
  • Course application fee is non-refundable.
  • CPD event delegates who book and fail to attend will be held liable for the full event fee.
  • The Tax Faculty’s liability in the case of a course being cancelled will be limited to a refund of the course fee.

For courses with a six-month (or longer) rollout the following will apply:

  • Should a cancellation be received within six weeks of the course start date, the student will still be liable for 50% of the semester cost.
  • Should the cancellation be received after six weeks of the course start date, the student will be liable for the full semester cost.
  • Students may defer during a six-month course to any other course with a rollout planned for longer than six months.
  • The course application fee is non-refundable.

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