A practical and flexible course, this accelerator programme is aimed at experienced tax practitioners who are seeking a bridging course in the fundamentals of taxation to consolidate their skills.
This leading course combines theory and practice to ensure students can immediately apply their skills in practice for corporate, personal, VAT and payroll taxation in a South African context.
Expand your network with The Tax Faculty as you learn alongside a cohort of like-minded individuals and gain essential skills for the future world of work. By successfully completing this occupational qualification, you will advance your career.
Mode of delivery
Online learning with flexible weekly study plans.
Effort and duration
Duration: 18 months.
Weekly effort: Six to eight hours a week.
What you will learn in this course
Applicants on this accelerated programme must meet both the tax work experience component and academic component as follows:
Accreditation and NQF level
The qualification is registered at a NQF level 6 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) by the Occupational Council for Trade Occupations (QCTO) as follows:
The Tax Faculty is a registered skills development provider under the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998) to deliver the academic and practical skills component of the qualification Accreditation number: 07-QCTO/SDP070223111004.
This occupational qualification consists of three components: Knowledge, practical skills, and workplace experience.
The knowledge and practical skills consist of a number of learning outcomes. Each are assessed by various formative and summative assessments that are conducted by The Tax Faculty. Learners need to achieve competency in each outcome, and an overall pass may not be sufficient.
The workplace experience component must be completed through 30 months of work experience (unless RPL is applied) in the field of South African tax law and assessed via logbooks which are submitted throughout the programme.
If you aim to become a Tax Advisor with SAIT, you will be required to complete this process through SAIT’s logbook and monitoring system at an additional cost.
For more information on your road to the EISA examination – how to qualify, the next steps in your learning journey and our role as your skills development partner, please click here.
Final integrated assessment and award of certificate
Candidates who successfully complete all the three components, namely, knowledge, practical skills, and workplace experience will receive a statement of results issued by The Tax Faculty as the skills development partner of the QCTO.
Candidates with a statement of results will be eligible to write the external integrated summative assessment (EISA) administered by the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) on behalf of QCTO at an additional fee.
Learners will be required to register for EISA within two years of receipt of our final statement of results (SOR). Failure to adhere to the 2-year period, could result in re-registration or application for a updated SOR via an approved RPL process.
Upon successful completion of the EISA, successful candidates will receive the Occupational Certificate: Tax Technician (NQF 6) issued by QCTO.
Student support and online campus
The academic and practical skills component of the qualification is delivered on The Tax Faculty's online Tax Campus.
This will be your virtual campus for the duration of the programme. The course is presented as micro-learning videos, study guides, practice quizzes, discussion forums, practical case studies, assignment briefs and guided presentations on how to master case studies and assignments. Academic lecturers are available on the Q&A portal as they would be in a classroom.
At the beginning of each semester, you'll be presented with the course content plan, a study plan and important assignment dates which are set out at manageable deadlines. This will help you study at your own pace.
In addition, you will be allocated a course consultant who will help you navigate the online campus, support you with your weekly participation and deadlines, and will be able to answer any administrative queries you may have.
Learners who register and successfully complete the diagnostic and compliance pre-approval course at R1 950.00 once-off, will qualify to apply for the accelerator course with the below payment options available.
Successful completion of the pre-approval course is a prerequisite to be eligible to apply for the accelerator course.
Payment option 1: Once-off payment
Once-off payment: R28 900.00.
Alternatively, two semester payments: R14 450.00 per semester (to be paid on or before semester start date).
Application fee (non-refundable, immediate payment upon registration): R450.00. This amount is included in the once-off total and will not be charged additionally.
Payment option 2: Debit order
Once-off application fee (non-refundable, immediate payment upon registration): R450.00.
Total for debit order option: R31 950.00.
* First debit order will be collected from the second month of semester start date. Remaining debit orders will be collected on the first working day of each month.
** Additional charges may apply to your RPL application subject to your portfolio of evidence and workplace experience component. The fees exclude the cost of the EISA.
The following costs are excluded:
Payments and cancellations
Students who have failed to successfully complete either the first or second semester of the course, and wishing to repeat, will be charged a fee of R7 770.00 to repeat per semester. We will offer a 20% discount if the fee is settled as a once-off payment before the repeat start date. The third semester repeat will, however, be charged at R11 950.00.
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