Professional Certificate in Taxation of Individuals

Date: Jul 1, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022

Application fee: R450.00

Once-off: R11,950.00

Lecturer: Anika Bester (MCom Taxation)

This is the first semester module of the Professional Certificate in Taxation and can be taken as a standalone module. The outcome of this module is to ensure participants are able to submit individual tax returns without errors including the ITR12, IRP6, EMP501 and EMP201 returns.

Please see full course payment breakdown below.

Course overview

This first-semester module covers the fundamentals of taxation, salaried employees' income tax, self-employed individual taxes (including farming), and payroll taxes. It also covers basic elements of international taxation, donations tax, retirement fund savings, and capital gains tax. The knowledge and practical skills across the following topics are covered:
  1. Income (individuals).
  2. Deductions (individuals).
  3. Salaried employees.
  4. International tax.
  5. Retirement fund savings.
  6. Farming.
  7. Capital gains tax (individuals).
  8. Donation's tax.
  9. Prepaid tax.
  10. Practical payroll.

For each section, learners will receive guidance on how to practically complete the return, practical case studies (self-paced), and a detailed lecture.

Admission requirements

A senior certificate or equivalent qualification.

Assessment criteria

You need to successfully complete the following in order to receive your short learning programme (SLP) certificate:

  • Two knowledge assignments.
  • Two simulation assignments.
  • A formal exam including knowledge and simulation assignments.

Mode of delivery

This professional certificate is delivered on The Tax Faculty's virtual iLearnTax campus.

Course duration

6 months.


This course is presented as a SLP by The Tax Faculty (TTF). TTF is accredited as a continuous professional development (CPD) provider by the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT), a South African Revenue Services Recognised Controlling Body (RCB) under the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No 28 of 2011).

TTF is registered as a skills development partner (SDP) under the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998) by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

Assessment and award of certificate

Learners are assessed via a number of formative and summative assessments. Successful learners will receive a SLP certificate issued by The Tax Faculty. This SLP certificate is non-credit bearing, however, successful learners articulating into the Occupational Certificate: Tax Technician (NQF 6) programme, will obtain recognition for prior learning (RPL) towards the NQF 6 qualification. In addition, this just-in-time learning programme also qualifies for verifiable CPD.

Flexible payment options:

Payment option 1: Once-off payment

R11 950.00 (incl. VAT).

Payment option 2: Debit order

Application fee (non-refundable): R450.00 (incl. VAT).

Six installments: R2 290.00 per month (incl. VAT).
Total: R13 740.00 (incl. VAT).

* First debit order will be collected on course start date. Remaining debit orders will be collected on the first working day of each month.

Payments and cancellations

  • All required minimum payments must be made by direct EFT or by credit card before the commencement of a course. The once-off payment is required to be paid before the course start date, as well as the application fee of learners on a debit order plan (the first debit order is also required on the start date of the course).
  • Kindly note that should debit order payment terms not be adhered to; legal action will be taken and access to the online learning platform suspended.
  • Proof of payment may also 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.


For all short learning programmes (SLPs) with a seven-month or less rollout period, the following will apply:

  • If the cancellation is requested more than 10 working days prior to the course start date, no cancellation fee will be applicable.
  • If the cancellation occurs less than 10 working days prior to the course start date, 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.
  • The course application fee is non-refundable.
  • The Tax Faculty’s liability in the case of a course being cancelled will be limited to a refund of the course fee.

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