Occupational Certificate: Tax Professional (Accelerator Programme)


Start Date: Jan 24, 2022

Payment Options per Semester:

Payment option 1: Once-off payment:

Full course fee: R29 500.00

First semester fee: R14 750.00

Payment option 2: Debit order

Application fee: R1 950.00

First payment upon approval: R7 375.00

Monthly fee: R1 622.50 per month, five instalments per semesters


Lecturer: Karen van Wyk GTP(SA)

This bridging programme for experienced tax practitioners provides participants with the advanced skill to practice as a tax consultant and advisor. Successful course participants will be eligible to apply for membership of the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) and the designation Tax Advisor (SA).

Course overview

Completion of this course, as well as the knowledge, practical skills and workplace experience modules, provides entry into the final external integrated summative assessment (EISA) which is administered by the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) at an additional fee.

On successful completion of the EISA, you will receive the Occupational Certificate: Tax Professional from QCTO. Successful learners will be eligible to maintain/apply for membership of SAIT and the designation Tax Advisor (SA).

For more information on your road to the SAIT EISA board exam (how to qualify, the next steps in your learning journey and our role as your skills development partner), click here.


This course is for you if:

  • You want to secure your professional tax certification and register as a Tax Advisor (SA).
  • You want to establish your own tax consulting and advisory practice.
  • You want to apply for promotion.
  • You have experience in tax, but need a tax qualification to advance your career and earn you the recognition that you deserve.
  • You want to advance your tax knowledge.

Minimum admission requirements

Applicants must have one of the following qualifications:

  • BCom or LLB with a minimum of two tax modules.
  • Occupational Certificate: Tax Technician.
  • ACCA professional qualification.
  • CIMA professional qualification.

In addition, applicants must have at least three years of work experience in accounting, bookkeeping and/or tax. Applicants with a NQF level 6, with experience in tax at a senior consultant level, will be considered. Honours in taxation students with limited experience could also be considered.


What will be covered?

The Tax Faculty recognises that learning is achieved through past experience and therefore the learning journey will begin with a diagnostic from which tailored learning journeys are implemented, giving you the best opportunity to gain your qualification without having to start from scratch.

By the end of the qualification you will be able to perform the following at an advanced level:

  • Finalising income tax, payroll and VAT returns.
  • Reviewing or auditing tax balances.
  • Mediating tax disputes.
  • Writing tax opinions.

Mode of delivery

The course is delivered via The Tax Faculty's virtual campus and webinar platforms whilst the final exam is administered by the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) at an additional fee.


Course duration

18 months.

Semester 1: Taxation of Individuals (six months).
Semester 2: Taxation of Corporates (six months).
Semester 3: Auxiliary topics and EISA preparation (six months).

Accreditation

The qualification is registered at a level 8 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) via the Occupational Council for Trade Occupations (QCTO) as follows:

  • Occupational Certificate: Tax Professional at NQF Level 8: SAQA ID 93624.
The Tax Faculty is a registered skills development provider under the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998) on this qualification. Accreditation number QCTOSDP00180420.

Assessment and award of certificate

The occupational qualification is awarded by the QCTO after successful completion of the external integrated summative assessment (EISA), which is conducted by the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) as the Assessment Quality Partner of the QCTO.

In order to gain entry into the EISA, learners need to successfully complete several formative and summative assessments that are conducted via The Tax Faculty as skills development partner of the QCTO. Completion of this learning assessment process will lead to a statement of results, and certificate of partial completion, issued by The Tax Faculty.

Candidates who complete the EISA successfully will be eligible to apply for membership of SAIT and the designation Tax Advisor (SA).


Course fees

Payment option 1: Once-off payment 

Once-off payment: R29 500.00.

Alternatively, two semester payments: R14 750.00 per semester (to be paid on or before semester start date).

Payment option 2: Debit order

Application fee (non-refundable, immediate payment upon registration): R1 950.00 (for entry to pre-assessments to qualify for accelerated course).

  • Start of first semester (to be paid before or on semester start date), 50% of semester fee upfront: R7 375.00. First semester remaining debit orders, five instalments: R1 622.50 per month.
  • Start of second semester (to be paid before or on semester start date), 50% of course fee upfront: R7 375.00. Second semester remaining debit orders, five instalments: R1 622.50 per month.

Total for debit order option: R32 925.00.

* 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.


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.

Conditions

For courses with a 12-month or longer rollout, the following will apply:

  • If the cancellation is requested more than two weeks prior to the course start date, no cancellation fee will be applicable.
  • If the cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the course start date, a 25% cancellation fee will be applicable on the full course fee.
  • Should a cancellation be received within six weeks after the course start date, the student will still be liable for 50% of the full course fee.
  • Should the cancellation be received after six weeks of the course start date, the student will be liable for the full course fee.
  • The course application fee is non-refundable.

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