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 Technician from QCTO. Successful learners will be eligible to maintain/apply for membership of SAIT and the designation Tax Technician (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 programme is for you if:
Who is required to complete this qualification?
It is a strict requirement of SARS that registered tax practitioners upskill their matric qualification within three years from registration with SARS and an RCB.
Completion of this accelerated programme and EISA exam (with SAIT) will secure you the required NQF 6 level qualification to remain a registered tax practitioner with SARS.
What will be covered?
At The Tax Faculty, we recognise that you have gained significant prior experience over a number of years whilst working in the field of tax. For this reason, we recognise your prior learning (RPL). We give you the maximum credit (exemptions) towards your occupational NQF 6 qualification. At The Tax Faculty, we will never waste your time to study topics in which you are already competent. Our exemptions process (RPL) address this issue.
Therefore, the core to The Tax Faculty learning ethos include a unique process to identify your individual learning needs against the competency framework across the tax knowledge and practical skills required to complete the qualification. Your specific learning needs are identified through our diagnostic measuring your knowledge and practical skills competencies.
With your prior work experience, a number of the topics will be exempted (RPL). However, the fundamental knowledge competency framework includes the following areas:
Minimum admission requirementsApplicants must have at least three years of work experience in tax, accounting and/or bookkeeping and recently completed annual tax CPD programme updates with SAIT or similar such as SARS internal training. Applicants with a NQF level 4, with experience in tax at a senior consultant level, will be considered.
Mode of delivery
The course delivered via The Tax Faculty's virtual campus and webinar platforms whilst the final exam (EISA) is administered by the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) at and additional fee.
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 Technician (SA).
Payment option 1: Once-off payment
Once-off payment: R27 500.00.
Alternatively, two semester payments: R13 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).
Total for debit order option: R30 825.00.
* 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
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