Tax professionals who stand out amongst their peers are able to advise clients on complex corporate and personal tax affairs. This certificate will give you the skills to analyse tax risk, provide tax advice and develop the practical skill required for controversy management.
During the programme, you will develop knowledge and practical application related to corporate, personal, VAT and payroll taxation as it applies to the 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 course, you will advance your career.
Mode of delivery
Online learning with flexible weekly study plans.
Effort and duration
Duration: 12 months.
Weekly effort: Six to eight hours a week.
What you will learn in this course
The syllabus for this SLP has been specifically arranged in a logical order rather than a mere numerical or random approach. It consists of two parts:
Semester 1: Individual Income Tax and Payroll Tax
Semester 2: Corporate Tax and VAT
This course is for you if:
A course participant who successfully completes this programme will be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the following outcomes:
Minimum admission requirements
Applicants must have:
This course is presented as a SLP by The Tax Faculty (TTF). This programme is accredited by SAIBA for entry into BA(SA) designation and/or BAP(SA). If you have a BCom degree but lacking tax as a core subject, and have four years work experience, this course will be sufficient to apply to register as a BAP(SA) with SAIBA, pending other membership criteria. Thereafter you can apply for their tax practitioner license to obtain a SARS PR number.
TTF is recognised as a continuous professional development (CPD) provider by controlling bodies accredited in terms of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No 28 of 2011), and holds accreditation with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations as a skills development partner (SDP) under the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998).
Assessment and award of certificate
Learners are assessed via a number of practical assignments and a final integrated assessment. Successful learners will receive a SLP certificate of competence issued by The Tax Faculty.
Student support and online campus
The academic and practical skills component of the qualification is delivered on The Tax Faculty's online iLearnTax 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.
Flexible payment options:
Payment option 1: Once-off payment
Full once-off payment: R24 950.00.
Alternatively, two semester payments: R12 475.00 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: R27 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.
Payments and cancellations
For courses with a 12-month or longer rollout, the following will apply:
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