Professional Certificate in Estate and Trust Administration

Date: Feb 23, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

Application fee: R450.00

Once-off: R11,950.00

Please see full course payment breakdown below.

Course overview

This short learning programme (SLP) covers the planning and administration of deceased estates (including insolvent deceased estates), trusts, basic tax principles involved, and the functions of the Master of the High Court. It will also cover the matrimonial property regime, as well as testate and intestate succession, with a focus on the relevant pieces of legislation. The course will also equip participants with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to effectively use trusts and other vehicles in estate planning.

After an induction and orientation session, the fundamentals of administration of estates and trusts are covered including:

  • The estates landscape.
  • Trust law and practise.
  • Donation tax and estate duty.
  • Income tax and estate planning.
  • Administration of deceased estates.

Course delivery

This professional certificate is delivered by The Tax Faculty through the virtual campus and webinar platforms. Each chunk follows a specific learning methodology which bridges the gap between theory and successful practical application. Three formal assignments will integrate a number of the modules and topics, whilst the final intergrated exam will examine the full syllabus

Admission requirements

A minimum of a senior certificate with a basic understanding of taxable income and appropriate experience in the administration of estates.


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

Total: R11 950.00 (incl. VAT).

Payment option 2: Debit order

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

Seven instalments: R1 790.00 per month (incl. VAT).
Total: R12 530.00.00 (incl. VAT).

*The first debit order will run on the course start date and then on the first of every following 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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