As the world becomes increasingly dominated by international trade and commerce, the role of the tax practitioner is no longer limited to a domestic tax perspective or view. A growing freedom for employees to work remotely across the globe, crypto-assets and offshore investments has resulted in the need for all tax practitioners to assist clients with international tax principles and rules.
This professional certificate provides students with the required breadth of knowledge, skills and understanding of international tax principles and practices. The course curriculum is based on the OECD model convention and covers the fundamentals relating to key international tax principles and practices, with particular emphasis on residence, treaty interpretation, transfer pricing and thin capitalisation, the work of the OECD, and international tax avoidance.
This professional certificate is aimed at tax practitioners who wish to be able to manage cross-border transactions effectively and retain their competitive edge through the inclusion of international taxation services or offerings.
Mode of delivery
Online and flexible learning.
Effort and duration
Duration: Six months.
Weekly effort: Four to six hours per week.
What you will learn in this course
This course will cover the following modules and topics:
The curriculum detail matches the syllabus of the Advanced Diploma in International Tax (ADIT) offered by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in the UK and prepares students to successfully complete the first compulsory module of the ADIT.
This programme is for you if:
Open to individuals currently working within taxation, finance, or tax law. An NQF 6 qualification in taxation, law or accounting is recommended.
After successful completion of this programme, you should be able to:
This course is presented as a SLP by The Tax Faculty (TTF) and approved by the Chartered Institute of Taxation as a preparation course for the ADIT examination for Principles of International Taxation. 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 (QCTO) as a skills development partner (SDP) under the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998).
Assessment and award of certificate
Students 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, students may elect to register for this standalone examination via the Advanced Diploma in International Tax, offered in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Taxation. In addition, this just-in-time learning programme also qualifies for verifiable CPD.
Student support and online campus
The academic and practical skills component of the qualification is delivered on The Tax Faculty's online Tax 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
Payment option 2: Debit order
Application fee (non-refundable): R1 950.00.
Six instalments: R2 750.00 per month.
Total: R18 450.00.
This fee excludes any external exams via SAIT or ADIT.
* First debit order will be collected on course start date. Remaining debit orders will be collected on the first day of each month.
Payments and cancellations
For all short learning programmes (SLPs) with a seven-month or less rollout period, the following will apply:
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