Tax legislation and application is complex and can cause confusion, resulting in costly errors and penalties for taxpayers. Tax practitioners have an obligation to society and to their clients to ensure sound tax compliance.
This short learning programme (SLP) is built upon practical simulations, ensuring the learning environment simulates reality in tax practice. This is the first semester of the Professional Certificate in Taxation and can be taken as a standalone semester.
The skills gained in this module will ensure that theoretical knowledge can be practically applied in the completion and submission of tax returns without errors namely ITR12, IRP6, EMP501 and EMP201 returns.
Mode of delivery
Online learning with flexible weekly study plans.
Effort and duration
Duration: Six months.
Weekly effort: Five to seven hours a week.
What you will learn in this course
The following modules include both the knowledge and practical skills in order to master the subject:
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 through The Tax Faculty, will obtain a statement of results towards the NQF 6 qualification. 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 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:
R13 950.00 (incl. VAT).
Application fee (non-refundable): R450.00 (incl. VAT).
Six instalments: R2 550.00 per month (incl. VAT).
Total: R15 750.00 (incl. VAT).
* First debit order will be collected on course start date. Remaining debit orders will be collected on the first working day of each month.
For all short learning programmes (SLPs) with a seven-month or less rollout period, the following will apply:
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