As technology replaces routine transactions, it is crucial that you understand the practical knowledge of value-added tax (VAT). In order to remain relevant in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, you will need to be able to utilise technology via data extractions to perform VAT reconciliations and VAT saving reviews.
This short learning programme (SLP) is designed to empower you with this crucial skill in addition to the applied working and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of VAT, whilst focusing on simulated real-life scenarios and the VAT 201 form.
After the successful completion of this course, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to identify crucial VAT savings for your own business, employer, or client’s business.
Mode of delivery
Online learning with flexible weekly study plans.
Duration and effort
Duration: 12 weeks.
Weekly effort: Four to six hours per 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 for you if:
After successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
This course is presented as a SLP by The Tax Faculty (TTF). 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
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. In addition, this just-in-time learning programme also qualifies for verifiable Tax 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
Payment option 1: Once-off payment
Total: R5 950.00 (incl. VAT).
Payment option 2: Debit order
Application fee (non-refundable): R450.00 (incl. VAT).
Two instalments: R3 400.00 per month (incl. VAT).
Total: R7 250.00 (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.
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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