Short Course in Value-Added Tax

Date: Mar 29, 2023 - Jun 29, 2023

Application fee: R450.00

Once-off: R5,950.00

Lecturer: Samantha King GTP(SA)
Lecturer: Richelle van den Berg (MCom Accounting)

This short learning programme (SLP) is designed to empower participants with applied working and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of value-added tax (VAT), whilst focusing on simulated real-life scenarios and the VAT 201 form. During this practical course, you will gain the skills to assist your business with implementing VAT correctly and how to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Please see full course payment breakdown below.

Course overview

The course is delivered online and covers the following topic and practical areas:

Topic 1: Introduction and calculation of VAT, registration and how to complete a VAT 201 return.

Topic 2: Output VAT including zero-rated, exempt supplies, deemed supplies, and how to complete an IT14SD.

Topic 3: Input VAT including general input deductions, input VAT, specific inputs, notional input tax, agent principal transaction and apportionment.

Topic 4: Dispute resolutions and how to submit objections, appeals, ruling applications and requests for remissions.

Topic 5: Fourth Industrial Revolution and how data extractions can assist your business to perform VAT reconciliations and VAT saving reviews.

Admission requirements

Experience in taxation of individuals and trusts are required. An NQF 4 in the field of tax or law is recommended.

Mode of delivery

This short course is delivered on The Tax Faculty's virtual iLearnTax campus.

Course duration

Three months.


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: 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

  • 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.
  • Students who have failed to successfully complete the course, and wishing to repeat will be charged the full course fee to repeat.

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