Public Accounting Administration ICB Accredited Course – Code: PSA002 - Academy of York

Public Accounting Administration ICB Accredited Course – Code: PSA002

Public Accounting Administration

During the ICB-accredited Public Accounting Administration course you will learn about the characteristics and concepts of SA’s three spheres of governance, about legislative institutions in SA’s central government system and how the financial management system assists Government to translate its strategy into action.

Course Overview

  • Perform calculations using computational tools efficiently and correctly
  • Accurately define the features which contribute to the uniqueness of the public sector
  • Understand and explain the methods of controlling public sector finance
  • Describe the intergovernmental fiscal system including the DORA
  • Identify and discuss the intent and main purpose of the Public Finance and Management Act

The Public Accounting Administration course is ideal for students looking convert their Junior Bookkeeping qualification into a Certified Public Accounts Administrator. If you already have the National Certificate: Bookkeeping (SAQA ID 58375) this one course, Public Accounting Administration, will give you a second qualification – National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting (SAQA ID 20352)

Study period: up to 6 months   

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course do not require any accounting knowledge before starting this qualification. Students will require a computer with Windows 7, 8 or 10 for this course.

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide and for those students who require additional assistance in the form of video learning, a FREE USB DRIVE containing Videos and Solutions Playlists.

ICB Assessment and Award

Using the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) programme material, 30% of your final mark is calculated from the activities and evaluations you undertake during your Entrepreneurial distance learning course. Your Portfolio of Evidence (POE) is a folder you will receive once you have registered for your assessment, and it must include all tests and assignments you have completed for each module.

You will be required to do a written exam for each module, which accounts for 70% of your final mark and you will include that in your POE, which must be submitted to an ICB assessor. Assessment Centre are located throughout South Africa, so please visit to find an exam venue closest to you. Upon successful completion of your exam, ICB will certify you with a statement of competence showing the respective unit standards, which you have completed.

Important ICB Exam Information

You will need to register as a Student Member with the ICB, and enrol for the exam before prescribed closing dates with them. Please note ICB registration and assessment fees are not included in your course fees and must be paid directly to ICB. Please go to for current fees.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

This course is accredited by ICB, a SAQA recognized professional body.

Course Name: Public Accounting Administration (ICPAAD)
Price Before bursary R5,833
Price after bursary R3,500*
Once off payment price R3,200
Payment Plan R350 over 10 months
Registration Fee R700

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

What our students say about us

Thabo-Masina‘’My experience with the college was good and I have never seen or hear about a college that takes care and always keep contact with its learners like AOY. I felt important and while doing the course with all the support I got and quick responses when I had questions, looking forward for my next course, much love.’’Moreblessing Samakande | Project Management