Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5 National Diploma - SAQA ID 36213 - Academy of York

Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5 National Diploma – SAQA ID 36213


Technical Public Accounting (ICB Accredited Course – Code: PSA007)

During the ICB-accredited Technical Public Accounting course you will learn about the public sector and its components in terms of basis of funding, legislation, role, structure, reporting and interrelationships. You will understand the role of the Office of the Auditor General and Public Accounts Committee in relation to the financial management system in a public service organisation and parliament. Further along you will be able to describe the role of the Institute of Public Finance and Auditing.

During the Public Accounting Administration course you will learn how to:

  • Prepare an income statement that consolidates entities according to legal requirements
  • Analyse the difficulties in measuring performance in public services
  • Evaluate the process of performance measurement in a specific public sector context

The Technical Public Accounting course is ideal for students looking convert their Certified Technical Financial Accountant qualification into a Certified Technical Public Accountant qualification. If you already have the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (SAQA ID 36213) this course, Technical Public Accounting, plus Public Accounting Administration, will give you a second qualification – National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting (SAQA ID 20353).

Course fee

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Price after bursary*

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Technical Public Accounting Course Code: PSA007



R400 over 9.5 months


Study period: up to 6 months                                Registration fee: R575

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

ICB Assessment and Award

Using the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) programme material, 30% of your final mark comes from the activities and evaluations you undertake during your accounting and bookkeeping distance learning course. Your Portfolio of Evidence (POE) is a folder, which you will receive once you have registered for your assessment, in which you include any assignments given to you as well as the tests you take.

When you sit down to write your final assessment, which accounts for 70% of your final mark, you will include that in your POE, which an assessor will then check. Assessments venues are located throughout South Africa and a detailed list of all venues is available. 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 for the final assessment 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

The Academy of York is fully accredited by The Department of Higher Education and Training as a Further Education College, FASSET SETA and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

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