This programme focuses on the acquisition of skills in Public Sector Accounting, including legislation and regulations, the role of government, recording and reporting of financial transactions, controls and audits in government entities, preparation of budgets and forecasts, and other reporting issues. The programme has been offered since 2015, in response to the urgent need in South Africa for competent and accountable public sector financial managers to improve public sector management and reporting. Accounting graduates are provided a route to completing a relevant university qualification to pursue a career in National, Provincial and Local government organisations, as well as with the Auditor General Southern Africa (AGSA).
B Com (General Accounting) degree, or similar (NQF level 7) undergraduate degree in Accounting.
Duration: 1-year full time; or 2-year distance learning.
From 2019, all four courses will be offered online, using the UCT VULA platform. Students should have access to a computer and internet.
The programme consists of four courses, each consisting of a number of modules. A pass in all four courses is required in order to be awarded the PG Dip in Public Sector Accounting qualification. Full information on the course: here.