Applications for the UCT Postgraduate Diploma in Public Sector Accounting is now open for the 2019 academic year. From 2019, all four courses in the programme will be offered online. Students who are working full time are encouraged to register for two courses per year, i.e. complete the programme over two years.
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, and has been developed in response to the urgent need in South Africa for competent and accountable public sector financial managers to improve public sector management and reporting.
What are the entrance requirements?
B Com (General Accounting) degree or similar (NQF level 7) undergraduate degree in Accounting.
What are the career opportunities?
This programme has been developed in collaboration with National Treasury, Capacity Building, and various stakeholders in the public sector. 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) and larger auditing and accounting firms. The South African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA) has endorsed programme towards the Registered Government Auditor (RGA) designation.
Applications are done via the UCT website; follow the link to apply ONLINE. For more information for postgraduate fees and funding, please follow the link to the UCT website: FEES and FUNDING