Government Accounting

Learning Unit 1: Basic Principles, Reporting Requirements and the Nature of Functions in the Public Sector
Learning Unit 2: Accounting Techniques and Approaches to Process Financial Information
Learning Unit 3: Preparation of Financial Statements
Learning Unit 4: Control Over Cash Transactions and Balances

Who should Attend ?

This skills programme is designed for the public sector and is aimed at:
• individuals who are or will be responsible for performing accounting functions and tasks in organisations;
• public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist; and
• department and organisation managers.

What are the benefits ?

The benefits of this skills programme include:
• ability to apply public sector accounting principles and procedures;
• thorough knowledge of legislation, regulations and prescripts;
• thorough knowledge of financial transactions posted with the aid of a computerised accounting system;
• detailed knowledge of the function and purpose of asset and liability (suspense) items;
• enhanced knowledge of financial system functions;
• enhanced appreciation of the impact a learner’s performance may have on the functions and responsibilities of other persons in an organisation; and
• a competent and motivated workforce.


Four day contact session.

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Aligned Unit Standards

UnitIDTitleNQF LevelCredits
119350Apply accounting principles and procedures in the preparation of reports and decision making515
Scheduled Venues and Dates

Gauteng 08 Mar 21-11 Mar 21
21 Jun 21-24 Jun 21
13 Sep 21-16 Sep 21
17 Jan 22-20 Jan 22
09 May 22-12 May 22
19 Sep 22-22 Sep 22
Online 08 Mar 21-11 Mar 21
21 Jun 21-24 Jun 21
13 Sep 21-16 Sep 21
Entry Requirements

The credit calculation in the relevant unit standard is based on the assumption that learners:
•are in possession of a Further Education and Training Certificate or equivalent qualification