Diploma: Public Sector Accounting (ICB)



Full Time


Poor financial management in the public sector has for years been highlighted by role players in the financial sector. The quality of financial statements, lack of understanding of basic internal controls, ineffective internal audit departments and the limited knowledge of accounting and financial principles are only some of the matters which contribute towards poor financial management practices.

This qualification is aimed at addressing the need for transformation through training; to enhance the skills and competencies of government accounting staff that in turn will contribute to the efficiency and productivity of government.

The programme duration is 1

Learners who complete this qualification could pursue a career as a/an:

  • Accountant in the public sector
  • Accounting Technician in the public sector

Upon successful completion of the programme, ICB will issue learners with a Results Letter outlining the modules covered and the Diploma in Public Sector Accounting, SAQA ID 20353 (Credits 137) with a FASSET endorsement will be awarded. Learner results will be recorded on the ICB National Learner Records Database within 3 months of completion.

Learners who have successfully completed the National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting, which consists of the following 4 learning areas:

  1. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  2. Public Accounting Administration
  3. Computerised Bookkeeping
  4. Business Literacy

Contact Programmes:

*Please note that during COVID-19 and the regulations put in place by the National Disaster Management Act No.57 of 2002 amended from time to time and recommendations by the National Command Council which are implemented at all campuses, students will be required to follow all directives of the institute. Whilst every precaution is taken, the institute will not be responsible in respect of any liability arising out of any student becoming ill or suffering injury or death at any of the institute’s campuses. Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place and will need to be abided by all students. Students will be supported through a blended learning approach and you will require basic digital literacy skills (and computer skills as needed) and access to a device and data. Students registered for contact programmes may attend optional campus-based sessions which will be a limited number of students. Priority consideration will be given to at-risk of failing students.

Distance Programmes:

*Please note that for the distance mode of delivery, you will require your own data and device to access study content. Students can access Damelin assessment centres at various campuses to write exams or tests, where and when required and whist on the campuses of Damelin, strict COVID-19 protocols will be implemented at all campuses and all students will be obligated to follow such protocols including those regulations as per the National Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002.

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