AT(SA)

WHAT IS AT(SA) AND WHAT COURSES DO THEY OFFER?

AT(SA), Accounting Technicians (South Africa) is a accountancy  and finance professional body that falls
under the auspices of SAICA. Through a network of service providers, AT(SA) offers practical accounting
qualifications and professional body membership. MBAT is a premier provider of AT(SA).
The AT(SA) qualification (Levels 3,4 & 5) are SAQA accredited Learnerships. These Learnerships provide
those working in a finance environment with the all-round knowledge to understand and apply the varying
financial transactions across the full range of a finance/accounting operation.
An important feature of AT(SA) is that the exams are competency based. This tests the candidate’s ability to
apply what they learnt as opposed to a theoretical response to the questions set.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

GREATER GRASP/AWARENESS

The AT(SA) qualifications move the employee from his/her financial silo to someone who has an infinitely
broader appreciation of financial operations. As a result, employees can work cross functionally, transfer
seamlessly to other positions and provide cover for colleagues who are absent from work – leave etc.

PRACTICAL SKILLS BASED LEARNING

AT(SA) qualifications are competency based and offer a practical skills-based approach to learning. This
means that your employees can implement new skills as they learn, reducing the need for on-the-job training ,
which can be both time consuming and costly.

FLEXIBILITY

AT(SA) qualifications are designed to be flexible, allowing employees to qualify at a suitable pace, as well as
fit in with their organisation’s needs and requirements.

ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING FROM GOVERNMENT

As a SAQA accredited Learnership AT(SA) qualifies under Section 12H for a tax rebate on every completed
Learnership.

QUALITY AND ASSURANCE

AT(SA) accredits and monitors the network of training providers, guaranteeing a quality approach to training
delivery.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Your employees do not need any formal entry qualification to develop their skills with AT(SA). However, AT
(SA) Level 3 learners should preferably have completed grade 12, with mathematics or mathematical literacy
and able to complete written assignments in English.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

CERTIFICATE: ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN (NQF LEVEL3) (SAQA ID: 73710)
Module

Basic Accounting I
3 Days Training

Includes

· Principles of processing financial transactions
· Preparing and recording financial documentation
· Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance.

Basic Accounting II
3 Days Training

· Cashbook
· Petty cash
· Journals
· Control accounts

Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance
1 Days Training

· Understanding the role of accounting in an organisation

Basic Costing

· Principles of costing

Computerised Accounting
3 Days Training

· Use computerised accounting software

FET CERTIFICATE: ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN (NQF LEVEL 4) (ID: 77143)
Module

Accounts Preparation I
4 Days Training

Includes

· Extended trial balance

Accounts Preparation II
4 Days Training

· Preparing final accounts

Cash Management
4 Days Training

· Principles of cash management

Cost and Revenues
4 Days Training

· Provide cost and revenue information

Indirect Tax
3 Days Training

· Principles of VAT

Professional Ethics
2 Days Training

· Ethics in accounting and finance

Spreadsheet Software
4 Days Training

· Use spreadsheets for accounting

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING (NQF LEVEL 5) (ID: 80189)
Module

Financial Statements

Includes

· Drafting financial statements

Budgeting

· Drafting budgets

Financial Performance

· Measuring financial performance

Internal Control and Accounting Systems

· Evaluating accounting systems

Two Electives
5 Days Training

Any Two of the Following Units:
· Credit management and control
· Personal tax
· Business tax

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