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Foundations In Accountancy (FIA) | Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
Johannesburg Polytechnic is an Approved Learning Partner of the ACCA that provides tuition for the Certified Accounting Technician, this is part of the Foundations in Accountancy suite of qualifications.
It consists of 9 modules of which 7 are available on Demand (Computer Based Examinations) and two options are only available on Paper Based Exams.
If you are an International Student, please click the link below to download the Our Policy and Fees for International Students and the Application Form.
Local and continuing students can pay using the local fees in this schedule
The Certified Accounting Technician Course:
|*Duration:||1 Year Full time|
|Examinations:||Computer Based Assessment (7 Modules)Paper Based Examinations at Designated ACCACentres Countrywide (3 Modules)|
|Course Start Dates and Modes:||Full Time: Monday-Wednesday-Friday
Part Time: Saturdays
Part Time: Monday-Wednesday-Friday
|Examinations:||Examined by 2 hour examination set by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants- UK via Computer Based Examination or Paper Based Examinations for Option papers|
The CAT Qualification is suitable for anyone who wants a solid foundation of knowledge in finance and accounting. It will provide you with all the technical skills and knowledge you need to perform an accounting-support role and work at a technician level. No previous academic qualifications are required to study for this qualification. The ability level is broadly equivalent to the first year of a degree programme/HND. The qualification is part of the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards.
WHAT KIND OF WORK CAN I DO WITH THIS QUALIFICATION?
You could work in the following types of roles:
- an accounting role in an small to medium-sized organisation
- a financial reporting, financial support or supervisory role in a larger organisation
- a financial supervisory or management role in accounts payables and/or receivables, or a financial role in fixed-asset accounting or in a financial shared service centre
- An accounting technician role in a commercial organisation.
To achieve the CAT Qualification you will need to register as a student on Foundations in accountancy and complete:
Nine exams from:
Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting
- Recording Financial Transactions (FA1)
- Management Information (MA1)
Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting
- Maintaining Financial Records (FA2)
- Managing Costs and Finances (MA2)
Diploma in Accounting and Business
- Accountant in Business (FAB)
- Management Accounting (FMA)
- Financial Accounting (FFA)
Plus two of the following to get the Certified Accounting Technician Qualification:
- Foundations in Taxation (FTX)
- Foundations in Financial Management (FFM)
- Foundations in Audit (FAU)
A professionalism and ethics module called Foundations in Professionalism
One year’s relevant practical experience in any accounting environment to show you can use your knowledge from the exams in the workplace. Experience can be completed before, at the same time or after taking your exams.
COLLECT CERTIFICATES ALONG THE WAY
- You’ll be awarded the Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting when you have completed exams FA1 and MA1;
- The Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting when you have completed exams FA2 and MA2;
- And the Diploma in Accounting and Business when you have completed exams FAB, FMA and FFA.
This is a great way to demonstrate to employers your level of knowledge and capabilities and it motivates you to keep studying. Please note you will receive these awards only when you have also completed Foundations in Professionalism.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE?
It’s up to you as there is no time limit. You can sit most of the exams on demand as computer-based exams at Johannesburg Polytechnic or choose to sit paper-based exams in June and December at a designated examination centre. You can complete Foundations in Professionalism before or after the exams. So you could complete the CAT Qualification in one or two years.
CAN I MISS OUT SOME EXAMS IF I HAVE RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS?
Yes. Please visit ACCA exemptions page to check what exemptions you may claim based on your previous qualifications. In addition you can use any relevant practical experience you may have to claim exemption from exams FA1, MA1, FA2 and MA2.
REGISTRATION AND SUBSCRIPTION FEES
These will apply to you when you want to enter for exams after you have registered for the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification.
- Initial Registration £79
- Annual Subscription £85
- Re-registration £79
CAN I GO ON TO DO OTHER ACCA QUALIFICATIONS?
We hope you will continue to study with ACCA and progress your career to the next level. After completing your CAT Qualification, you can continue your studies with the ACCA Qualification and work towards becoming a qualified chartered certified accountant.
You will be given exemption from the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification (F1, F2 and F3) and your one year’s practical experience can count towards the three years of practical experience needed for the ACCA Qualification. You’ve made a great start, so why not continue the journey and become a professionally-qualified accountant and an ACCA member?
TUITION FEES AT JOHANNESBURG POLYTECHNIC
|Paper Code Description Tuition Fee (Rand)||On Campus|
|INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING|
|Recording Financial Transactions (FA1):||4100.00|
|Management Information (MA1):||4100.00|
|INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING|
|Maintaining Financial Records (FA2)||4100.00|
|Managing Costs and Finances (MA2)||4100.00|
|ACCA DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING NQF LEVEL 5|
|Accountant in Business (FAB),||4100.00|
|Management Accounting (FMA)||4100.00|
|Financial Accounting (FFA)||4100.00|
|ACCA CERTIFIED ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN NQF LEVEL 5|
|Foundations in Taxation (FTX)||4100.00|
|Foundations in Financial Management (FFM)||4100.00|
|Foundations in Audit (FAU)||4100.00|
*PRICES ARE ONLY VALID FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER 2016 (DECEMBER 2016 EXAMS).
** OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (2 ONLY)
Local Students (NOT AVAILABLE TO STUDENT PERMIT HOLDERS) have an option of paying fees in easy installments. Please call or come and we can schedule an easy payment method specific for your needs. Please note that once you opt for this mode of payment, you will sign an agreement and a debit order may apply.
Registration fee: A registration fee of R1000.00 is applicable for all courses. This is payable in advance and per year and is non refundable.
Please use the paper codes and levels in this table to fill in the registration form provided.
Fees once paid are not refundable under any circumstances so long as classes have been booked and confirmed.
FEES PAYMENTS METHODS
DIRECT DEPOSIT: Deposit your cash into the bank account and fax back the deposit slip or scan to email to email@example.com
EFT: Electronic Funds Transfer- Simply Transfer the funds to our FNB Account conveniently and email the deposit slip to our accounts department.
CHEQUE PAYMENTS: Issue a CROSSED CHEQUE to JOHANNESBURG POLYTECHNIC PTY LIMITED and deposit it or bring it to the college.
PAYPAL CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: Students have now an option of paying using PayPal and Credit Cards. Please request for an Invoice with details on how to pay via PayPal. Please note that a surcharge will be added to your fees to mitigate costs related to credit card payments.
BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK OR STANDARD BANK
|ACCOUNT:||JOHANNESBURG POLYTECHNIC PTY LTD||JOHANNESBURG POLYTECHNIC PTY LTD|
|BANK:||FIRST NATIONAL BANK -SOUTH AFRICA||STANDARD BANK|
|AC TYPE:||CHEQUE-CURRENT ACCOUNT||CHEQUE-CURRENT ACCOUNT|
|* Important for International Students who may need to do Swift Transfer|
|ADDRESS:||92 – 94 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, 2001||76 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, 2001|
|REFERENCE:||QUOTATION NUMBER OR YOUR NAME AND SURNAME||QUOTATION NUMBER OR YOUR NAME AND SURNAME|
Please fax your deposit Slip to us on 086 653 8029 or scan to email to firstname.lastname@example.org
COURSE DELIVERY MODES
Full time classes-These are available 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), they are ideal for those who are not currently working or anyone who feels he/she requires extra time to study. There are 4 two hour lessons per day giving you maximum contact hours to pass your CAT programme
Part time Classes-These are available on in the Evenings from 6.30pm-8.30pm and on Saturdays from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Please note that the college may shift some part-time classes to Sundays during Block release programme.
Please select the modules, books and exams or service you would like from the form below and we will send you a quotation immediately.
Certified Accounting Technician
You can use the following links to download:
REQUIREMENTS WHEN REGISTERING AT JOHANNESBURG POLYTECHNIC
- Copy of ID Documents/Refugee/Asylum Seekers Permit /Passport
- Copy of ACCA /CIMA / IMM Registration Number if already registered or any proof of registration with the examination body. If not registered kindly request for assistance from our registration office.
- Copies of relevant academic transcripts (e.g. Matric Certificate/High School/University Certificates and Transcripts thereof)
- Fully filled registration form
- Registration fee of R1000.00
- Tuition Fees Payments for the number of Papers selected
If you are ready, you can apply online or download the application form:
- Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting brochure
- Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting brochure
- ACCA Diploma Brochure 2015
- Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) | Certified Accounting Technician CAT brochure 2015
Please download the form to start application.