ACCA Certified Accounting Technician

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.

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DURATION:
4 Months
ID:
ACCA-CAT
CREDIT:
130

INSTRUCTORS:

Mr. Joseph K Kamau
Training Coordinator- ACCA|CIMA | MICT
Ms. Lovelyn Takang
Junior Lecturer - ACCA | CIMA
Mr. Menega Meinerts
Junior Lecturer: ACCA | CIMA
Mr. Adlight Masvaure
Lecturer: ACCA| CIMA
Mr. Yannick Kouokam Kamne
LECTURER - ACCA | CIMA

Address

10 Sherwell Street Cnr Moseley Street, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa   View map

Foundations In Accountancy (FIA) | Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

ALP LOGO (GOLD)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:

SAQA ID: 63550
NQF Level: 5
*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


Introduction

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.

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

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.

FOUNDATION LEVEL

  • 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)

EASY PAYMENTS

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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 accounts@polytechnic.co.za

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
BRANCH: BRAAMFONTEIN   BRAAMFONTEIN
ACCOUNT: 62389074677   202688011
AC TYPE: CHEQUE-CURRENT ACCOUNT   CHEQUE-CURRENT ACCOUNT
CODE: 251905   004805
*SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJ   SBZAZAJJ
* 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 info@polytechnic.co.za

 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

 

How to Select Seats/Study Materials (Texts and Revision (Exam) Kits): 

  • If selecting for one person, select only one (1) per row depending on how you want to configure your exam, e.g. you may want to undertake the one exam per paper without ACCA /CIMA registration fees or Annual subscriptions, in that case just select exams. If on the other hand you want the full to order ACCA / CIMA registration and Annual Subscription, then select inclusive of them at the bottom
  • If you are selecting for two or more people, select 2,3,…9. You can book Exams for upto 9 people.
  • The Event Booking Form assumes that you are paying for 1- 9 people. Please send a ticket if you would like to make amendments

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:

Please download the form to start application.

Certified Accounting Technician

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Description Sales End Price Qty
Johannesburg Polytechnic Application Fee
R 1000.00
Student Access Card
R 200.00
Computer Based Exam Centre Fee
R 300.00
FA1 ACCA-FIA Recording Financial Transactions Tuition
R 4100.00
MA1 ACCA-FIA Management Information Tuition
R 4100.00
FA2 ACCA-FIA Maintaining Financial Records Tuition
R 4100.00
MA2 ACCA-FIA Maintaining Costs and Finance Tuition
R 4100.00
F1 ACCA Accountant in Business Tuition
R 4100.00
F2 ACCA Management Accounting Tuition
R 4100.00
F3 ACCA Financial Accounting Tuition
R 4100.00
FTX ACCA-CAT Tuition
R 4100.00
FFM ACCA-CAT Tuition
R 4100.00
FAU ACCA-CAT Tuition
R 4100.00
FA1 ACCA-FIA Recording Financial Transactions CBE
R 1400.00
MA1 ACCA-FIA Management Information CBE
R 1400.00
FA2 ACCA-FIA Maintaining Financial Records CBE
R 1400.00
MA2 ACCA-FIA Maintaining Costs and Finance CBE
R 1400.00
FAB ACCA-FIA Accountant in Business CBE
R 1600.00
FMA ACCA-FIA Management Accounting CBE
R 1600.00
FFA ACCA-FIA Financial Accounting CBE
R 1600.00
FTX ACCA Foundations in Taxation Exam
R 1720.00
FFM ACCA Foundations in Financial Management Exam
R 1720.00
FAU ACCA Foundations in Audit Exam
R 1720.00
FA1 ACCA-FIA Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
MA1 ACCA-FIA Management Information Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
FA2 ACCA-FIA Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
MA2 ACCA-FIA Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
F1 ACCA Accountant in Business Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
F2 ACCA Management Accounting Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
F3 ACCA Financial Accounting Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
FTX ACCA-CAT Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
FFM ACCA-CAT Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
FAU ACCA-CAT Kaplan Study Text
R 995.00
MA1 ACCA-FIA Management Information Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
FA1 ACCA-FIA Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
MA2 ACCA-FIA Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
FA2 ACCA-FIA Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
F1 ACCA Accountant in Business Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
F2 ACCA Management Accounting Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
F3 ACCA Finacial Accounting Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
FTX ACCA Foundations in Taxation Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
FFM ACCA-CAT Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
FAU ACCA-CAT Kaplan Exam Kit
R 895.00
FA1 ACCA-FIA Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
MA1 ACCA-FIA Management Information Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
FA2 ACCA-FIA Maintaining Financial Records Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
MA2 ACCA-FIA Maintaining Costs and Finance Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
F1 ACCA Accountant in Business Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
F2 ACCA Management Accounting Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
F3 ACCA-CAT Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
FTX ACCA-CAT Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
FFM ACCA-CAT Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
FAU ACCA-CAT Kaplan Pocket Notes
R 250.00
ACCA Registration
R 1700.00
ACCA Annual Subscription
R 1800.00

How to Select Seats/Study Materials (Texts and Revision (Exam) Kits): 

  • If selecting for one person, select only one (1) per row depending on how you want to configure your exam, e.g. you may want to undertake the one exam per paper without ACCA /CIMA registration fees or Annual subscriptions, in that case just select exams. If on the other hand you want the full to order ACCA / CIMA registration and Annual Subscription, then select inclusive of them at the bottom
  • If you are selecting for two or more people, select 2,3,…9. You can book Exams for upto 9 people.
  • The Event Booking Form assumes that you are paying for 1- 9 people. Please send a ticket if you would like to make amendments