UNISA Short Course in Financial and Accounting Principles for Public Entities

UNISA Short Course in Financial and Accounting Principles for Public Entities

 

Short Course in Financial and Accounting Principles for Public Entities (71323)

 

Purpose

The objective of this course is to provide competencies (knowledge, skills and values) to board members and officials of public entities in respect of legislative requirements, financial and accounting principles, good corporate governance and managerial decision making. Qualifying learners should be able to contribute towards more effective boards and service delivery of public entities in general.
 

Target group

This NQF level 5-course is aimed at board members and officials of public entities
 

Admission requirements

A senior certificate or equivalent qualification or work experience. Students must have access to a computer and e-mail as all study material will be communicated in electronic format (unless special arrangements are made with the course administrator).
 

Duration

Six months
 

Language medium

English
 

Registration periods

Registration is from 1 December, to 7 February for the first semester and 2 May to 15 July for the second semester.
 

Tuition method

This course will be taught by means of distance education, communication through study guides, tutorial letters, assignments and solutions, which will be supplied as the course progresses
 

Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Two compulsory assignments
Summative assessment:
The examination will take place in May/June for the first semester registrations and October/November for the second semester registrations
 

Financial and Accounting Principles for Public Entities (PEFAP1F)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Legislative requirements
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial and accounting principles
  • Managerial decision making

 
 

Course leader

Prof D Scott DCom (Accounting) AIMFO (Municipal Accounting) (Financial Accounting)
Centre for Accounting Studies
Office 4-073, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 4450 (08:00am – 1:00pm)
Fax: 012 429 3424
E-mail: scottd@unisa.ac.za
 
Prof C C Shuttleworth DCom (Accounting) SAIPA (Management Accounting and Information Management)
Centre for Accounting Studies
Office 1-057, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 4763 (08:00am – 1:00pm)
Fax: 012 429 4894
E-mail: shuttcc@unisa.ac.za
 
 

Programme administrator(s)

 
Thabang Masenya
Tel no: (012) 429 4765
Fax to e-mail: 086 6011523
E-mail: masentf@unisa.ac.za