Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa (CSSA)

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Welcome to the Chartered Secretaries Qualification

The Chartered Secretaries qualification is an international qualification which is currently recognised in more than 70 countries. Chartered Secretaries of Southern Africa is a division of ICSA which is the global Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. The qualifications in Southern Africa are provided at 4 levels, each of which enables students to be employable at any stage during their studies. Due to the economic situation this is an added benefit when selecting a qualification.

Chartered Secretaries work in public as well as private companies, corporate secretarial firms, legal practices and international accounting firms. The CSSA requires you to have an interest in business and the economy, confidence to communicate with people, efficient organisational ability and strict attention to detail. Employers know what they are getting when employing a CSSA student and member.

After completing the CSSA International Qualification Board Examination and obtaining the relevant work experience you will become a member of the Institute and a Chartered Secretary. This title comes with a high level of respect and demands as it puts you at the forefront of governance issues.

There is currently a shortage of qualified and experienced Chartered Secretaries, this allows successful students to climb the corporate ladder quickly and obtain excellent skills and remuneration.

The CSSA has three qualifications for students to study. Each qualification is a learning programme that is made up of short courses.

We are here to help you. Review the programme information below.  If you would like more information then click on the ‘Contact Coruse Advisor’ button and we'll contact you. Or if you would prefer to chat we have a Course Advisor online right now to chat with you.

Qualifications

  • CSSA Professional Qualification - Programme 1: Management & Administration

    This programme is the first of the CSSA professional qualifications. It provides the student with practical knowledge and competence in management and administration for the workplace that can be applied in a variety of entities as well as an understanding of their philosophy and operational requirements. It also provides a step to a higher phase of learning in governance, administration and finance, and widens the learner's opportunities for advancement.

    The student will be equipped to handle a variety of administrative functions both administrative, financial, contractual and technological.

     The programme consists of four courses:

    1.     CSSA Communication

    2.     CSSA Financial Accounting 1

    3.     CSSA Economics

    4.     CSSA General Principles of Commercial Law 

  • CSSA Professional Qualification - Programme 2: Governance & Administration

    This programme is the second of the CSSA professional qualifications. It provides the student with a level of knowledge and skill that is required for management, administration and governance positions in the practical workplace while still having an understanding of the CSSA philosophy and operational requirements. It also provides a step to a higher level of learning in governance, administration and finance, and widens the learner's opportunities for advancement.

    The student will be equipped to handle a variety of administrative functions in management, management information systems, taxation and financial accounting.

     The programme consists of five courses:

    1.      CSSA Managing Information Systems

    2.      CSSA Taxation

    3.      CSSA Financial Accounting 2

    4.      CSSA Management Principles

    5.      CSSA Advanced Commercial Law 

  • CSSA Professional Advanced Qualification - Programme 3: Governance & Administration

    This programme is the third of the CSSA professional qualifications. It provides managers and administrators with the knowledge and skills that relate to administration, management and corporate governance. It also is a broad-based qualification with the emphasis on governance, administration and strategic issues in both public and private sectors.

    On completion of this qualification, students are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Business Management.

    The programme consists of four courses:

    1.     CSSA Financial Accounting 3

    2.     CSSA Management Accounting

    3.     CSSA Corporate Law

    4.     CSSA Strategic and Operations Management

  • CSSA Public Sector Governance

    This NQF 8 module can be seen as a stand alone module or as part of the Post-Graduate Professional Qualification: Corporate Secretaryship and Governance. It is aimed at developing individual knowledge while enhancing decision-making skills. Students will be have both theoretical and practical topics to work through which relate specifically to public sector governance.

    This course covers the following modules:

    1.     The structures and processes of government

    2.     Principles of good governance within the public sector

    3.     The role of decision-makers

    4.     Shareholders and stakeholders

    5.     Public sector accountability mechanisms

* Please note that you may be required to register for the full qualification should you choose to enrol for a particular short course or cluster of short courses.





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