ICB Technical Public Accounting



This course forms part of the Intermediate Level in the ICB Public Sector Accounting. This course and the remainder of the Intermediate Level is aimed at producing technical public accountants who are deemed to be proficient in the execution of the annual bookkeeping and accounting function in the public sector. This course will provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be successful accounts administrators in the public sector. It will also allow students opportinities to grow, develop and transform poor financial management practices in the public sector. Finally by completing this course SACOB and the ICB will provide the public sector with professionally qualified, skilled and ethical staff, who add value and contribute to the efficiency and productivity of the South African government.


Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as a Quality Assurance Partner of the QCTO.

Entrance requirement

National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting, which consists of the previous 4 learning areas.


This course can be completed in 3 months.  

Starting Dates

12 February 2018
16 April 2018
18 June 2018

20 August 2018
29 October 2018

* These dates are for the Online Classroom option, students who wish to enroll for the Home Study option have no particular starting date.


• Basic economic principles
• Management information systems
• Public sector financial statements
• Risk management in the public sector
• Performance management in the public sector
• Project management in the public sector


This course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre. Please be sure to register for your assessment.


This course is a short course as part of a national qualification. Once you have completed this course and the remainder of the level you will receive a national diploma.


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