|Tax Technician Qualification|
The Tax Technician Qualification
The South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) is the Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) for the Occupational Certificate Tax Technician; SAQA ID: 94098.
The development of this tax compliance qualification was entrusted to the SAIT by employers, academia and the broader tax and accounting professions, and supported internationally by the Irish Tax Institute and the UK Association of Taxation Technicians
In a regulatory environment that is constantly evolving, with rapid tax legislative and administrative changes, managing tax compliance has become increasingly complex. Moreover, getting tax compliance wrong can be very expensive for businesses and individuals alike. The need for expert tax compliance staff; is greater than ever. Therefore, a tax technician occupation qualification to meet the increasing need for tax compliance services, is an excellent grounding in compliance across all taxes to enhance skills and professional competence.
The Tax Technician Qualification is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Tax Technician Qualification: Entry Requirements
NQF Level 4 qualification
Tax Technician Qualification: Accreditation Policies and Procedures
This qualification is a structured learning programme that consists of a theoretical and a practical component that leads to a professional qualification that is registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
Occupational Certificate Tax Technician
The Tax Technician Qualification consists of the following components:
Candidates have to submit all three components to be eligible to write the National Qualifying Competency Assessment. Candidates that pass the National Qualifying Competency Assessment will be awarded the Occupational Certificate: Tax Technician by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) as the Regulatory Body.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Learners from non-accredited programmes and individuals already in practice can also enter and progress in the learning programme leading to the Qualification. SAIT as the AQP administers the Knowledge Competency Assessment and Practical Skills Competency Assessment that will assess learners against the assessment criteria for these components of the Occupational Qualification: Tax Technician.
Candidates can also apply to SAIT to have their previous work experience recognised for entry into the National Qualifying Competency Assessment.
*Please note all exams are available and written in English only.
Learners from non-accredited programmes and individuals already in practice are given the opportunity to enter into and progress in the learning programme leading to the Tax Technician Qualification.
If you are interested in writing the Knowledge Competency Assessment please email Education@thesait.org.za
Tax Technician Knowledge Competency Assessment
Registrations for the Tax Technician Knowledge Competency Assessment on 24 and 25 November 2016 will open soon.
Preparation course: Tax Technician Knowledge Competency
(Contact session in Pretoria)
Click for more information: Brochure
Tax Technician Sample Papers
Application for special assessment concessions
Special needs candidates are requested to forward an email to email@example.com. Please complete the following form: Special concessions application form.
RPL: Practical Skills Competency Assessment
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Tax Technician. The Tax Technician is able to provide tax compliance services by preparing and submitting tax returns, reviewing completed tax records, verifying and availing source documents.
The Qualification serves as a learning pathway for learners who have already obtained a first qualification at NQF level 4 or higher in accounting, taxation, law or any other relevant field of study.
The Tax Technician Qualification (entry NQF4, exit NQF6) provide a pathway for candidates into the Tax Professional Qualification (entry NQF6, exit NQF8) who work in private practice or SARS, who want to obtain a higher qualification and professional status.
Registrations will open for The National Qualifying Competency Assessment in 2016.
If the required mark to pass is achieved in the National Qualifying Competency Assessment, the Occupational Qualification: Tax Technician will be awarded by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) as the Regulatory Body.
For any further information, kindly contact The SAIT Head of Education and Standards, Caretha Laubscher, by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 (12) 941 0400.
Accreditation of Training Providers for the Tax Technician Qualification
As the Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) for the Tax Technician Qualification, the SAIT is responsible for the recommendation of providers for the respective components. SAIT recommends service providers for the Knowledge and Practical Skills component for Accreditation with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Workplace Providers are accredited by SAIT.
Accreditation of Skills Development Providers
The following documents are provided for your reference:
Accredited Skills Development Providers
Oxbridge Training Institute is accredited with QCTO as Skills Development Provider for Occupational Certificate Tax Technician; QCTO SDP/16/0106.
Please contact Oxbridge Training Institute for more information in regards to Tax Technician preparation and revision courses.
www.oxbridgetraining.co.za or +27(12)348 3888
Details of Accredited Skills Development Providers Tax Technician.
Accreditation of Workplace Providers
Details of Accredited Workplace Providers.