Education is the key to success
10 November 2014
Posted by: Author: SAIT CPD and Events
Author: SAIT CPD and Events
At the South African Institute of Tax Professionals
(SAIT), our aim to continuously improve the South African tax industry. We
provide guidance to our members, act as their voice to both government and SARS
and work tirelessly to ensure that practitioners have a say regarding tax
One of SAIT’s most important pillars is education. The SAIT Education
Department’s mission is to ensure that our members are constantly developing themselves
in a professional capacity.
your professional qualification
Through our Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
programme we ensure that all SAIT members remain relevant and keep up to date
with a dynamic tax landscape. We have regular training seminars that can be
accessed both online and through face to face training, which cover all areas
required to work as a tax professional in this country.
This training is a requirement to remain affiliated with
SAIT. As a tax professional operating in South Africa, you are required to be
affiliated with an organisation such as SAIT but we don’t just see this as a
simple legislative requirement. At SAIT, we see this an as opportunity to
ensure that tax professionals in this country are constantly adapting and
keeping up to date with the ever-evolving tax landscape.
We require members to do a minimum of 15 hours of Tax CPD
training each year. This is not a hard task as we constantly offer hours of
training either through our seminars, webinars or even online content that we
make available to members. In fact, most members exceed the minimum hours because
they find the insight and information useful in their daily work. If you
haven’t started looking at what we have on offer in our CPD training you can
the broader industry
While the personal development of all our members is a
big focus for SAIT, we also look to make an impact on the broader tax
profession in South Africa. You might have already heard about our Learnership
Programme, which aims to develop the next generation of tax professionals and
allow our members to play a leading role here.
The programme consists of three components – knowledge,
practical skills and workplace experience. The knowledge component is achieved
through a tax related degree in an approved tertiary institution while the
practical skills through short courses or work related training. The workplace
component involves the student getting first-hand experience of working as a
tax professional in an organisation.
This is a brand new initiative so lookout for some
communication around this as to how you can get involved and bring in some new
talent into your organisation.
If you have any questions about our CPD or Learnership
Programme please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact us on Twitter through @thesaitsa.