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future-oriented

Skills are
the future

The Public Sector Accountancy and Audit Academy (PSAAA), established in 2020, is set to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of public sector accounting and auditing professionals and to capacitate the public sector to ensure accountability in the prudent management of public financial resources.

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Vision

To be known as the leading Southern African public sector academy by 2025/26 as measured by the National Skills Authority (under the Department of Higher Education and Training).

02

Mission

Offer quality learning and training to public sector accounting and auditing (both prospective and incumbent) professionals.

03

Values

We subscribe to ethical behaviour. We deliver services and products of excellence. We embrace and drive change. We exist to contribute towards accountability.

"No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated."

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

the academy

GASP

The Academy is to provide the enabling competencies to public sector employees (prospective and current) to discharge their duties within the confines of the governing legislation with regard to the performance of the auditing functions.

The Academy is to provide the enabling competencies to public sector employees (prospective and current) to discharge their duties within the confines of the governing legislation with regard to the performance of the auditing functions.
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Enrolment Requirements

SAIGA conducts the following:

The first semester assessments are schedule each year during May/June and second semester in Oct/Nov. The GASP assessments comprise of 3 Papers and for a candidate to be successful, a minimum of 50% is required on each Paper. GASP Assessments. RGA Qualifying Examinations

NQF Level 7 degree in Accounting and Auditing (or equivalent)
18 Months workplace experience in conducting Audits (Successfully completed signed off articles from other professional bodies in Accounting and Auditing are recognized)
Membership registration with SAIGA
Examination schedule

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

The PSAAA is committed to providing training that allows you to be confident in your abilities as a public sector employee.

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We are ready to assist you with any questions you may have about courses, exam preparation, registration, enrolment as well as events.

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Frequently asked Questions

The RGA Professional Training Programme is a professional development programme for the qualifying exams of the RGA designation. It consists of nine Modules which are spread over three blocks (April, May and July). Candidates who successfully complete the RGA Professional Training Programme, are eligible to register for the RGA Qualifying Examination (RGA-QE).

The programme registration for first semester starts from 1 November of each year and closes at the end of January, while the second semester registration starts from 1 February of each year to end of May.

The first semester assessments are schedule each year during May/June and second semester in Oct/Nov. The GASP assessments comprise of 3 Papers and for a candidate to be successful, a minimum of 50% is required on each Paper.

Candidates are required to meet the following entry criteria prior to being registered into the RGA Professional Training Programme:

  • Commerce Degree or equivalent qualification at NQF level 7 (previously NQF6) obtained from a tertiary institution registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa.
  • The following knowledge fields are required as courses in the undergraduate degree/advanced diploma:
    • Financial Accounting (at final year undergraduate level).
    • Management Accounting/Financial Management
    • Taxation
    • Commercial/Corporate Law

Short course are offered on a monthly basis and are different per month. The updated short list course is posted on all our social media pages monthly with the dates. There has to be a minimum of 15 candidates for short courses to commerce.

The link to register for short courses changes per course and is posted on all our social media platforms along that specific course of interest.