Being BEE compliant will enable a business to obtain better contracts, in addition, it provides credibility for the company. Training staff members is beneficial for the company.
There are a number of benefits for implementing B-BBEE within a company, but when training has occurred, there are more employable people as training has taken place and staff members have improved their skills competence. One of the ways a company can improve its B-BBEE scorecard is to implement training, as training and development spend earns 20 points on the BEE scorecard. In addition to the 20 points, companies are entitled to claim up to 40% on any staff training costs.
The general benefits of training are:
- Increased job satisfaction and morale among employees.
- Increased employee motivation.
- Increased efficiencies in processes, resulting in financial gain.
- Increased capacity to adopt new technologies and methods.
- Increased innovation in strategies and products.
- Reduced employee turnover.
- Enhanced company image, e.g., conducting ethics training (not a good reason for ethics training!).
- Risk management, e.g., training about sexual harassment, diversity training.
The following are typical reasons for employee training and development:
- When a performance appraisal indicates performance improvement is needed.
- To “benchmark” the status of improvement so far in a performance improvement effort.
- As part of an overall professional development program.
- As part of succession planning to help an employee be eligible for a planned change in role in the organization.
- To “pilot”, or test, the operation of a new performance management system.
- To train about a specific topic (see below):
- Communications: The increasing diversity of today’s workforce brings a wide variety of languages and customs.
- Computer skills: Computer skills are becoming a necessity for conducting administrative and office tasks.
- Customer service: Increased competition in today’s global marketplace makes it critical that employees understand and meet the needs of customers.
- Diversity: Diversity training usually includes an explanation about how people have different perspectives and views, and includes techniques to value diversity.
- Ethics: Today’s society has increasing expectations about corporate social responsibility. Also, today’s diverse workforce brings a wide variety of values and morals to the workplace.
- Human relations: The increased stresses of today’s workplace can include misunderstandings and conflict. Training can people to get along in the workplace.
- Quality initiatives: Initiatives such as Total Quality Management, Quality Circles, benchmarking, etc., require basic training about quality concepts, guidelines and standards for quality, etc.
- Safety: Safety training is critical where working with heavy equipment, hazardous chemicals, repetitive activities, etc., but can also be useful with practical advice for avoiding assaults, etc.
- Sexual harassment: Sexual harassment training usually includes a careful description of the organization’s policies about sexual harassment, especially about what are inappropriate behaviours.
It is imperative though, to ensure that all training is recorded so that it can easily be submitted for the BEE audit.
How to benefit from training?
Skills development is one of the easiest elements to gain points. Succeeding in this element will not only assist with the BEE score, but it will also assist the company with the skills that are required as well as potentially reducing unemployment.
- 8-points can be earned if the company invests 6% of payroll in the training of black people.
- An additional 4-points can be earned of 0.3% of the total payroll is spent on learning programmes for disabled black employees.
- By participating in learnerships, apprenticeships or internships a company can claim and additional 4-points if 2.5% of the employees are enrolled on such programmes, and an additional 4 points if 2.5% of the company’s headcount are black unemployed learners.
- Additional 5-bonus points can be earned if all the unemployed learners are gainfully employed on the conclusion of the learnership.
There are additional benefits under the latest codes that relate to training and development. These are as follows:
- The training costs of unemployed learners can be claimed.
- The salaries of learners enrolled on learnerships, apprenticeships or internships can count towards training expenditure.
- The cost of the Skills Development Facilitator can be claimed as a training expense.
- 15% of training spend can consist of internal non-accredited training.
- There is a R60 000.00 tax-break per participant registered on a learnership.
Therefore, to conclude, there are a number of incentives to train employed and non-employed persons. There are a number of registered qualifications as well as short learning programmes offered by both the private providers as well as public institutions that can assist in meeting the company’s training needs. The ICB has a number of registered learnerships that can assist companies in addressing the training and development requirements.
What is a learnership?
A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to a qualification that is registered in the National Qualifications Framework. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, bookkeeping or office administration. The aims of learnerships are to address the challenges of:
- Decreasing employment;
- Unequal access to education and training, and employment opportunities;
- The effects of race, gender and geographical location on educational advancement;
- and over and above the skills shortages in South Africa.
Who qualifies for a learnership?
Learnerships are available for those who have completed school, college or learning at other training institutions, or for those who are studying part-time. Unemployed South Africans can participate in a learnership programme if there is an employer who is prepared to provide the required work experience.
What are the benefits of learnerships to employers?
As the learnerships are developed by industry for the industry, and in consultation with all stakeholders, the learning programmes and qualifications linked to these learnerships are relevant to the specific occupation. When learners partake in a learnership there is a greater credibility of the qualifications as the employer has the assurance that the learners can demonstrate not only theory competence but practical competence as well.
As learnerships combine both practical a theory outcome of a qualification, they provide skilled people who:
- tend to work more independently, need less supervision and possess enhanced problem-solving capabilities;
- are motivated and strive to add value to the business;
- are less likely to leave a company that takes an interest and invests in their personal and professional development;
- entering into learning contracts with unemployed people contributes to building up the skills pool, from which employers may recruit relevant skills as needed;
- have more skills. The more skills gained, the greater the productivity and the more meaningful the individual’s contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness and to creating an environment conducive to investment.
By placing un-employed learners on a learnership, the employer has access to a wider pool of appropriately qualified workers who have developed skills that are relevant to the company’s specific work context.
Furthermore, there is an increased return on investment when implementing training initiatives. Not only are there BEE benefits, but there are:
- Higher returns from the Skills Levy and investment in training, due to transfer of learning to the job.
- Increased grant disbursements from Skills Levy contributions. Many SETAs offer Learnership grants ranging from R 4 000 – R 40 000 per learner. However, the grants are subject to availability and are offered on a first come, first serve basis on the condition that the Learnership address a scarce skill in the sector.
- Tax Incentives: SARS offers companies attractive tax incentives for participating in Learnerships. Tax Incentives are deductions on your taxable income that you can claim for each Learnership candidate that you have in your employment, once at the start of the Learnership, and once again at its completion.
- For learnerships entered into after 1 October 2016 but before 1 April 2022:
- The allowance will depend on the NQF (National Qualification Framework) level of the learnership. For NQF level 1-6, the employer can claim a tax allowance of R40,000 (R60,000 for disability) per year and NQF level 7-10, It can claim a tax allowance of R20,000 (R50,000 for disability) per year.
- The employer can claim a R40,000 “completion allowance” for NQF level 1-6 (R60,000 for disability) and R20,000 for NQF level 7-10 (R50,000 for disability).
- If the Learnership exceeds 24 months, then the completion allowance is multiplied by the number of consecutive 12-month periods within the duration of that learnership.
- For learnerships entered into after 1 October 2016 but before 1 April 2022:
What are the benefits of learnerships for learners?
The following are the benefits of learnerships for learners:
- Better employment opportunities afterwards;
- Fixed-term employment contract for the duration of the Learnership;
- Learnerships improve on the job performance so they are able to do things relevant to the job;
- A nationally-recognised qualification that is relevant to the sector;
- Earning a learner allowance for the duration of the Learnership.
What does a learner receive on completion?
During the Learnership, learners will be required to complete assignments, tasks and practical tests and projects. They will be formally assessed in the classroom and the workplace.
If all these assignments are completed successfully, they will be awarded an NQF-registered qualification, which is recognized nationally. They will receive a certificate stating the qualification and the area of skill development.
What is required to enter into a Learnership?
If a learner is accepted, he/she will need to sign two legal documents:
- Learnership Agreement: this is an agreement signed by the learner, the organisation employing the learner, and the education provider offering the theoretical training component of the Learnership. This agreement clearly outlines the rights and responsibilities of all three parties.
- Employment contract: this is a contract they will sign with the employer, which is only valid for the time period of the Learnership.
Can a Learnership be terminated?
An employer can terminate the contract of a Learnership if:
- The duration specified in the Learnership agreement has expired;
- The employer and learner have agreed in writing to terminate the Learnership agreement, or if there is no such agreement, the SETA that registered the agreement approves the termination; or
- The learner is fairly dismissed for a reason related to the learner`s conduct or capacity as an employee.
What learnerships are offered through the ICB?
The ICB administers the following learnerships on behalf of Fasset:
- Junior Bookkeeper Learnership
- National Certificate Bookkeeping – NQF 3
- Duration – 1 year
- Entry requirement – 16-years of age or NQF 2 qualification
- Senior Bookkeeper Learnership
- Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping – NQF 4
- Duration – 1 year
- Entry requirement – simultaneous completion of Junior Bookkeeper learnership
- Technical Financial Accountant Learnership
- National Diploma Technical Financial Accounting – NQF 5
- Duration – 2 years
- Entry requirements – simultaneous completion of the Junior and Senior Bookkeeper learnerships
- Small Business Financial Management Learnership
- National Certificate Small Business Financial Management – NQF 4
- Duration – 1 year
- Entry requirements – NQF 3 qualification
- Office Administration Learnership
- Certificate Office Administration – NQF 5
- Duration – 1 year
- Entry requirement – NQF 4 qualification
- Senior Office Administration Learnership
- Higher Certificate Office Administration – NQF 5
- Duration – 2 years
- Entry requirement – simultaneous completion of Office Administration learnership
- Public Sector Accounting Learnership
- National Certificate Public Sector Accounting – NQF 4
- Duration – 1 year
- Entry requirement – NQF 3 qualification
- Technical Public Accountant Learnership
- National Diploma Public Sector Accounting – NQF 5
- Duration – 1 year
- Entry requirement – successful completion of Public Sector Accounting Learnership
Roles and responsibilities
The following are the roles and responsibilities of each party.
- Marketing of learnerships which are under the auspices of the ICB.
- Provide guidance and support to employers implementing ICB learnerships.
- Apply or give advice on recognition of prior learning.
- Register learners for theory and practical assessments.
- Accredit theory skills development providers to offer the theory tuition towards the underpinning learnership qualifications.
- Accredit workplace providers to offer the structured practical component of the learnership.
- Conduct national theory assessments of the qualifications.
- Conduct workplace assessment via the means of a detailed portfolio of evidence.
- Register learners on the National Learner Records Database via Fasset.
- Administer the award of the registered qualification.
- To register learnership agreements.
- Promote learnerships across all levels and sectors.
- Enter learnership agreement between the employer and skills development provider.
- Actively participate in induction programmes.
- Work for the employer form the duration of the learnership agreement.
- Register with a skills development provider for the theory component of the learnership qualification.
- Register with the ICB for the theory and practical assessments associated with the relevant qualification and learnership.
- To be available for and participate in all theory instruction and structured work experience required for the completion of the learnership.
- Adhere to all workplace policies and procedures.
- Complete all documentation associated with the learnership and complete and submit a workplace portfolio of evidence for assessment.
- Skills Development Provider
- Ensure that they are accredited by the ICB to offer tuition towards the relevant qualification that underpins the learnership.
- Ensure that they meet the quality assurance criteria set by the ICB.
- Provide tuition in line with the outcomes of the modules of the relevant qualifications.
- Enquire that learners are registered with the ICB for the national assessments.
- Ensure that they are registered with the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
- Employer as a workplace provider
- Attain accreditation with the ICB to offer the practical component of the learnership.
- Appoint a mentor to the learner for the duration of the structured workplace component.
- Implement a quality management system to manage:
- Learner induction
- Learner support
- Performance management
- Enter learnership agreement with the learner and accredited skills development provider.
- Enter employment contract with the learner.
- Comply with all applicable labour legislation.
- Schedule and provider learner with appropriate training and exposure to the practical outcomes of the learnership as stipulated in the workplace portfolio of evidence available from the ICB.
- Supervise the learner for the duration of the learnership agreement.
- Release the learner for training and assessments applicable to the learnership.
In conclusion, learnerships are positive programmes that enhance the education and potential of those entering the workforce.
There are a number of learning options available and these are briefly discussed below.
|The traditional classroom or face-to-face instruction is when the instructor and the students of an educational institution are in a place devoted to instruction and the teaching and learning take place at the same time.||
|Distance learning is a method of studying in which lectures are broadcast or lessons are conducted by correspondence, without the student needing to attend a school or college.||
|Online learning is education that takes place over the Internet. It is often referred to as “e- learning” among other terms. However, online learning is just one type of “distance learning” – the umbrella term for any learning that takes place across distance and not in a traditional classroom.||
|Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods. It requires the physical presence of both teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace.||
|Self-studying, which involves studying without direct supervision or attendance in a classroom, is a valuable way to learn, and is quickly growing in popularity among parents and students.||
Congratulations to the top students listed below for achieving 90% and higher in your November 2019 ICB exams!
|Stacey Hunt||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||90%|
|Charlotte Swanepoel||FRRF||Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework||Academy Training Group||90%|
|Bianka Naude||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||IBTC – Sandton Correspondence||90%|
|Mandla Nkosi||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Unigrad College||90%|
|Angelique Vermaak||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||The Academy of Commerce and Accounting||90%|
|Cherelee Martin||FRRF||Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework||CTU Training – Vereeniging||90%|
|Liané Herbst||FMCL||Financial Management and Control||Incredible Skills||90%|
|Jaco Leonard||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Home Study College||90%|
|Charlize Van Staden||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Unigrad College||90%|
|Susanna Kinnear||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||SA College of Home Study||90%|
|Anna Engelbrecht||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||90%|
|Naeema Brenner||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SACOB – South African College of Business||90%|
|Lize-marie Vermeulen||ITRT||TFA: Income Tax Returns||SACOB – South African College of Business||90%|
|Marlein Van Dyk||FRRF||Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework||Self studying||90%|
|Lesego Machabela||FNST||Financial Statements||Self studying||90%|
|Melandri Van Reede van Oudtshoorn||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SACOB – South African College of Business||90%|
|Jeanette Oosthuizen||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SA College of Home Study||90%|
|Sphephile Motsa||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SA College of Home Study||90%|
|Anne-marie Gerber||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||90%|
|Annelie Olivier||FNST||Financial Statements||Self studying||90%|
|Ana-Alicia Vaughan||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Centurion Academy – Rustenburg||90%|
|Natasha Maccario||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Randburg||90%|
|Thanduxolo Andrias||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Damelin – Boksburg||90%|
|Mpho Marobane||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Damelin – Boksburg||90%|
|Bathabile Zitha||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Nelspruit||90%|
|Nhlalala Baloyi||FNST||Financial Statements||Boston – Braamfontein||90%|
|Lizette Van Der Merwe||ITRT||TFA: Income Tax Returns||Self studying||90%|
|Natelee Brett||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||Boston – Umhlanga||90%|
|Tina Viljoen||CPBK||Jnr Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping||Damelin – Boksburg||90%|
|Nerisa Mohundass||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Sage South Africa – Johannesburg||90%|
|Nerisa Mohundass||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||Sage South Africa – Johannesburg||90%|
|Someshnee Balgobind||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Damelin – Boksburg||90%|
|Doriann Schroder||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Damelin – Bramley||90%|
|Audra Jonathan||CPBK||Jnr Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping||Skills Academy Supported Learning||90%|
|Wilmarie Steenkamp||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Incredible Skills||90%|
|Melessa Lutchman||BSL3||Business Literacy 3||SACOB – South African College of Business||90%|
|Helga February||FNST||Financial Statements||Self studying||90%|
|Anel Croucamp||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Damelin – Cape Town Correspondence||90%|
|Celimpilo Ndzimandze||FNST||Financial Statements||Mananga Centre||90%|
|Jeandrie Roesch||CPBK||Jnr Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping||Incredible Skills||90%|
|Inge Lamprecht||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Academic Institute of Exellence- Correspondence||90%|
|Elizna Swanepoel||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Centurion Akademy – Irene||90%|
|Noxolo Nkosi||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Damelin – Nelspruit||90%|
|Lorainne Muller||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Self studying||90%|
|Gillian Pyle||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||SACOB – South African College of Business||90%|
|Danielle Joubert||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Skills Academy Supported Learning||90%|
|Marshé Van Geems||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Centurion Academy – Rustenburg||90%|
|Sandy Francisco||BSL3||Business Literacy 3||SA College of Home Study||90%|
|Sandy Francisco||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||SA College of Home Study||90%|
|Sandy Francisco||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||SA College of Home Study||90%|
|Deborah Roberts||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Oxbridge Academy||90%|
|Phumudzo Mubvafhi||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Workplace Intergrated Training Solutions||90%|
|Nicole Fredericks||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Workplace Intergrated Training Solutions||90%|
|Bianca Nagel||CRPS||Fin Accountant: Corporate Strategy||Damelin – Boksburg||91%|
|Elizabeth Neethling||ITRT||TFA: Income Tax Returns||Self studying||91%|
|Loami Myburgh||ITRT||TFA: Income Tax Returns||IBTC – Cape Town Correspondence||91%|
|Keagen Ramandhar||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Durban Overport||91%|
|Desiree Morgadinho||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Walvis Bay Learning Hub – Correspondence||91%|
|Anzel De Villiers||FRRF||Fin Accountant: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework||IBTC – Sandton Correspondence||91%|
|Shaun Tsatsi||FNST||Financial Statements||Amilak Training Center||91%|
|Adele Smit||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||91%|
|Margareth Ntunga||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||MSC Business College – Louis Trichardt||91%|
|Cheryll-ann Mew||FMCL||Financial Management and Control||CTU Training – Port Elizabeth||91%|
|Ntebogeng Khethelo||FMCL||Financial Management and Control||CTU Training – Potchefstroom||91%|
|Maria Labuschagne||ITRT||TFA: Income Tax Returns||MSC Business College – Queenstown Correspondence||91%|
|Lindiwe Mashego||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Damelin – Nelspruit||91%|
|Innocent Kombedzai||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||91%|
|Natelee Brett||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Boston – Umhlanga||91%|
|Esna Marais||BSL3||Business Literacy 3||Open Learning Group – Durban Correspondence||91%|
|Esna Marais||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Open Learning Group – Durban Correspondence||91%|
|Esna Marais||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||Open Learning Group – Durban Correspondence||91%|
|Bianca De Jager||FNST||Financial Statements||MSC Business College – Rustenburg||91%|
|Suzanne Snyders||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||SACOB – South African College of Business||91%|
|Lois Van Der Westhuizen||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SA College of Home Study||91%|
|Nomusa Hlabangane||FNST||Financial Statements||Transcollege||91%|
|Samantha Bastiaan||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||False Bay TVET College – Fish Hoek||91%|
|Precious Sithole||FNST||Financial Statements||Unigrad College||91%|
|Thabile Malaza||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||ATTI – Nelspruit||91%|
|Meagan Durham||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Academic Institute of Exellence- Correspondence||91%|
|Meagan Durham||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||Academic Institute of Exellence- Correspondence||91%|
|Marcia Vermeulen||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Centurion Akademy – Irene||91%|
|Duwayne Beukes||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SA College of Home Study||91%|
|Sharon Chow||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Workplace Intergrated Training Solutions||91%|
|Michael Mc Guinness||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Saber Solutions||91%|
|Louise Rossouw||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SACOB – South African College of Business||91%|
|Natasja Blignaut||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SA College of Home Study||91%|
|Natasha Brandon||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||91%|
|Jacqueline Nel||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Self studying||91%|
|Michael Ferreira||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Damelin – Nelspruit||91%|
|Tanya Heyneke||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||91%|
|Mariska De Jager||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Intec College – Head Office||91%|
|Unathi Sani||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Damelin – Boksburg||92%|
|Andre Laubscher||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||The Academy of Commerce and Accounting – Correspondence||92%|
|Loami Myburgh||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||IBTC – Cape Town Correspondence||92%|
|Michelle Denning||FNST||Financial Statements||SACOB – South African College of Business||92%|
|Clarissa Govender||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Self studying||92%|
|Ntlatla Mdhluli||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Boston – Benoni||92%|
|Lee-anne Smith||FMCL||Financial Management and Control||Incredible Skills||92%|
|Kim Loder||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||HC College||92%|
|Mapontso Kekana||MGMT||Management||Boston – Johannesburg City||92%|
|Veronica Vermeulen||FNST||Financial Statements||UniCollege||92%|
|Busisiwe Mtshali||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Durban Overport||92%|
|Michaela Moodley||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Unigrad College||92%|
|Melandri Van Reede van Oudtshoorn||FNST||Financial Statements||SACOB – South African College of Business||92%|
|Marisa Bezuidenhout||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||92%|
|Hester Loock||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||92%|
|Fiona Shaik Mahomed||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Self studying||92%|
|Shannon Lee Grose||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Academy of York||92%|
|Carmen Van Niekerk||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SACOB – South African College of Business||92%|
|Lerina Weideman||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Academic Institute of Exellence- Correspondence||92%|
|Konde Wanga||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Braamfontein||92%|
|Tsakani Sibiya||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Nelspruit||92%|
|Theunis Strydom||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Self studying||92%|
|Reyno Kilian||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SA College of Home Study||92%|
|Nicole Janse Van Rensburg||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Centurion Academy – Centurion Correspondence||92%|
|Diane Nsengiyumva||BSL3||Business Literacy 3||Damelin – Pietermaritzburg||92%|
|Tracy-kim Smit||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||92%|
|Melessa Lutchman||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||SACOB – South African College of Business||92%|
|Melessa Lutchman||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||SACOB – South African College of Business||92%|
|Helga February||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||92%|
|Jeandré Erasmus||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||UniCollege||92%|
|Thusha Mathonsi||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Damelin – Nelspruit||92%|
|Mutunda Shindani||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Hospitality and Commercial College (HACC) – cash acc||92%|
|Dawie Rankin||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SA College of Home Study||92%|
|Maureen Rooke||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||SACOB – South African College of Business||92%|
|Janine Paulissen||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Damelin – Cape Town Correspondence||92%|
|Rabia Kadwa||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||92%|
|Jeanine Coetzer||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Boston – Ladysmith||92%|
|Christina Wilken||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||92%|
|Nadia Badenhorst||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Skills Academy Supported Learning||92%|
|Meagan Mustard||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Milpark Education – Correspondence||92%|
|Phumelela Mdlalose||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||Sage South Africa – Johannesburg||92%|
|Tadius Tuhwe||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Pinetown Institute of Technology||92%|
|Noleen Marais||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Randburg||93%|
|Nicole Watson||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||SACOB – South African College of Business||93%|
|Michelle Roos||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||IBTC – Cape Town Correspondence||93%|
|Bronwyn Coetzee||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||IBTC – Sandton Correspondence||93%|
|Marcelle Meiburg||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||SA College of Home Study||93%|
|Yvette Espag||FNST||Financial Statements||SA College of Home Study||93%|
|Shannon Lee Grose||FNST||Financial Statements||Academy of York||93%|
|Neikita Chimanzi||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||IBTC – Sandton Correspondence||93%|
|Lee-ann Butler||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SA College of Home Study||93%|
|Skylla Gattinger||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SACOB – South African College of Business||93%|
|Katleho Leuta||FMCL||Financial Management and Control||CTU Training – Auckland Park||93%|
|Noxolo Mgcina||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Braamfontein||93%|
|Christine Pratley||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Boston – Krugersdorp||93%|
|Nonduduzo Khoza||MGMT||Management||Richfield – Witbank||93%|
|Chantelle Grobler||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SA College of Home Study||93%|
|Kim Hough||CPBK||Jnr Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping||Edge Business School||93%|
|Elsje Lubbe||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||MSC Business College – Klerksdorp Correspondence||93%|
|Anika Joubert||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Damelin – Braamfontein Correspondence||93%|
|Diane Nsengiyumva||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Damelin – Pietermaritzburg||93%|
|Diane Nsengiyumva||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||Damelin – Pietermaritzburg||93%|
|Malith Gunasekara||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||False Bay TVET College – Fish Hoek||93%|
|Kathleen Botha||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Damelin – Braamfontein Correspondence||93%|
|Alize Botha||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Centurion Akademy – Irene||93%|
|Annamarie Coetzee||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Academy of York||93%|
|Jeanette Atkinson||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||93%|
|Jeanine De Klerk||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Skills Academy Supported Learning||93%|
|Phumelela Mdlalose||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Sage South Africa – Johannesburg||93%|
|Cuma Zwane||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Workplace Intergrated Training Solutions||93%|
|Cheryl Sunderpersadh||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Qualitas Career Academy – Newcastle||94%|
|Natalie De Rapper||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||The Academy of Commerce and Accounting||94%|
|Melanie Sinclair||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||SA College of Home Study||94%|
|Sphephile Motsa||FNST||Financial Statements||SA College of Home Study||94%|
|Nadja Rosenberg||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||94%|
|Chanel Rodrigues||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SA College of Home Study||94%|
|Coreen Gous||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Boston – Welkom||94%|
|Hlegere Kgalema||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Centurion Academy – Witbank||94%|
|Mandisa Ncetani||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Self studying||94%|
|Sabitha Sueratan||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SACOB – South African College of Business||94%|
|Thulile Siwele||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||94%|
|Elliot Ngaiso||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||94%|
|Margaret Vushe||FNST||Financial Statements||Mananga Centre||94%|
|Emmanuel Chirambo||BSL3||Business Literacy 3||Varsity Institute of Science & Technology||94%|
|Emmanuel Chirambo||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Varsity Institute of Science & Technology||94%|
|Emmanuel Chirambo||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||Varsity Institute of Science & Technology||94%|
|San-Mari Coetzee||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||SACOB – South African College of Business||94%|
|Amrisha Raghubir||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Damelin – Durban Overport||95%|
|Karanagie Pather||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||SACOB – South African College of Business||95%|
|Malcolm Reddy||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Durban Overport||95%|
|Hermanus Grobler||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Life Skills Facilitators||95%|
|Ishan Singh||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Self studying||95%|
|Christelle Venter||FNST||Financial Statements||UniCollege||95%|
|Wa Mukendi La Reine Wanga||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Damelin – Braamfontein||95%|
|Viresh Deochand||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||95%|
|Bonita Willemse||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Self studying||95%|
|Leeann Naidoo||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Damelin – Cape Town Correspondence||95%|
|Hafiza Kallan||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Fachs College||95%|
|Ethan Lutchmia||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||95%|
|Melissa Fourie||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||95%|
|Michelle Price||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||96%|
|Alicia Gehring||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||96%|
|Lizette Van Der Merwe||FNST||Financial Statements||Self studying||96%|
|Kamisha Naidoo||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Home Study College||96%|
|Stephan Kleingeld||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Home Study College||96%|
|Megan Van Der Velde||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||SA College of Home Study||96%|
|Belinde Hoffman||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||96%|
|Alucia Smith||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||SA College of Home Study||97%|
|Lesley Hockly||FNST||Financial Statements||SACOB – South African College of Business||97%|
|Rene Brown||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||IBTC – Cape Town Correspondence||97%|
|Caytlin Booysen||FMCL||Financial Management and Control||CTU Training – Stellenbosch||97%|
|Zita Rodrigues||FNST||Financial Statements||Self studying||97%|
|Karin Louw||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Self studying||97%|
|Karin Louw||FNST||Financial Statements||Self studying||97%|
|Marjoleen Strydom||FNST||Financial Statements||Self studying||97%|
|Maureen Rooke||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||SACOB – South African College of Business||97%|
|Natasha Van Graan||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Academy of York||97%|
|Bernadette De Swardt||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Self studying||98%|
|Believe Mastock||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Sedco College – Johannesburg||98%|
|Chikhulupiriro Ambali||MACS||Fin Accountant: Management Accounting and Control Systems||Self studying||98%|
|Meike Dörgeloh||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Walvis Bay Learning Hub – Correspondence||99%|
|Rosanne Raman||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Intec College – Head Office||99%|
Congratulations to the top students listed below for achieving 90% and higher in your October 2019 ICB exams!
|Natasha Roos||BLAC||TFA: Business Law & Accounting Control||Incredible Skills||90%|
|Busisiwe Goduka||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Port Elizabeth TVET College||90%|
|Sikelelwa Gaxamba||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Port Elizabeth TVET College||90%|
|Jo-anne Prinsloo||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Exemption||90%|
|Lesang Metswamere||FNST||Financial Statements||Centurion Akademy – Irene||90%|
|Gabsile Dlamini||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Mananga Centre||90%|
|Natasha Wilding||BSL3||Business Literacy 3||Centurion Academy – Witbank||90%|
|Natasha Wilding||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Centurion Academy – Witbank||90%|
|Natasha Wilding||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||Centurion Academy – Witbank||90%|
|Micaela De Brito||BSL3||Business Literacy 3||CTU Training – Vereeniging||90%|
|Micaela De Brito||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||CTU Training – Vereeniging||90%|
|Micaela De Brito||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||CTU Training – Vereeniging||90%|
|Estie Meintjes||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||CTU Training – Boksburg||90%|
|Ashley Tonkin||BSL3||Business Literacy 3||CTU Training – Pretoria||90%|
|Ashley Tonkin||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||CTU Training – Pretoria||90%|
|Ashley Tonkin||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||CTU Training – Pretoria||90%|
|Marcia Vermeulen||FNST||Financial Statements||Centurion Akademy – Irene||90%|
|Zandile Lubede||FNST||Financial Statements||Unigrad College||91%|
|Salome Samudeni||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Computer and Careers – Rustenburg||91%|
|Sibonile Madonsela||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Damelin – Braamfontein||91%|
|Mndabazi Phiri||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Unigrad College||91%|
|Ntombebongo Gaxamba||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Port Elizabeth TVET College||91%|
|Tashney Mc Quire||FNST||Financial Statements||Centurion Akademy – Irene||91%|
|Deneesha Naidoo||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Durban University of Technology||91%|
|Karabo Nyofane||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Centurion Academy – Centurion||91%|
|Sanele Mncina||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Mananga Centre||91%|
|Edmundo Zwalo||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Unigrad College||91%|
|Tiffany Ravenscroft||BSL3||Business Literacy 3||CTU Training – Vereeniging||91%|
|Tiffany Ravenscroft||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||CTU Training – Vereeniging||91%|
|Tiffany Ravenscroft||BSL2||Business Literacy 2||CTU Training – Vereeniging||91%|
|Estie Meintjes||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||CTU Training – Boksburg||91%|
|Thami Masemene||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Charis City College – Pretoria||91%|
|Precious Ndlovu||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||Jaylee Financial and Advisory Services||91%|
|Forbes Museza||CPBK||Jnr Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping||Charis City College – Pretoria||91%|
|Lungile Ngwenya||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||Boston – Braamfontein||91%|
|Nthabeleng Tsolo||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Computer and Careers – Rustenburg||91%|
|Zandile Lubede||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Unigrad College||92%|
|Mndabazi Phiri||FNST||Financial Statements||Unigrad College||92%|
|Aviwe Isaac||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Port Elizabeth TVET College||92%|
|Samitha Singh||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Careers 2000 – Chatsworth||92%|
|Shamistha Soogreem||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Durban University of Technology||92%|
|Ntobeko Khumalo||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Durban University of Technology||92%|
|Renaied Retief||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Centurion Academy – Centurion||92%|
|Natalia Roach||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||CTU Training – Roodepoort||92%|
|Kopano Tau||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Computer and Careers – Rustenburg||92%|
|Goitsemodimo Mokale||PMSR||Jnr Bookkeeper: Payroll & monthly SARS returns||Computer and Careers – Rustenburg||92%|
|Michael Ferreira||FNST||Financial Statements||Damelin – Nelspruit||92%|
|Shivani Susai||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Careers 2000 – Chatsworth||93%|
|Andre Viljoen||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Boston – Bedfordview||93%|
|Carma Loots||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Centurion Academy – Centurion||93%|
|Bronwyn Adams||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||CTU Training – Boksburg||93%|
|Lindokuhle Malaza||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Durban University of Technology||94%|
|Timothy Wattrus||BSL1||Business Literacy 1||CTU Training – Stellenbosch||94%|
|Grizelda Pretorius||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Centurion Academy – Centurion||95%|
|Lushane Lawrence||BKTB||Bookkeeping to Trial Balance||BDCE||95%|
|Wilmarie Steenkamp||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Incredible Skills||96%|
|Chantel Mallinson||CMGT||Cost and Management Accounting||Damelin – Port Elizabeth||98%|
Amazing news for our ICB students! Growth Institute has an opportunity for ICB registered students to join their Accelerator™ Program.
The Accelerator™ Program is rapidly growing. This is an amazing opportunity for any student who meets the following requirements
- Must be between 18 and 25 years old
- Must have passed at least a level 3 program at ICB
- Must have an intention to enrol for levels 4 or 5 at ICB
- Must be able to come to our campus for the duration of the program
- Must be currently unemployed
- Must be willing to come to an admissions board interview
- Must be willing to meet with prospective employers
This program is a unique Learnership and Placement Program that they run for a number of their corporate clients. They will, from time to time, announce a number of bursaries for the program. The total bursary value for each student is R 41 000 and includes:
- Class fees
- Exam fees
- Participation in their unique WRAP™ (Work Readiness and Placement) Program.
If you meet the above requirements, click here for more information:
Congratulations to the top students listed below for achieving 90% and higher in your September 2019 ICB exams!
|Kashmira Dayal||CMGT||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Durban Overport||95%|
|Natalie Harris||CMGT||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Cape Town City||94%|
|Courtney Sears||FNST||07-Sep-2019||Edge Business School||93%|
|Mohamed Dawood||FNST||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Durban Overport||93%|
|Lydia Colaco||ITRT||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Boksburg||93%|
|Cheznique Olsen||ITRT||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Boksburg||93%|
|Navisha Naidoo||CMGT||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Centurion||92%|
|Helena Botha||BSL2||09-Sep-2019||CTU Training – Roodepoort||91%|
|Helena Botha||BSL1||09-Sep-2019||CTU Training – Roodepoort||91%|
|Vanitha Narainsamy||BSL1||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Durban Overport||91%|
|Rebecca Sonia Brown||FNST||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Durban Overport||91%|
|Ashlyn Jackson||BLAC||09-Sep-2019||Boston – Rosebank||91%|
|Magdalene Michael||CMGT||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Durban Overport||91%|
|Lucia Maass||CMGT||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Durban Overport||90%|
|Mokgadi Serumula||CMGT||07-Sep-2019||Damelin – Centurion||90%|
Insider tips from our Head of HR and Training
If you have achieved your ICB qualification, congratulations! But this is only the first step. What are you doing to enhance your employability? When recruiting staff, the employer will look at more than just your qualification, they will be trying to see if you have the required competencies to fulfil the role, and also whether you will be a good fit to the company culture and values, how can you show this?
a. Job shadowing/Volunteer experience: `
We understand not everyone will have working experience straight after studying, but what have you done to gain exposure to the working world during or after your studies? In your CV you should list any job shadowing or volunteer experience you have had.
b. Leadership roles during school:
If you were ever a class representative or prefect in school, list this in your CV too! This says a lot about your leadership ability.
c. Extramural activities:
When you are not working or studying, how do you spend your days? What are you passionate about? Are you a nature-lover or book worm? You can note that too!
d. Any additional courses:
What are you doing to improve your professional development? If you have noticed that your admin skills are not very good, why not do a course to learn new skills? There are many online sites which offer short courses to improve skills, such as Linkedin Learning or Udimy, and this shows employers that you are invested in your own development. If you are also a member of our sister company ICBA, then you will have free access to our webinars which you also help your continuous professional development (CPD). Being a part of a membership body such as the ICBA also shows your credibility to employers so if you are not yet a member, check out the website today! https://www.icba.org.za/
Insider tips from our Head of HR and Training
a. Dress to impress
It is important to look your best on the day of the interview, even if the company does not have a formal dress code, you want to stand out from other candidates. Look professional!
b. Arrive early
Anticipate traffic and the worst-case scenario, ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to the interview. This also gives you a chance to have a look around and get an idea of the company culture, how do the staff interact? How does everyone behave? Being on-time also makes a good first impression.
c. It is ok to be nervous
Nerves are expected at an interview, arriving a bit early and being very well prepares can help a lot. This is why I suggest making all your notes in your notebook, so that even if you are a bit nervous, you can refer to your notes. Take a deep breath, it is ok!
d. Preparation is everything!
Have I mentioned this enough?
e. Remember to smile and show good body language
Again, you want to make a good and lasting impression, ensure that you show good body language and a positive attitude before and during the interview.