The Tax Faculty | Course In Taxation – (July 2025 to June 2025 intake)

The Tax Faculty | Course In Taxation – (July 2025 to June 2025 intake)

Description

The course is designed to empower course participant with applied working and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of taxation that will secure the course participant the license to practice as a registered tax practitioner with SARS and a professional membership with the South African Institute of Tax Professionals.

Course Delivery

The course in delivered by The Tax Faculty and accredited by UNISA.

**Please note that the July 2025 intake will commence in July with the Business Tax module, and in January 2025 the Individuals Tax module.**

Course Programme

  • The course covers the entire field of taxation (including value-added tax), excluding certain specialised areas and will enable course participants to calculate the tax of individuals including: farmers, partnership and  sole traders
  • It includes the taxation of companies, close corporations and trusts.
  • This course is aimed at beginners as well as students who only need to update their knowledge in the discipline of Taxation

Who should enrol for this course?

This course will benefit:

  • Partners in partnerships
  • Farmers and persons involved in smaller businesses with a more formal business structure such as a close corporation or company people in employment
  • The holders of public office (e.g. SARS),
  • Sole traders will find this course very beneficial for personal and business purposes.

Registration

The Course in Taxation (May 2025 intake) commences on 11 July 2025.

Registrations must be received by 15 June 2025.  No registrations will be accepted after the 15 June 2025

Registration requirements

A senior certificate or equivalent qualification

Required textbooks

Course participants will be required to study the study guides in conjunction with two prescribed textbooks.  Course participants will be required to buy one prescribed book per module.

  • A Student’s Approach to Income Tax: Natural Persons, 2025 Edition. (Lexis Nexis)
  • A Student’s Approach to Business Tax: Natural Persons, 2025 Edition. (Lexis Nexis)

Assessment and award of certificate

Course participants are required to complete various assignments and exams, of which the assignments will be written at home. These will be marked by the lecturers and a comprehensive solution, with comments, will be provided after each assignment.

A two-hour paper for each semester will be written, one in May/June 2025 (Individual Tax module) and one in October/November 2025 (Business Tax module).  The exams will be written at a UNISA exam centre of your choice depending of the area you reside in.

The marks obtained in the average of the two assignments constitute 20% of the examination mark. A total mark of 40% will be required for the successful completion of the course.  Upon successful completion Unisa will award course participant with an HEQC accredited certificate at NQF level 6.

Fees

Once-off payment

R13 350-00

(This amount includes your registration fees) (payment to be made on sending registration forms to the Tax Faculty)

OR

Payment plan

R15 350-00

R7900-00 Registration fees (this amount to be paid when sending registration forms through to the Tax Faculty)

Repayment of R 745.00 over 10 Months

The Course Fee includes ALL study material and lectures through The Tax Faculty, but excludes prescribed books.

Course Layout

First Semester

Business ax (July 2025 to November 2025)

Second Semester

Individual Tax (January 2025 – May 2025)


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.