UNISA Short Course in Retirement Fund Management for Trustees

UNISA Short Course in Retirement Fund Management for Trustees

Short Course in Retirement Fund Management for Trustees (76905)Purpose

 
This course was designed to equip individuals who act as pension fund trustees, and stakeholders of pensions funds with some of the necessary knowledge to fulfil their duties as retirement fund trustees.
 Target group

 
Individuals who enrol for this course would typically be active in the retirement fund industry or would be a stakeholder of a retirement fund.
 Admission requirements

NQF level 4 Qualification and higher or NQF level 3 with at least two years industry related work experience.
 Duration

One semester

Language medium

English
 Tuition method

This programme will be presented in line with the Unisa open and distance education framework and will follow an online approach. Students will receive comprehensive tutorial letters supported by a prescribed textbook which they have to purchase. Students will also have access to the myUnisa platform to enable them to successfully complete the programme.
 Kind of assessment

Formative assessment

  • Minimum of one compulsory individual assignment or report which will contribute to the year mark
  • the year mark will contribute 20% to the student’s final mark

Summative assessment

  • a two-hour venue-based written examination will be completed by each student individually
  • students will need a final mark of 50% to pass and 75% to pass with distinction

the written examination will contribute 80% to the student’s final mark
 Retirement funds: Trustee knowledge SCRFMA1 ()Syllabus/Content Topics

  • The purpose of retirement funds
  • The principles of financial statements and investments
  • Investment performance surveys
  • Retirement fund documents
  • Fund stakeholders
  • The role, responsibilities and duties of a trustee
  • Tax implications
  • Ethics

Course leader

Mr CF Erasmus
BCom (Hons)
Discipline expertise: Finance, Investments, Risk management and Insurance
Office 5-104, AJH vd Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429 4949
Fax: +27 (0) 86 754 9215
Email:erasmcf@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

 
The Centre of Business Management
Tel: (012) 352 4170 / 4383
Fax to email: 086 2254796
Email: cbm@unisa.ac.za


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.