UNISA Short Course in the Introduction to Performance Auditing

UNISA Short Course in the Introduction to Performance Auditing

University of South Africa Short Course in the Introduction to Performance Auditing

The objective of this course is to present an opportunity to prospective performance auditors and people currently working as performance and/or internal auditors to receive training to enable them to conduct a performance audit.
 
 Target group

  • People working in the field of performance auditing without any formal academic training in performance auditing.
  • People who want to refresh theirs skills in the field of performance auditing.
  • People who are interested in obtaining the skills to conduct a performance audit

Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
 Duration

Three months
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

Registration for the first semester opens in January and closes February with a two-hour examination in May/June.
 
Registration for the second semester opens June and closes in July with a two-hour examination in October/November.
 Tuition method

Tuition is presented fully online through distance education, allowing practicing performance and/or internal auditors who travel extensively, the freedom to keep up to date with their studies
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
The reflective and practical self-assessment activities incorporated in the tutorial matter and assignments
Summative assessment:
A two-hour exam per module that contributes 90% to the final mark per module
Marks:
The assignment marks will contribute 10% and the examination 90% to the final mark of the learner. In order to qualify for the certificate, a final mark of at least 50% must be obtained.
 Introduction to Performance Auditing (SCPA01T)Syllabus/Content Topics

Topic 1 – Theoretical concepts underlying performance auditing
After completing this topic, learners should be able to define performance auditing and understand why performance auditing is necessary as well as the advantages and characteristics of performing a performance audit.
 
Topic 2 – Scope and objectives of a performance audit
After completing this topic, learners should be able to understand principles underlying performance auditing and the scope, objectives of a performance audit of the procurement process.
 
Topic 3 – Economy, effectiveness and efficiency
After completing this topic, learners should be able to understand the theory and practical aspects of economy, efficiency and effectiveness of procurement processes.
 
Topic 4 – Strategic planning phase of a performance audit
After completing this topic, learners should be able to list and understand the various steps within the strategic planning phase of a performance audit and be able to apply these steps in practice.
 
Topic 5 – Planning phase of a performance audit
After completing this topic, learners should be able to list and understand the various steps within the planning phase of a performance audit and be able to apply these steps in practice.
 
Topic 6 – Executing a performance audit
After completing this topic, learners should be able to list and understand the various steps within the execution phase of a performance audit of the procurement process and be able to apply these steps in practice. Learners should also be able to understand the requirements for audit evidence and the methods for collecting audit evidence.
 
Topic 7 – Reporting and follow-up phase of the performance audit
After completing this topic, learners should be able to list and understand the various steps within the reporting and follow-up phase of a performance audit and be able to apply these steps in practice.
 
Topic 8 – Audit working papers and layout of the audit file
After completing this topic, learners should be able to understand the importance, the essential elements and other requirements of working papers as well as the layout of the audit file.
 
Topic 9 – Demonstration of the various phases of a performance audit using a case study
This topic explains the steps in the various phases of a performance audit using a case study. This practical case study will enable learners to understand the performance audit process.
 
 Programme administrator(s)

For information regarding registration, course material or administrative queries, contact: 
 
Mrs Mariska Edwards 
Tel no: 012 429 6442 (08:00 – 13:00)
E-mail: edwarm@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.