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GENERAL INFORMATION - BOARD COURSE
BACKGROUND
 
The Gauteng Board Course is committed to provide the highest quality of lecture and study material in preparation for the January 2018 sitting of the SAICA ITC. The Gauteng Board course will provide guidance to students and equip them with the necessary skills required for the examination.

The Gauteng Board Course applies a unique approach through guided revision of technical knowledge, which ensures all topics are understood within a bigger contextualised framework. Through 40 years of Board Course preparation we also acknowledge the importance of skill refinement in order to maximise marks in the ITC. We believe a thorough knowledge of the subject matter, together with the required skill set forms the basis of thorough ITC preparation.

We also pride our growing majority market share as testimony of the success of our offerings. We have been involved in the SAICA Thuthuka Repeaters program since 2007. We received outstanding feedback on the SAICA Thuthuka Repeaters Program 2017 as well as our June ITC offering in 2017.
 
WHY THE GAUTENG BOARD COURSE?
 
  • Experienced lecturers with unparalleled passion, the chance to engage with the highly qualified and experienced lecturers of the UJ PGDAS CTA program.
  • Learn from the presenters who are involved in the ITC marking and umpiring process.
  • Presenters are the service providers of the highly successful well established SAICA Thuthuka Repeaters Program.
  • Expand your contextualised knowledge. Improve your exam technique and skills to maximise marks.
  • Identify relevant and practical issues.
  • A programme that has been successful for over 40 years.
  • The majority of ITC candidates attend the Gauteng Board Course.
  • Motivation, planning and structure in your studies, through the use of the day to day study guides provided in the course material.
  • Access to online, timeous assistance with all queries and problems through the use of the online MyPal learning community.
  • Flexibility through our programs offered around the country. We allow our candidates to attend any class on any of our programs in order to accommodate year-end plans. (6 programs in Gauteng; 1 in Durban; 2 in Cape Town and 2 in Bloemfontein)
  • Video and Audio recordings of all the lectures are available to all candidates in order to provide more flexibility as well as the option to refer back to lectures.
  • Offered in both Afrikaans and English around the country.
  • We believe that sufficient contact time is essential, we thus offer 5 full days of class.
 
PROGRAMS OFFERED
 
The Gauteng Board Course contact sessions will be conducted at the end of the year once CTA results are released. We also offer a Saturday Course which starts at the beginning of November for repeat candidates in Johannesburg with limited study leave.

The details regarding the different courses offered around the country are as follows:

Please note that candidates may also attend different classes between the various programs if this better suits their personal circumstances. This offers a greater degree of flexibility, especially in Gauteng. A total of five courses in Johannesburg will be offered in order to accommodate candidates’ year end plans. In addition all lectures are available online in both Audio and Video format.

There will be an English Saturday Course in Johannesburg which will start on the 4th of November 2017 and will run for 5 consecutive Saturdays until the 2nd of December 2017. This is aimed at our ITC repeat candidates with limited study leave (please note that first timers can also attend this course if preferred). There will also be an English and Afrikaans First Week Course aimed at first timers wanting to attend our course as early as possible in order to go home and prepare further (please note that repeat candidates can also attend this course if preferred). This course will consist of two Saturday classes and three weekday classes beginning on Saturday the 25th of November 2017 and ending on the 2nd of December 2017. There is also an English Second Week Course aimed mainly at candidates receiving their results at a later stage. This course will start on the 8th of December 2017 and finish on the 13th of December 2017 and will consist of one Saturday class and four weekday classes.

Our Pretoria course will be offered in the first week of December 2017. Our Durban and Cape Town courses will be offered in the second week of December. The Pretoria and Cape Town candidates will be offered courses in Afrikaans and English whereas Durban candidates will be offered the course in English only. Our Bloemfontein course will be offered in both Afrikaans and English and will start on the 27th of November 2017 and finish on the 1st of December 2017.

Please note that these dates reflect the main contact sessions only. On-going support and assistance will be offered from registration up until the course concludes in January 2018 (January ITC 2017 sitting). In addition, a simulated examination will be made available in January 2018. Two simulated exam papers as well as two continuous evaluations will be made available to candidates registered for the Gauteng Board Course with detailed written feedback on these papers.

Afrikaans candidates

Afrikaanse kandidate moet asseblief daarop let dat twee van ons agt dosente ongelukkig nie klas gee in Afrikaans nie. Hulle kan egter Afrikaans verstaan en ons nooi u uit om vrae in Afrikaans aan hulle te rig. Die materiaal en kursusnotas wat behandel word deur hierdie dosente is wel in Afrikaans.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
 
All candidates writing the SAICA Initial Test of Competence (ITC) in January 2018 who would like to provide themselves with the best opportunity of passing should attend this course.
 
REGISTRATION
 
Registration opens on 1 September 2017. We request that you complete the online registration form on this website.

Once the material collection date, lecture times and venues have been finalised it will be made available on the specific course-detailed programme on this website. There will be collection times before the first contact session. Please ensure you are aware of the collection date, time and venue at least two weeks prior to the first contact session.

Please take note that no material will be provided without proof of registration and proof of payment. If your employer is responsible for payment, proof of payment will not be required for file collection Once a candidate has received material, he/she becomes responsible for applicable fees payable. Material cannot be returned under any circumstances.
 
COURSE OFFERING
 
The course consists of the following:
  • Proposed day-to-day study planner
  • Concise study material covering all competency areas required for the ITC
  • ITC required level self-assessment questions
  • Access to MyPal, the on-line learning environment which consistes of the following:
    • Additional material
    • Online Support
    • Audio recordings of all lectures
    • Video recordings of all lectures
  • 5 contact sessions (full day) 
    • 2 Financial Accounting sessions
    • 1 Financial Management, Management Accounting, Strategy and Risk Management session
    • 1 Taxation session
    • 1 Auditing, Assurance and Governance session
  • 2 integrated simulated examinations (4 sessions of 100 marks each) with explanatory solutions
  • 2 continuous evaluations ( 2 sessions of 100 marks each) with explanatory solutions
The Gauteng Board Course is renowned for its quality and quantity of contact sessions and material.
 
ONLINE PROGRAM
 
An online program is also available for candidates which cannot attend the contact sessions. The course material will be supplied together with a detailed study guide. All lectures will be made available on MyPal in both Audio and Video. Please note that the online lectures can only be streamed from MyPal (i.e. not available offline).

We record our actual lectures to ensure an authentic learning experience for online candidates.
 
COMMENCEMENT AND DURATION OF COURSE
 
The course commences during the first week of November or later (depending on the specific course chosen) and concludes in January 2018 (January ITC 2018 sitting).
 
   
 
 
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