Technical Public Accounting

This module covers project and performance management in the public sector. Learn how to plan, budget and do management accounting in a government department. Learn about economic principles, management information systems and public sector financial statements.


This course forms part of the Intermediate Level in the ICB Public Sector Accounting. This course and the remainder of the Intermediate Level is aimed at producing technical public accountants who are deemed to be proficient in the execution of the annual bookkeeping and accounting function in the public sector.  Finally by completing this course, ICB will provide the public sector with professionally qualified, skilled and ethical staff, which will add value and contribute to the efficiency and productivity of the South African government.


Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as a Quality Assurance Partner of the QCTO


• Basic economic principles
• Management information systems
• Public sector financial statements
• Risk management in the public sector
• Performance management in the public sector
• Project management in the public sector


This course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final written summative assessment (exam). Please be sure to verify that you have been registered for your assessment


This course is a short course as part of a national qualification. Once you have completed this course and the remainder of the level you will receive a national diploma.