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SAIBA supports and develops members through the different stages of their career. This incorporates different aspects of SAIBA’s membership, which varies from university qualifications that align to membership criteria, experience gained under the mentorship of an employer, CPD training, specialisation and events.
To optimise the education and development SAIBA collaborates with an extensive network of experienced partners and quality service providers.
The collaborations are managed through the Accreditation process which is a key feature of quality assurance.
SAIBA’s Accreditation process includes the following accreditation categories:
The purpose of the accreditation of Higher Educational Institutes is:
The accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions is governed by SAIBA’s policy for Accreditation of South African Accounting Diplomas and Degrees.
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A Memorandum of Understanding is concluded between the Higher Educational Institution and SAIBA and where necessary an application form is completed.
As per the Accreditation policy a provider that has been successfully accredited by any of the following accreditation bodies or professional bodies is deemed to have achieved the accreditation standards as issued by SAIBA:
A certificate of accreditation is issued by SAIBA as proof of the Accreditation.
Application is done by submitting a signed Memorandum of Understanding.
The following Higher Educational are accredited by SAIBA:
SAIBA supports the importance and regulation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as prescribed by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Professional Bodies have to comply with various laws and regulations specific to the industry and have the legal mandate to issue CPD hours or credits.
CPD certificates are accepted from ACTP’s subject to SAIBA’s CPD policy and SAIBA’s Standards for CPD Programs
Interested Professional Bodies can apply here.
SAIBA will review the application and issue an ACTP certificate if the application is successful.
The following SAQA accredited Professional Bodies qualify as SAIBA Accredited Training Partners:
SAIBA provides educational material through SAIBA’s online platform SAIBA Academy. Content consists of a mixture of Educational, Skills Development, as well as Business Leadership content. The intention is to impart business development, management, and leadership skills for members to implement in their business.
The purpose of accreditation is to enable training partners to demonstrate they can deliver quality and relevant training and learning for SAIBA’s diverse base of members.
This is a formal and visible process that reassures members that key suppliers provide relevant and high quality content.
The approved content and courses of approved partners are facilitated and hosted via SAIBA Academy, subject to SAIBA’s CPD policy, CPD contractual obligations and SAIBA Standards for CPD Programs. SAIBA Academy is used as a hosting platform to facilitate the reporting to the Regulatory Authorities and to ensure the relevant development of content that will benefit SAIBA members.
Certificates of Attendance issued by Accredited Training Service Providers (ATSP) are recognised by SAIBA as valid CPD.
Refer to the ATSP Application Guide for further information. Click here
Complete the following Application form and submit the application and supporting documentation here.
The following providers are accredited, limited to content offered on SAIBA Academy:
Institutions or organisations who are accredited by SAIBA are allowed to use SAIBA’s logo (in terms SAIBA acceptable usage of logo policy/procedures) for their promotional purposes.
SAIBA offers Internships registered with FASSET. Employers and firms may register to become a Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA) Approved Training Centre (ATC).
If you are interested in becoming an Approved Workplace Readiness Training Centre, submit your information here.
SAIBA has a database of Accredited Training Advisers or Subject Matter Experts that can serve on SAIBA panel discussions or host a presentation for SAIBA members. If you are interested, you can apply to be added to SAIBA’s database. Communication regarding the call for presenters or panellists are sent to the database.
Submit your information here
SAIBA is frequently asked to sponsor, co-sponsor or endorse events. It is key to maintain certain standards and quality where SAIBA is involved.
SAIBA will consider sponsorship or endorsement if:
The SAIBA logo is the embodiment of SAIBA's values and reputation. It is a valuable asset and a powerful tool for building and publicly acknowledging partners within the Accounting Industry. It is highly important that applicant(s) be willing to adhere to SAIBA’s:
All marketing material and programmes layouts should adhere to SAIBA’s Branding Manual requirements and should be authorised by SAIBA’s Head of Marketing and CEO in writing.