The South African Institute of Business Accountants, SAIBA, has received funding from the Finance and Accounting Services Seta (Fasset) to help candidate Business Accountants in Practice to complete the missing requirements for their designation and to achieve the professional designation of Business Accountant in Practice BAP (SA), as registered with SAQA. Successful candidates will start a 10-month training program, whilst being currently employed, complete the requirements to become a BAP (SA) over the next 10 months, and by March / April 2020, become fully registered Business Accountants in Practice.

This program is for African Black Historically Disadvantaged Individuals and is sponsored by Fasset. NB: All course costs and materials are covered by this program, including your final BAP Membership fee once you qualify.

Qualifications and experience

To qualify for the program:

  • You must be a potential BAP (SA) candidate who has some of the qualification and some work experience requirements already
  • You must be employed in the accounting field as a SAIBA member
  • You must be a Commerce Graduate from a recognized tertiary institute in South Africa, (BCom, BCom, BAcc, BTech or National Diploma). Tertiary institute means a University or University of Technology. This includes CTA or Honours students.
  • You can be missing one of the SAIBA subject requirements for the designation:
  • Accounting III
  • Auditing II
  • Tax II
  • Management Accounting II
  • Corporate Law II
  • Initial preference will be given if you have one of the subjects outstanding, if you have more than one subject outstanding, we will definitely still be interested in your application based on your work experience.
  • You must be available to do the training online during the months specified.

The Program:

  • Candidate Business Accountants in Practice will be required to complete a ten-month program of mentoring and support to achieve the missing subjects (s) to achieve the Business Accountant in Practice Professional Designation requirements.
  • The mentoring and support provided to you covers all the Business Accountant in Practice missing qualification and missing work experience requirements. Modules include work-experience and technical skills, completed whilst in the workplace.
  • The ten-month program will commence in June 2019 and will end in March / April 2020.
  • You will be taken through a log book which will cover each phase and be mentored and assisted to finally get through the requirements and qualify as a BAP (SA) by the end of the program.

To Apply

Applicants will be assessed and chosen using a simple process based on the information above. Initial applications can be made by sending an email specifying your situation and your willingness to participate, with a copy of your CV, through to

NB: Only written applications to the above email address will be allowed.

Act now to secure your place on this program!

SAIBA has contracted SA Accounting Academy to assist it to run a program  The project coordinators are Tania Lee at SAIBA with assistance from Harnnet Mgiba at SA Accounting Academy