UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Payroll and Tax Administration online short course
Why this course?
Paralegals, also known as legal assistants or secretaries, fill an essential role in the South African legal system. Those hoping to enter this fast-growing profession need to have a combination of relevant industry knowledge, specialist technical expertise and administrative ability. This course aims to equip students with a broad knowledge of South African legislation and a foundation on which to build the knowledge and expertise required for specific paralegal work.
This highly practical 16-week short course will provide you with a solid foundation for understanding South African legislation and will introduce you to a number of the skills necessary for success as a paralegal practitioner. Not only will you develop a practical understanding of various components of the legal system, you will also learn to communicate effectively using legal language; draft contracts and affidavits; and be taken through the step-by-step approach to legal research.
Is this course for you?
Whether you are seeking to advance a current career within one of these industries, or aspiring to work as a paralegal (full-time or freelance), this course will provide you with the important foundational knowledge and fundamental technical skills necessary for success as a paralegal practitioner. If you are aspiring to practice law as a profession, this short course can be a valuable stepping-stone on the path to law school. Entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business in South Africa will benefit from a broad understanding of South African legislation and legal processes.
What you will learn
- Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1 Basic tax concepts for individuals
- Module 2 Advanced tax concepts for individuals
- Module 3 Basic tax concepts for businesses
- Module 4 Advanced tax concepts for businesses
- Module 5 Payroll principles and administration
- Module 6 Payroll administration
Your success team
Entrepreneur, Qualified Accountant & Financial Consultant
Gareth is a jack of all trades. He is a qualified accountant, specialising in tax, and a serial entrepreneur, having established and managed numerous businesses since he was 19. Gareth also acts as a business consultant across strategy, finance and sales management. He is a passionate teacher, and shares his vast experience with his learners, encouraging conversation and practical.
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“Tax legislation continues to evolve over time, and it is easy to get left behind. It is therefore very important to stay in touch with changes. In my opinion, this course was an easy and hassle-free way to achieve just that.”