UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Payroll and Tax Administration online short course

STARTING IN 2 MONTHS
6 WEEKS ONLINE
7 - 10 HOURS PER WEEK
OCTOBER PRESENTATION:
Course starts: 6 October 2016
Registrations close: 30 September 2016
Course fees: R11,500
MARCH PRESENTATION:
Course starts: 2 March 2017
Course fees: R11,500

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.

Course overview

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

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GARETH COTTEN

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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