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  • Posted on 17 April 2020 at 15:58 by in General, Training

    NSOA moves to on-line training

    Over the course of the next 2 months, all NSOA training interventions will be made available on-line.  The circumstances we all find ourselves in have created a need for us to find an alternate manner in which to deliver the face-to-face offerings that so many of our clients have found to be invaluable.

    A lot of care has been taken to find the ideal platform through which to deliver this live, interactive training alternative and we believe we have nailed it!  These are not your ordinary pre-recorded webinars…

    Sessions are hosted live and incorporate multiple features such as break out rooms, chat features, and live polls to keep the sessions interactive and engaging for delegates.  Using notes, case studies, digital whiteboards, and video clips, delegates will be exposed to the full learning experience that they would have encountered during our traditional face-to-face sessions.

    Posted on 23 October 2019 at 12:22 by in General

    2019 is the final year that NSOA will be offering CTA support

    Having provided academic support to post-graduate students for over 20 years, it is with sadness that we announce our discontinuance of this offering from 2020 onwards.

    2019 will be the final year that we provide CTA support to UNISA students.

    In 2018 UNISA made a decision to no longer provide their study material to external service providers.  As a support provider this then makes it impossible for us to know what UNISA cover in their syllabus (topics and extent of coverage) and when they require their students to do this.  We are thus unable to record content or include questions that we know are relevant.

    The 2019 academic support resources will remain available until the 31st January 2020 to provide our current students with the resources they need to either prepare for the ITC examination in January 2020 or to assist them with any supplementary exams they may need to write through UNISA during January 2020.

    We would like to personally thank all the students that have supported us over the years through making use of our offerings and would also like to thank our dedicated lecture team for the efforts they have put in to provide a quality product that has enabled so many students to achieve success in their CTA exams.


    Posted on 27 June 2018 at 11:06 by in Training

    NSOA Ethics Course

    With effect from 1 January 2019, all SAICA trainees with a contract end date after 31 March 2019 will be required to attend a compulsory ethics training course, of between 6 and 8 hours, at least once during their training contract term.

    SAICA has prescribed that certain aspects relating to ethics need to be understood and it is important to recognise that these requirements extend far further than simply working through the Code of Professional Conduct with trainees.  This course will run independently of the compulsory induction programme that SAICA already prescribes and will focus on the bigger picture of ethics.

    NSOA will be developing a standalone 1 day course to address this requirement which will be available from 1 January 2019 at the latest.  The Ethics course will form part of our public offering of training courses but can also be delivered on an “in-house” basis should training offices prefer this.

    The course will cover the following SAICA-prescribed content:

    1. What ethics are
    2. Why ethics are important
    3. How to build reputation and trust through ethics in one’s career and business
    4. The consequences of ethical failure
    5. What drives ethical choices
    6. Different values and how they underpin behaviour in the workplace
    7. How to integrate ethical principles and apply them to scenarios that typically arise in the accounting industry
    8. Practical tools to help improve ethical behaviour
    9. How to make ethical decisions in complex situations
    10. The role of the chartered accountant in ensuring ethical and effective governance in organisations and his/her responsibilities in this regard
    11. The role of the manager/employee in building an ethical culture in organisations and his/her responsibilities in this regard.

    It will feature a full set of notes and will incorporate a number of practical case studies and / or role-plays to make the learning as practical and relevant as possible.