What is AAT(SA)?

AAT South Africa – AAT(SA) – is a partnership between the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Each of these two bodies have been involved with the education and development of accounting and financial staff for more than 20 years. With the backing of two such world-renowned and leading institutions, AAT(SA) regards itself as the premier professional body in South Africa dedicated to the education, development, regulation and support of accounting technicians.

About the qualification

AAT(SA) offers a practical qualification targeted at all staff levels, from clerical-administrative to professional accounting positions. These qualifications will facilitate your career in finance and accounting and help you make a truly positive contribution to your business, department or unit.

AAT(SA) offers the opportunity to obtain a reliable, globally recognised qualification that has the backing of industry experts. What’s more, with AAT(SA) you can work and study at the same time. So while you earn, you can work towards an internationally recognised qualification that opens doors, sets you on a path to career growth and shows employers that you have been trained to a high standard.

Our qualifications are skills based. From the first day of training, you learn techniques and processes that you can use at work. It’s rewarding to be able to apply what you have learnt so quickly.

AAT qualification levels:

  • AAT Access/Bridging course
  • AAT Certificate NQF Level 3 SAQA ID: 73710 – 120 Credits
  • AAT Certificate NQF Level 4 SAQA ID: 77143 – 120 Credits
  • AAT Certificate NQF Level 5 SAQA ID 80189 – 120 Credits
  • AAT Local Government Accounting Certificate NQF Level 3 SAQA ID: 59751 – 120 Credits
  • AAT Local Government Advanced Accounting Certificate NQF Level 4 SAQA ID: 73712 – 120 Credits


To learn more about AAT qualifications, Please follow this link below:

Association of Accounting Technicians

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