Course Details
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4. Basic Compulsory Ethics Programme (Avail until end Dec 2021 for FINAL year SAICA Trainees ONLY)

Price:
R1610.00 (VAT Incl.)

Category:
MySkillsPortal

Level:
Beginner

CPD's:
7.5 Hours

Presenter:
Ms Lynette Berger

Contact Person:
Nerissa Singh
Tel: 0836312132
Email: nerissa@probetatraining.co.za

SAICA introduced a compulsory ethics programme which is effective from 1 January 2019 in respect of all trainees whose contracts end after 31 March 2019. Training office’s compliance with this requirement will be measured at re-accreditation visits, through Criterion C9. As of January 2021, Criterion C9 has been changed to have training offices establish a culture of ethics (Indicator #1) and to help trainees develop ethical reasoning skills through deliberate discussions (Indicator #2). For any trainees in the final year of their contracts in 2021, indicator #2 will be met by complying with the 6-8 hours training under the previous criterion. What does this mean? Our Basic Compulsory Ethics Programme (6 - 8 hours self-paced online course) is suitable ONLY for trainees in their final year of contract during 2021. This course includes an e-book, with reflection exercises and also space available for both trainee and training officer to evaluate the course offering against the C9 requirements. ProBeta Training does therefore not assess the e-book results, but encourages the trainee to reflect, provide feedback to the training officer and also allows the training officer to evaluate the programme overall. Furthermore, an online assessment is provided to test basic understanding of topics dealt with within the course outline. Upon successful completion, a certificate with the rating is issued. *** NEW Self-paced Online learning platform: MySkillsPortal developed for Trainees *** • Available 24/7 - Enabling delegates to plan their training diary to suit their needs - allowing for more flexible learning • Trainees progress at their own pace - unlocking modules as they progress. Progress monitoring done by Facilitators. • Downloadable training material and further resources • Bite-size Modules - To pace own progress, development and application of principles and concepts • Training on-the-go - Learn on-the-go with our FREE mobile App. Guidance and assistance at your fingertips! • On-demand access to the course administrator / facilitator for questions and engagements • Formal tracking and participation is being monitored by us to ensure successful and eligible sign-off PLEASE NOTE: ProBeta Training and the programme facilitators can not: • Establish an ethical culture (Indicator #1) for the training office – we merely provide the trainee with the necessary tools to help encourage discussions of ethical issues and for considering these issues in engagements and interactions in and around the office. • Implement structures and procedures to communicate ethical concerns. The training office needs to still develop, implement and apply such structures and procedures in meeting this requirement. It is also recommended that awareness of such structures and procedures be raised with staff members in the form of staff-meetings or staff-training, as it will be office-specific. (Indicator #1) • Take steps to discipline individuals who display unethical behaviour – the relationship between ProBeta Training and that of the Training office is not that of an employer-employee relationship.

Trainees will join a compulsory and interactive self-paced e-learning workshop, broken down in bite-sized modules. After attending the workshop, trainees will complete an online assessment questionnaire and obtain a CPD certificate. Additional work papers and resources will be made available to trainees when progressing through each module. Our presenters are qualified Chartered Accountants as well as accredited SAICA Assessors. This programme meets all the requirements set by SAICA. In this course trainees will learn how to apply ethical principles in practice, reflect on interactive discussions during the online e-learning workshop (self-paced), collaborate and apply thinking and behavioural skills in the workplace.

What are ethics (Indicator #2) • Why ethics are important • How to build reputation and trust through ethics in one’s career and business • The consequences of ethical failure • What drives ethical choices • Different values and how they underpin behaviour in the workplace • How to integrate ethical principles and apply them to scenarios that typically arise in the accounting industry • Practical tools to help improve ethical behaviour • How to make ethical decisions in complex situations • The role of the chartered accountant in ensuring ethical and effective governance in organisations and his/her responsibilities in this regard • The role of the manager/employee in building an ethical culture in organisations and his/her responsibilities in this regard. • Understands the implications of the Code of Professional Conduct PLEASE NOTE: ProBeta Training and the programme facilitators can not: • Establish an ethical culture (Indicator #1) for the training office – we merely provide the trainee with the necessary tools to help encourage discussions of ethical issues and for considering these issues in engagements and interactions in and around the office. • Implement structures and procedures to communicate ethical concerns. The training office needs to still develop, implement and apply such structures and procedures in meeting this requirement. It is also recommended that awareness of such structures and procedures be raised with staff members in the form of staff-meetings or staff-training, as it will be office-specific. (Indicator #1) • Take steps to discipline individuals who display unethical behaviour – the relationship between ProBeta Training and that of the Training office is not that of an employer-employee relationship.

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