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BECOMING A PAYROLL PROFESSIONAL

CRITERIA FOR DESIGNATIONS (SAQA REQUIREMENT)

SAQA Certificate

Awarding Criteria

Retaining Criteria

Academic

NQF Qualification

Compulsory

Practical (Experience)

Be engaged in the activities
of the profession

Compulsory

Disciplinary Process

Compulsory

Board Exam

Optional

CPD

Compulsory

Code of Conduct

Compulsory

Fees

Compulsory

NB.  International qualifications have to be submitted
to SAQA for evaluation and will receive the certificate stating
the equivalent. – This is the responsibility of the person
applying for Certification into the designation.

 

INTRODUCTION

To qualify for either of the designations the applicant must:

a)      Be a paid up member of the S.A. Payroll Association.

This can be either part of a corporate membership or a non-corporate membership bearing in mind that as from the 1st of January 2013, corporate members will be required to register all members individually, e.g. if your corporate membership covers 6 people then all six have to be registered. The designation belongs to an individual and not a Company.

b)      Be in possession of a SAQA recognised Payroll Qualification.

Further Education and Training Certificate in Payroll Administration Services (NQF Level 4)

National Diploma in Payroll Administration Services (NQF Level 5)

Should you not have any qualification, but have the years of experience you can be RPLed into either one. Other qualifications will be considered on merit by the certification committee.

c)      Have the required years of experience in the profession

See the detailed list here.

d)      Be in good standing in the Industry.

This is self-explanatory.

e)      Be prepared to sign the Code of Conduct and abide by requirements and agree to disciplinary action if a complaint is lodged with the Association.

Please see the Code of Conduct published in full on the website

f)       Participate in future CPD (continuous professional development) activities, a record of which will be kept on the member’s file with the Association.

CPD activities will be published on the website and members notified as and when they take place.

g)      Have no criminal convictions, obviously the nature of our profession dictate -  this is mandatory.

h)       Pay the required fee for assessment

R610 including VAT which is payable on application for certification. As in all professional bodies, a fee will be set for assessment of the application and is a one off payment

i)       Be prepared to have their name entered on the register of professional members which will be displayed on our website and their names forwarded to SAQA for registration.

j)      Annual Subscription Fees:

Certified Payroll Practitioner ……… R1368 per annum

Certified Payroll Administration Practitioner……… R912 per annum

Certified Payroll Technician ……….. R800 per annum

Associate member………..R855 per annum
 

The above fees include VAT

Payroll Professional Recognition Framework


Code of Conduct

Why sign a Code of Conduct?

Signature to the Code of Conduct is a pre-requisite  of the Certification Process. The Association has adopted this Code of Conduct after a great deal of research into best practice in the Payroll Industry. It was refined by a committee which consisted of members of the payroll Association who spent a great deal of time on research, discussion and refinement of the document.

CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR PAYROLL


RPL  (RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING)

RPL accepts that one learns from all your life experience including working experience and this learning should be recognised in a meaningful manner. RPL recognises what any individual already knows and is able to apply. RPL recognises that individuals don’t just learn things inside a formalised structure such as a college or a university but that learning happens both inside and outside the formal environment.

RPL  is usually used to ascertain whether the individual concerned has sufficient knowledge that can be measured to facilitate entry either into a formal qualification or earn credits towards a recognised qualification.  

It was towards this end that the South African Payroll Association collaborated with various bodies and researched best practice to develop the Policy and Criteria for RPL within the Payroll Profession.

SAQA National Policy on Implementation of RPL

POLICY AND CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


Before completing the application for Certification please note that all areas must be completed. By completing the application you agree that your name and certification status can be listed on the South African Payroll Association’s website. Kindly note that your details will also be submitted to the South African Qualifications Authority  (SAQA) to be included on the National Data Base.

The South African Payroll Association undertakes that it will not make your personal information available to any other organisation or person other than the aforementioned without your written consent.

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