Tax Technician Preparation Course: Initial Test of Competence (ITC)

The purpose of the Tax Technician Preparation Courses is to ensure that learners are adequately prepared and equipped before attempting to write the assessment of the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT). SAIT’s two assessments are:

  • Tax Technician Initial Test of Competence (ITC)
  • Tax Technician External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA).

Course Structure – ITC Exam (June & November)

  • Learners receive a study package prior to the start of the Preparation Course
  • First Saturday contact session
  • Second Saturday contact session
  • Online facilitator support.

The study information package includes

  • Recommended timetable that learners should follow
  • Recordings and a slide-pack of prior Tax Technician ITC preparation courses with guidance on how to work through these recordings and slide pack before the formal June/November examinations
  • SAIT ITC previous exam papers.

Who should attend and why?

Learners who are preparing for the upcoming SAIT Tax Technician ITC Exam.

When learners complete this course, they will:

  • Understand key areas and thus deepening their knowledge of tax topics
  • Improve exam techniques and skills to generate marks
  • Identify relevant and practical issues
  • Receive online support from course facilitators
  • Be supported in planning their preparation for the SAIT ITC.

Course code:


Contact sessions:

Dates & Time:



2nd Floor Office 1

Block D East

Brooklyn Court

361 Veale Street



What to bring:

  • Own snacks and lunch
  • Learner’s attempt of the practice exam paper (included in study information pack)
  • Study information pack
  • Pen and paper
  • Calculator
  • Any currently published tax textbooks and legislation
  • Recommended book: SILKE: South Africa Income Tax 2019. Authors: Madeleine Stiglingh, Linda van Heerden et al; Publisher: LexisNexis South Africa.

Learners are kindly requested to work through the study information pack prior to the commencement of this preparation course. This will ensure that they are familiar with the relevant technical issues, and that they gain the maximum benefit from the course.

Note: Distance learning support is available on request.

Closing date for enrolments:


Please note that payment must be made in full before the course commences.

Additional information:

Credo Business College only appoints highly qualified tutors. Most of our tutors are qualified CAs, and many hold master’s degrees in taxation. All our tutors have experience in the private sector. Together, these factors ensure that we provide quality education to each of our learners.

Content covered:

  • Session 1: Curriculum, ITC syllabus, exam technique, and key tax topics
  • Session 2: Key tax topics and exam technique practice
  • Session 3: Work through old exam papers and practise exam technique

Topics covered

  • Gross income and exempt income
  • Deductions and assessed loss
  • Disposal of assets
  • Individual tax and payroll calculations
  • Individual tax return preparation
  • Company tax and specific areas such as dividends payments from shares financed, etc. Also SBC and turnover tax
  • Tax administration (provisional tax and penalties)
  • VAT registration and VAT calculations
  • Collateral taxes (high-level understanding of donations tax, estate duty, transfer duty, and STT)

Training methodology and learner support:

Credo Business College provides training on a distance learning or online learning basis for individual learners, and on a blended learning basis for corporate groups of minimum 10 learners.


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