In order to ensure that the ICB’s qualifications are relevant, a full academic review is undertaken to ensure that the syllabus and learning outcomes are up to-date in accordance with current legislation, payroll regulations and taxation requirements.  


With this in mind, the ICB, and the publishers of the tuition material update syllabus and material in January of each year. The impact for students is that you will be assessed on any changes from 1 April of each year.  The publishers of the tuition material release new material in January which enables students sufficient time to study the new curriculum and to be ready to be assessed from April onwards.  


For more detail, please see below table:

 

Title

Extent/Nature of Updates

Business & Office Admin 1

  • The content of this book was updated quite extensively primarily to ensure that processes and software referred to were up to date. 
  • Outcomes, structure, and topics remain the same. (Study phases not affected).

Business & Office Admin 2

  • The content of this book was updated to ensure information/processes are up to date.  
  • Outcomes, structure, and topics remain the same. (Study phases not affected).

Business & Office Admin 3

  • The content of this book was updated to ensure information/processes are up to date.  
  • Outcomes, structure, and topics remain the same. (Study phases not affected).

Business Literacy

  • An additional, but non-assessable learning module was added to this book.  
  • The module is titled ‘Learning styles, study skills and exam preparation’ and will display as Learning Module 5 in the new text. 
  • The purpose of the new module is to assist learners in successfully completing not only this module, but other modules as well as these skills can be applied universally. This new Learning Module will sit in Study Phase 3. 

Business Management 1

  • Learning module 6; Working with SARS, was  updated to incorporate the income tax changes as announced by the Minister of Finance during his 2019 budget speech.

Payroll & Monthly SARS Returns

  • This textbook was updated to incorporate the income tax changes as announced by the Minister of Finance during his 2019 budget speech.
  • The software CD was replaced with a link to download the software (SAGE no longer produces the CDs). 
  • The content was updated to include instructions on how to download the software.

Income Tax Returns

  • This textbook was updated to incorporate the income tax changes as announced by the Minister of Finance during his 2019 budget speech.

Business Law & Accounting Control

  • Learning module 9; Core principles of corporate governance, was added.

Management Accounting & Control Systems

  • Accounting terminology updated to be in line with the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);
  • More content added to better explain, and expand on, existing concepts;
  • More examples added to help learners interpret and apply existing concepts. 

Economics Textbook

  • Existing content updated to make sure that it is accurate and up-to-date (recent economic studies and examples are referenced);
  • More content added to better explain, and expand on, existing concepts.

Public Accounting Administration 

  • Learning modules 1 to 5 were updated to incorporate the income tax changes as announced by the Minister of Finance during his 2019 budget speech; 
  • Accounting terminology updated to be in line with the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Recognised Accounting Practices (GRAP);
  • Existing content updated to make sure that it is accurate and up-to-date (recent public sector studies and examples are referenced); 
  • Content updated to be in line with the latest relevant public sector legislation and to incorporate changes in the public sector structures and functions.

Technical Public Accounting

  • Accounting terminology updated to be in line with the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Recognised Accounting Practices (GRAP);
  • Existing content updated to make sure that it is accurate and up-to-date (recent public sector studies and examples are referenced); 
  • Content updated to be in line with the latest relevant public sector legislation and to incorporate changes in the public sector structures and functions;
  • More content added to better explain, and expand on, existing concepts.
Computerised bookkeeping (Pastel Accounting)
  • Existing content updated.
  • The software CD was replaced with a link to download the software (SAGE no longer produces the CDs).
  •  The content was updated to include instructions on how to download the software.