Payments Association of South Africa

Training Overview

One of the key themes published in the SARB Vision 2015 document is that of Human Resources and Capacity enhancement in the payment system and PASA has in response included continued and increased supply of payment skills and expertise into its National Payments Plan. 

Although payments play a significant role in the financial sector, payment practitioners have very limited formal interventions to turn to, in order to learn their trade. For many years this has plagued the payments industry in that knowledge is gained by chance through “on the job training” and learning through informal interactions with other peers. Payments form the bedrock of our country’s economy and the lack of interventions, together with continuous exiting of payments talent from the industry has become a serious concern for business leaders and regulators alike.

Since the publication of the SARB’s Vision 2015 and subsequent Vision documents PASA has taken active steps to address the area of capacity building and has embraced its responsibility as key role player to build a strong foundation of payment system knowledge. To date, more than 3,000 students have passed the PASA training programmes. PASA currently offers the following programmes:

Training Bookings

  • Intake for the PASA Certificate in Foundational Payments Course commences on 25 January 2023, with bookings open from 21 November 2022: PASA Learning
  • Intake for the Electronic Payments Programme commenced on 1 February 2023, with bookings open from 21 November 2022: PASA Learning
  • With the recent upgrade of the South African Multiple Option Settlement (SAMOS) system, our High Value Payments course is set for re-launch mid-2023.


PIB Training Session - PASA "As-is" Nov 2021

PIB Webinar - YouTube Link

This recording of the “Inside PASA” webinar provides an overview of:

·       the history of the SA payments landscape

·       legislation and regulation of the payment system in SA

·       interests of the National Payment System

·       card payment system, low and high volume electronic payment system, and settlement structures

·       PASA regulatory and oversight framework

·       PASA organisational capabilities

·       2022 key focus areas

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