Payments Association of South Africa

Latest training news

The first intake of the Electronic Payments Programme is coming to an end and early feedback indicates that students have learned much and enjoyed the new e-learning experience thoroughly. 

Our big news is that the Foundational Payments Programme is launching on 23 Augusts 2021, with bookings opening on 16 August! 

For more information on either of the programmes, you can download the brochures below:

Electronic Payments Programme ​- Brochure

Certificate in Foundational Payments - ​Brochure

Next up is the conversation of the old format High Value Payments Programme to the new e-learning format.  Although timelines have not been finalised yet, we can tell you that this programme will only launch during 2022. 

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 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 and expertise.  This has been done through a number of key initiatives over the last 4 year, which are:

Training Bookings

1. PASA Certificate in Foundational Payments - PASA Learning

2. Electronic Payments Programme - Bookings for the second intake will open soon - Click here to book: ​PASA Learning

3. Advanced Certificate in High Value Payments - Not available in e-learning yet.
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