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Netcare TOPP Programme

What is TOPP?

Training Outside Public Practice (TOPP) is an alternative route for accounting trainees who want to qualify as Chartered Accountants (SA). Training takes place in the commerce and industry sector, as opposed to Training Inside Public Practice (TIPP), which is conducted in the traditional external audit environment. A detailed comparison between TIPP & TOPP can be viewed on the SAICA website.

The TOPP Programme was established in 1997 by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and was motivated by the fact that a vast majority of Chartered Accountants took up positions in commerce and industry upon qualifying.

Facts about Netcare?

  • One of the Top 40 listed companies on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE).
  • Netcare is the largest private healthcare organisation in Southern Africa and the United Kingdom.
  • The Netcare Group employs over 25 000 staff members.

During your article period Netcare offers you:

  • Attractive market related salaries.
  • Generous study leave.
  • Payment of board course fees and QE exams.
  • Management and personal skills training.

Mentors, who are qualified Chartered Accountants, are allocated to trainees to monitor their progress and assist with their personal development. Current trainees will also assist with guiding new trainees.


You will gain exposure and competence to demonstrate your abilities within the core learning areas of Financial Management, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Taxation and Internal Auditing, as required by SAICA. The time allotted to each area and the level of experience is prescribed by SAICA and trainee accountants will rotate throughout the organisation to gain the relevant experience.

How to apply:

The TOPP Programme is open to all applicants who have a B Com (Hons)/CTA degree or who are busy completing a B Com (Hons)/CTA degree in the current year to enable them to write the QE1 in the following year.

Please complete the attached Application Form and email it to:; or fax it to: (011) 217-9858; or post it to:

Human Resources ? TOPP Programme
P.O. Box 5108

Please click here to download the Application Form