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LS~11 - Bank Accounts

Duration: ±3 hrs | Course Code: LS~11 | Cost From: R 350 ($20) per person

It is almost impossible to imagine living without banks today - they are a continual necessity for most of us.

BankThere are such a wide array of bank products to choose from to make and receive payments, save, finance current consumption and long-term investments, acquire financial assets, and so on. 

Customers often lack basic knowledge about these products, the range of product and service options available to them, and have inadequate understanding of the financial regulations governing banks and their own rights and responsibilities in dealing with them. Not least, customers are also not very well versed on the costs of operating bank accounts, and could end up paying excessive fees and charges that could be avoided.

Financial education ensures that customers receive the information they need to make informed decisions, free of unfair or deceptive practices, and can understand the mechanisms for resolving disputes when transactions go awry, as well as knowing how to protect the privacy of their personal information.

Financial education gives consumers the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand and evaluate the information they receive and enables them to purchase the financial products and services they and their families need.

This short course introduces just some of the basic products and services that banks provide, clarify terminology and tries to simplify the subject for those embarking on banking for the first time for themselves and their families.


This course is intended to give users an introduction and simplistic overview as to the range of Bank Accounts available, Charges and Costs and the options available for those wishing to open a personal bank account.

Target Audience

Any person in the job market or even unemployed, including school leavers, employees. Not intended for Bank Employees

Learning Outcomes

On completion, learners should:

  • Understand the different Bank Accounts available and the merits of each
  • Be able to apply for and complete required banking forms to open an account
  • Understand the reasons for keeping a record of bank account information
  • Understand the necessity of handling cash safely and securely
  • Have knowledge and understanding of different banking transactions and security procedures

Scope & Requirements

The Learners must be able to read, write and speak English, have access to a computer and to the Internet to attend the course and do further research.


R 350 per person
$ 20 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Duration: ±3 hrs
Course Code: LS~11

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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.