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Introduction to Payments

*Dates subject to change.

Programme Bookings

Visit the PASA Academy Bookings Portal to register.

Programme Overview

Responding to a clear demand within the payments industry, PASA Academy is now offering the “Introduction to Payments” programme. This online-only, entry-level learning initiative consists of seven comprehensive modules designed to equip participants with foundational knowledge of payment concepts. Participants will explore the basics of payment concepts, identify key stakeholders in the payments ecosystem, and understand message flows across various payment systems.

Topics covered:

  • Module 1 – Money and the National Payment System 
  • Module 2 – National Payment System (NPS) Basics 
  • Module 3 – Payment System Concepts 
  • Module 4 – Clearing and Settlement 
  • Module 5 – NPS Stakeholders 
  • Module 6 – Payment Systems in South Africa 
  • Module 7 – Innovation and Modernisation in the Payments Industry
Engage and enhance your knowledge:

Enhance your learning experience with interactive quizzes designed to test your understanding of each module. With no need for lengthy assignments or virtual sessions, you can progress at your own pace over a seven-week period. Upon completion, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion through our learner management system.

Get started:

Download our brochure for more details.

Please note: This programme serves as an introductory overview and does not substitute the Certificate in Foundational Payments, nor does it serve as a prerequisite for our Advanced Certificate programmes.

Programme logistics:

To register, please use the Booking Portal link provided at the top of this page. Ensure your payment is processed and proof of payment is submitted to to gain access to the programme. 


  • Individual registration: R 8 000 per person, excluding VAT.
  • Group bookings: R 7 800 per person for groups of 10 or more, excluding VAT.
Join us in demystifying the world of payments and take the first step towards mastering the payment industry landscape.
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