The short courses department is responsible for administering non-degree short-term programmes. These programs are tailor-made to suit specific performance needs and continuing professional development of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) staff, Zanzibar Revenue Board (ZRB) staff, and other key stakeholders involved in customs and tax administration. The courses are delivered by well-qualified and experienced trainers in customs and tax administration.
The Institute collaborates with other Institutions involved in customs and taxation training as well as development partners such as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), National Tax College (NTC) of Japan, and International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) of Netherlands,International Network for Customs Universities (INCU), East African Cooperation (EAC) and World Customs Organisation (WCO) to deliver short-term programs. Short courses of the Institute can be categorized into examinable and non-examinable courses.
Courses for TRA staff
1. Customs Basic Course (CBC)
This is an examinable course designed to equip fresh employed and re-categorized staff in Customs and Excise Department with necessary knowledge skills and behavioral development to become Customs Officers. This program is a blend of classroom instruction and on-the-job practical experience and is instructed by well-seasoned and experienced staff in customs.
2. Taxation Basic Course (TBC)
This is an examinable course designed to equip fresh employed and re-categorized staff in TRA Revenue departments, with necessary knowledge skills and behavioral development to become Tax Officers. The program is a blend of classroom instruction and on-the-job practical experience and is instructed by well-seasoned and experienced staff in taxation.
3. Other short courses
These courses are designed to address day-to-day operation needs and emerging issues specific for certain operations of customs and taxation administration. The programs are open for a wide range of cadres depending on the nature of the course.
Courses for other stakeholders
Apart from tailor-made courses specific for TRA, the Institute develops and delivers courses to address emerging issues such as taxation of specialized sectors to other stakeholders depending on their specific needs.