Your career options on completing this degree start with associate general accountant and chartered accountant. We point out “start with”, as many accountancy practitioners go on to run major national and transnational corporations.
If you wish to pursue a career as a chartered accountant, you will, once you have completed your qualification, be required to complete a Certificate in Theory of Accounting or a Higher Diploma in Accountancy to enter a three-year learnership with a registered training office to specialise in auditing, or an approved training organisation to specialise in financial management.
Should you elect to pursue a career as an associate general accountant, you will need to complete a three-year internship after completing this qualification, but you will not need to complete a postgraduate qualification or board examinations.
Who is it for?
This qualification will prepare you to enter a range of professional careers in accounting, able to analyse, interpret and apply accounting, auditing, financial management and tax knowledge in various financial fields.
Certificates are awarded on the following basis:
- Certificate of completion: Cumulative average of 80% in online tests
- Certificate of participation: Cumulative average of 50%-79% for online tests
- Certificate of attendance: Cumulative average of less than 50% for online tests
- Matric mathematics
- Excellent written and spoken English
- A senior certificate with endorsement, or a national senior certificate granting admission to bachelor studies
- A relevant qualification from an accredited institution, at least one NQF level lower (NQF 6) than the qualification applied for (NQF 7), as per Saqa requirements
- 360, exiting at NQF Level 7
- Apply key principles and specialised knowledge to operate in a complex and variable public and private sector environment
- Use a range of methods and technology to critically assess complex business problems, propose solutions, and independently evaluate and address opportunities and control risk
- Apply integrated knowledge to prepare and interrogate accounting and audit reports according to local and international standards
- Behave and communicate objectively, responsibly, professionally and ethically, and act in the public interest
- Financial Accounting (at three levels)
- Business Management
- Computer Skills
- Business Communication
- Commercial Law
- Business Ethics
- Auditing (second and third year)
- Taxation (second and third year)
- Statistical Analysis
- Company Law
- Management Accounting
- Accounting in a Computerised Environment
- Risk and Financial Management
- Corporate Governance
- Cost and Management Accounting
Participants will engage with the course through online sessions with an instructor leading the class twice-weekly
What you will get
- 60 hours of online instruction
- Class recordings you can replay for the duration of the course
- Study guides accompanying each online session
- Practical tasks and digital assessments
- Anytime access online for the duration of the course
Please confirm course timetable before enrolling for a course