The purpose of this qualification is to:

  • Provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience to become a bookkeeper
  • Equip the learners with a qualification that can be used in the field of Accounting
  • Provide employers and others with an adequate basis for assuring that those learners gaining the qualification are competent to act as Bookkeepers, providing accounting and financial management support in medium to large organisations or to act as a senior Bookkeeper in a smaller organisation under the supervision of an outsourced Chartered Accountant or Accounting officer
  • Encourage the widest possible access to the accounting profession and other accounting qualifications by making it possible for the following learners to obtain a bookkeeping qualification: ? Those who have performed an accounting and/or bookkeeping function in their organisation for some time without a formal qualification in Accounting ? Those who have recently taken up a position as a support staff member in the Accounting section of an organisation.

Duration

The programme duration is 1 year on a full-time basis.

Career fields

Learners who complete this qualification could pursue a career as a/an:

  • Accounting technician,
  • Certified tax technician
  • Operate with management within an accounting environment

Certification

Upon successful completion of the programme, ICB will issue learners with a Results Letter outlining the modules covered and the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting, SAQA ID 36213 (Credits 251) with a FASSET endorsement will be awarded. Learner results will be recorded on the ICB National Learner Records Database within 3 months of completion.

Admission Requirements

  • Learners who have successfully completed the FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (SAQA ID 58376, Level 4)
  • Admission may be subject to an interview with an academic staff member.

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