Diploma in Financial Accounting

National Qualification | Full-Time and Part-Time

SAQA ID
66992

NQF
Level 6

Credits
360

The Diploma in Financial Accounting aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to be employed in the highly competitive fields of finance and general management. The programme offers information and practical knowledge on a variety of related subjects such as Project Management, Taxation and Business Communication but the main focus of the programme is on Financial Accounting. The qualification provides an exciting career opportunity in the field of accounting.



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+Duration

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner.

+Career fields

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Business Administration
  • Credit Control
  • Financial Analysis
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting

+Certification

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Diploma in Financial Accounting.

+Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), or Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), or
  • An equivalent international school-leaving certificate / foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level, or
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older):
    • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption

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* Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated, i.e. it is a pre-requisite to first complete Module A, before registering for Module B, or complete 1st Year, before registering for 2nd Year.

Year 1: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Financial Accounting 1A*

20

Financial Accounting 1B*

20

Principles of Micro-economics*

15

Principles of Macroeconomics*

15

End-User Computing **

10

Commercial Law

10

Business Communication

15

Business Mathematics

15

Total Credits

60

Total Credits

60

Total credits Year 1: 120

**Students will be given an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. Should a student pass the exam, they will be exempted from attending tuition for this module and credits will be awarded.

Year 2: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Financial Accounting 2*

20

Cost and Management Accounting

20

Principles of Project Management

10

Internal Auditing

20

Principles of Taxation

15

Corporate Law

15

Management Principles and Practices

20

Total Credits

65

Total Credits

55

Total credits Year 2: 120
Year 3: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Financial Accounting 3*

20

Corporate Governance Practice

15

Quantitative Techniques

15

Financial Management

15

Accounting Software

15

Experiential Learning***

40

Total Credits

50

Total Credits

70

Total credits Year 3: 120

***Note that it is compulsory for all students to complete 160 hours of Experiential Learning in the work place.