Certificate: Accounting Technician (Level 3)

Full-Time I SAQA ID: 73710 I NQF Level: 3 I Credits: 120 I Course Type: Certificate

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Number-savvy self-starters who want to make a long-term investment in themselves and their careers can capitalise on their skills by obtaining a Certificate: Accounting Technician

Why this course is perfect for you?

Do complex calculations, costings and accounting come as naturally to you as breathing? Then every business needs someone like you. Calculate the formula that will lead you to success and you’ll discover that the answer lies in becoming an Accounting Technician.

Qualified Accounting Technicians are required in every organisation from government to accountancy practices, industrial operations and powerful businesses. This means that there are opportunities for you in every sector. The job involves being methodically minded and taking on the everyday accounting tasks which keep the economy ticking over. The sky’s the limit in this field and many Accounting Technicians study further to become Financial Controllers or Account Managers.

Welcome to a world in which numbers become money and ordinary people become high flyers. Discover how to complete routine, operational tasks in this field and get a solid return on your career investment.

Why study with Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the Certificate: Accounting Technician is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.


  • Be competent in language, literacy, communication and mathematical literacy.
  • Undertake an initial assessment with the training provider.


Registration as a student and enrolment for the examinations are two separate processes.

1. Annual/First Registrations

All learners must pay the annual registration fee to Damelin by the 15th February for the 1st semester AND by the 15th July for the 2nd semester. The registration fee must be accompanied by the CIS manual registration form together with the following documents:

  • Certified copy of the ID document,
  • Certified copy of the school certificate, or
  • Other appropriate documents e.g. valid passport, valid study permit, SAQA verification certificate of foreign results, etc.

If this has not been done, the learner WILL NOT be registered with the CIS and as a result will not be able to enroll for the examinations.


2. Re-registrations

Re-registrations do not require the submission of the documentation required for first time students. Once the student is registered on the database, the Institute will send reminders to the students regarding registration fees, and the student will thereafter be responsible for paying such fees directly to the Institute.

Re-registration fees may not be paid to tuition providers (Damelin).

For repeat registrations, online registration can be done – proof of payment (via direct deposit or Internet transfer into the Institute bank account) must accompany the registration.

If the registration fee is not paid before the cut-off date penalty fees will be incurred.

Time you will spend on the course

This is a one-year course, in which you will attend full-time classes during the week. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule. 

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your Certificate.


*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.

  • Basic Accounting I
  • Basic Accounting II
  • Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance
  • Basic Costing
  • Computerised Accounting 

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Materials to stay ahead

A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.

Careers you’d be great at

  • Accounts Clerk
  • Wages Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Tax Assistant
  • Bookkeeper

The strength in your qualification

This certificate is accredited by the Professional Body for Accounting Technicians (AAT) and FASSET SETA with the SAQA ID No: 73710.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate: Accounting Technician through Damelin.

Take your education to the next degree

Go even further with a higher qualification. With this Certificate you can study further at Damelin or another accredited institution.

 *Admission to further your studies remains the prerogative of each institution and its academic council

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