FET Certificate: Accounting Technician (Level 4)

Full-Time I SAQA ID: 77143 I NQF Level: 4 I Credits: 120 I Course Type: FET Certificate

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Analytically-minded go-getters for whom numbers come naturally can multiply their skills in accounting and finance with the FET Certificate: Accounting Technician

Why this course is perfect for you?

Welcome to the world of complex accounting skills. If you’re thriving in the world of numbers, finance and bookkeeping, then you need to credit your career with accounts preparation skills, knowledge of spreadsheets software and a whole lot more that this course has to offer.

Accounts, spreadsheets and cash management are the backbone of accounting. This course, accredited by The Professional Body for Accounting Technicians (AAT) will make you sought after, because you’ll have all the necessary knowledge and skills in these areas. The real-world knowledge and in-depth expertise that you’ll gain in this course could be the biggest capital gain of your career.

Get a head start on the hunt for your first job in the field of accounting and finance, kick-start your career change or advance your current career in finance, accounts management or management accounting.

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 FET 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 at NQF Level 3.
  • Undertake an initial assessment with the training provider 

AAT Registration Procedures

Registration and enrolment as a student will be done with AAT (SA) and Damelin.

Required document for Annual/First Registrations

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

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 FET Certificate.


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

  • Accounts Preparation I
  • Accounts Preparation II
  • Cash Management
  • Costs and Revenues
  • Indirect Tax
  • Professional Ethics in Accounting and Finance
  • Spreadsheets Software

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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

  • Finance and Accounting Management
  • Accounts Management
  • Finance Management
  • Management Accounting

The strength in your qualification

On successful completion of the course, you will receive an FET Certificate: Accounting Technician from AAT and FASSET.

Take your education to the next degree

Go even further with a higher qualification. With this FET 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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