What will you learn in this Advanced Level: National Diploma in Financial Accounting course?

Compile annual financial statements; register with SAIBA as an Accounting Officer (once you meet their requirements); work with Chartered Accountants and Auditors; have a thorough knowledge of accounting theory and practice, corporate strategy and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Course Cost and Duration

At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:

Description Payment up front option Instalment payment option Pay per subject payment option
Cost R11,960.00 R1,710.00pm Enquire with us
Registration Fee
(Please note that the Registration Fee is non-refundable)
- R950.00 R950.00
Payment duration (all fees are paid upfront) 7 Months Enquire with us
Maximum study period 9 Months 9 Months 9 Months
Study material info Receive all your study material at once for the course you have signed up for Study material is couriered to you as you complete the subject Study material is couriered to you as you sign up for a subject

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You will need to complete the Upper Intermediate Level: National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting course before you can continue.

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Payment up-front

Make a full once-off payment for your chosen course. With this option, you have the opportunity to *request all your study material upfront.
** Exam and international titles are updated on a yearly basis. If any of the study material changes during the course of your studies, College SA will not be held liable for providing you with the latest materials.

Monthly instalments

This is the most popular payment option and it is interest-free. Instalments are structured according to the length of the course. To start your studies, you are required to pay a R950 (non-refundable) activation fee and the first month’s instalment. Study material is couriered to you per subject, and as you complete and submit assessments, you request the next set of study material to be sent.
*You are required to settle the full course fee before receiving your certification.

Pay per subject

With this option you can enrol for one subject at a time. This allows you to see if the mode of delivery suits your needs, without any contractual obligations. To start your studies, you are required to pay a R950 (non-refundable) activation fee, as well as the cost of the first subject. We will courier the subject’s study material to you.

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Start Dates

With College SA you can start studying whenever you want, there are no specific course start dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.

Exam Information

Exam Dates:

  • 13 - 16 February 2017
  • 08 - 11 May 2017
  • 10 – 13 July 2017
  • 11 - 14 September 2017
  • 13 - 16 November 2017

Exam Fees:

(Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.)

  • Annual registration fee: R 330.00
  • Assessment fee per subject: R620.00
  • Re-assessment fee per subject: R 430.00
  • Assessment late entry fee per subject: R 450.00
  • Postponement per subject: R 220.00

Assessments Information

You need to get 60% overall to pass each course. 30% of your year mark will come from your ICB assignments and tests and 70% of your year mark will come from your final exams.

Portfolio of Evidence:

You will only receive your POE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices when you register for your exam. This will consist of the assignments you have to do during your studies. When you register for your exams, take your POE with, and once you've completed your exam and added it to the POE, you're done!


Exams can be written in February, May, July, September and November each year. 

Accreditation Info

Status: Accredited course
Type & reward: National Diploma Financial Accounting - NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 20366)
Provided by: FASSET & ICB

College SA is authorised and accredited by the ICB to offer the FASSET-accredited National Qualifications. Fasset and the ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) are organisations whose purpose is to provide theoretical training to prospective bookkeepers and accountants that meet industry standards. ICB offers accredited bookkeeping, accounting, business and administrative courses. These qualifications are recognised by employers and several other professional bodies nationally which allow students to get a nationally recognised qualification, further their studies and subsequently their careers. Furthermore, successful completion of one of these accredited courses will qualify you for a relevant national certificate or diploma (depending on the course), which is registered on the National Qualifications Framework.

Fasset continuously strives to ensure further development and training of entrants to the bookkeeping and accounting sector through qualifications. They do this in order to address the skills scarcity that currently exists in the market. This ensures that as a bookkeeping or accounting professional you can continuously increase your skills and employers can continuously ensure that their employees are up-to-date with bookkeeping and accounting practices, laws and procedures.



Entry Requirements

Upper Intermediate Level: National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting

Professional Designation

Financial Accountant


What are subjects?

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.

The following subjects make up this course:

Advanced Level: National Diploma in Financial Accounting

Corporate Strategy

This module covers the definition of strategic management as well as the inherent advantages and disadvantages associated with it. We also take an in-depth look at the process involved in formulating company goals and objectives as well as in the importance of strategic management.

Management Accounting & Control Systems

This module introduces you to managerial accounting and covers controlling inventory, overhead costs, costing for budgeting, financial management as well as organisational ethics.

Financial Reporting & Regulatory Frameworks incl. Research Theory & Practice (Dissertation)

This module introduces you to the regulatory framework for accounting, how accounts are prepared, the professional values and ethical standards expected of accountants and the economic environment in which organisations operate. We also cover how research is conducted in accounting, how to reference information sources and how to compile a short dissertation.