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:


  • Total Price

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: QCTO & ICB
Minimum credits: 280

College SA is authorised and accredited by the ICB to offer the QCTO Occupational-accredited National Qualifications. QCTO and the ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) are organisations whose purpose is to quality assure theoretical training to prospective bookkeepers and accountants that meet industry standards. ICB quality assures accredited bookkeeping, accounting, business and administrative courses. These qualifications are recognised by employers and several other professional bodies nationally and internationally 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.

QCTO continuously strives to improve the quality of 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 financial 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.