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

You will be able to compile annual financial statements, register with SAIBA as an accounting officer (once you meet their requirements), and work with chartered accountants and auditors. You will gain a thorough understanding of accounting theory and practice, corporate strategy and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.

Course Cost and Duration


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

ENROL
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  • STUDY DURATION (10 MONTHS)
  • STUDY MATERIAL COURIERED TO YOU
  • MONTHLY DEBIT ORDER
    OPTIONS AVAILABLE
  • Total Price
    R13,140
    *A once-off R950 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Starting Dates

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

Exam Information

Exam Dates:

  • 10 – 13 February 2020
  • 11 – 14 May 2020
  • 17 – 20 August 2020
  • 16 – 19 November 2020

Exam Fees:

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

  • Annual student registration fee: R360.00
  • Exam fee per subject: R675.00
  • Exam late entry fee per subject: R490.00
  • Exam postponement fee per subject: R260.00
  • Exam re-mark & Examiners report: R950.00
  • Private invigilator admin fee (Prior approval required): R1205.00

Assessments Information

  • 30% of your final mark comes from your coursework
  • 70% of your final mark comes from the final exam
  • You need at least 50% in the final exam to pass
  • You need at least 60% overall to pass

Portfolio of Evidence:

You will receive your POE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices only when you register for your exam. The PEO 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:

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

 

Accreditation Info

Status: Accredited course
Type & reward: National Diploma - 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 ensure that the theoretical training provided to prospective bookkeepers and accountants meets industry standards. ICB performs quality assurance for accredited bookkeeping, accounting, business and administrative courses. These qualifications are recognised by employers and several other professional bodies, both nationally and internationally, and 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. 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 enhance your skills continuously, and employers can continuously ensure that their employees are up-to-date with bookkeeping and accounting practices, laws, and procedures

 

ICB

Entry Requirements

Intermediate Level: Diploma in Public Sector Accounting

Professional Designation

Financial Accountant

What subjects make up this course:

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.


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 processes involved in formulating company goals and objectives, as well as 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, and 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.