National Certificate in Bookkeeping - College SA

National Certificate in Bookkeeping

Course Code: C00823

This course will equip you with the skills and the knowledge needed to perform accounting functions in small organisations. It will also teach you how to provide support to financial administrators, accounting technicians, accountants and financial managers in medium and large organisations, so that the accounting and financial management functions can be performed effectively. You will learn about monthly bookkeeping to trial balance (manual and computerised); disclosing profit and financial position; reconciling suppliers, inventory and bank statements; calculating PAYE/UIF/SDL, payroll tax and other deductions; EMP201, EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents; and VAT returns.

Course fee

R15 940

Monthly instalment option:

R1140 per month

Payment duration:

14 months

Study duration:

16 months

Registration fee:


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Entry requirements

  • Grade 10 or equivalent
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed
  • You must be at least 16 years old

Accreditation information

Status: Accredited course

Type & reward: National Certificate - NQF level 3 (SAQA ID 58375)

Provided by: QCTO & ICB

Minimum credits: 120

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

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 the course.

Course subjects covered

  • Business literacy
  • Bookkeeping to trial balance
  • Payroll $ monthly SARS
  • Computerised bookkeeping

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.

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

Exam information

Exam Dates:

  • February 2023
  • May 2023
  • July 2023
  • November 2023

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: R400.00
  • Exam fee per subject: R730.00
  • Exam late entry fee per subject: R550.00
  • Exam postponement fee per subject: R300.00
  • Exam re-mark & Examiners report: R1150.00
  • Private invigilator admin fee (Prior approval required): R2000.00

Entry Requirements

Grade 9

Grade 9 passed, with Mathematics (40% and above) and Physical Science (30% and above)


Completion of bridging course (if you don’t have Grade 9 pass), with Mathematics (40% and above) and Physical Science (30% and above)


You must be at least
16 years old


The ability to read and
write in English

Internet access

You will need access to the internet via a computer