National Certificate in Bookkeeping (NQF 3)

Accounting & Financial Services SAQA ID No. 58375 120 Credits 1 Year Register Online
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding,
skills and experience to become a Bookkeeper. This will aid individual development and
enhance the employment prospects of the learner, as well as social transformation through the
formal acknowledgement of competencies, skills and knowledge as well as to equip the learner
with a qualification that can be used as an introduction to the field of Accounting. Successful
completion of this qualification will give the learner the knowledge and skills required not only
to perform his/her Accounting job efficiently, but also to proceed on a path of life-long learning
with qualifications at a higher level, providing employers and others with an adequate basis for
assuring that those learners gaining the qualification are competent to act as Bookkeepers,
providing accounting support and recording the day-to-day financial transactions of the
business for companies and other organisations.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Junior Bookkeeper
  • Cash Book Controller
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounting Technicians
  • Payroll Clerk
Section 3

Registered with

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). FASSET SETA

Section 4

Accredited by

The institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

Section 5

Admission requirements

Grade 10 or equivalent. You must be at least 16 years old.

Section 6

Articulation options

  • FETC Bookkeeping, NQF Level 4.
  • National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management, NQF Level 4
  • FETC: New Venture Creation, NQF Level 4
Section 7

Assessment of Programme

Assessment is conducted as both Formative Assessment and Summative Assessments. The Formative Assessment is covered as Continuous Assessment Tests and compilation of a Portfolio of Evidence by the student. The Summative Assessment takes place as a National Summative exam for First and Second Semesters

Section 8

Course Structure

  • Bookkeeping to trial balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Business Literacy
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