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National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting (NQF 5)

Accounting & Financial Services SAQA ID No. 36213 251 Credits 2 Years Register Online
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge of
bookkeeping, financial accounting, cost accounting, personal taxation and business law. This
Qualification is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values
to be appointed as Financial Accounting Technicians who have an important role to play, either
as support staff to the Accountant, where they provide Accounting and Financial Management
support in the field of Accounting and Financial Management in medium to large organisations
or by assuming the role of Accountant in a smaller organisation.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Debtors Clerk
  • Accounting Technician
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Creditors Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
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

FETC: Bookkeeping level 4

Section 6

Articulation options

  • Certificate in Business Accounting: Level 5.
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
  • CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting.
  • National Diploma in Financial Accounting: Level 6.
  • Qualifications of other professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
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

Year 1 Modules

Semester 1

  • Bookkeeping to trial balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns

Semester 2

  • Business Literacy
  • Computerised Bookkeeping

Year 2 Modules

Semester 1

  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business Law and Accounting Control

Semester 2

  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting
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