DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

  • NQF: 6
  • SAQA ID: 24414
  • Credits: 360

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma in Accounting provides a solid grounding in the skills of accounting and prepares students to become assistants to accountants/bookkeepers or financial assistants and managers. In the three-year programme, the student will become competent in financial accounting, cost and management, economics, management, communication skills, end-user computing, internal auditing and taxation. A critical component of this course is the Work-based module, which equips students with the practical skills on how to apply the theory learnt in the classroom to the working world. The programme is also designed for further studies, as the student explores the philosophy of life-long learning.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
  • Grade 12 Accountancy and English
  • NQF level 4 qualification or equivalent
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is considered
    on merit and circumstances

Career Fields

Junior Bookkeeper
Assistant to Financial Manager
Junior Accountant Assistant
Account Clerk
Certification & Examination Authority

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Berea College of Technology Diploma in Accounting. All Examinations are set and administered by Berea College of Technology.

Duration and Work-Integrated Learning
  • 3 years full-time or 4 years part-time
  • This 3 or 4 years includes 200 hours to be completed within 3 months
Study Materials
  • A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
  • Electronic copies of the study guides are available on the Student Portal
Pricing

Enquire at Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.

Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
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Financial Accounting
101
Cost & Management
101
Economics
101
Management
101
Communication
101
End-User Computing
101
2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects
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Financial Accounting
201
Cost and Management Accounting
201
Internal Auditing
101
Principles of Law
101
3rd Year 1st Semester Subjects
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Financial Accounting
301
Cost and Management Accounting
301
Internal Auditing
201
Taxation
101
Work-Based Learning
301
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects
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Financial Accounting
102
Cost & Management
102
Economics
102
Management
102
Communication
102
End-User Computing
102
2nd Year 2nd Semester Subjects
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Financial Accounting
202
Cost and Management Accounting
202
Internal Auditing
102
Principles of Law
102
3rd Year 2nd Semester Subjects
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Financial Accounting
302
Cost and Management Accounting
302
Internal Auditing
202
Taxation
102
Pastel Accounting
101
Work-Based Learning
302
Corporate Law
101
Articulation
  • Students can further their studies both horizontally and vertically
  • Credits obtained can be used to study at our institution or other institutions subject to the admission requirements of that institution
  • Credits obtained can be also be used as evidence for RPL for entrance into other qualifications
Student Support Services
  • Job readiness skills
  • CV writing, interview training and workshops
  • Campus Counsellor
  • Work-integrated learning, internships and post-graduate employment
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.

Fact Sheet

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