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Foundation Level - National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)

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This is a FASSET accredited course.


 Course  Foundation Level - National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior  Bookkeeper)
 Programme Type  FASSET SETA-Accredited Institute Programme: Institute of Certified  Bookkeepers
 Partner Institute  ICB – The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
 Award Type  National Certificate
 and a Programme Completion Certificate
 Award Issued By  FASSET will issue your National Qualification, and, the ICB will issue you  a Programme Completion Certificate.
 Accredited By  FASSET
 SAQA ID  58375
 NQF Level  NQF Level 3
 Course Duration  16 Months
 Entrance Criteria

No prior accounting knowledge needed.

  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age

  • Have grade 10
  • The ability to read and write in English

  • Exam fees are not included in your course fees




During your studies you will learn:

  • Completion of the monthly bookkeeping function to trial balance.
  • Debtors Clerk function
  • Supplier statement reconciliation - Creditors Clerk function
  • Inventory systems and bank statement reconciliation
  • Payroll Clerk function from a bookkeeping perspective including calculation of PAYE/SDL/UIF remuneration and the monthly EMP deductions and completion of the monthly EMP201 returns
  • Completion of annual IRP 5, IRP 6 and IT 3a documents, IRP 501 and VAT201 return using both the manual submission system and E-Filing.
  • Junior Tax Administrator (JTA) status as a member of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners being permitted to complete SARS returns other than Income Tax assessment returns.


What careers will I be able to apply for once I complete this qualification?

  • Accounts Clerk
  • Debtors Clerk
  • Creditors Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk


Registration Requirements:                                                                             

  • No prior accounting knowledge needed.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age.


Programme Duration:

Recommended 16 months of study


Programme Recognition:

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Insitute of Certified Bookkeepping (ICB)

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) was established in 1931 with the aim of promoting bookkeeping, accounting, office management and financial management qualifications and membership of a professional body in Southern Africa.


The ICB conducts professional examinations for those persons who intend following a career in bookkeeping, accounting, office management and financial management. Completion of any of these qualifications or skills programmes and or short courses leads to professional membership of the ICB with designations awarded depending on what course of study has been followed. 


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 ICB have maintained a relationship with the Quality Assurance Partner of the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Fasset) for 80 years. ICB is not a training provider.



This programme is accredited by FASSET SETA

Course Subjects:

  • Business Literacy
  • Bookkeeping to Trail Balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Return
  • Computerised Bookkeeping


What you will be able to do once you complete this level?

  • Monthly bookkeeping to trial balance
  • Reconcile suppliers
  • Inventory and bank statements
  • Calculate PAYE / UIF / SDL
  • Payroll tax and other deductions
  • EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns


Important Exam Information:

Assessment is based on the submission of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) which will comprise formative activities and evaluations, as well as one summative assessment (final exam). PoE assessment comprises formative/interim assessment of activities (assignments) and evaluations (test) that count 30% towards the total mark. A Summative Assessment (final exam) contributes to the remaining 70% of your marks. The PoE is basically a file containing all the evidence necessary for a learner to be declared competent against the relevant outcomes.


You will be awarded with the National Certificate: Bookkeeping by FASSET upon successful completion of your PoE and your exams.


You will also receive a Programme Completion Certificate from the ICB.


Assessment takes place in February, May, August and November.


Please note that the ICB exam fees and annual memberships are not included in your programme fees.  Please visit the ICB website at to familiarise yourself with the exam registration dates, the actual exam dates and the fees.


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