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Upper Intermediate Level - National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

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This is a FASSET accredited course.


 Course  Upper Intermediate Level - National Diploma: Technical Financial  Accounting
 Programme Type  FASSET SETA-Accredited Institute Programme: Institute of Certified  Bookkeepers
 Partner Institute  ICB – The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
 Award Type  National Diploma

 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  36213
 NQF Level  NQF Level 5
 Course Duration  36 - 48 Months
 Entrance Criteria
  • Grade 12 (Matric) or equivalent – with Accountancy as a subject

  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age

  • Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-6) (has successfully completed the Junior and the Senior Bookkeeping Qualification) OR be a qualified Certified Senior Bookkeeper

  • The ability to read and write in English

  • Exam fees are not included in your course fees




During your studies you will learn:

  • Ability to operate with management in an accounting environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of bookkeeping, financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, personal and business taxation, business law and accounting control.
  • Thorough knowledge of personal and business taxation and of the Income Tax Act, the calculation of taxable income for both individuals and businesses, the skills for the completion of Income Tax returns as well as the ability to provide advice to clients and be current on South African Income Tax calculation and collection.
  • Working knowledge of business law and accounting control (the audit function), including basic contract and insurance law, insolvency law, internal and computer auditing.
  • Certified Tax Technician (CTT) status as a member of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners with a tax practitioner's number allowing him/her to complete monthly and annual SARS returns on behalf of a client.



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

  • Accounting Technician
  • Tax Technician


Registration Requirements:

  • Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent.
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age.


 Programme Duration:

 Recommended 24 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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FASSET 02 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
  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business Law and Accounting Control


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

  • Support management in finance and accounting
  • Become a SAIT tax practitioner (once you meet their requirements); know the ins and outs of accounting, taxation (individuals and companies), auditing and business law.


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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