Junior Bookkeeper - Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

College: College SA
Course: Junior Bookkeeper - Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
School: Bookkeeping and Accounting Studies
Programme Type: Institute Programme: Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Single Module
Partner Institute: ICB - The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Award Type:

Statement of Competence

Award Issued by:


Accredited by: Your Unit Standard Certificates will be accredited by FASSET
SAQA NQF Level: Not Applicable
SAQA ID: Not Applicable
Course Duration: 5 - 10 months
Entrance Criteria:

No prior accounting knowledge needed.


  • Grade 10 AND

  • Learners must be 16 years of age AND

  • The ability to read and write in English




What does Junior Bookkeeper – Bookkeeping to Trial Balance involve?


This course is a skills programme aimed at introducing a learner to source documents, the rules of double entry, subsidiary journals, the general ledger, bookkeeping for the different inventory systems and bank and creditors reconciliations.



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Why should I study the Junior Bookkeeper – Bookkeeping to Trial Balance course?


In this course you will learn how to work with VAT, how to record transactions, how to use an inventory and how to keep accounts for individuals. All of these will be useful to you if you want to work as a bookkeeper or if you just want to work in a business environment.


Typical career opportunities for someone who has done a course in Bookkeeping and Accounting:


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Course Structure


In order to complete the Junior Bookkeeper – Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, students will have to complete all the following subjects:


  • College SA Orientation Pack  

  • Learning Module 1: An introduction to business, bookkeeping and accounting

  • Learning Module 2: Value Added Tax and source document

  • Learning Module 3: Recording cash transactions

  • Learning Module 4: Recording credit and sundry transactions

  • Learning Module 5: Inventory systems

  • Learning Module 6: Individual accounts for debtors and creditors

  • Learning Module 7: The bank reconciliation process

  • Learning Module 8: Reconciling supplier statements





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"All-Inclusive" Package


If you want your Tuition fee with the College to include all your Membership and Exam fees, you can choose our "All-Inclusive" Package. This is a little more expensive, but then we take care of all your Membership and Exam fees, and we’ll alert you to fill in the Membership and Exam forms.


If you choose this option, you can pay all your study costs in a single advance payment, or in monthly payments. This means that you do not have to worry about being able to afford future Membership and Exam fees since the College will take care of it on your behalf.


Please note that the “All-Inclusive” Package gives you Membership and Subscription for the full duration of your studies. The College will also pay for one Exam per subject. If you fail an Exam, you will have to make additional payments to re-write the Exam.


Assessment and Award


Once you have successfully completed the necessary assignments prescribed by College SA, you may apply to complete the examinations with the ICB. Upon successful completion of your one exam, ICB will certify you with a statement of competence. 


In order to write exams with the ICB you will have to:


  • Apply to the ICB and register with them to write their exams

  • Submit a Portfolio of Evidence to the ICB on the day of your exams


College SA will help you every step of the way with this.



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If you would like to find out more about the College SA – ICB Junior Bookkeeper: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance Short Course, fill in this short form and then one of our friendly Student Registrars will respond to your questions and provide you with all the information you need.


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