Higher Certificate in Accounting

Develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of accounting principles.

1 year
NQF Level 5
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support 
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support

About

The Higher Certificate in Accounting is an undergraduate programme that offers a combination of theory and practice in the key area of accounting. The purpose of the programme is to provide a structured qualification for students wishing to work as bookkeepers and junior accountants and to equip students with a sound fundamental knowledge base regarding accounting. The programme aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of accounting principles.

It provides a relevant higher education qualification enabling students to gain meaningful employment. The programme will provide participants with skills in accounting, organisation and management. The Higher Certificate in Accounting programme provides a career path for those wanting to specialise in accounting and financial management.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • To maximise personal development growth management and leadership skills and contribute to positive economic change in the countries from which students are drawn and;
  • To develop students ability to apply supply chain management theory in practice;
  • To understand basic economic principles;
  • To understand how supply and demand work;
  • To explain microeconomics and macroeconomics;
  • To discuss economic growth and development;
  • To understand the labour market;
  • To display knowledge of the basic concepts in financial management;
  • To interpret financial statements and link to economic performance and
  • To describe current asset management techniques (inventory).

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Modules

  • Management Principles
  • Basic Accounting
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management 1A
  • Basic Economics and Finance

Assessments

  • Knowledge Checks
  • Short essay questions
  • Project

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English.

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