Undergraduate qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences

Qualification stream: Certificate in The Theory of Accounting (Revised Curriculum 2020)
Qualification code: 98230 - CT1
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 90559
APS/AS: 50
Maximum time to complete this qualification:  3 years

Admission requirements

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.

An appropriate Diploma in Accounting Sciences or its equivalent, with modules on NQF level 6 in the fields of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing and Taxation,
an appropriate Bachelor's degree in Accounting Sciences or its equivalent, with modules on NQF level 6 in the fields of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing and Taxation,
any Bachelor's degree and a completed Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences or its equivalent.

For admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences the following criteria must be met:
i) The qualification should not be older than three years.
ii) All five of the final-year year modules of the admission qualification must have been completed in not more than two academic years.
Applicants who do not meet this requirement are advised to apply for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee once you've received your student number:

  • R120 for online applications
  • Use the student number you receive from Unisa AND the application fee reference number (ie STUDENTNUMBER 5370810030)
  • Send the proof of payment to susdepid@unisa.ac.za
  • Visit www.unisa.ac.za/paymentinfo for banking details and payment information.

Please note that this application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa, do not qualify for admission to Unisa or cannot be offered a space due to limited spaces available.

Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa's student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

Applications for admission to Unisa's undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees) are closed.

Please take note of the following:

  • All applications for admission must be submitted online. No self-help stations will be available for applications.
  • Admission to a qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with the admission requirements and if space is available.

Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enrol for them.

Take note of the following:

  • Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification. 
  • Apply for admission during Unisa's application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.


Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa's offer. Visit www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration information.

Curriculum / modules