Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences

Qualification code: 90017
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 94703
APS/AS: 50
Rules:
Candidates without an admission qualification in Accounting Sciences and thus without the Financial Accounting module FAC1502 or a similar first year Financial Accounting module, must register for FAC1502 for non-degree purposes concurrently with the other modules. Candidates who wish to select AUE1601 are recommended to enrol for the module CLA1503 for non-degree purposes. Candidates with a Diploma or a Bachelor's Degree who wish to proceed to the Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences should select the electives in line with the requirements for the stream within the Advanced Diploma they intend to register for. Candidates who wish to proceed to Bachelor's degree studies should select the electives in line with the requirements for the Bachelor's degree they intend to register for. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet. This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Purpose statement:
The intended purpose of this qualification is to enable qualifying learners to: Perform duties in the field of Accounting Sciences, for instance, general bookkeeping, costing, auditing (including internal auditing) and tax calculations. Understand basic management and business concepts. Perform accounting calculations. Use a computer for basic business purposes. Articulate to Diploma or under certain conditions to Degree studies.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
FAC1601 - Financial Accounting and Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
FAC2601 - Financial Accounting for Companies Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601 (except for qualification code 90017)
FAC2602 - Selected Accounting Standards and Simple Group Structures Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601(except for qualification code 90017)
MAC2601 - Principles of Management Accounting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630)(except for qualification code 90017)
MAC2602 - Principles of Strategy, Risk & Financial Management Techniques Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630) (except for qualification code 90017)
TAX2601 - Principles of Taxation Co-requisite:FAC1502
Group B. Select any 4 modules but not both AUE2601 and AUI2601
AIN2601 - Practical Accounting Data Processing Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either AIN1501 or INF1505) (except for qualification code 90017)
AUE1601 - Legal Aspects in Accountancy Recommendation:CLA1501 or CLA1503
AUE2601 - Auditing Theory and Practice Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & AUE1601(except for qualification code 90017)
AUE2602 - Corporate Governance in Accountancy Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
AUI2601 - Internal Auditing: Theory and Principles Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
DSC1630 - Introductory Financial Mathematics
MNB1601 - Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 or MNB101D (except for qualification code 90017)
MNG2601 - General Management