Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences

Qualification stream: Financial Accounting
Qualification code: 98230 - FAC
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 90559
APS/AS: 50
Rules:
This stream should be selected by candidates who wish to proceed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Accounting or to eventually qualify as professional Accountants (SAIPA). *Candidates 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 purpose of this qualification is to: Provide learners with intellectual enrichment in the field of accounting sciences. Provide learners with an advanced understanding of current thinking, theory and methodology in the field of accounting sciences. Give those learners with Bachelor's Degrees in Accounting Sciences, but not accredited by Professional Accounting Bodies, or those with Diplomas in Accounting Sciences, or equivalent, the opportunity to proceed to Postgraduate studies accredited by such Professional Bodies.
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. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2021 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

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

  • For the 2021 academic year, you must register for your semester 1 and 2 modules by 12 March 2021. There will be no semester 2 registration period. No exceptions or registration extensions will be permitted.
  • The maximum number of credits that will be allowed is 120 credits.

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
AUI3702 - The Internal Audit Process: Test of Controls Pre-requisite:AUI2601 & AUE2602 (AUI2601 Not applicable to 98309)
FAC3701 - General Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3702 - Distinctive Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3703 - Specific Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3704 - Group Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
MAC3701 - Application of Management Accounting Techniques Pre-requisite:MAC2601
MAC3702 - Application of Financial Management Techniques Pre-requisite:MAC2602
MAC3703 - Selected Accounting & Financial Management Techniques Pre-requisite:FAC2601& FAC2602 & MAC2601 & MAC2602
TAX3701 - Taxation of Business Activities Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
TAX3702 - Taxation of Individuals Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601