Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences

Qualification stream: Internal Auditing
Qualification code: 98230 - AUI
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 Internal Auditing, the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Auditing or the Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Auditing. *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. Students who did not pass taxation on NQF level 6 can register for TAX2601 for non-degree purposes in the first semester and TAX3701 and FAC3701 in the second semester.
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.
  • 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
AUI3701 - The Internal Audit Process: Planning the Engagement Pre-requisite:AUI2601 & AUE2602
AUI3702 - The Internal Audit Process: Test of Controls Pre-requisite:AUE2602
AUI3703 - The Internal Audit Process: Specific Engagements and Reporting Pre-requisite:AUI2601 & AUE2602
AUI3704 - Managing the Internal Audit Activity Pre-requisite:AUI2601 & AUE2602
FAC3701 - General 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
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 or MNG2016 (Not applicable to BTCOR, BTPLC, BTEXP, BTMAN, BTSMN, BTTOU & BTAGM & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
TAX3701 - Taxation of Business Activities Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601