Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting

Qualification stream: (Revised Curriculum 2020)
Qualification code: 98302 - FA1
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 101110
APS/AS: 21
Rules:
Students who wish to proceed to the College's PG Dip (Applied Accounting Sciences) (CTA level 2) should be aware of the requirement that all 5 final year modules must have been passed in not more than two academic years and the qualification should not be older than three years in order to be admitted to the postgraduate programme. Students who have already passed CLA1501 and CLA1502 will be exempted for CLA1503 and students who have already passed CLA2601 and CLA2602 will be exempted from AUE1601. *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 primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifiers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills and applied competence that provide for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society in the fields of Accounting, Auditing, Management Accounting and Income Tax. The second purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa, and other countries, with graduates in the fields of accounting and auditing. A further purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifiers with a base of further specialisation towards a professional career in accounting, auditing and/or related fields.
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 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • 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

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Compulsory.
AIN2601 - Practical Accounting Data Processing Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either AIN1501 or INF1505) (except for qualification code 90017)
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)
ECS1601 - Economics IB Pre-requisite:ECS1501
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)
MNB1601 - Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 (except for qualification code 90017)
TAX2601 - Principles of Taxation Pre-requisite:FAC1502

Third level

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Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Compulsory.
AUE3761 - The Audit Process Pre-requisite:AUE2601 & AUE2602
FAC3761 - International Financial Accounting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3762 - International Group and Financial Accounting (year module) Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
MAC3761 - Management Accounting III Pre-requisite:MAC2601 & MAC2602