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Diploma in Financial Accounting

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Dip. (Financial Accounting)

SAQA ID 93597

 

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Head Office in the distance education mode, with all other Boston City Campus & Business Colleges operating as Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus & Business College branch countrywide.

Download the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.

 

YEAR ONE MODULES

Semester A

• Computer Literacy (HCLT101-1)*

• Academic Literacy (HALP1181)**

• Fundamentals of Accounting (HACP130)**

• Commercial Law 1 (HLWC1181)**

• Business Mathematics (HBMT1181)**

Semester B

 Computer Literacy Advanced (HCLT102-1)*

• Financial Accounting 1 (HFAC130-1)**

• Business Management 1 (HBMN100-1)**

• Introduction to Socioeconomics (HSEC1181)**

 

YEAR TWO MODULES

Semester A

 Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (HFAC200-1)*

• Public Accounting Administration (HPAA200-1)**

• Commercial Law 2 (HLWC200-1)**

• Computerised Accounting (HCLT103-1)**

Semester B

• Cost and Management Accounting (HMAC202-1)**

• Financial Management Introduction (HFMN200-1)**

• Taxation 1: Theory (HTAX200-1)**

• Stock Control and Inventory Management (HSCI1181)**

 

YEAR THREE MODULES

Semester A

• Financial Management Techniques (HFMN300-1)**

• Internal and IT Auditing (HAUD200-1)**

• Taxation 2: Theory (HTAX300-1)**

• Applied Research Methods (HAPR300-1)**

Semester B

• Management Accounting Control Systems (HMAC300-1)**

• Business Leadership & Ethics for Accountants (HBLE300-1)**

• Taxation Practice (HTAX300-1)**

• Work Integrated Learning (HWDFA300-1)***

 

All modules are compulsory and must be passed. 

 

Assessment Strategy C (ASC): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as quizzes, will count fifty percent (50%) – twenty five percent (25%) each - towards the overall mark. A summative assessment in the form of a final exam (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. 

Assessment Strategy 2 (AS2): The formative assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, will count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. The summative assessment in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%). 

Assessment Strategy 3 (AS3): The formative assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, will count forty percent (40%) towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark. 

Assessment Strategy 4 (AS4): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments or tests, will count forty percent (40%) - twenty percent (20%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark. 

Assessment Strategy 5 (AS5): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments or tests, will count thirty percent (30%) - fifteen percent (15%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count sixty percent (60%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark. 

Assessment Strategy W (ASW): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments, will count forty percent (40%) - twenty percent (20%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a practicum, will count forty percent (40%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count twenty percent (20%) towards the overall mark. 

 

DURATION

Based on the credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is six (6) semesters over a period of three (3) years, and the maximum duration is nine (9) years. For more information see, Table overleaf. 

 

OUTCOMES

On completion of the programme graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

  • Apply accounting functions and general business principles to real life situations and interpret economic realities of local and global communities. 
  • Develop knowledge and an understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of accounting techniques. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business including the South African tax system as applicable to companies. 
  • Manage computerised accounting and technology resources in organisations. 
  • Identify the socio-economic needs of society and display cultural sensitivity within organisations. 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English and Mathematical Literacy or Mathematics as two (2) of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma study; or 
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English and Mathematical Literacy or Mathematics as two (2) of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma studies; or 
  • Prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the subjects passed. 

 

PROGRAMME CATEGORY

BOSTON HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME

On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Diploma in Financial Accounting SAQA ID 93597, NQF L6, minimum 374 credits from Boston City Campus& Business College.

Download the Factsheet for rollover and returning students

 

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