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Higher Certificate in Accounting Practice

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H.Cert. (Accounting Practice)

SAQA ID 102038

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.

This unique higher education qualification provides graduates with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study from the South African Matriculation Board, subject to their rules. 

Download the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.

MODULES

Semester A

  • Computer Literacy (HCLT101-1)*
  • Academic Literacy (HALP1181)**
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (HBTB1181)**
  • Business Management 1 (HBMN1181)**

Semester B

  • Computerised Accounting (Pastel) (HCLT103-1)**
  • Introduction to Taxation (HIT1181)**
  • Introduction to Auditing and Internal Control (HIAI1181)**
  • Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting (HICMA1181)**
  • Work Integrated Learning (HWCHAP1181)***

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 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 two (2) semesters over a period of one (1) year, and the maximum duration is three (3) 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 an informed understanding of bookkeeping functions, make numerous daily computations, update accounting records and maintain the entire company’s books
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the operation of the Income Tax Act and South Africa’s taxation system
  • Demonstrate an informed understanding and competence in Pastel language and navigation
  • Implement basic audit and internal controls in an entity to ensure that the records are accurate and conforms to set standards
  • Understand how functional departments operate and understand how actions in one area affects other areas within the same system


ENTRY REQUIREMENT
 

A minimum requirement for admission into the higher certificate is a: 

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate studies; or 
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate 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 Higher Certificate in Accounting Practice, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 102038, minimum 122 credits from Boston City Campus & Business College.

 

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