Diploma in Financial Accounting
Dip. (Financial Accounting)
Qualification code: HDIPFA1
This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Orange Grove 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.
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YEAR ONE MODULES
Computer Literacy 1 (HCLP1)*
Computer Literacy 2 (HCLP2)*
Financial Accounting 1A (HFAC1A)**
Management Accounting 1A (HMAC1A)**
Company Law 1 (HCML1)**
Business Mathematics 1 (HBMTH1)**
Financial Accounting 1B (HFAC1B)**
Management Accounting 1B (HMAC1B)**
Business Management 1 (HBMN105)**
Socio-economics 1 (HSEC1)**
YEAR TWO MODULES
Financial Accounting 2A (HFAC2A)**
Management Accounting 2A (HMAC2A)**
Financial Management for Accountants 1 (HFMD1)**
Company Law 2 (HCML2)**
Financial Accounting 2B (HFAC2B)**
Management Accounting 2B (HMAC2B)**
Auditing 1 (HAUD1)**
Taxation 1 (HTAX1)**
YEAR THREE MODULES
Financial Accounting 3A (HFAC3A)**
Management Accounting 3A (HMAC3A)**
Business, Leadership & Ethics for Accountants 3 (HBLE3)**
Applied Research (HAPRD)**
Financial Accounting 3B (HFAC3B)**
Management Accounting 3B (HMAC3B)**
Taxation 2 (HTAX2)**
Experiential Learning Diploma (HEXLD) to be announced
*A maximum of 3 (three) Formative Assessments may be taken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of 1 (one) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.
** No supplementary opportunity is provided for Formative Assessments. A maximum of 1 (one) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for each Summative Assessment, which will be charged for. A learner must obtain a minimum of 30% to qualify for any supplementary Summative Assessment sitting.
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 six (6) years.
On completion of the programme, graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:
Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
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
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
A minimum requirement for admission into the diploma is a:
National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English and Mathematical Literacy as two (2) of the modules passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma study; or
National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English and Mathematical Literacy as two (2) of the modules passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma studies; or
Prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the modules passed.
BOSTON DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
Upon successful completion of the qualification, students will receive a Diploma in Business Management (SAQA ID 93597), NQF Level 6 (minimum Credits 374) from Boston.