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National Certificate: Bookkeeping – Certified Junior Bookkeeper


SAQA ID 58375



• Computerised Accounting (Pastel)*

• Word Processing*

• Spreadsheets*

• Presentation Graphics*

Learners must register for all the Boston modules listed above to be awarded the ICB module Junior Bookkeeper: Computerised Bookkeeping (ICB) via the process of recognition of prior learning (RPL).

• Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (ICB)**

• Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (ICB)**

• Business Literacy: Communication and Mathematics (ICB)**


All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

*Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for. 

**Five (5) Formative activities and evaluations (tests) comprise a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) that is weighted 30% of the final grade. The Summative Assessment is weighted 70% of the final grade. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.

Membership, Assessment and RPL fees to ICB, and Pastel on-line Assessment fee will be charged separately.



Logical | Accurate | Methodical | Responsible | Ethical



• Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications

• Ability to complete monthly bookkeeping functions to trial balance (Accounts Clerk function)

• Debtors Clerk function

• Supplier statement reconciliation (Creditors Clerk function)

• Inventory systems and bank statement reconciliation

• Ability to perform Payroll Clerical functions

• Ability to complete and submit IRP5, IRP6, IT3a, IRP501 and VAT201 returns

• Eligibility to complete SARS returns other than income tax assessment returns



Grade 10 Certificate; or National Certificate (Vocational) L2. No prior Accounting knowledge needed. Learner must be at least 16 years of age.




On successful completion the Learner will be issued a National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Junior Bookkeeper) SAQA ID 58375, NQF L3, 120 credits from FASSET SETA.



Ito RPL, on successful completion the Learner may apply for admission to a Boston Short Learning Programme or an Occupational Qualification of which either has a Grade 11 Certificate or equivalent qualification as the entry requirement.


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