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National Certificate: Bookkeeping NQF3


Bookkeepers perform general accounting duties. They maintain complete sets of financial records, keep track of accounts, and verify the accuracy of procedures used for recording financial transactions. Our programme offers both qualifications on a junior and senior bookkeeping level.


Part 1: Foundation Level, National Certificate for Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)

The Foundational Level will give you the skills to keep records of financial affairs of a business.  You will learn Monthly bookkeeping to trial balance (manual and computerised); disclose profit and financial position; reconcile suppliers, inventory and bank statements; calculate PAYE/UIF/SDL; payroll tax and other deductions; EMP201, EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns.


Features & Benefits:


  • This qualification will consist of 4 Bookkeeping subjects that will include specialized, industry related subjects such as Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, Payroll & Monthly SARS Returns and many more.

Admission Requirements:

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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: +- 8 Months (Classes run Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 15:30)
    • Part-Time: +- 12 Months (Evening classes run twice/week, 18:00 - 21:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs)
    • Online: +- 12 Months (Online live classes, twice/week, 17:00 - 18:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs)


  • Career Options

    • Junior Bookkeeper
    • Bookkeeper  
    • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

    • Free WIFI (3GB/Month, On Campus only).
    • Autodesk student licenses valid for three years.
    • Stationary including, Notepad, Sketchpad, A4 & A3 Paper and Tracing Paper
    • Electronic Study Guides
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide.
    • Access to myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
    • USB 64GB with all required software applications.

What you get

Part 1: Foundation Level, National Certificate for Bookkeeping


Once you have completed this qualification, you will be able to do the following:


  • Monthly bookkeeping to trial balance (manual and computerised)
  • Disclose profit and financial position; reconcile suppliers
  • Inventory and bank statements
  • Calculate PAYE/UIF/SDL; payroll tax and other deductions; EMP201, EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns.

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.


We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Bookkeeper. 

Part 1: Foundation Level, National Certificate for Bookkeeping


This qualification will cover:

Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

  • An introduction to business, bookkeeping and accounting
  • Value Added Tax and source documents
  • Recording cash transactions
  • Recording credit and sundry transactions
  • Inventory systems
  • Individual accounts for debtors and creditors, and supplier and general ledger reconciliations
  • The bank reconciliation process
  • Drafting financial statements


Payroll & Monthly SARS Returns

  • Basic bookkeeping and VAT
  • Plan, organise, implement, monitor and work within the payroll environment
  • Record and validate input variations on employee records
  • Basic conditions of employment
  • Statutory registrations Complete PAYE documents
  • Accounting for payroll
  • Computerised payroll
  • Monthly SARS returns and eFiling
  • Ethics and the registered Tax Practitioner


Computerised Bookkeeping

  • Introduction to computing
  • The Windows Operating System
  • Working with Internet and Email
  • Working with Microsoft Word 2010
  • Working with Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010


Business Literacy

  • The key principles of effective business communication
  • Spoken communication
  • Written communication
  • Work readiness
  • Working with numbers: an introduction
  • Working with fractions and decimal numbers
  • Percentages, ratios, proportions and equations
  • Using interest rates in business
  • Measure, analyse and communicate workplace data
  • Business communication – Putting it all together
  • Business numeracy – Putting it all together
    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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