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National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF6


This qualification will equip you with knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting, income tax, financial management, reporting standards, corporate strategy, management accounting and research. There are 2 levels in this study programme. Keep studying and you'll progress through the Intermediate Levels to the final Advanced Level to achieve your diploma. 


Learn how to use the popular SageOne accounting software as part of your qualification. 

This programme is accredited by ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) and FASSET SETA.



*IMPORTANT NOTE: You can exit after completing any of the levels on NQF3, 4, 5, & 6. To achieve your diploma, you have to complete all four levels.


Part 1: Upper Intermediate Level, National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

The Upper Intermediate Level will give you the skills to keep records of financial affairs of the business on a Senior level and also the knowledge to be a Junior or Assistant Accountant.


  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business Law and Accounting Control

Part 2: Advanced Level, National Diploma: Financial Accounting

The Advanced Level will give you the skills to keep records of financial affairs of the business on a Senior level and also the knowledge to be a Junior or Assistant Accountant.


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management Accounting Control Systems
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Accounting Theory and Practice

Salaries & Skills



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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time   

    • 12 months (10 Sessions/Week, 2 hours each, +- 2 ½ day/week, class times are between 08:30 & 16:00)  
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the institute plus certification exams.   


    *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change.   


    Online & Part Time    

    • Part Time = 12 months (2 x evening classes, 18:00 to 21:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thur)   
    • Online = 12 months (Online live Q&A or structured classes, twice/week, 17:00 - 18:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs)   
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks.    
  • Career Options

    • Financial Accountant
    • Financial Advisor
    • Financial Manager
  • Study Kit

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


    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only).    
    • ICB Approved and Accredited textbooks for all subjects.   
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, and Getting Started Guide.    
    • Access to our myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets

What you get

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates and qualifications, 
both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability.  


On completion the student will earn:  


  • Part 1: Upper Intermediate Level, National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF L5 (SAQA, ID: 36213) 

  • Part 2: Advanced Level, National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF L5 - SAQA ID 36213) 

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 an Accountant. 

Important Notes

Your study fees will include/exclude: 

  • Included in Fees: All hardcopy manuals, access to student portal and resources. 
  • Exclusive in Fees: National Examination which is R675.00 per subject and ICB membership fee of R350.00 

Part 1: Upper Intermediate Level, National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting 


This qualification will cover: 


Income Tax Returns 

  • Introduction to income tax 
  • Gross income 
  • Exempt income 
  • Allowable deductions 
  • Fringe benefits and allowances 
  • Employees’ tax and provisional tax 
  • Taxation of non-residents 
  • Taxation of business entities 
  • Turnover tax 
  • Completing tax returns 
  • Capital gains tax 
  • Donations tax 
  • Estate duty 
  • SARS and the Tax Practitioner 


Business Law and Accounting Control 

  • The unspoken laws of business 
  • The written laws of business 
  • Managing your personal finances 
  • Accounting systems – Internal control concepts 
  • Managing accounting systems 
  • Accounting systems – Stock control 
  • Accounting systems – Analytical review 
  • Liquidation and executors’ accounts 

Part 2: Advanced Level, National Diploma: Financial Accounting  


This qualification will cover: 


Corporate Strategy 

  • Introduction to strategic management 
  • Formulating a strategic direction 
  • The context of strategic selection 
  • The formulation of corporate goals and objectives 
  • Strategy identification and formulation 
  • Strategy evaluation and selection 
  • Strategy implementation 
  • Continuous improvement through strategic control and evaluation 
  • Strategic management and non-profit organisations 


Management Accounting Control Systems 

  • Activity-based costing 
  • Cost classification, estimation and behaviour 
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis 
  • Linear programming 
  • Standard costing
  • Relevant costs 
  • Expected value theory and decision trees 
  • Pricing policy and transfer pricing 
  • Divisional performance evaluation 


Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks 

  • Introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Conceptual Framework 
  • IAS 1 – Presentation of financial statements 
  • IAS 16 – Property, plant and equipment 
  • IAS 40 – Investment property 
  • IAS 36 – Impairment of assets 
  • IAS 38 – Intangible assets 
  • IAS 2 – Inventories 
  • IAS 37 – Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets 
  • IAS 17 – Leases 
  • Financial instruments 
  • IAS10 – Events after the reporting period 
  • IAS18 – Revenue 
  • IAS19 – Employee benefits 
  • IAS21 – The effects of changes in foreign exchange rates 
  • IAS33 – Earnings per share 
  • IAS12 – Income taxes 
  • IAS8 – Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors 
  • IAS7 – Statement of cash flows 
  • Consolidated financial statements 
  • Financial reporting requirements of the Companies Act 2008 
  • Accounting Theory and Practice 
  • Sage One Pastel (additional course added)
    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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