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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. After the completion of the qualification you will be able to do the following: Compile annual financial statements; register with SAIBA as an Accounting Officer (once you meet their requirements); work with Chartered Accountants and Auditors; have a thorough knowledge of accounting theory and practice, corporate strategy and International Financial Reporting Standards.    


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.


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 (MACS)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Financial Accounting) (RTAP)



Features & Benefits

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 
  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit for more.  


Admission Requirements

  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting NQF L5, or equivalent.

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:



  • CORECore Spec, Dell Vostro 3501 Series i3
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 16GB

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 8M cache, base 1.8GHz, to 4.9GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 8GB,1x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, DDR4, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, 1Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 53Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

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10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 5.6" FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non-Touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB,2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 15.6" LCD Display Back Cover, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills



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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time   

    • 8 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.   

    Online & Part-Time    

    • Part-Time = 12 Months (2 Hours/week, every 2nd Saturday 08:00 - 14:00)
    • Online = 12 Months (Online live Q&A or structured classes, 2 Hours/week, 18:00 - 20:00) 
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks.    

    *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.   

  • Career Options

    • Financial Accountant,
    • Accounting Officer 
    • Tax Practitioner
    • Tax Consultant
    • Assistant Manager
    • Management Accountant


  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:    
    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only).    
    • Stationery kit that includes:
      • AIE Notepad
      • AIE Pen, Ruler & Pencil Case
    • ICB Approved and Accredited textbooks for all subjects.   
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, and Getting Started Guide.    
    • Access to our myAIE 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:  
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF 6 – SAQA ID 20366) 

myWay Hybrid Learning is a technology mediated delivery method that extends the benefit of flexibility and technology to all students. Our unique and modern approach to learning three main delivery methods


Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere.


Never miss a classs because of health, traffic, or transport issues.


A personalized class schedule, attend class on campus, virtually or both.

Full Time, Hybrid Learning

A traditional method of full time learning with a modern-day add-on. Reach your full potential through our myWay Hybrid Learning Full Time classes. These classes can be attended on campus, virtually or both. This method gives each student the ultimate flexibility to combine on campus and virtual lecturers based on their individual preferences.

Part Time, Hybrid Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Hybrid Learning with at home exercises/assignments, campus and/or virtual classes at a manageable schedule and pace. Part time sessions are conducted after hours and some sessions are conducted on Saturdays.

Online, Virtual Learning

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 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)
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 23 July 2021
    27 July 2021
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 23 July 2021
    27 July 2021
    Full Time
  • 23 July 2021
    27 July 2021
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 23 July 2021
    27 July 2021
    Full Time
  • 23 July 2021
    27 July 2021
    Part Time

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