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EF.35      POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING SCIENCE (E3AS7Q)

FULL TIME                          NQF LEVEL 8                                   NQF CREDITS: 120
SAQA NUMBER: 93768

PURPOSE

The purpose of the PGDip (Accounting Science) is to provide knowledge, skills and applied competence in the fields of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation to students who plan to qualify as Chartered Accountants so that they will meet the requirements as determined by the accounting profession.

The programme is aligned with the competency framework and curriculum requirements of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Students who qualify with the PGDip (Accounting Science) will be allowed to register for SAICA's Initial Test of Competency Exam to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. The programme provides students with the required skills and technical competence to be employed as professionals in the areas of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation.

RULES OF ACCESS

A potential student must be in possession a of a Bachelor of Accounting degree or a BCom (Accounting) degree as accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) on New NQF level 7/ Old NQF level 6 with an overall average of 55% for the third year modules and a sub-minimum of 55% in Accounting.  Potential students must have passed all four modules (Accounting, Auditing, Financial management and Taxation) on NQF 7 in their final year of their degree in the same year.  The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding to a specific module. Final selection requirements will from time to time be set by the department. Students are allowed to repeat the Post Graduate Diploma programme once, provided that they obtained a minimum average for the first attempt which is set by the Department

The programme is not offered as a limited contact or distance learning programme.

CURRICULUM* FULL TIME
YEAR MODULES

MODULE NAMEMODULE CODENEW NQF CREDITS
Auditing and Control **AUC8X0030
Financial Accounting **FAC8X0030
Managerial Accounting and Finance **MAF8X0030
Taxation **TAX8X0030

*    Please note: All four modules must be passed in the same academic year for  successful completion of this qualification.
**   This qualification will only give access to a Masters qualification after completion of a Bridging Programme in Research Methodology.

For more info regarding the PGDAS programme please contact ms Nicolene du Plooy on 011 559 3059 nicolenedp@uj.ac.za