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Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Accountancy
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma (Accounting Science)
Programme Code: E3AS7Q
Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
The purpose of this qualification 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 qualification 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 Competence 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.
A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor of Accounting degree or a BCom (Accounting) degree as accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) on NQF Level 7 or BCTA. 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 Postgraduate Diploma programme once, provided that they obtained a minimum average for the first attempt which is set by the Department.