Postgraduate Diploma in AccountingHome » University Courses »
Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Accountancy
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
Programme Code: E3A23Q
Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
The purpose of this programme is to develop the intellectual and practical skills of the students in the analysis, interpretation and application of accounting, governance and control, and internal auditing/ and taxation principles. This programme will prepare students to apply accounting, governance and control and internal auditing or taxation principles in practice. This programme will prepare students for further studies in accounting, governance and control and internal auditing or taxation as a science. Graduates of this programme are also able to register with professional bodies such the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). This programme, however, does not provide access to the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competency Exam.
A potential student must be in possession of a BCom degree or an Advanced Diploma and should have passed modules, all on NQF level 7, in the following fields: Accounting, relevant Governance and Internal Auditing and relevant Taxation modules. Final selection requirements, based on academic performance, will from time to time be set by the department. The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific module knowledge in Accounting, Governance and Internal Auditing and Taxation.