Acquire critical analytical skills and knowledge and be empowered in accounting and finance.

Why choose the Higher Certificate in Accounting Programme?

The Higher Certificate in Accounting programme empowers you with the valuable skills, and basic knowledge needed for a successful career in accounting. Whether you choose to pursue a career in the corporate sector or explore entrepreneurship, the critical knowledge gained is bound to unlock endless opportunities. These are some of the career paths that you can explore with this qualification. Auditing, accounting clerk, and financial advisory.

Course Information

You may enter the Higher Certificate Programme, with any one of the following:

  • National Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
  • Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4
  • National Certificate Vocational, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
The Higher Certificate in Accounting Programme is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a higher certificate conferred by the College Rector at the college’s official graduation ceremony.

Check out these Top 4 Job prospects and specialisations if you successfully complete a Higher Certificate in Accounting in South Africa:
  • Assistant Accountant – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R350 000 a year
  • Audit Assistant – Pay Estimate: +/- R120 000 to R250 000 a year
  • Accounts Payable Administrator – Pay Estimate: +/- R140 000 to R300 000 a year
  • Accounts Clerk – Pay Estimate: +/- R144 000 to R351 000 a year
1st Year 1st Semester Subjects Economics, Business Communication, Business Management Fundamentals, Accounting Practice, Cost and Management Accounting
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects Auditing, Taxation, End-User Computing, Business Law, Financial Accounting
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Higher Certificate in Accounting pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos, and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Higher Certificate in Accounting professional training at BTC, you can progress to other programmes offered by us or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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