Diploma in Accounting Sciences – Unisa
Admission and re-admission requirements
Qualification admission requirements
Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.
A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning and at least 40% in Mathematics,
A Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning and with at least a E symbol on HG in Mathematics,
A Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences or a Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences,
An Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences.
Applicants, who do not comply with the above requirements, should consider applying for a lower level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.
Student fees and funding your studies
Pay the application fee once you’ve received the student number: R105 for online applications and R160 for hard copy applications. This fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.
Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa’s offer. Visit www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration information.
Curriculum / modules
Curriculum for this qualification
As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.
*In their final year of study, students must select four of the six modules in groups.*A student may therefore select both Management Accounting MAC3701 and MAC3702 together with Internal Auditing AUI3702 and Internal Auditing AUI3703 (Stream 1) or together with Taxation TAX3703 and TAX3704 (Stream 2); or Internal Auditing AUI3702 and Internal Auditing AUI3703 together with Taxation TAX3704 and Taxation TAX3704 (Stream 3).*This programme is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) for those students who selected Management Accounting as a major. Once successfully completed, candidates pursuing the CIMA qualification will be exempted from CIMA’s Certificate in Business Accounting (five papers). Such candidates could commence with CIMA’s operational level, should they wish to progress with their CIMA studies. In addition, CIMA will also issue them with their Certificate in Business Accounting if they successfully complete any one of the five papers of their business accounting certificate. *Candidates who have already completed ETP2M1E will be exempted from ETP2601 and ETP2602 and students who have already completed ETP301E will be exempted from ETP3701 and ETP3702. *In addition to the above, all new students will have to enrol for CLA1501, but existing students who have already completed CLA1503 prior 2017 will receive credit for CLA1501.
|Group A. Compulsory|
|AUE1501 – Introduction to Auditing|
|BSM1501 – Business Management IA|
|CAS1501 – Perspectives on Accountancy|
|CLA1501 – Commercial Law IA|
|ENG1512 – English for Economic and Management Science|
|FAC1502 – Financial Accounting Principles, Concepts and Procedures|
|INF1505 – Introduction to Business Information Systems|
|MAC1501 – Introduction to Management Accounting|
|QMI1500 – Elementary Quantitative Methods||Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on BNU1501 (Only applicable to 98237)|
|TAX1501 – Taxation of Salaried Persons|
|Group A. Compulsory|
|AUE1601 – Legal Aspects in Accountancy||Co-requisite:CLA1501 or CLA1503|
|AUE2602 – Corporate Governance in Accountancy||Co-requisite:FAC1502|
|AUI2601 – Internal Auditing: Theory and Principles||Co-requisite:FAC1502|
|BSM1602 – Business Management IB|
|ETP2601 – Entrepreneurial Skills|
|ETP2602 – Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurs|
|FAC1601 – Financial Accouting Reporting||Co-requisite:FAC1502|
|MAC2601 – Principles of Management Accounting||Co-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630)|
|MAC2602 – Principles of Strategy, Risk & Financial Management Techniques||Co-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630)|
|TAX2601 – Principles of Taxation||Co-requisite:FAC1502 or ACN101M or FAC1M2X|
|Group A. Compulsory|
|BSM2601 – Business Management IIA||Pre-requisite:BSM1501 & BSM1602 or BSM1M1P & BSM1M2P|
|ETP3701 – Entrepreneurship IIIA||Pre-requisite:ETP2601 or ETP2M1E|
|ETP3702 – Entrepreneurship IIIB||Pre-requisite:ETP2601 or ETP2M1E|
|FAC2601 – Financial Accounting for Companies||Co-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601|
|FAC2602 – Selected Accounting Standards and Simple Group Structures||Co-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601|
|TAX3701 – Taxation of Business Activities||Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601|
|Group B. Select 4 modules in terms of the rules above|
|AUI3702 – The Internal Audit Process: Test of Controls||Pre-requisite:AUE2602|
|AUI3703 – The Internal Audit Process: Specific Engagements and Reporting||Pre-requisite:AUI2601 & AUE2602|
|MAC3701 – Application of Management Accounting Techniques||Pre-requisite:MAC2601|
|MAC3702 – Application of Financial Management Techniques||Pre-requisite:MAC2602|
|TAX3703 – Taxation of Estates||Pre-requisite:FAC1601|
|TAX3704 – Tax Administration||Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601|