Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences – Unisa

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Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences – Unisa


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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 Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences, or its equivalent, or conditionally, any NQF level 6 Diploma/NQF level 7 Degree.
Applicants may be required to register for one or two additional modules (depending on co-requisites) concurrently with the modules in the syllabi.
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

Application fee

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.


Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enrol for them.
Take note of the following:

  • Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification.
  • Apply for admission during Unisa’s application period via your TVET college or via 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 for registration information.

Curriculum / modules

First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
FAC1601 – Financial Accouting Reporting Co-requisite:FAC1502
FAC2601 – Financial Accounting for Companies Co-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601
FAC2602 – Selected Accounting Standards and Simple Group Structures Co-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601
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 B. Select any 4 modules but not both AUE2601 and AUI2601
AIN2601 – Practical Accounting Data Processing Co-requisite:FAC1502 & (either AIN1501 or INF1505)
AUE1601 – Legal Aspects in Accountancy Co-requisite:CLA1501 or CLA1503
AUE2601 – Auditing Theory and Practice Co-requisite:FAC1502 & AUE1601
AUE2602 – Corporate Governance in Accountancy Co-requisite:FAC1502
AUI2601 – Internal Auditing: Theory and Principles Co-requisite:FAC1502
DSC1630 – Introductory Financial Mathematics
MNB1601 – Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 or MNB101D
MNG2601 – General Management