This National qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required in the field of bookkeeping to trial balance, reconcile suppliers, inventory and bank statements, calculate PAYE / UIF / SDL, payroll tax and other deductions, EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns.

Course Contents

  • Business Literacy
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
  • Computerised Bookkeeping*

*You will need access to a PC or a laptop for this subject.

Career Fields/Further Studies

Successful students will gain introductory knowledge and skills in the field of bookkeeping and will acquire the ICB designation Junior Bookkeeper.

  • Accounts Clerk
  • Creditors Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk 


SAQA ID: 58375
NQF Level: 3
Credits: 120

Programme Type

The National Certificate: Bookkeeping (SAQA ID 58375) is a National Qualification, accredited by FASSET SETA, through the ICB. The ICB is a quality assurance partner of FASSET SETA. 

Programme Duration

You should be able to complete this course within 12 months.

Entrance Requirements

Grade 10 (Std. 8) or equivalent. No prior accounting knowledge is needed. You must be at least 16 years of age. You will need access to a PC or laptop. 

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