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Higher Certificate in Business Accounts Administration

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

1 Year

Minimum Credits:

128

NQF Level:

5

SAQA:

117893

MODE:

Contact Learning

CAMPUS:

Centurion (Pretoria)

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

The STADIO Higher Certificate in Business Accounts Administration is an entry level higher education qualification with a vocational industry-oriented focus. It aims to equip students with basic introductory knowledge combined with cognitive and practical skills to pursue further studies in this field. It emphasises focused principles and concepts together with specific procedures and techniques pertaining to business accounting administration. Since this is a career-orientated programme, a balance is maintained between theory and the ability to apply knowledge. Complementary to this, the programme offers opportunities for learning through exposure to the financial operations of a business or organisation.

 

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:

On successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Business Accounts Administration (NQF 5), the student may articulate to degree or diploma, such as the STADIO Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management.

 

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR CONTACT LEARNING
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Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATION ARE:

 

  • a Senior Certificate (SC); OR

  • a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 40% in three modules, including a Home Language and a minimum of 30% in three other modules; OR

  • a National Senior Certificate – Vocational Level 4 (NC(V)),

with

  • a minimum of 40% in English Home Language and 30% for First Additional Language

 

STADIO is committed to achieving inclusion and to overcome barriers to access and success in higher education. Applicants who do not meet the stated admission criteria, but who have relevant work experience and/or prior learning may apply for admission under the policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). STADIO admits a maximum of 10% per cohort via RPL. The implementation of RPL is context-specific, in terms of discipline, programme and level.  Further information may be obtained from your Student Recruitment Advisor.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Database Foundations

  • End User Computing

  • Experiential Learning

  • Introduction to Accounting Practice

  • Introduction to Administrative Management

  • Introduction to Business Communication

  • Introduction to Business Management

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

  • Marketing Management

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:
  • Accounts Clerk

  • Business Administrator

  • Debtors / Creditors Clerk

  • Junior Accounting Assistant

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