ICB National Diploma in Financial Accounting CFAIcb (SA)

Course fee

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Course Introduction

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) graduates are recognised by the International Association of Bookkeepers, the Southern African Institute of Business Accountants, the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Course Contents

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Business Literacy
  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business Law and Accounting Control
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management Accounting and Control Systems
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Accounting Theory and Practice

Career Fields/Further Studies

Successful students could pursue a career in financial accounting and will achieve the ICB designation Certified Financial Accountant. 

  • Accounting Officer 


SAQA ID: 20366
NQF: Level 6
Credits: 280

Programme Type

The National Diploma: Financial Accounting (SAQA ID 20366) 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 36 months.

Entrance Requirements

Grade 10 (Std. 8) or equivalent. No prior accounting knowledge needed. You must be at least 16 years of age. Exemption will be granted on previous subjects/learning areas completed. You will need access to a PC or laptop. 

Student Assessment

You are required to register directly with the ICB for exams. You are required to submit your assignments to the ICB for marking and pass them successfully. The assignments are in the form of a portfolio of evidence (POE) and will be sent to you by the ICB. You are also required to write and pass eleven ICB formal exams. Exams are written in February, May, August and November. Please contact the ICB for further information on membership and exam registration.

Please note that your enrolment with Damelin Correspondence College does not include ICB membership or exam fees. 


Upon successful completion of the programme, the ICB will award you with an Achievement Certificate indicating your result. On successful completion of all learning areas in this qualification, your details will be uploaded onto the FASSET SETA database and your National Diploma will be issued to you by the ICB. 

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