Basic Bookkeeping

Part Time

Our Short Programme in Bookkeeping will give you practical skills to perform the bookkeeping function in a small business or work within the financial department of a larger organisation. You will learn about source documents, the rules of double entry, subsidiary journals, the general ledger, bookkeeping for different inventory systems and bank and creditors’ reconciliations.

You can also register with the ICB to complete and achieve a subject credit towards the National Certificate: Bookkeeping.

Entrance Requirements
  • You must be 16 years or older and/or have an NQF level 2/Grade 10 qualification
  • Learners are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of English and Mathematics at NQF Level 2/Grade 10 or equivalent
Career Opportunities

Learners who complete this course will be able to pursue a career as a:

  • Junior Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Administrator
  • Debtors Administrator
  • Creditors Administrator
Course Outline
  • An introduction to business, bookkeeping and accounting
  • Value Added Tax and source documents
  • Recording cash transactions
  • Recording credit and sundry transactions
  • Inventory systems
  • Individual accounts for debtors and creditors
  • Supplier and general ledger reconciliations
  • The bank reconciliation process
  • Drafting financial statements (showing the statement of income and statement of financial position)
Accreditation and Certification

Upon successful completion of the programme, learners will receive the UniCollege Short Programme Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping.

Learners have the option of registering with the ICB to complete and achieve a credit for the ICB subject Bookkeeping to Trial Balance which is the 1st of 4 modules making up the National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF Level 3, SAQA ID 58375). Learners are required to complete the ICB POE for this subject and write the external ICB final examination.

Course Factsheet