Basic Bookkeeping

Part Time

Every business needs someone to manage their books!

Get the best start for your career in Bookkeeping with our comprehensive Bookkeeping programme. You will get practical skills to perform the bookkeeping function in a small business and the confidence to work within the financial department at a larger organisation.

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 Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) to achieve a subject credit towards the National Certificate: Bookkeeping and further more advanced accounting qualifications.

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 also have the option of registering with the ICB to 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). You will be required to complete the ICB Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and write the external ICB final examination for this subject.

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