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ICB Financial Accounting

There is a skills shortage in finance-related jobs in South Africa, especially as trainee accountant, debt collector, finance management, office administration, accountant and accounts clerk. This creates tremendous career opportunities for you, but If you want a career in finance, you'll most certainly need at least one finance qualification. And you might not know that this is possible even without a matric. 


  1. National Certificate: Bookkeeping NQF 3 (four subjects)
  2. FET Ceritificate: Bookkeeping NQF 4 (two subjects)
  3. National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting NQF 5 (two subjects)
  4. National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF 6 (4 subjects)


"The fact that we have access to a tutor online also makes a big difference. Studying through IBTC is great!" - Maretha Bekker, ICB - Home study student

Foundation level

This is the first level of your Financial Accounting course and consists of four subjects. Completing this level will earn you the title of Certified Junior Bookkeeper CJBlcba (SA).


  • Award: National Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • NQF L3
  • Duration: 12 months or less
  • Fee: Get started from R 2 300


Subjects must be studied  in the following order:


  • Bookkeeping to trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (PMSR)
  • Computerised Bookkeeping (CPBK)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)

Entry requirements

  • Grade 10 (ST 8) or equivalent
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed
  • You must be at least 16 years old

Study options

  • Classes, Home Study Plus, Home Study


“After attending one of the IBTC Prep classes I really got more confidence and I believed that I would be able to do this. When going through my books again a saw answers that was right in front of my eyes  , but never could see it because of the wrong mind set I had. Studying with IBTC so far was great , the student advisers are always friendly and helpful so are the Tutor assistance. Change your mind set to positivity and IBTC could do wonders for you and your career.”- Mariska  Kammies

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