Accounting (3 Years)

National Diploma - Accounting (3-year programme)

Department of Accounting

2.1 Admission requirements

To be admitted to this programme, a candidate shall have obtained a valid National Senior Certificate with rating codes:

Accounting (4), Mathematics (3) or Mathematics Literacy (4) and English Home Language (3) or English First Additional Language (4) and any other 3 subjects with rating code 3 excluding Life Orientation.


Senior Certificate with the following requirements:
Higher Grade Standard Grade
Accounting D -
English E D
Mathematics E D

Minimum: 25 points


Applicants who satisfy the minimum requirements will be subjected to a selection process.
Applicants will be ranked based on their academic results and selected for admission accordingly.

2.2 Duration of study

3 years full time or 4-8 years part-time

2.3 Curriculum: ND: Accounting (3-year programme)(ACOUNT)......view PDF file>>>

2.4 Restriction on Choice of Modules and Promotion Rules for the 3 year National Diplomas: Accounting (ACOUNT)

2.4.1 No student shall take:
More than six modules in any semester.

2.5 Promotional rules

2.5.1 To be promoted from the first year to the second year of study, the student shall have passed six out of ten modules in the first year, including a least one module of Financial Accounting 1.

2.5.2 The repeat modules in level 1 shall be taken, where the time-table permits. A student cannot be registered for more than six modules for any one semester taking into consideration 3.5.1.

2.6 Examination Regulation

Refer to General Handbook Rule 22. Examination in semester courses will be conducted during May and November. All students should ensure that they have enrolled for all subjects for which they will be writing examinations.

2.7 Advice, information and general regulations

Students who complete the National Diploma may apply to enrol for the Bachelor of Technology degree: Cost & Management Accounting if minimum admission requirements are met.