National Certificate:
Bookkeeping (NQF3)

This ICB Financial Accounting course will equip you with basic knowledge and skills in bookkeeping and payroll administration. It is ideal for anyone who wants to enter the field of financial accounting and who does not have any prior training in bookkeeping or accounting.

Studying this course may be a good option if you want to work as:

  • A junior bookkeeper
  • An accounts clerk
  • A reconciliation clerk
  • A payroll clerk
  • An accounts payable/receivable clerk


Course code:


Accreditation status:

ICB , Oxbridge Academy

  • NQF Level 3
  • SAQA ID: 58375
  • Total Credits: 120
Course duration:

13 months

Entry requirements:

Grade 10 or equivalent
No prior accounting knowledge needed. You must be at least 16 years old. Students need access to a laptop or PC in order to watch video tutorials for the course.

Subjects covered:
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS
  • Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Business Literacy
Assessment and award:

Students are required to complete the following:

  • 1 assignments per subject
  • 1 exam per subject (hosted by the *ICB)

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF3) from FASSET. In addition, they will also receive a Programme Completion Certificate from The ICB.

* As an appointed Quality Assurance Partner for the QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations), the ICB is authorized to conduct examinations on a number of registered qualifications that are on the NQF (National Qualifications Framework).

Additional information:

Students need to register directly with the ICB for their exam sessions. Exams can be written in February, May, August, and November each year. You will only receive your PoE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices when you register for your exam. This will consist of the assignments you have to do during your studies. When you register for your exams, take your PoE with and, once you’ve completed your exam and added it to the PoE, you’re done!

Note: Students are required to pay additional exam fees and membership fees to the ICB when they enrol for this course. These fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.


R 12 000.00

Registration Fee:

R 1000.00

Course Price (Excl. Reg Fee):

R 11 000.00

Monthly Instalments:

R 760.00 X 14.5 months

Please note that the registration fee shown applies to South African students only. Foreign students are required to pay a non-refundable R2400 deposit instead of a registration fee.

What is distance learning?

Distance learning, also known as correspondence education or home study, is a form of education where there is little or no face-to-face interaction between students and their instructors. Distance learning students usually study from home, instead of attending physical classes.

Some other features of distance learning include the following:

  • Study material is delivered to students via post, courier, email, or the internet.
  • Assessments are carried out by means of written assignments, exams, and/or portfolios of evidence.
  • Academic support is provided to students through various channels, including telephone, post, email, and instant messaging programs.
  • Please note: For this course, students also need access to a laptop or PC in order to watch video tutorials for the course.


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