Postgraduate Diploma In Accounting – Access Programme

Gain entry to our PGDA (SAICA) programme upon completion of this Access Programme.

1 year

Key features

  • Relevant to the economic context of the business environment.
  • Based on Industry trends and needs
  • Benchmarked against sound business & accounting principles
  • Flexible Programme Delivery options
  •  Easily accessible support
  • Builds a sustainable advantage

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Our Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
(PGDA) is accredited by SAICA. Entry to this PGDA programme for some
candidates requires the completion of an Access Programme.

This distance learning supported programme comprises four modules i.e.
Accounting, Auditing, Management Accounting and Finance and Taxation.
All four modules must be passed in one year to be eligible to enter the PGDA Programme.

An online course in ethics must be completed if not studied in the
undergraduate degree.


To equip prospective PGDA students with the competencies necessary to be successful in the PGDA exams and more generally in their careers as Chartered Accountants.


The four modules are presented by Qualified Chartered Accountants and experienced academics who are supervised by the PGDA lecturing team..

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year


  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Management Accounting and Finance
  • Taxation *A 3 month Course in Ethics will be included if it has not been completed in the undergraduate degree.


The programme will run three tests and a final entrance exam in each module.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a BTech in Accounting or equivalent.

Completion of Financial Accounting, Auditing, Management Accounting and Finance and Taxation modules in the degree is a requirement and preferably a course in Ethics as well.

Open for January 2024 registration only.

Exit criteria

All four modules in the Access programme must be passed in one year with 55% per module.

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