Postgraduate Diploma In Accounting

This qualification enables students with relevant work experience and appropriate qualifications to further develop
 their functional and reflective competencies in management, leadership and administration.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

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


The Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) is a one year programme that prepares students for a professional career in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting is a distance programme supported by regular lectures and tutorials.

This is a new programme to be offered in 2019 subject to accreditation being obtained from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants( SAICA).


Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Display the necessary competencies to successfully complete the qualifying professional examination.

  • Be equipped technically for a career as a chartered accountant.

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theories and practices relating to Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in the context of business and commerce and management.

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a rational and logical manner.

  • Identify and solve real-world problems pertaining to Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance, Auditing and Taxation in the context of business and commerce and management.

  • Analyse and evaluate data in order to justify sound and rational decisions.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year


  • Advanced Financial Accounting

  • Advanced Auditing

  • Advanced Taxation

  • Advanced Managerial Accounting and Finance (MAF)

Admission requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent.


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