National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting NQF L5 – SAQA ID 20353

National Diploma: NQF L5 – SAQA ID 20353 

This National Diploma is accredited by FASSET SETA and assessed through ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers). You will learn how to operate with management in an accounting environment, understand accounting, auditing and business law all within the Public Sector. This programme will provide the skills required to be a qualified Public Sector Accounting Technician. You will be able to make positive contributions to the country by improving public finance management, adding value, efficiency and productivity to government.

Course Overview

  • Module 1: Business Literacy
  • Module 2: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Module 3: Public Accounting Administration
  • Module 4: Computerised Bookkeeping
  • Module 5: Financial Statements
  • Module 6: Cost & Management Accounting
  • Module 7: Technical Public Accounting
  • Module 8: Business Law & Accounting Control

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course do not require any accounting knowledge before starting this qualification. Students will require a computer with Windows 7, 8 or 10 for this course.

Study period: up to 24 months   

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide and for those students who require additional assistance in the form of video learning, a FREE USB DRIVE containing Videos and Solutions Playlists.

ICB Assessment and Award

Using the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) programme material, 30% of your final mark is calculated from the activities and evaluations you undertake during your Entrepreneurial distance learning course. Your Portfolio of Evidence (POE) is a folder you will receive once you have registered for your assessment, and it must include all tests and assignments you have completed for each module.

You will be required to do a written exam for each module, which accounts for 70% of your final mark and you will include that in your POE, which must be submitted to an ICB assessor. Assessment Centre are located throughout South Africa, so please visit to find an exam venue closest to you. Upon successful completion of your exam, ICB will certify you with a statement of competence showing the respective unit standards, which you have completed.

Important ICB Exam Information

You will need to register as a Student Member with the ICB, and enrol for the exam before prescribed closing dates with them. Please note ICB registration and assessment fees are not included in your course fees and must be paid directly to ICB. Please go to for current fees.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

This course is accredited by ICB, a SAQA recognized professional body.

Course Name: National Diploma Public Sector Accounting (PSA200)
Price Before bursary R47,500
Price after bursary R28,500*
Once off payment price R25,900
Payment Plan R800 over 35.6 months
Registration Fee R1,700

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

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