So, You Want to be an Accountant?

Are you considering a career as an accountant?  Accountants communicate financial information about a business to users.  To do this they need to analyse what has happened and present it in an appropriate manner.

If you love numbers, problem analysis and solution and you are comfortable around people and around computers, you might consider accounting.  Accountants assist firms to manage their finances so that they meet legal requirements and enable good financial planning and management.  They must be good communicators with sound judgement and high levels of integrity.

To be considered for more advanced tertiary courses in accounting you must have maths.  There are also some options if you have Maths Lit at University of Johannesburg (BCom extended year program) or National Diplomas at TVET Colleges or a University of Technology.   You do not need to have studied accounting at high school to study at a tertiary institute however some institutes allow you to use your accounting mark in place of your maths mark which can help if you haven’t done so well in maths.

The highest accounting qualification is Chartered Accounting.   A Chartered Accountants undergoes rigorous training and often rises to senior positions in companies however being a CA is not the only accounting option out there.  Associate General Accountants and Associate Accounting Technicians also undertake academic plus practical components to their training however it does not take so long and the study is not as demanding.

To be registered with SAICA as a Chartered Accountant you must complete a BCom (Accounts) degree at a registered institute and then pass the board exams and gain practical experience.  For a list of registered institutes look here.  If you are not able to start a BCom at a registered institute there is still a registration pathway open to you via the National Diploma and BTech, however it will take a little longer.  It will help if you do a bridging course at a registered institute after you complete your BTech.

Institute Course Offered Minimum Requirements
TVET (Cape College) National Diploma Financial Management: 3 years consisting of 18 months course work, 18 months practical Matric Certificate with Accounting or Maths and English competency
Cape Peninsula University of Technology Accountancy National Higher Certificate: 2 years.Optional 3rd year –National Diploma Accounting/ National Diploma Cost and Management Accounting/ National Diploma Internal Auditing English 50-59%

 

University of Western CAPE B Com (Financial Accounting): 3 yearsB Com (Finance): 3 years UWC Points=30,

English 50-59%

FAL 40-49%

Maths 50-59%

Accounting 60-69% OR Maths 60%+

Stellenbosch University B Acc: 3 years

Optional M Com: additional year

 

 

BCom (Management Accounting or Financial Accounting)

Aggregate 70%

Maths 70% OR Maths 60% and Accounting 70%

Enlglish or Afrikaans Home Language 50% or FAL 60%

 

Aggregate 60%

Maths 60%

English or Afrikaans Home Language 50% or FAL 60%

NBTs must be written

University of Cape Town B Com: General Accounting: 3 yearsB Com: Chartered Accounting: 3 yearsOptional Post Grad Dip, Accounting Aggregate at least 70%,

Maths 60%,

English 60%,

FAL 50%,

NBTs must be written

Other courses you might be interested in include Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Events Management, Economics, Actuarial Science and  Information Systems.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Thabiso, there are lots of options available. Without knowing your matric marks, I can’t make a recommendation. Do you want to send me some more information?

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      • Sinovuyo
        Sinovuyo says:

        Hello i would like to be advised on which Diploma will take me to a CA(SA) route beween cost and management accounting and internal auditing?

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        • Kath Morse
          Kath Morse says:

          Hi, As far as I understand, you will need a NDip plus BTech Cost and Management Accounting (4 years). You then do a conversion course at a registered university (1 year). You can then start on the CA internships and exams (min 3 years). Fortunately there are a lot of other finance jobs along the way so if you don’t make it through all the board exams you will still have a good job. You can check the route with the accounting association: http://www.saaa.org.za Kath

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      • Sabelo cele
        Sabelo cele says:

        I completed my N4 – N6 in Financial Management at umfolozi tvet college I obtain distinctions in all of my modules and I bachelors degree In matric, I wants to further my studies in Bcom Accounting

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        • Kath Morse
          Kath Morse says:

          Hi, You can apply for BCom with your NDip. You will need to make sure that they pay attention to your NDip, and not just your matric results. Alternatively you can do a BTech Financial Management. Kath

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        • Maria
          Maria says:

          I want to ask if ever you did N4-N6 in financial management,but you never did your practicals and you want to further you studies at a university in Bcom accounting is it possible

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          • Kath Morse
            Kath Morse says:

            Hi, You can apply for a BCom Accounting using your academic transcript from you diploma. You will need to make sure that the institute is paying attention to your transcript and not just your matric results. This means that you will need to phone them several times to check that your application is being processed correctly. It helps if you apply to an institute that actually offers NDips like UJ or UNISA. All the best, Kath

        • Kath Morse
          Kath Morse says:

          Hi Dineo, Yes there are options they will just take longer. If you have at least a code 5 for English and a code 6 for maths lit and an average of code 5 overall, you can apply to UJ for BCom Accounting (extended year program). Once you have your degree plus honors (which will take 5 years) you can do your board exams and articles. This takes at least 3 years. You can also apply to CPUT or DUT for Higher Certificate Accounting. This leads on to a National Diploma then a BTech. You then need to convert your qualification at a recognized institution and this will take a year. Universities of Technology are not recognized suppliers for the Accounting registration board. After you’ve converted you can go on to your Accounting articles and board exams. This will take you 6 years plus at least 3 years for articles and board exams. The good news is that if you only make it part of the way, there are still plenty of other jobs in finance apart from being an accountant. In reality only a very few people complete all the board exams and fully qualify. Kath

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    • Adivhaho
      Adivhaho says:

      Hy am currently studying bcom(accounting) at the university of venda so after completing my degree were can i apply for bridging causes and how do i apply…i want to be a ca

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  1. Abongile
    Abongile says:

    I’m interested in studying Accounting, I’ve already completed Business Management N4 at an FET(Northlink) but I’m willing to change to Finance, I really wish to become an Accountant.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Abongile, It is a long hard road to become an accountant with four years at university then three board exams over the next three or more years. You can also consider that there are many other jobs in finance apart from being an accountant. For example, you can study a National Diploma in Accounting at CPUT (N5). You need to have English code 4, maths code 3 or maths lit code 5, accounts code 5. If you don’t have all the right subjects you can write a motivational letter explaining why you want to study this course.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You might want to look at some other options in business management? At UWC you can do BAdmin or BCOm with Math Lit 60%+. At CPUT you can do accountancy with maths lit 60%+ as long as you also have accounts 60&+. There are also other options at CPUT Business faculty with Maths Lit 50%+ but it is best if you look for yourself and also go to their open day. http://www.cput.ac.za/academic/faculties/business

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    • Dan
      Dan says:

      You can apply at a university of your choice and go for the extended programme with your maths lit which will be a 5yr degree. But your maths lit score needs to be above 70%

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  2. sikelela
    sikelela says:

    Hey, I’m a grade11 learner doing maths literacy with commerce. I am willing to take business course in university, is that possible?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Sikelela, You won’t be able to study Commerce at UCT or Stellenbosch with Maths Lit however you can do a National Diploma at CPUT (or other university of technology or college) and you can do a BCom at UWC with Maths Lit level 5. Kath

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  3. Boitumelo Hanyane
    Boitumelo Hanyane says:

    Hi,im a gr12 learner who jxt finished g11 and m keen to study accountancy but my only problem is I’ve been moved to do maths lit,I am doing commerce but it doesn’t have accounting in it…will I be able to study accountancy further?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Unfortunately you can’t study accounts without accounting or Maths. You need at least one of them. You can study a BCom at UWC with maths lit at least code 5 plus you must meet their entry points criteria. Kath

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      • Anushka
        Anushka says:

        Evening im truly interested in studying bcom accounting but I changed to math lit this year and I obtain a 70% + for maths lit I also do accounting can I study bcom accounting

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        • Kath Morse
          Kath Morse says:

          Hi Anushka, You have a good maths lit mark so it seems like this has been a good move for you. Your options in finance include a National Diploma Financial Accounting (NDip). You can study this at all TVET Colleges, all Universities of Technology and some Universities. If you do well in your NDip and want to study further, you can use it to apply for a BCom. UJ is the only university that offers a BCom (Accounting) with maths lit. Your maths lit must be over 70% and your APS must be at least 28. To work out your APS, add up all your report codes. Life orientation does not count. UJ also offers the NDip so you can apply for both at the same institute then see which one you get an offer on. Please make sure you also apply at a second insitute, just in case you don’t get a place at UJ. All the best, Kath

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        • Kath Morse
          Kath Morse says:

          Be excellent at maths. Be willing to work long hard hours over many, many years. Be good at understanding systems. Love finances. Enjoy solving problems for people. The requirements differ depending on which institute you apply to. To eventually qualify as a CA you will need to study at a university.

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          • Kath Morse
            Kath Morse says:

            You can study BCom Accounting at UJ in the extended year program (it takes an extra year to complete). As far as I’m aware, it is the only place you can do it with maths lit. The entrance marks are in the prospectus: https://www.uj.ac.za/studyatUJ/Documents/UJ%20Prospectus2016.pdf Look on page 39. You need maths lit code 6, home language code 4, additional language code 2, life orientation code 3, two other subjects code 4, one other subject code 3.

  4. nipho
    nipho says:

    hey Kath! please help me, ur input would be valued greatly. i finished matric in 2014 and i want to be a CA but the problem is that i didn’t do accounting in high school (my maths is 71%) and im thinking of doing it at varsity level (university of joburg). which option would u recommend between the following:

    BA Accounting science (3 years) (orthodox CA stream)

    BCom Accounting degree (3 years) with option to bridge into honours CA stream after completing the 3 yr degree

    BCom Accounting degree (4 years) with option to bridge into honours CA stream after completing the 4 yr degree

    thanks in advanve kath

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, The good news is that you don’t need high school accounting to study accounting at UJ (and many other tertiary institutes are the same). This is because the system they teach you at school is not used in the real world. So you haven’t missed out, you will be fine. If you want to be a CA then my advise is to take the BA Accounting as it is the more direct route and you have the maths marks required. The best plan though is to speak to a Student Advisor at UJ. Usually you don’t choose to register in the extended year (4 year) program. The university places you in it when you apply, or soon after commencing, because they think you’ll need extra support.

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      • Katleho
        Katleho says:

        Hi there,I matriculated with mathematics and sciences,and I really want to study CA,is it possible to follow that route under the bachelor of accounting science at wits and are they going to do a full introductory in accounting and other commercial subjects as I have no background at them at all?

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        • Kath Morse
          Kath Morse says:

          Yes you can follow that route and no you do not need to have studied accounting at school to study it at tertiary.

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  5. Mellisa
    Mellisa says:

    Hi everyone I will be doing grade 12 this year but unfortunately I have been moved from the maths class to the maths literacy class. I want to do Chartered Accountant and I get an average mark of about 65%-70% in accountibg. I am for a 75%-90% mark in maths literacy and if I am able to achieve that would I be able to enroll to a university to study to be a chartered accountant? ( I have been doing maths core and I have recently changed now as I am going to grade 12) HELP !!!!

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You are not going to be able to be a chartered account with maths lit however there are other commmerce and accounting options for you. At UWC you can do B COm with Maths Lit level 5. At CPUT you can do a one year National Diploma in Accounting with maths lit level 5 (60%).

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  6. Sbongile
    Sbongile says:

    hi, I finished my matric in 2014 .I got 84% in accounting & 36% in mathematics , I want to study accounting courses. which university that will take me if I apply and which course to take

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Sbongile, I don’t think you can get into an accounting course with that maths mark. I suggest you rewrite it. There are some good bridging year programs that will help you improve your maths. Please contact Sean Wilson at SAEP 082 8660992

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  7. Molatelo Ramusi
    Molatelo Ramusi says:

    Hey.I passed matric this year.I got level 4 in Maths and 7 in Accounting.my ENG HL is level 6.where can I go and study Chartered Accountancy?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, If you didn’t make any applications then the best place to go will be your local college – Cape College, False Bay College, Northlink. You might still get a place there if you go TODAY. Otherwise, if you are planning to study in 2017 you can make applications to UWC for BCom accounting.

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  8. Jason
    Jason says:

    Just finished matric, was woundering if i’ll qualify to study NHC Accounting at CPUT as i received a percentage of 47% in maths and 42% in Accounts.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      No, you won’t qualify. Consider rewriting those subjects though if that is your passion. Contact Sean Wilson at SAEP Bridging Year Program 0828660992

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  9. Ravele linda
    Ravele linda says:

    Hy,m doing my second year in unersity ,my problem is that I wanted to do bcom in accounting,BT because I got 37% in mths,I was accepted in bcom in businesses management degree ,so I don’t knw wat I will do with business management any idea and I dnt luv BMA m just trying to focuse

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You should be able to go to Student Services and see a careers counsellor. They will help guide you with what you can do with your degree.

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  10. haanim
    haanim says:

    Hi , I’m grade 11 this year and I’m forced to do maths lit and I’m doing accounting , but I would like to study accounting at uwc so I’m only worry is if I will be able to study accounting at uwc if I do maths lit?

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  11. nipho
    nipho says:

    hy kath, me again. so iv accepted to study bcom acc (3 yr) at uj ths year but im scared il fail because i didn’t do it at high school. i know u said don’t worry but i can’t help it, what can u suggest that ca help me get through first year at least?

    thank in advance

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  12. Molatelo Ramusi
    Molatelo Ramusi says:

    Is the Bcom Accounting Degree at the University Of Limpopo credited at UWC? I’d like to transfer in my 2nd year

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  13. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    Hi. I am a grade 11 Student and really want to study to become an Chartered Accountant. My accounting average is 70-80% and my mathematics are between 50-55% will I be able to study CA with my current mathematics mark at an University?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Are you in Cape Town? You will be able to study at UWC with maths minimum code 3 and accounting code 4 as long as you meet the other entrance requirements.

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      • Kath Morse
        Kath Morse says:

        Hi Lwando, You need your matric with a good maths pass. You then study a BCom (CA route) for 4 years. You then write the board exams over the next three years. There are many other good finance jobs apart from CA though. You can also do a NDip (Financial Accounting) and work in the field. All the best, Kath

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  14. Tintswalo khoza
    Tintswalo khoza says:

    hi i am currently in grade 12 . i am doing the the science stream and for my grade 11 i got level 5 for math and level 5 for english .can i studys bcom accounting and where

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  15. kamohelo
    kamohelo says:

    Hey kath…am doing grade12 this year with commerce(accounting and economics)with maths literacy bt not sure what career 2 choose?

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  16. Fortune
    Fortune says:

    Hi kath my name is Fortune i completed matric 2015 n i want dis career dat i’m passionate with ,wich is CA either @UCT ,Wits or UP bt the ting is i’m not sure weather i’ll survive in doze universities coz i dn’t have accounting background i did science at high school n got 73% in maths n 74% in Physical sciences. Any advice pls

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      I suggest, out of those three, that you apply for UJ as they are used to dealing with learners who might need extra support. At many institutes, you don’t need accounting to study accounting. School accounts is a totally different system so don’t worry too much about that.

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  17. Rajpreet
    Rajpreet says:

    Good day Kath

    I trust you are well.
    I am very keen in CA program,I have moved to South Africa from Dubai and have Masters(MBA) in banking and finance which is equal to SAQA as per South African standards.
    I did not study Maths in matric I have 5 odd years of banking experience and currently I am employed one of the top 4 as a business manager.
    Kindly advise how can I approach this subject matter.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can get recognition for prior learning and also for work experience, particularly as a mature learner. I suggest you contact admissions at the university you are interested in and talk it through with them.

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      • Richard
        Richard says:

        HI,My name is Richard m currently study at unisa enrolling a certificate in accounting science,i just want to ask if i complete my one certificate twill it takes me another three years to complete my degree in accounting science

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  18. Thabang molewa
    Thabang molewa says:

    Hi,i passed N5 financial management at tvet college,so jst wnt to know if is it possible for me to apply at any varsity to study bcom accounting?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can apply with recognition of prior learning. I suggest you contact admissions at the university you are interested in first and talk it through with them. I know in Cape Town that UWC like learners who come from False Bay College but the best will be to check for yourself.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Yes, at most universities. The accounting system taught at school is not used at university or anywhere in the real world so universities mostly don’t require it. The best thing is to download the prospectus of the university you want to go to and find out what the requirements are for accounting. Google search your university name and then “2016 Prospectus”. When you have the document, open it, hit “control F” and a find window will open. Enter “accounting” and then go to the part of the document that gives the entry requirements for accounting.

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  19. Zukhanye
    Zukhanye says:

    Hi am Zukhanye and am doing grade 12 . I didn’t do well in my grade 11, so I don’t know whether I will be accepted in universities because they also want me to supply my grade 11 end results. I want to do bcom accounting, will they accept me???

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      They won’t decide whether or not to accept you until after your matric results come out. The Gr 11 report is used when applying and it is a good indication of what you will get for matric but it isn’t the deciding report, your actual matric results are. You should be looking for a second option that is more within your current academic range as well as pushing for the marks you need for BCom.

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  20. Nkosiyaphila
    Nkosiyaphila says:

    Hi kath i wana be a CA ,got 70% in maths n i want to do it at stellenbosch bt de ting is i never did accounting at skul ..wat ar ur suggestion.

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  21. paulina
    paulina says:

    Hi, I am a grade 12 learner who made the mistake of taking mathematical literacy instead of pure math .It’s really difficult applying for accounting course’s with mathematical literacy as most institution require math as a base. I would like to know what are the admissions requirements for extended programs for learners with math lit and accounting who would like to study chartered accounting.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      UJ offer a BCom Accounting extended year program if you have 70% for maths and 30 entry points. Google UJ prospectus 2016 and download it. Click control (Ctrl) F and a search box opens. Write “accounting” and click next until you get the page that gives you the entry requirements

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  22. Andisiwe
    Andisiwe says:

    I am currently studying Bachelor of Administration, and I would like to persue a career in acounting after this degree. I got 80% for accounting and 82% for maths Lit, so will I have to go to a university of technology for a diploma in accounting, or will I be able to do Bcom Accounting

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, I think you can apply to UJ for the extended year program with Maths Lit. Otherwise, you should also look at the University of Technology however this will not lead to a full accounting qualification.

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  23. Tshiamo
    Tshiamo says:

    Hey Kath is there a difference between BcomAccounting science and Bcom Accounting ?
    And can I become a CA when I only study Bcom Accounting ?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      As far as I understand, Accounting Science and Accounting are the same degree type. Once you finish your degree you apply to write the board exams. There are three exams and you must pass all three (over at least three years) to become a fully qualified chartered accountant. If you don’t pass them all though there are plenty of other jobs in finance. Most people work and study for their board exams at the same time.

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  24. Mo
    Mo says:

    Hello,

    It’s rare to find someone these days who would be willing to dish out these advises at no cost.
    You are truly a gem to share this wealth of knowledge.

    I am 25 years of age, I have successfully completed an ABET level 4 qualification and I “think” that I qualify for a Matric exemption due ti advanced age (as per Unisa).
    I passes Math Lit. between 80-100%. Would I be able to study accounting if I do get this exemtion certificate?
    Tnx

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  25. linda
    linda says:

    Hi I’m Linda. I’m doing diploma in accounting extended first year at MUT and like to do Bcom. I obtain 55% in maths lit 59%accounting, can i qualify to do bcom next year

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Linda, UJ will admit for a BCom with maths lit but your marks would need to be in the 70s. I can’t see a BCom you can do with maths lit 55. Sorry.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Linda, if you pass this year nicely, then your grades from this year should be considered in your application for a BCom.

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  26. Adivhaho lukoto
    Adivhaho lukoto says:

    Hy my name is adivhaho ipassed matric last year and am currently taking a gap year will i be able to become a charted accountant if i have 47% in maths and 66% in accounting ,my phone number is 0727734942

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can do BCom at UWC or BCom Accounting – extended year (4 year) program, also at UWC. You should also look at the options at CPUT.

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  27. Yonela Bonkolo
    Yonela Bonkolo says:

    Hi I’m a third year student,doing national diploma in accounting,next year i wanna go to UNISA to do Advance diploma accounting sciences CTA,the problem is that i did maths lit passed with 70-79%…,,are they gonna accept me??

    Thank you inadvance

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, the good news is that your maths lit is not looked at. They only ask that you have NQF6 National Diploma.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      It will depend on your matric results. When you have completed your diploma you may speak to admissions at the university you want to go to about how to get this qualification recognised as part of your application.

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  28. Luvuyo niselo
    Luvuyo niselo says:

    Greeting at large my name is luvuyo niselo im studying grade 12 . I am a seed that wanted to end up as product of chartered accountant because i love numbers, problem analysis , resolution but i dont do accounting as subject but i have my tool to achieve my goal that is mathamatic i always break every boundaries in front me with two positive qualities hard work and persevance now im all yours chartered accountant my second choice is to obey my first choice through no matter how hard…..again more interest in chartered accountant

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You don’t need to do accounting to study accounting at most South African universities however you do need it at the Universities of Technology.

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  29. Ahmad yusuf
    Ahmad yusuf says:

    Hey my names yusuf.. I’m from maurtius but I wanted to come to sa for a degree in accounting ( CA)i want to study at Uj or wits.. I did my A-levels and got a C in maths, C in physics… in IgCse I got 6 A’s and 2 B’s… can u please tell me whether ill be accepted and how much are the fees? P.s. I am in the SADC region.

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  30. Nelisiwe
    Nelisiwe says:

    hy kath am doing grd 12 this year and I want to be a CA it just that I didn’t do accounting only science n maths and I achieved 71 percent on maths this first term can I do accounting science in UKZN without accounting

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  31. Vuyiseka
    Vuyiseka says:

    Hi Kath.can i study Bcom Accounting at Uwc or Accountancy at Cput?coz i got 52 accounting,46 English,28 maths.also have a N6 certificate in Financial Management, i got 67 in financial accounting,56 in cost and management accounting,40 computer 40 entrepreneurship an Business management
    Thanx inadvance

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, based on your matric results, you could not study at UWC or CPUT however as you have an N6 those results should be considered. I suggest you phone CPUT admissions and ask them how this would work: 021 959 6393 / 021 959 6270

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  32. jacob
    jacob says:

    hi, im currently busy with my national diploma in financial accounting ,will it be possible for me to become an a fully fledged chartered accountant.

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  33. Angela
    Angela says:

    Hi I am a Certified Accounting Technician which I obtained through ACCA, so I don’t wanna go that route anymore.Do you think that I’d get an admission at wits to do a Bcom accounting degree?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, The best thing to do is contact admissions at Wits and ask them. Technically you are supposed to be recognised for the qualification you have above matric. If you are over 25 this is easy. If you are under 25, ask for help, apply early, make sure you include your qualification and pester to make sure they are considering your qualification. Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1888

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  34. Simemele Peter
    Simemele Peter says:

    Hello,I’m a former student at Cput in possession of a NHC:Accountancy I would like to know how the exemption process works if I want to study at Unisa, am I gonna do ALL those modules that I haven’t already studied??

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  35. Itumeleng
    Itumeleng says:

    Hello i need help,I passed my matric with maths lit level 5,accounting level 4,economics level 5,business studies level 4 and english level 5, so i was wondering which course to take regarding accounting at uj or any other institutions.I really love numbers
    Thanks in advance

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  36. Anita
    Anita says:

    Hi, my name is Anita I am in grade 9 and I will love to be an accountant and i am doing very good in maths and accounting but the problem is that I don’t know how much is the school fees and my parents they don’t even have enough money to send me to school after my matric

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    • Sam Christie
      Sam Christie says:

      Hi Anita, the good news is that there are many options to support you with the fees when you get there IF you keep your marks up. One schools principal told his students “If you get the marks, the money will come…” I think this is more or less right but I would change it to say “If you get fantastic marks, the money is guaranteed”. The main thing for you in high school is to make sure you keep at your studies and I would suggest you try and push yourself and also do lots of English reading just for fun.

      Keep it up,
      Sam

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  37. Kath Morse
    Kath Morse says:

    Hi, If BCom (Accounting) is offered at your institute, you can apply there and you will get credit for your diploma. If you are applying elsewhere make sure you include your most recent diploma results so that they take those into consideration rather than your matric results. Then follow up and keep saying that you are applying with a tertiary qualification otherwise they will go back to your matric certificate.

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  38. gcogco
    gcogco says:

    hi kath
    im doing first year bcom acc in uwc, failed financial accounting and have now been transferred to financial accounting 141 which converts my degree to bcomm financial accounting. I dont want this degree and would like advise what should i do. can I continue with bcom financial acc this year and then convert back to bcom acc next year, if not can I apply to other universities for bcom acc first year and not mention I did it in uwc eg unisa,uct or sun

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, I am gathering that you mean your BComm Accounting has been transferred to BCom General. I’m also assuming that you’ve spoken to your department about this and already asked about the possibility of not transferring your degree, carrying the fail and re-doing the subject next year. If you have done all this and they are still insisting that you can’t continue then you can apply elsewhere and you don’t have to declare your record at UWC. However, you should also consider that they have a lot of experience with young people and marks and academic potential. May be the advice they are giving you the best chance of getting a tertiary degree in a field you are interested in, although not specifically in the stream you want.

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  39. Sthembiso
    Sthembiso says:

    Hi kath,I’m currently doing my first year at UJ ,I’ve enrolled for diploma in accountancy .i would like to know what should I do in Oder to become a charted accountant ?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      When you finish your Diploma with good passes you can apply at UJ for a BCom (Accounting). You can also go to your admissions building and talk to them more about this. UJ have course and career advisors available for students.

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  40. BRIAN
    BRIAN says:

    I am 42 yrs old working for a small business firm as a bookkeeper. I did not pass maths at school. But I am better in maths now than at school. I would like to study towards being an Accountant. Where do I start?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Brian, Because of your age you will have an age exemption when you apply at university. You need to study a BCom (Accounting). If you want to keep working at the same time, I suggest you apply to UNISA as they offer part time options. They may ask you to write a test to show that you are ready for tertiary study. If you don’t pass they will suggest you complete a certificate or diploma course first. Now is a good time to start the process if you want to study next year.

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  41. Lubabalo
    Lubabalo says:

    hey guys i am running out of options i’m still undecided to which tertiary will equip me enough to become one of the chartered accountants for the public entities who can bring transparency and accountability .I currently working as intern in Provincial treasury in Western Cape ,and i did complete my National Diploma in Accounting at CPUT ,and still have eager to complete my studies to become a chartered Accountant .Please advice me which institution will be the best for me .I am looking forward from your favourable response .

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You should apply to all your local institutes and make sure you track your application and that they take into account that you already have a NDip.

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  42. khaya mthethwa
    khaya mthethwa says:

    hei Kath… im currently doing my 1st year at DUT..A nATIONAL Diploma in Acounting,,, i was womdering if it can be possible for me to a Bcom Accounting after my Diploma and how many years will it be? if i have a Diploma already…..

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Technically, yes, you can apply for BCom after Diploma. In reality it is hard to get the tertiary institute to recognize your qualification. When you apply, speak to admissions and ask them how to incorporate the record of your diploma and have it considered instead of your matric results. Then follow up your application and make sure they are paying attention to it. You can also apply for advanced standing due to subjects completed. I can’t say what they will give you though.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      I don’t think you can study accounting with maths in the 40s. You could study book keeping or financial management at a TVET college.

      Reply
  43. Lufefe
    Lufefe says:

    hellow i’m currently doing my first year in walter Sisulu University doing Information Technology but i don’t like it when i was in high school i wanted to be a C A but i did pass maths well how possible can i do B com in accounting and i passed well accounting in high school.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You will need to redo maths if you are going to get into BCom Accounting. If you decide to discontinue your current course, make sure you go to admissions and fill in the proper paperwork otherwise you are still counted as registered, still have to pay fees, and will fail when you don’t write. It is hard to get back into an institute after you’ve failed and not paid fees.

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  44. Lucky
    Lucky says:

    Hi Kath.

    I’m doing Grade 12 this year.
    I have achieved this percentages in the mid year results :

    Accounting 80
    Business Studies 83
    English FAL 64
    Economics 71
    Math 59

    My APS is 491/700.
    I wanted to apply for BCom in Accounting (General) at UCT, and their minimum Maths percentage is 60. Should I apply or not? And if I apply, will I be accepted or will I just be wasting my money?

    Thanks

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, places for BCom Accounting are really competitive at UCT. I would be surprised if you got in even if your matric final maths made it up over 60%. I would go for UWC and if you’re willing to move – UJ is also a good option.

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  45. Thula
    Thula says:

    Hi, I have a National Diploma in Accounting from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. I would like to do a Bcom in accounting at UNISA. Does that mean i shud start from 1st year since iv studied at CPUT?

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  46. Monique
    Monique says:

    Good day,
    I am turning 30 this year, finished my matric in 2004 with endorsement, got Afrikaans HG C and English HG B with Mathematics SG D, is there any way that I can get age exemption for Bcom Accounting?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Yes, you can apply for age exemption. You might be required to write a Maths and English competency test to show that you are able to study at tertiary level.

      Reply
  47. Sizwe
    Sizwe says:

    Hi I am Sizwe in Cape town. I’m in engineering just completed my N4 electrical at a TVET college with 5 subjects all passed with more than 80% each including Maths and Science. Now I want to do a BSC in Computer Science at UCT or UWC, do these two universities recognize the N4 certificate from TVET college or are they going it? I know CPUT accept N4 but they don’t have Comp science. I also have grade 12 with 75% in IsiXhosa (HL) and 55% in English

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Sizwe, Yes your NVC is recognized by universities and you can use it to apply. At UCT you also need to write the National Benchmark Tests but you don’t need to have this for UWC. Places at UCT for Computer Science are highly competitive but UWC is easier to access.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      I’m not sure if you are asking about a BCom (Accounting) which can lead to being a chartered accountant or a NDip (Cost and Management Accounting). For a BCom, the only option in SA is at UJ where you need 70%+ to be eligible for the extended year program. They also offer a National Diploma with maths lit 60%+ and slightly easier on the entrance points. You will be able to find other NDip options with Maths Lit and there are lots of jobs in finance apart from being a chartered accountant.

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  48. Mpyana Dipuo
    Mpyana Dipuo says:

    Hi i have N6 Financial management from college and i want to become a CA and i want to study at UNISA so will they allow me to register for Admission with my NQF 4 – NQF 6 from college? because i have passed my maths literacy with 50%

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, They should consider your N6 however they might require you to write a maths exam to check that your maths standard is strong enough for the degree. The best thing is to phone admissions and ask them. Then if they agree that you can apply you should make sure that they have noted your N6 and are not looking at your matric results to determine course entrance.

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  49. Mpyana Dipuo
    Mpyana Dipuo says:

    Hi i have N6 Financial management from college and i want to become a CA and i want to study at UNISA so will they allow me to register for Admission with my NQF 4 – NQF 6 from college?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Yes they should consider your N6 for admission. Just make sure you follow up your application and keep reminding them about your N6 as the systems are really set up for paperwork for matric certificates only so they do make mistakes.

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  50. milly's sister
    milly's sister says:

    hy..my little sister is in grade 9.want to be CA after finishing school.so she wants to know what subject she have to do at high school next year.please help her

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  51. Sizwe
    Sizwe says:

    Hi Kart I did not do NCV, I did the Nated course that’s where I got 4 distinctions including Mathematics and Engineering science in electrical engineering N4, does UCT and UWC recognize the nated course combined with the two languages from my matric ? I want to do computer science.

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  52. Khaya
    Khaya says:

    Hi Kart
    I’d like to find out whether I am allowed to register for two-year CTA programme or do I need to start afresh and do BCompt, Is there a short way to study towards CA(SA) for a 30 year old guy ?

    I have a B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering ( Graduated in 2016 April) and 10 years of experience in Engineering Projects.

    I want to study towards CA(SA).

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  53. Thabo Masuku
    Thabo Masuku says:

    Hi I am currently doing my second year B.com at University of Swaziland. In year one i did the following courses and their marks:
    Intriduction to financial Acc 80%
    Descriptive statistics 74%
    Academic Communication skills 72%
    Business Computing 72%
    Intro to principles of microecon 75%
    Intro to principles of macroecon 74%
    GNS( HIV/AIDS) 65%
    Maths 74%
    Maths(calculas for business) 85%
    principles of management 70%
    principles of Marketing 78%
    principles of finance 70%
    academic communication skills2 72%
    intermediate financial Acc 77%

    i want to do CA at UCT after my second year here…..will i be able to enroll if i maintain my performance or i will have to up it and what level will i start in?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, If you are doing BCom general it does not lead to the possibility of being an accountant. You need to do BCom Accounting for four years then write the three board exams over at least the next three years. I’m sure you have a careers adviser at your college. Go and ask. 🙂

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Siyabonga, The best place to ask will be at your own university as they have designed the various courses and will see if you will have gaps and advise you how to manage this. Phone them up and ask. There is usually a cut off date for changing courses so do it soon: 021 959 3901

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  54. Siya
    Siya says:

    Hey…Is it possible for my Currently 22yrz old sister to apply for SciMathUs at Stellenbosh University for 2017…If she matriculated in 2013 and again upgraded her Mathematics marks in 2015…….really need ur answer plz?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, The only option is at UJ where you can take an extended year program as long as your maths lit score is over 70%. Kath

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You only need maths to do BCom (accounting) at main universities. Universities of technology may require additional subjects for their National Diploma.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You need to pass your BCom (accounting) first. You should inquire at the institute you hope to study at for the best way to upgrade your matric qualification. Also, you might like to know that UJ will accept for BCom (accounting) with maths lit code 6, into the extended year program.

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  55. Leno morapedi
    Leno morapedi says:

    and I have financial management N6 but I did maths lit thats why I am studying a higher certificate to be able to qualify to do a degree if I am not mistaken

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  56. Sbahle
    Sbahle says:

    Hi am i was currently upgrading my maths mark this year but i have been accepted to study a national Diploma in accounting. The dream is to be a CA. What are the next steps after doing the diploma in order for me to reach CA

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You will need to apply after your NDip for a BCom (accounting). After you complete this you write 3 board exams over 3 years to qualify as a CA. It is a long hard road but the good news is that their are lots of finance related jobs you can do along the way without being a fully qualified CA. The easiest way into a BCom will be to apply to an institute that offers the NDip as well as the BCom. UJ is a good option. Otherwise you will have to keep checking with admissions that they are looking at your NDip qualification and not your Matric. Not all institutes are well set up for unusual admissions. Well done on your upgrade! Kath

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  57. Hellen
    Hellen says:

    Hi Karth

    I would like to know which bridging subjects/courses can I use to be able to study Bcomp. I have done Maths at school but failed it .I have been working in finance field for +/-5 years so I have a little knowledge of some things. Any advice you can give on which courses can I take in order to follow the accountant path?

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  58. T
    T says:

    Hi I have just passed my Grade 11 and gonna be doing grade 12 next year 2017 so problem is I would really like to study at wits university and become CA but the problem is that I got 50% for my maths and wondering if there’s a possibility of being accepted like should I just apply at wits and really work hard in grade 12 because I believe that I’m more than capable of getting excellent marks

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You are unlikely to be accepted at WITS with Gr 11 maths at 50%. UJ will be a better option for you. It is slightly easier to get into and also offers an extended year program if your marks indicate that you are not quite ready for the course. You still get the same qualification in the end. They also offer National Diplomas in finance as a second option, if you don’t make it for the Bachelor degree.

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  59. Thapelo
    Thapelo says:

    hi I’m going to do matric next year but I don’t know which course to do after matric, I’m doing commercial stream with maths lit and in accounting I get lower marks please help.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Have a look at National Diplomas at your local college or university of technology in business management, office management or financial management.

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  60. Tshiamo
    Tshiamo says:

    hey Kath, I have just decided that I want to be an accountant but I’m not sure if I qualify and if I do which University can you recommend for me to apply to, let it be in Gauteng or North West. I got 69% maths lit and 65% English.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Unfortunately you don’t qualify for accounting. You can try for National Diploma, Business Management or Financial Management at your local college or university of technology. Colleges are still open for applications but university of technology is likely closed for 2017 courses.

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  61. Boitumelo
    Boitumelo says:

    Hi

    i have Diploma in financial management from the college and Higher certificate in accounting Science from UNISA..so do i qualify to study a 3 year Bcom in accounting science or im gonna start from first year or second year?

    Best regards,
    Boitumelo Somo

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Each institute has its own (secret) way of working out whether or not you get course credits for previous studies so I can’t answer you. When you apply you also apply for advanced standing or course credit and then if they accept your application they will assess whether you get credits. The easiest application is to the same institute where you got your Diploma because then they are very aware of the course content.

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  62. Wandile
    Wandile says:

    Hi Kath,

    I am going to be doing my first year in BCom(Accounting) at Wits. Is it possible to change to BCom(Accounting Science) in my 2nd year? How else can I transfer to the CA Stream?

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  63. Bengs
    Bengs says:

    Hi Kath, I want to do accounting science at Free state university next year. I got 50% in math and 79% in accounting in grade 11. I hear that accounting science it’s a very difficult course I just want your advice do you think I will be able to cope and pass in record time?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You need a minimum of 60% to get into UFS for B(Acc). It is possible to improve your maths by 10% if you put in lots of practice this year and ask for help when you need it. You should also apply for something that is EASIER to get into in case you don’t get the maths mark you need. I suggest you also apply to UJ as they have an extended year program for accounting for those who don’t have strong enough maths marks to catch up on their maths skills.

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  64. sinalo
    sinalo says:

    i am going to do bcom management science (EDP), i couldn’t do BAcc because of My Mathematics …so i was wondering if i could change to BAcc and my second year of bcom management science will i be able to do that so i could become CA (SA)

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  65. Kwundwi
    Kwundwi says:

    Hello, I want to accounting science at Wits. I got 64% for maths and 77% for accounting. I’m in grade 12 this year but I’m really confused because people are scaring me they say accounting science is too difficult. I want to know if it’s ry that difficult because I want to finish 3 years straight

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You will be more likely to be accepted if you apply for UJ as they have an extended year program if your maths is not strong enough and they also have Diplomas in Financial Management if you don’t make it for a degree at first. You can upgrade from your diploma to a degree later.

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  66. Faheem
    Faheem says:

    Hi Kath Morse

    Because i had maths lit on school, I am currently at CPUT going in for my 3rd year in NHC Accountancy but the dream is to become apply at UWC to become a Chartered Accountant. Is there anyway i can make that happen?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Yes you can apply for a degree with a NHC. They should take into account your results. Best thing to do would be to walk over to UWC admissions building and ask to speak to a course advisor.

      Reply
      • Faheem
        Faheem says:

        So i can apply for the course to become a Chartered Accountant? Can i go after my third year or do i need Btech? You wouldn’t mind giving your cell so i could call you? Because my father wouldn’t believe me if i told him myself.

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  67. Lihle
    Lihle says:

    I am currently doing a second year in Bcom financial accounting at uwc.I want to know if it would be possible to add a year after this degree and get a bcom accounting degree

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  68. NONHLANHLA
    NONHLANHLA says:

    HEY CAN I GET HELP I DONT HAVE MATHS ON MY MATRIC AND I WANT TO BE A CA AND I DONT HAVE MONEY TO GO TO SCHOOL FOR IT WANT CAN I DO TO ACHIEVE IT

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  69. Alison Willemse
    Alison Willemse says:

    Hi Kath. My son is in grade 11. Was moved to maths lit and obtained 90% for mid term in private school. Now being told to drop accounting although obtained 68%. Is this correct? Are you forced to drop accounting when you have maths lit? I am lost and need advise. Wants to do bridging course and then CA

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, There is an option for studying accounting with maths lit at University of Johannesburg. I’m not sure why the school is advising that he drops accounting. Why don’t you go meet with them and hear what they are recommending? https://www.uj.ac.za/studyatUJ/sec/Documents/Undergraduate%20Prospectus%202017.pdf page 20, need maths lit over 70% and an APS of 28 (minimum). It is an extended year program which means your basic three year degree takes four years to complete but you get the same qualification at the end and can go on to honors and your accountancy board exams. A

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  70. Lumka
    Lumka says:

    I made an error in my previous post. The qualification I currently hold is a National Diploma in Finance and Accounting. I want to work my way up to becoming A CA one day. What’s the next step?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You need to apply for a BCom (Accounting). Make sure you attach your NDip to the application then phone applications after you’ve submitted to make sure that they have noticed you have a NDip. Mostly tertiary application processes are set up for looking at matric results and they tend to overlook higher qualifications. After you are accepted you can apply for RPL – Recognition of Prior Learning. If one of your courses overlaps substantially with one of the BCom courses, you will not have to take that subject. If you don’t get any RPL credits, it will take you 4 years to complete your BCom with honors. You then apply to write the board exams. There are three exams and you can only write one per year. So as you can see, it is a long road to becoming a CA however you will be able to work along the way, earn money and gain experience.

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  71. Randy
    Randy says:

    Hey, I’m a grade 12 student who got 58% for pure maths as the final year mark in grade 11, my grade 12 term 1 mark has dropped to 49% …my Accounting mark in grade 11 was 65%, for grade 12 term 1 it has dropped to 59% … my english mark for grade 11 was 77% and for grade 12 term 1 it has dropped down to 71% … Can I still study accounting?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Randy, If you maths stays on 49% you can’t study accounting. However, I wouldn’t panic yet. It is normal for marks to take a dip in term 1 & 2 of Grade 12. By the time you’ve written your mid years and then your mocks you will start to see those marks come back. When it’s time to do applications, I recommend that you apply firstly for the place in the course that you want and then secondly for a National Diploma (Financial Accounting) at a University of Technology. That will give you the best chance of being accepted into something in the financial area.

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  72. Willy M
    Willy M says:

    Hi, I achieved the following in my matric LO 5, ENG FAL 5, MATHS 5, HOME L 6, COM APP TECH 2, GEOG 4 AND L SCNCE 4. I WANT TO STUDY BCOM FIN ACC(EXTENDED) OR BSC MATHS AND STATS(EXTENDED). IS IT WORTH IT? CAN I MAKE IT? MIND YOU I EXCEL IN TRIGONOMETRY, CALCULUS, FIN MATHS, STATISTICS, ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY AND PROBABILITY BUT I EXPERIENCE A PROBLEM WITH LOGARITHM AND A ALGEBRA. I ALSO DONT HAVE ACC AS A MATRIC SUBJECT.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You don’t need accounting as a matric subject to study accounting at a university. If you apply to somewhere like UJ, UWC or UKZN, I think you can make it. These universities have good support systems to make sure that you succeed. If you start with BCom(Accounts) and find that you can’t manage the maths, you can still complete a BCom degree.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      After BCom honors you get a job and do your articles at the same time. So yes, you are paid. It is hard work to pass all three board exams and many people do not finish. Fortunately there are lots of jobs in finance without making it to CA.

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  73. Mnoneleli
    Mnoneleli says:

    Hi Kath I’m a student at Mangosuthu doing public: finance and Accounting ,problem is that I’m not comfortable bcz I want to be a CA so I don’t knw what can I do when I finished my diploma plz help me

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      You can apply for BCom (Accounting) when you are done with your diploma. You can use your diploma for the application process. Make sure that the applications office at the institute you apply for notices that you have a diploma. They are mostly only set up to notice your matric certificate. I suggest that you apply to UJ as they have a Diploma themselves and that means they understand the value of the qualification you are getting.

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  74. john keba
    john keba says:

    I am doing a learnership this year and i just finished matric last year , So my only problem is that i only managed level 2 for maths and requirements for studying diploma in accounting at UNISA say that i must have at least level 3 in maths ,so how can i meet the requirements with my maths been level 2 ?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You could rewrite maths this year and try and improve it. Otherwise, You can take the Accounting Certificate at UNISA. There is no maths requirements. Once you pass that you can apply for the diploma at UNISA.

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  75. Kristen D
    Kristen D says:

    Hi Kath, I have a Btech in Accountancy.I would like to know if you have any advice of the next step I should take as I am torn between becoming and internal auditor or to go the CA route.

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  76. Tlhoni
    Tlhoni says:

    Hi Kath,I wanna study Bcom Acc in Stellenbosch.I am aware that I need Maths 60% and Accounting 70%.Or 70% in Maths in not doing accounting but I am not sure how they calculate tbe points for IEB.
    Kindly assist me in calculating the points in IEB for UCT and Stellenbosch

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  77. Phiwokuhle
    Phiwokuhle says:

    HI Kath im pursuing diploma in accounting but i have a problem.My problem is that i want become a chartered accountant …what can i do or what should i do?.In the university that im currently in; they dont offer Btech or degree in accounting and it is also not accredited by saica.I really dont know what to do,and i have impressing marks with distictions

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Where are you studying? If you are studying towards a National Diploma, you can do a BTech through UNISA or other UNiverstiy of Technology. If your course isn’t accredited though then you will have to start again.

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  78. Siviwe
    Siviwe says:

    Good day Kath

    I have N6 in Financial Management from college , have 18 months doing practical now I’m in the process of applying for my diploma !

    is it posible to study btech for me or do Advanced Diploma at UNISA when i have recieved my Diploma ? because FM N6 is NQF L5 n Diploma is NQF L6

    all I want is to be CA(SA)

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Yes you can do BTech at your institute or at UNISA and from there you can go on to become a CA. I posted some details about this in another blog comment recently. Have a look. Kath

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  79. Donald
    Donald says:

    hi, i’m donald and i want to study bcom in accounting science. i’m currently studying national diploma in accounting at TUT so is it possible to be credited and how long will it take me do complete that degree as i have national diploma in account ?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Donald, I didn’t see that you sent two messages. If you have passed at least one year of your NDip you can use those results to apply to UNISA for a BCom. You may be credited. They will review your courses and their courses and make a decision. You can contact them and ask if you want to know before you apply. Alternatively you can complete your NDip and apply for a BTech. You can still go on to be an accountant with a BTech.

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  80. Donald
    Donald says:

    hi, i have level 3 in maths, level 5 in accounting and level 4 in English but my APS is 24 . So can i be admitted at unisa for bcom in accounting science?

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, yes you have options. You can apply to UJ for BCom(Accounts), extended year program. This gives you an extra year to complete the degree so that you can catch up your maths. Also you can apply for a National Diploma in Financial Accounting at a University of Technology and then a BTech. After that there is a way for you to still register as an accountant. Kath

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  81. Adam Thomas
    Adam Thomas says:

    Hi there, I am a grade 11 learner with maths and accounting marks, so far, of 85% and 79% respectively. I have obtained an 87% aggregate but am unsure as to whether I am cut out to be a CA with my accounting mark of 79%, which is the reason why I am seeking advice. Much appreciated, Adam.

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can study accounting at university without studying accounting at school. It is a different system. Your maths mark is the important one and it is looking good. If you keep working hard you can also expect your grades to improve. If you haven’t done a work shadow yet, make sure that you do. There are so many options in the world of finance and a work shadow is the best way to start to find your deeper interests. All the best, Kath

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  82. Abby
    Abby says:

    Hi there, I’ve completed my National Diploma in Management at CPUT in 2008. I’d like to study to become a CA but not sure how to go about it and will I get credits for the subjects I’ve completed already.
    Many thanks

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Abby, You can take a BTech in Accounting (not available through CPUT) and then take a bridging year at UCT for accounting. From there you can go on to your board exams. Kath

      Reply
  83. Zoe Danda
    Zoe Danda says:

    Hi
    I want to become a CA . But i have a degree in Banking already last year i did a bridging Programme in Accountancy at UJ. Im not sure where to start at the moment which universities have part time accounting programmes. And are there places where i can convert my degree from banking to accounting to cut the process short

    Regard’s

    Reply
  84. Vuyile Mdladla
    Vuyile Mdladla says:

    High im vuyile Mdladla and I am a grade 9 student about to choose my subjects for next year im not sure which subjects to pick but accounting is going to be one of them because I excel at EMS I got 100% for term 1 and 92% for term 2 , im interested in becoming a Charted Accountant after school , im currently doing an LO Project and I need to know what subjects and how many points do I need to apply

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Your most important subject is maths. You actually don’t need to take accounting to be able to study accounting at a university. To become an accountant you take a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. This takes 3 years. Then you take an honors year (1 more year). Then you get a job and whilst you are working and learning about accounting you take the board exams. There are 3 board exams and you can write one per year. Lots of people fail the first time they write so it can take much longer to finish qualifying. To find out the entrance requirements for the university near you: search for the name of the university plus “pdf prospectus” eg: “university of johannesburg pdf prospectus” This will take you to a link with a document that has all the entrance requirements. To find accounting hit “ctrl f” This opens a find box. Then type “accounting” and go through the document until the word accounting is showing you the entrance requirements. If you struggle you can email me at kathsaili@gmail.com

      Reply
  85. Linda
    Linda says:

    Good day, my son is doing his second year in Bcom Accounting (4years) but now he failed his accounting and he so down and discouraged because he wants to be a CA. What can he do.

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Failure is part of life. He should do it again. It doesn’t matter if it takes an extra year to finish the degree. Next time around he should work harder and ask for help when he doesn’t understand something.

      Reply
  86. Mbulelo
    Mbulelo says:

    Hi Guys, I’m Mbulelo,is it possible for me to study CA? I did Accounting at high until Grade 11, then I went to the college to do Office Admin, which has Mathematical Literacy. but my dream still stands, “I want to be a CA”. is that possible?
    please advise.

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Yes it is still possible. Apply for a National Diploma (Financial Accounting). If you pass that nicely, apply for a BTech. Then do a conversion year at a recognised university. Then you can do your board exams over the next three years. If you don’t make it all the way through, there are lots of finance jobs along the way. You don’t have to be a CA to work with finance and accounting.

      Reply
  87. Yunisha
    Yunisha says:

    I have level 3 for both accounting and mathematics (40%+) in matric
    Where do I go an apply for a CA(SA) and is my marks good enough? If not what should or can I do about it?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Your matric is NQF4. If you are really set on accounting then you will need to start with a Higher Certificate (Finance). This will take you two years to complete and it is NQF5. So it is a higher qualification than your matric. You can then use your Higher Certificate to apply for BCom(Accounting) or NDip(Finance). This is the best path for you, I think. Kath

      Reply
  88. Nontombi
    Nontombi says:

    Hi, I want to be an Accountant but I didn’t do well in Maths at school so what are my options? I have 2 Accounting and 1 Maths and B’s on others

    Reply
  89. Phemelo
    Phemelo says:

    Hi.I want to become an accountant but the problem is that I’m doing math lit..but I also have accounting is it possible to become an accountant when doing math lit

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can study accounting with maths lit at UJ, extended year program, but you must do very well in maths lit to get in. Otherwise you can take a National Diploma in Accounting at a university of technology. If you want to go further you can take a BTech and a conversion course and then you are eligible to write your board exams. Kath

      Reply
  90. Lulama
    Lulama says:

    Hey I am Lulama, I am doing National Diploma in Accounting at Mangosuthu University of Technology. I want to become a Charted Accountant someday but I don’t know what to study after complete my BTech, can you please help.

    Reply
  91. Libuseng
    Libuseng says:

    hi
    I studied Entrepreneurship and got BA honours degree in entrepreneurship, I want to be a chartered accountant can I qualify and how long will it cost me to study

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      You will need to do a conversion course at a registered institute. It will take one year. I don’t know the fees. Then you will be eligible to write your board exams. There are three board exams and you can only write one per year. You will be able to work and study at the same time. Contact the South African Accounting Association for more details – http://www.saaa.org.za/

      Reply
  92. Katlego Oregomoditse Rasegoete
    Katlego Oregomoditse Rasegoete says:

    Hello, I’m currently writing my finals as an undergrad at UJ in BCom Accounting and I need advice on something, may I please have your email address? By the way this is a really great platform, kudos!

    Reply
  93. Fathima Sattar
    Fathima Sattar says:

    Hi

    I’m doing maths lit presently and accounting in school , is it possin0ble for me to do a B.com and then become a CA

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can do a BCom at UJ only. You must get over 70% in maths lit and an APS of 28. You can then become an accountant but not a chartered accountant. Kath

      Reply
  94. sanele
    sanele says:

    hi i am sanele a grade11learner at east rand school of the arts i am doing maths, accounting , music and design but i want to study b.com accounting will i be able to?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Sanele, You can as long as your maths mark is strong enough and also your overall grades. Your subject selection is fine. Kath

      Reply
  95. Andile
    Andile says:

    Hy
    I have completed my matric with Accounting at 78%,maths lit at 82%,English fal 78%,Zul Hl 86%;L.o 93%Economics 88%,BSTD 88%

    WHICH COURSE CAN I DO PLEASE HELP ME ??

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, In the accounting field you can do a NDip Financial Accounting at a University of Technology or TVET College. You would also be eligible for BCom (Accounting) at UJ. UJ is the only place offering BCom with Maths Lit. If you didn’t apply anywhere and want to study this year then TVET is your only option. Congratulations on your results – they are fantastic! Kath

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    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Bongile, You will need to apply for a BCom (Accounting) using your N6 results. Universities are not well set up to consider results higher than matric so you will have to keep reminding admissions that you are applying with your N6 diploma not your N4 matric certificate. I suggest you try for UJ or other university that offers NDip as they will be more likely to recognise your qualifications. Kath

      Reply
  96. Lucky
    Lucky says:

    hi, my company want me to further my studies, and am in finance department. I want to do BCOM ACCOUNTING so I’m not sure if my matric result will make me qualify for it. please advise the possibility of this. I’ve done some few course also.

    Reply
  97. Benevolence
    Benevolence says:

    Hello.I’m Benevolence Manganyi from giyani, i am in grade 10 and i am studying accounting, economics, business studies and maths literacy. Isn’t possible that i can studying CA at university or college

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can not study to be a CA with maths literacy however you can study accounting and many other finance options. The better your marks are, the more options you have. Kath

      Reply
  98. Prince Mnisi
    Prince Mnisi says:

    Hi I’m prince ,i’ve completed matric with code 6 Eng ,code 6 HL ,code 5 Acc & code 1 maths and I’ve passed all the other subjects very well.then I enrolled for Business Administration NQF 4 at I college.I want to do a Bcom degree ,do I have any possibility of admission at a recognised university

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Unfortunately you cannot do a BCom with code 1 maths. It’s possible that if you complete a National Diploma (NQF6) first, that you may be admitted to a BCom based on your NDip results rather than your matric results. Kath

      Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can use your completed diploma to apply for a BCom(Accounting- CA Route) and complete an honors year (4 years). Alternatively you can do a BTech (Accounting) then a conversion course at a registered CA institute. After either the BCom or conversion course you need to pass your board exams over at least three years. There are many other finance related jobs besides CA so if you don’t make it all the way, you can still have a great job. Kath

      Reply
  99. Mlamuli Nkonzo Dinwa
    Mlamuli Nkonzo Dinwa says:

    i’m doing B.com(accounting) 3yrs at UNIZULU and my hope is to be CA not an accounted only…. how should i become an CA?

    Reply
  100. Londiwe
    Londiwe says:

    Hi. I am doing N.D in Accounting. I want to be an Accountant. So I want to know that, if I do a B.Tech in Cost and Management in Accounting, can I still become an Accountant? And what will be my next move after a B.Tech

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Londiwe, After you BTech you will need a one year conversion course at a recognised university. You then write your board exams, one per year for three years (or longer if you don’t get through in one go – most people don’t). You can contact SAICA for more information. https://www.saica.co.za/Default.aspx They will give you advice over the phone. If you don’t make it all the way for CA there are many other well paid and prestigious finance careers. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  101. RYAN
    RYAN says:

    How hard is it for me to do a BAccounting at Stellenbosch university having not done accounting In school? ( I do however get high 80s for maths) and have been accepted to the degree.

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Ryan, High school accounting teaches you about one particular accounting system that no one actually uses at university or in the real world. So whilst it is helpful to give you a general intro to the field, it is not specifically helpful in giving you knowledge of the university subject. Which means you will be fine 🙂 As it seems you are taking a gap year, you could register for accounting at a TVET College for semester 2. That will be a good intro for you. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  102. milan
    milan says:

    Good day,

    I am currently working in the Finance Department at SAP SA, I completed my Diploma in Financial Accounting in 2012, and woudl like to furhter my Studies, i eventually want to be the FD of our COmpany, but first the FM, what courses can i do to enhance my skills? or what should i go study further?

    Any advice would help me

    thank you

    Reply
  103. Ayanda Phakathi
    Ayanda Phakathi says:

    good day
    I am currently in grade 12 and I would really love to become a cjartered accountant and I’m planning on applying with my March results,is it okay?and what are the minimum requirements

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can apply with your end of Grade 11 results and your March results. The minimum requirements are different at each institute but your maths mark is always important. If you email me with your report I can advise you about where you will have the best chance. kathsaili@gmail.com Kind regards, Kath

      Reply
  104. Fortune
    Fortune says:

    Hi, I have National N Diploma in Financial Management 3 years qualification 18 months theoretical and 18 months experiential learning 360 credits. Do I qualify to to study with unisa Bachelor of commerce In Financial Accounting Sciences?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can use your NDip when you apply for a BCom. Whether or not you qualify depends on your results. You will need to contact UNISA admissions and ask them as they only list matric entrance requirements on their website. Kath

      Reply
  105. Yasmin
    Yasmin says:

    Please can you assist me. My son wants to do a become a CA. If he applies at CPUT, what diploma does he apply for?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, If his marks are strong enough for a BCom(Accounting ) at UWC then he will be better off as the route to CA is more direct that way. Otherwise, he can do NDip (Financial Accounting) followed by BTech (Financial Accounting) followed by a conversion course at a recognised institute (1 year) then start with his board exams (three exams over at least three years) whilst working. You can find out more by contacting SAICA – https://www.saica.co.za/ The good news is that there are many financial jobs apart from being a CA so if he doesn’t make it all the way (and most people don’t) then he will still have a great job. Kath

      Reply
  106. Lenushca
    Lenushca says:

    Good morning, I am currently studying towards a Diploma in Financial Accounting. What do I need to do after I abtained my Diploma to study to become a CA? Thank you.

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      After your NDip you do a BTech (financial accounting) then a conversion course at a recognised institute (you can get a list from SAICA https://www.saica.co.za/Default.aspx). Then you continue on with your board exams, one per year for three years. If you phone SAICA they can give you advice. Kath

      Reply
  107. Onwabe Nzuzo
    Onwabe Nzuzo says:

    Greetings. i finished my matric last year in hope of going to study accountancy but i found myself in IT. Nothetheless I’d like to study accountancy or start at the bottom with financial management. I’ve always wanted to study accounting, but i did maths literacy in high school. So where to from here. Do i still apply with my maths literacy ?

    Reply
  108. LILIAN
    LILIAN says:

    Hi Kath,
    My name is Lilian, I am a third year student with ICB doing financial accounting, i still want to continue with my studies after am done with my fourth year next year from here can i qualify to do my degrees or maybe honors.

    Reply
  109. kutlwano
    kutlwano says:

    hi can someone send me an email with all the universities that offer finance or accounting with maths lit asap thank you

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, I think the only one is UJ. UJ offer BCom accounting or finance (not CA stream) with Maths Lit. UWC and a few others offer BCom general with Maths Lit. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  110. Kholiswa
    Kholiswa says:

    Hi my daughter wants to do accounting but she is not sure whether to do pure maths or maths literacy please help what’s required the most??

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, There are many jobs in finance, some require maths and some you can take maths lit. If she scores over 60% for maths on her term 2 report then I would recommend that she continues with maths. There are more options for her that way including CA. However, if her maths is under 60% in Grade 9 or if it drops under 50% in Grade 10 or 11 and she can’t recover it, then she should change to maths literacy. This will give her the best chance of getting a good matric pass and being able to study further. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  111. Ntokozo
    Ntokozo says:

    Hi,I want to be a Chartered Accountant I got 58% in maths and 59% in accounting, will I qualify for bcom Accounting?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, I don’t think you are going to qualify for BCom Accounting however there are many other careers in finance that you could qualify for – BCom Finance or NDip Financial Accounting. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  112. Othembelel
    Othembelel says:

    I’m doing my third year at wsu in internal auditing..but i want to be a CA..what shall i do after my btech maybe next year..please assist

    Reply
  113. Sbuda Baloyi
    Sbuda Baloyi says:

    Hey! I matriculated in 2017 and I got a 44% in maths. I am not really a maths fan but I am willing to learn its financial aspect for the sake of the extended accounting degree that I have applied to study in 2019. I also applied for logistics, both of these applications are at UJ and I have been accepted for both. My primary concern is if I choose to do the Accounting Extended Degree, will they have the challenging maths such as they did in high school because i hate geometry and functions. What do you guys suggest I do; logistics or accounting????????

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, The purpose of the extended degree is to to give you an extra year to build the skills you need to complete the degree. This will include improving your maths. I don’t know enough about accounting options to answer your question. I suggest you contact UJ College of Business and Economics and ask to get the contact details for the course convener for each of your options. Phone the course conveners and ask about the course content : +27 11 559 4555 You can probably also find a list of subjects for your each of your courses, online. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  114. Ronewa
    Ronewa says:

    Studying NHC Accountancy first year now. Just to make sure. Route to C.A I will study further national diploma, where to from there?

    Reply
  115. luvo vellem
    luvo vellem says:

    hi
    my name is luvo, i passed my matric(2017) with four distinctions in Accounting(92%), Maths Lit(85%), economics(85%),business studies(84%) and with code 5 in life orientation(65%) and english(67%).
    i am currently registered at cput for nhc accountancy, and id like to be a Chartered Accountant.
    can i be credited with my academic record for my first year at the university of cape town for bachelor of accounting or at any other institution?
    secondly which bursary can accept my application for bcom accounting with maths lit?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi Luvo, You can include your NDip results in an application to university however I don’t think UCT will accept you with Maths Lit. I suggest you phone their admissions department and ask them. You can apply to UJ though for BCom (Financial Accounting). They will take you with Maths Lit however I don’t think it is the CA stream. You can also stay with your NDip, do a BTech then a conversion course at a recognized institute (like UCT). If you look on the SAICA website or phone them they can advise you as to pathway options. https://www.saica.co.za/ All the best, Kath

      Reply
  116. koliswa
    koliswa says:

    Hi Kath, what is the possible route or option that I can take?
    I am a 52 year old lady as an educator with Bcom Acc graduated in 2000 and a full Saipa member and I am very much passionate about accounting career.

    Reply
  117. Zaky
    Zaky says:

    Hi Kath, I am a student at the Durban University of technology in KZN. I am currently studying Cost and Management accounting and plan on doing my Btech as well. However i really wanted to become a Chartered Accountant. Is it still possible? If so how many more years will it take? Please reply via email 🙂

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, One of your languages is missing. The biggest problem here is your maths. You really have to push to get it over 50% otherwise you are going to have trouble getting into any tertiary course. Selection for accounting is based on your overall marks but particularly your maths mark. You could apply for a National Diploma (Financial Accounting) and have a good chance of getting in, particularly if you improve your maths mark. You would need at least 70% to have a chance at a BCom (Accounting). Fortunately there are lots of options in finance and you can continue to develop your qualifications over a number of years. All the best, Kath

      Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, It mostly depends on your grades. Maths is the most important. If your maths is good enough to get into BCom (Accounting) then you don’t actually need accounting. If it is not strong enough then you will be applying for NDip (Accounting) at a University of technology. In that case you may need accounting as a subject. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  118. boitshwarelo
    boitshwarelo says:

    Hi, My name is Boitshwarelo Selebogo. I am very passionate about accounting. I got 73% in accounting and unfortunately failed math by 24%. I then furthered my studies at Central Johannesburg TVET college,I did financial management I obtained an N6 certificate. Currently I am searching for internships to complete my coarse so I get my diploma.My question is can I get my degree with n N6 certificate only and how do i go about that ?? and what career path can I take with that kind of degree??

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, After your certificate, you do a National Diploma, then a BTech then a conversion course at UCT or UWC or Stellies, then you do your articles and write the three board exams. It’s a long road but the good news it that there are many jobs in finance so even if you don’t go all the way to the board exams, you will still get a good job. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  119. matimba
    matimba says:

    hi i do i qualify to study CA my matric resulls are as follow
    mathematics 77%
    english FAL 53%
    angricultural sciences 48%
    physical sciences 47%
    life sciences 37%
    HL 77%
    life orientation 60%

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  120. Silindile
    Silindile says:

    hi. i obtained my bcom accounting degree at a non-saica credited institution and i would love to be a CA. i have been told that i should do bridging programme so i can do my bcta and then cta, but i can not find an institution that offers such a programme. please help

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, There is a list of accredited institutes on the SAICA website: https://www.saica.co.za You can also phone them, they’re super helpful. Remember that the course is post-graduate so if you are searching for it at a university, you need to look in the post-grad course prospectus/ handbook. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  121. Zime
    Zime says:

    Hi am doing diploma in finance at mut but i want to do bachelor of finance at uj and am a first yr students can i use my institution result to apply because my matric result is not good

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You can use your diploma results to apply to UJ for the bachelor however they will probably still want to see your matric results. You can also complete your diploma and then a BTech which is equal to the Bachelor degree. If you have NSFAS funding please be aware that you can only get funded for one diploma or degree. You cannot get funding again if you change your course, even if you don’t finish the first course. All the best, Kath

      Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, Generally, studying further increases your chances of employment. The longer you study the more likely you are to be employed and also the more money you are likely to earn. However, it can take some time to get that first job. Some things you can do that will help are: get a job now in anything, this will teach you how to behave in a workplace and will look good on your CV. Volunteer – for the same reasons as getting a job. Look for internship opportunities: many companies offer university students the chance to do holiday work (it may or may not be paid). When you finish university don’t be picky about the salary or status of your first job. First jobs are for showing that you can work in the real world. After that you can start to set your standard higher. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  122. Thapelo
    Thapelo says:

    I am currently studying Financial Information Systems at CUT. I want to study further and become a CA one day but what i would like to know is that will i be credited for my Diploma or will i have to start the Bacc course from first year?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, It depends on where you study. Each institute has it’s own internal evaluation of your work. You won’t really know until you apply although you can try speaking to admissions beforehand and seeing how your NDip will be viewed. I suggest UJ as they have the NDip there. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  123. Thulasizwe Luthuli
    Thulasizwe Luthuli says:

    Hey, my name is Thulasizwe Luthuli and would like to study accounting. I got 66% for Maths, 69%in Physics, 72% English and my APS score is 29 without LO. Which university will take me for a BCom in accounting or for Accounting science?

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, You are not able to get into Chartered Accountant stream however you may be able to get into Financial manager, Accountant, Internal Auditor or Tax Consultant. UJ offer an extended degree program for people with lower APS (like yours), as long as you have over 50% for English? The extended program gives you an extra year to complete the degree and they give you more assistance to make sure you pass. You could also get into a National Diploma in Financial Accounting and take a BTech (4th year) which is then equivalent of the Bachelor degree. Once again, it does not lead to chartered accountant however it can lead to all the other options I mentioned above. You might also check UWC. They have an odd way of calculating APS so I can’t say if you will be eligible or not without seeing all your marks. If your English is under 50% though you are not going to be eligible anywhere without a rewrite. All the best, Kath

      Reply
  124. Siyabonga
    Siyabonga says:

    Hey, Name is Siya, currently doing Bcom general. I would like to
    major in accounting next year. I will do the following modules::

    Financial accounting
    Management accounting
    Taxation
    Company law
    Financial management

    Is it possible to become management accountant or maybe tax
    accountant or financial accountant? What body will I belong in?

    I am currently at uwc. Please I need your response.

    Reply
  125. Charity
    Charity says:

    Hi.i’m Charity. I dont have good matric results but i’my now doing ICB financial Accounting, and Iwant to continue to a degree. Which institution can accept my application and what course should I register for.

    Reply
    • Kath Morse
      Kath Morse says:

      Hi, I don’t know what ICB is. Are you doing a National Diploma? If so, you can continue to a BTech which is equivalent to a Bachelor degree and offered at a University of Technology. Otherwise you can apply with your NDip to a University and they should consider your qualifications as part of your application. You will likely have most success at a university that also offers the NDip. UJ offers both. All the best, Kath

      Reply

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