Computerised Accounting Course Unisa Distance Learning

Searching for a computerised accounting or Pastel course you can study at Unisa, or study from home? Here is a list of computerised bookkeeping courses you can study via distance learning:
  • ICB Short course: Junior Bookkeeper – Computerised Accounting
  • SAGE Pastel Partner End User – Intermediate
  • SAGE Pastel Partner End User – Advanced
  • SAGE Pastel Partner Xpress

How to study Computerised Accounting?

It is necessary that the Bookkeeper be able to complete the regular monthly bookkeeping function on a computer. Learners must demonstrate this proficiency in Microsoft Workplace and the Pastel Accounting Plan.  

How will this course be structured?

In order to finish the Junior Bookkeeper Computerised Bookkeeper, trainees should finish all the following Topics: Computerised Accounting: Workplace Computing Fundamental PC Ideas Dealing with MS Windows and MS Windows Vista Dealing with the Web and Microsoft Web Explorer and Microsoft Outlook Dealing with Microsoft Word Dealing with Microsoft Excel Dealing with Microsoft PowerPoint   Computerised Accounting: Pastel Accounting With this subject the College will supply you with an instructional licence for you to practice your activities and jobs. This licence is valid from the point you register this on your personal computer till the end of that year, thus a calender year licence. Please note that this software MAY NOT be used for business purposes, therefore you MAY NOT trade utilizing this academic licence. Installation and Registration of Pastel Partner V11   Pastel Language Producing and setting up a business in Pastel Partner V11 Develop and Keep General Ledger Accounts Develop and Preserve Provider Accounts Produce and Maintain Client Accounts Create and Maintain Inventory Items Handle Balances and Journals Provider Processing Customer Processing Money Book, Petty Money and Journal Processing Month end Treatments Year End Procedures  

How will I be examined?

When you have actually effectively finished the required projects recommended by Skills Academy, you will need to effectively pass examinations with the ICB. In order to compose tests with the ICB you will need to:
  • Apply to the ICB and register with them to compose their exams
  • Send a Portfolio of Evidence to the ICB on the day of your examinations
You will also be provided by the ICB with a Declaration of Proficiency revealing the particular System Standards that you have actually completed. FASSET will award you with a System Standard Certificate for any Unit Standards that you have actually completed. As Skills Academy values education and appreciates our trainees, your conclusion award will be sent to you by means of carrier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any hold-ups.  

When can I start?

You can start today. If you study through distance learning you can sign up today.  

Distance Learning Bookkeeping Courses

Intrigued in accredited accounting qualifications with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers? Take a look at this list:
  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • FET Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting
  • National Certificate: Small company Financial Management
  • National Certificate: Public Sector Accounting
  • Diploma: Public Sector Accounting
In the past you might study ICB courses at Unisa. This has actually fallen away, and Unisa no longer uses the ICB Courses. Nevertheless, there are many home study colleges offering the ICB courses. So you can still study any of the ICB courses at an accredited home study provider. You can likewise consider studying accounting or bookkeeping courses at Unisa, where these courses are Unisa qualifications, and not ICB qualifications. There are a variety of things you need to consider if you wish to study one of the ICB courses by means of distance learning. Or if you want to study an accounting or accounting course with Unisa.  

ICB Qualifications academic levels

ICB qualifications start at NQF level 3, and goes up to NQF level 6. So you can get in one of the ICB programmes even if you do not have a matric certificate. And if you attain the greatest level ICB certification, then you have a Diploma at NQF level 6. So you are just one level listed below a degree. The ICB Diploma level certifications you can aim for are:
  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF 6).
  • National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF 5).
  • Diploma: Public Sector Accounting (NQF 5).
  • Diploma: Workplace Administration (NQF 6).
If you are aiming for an Unisa degree like the Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting (NQF level 7 certification), then you will need to stick to their entryway requirements of a National Senior Certificate (Matric Certificate) with a Bachelor’s pass; with a minimum of 50% in the language of teaching and at least 60% in Mathematics.  

The entryway criteria for ICB courses.

You can go into any among the ICB programmes at the NQF 3 level. That means you can start their courses with a Grade 9 or Requirement 7 school pass. The ICB also recognise other training you have actually done, your work experience and your age, as factors to consider when you request entry. You have to be able to comprehend the study product, which is in English. The ICB courses begin at a very basic level, so regarding make them available to students from many different academic backgrounds. Often students who left school, can do the ICB courses when they have actually acquired some work experience. Most of the ICB home study trainees are working grownups, who have missed out on the opportunity to finish school, and go on to school based education.  

Selection criteria for ICB trainees.

The ICB has a number of distance learning course suppliers. For these students there are five examination sessions in 2017. A number of these students are home study and part-time study students. Typically trainees who fulfill the academic entryway criteria, will get a place with one of the distance education providers. Students who do not satisfy the scholastic requirements, can still apply. The ICB can give you entrance based on your age; work experience and other training courses you have actually done. The ICB scholastic entry requirements are grade 9 (requirement 7). The ICB programmes all begin at NQF level 3; suggesting that even if you never finished matric, you will still be able to handle the work.  

ICB application and registration process.

To start studying one of the ICB courses you have to take the following steps: Apply to among the course companies. Complete your registration with the course supplier and pay your registration cost and more study costs. Register with the ICB for your examination – you can choose from five test sessions in 2017. You can choose to compose one examination at a time, or register for three or 4 examinations. Pay your exam charges. Get your portfolio of proof from the ICB when you have signed up for the examination. Total your portfolio of proof prior to the test, and take it to the examination session with you. Hand in your exam and your portfolio of proof at the end of your exam. You can get the ICB Application and examination files here: ICB Application Forms.  

ICB trainee number limits.

The ICB does not put a limitation on trainee numbers. If you want to study on a school, at a classroom supplier, then there will be a limitation to the number of seats in the classes. When you select distance learning, you will discover a course supplier that has space for you. Do not wait till the last minute. Make sure you apply early, to offer yourself the very best chance.  

ICB Charges.

When you sign up with the ICB, you have to remember the following different costs:. Course service provider costs – costs you pay the college where you study. ICB student membership yearly charges. Exam charges. Here is a link to a comprehensive short article on all the fees you have to comprehend. ICB Registration Fees 2017.  

ICB tests.

The ICB offers 5 exam sessions for home study students in 2017. You will find the complete list of ICB exam dates and subjects here. ICB Evaluation Dates 2017.  

Trainee success with the ICB.

The ICB recognizes and guarantees the quality of training provided by their training companies. They set the exams, and they set the syllabus. They approve the study materials. And in this method the ICB guarantees that trainees get the very best opportunity possible. The ICB likewise inspects its certified providers. And they even do surprise evaluations. With this vigorous work done to ensure quality education, and to ensure students get great support, study materials, and certified speakers – pass rates are high. On the planet of work, you will find that employers are happy to spend for their personnel to study with the ICB. Because they know that their staff will discover genuine skills they can utilize in the workplace, and they understand that the trainees have a very good opportunity of passing. Trainees who struggle, can reword any exam, so you get more than as soon as opportunity to pass and complete your course.  

Acknowledgment for your research studies.

On the ICB program, you get recognition for each level of the programme you pass. So as you pass a level, you will get a certificate to acknowledge your success. This suggests that if you never ever complete the entire program, you still have a certificate for each level to put on your wall. Your college may likewise offer you a subject conclusion for every single subject you total. The plan is that you don’t walk away empty-handed once you have passed a subject or a level in the program.  

The difference between accounting courses and bookkeeping courses.

At the ICB bookkeeping courses refer the lower levels of the program. As you continue to the higher levels, the credentials names change to “Accounting”. So “accounting” is just the initial levels, and “accounting” is the greater levels. When you work as a bookkeeper, you are mainly hectic with the accurate recording of a company’s transactions and finances. As you get promoted, you may begin working on the analysis and reporting on those numbers. Then you are an accounting professional.  

Study Products and Textbooks.

When you study from home with Skills Academy, all your textbooks and study notes are included in your course fees. The distance learning study materials are authorized and prescribed by the ICB, so you know that you are getting the ideal study products to pass your ICB exams.  


The ICB has numerous examination centres throughout South Africa. If you are not close enough to an exam centre, then you can request personal invigilation. Nevertheless, this is generally a costly option. Here is an in-depth description of the examination dates and processes: Skills Academy ICB Examination Registration Process and Dates. Here is a list of the ICB examination centres:   Last Updated: March 23rd, 2017.