University of Johannesburg UJ PGDip (Accounting Science)



University of Johannesburg UJ PGDip (Accounting Science)

UJ PGDip (Accounting Science)

Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession a of a Bachelor of Accounting degree or a BCom (Accounting) degree as accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) on New NQF level 7/ Old NQF level 6 with an overall average of 55% for the third year modules and a sub-minimum of 55% in Accounting. Potential students must have passed all four modules (Accounting, Auditing, Financial management and Taxation) on NQF 7 of their final year of their degree in the same year. The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific module. Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department. Students are allowed to repeat the Postgraduate Diploma programme once, provided that they obtained a minimum average for the first attempt which is set by the Department. The programme is not offered as a limited contact or distance learning programme.

Duration of programmeFull-time:1 Year



Contact details: Ms Nicolene du Plooy / 011 559 3059 / nicolenedp@uj.ac.za

Brief Description of Programme: The purpose of the PGDip (Accounting Science) is to provide knowledge, skills and applied competence in the fields of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation to students who plan to qualify as Chartered Accountants so that they will meet the requirements as determined by the accounting profession.

The programme is aligned with the competency framework and curriculum requirements of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Students who qualify with the PGDip (Accounting Science) will be allowed to register for SAICA’s Initial Test of Competence Exam to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. The programme provides students with the required skills and technical competence to be employed as professionals in the areas of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation.