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Computerised Unisa Home Study Bookkeeping Course

Computerised Unisa Home Study Bookkeeping Course

Looking for a Computerised Unisa Home Study Bookkeeping Course 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 Accountant – 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 have the ability to complete the monthly accounting function on a computer system. Learners need to show this skills in Microsoft Office and the Pastel Accounting Bundle.


How will this course be structured?

In order to complete the Junior Accountant Computerised Accountant, trainees must finish all the following Subjects:

Computerised Accounting: Office Computing

Fundamental PC Principles
Dealing with MS Windows and MS Windows Vista
Dealing with the Web and Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook
Dealing with Microsoft Word
Working with Microsoft Excel
Dealing with Microsoft PowerPoint


Computerised Bookkeeping: Pastel Accounting

With this subject the College will provide you with an educational licence for you to practice your activities and tasks. This licence is valid from the point you register this on your desktop computer up until completion of that year, therefore a calender year licence. Please note that this software MAY NOT be utilized for industrial purposes, hence you MAY NOT trade using this educational licence.
Installation and Registration of Pastel Partner V11


Pastel Language
Creating and establishing a business in Pastel Partner V11
Produce and Maintain General Journal Accounts
Create and Keep Supplier Accounts
Create and Keep Consumer Accounts
Create and Maintain Stock Items
Take on Balances and Journals
Supplier Processing
Consumer Processing
Money Book, Petty Cash and Journal Processing
Month end Procedures
Year End Procedures


How will I be assessed?

When you have actually successfully completed the necessary tasks recommended by Skills Academy, you will have to successfully pass examinations with the ICB. In order to write exams with the ICB you will have to:

  • Apply to the ICB and register with them to compose their exams
  • Send a Portfolio of Proof to the ICB on the day of your tests

You will also be released by the ICB with a Declaration of Proficiency showing the respective System Standards that you have completed. FASSET will award you with a System Requirement Certificate for any Unit Standards that you have actually finished.
As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be sent to you by means of courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and with no delays.


When can I begin?

You can start right now. If you study through distance learning you can register today.


Distance Learning Bookkeeping Courses

Intrigued in accredited bookkeeping qualifications with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers? Have a look at this list:

  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping
  • FET Certificate: Accounting
  • 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 could study ICB courses at Unisa. This has fallen away, and Unisa no longer uses the ICB Courses. However, there are many home study colleges offering the ICB courses. So you can still study any of the ICB courses at a certified home study service provider.

You can also consider studying accounting or bookkeeping courses at Unisa, where these courses are Unisa certifications, and not ICB certifications.

There are a number of things you need to consider if you want to study one of the ICB courses by means of distance learning. Or if you want to study a bookkeeping or accounting course with Unisa.


ICB Certifications 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 programs even if you do not have a matric certificate. And if you achieve the greatest level ICB qualification, then you have a Diploma at NQF level 6. So you are just one level listed below a degree.

The ICB Diploma level qualifications 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 going for an Unisa degree like the Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting (NQF level 7 credentials), then you will have to follow their entryway requirements of a National Senior Certificate (Matric Certificate) with a Bachelor\’s pass; with at least 50% in the language of teaching and at least 60% in Mathematics.


The entrance criteria for ICB courses.

You can enter any among the ICB programs at the NQF 3 level. That indicates you can begin their courses with a Grade 9 or Requirement 7 school pass.

The ICB likewise acknowledge other training you have actually done, your work experience and your age, as elements to consider when you look for entry.

You have to be able to understand the study material, which remains in English. The ICB courses start at an extremely standard level, so as to make them accessible to students from various educational backgrounds.

Frequently trainees who left school, can do the ICB courses when they have acquired some work experience. The majority of the ICB home study students are working grownups, who have actually lost out on the opportunity to complete school, and go on to school based education.


Selection requirements for ICB trainees.

The ICB has a variety of distance learning course suppliers. For these students there are five exam sessions in 2017. A lot of these trainees are home study and part time study trainees. Usually students who fulfill the scholastic entrance requirements, will get a location with among the distance education providers. The ICB Part-time Courses page takes a more detailed look at this study option.

Students who do not meet the scholastic requirements, can still use. The ICB can give you entryway based on your age; work experience and other training courses you have done.

The ICB academic entry requirements are grade 9 (standard 7). The ICB programs all begin at NQF level 3; meaning that even if you never ever completed matric, you will still be able to manage the work.


ICB application and registration procedure.

To start studying among the ICB courses you need to take the following steps:

Apply to one of the course service providers.
Total your registration with the course service provider and pay your registration cost and more study fees.
Register with the ICB for your test – you can pick from five test sessions in 2017.
You can decide to write one exam at a time, or register for three or four exams.

Pay your examination costs.
Get your portfolio of evidence from the ICB as soon as you have registered for the exam.
Complete your portfolio of proof before the exam, and take it to the exam session with you.
Hand in your examination and your portfolio of evidence at the end of your examination.

You can get the ICB Application and examination files here: ICB Application Forms.


ICB student number limitations.

The ICB does not put a limit on trainee numbers. If you want to study on a school, at a classroom service provider, then there will be a limitation to the number of seats in the classes.

When you pick distance learning, you will find a course service provider that has area for you. Don\’t wait till the last minute. Make sure you use early, to provide yourself the best possibility.


ICB Costs.

When you register with the ICB, you have to bear in mind the following various fees:

Course supplier fees – costs you pay the college where you study.
ICB student subscription yearly charges.
Examination fees.

Here is a link to a comprehensive post on all the costs you need to comprehend. ICB Registration Fees 2017.


ICB examinations.

The ICB offers 5 examination sessions for home study students in 2017.

You will find the total list of ICB examination dates and topics here. ICB Evaluation Dates 2017.




Student success with the ICB.

The ICB certifies and ensures the quality of training supplied by their training suppliers. They set the exams, and they set the curriculum. They authorize the study materials. And in this method the ICB makes sure that trainees get the best chance possible.

The ICB likewise checks its recognized suppliers. And they even do surprise examinations. With this vigorous work done to ensure quality education, and to ensure trainees get great assistance, study products, and qualified speakers – pass rates are high.

On the planet of work, you will find that employers more than happy to spend for their personnel to study with the ICB. Since they understand that their personnel will learn real skills they can utilize in the workplace, and they understand that the students have an excellent opportunity of passing.

Trainees who struggle, can reword any test, so you get more than as soon as opportunity to pass and complete your course.


Recognition for your research studies.

On the ICB program, you get recognition for every single level of the programme you pass. So as you pass a level, you will get a certificate to acknowledge your success. This means that if you never ever finish the entire programme, you still have a certificate for every single level to place on your wall. Your college might also give you a subject completion for every subject you complete.

The plan is that you do not walk away empty-handed once you have passed a subject or a level in the programme.


The distinction between accounting courses and accounting courses.

At the ICB accounting courses refer the lower levels of the programme. As you continue to the higher levels, the certification names alter to \”Accounting\”.

So \”accounting\” is just the introductory levels, and \”accounting\” is the greater levels.

When you work as a bookkeeper, you are primarily busy with the accurate recording of a company\’s transactions and finances. As you get promoted, you might start working on the analysis and reporting on those numbers. Then you are an accounting professional.


Study Materials and Textbooks.

When you study from home with Skills Academy, all your books and study notes are included in your course charges. The distance learning study products are approved and recommended by the ICB, so you understand that you are getting the best study materials to pass your ICB examinations.



The ICB has many test centres throughout South Africa. If you are not close enough to an examination centre, then you can ask for private invigilation. However, this is normally an expensive choice.

Here is a detailed explanation of the examination dates and processes: Skills Academy ICB Test Registration Process and Dates.

Here is a list of the ICB examination centres: https://www.icb.org.za/exams/exam-centres.html


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Last Updated: March 28, 2019.

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