Damelin Accounting Diploma

Damelin Accounting Diploma, are you a ‘numbers’ person? Do you find yourself using logic more than anything else when making decisions? Then the Diploma in Financial Accounting could be the right fit for your passions, goals and aptitudes.
Careers in the financial sector are flourishing due to the steady demand of its services. Today’s financial accountants are key personnel of management teams in non-profit, public, government, and private organisations. An accounting professional is able to record, classify, summarise, interpret and communicate the financial information about a business. With this diploma you will learn to apply all these accounting skills to a range of different managerial, business and problem-solving situations. Explore related subjects like Project Management, Taxation and Business Communication, but the main focus of this programme is on Financial Accounting.
After you’ve earned your diploma, you can begin to climb the corporate ladder into senior management positions. It’s an exciting career choice. You are limited only by your own desire to rise.

Why study at Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave the Damelin home with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the Diploma in Financial Accounting is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.

  • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
  • An achievement rating of 3 (40% – 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
    • Age Exemption (23 years or older)
    • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wish to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
  • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme

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Time you will spend on the course

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner.

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.

Semester 1
Financial Accounting 1A*
Principles of Micro-economics*
End-user Computing **
Business Communication
Semester 2
Financial Accounting 1B*
Principles of Macroeconomics*
Commercial Law
Business Mathematics

** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.​

Semester 1
Financial Accounting 2*
Principles of Project Management
Principles of Taxation
Management Principles and Practices
Semester 2
Cost and Management Accounting
Internal Auditing
Corporate Law


Semester 1
Financial Accounting 3*
Quantitative Techniques
Accounting Software
Semester 2
Corporate Governance Practice
Financial Management
Work Integrated Learning**

**160 hours of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
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Materials to stay ahead

A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.

Careers you’d be great at

  • Business Administrator
  • Credit Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant

The strength in your qualification

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Diploma in Financial Accounting.

Take your education to the next degree

Go even further with a higher qualification. With this diploma you can study further at Damelin or another accredited institution.
*Admission to further your studies remains the prerogative of each institution and its academic council.