UNISA Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences Course Module and Curriculum



UNISA Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences Course Module and Curriculum

Qualification code: 90017
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 120
Rules:
Candidates who do not fulfil the co-requisite requirements for admission to the Management Accounting modules must select DSC1630 as an elective. Candidates who wish to select AUE1601 but do not comply with the co-requisite for admission to the module should enrol for module CLA1503 for non-degree purposes. Candidates without the Financial Accounting module FAC1502 may enrol for the module for non-degree purposes concurrently with the other modules. Candidates with a Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree who wish to proceed to the Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences should select the electives in line with the requirements for the stream within the Advanced Diploma they intend to register for. Candidates who wish to proceed to Bachelor’s degree studies should select the electives in line with the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree they intend to register for. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

Successful applicants and re-registering students must register to study through Unisa in 2016. Applicants can only begin the registration process if they have received an official approval of their application from Unisa. Re-registering students can begin the registration process after receiving their registration details from Unisa. Should you wish to change to an alternative qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.



How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:



  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study;
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester;
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and/or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree/non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.
You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately:



  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules;
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification



As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.
Rules:
Candidates who do not fulfil the co-requisite requirements for admission to the Management Accounting modules must select DSC1630 as an elective. Candidates who wish to select AUE1601 but do not comply with the co-requisite for admission to the module should enrol for module CLA1503 for non-degree purposes. Candidates without the Financial Accounting module FAC1502 may enrol for the module for non-degree purposes concurrently with the other modules. Candidates with a Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree who wish to proceed to the Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences should select the electives in line with the requirements for the stream within the Advanced Diploma they intend to register for. Candidates who wish to proceed to Bachelor’s degree studies should select the electives in line with the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree they intend to register for. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.

First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
FAC1601 – Financial Accouting Reporting Co-requisite:FAC1502
FAC2601 – Financial Accounting for Companies Co-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601
FAC2602 – Selected Accounting Standards and Simple Group Structures Co-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601
MAC2601 – Principles of Management Accounting Co-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630)
MAC2602 – Principles of Strategy, Risk & Financial Management Techniques Co-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630)
TAX2601 – Principles of Taxation Co-requisite:FAC1502 or ACN101M or FAC1M2X
Group B. Select any 4 modules but not both AUE2601 and AUI2601
AIN2601 – Practical Accounting Data Processing Co-requisite:FAC1502 & (either AIN1501 or INF1505)
AUE1601 – Legal Aspects in Accountancy Co-requisite:CLA1501 or CLA1503
AUE2601 – Auditing Theory and Practice Co-requisite:FAC1502 & AUE1601
AUE2602 – Corporate Governance in Accountancy Co-requisite:FAC1502
AUI2601 – Internal Auditing: Theory and Principles Co-requisite:FAC1502
DSC1630 – Introductory Financial Mathematics
MNB1601 – Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 or MNB101D
MNG2601 – General Management

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