National Certificate Bookkeeping

SAQA I.D. 58375, NQF 3, 120 Credits

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National Certificate Bookkeeping. This programme is targeted at people who want to pursue a career in bookkeeping and accounting. The programme equips the learner with knowledge and skills to do monthly bookkeeping to trial balance (manual and computerised); disclose profit and financial position; reconcile suppliers, inventory and bank statements; calculate PAYE/ UIF/SDL; payroll tax and other deductions; EMP201, EMP501, IRP5, IRP6 and IT3a documents and VAT returns..

In order to earn the qualification, the candidate must pass all examinations administered by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). GTIB will prepare students to succeed in these examinations. A certificate is awarded for successful completion of each level:

  • Bookkeeper Level: National Certificate Bookkeeping, NQFL3, SAQA ID 58375


This qualification is set at Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework. Entrance requirements include Grade 10 (Std 8) or any combination of competencies obtained equivalent to an NQF Level 2 qualification. You must be at least 16 years old.

Programme Structure

This programme is completed over 12 Months.

Bookkeeper Level

  • 1. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • 2. Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (PMSR)
  • 3. Computerised Bookkeeping (CPBK)
  • 4. Business Literacy (BUSL)

Full NQF Level 3 to 6 program (12 Subjects)


Senior Bookkeeper

Accounting Technician

Financial Accountant

12 Months

+ 6 Months

+ 6 Months

+ 12 Months

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent. You must be at least 16 years old

Successful completion of the previous subjects (1-4)

Successful completion of the previous subjects (1-6).

Successful completion of the previous subjects (1-8).





1. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)

5. Financial Statements (FNST)

7. Income
Tax Returns (ITRT)

9. Corporate Strategy (CRPS)

2. Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (PMSR)

6. Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)

8. Business Law and Accounting Control (BLAC)

10. Management Accounting Control Systems (MACS)

3. Computerised
Bookkeeping (CPBK)



11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)

4. Business Literacy (BUSL)



12. Research Theory and Practice (RTAP)

National Certificate: Bookkeeping

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NQF L3 (SAQA ID: 58375)

Total credits: 120

NQF L4 (SAQA ID: 58376)

Total cumulative credits: 130

NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 36213)

Total cumulative credits: 251

NQF L6 (SAQA ID: 20366)

Total cumulative credits: 280

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