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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Bookkeeping 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21032  Certificate: Bookkeeping 
ORIGINATOR
Intec College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifying learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand bookkeeping and eventually prepare income statements and balance sheets. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners who register for this qualification should possess literacy and numeracy skills.

Recognition of prior learning:
This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning (Regulation 8 (1) (h). 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made

2. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information

3. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively

4. Communicate effectively using language skills

5. Stimulate and develop thinking patterns involving creativity

6. Interpret information from various sources.


Specific outcomes


1. Maintain a complete set of books for a business and extract a balance from them

2. Prepare the Final Accounts (Trading Account, Income Statement and Balance Sheet) 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1. Responses show that critical and creative thinking has been used to identify and solve problems

2. Information is presented logically

3. Learner shows evidence of critical thought

4. Learner shows evidence of effective learning

5. Learner's written skills are effective; comprehensible and logical

6. Learner demonstrates an ability to assimilate and adapt knowledge

7. Information from various sources is presented in a logical and effective way


Specific assessment:

1. Accurately maintain a complete set of books for a business, including the General Journal, Sales Journal, Purchases Journal and Trial Balance.

2. Accurately prepare the Final Accounts (Trading Account, Income Statement and Balance Sheet)


INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT

Formal, continuous assessment takes place at the end of a module or block of knowledge. Feedback from the tutor occurs in written form

Informal, continuous assessment takes place throughout the learner's studies. Self-assessment will encourage the learner to practise self-evaluation skills. 

ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
Articulation possibilities exist with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

The qualifications toward which the graduate may proceed are other accounting qualifications that are not specific to a particular context and further and or higher education qualifications. 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
Asystem of second examiners within the institution will be used, together with a system of external examination at exit levels to the qualification. 

CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
Assessors are selected for their knowledge of the subject matter and their teaching experience. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

NOTES 
N/A 

LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
 
NONE 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
 
1. Damelin Correspondence College 
2. Intec College 



All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.