Undergraduate qualifications

Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences

Qualification code: 90017
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 94703
APS/AS: 50
Maximum time to complete this qualification:  3 years

Admission and re-admission requirements

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.

A Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences, or its equivalent, on condition that pre- or co-requisites or their equivalents have been met, and any NQF level 6 Diploma/NQF level 7 Degree.
Applicants may be required to register for one or two additional modules (depending on co-requisites) concurrently with the modules in the syllabi.
Applicants, who do not comply with the above requirements, should consider applying for a lower level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee once you've received your student number:

  • R105 for online applications
  • R160 for hard copy applications

Please note that this application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.

Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa's student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

Applications for admission to the 2018 academic year are closed. Visit this website in August / September 2018 for updates regarding application dates for 2019.

Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enrol for them.

Take note of the following:

  • Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification. 
  • Apply for admission during Unisa's application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.


Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa's offer. Visit www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration information.

Curriculum / modules