ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting

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Taxation and accounting controls are essential functions for businesses.  This programme provides basic taxation principles and knowledge on accounting control systems.  



  • Those aiming to be employed in a finance department.
  • Individuals juggling the finances of a growing company or running a small business, including a bookkeeping practice.



The programme comprises of two modules. Lectures for each module are conducted once a week in the evening or on a Saturday morning. Total programme duration will vary depending on module selection.


Programmes Material

The programme fee includes ICB registration, ICB assessment fees and all study material, which becomes the property of the student. 



Course Information


  • Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent - with accounting as a subject.
  • Successful completion of the previous learning areas (1-6) – or be a qualified Senior Bookkeeper.


Course Information


Income Tax returns

  • Introduction to taxation
  • Gross income
  • Exempt income
  • Allowable deductions
  • Fringe benefits and allowances
  • Taxable income of an individual
  • Employees’ tax and provisional tax
  • Taxation of non-residents
  • Taxation of business entities
  • Turnover tax
  • Completing tax returns
  • Capital gains tax
  • Donations tax
  • Estate duty
  • SARS and the Tax Practitioner


Business Law & Accounting Control

  • The unspoken laws of business
  • The written laws of business
  • Managing your personal finances
  • Demand and supply curves
  • Managing your personal finances
  • Accounting systems – Internal control systems
  • Managing accounting systems
  • Accounting systems – stock control
  • Accounting systems – analytical review
  • Liquidation and executors’ accounts
Course Information


The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is a Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) of the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET SETA). FASSET SETA falls under the Occupational Qualifications Framework (OQF) which is quality assured by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).  


Varsity College, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) (Pty) Ltd which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institute, offers tuition for several of the ICB qualifications that are registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).


The Technical Financial Accountant qualification is a National Diploma, NQF level 5, (SAQA ID 36213), certified by FASSET and is awarded upon completion of both modules.


Course Information

The Business School

The Business School at Varsity College offers ambitious working adults the opportunity to build on their skills with convenient part-time study. You can choose from a variety of world class programmes, that won’t impact on your work hours.

Our aim is to provide a vibrant, fulfilling experience for students. And to ensure their return to a formal learning environment is as undaunting as possible. We offer a high standard of education, with high quality educators and hand-picked partners.

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