ICB Computerised Bookkeeping

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Financial qualifications are no longer just for university graduates. Times have changed and tuition has evolved. And financial literacy is a scarce skill. So, whether you have recently left school or are already working, you can study towards an internationally recognised ICB qualification.


The days of manually recording financial information are a thing of the past. Today’s modern bookkeeper makes full use of the calculating power of computerised accounting. Using the Pastel accounting system, bookkeepers are not only improving their efficiency but are also saving valuable time.



  • Those who wish to complete the monthly bookkeeping cycle using an electronic set of accounts.
  • Owners or managers of small businesses who wish to keep their own books.



Lectures are conducted once a week in the evening or on a Saturday morning over 15 weeks.


Programmes Material

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


Programme Evaluation

The programme assessment portfolio of evidence includes three activities, two formative evaluations and a written examination at the close of the programme.



  • Basic computer concepts and working with Microsoft Windows®.
  • Understanding the Internet and Microsoft Outlook®.
  • Working with MS Excel®, MS Word®, and MS Powerpoint®. (Using Microsoft 2010 for all of the above).
  • Completing the monthly bookkeeping cycle using the above software and a computerised accounting package (Pastel V14).


Course Information

Admission Requirements 

  • Completed Grade 10 or equivalent.
  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • No prior accounting knowledge is required.


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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 site of delivery for the Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd (IIE)      which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institute, offers tuition for the Computerised Bookkeeping module which is certified by FASSET and is one of four modules constituting the National Certificate: Bookkeeping, NQF level 3, SAQA ID 58375, which the ICB offers. 


On successful completion of this Computerised Bookkeeping module, students will receive a full transcript of results from the ICB. FASSET will issue your qualification certificate to you within three months once and if you have completed all the modules that make up your qualification.


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