FET Certificate: Accounting Technician NQF4

The intermediate level FET Certificate: Accounting Technician Qualification consists of seven units with seven assessments. The qualification introduces more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and preparing reports and returns.


Entry requirements:

  • Competency in:
    • English Language literacy
    • Computer literacy
    • Mathematical literacy
  • The learner holds an AT(SA) Certificate: Accounting Technician Qualification.
    The learner undertakes an initial assessment to determine whether the FET Certificate: Accounting Technician NQF4 is the correct stage at which they should start. This involves examining their previous learning and current skills in accounting.
    A learner with similar qualifications and/or experience can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). In this case, proof of qualifications and work experience will be required.

Please contact our office should you wish to do the online skills check. There is no cost involved, but you need to have access to a computer with internet capabilities.


Assessment and award:

Competency-based assessment
AT(SA) Certificates are competency-based qualifications. This means that the learner must display competency in each task according to minimum standards. There are no percentages. A learner is found to be either Competent or Not Yet Competent in the module. A learner has access to various opportunities to become Competent, but based on the cost of an assessment, we advise that the learner only do the final assessment once they are competent in the practice assessment and confident that they understand all the aspects in the module.
There is a practice assessment for each module that the learner can do online; the learner needs to schedule a practice assessment with us, as it is a live assessment through the internet. There is no cost involved in taking the practice assessment.

Computer Based Assessments (CBAs)
The timetable for CBAs will be set according to the learner’s training schedule. Credo Business College will arrange the assessments at a computer centre as close to the learner as possible. The travelling and accommodation (if needed) will be for the learner’s own account.

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded an FET Certificate: Accounting Technician NQF Level 4 from SAICA.


Additional information

AT(SA) is an associate of SAICA, the foremost accountancy body in South Africa. To find out more about AT(SA), please visit: www.accountingtechniciansouthafrica.co.za.

AT(SA) Membership
After completing this course and gaining an additional year of relevant work experience that includes exposure to cash management and credit control, learners will be able to apply for Gold Membership with AT(SA). (Note: a total of two years’ relevant experience is required for Gold Membership.)

Career Path
Jobs you’ll be qualified for at an FET Certificate: Accounting Technician Qualification Level include:

  • Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Officer
  • Credit Controller
  • Ledger Supervisor
  • Trainee Accounting Technician

You will also be able to enrol for the Certificate: Accounting NQF5 Qualification.

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Andrea van der Merwe
Course Details

NQF Level: 

Level 4



Course Delivery Method: 

Distance Distance

Course Duration: 

12 - 15 months


R 32290.70 (Full Qualification including VAT)