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In an attempt to improve throughput figures, achieve more success in SAICA QE1 and spread learning material volumes in accordance with notional hours, the Unisa School of Accounting Sciences will change its postgraduate programmes preparing students for the SAICA QE1.
 
From 2012, the SAICA accredited postgraduate programme, the Hons BCompt (CTA) will be replaced by a two-year programme (structured as two separate Postgraduate Diplomas where the first could be used as an exit route from the CA qualification path). An Advanced Diploma will be introduced as a one year bridging programme.
 
The current SAICA accredited postgraduate programme (Hons BCompt (CTA)) will thus be presented over two years (except for certain repeat candidates who will still be allowed to follow the one-year programme) as two separate Postgraduate Diplomas, where the first may also serve as an exit route from the CA qualification path (register for MCompt or MPhil[Accounting] instead of doing CTA Level 2).
 
The curriculum will be spread over two years with approximately two-thirds cover in CTA Level 1 and one-third in CTA Level 2. CTA Level 2 students will also be provided with various case studies to assist them in preparing for the exams. 
 
Registration for 2012 opened on 28 November and continues until 19 March 2012 for year modules. You will have to pay the minimum registration fee per module by the appropriate closing date before your registration will be finalised for 2012. No registration will be processed if the fees are received after the appropriate closing date.
 
You will not be able to register if you do not have a Unisa student number. If you do not have a student number you must first apply to Unisa to receive a student number in the next application period. Please go to the Unisa website (http://www.unisa.ac.za/mychoice) for the dates for the next application period.
 
The proposed study programme commences on Monday, 16 January 2012 and the first test is written on 10 March. It is thus vital that you register as soon as possible so that you are ready to start your study programme on 16 January and are properly prepared for the first test. Please note that students must obtain a year mark of 30% based on the average of the three best test marks in order to be granted exam admission. This rule will be strictly applied! 
 
Click here for more information on the registration process.
 
Click here to view the Unisa brochures.
 
Click here to register online.
 
Click here to obtain a study fee quotation.
 
Click here to establish the status of your online registration.
 

Please direct all admission and registration queries to econ@unisa.ac.za or study-info@unisa.ac.za

 

Click here for contact details for registration related queries.

 

Click here to see more information regarding the SAICA accredited undergraduate degree.

 
CTA Level 1
 
Qualification Code = 0569X (Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences)
 
Who qualifies to register for CTA Level 1?
 
  • SAICA accredited undergraduate degree (e.g. BCompt); not older than 3 years. (Please see attached new CTA structure brochure for bridging programme if you do not have a SAICA accredited undergraduate degree or your degree is older than 3 years.)
  • Students who were registered for DIPAC at UNISA in 2011 and did not pass all four modules.
Students previously registered for Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences (DIPAC) and have passed some modules:
 
Students who have registered for this qualification (old DIPAC) prior to or in 2011 will have until the end of 2014 to complete it.
 
Students with the intention to progress to CTA Level 2 in order to eventually write SAICA QE1 register for the equivalent of the outstanding modules. If you have already passed DIPAC26, DIPAC38 and DIPAC49 you will simply register for FAC4861 (equivalent of DIPAC15) to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences. You do not have to register for all five modules and pass all five in one exam sitting in order to progress to CTA Level 2. Please note that this is a transitional arrangement and such students have until 2014 to pass the outstanding module(s) and progress to CTA Level 2.
 
Students with no intention to progress to CTA Level 2 in order to write SAICA QE1, but who simply wants to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences (DIPAC) simply register for the equivalent of the outstanding modules. If you have already passed DIPAC26, DIPAC38 and DIPAC49 you will simply register for FAC4861 (equivalent of DIPAC15) to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences. Such students have until 2014 to complete the Diploma.
 
Students previously registered for Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences (DIPAC) and have passed no modules:
 
Students who have registered for this qualification in 2011 and have failed all four modules must register for all five modules in 2012 and pass all in one exam sitting in order to progress to CTA Level 2.
 
New students:
 
Students who have not previously registered for this qualification must register for all five modules in 2012 and pass all in one exam sitting in order to progress to CTA Level 2. Students retain credits for year modules passed for this qualification. However, in order to gain admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences, the five year modules must all be passed in the same academic year. This qualification should also not be more than three years old to retain admission rights to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences (CTA Level 2).
 
Please note that the 55% rule for FAC4861 (old DIPAC15) does not apply anymore. You do not have to obtain 55% in FAC4861 in order to progress to CTA Level 2, you simply need to pass the module.
 
Modules:
 
FAC4861 (Advanced Financial Accounting I) = Old DIPAC15
FAC4862 (Advanced Financial Accounting II) = New module
MAC4861 (Advanced Management Accounting) = Old DIPAC26
TAX4861 (Advanced Taxation) = Old DIPAC38
AUE4861 (Advanced Auditing) = Old DIPAC49
 
Zimbabwean students must register for the following codes:
 
ZFA4861 (Advanced Financial Accounting I) = Old DIPAC15
ZFA4862 (Advanced Financial Accounting II) = New module
ZMA4861 (Advanced Management Accounting) = Old DIPAC26
ZAU4861 (Advanced Auditing) = Old DIPAC49
 
Namibian students must register for the following codes:
 
NFA4861 (Advanced Financial Accounting I) = Old DIPAC15
NFA4862 (Advanced Financial Accounting II) = New module
NMA4861 (Advanced Management Accounting) = Old DIPAC26
NTA4861 (Advanced Taxation) = Old DIPAC38
NAU4861 (Advanced Auditing) = Old DIPAC49
 
Cost per module = R3036
 
Formal study programme commences on Monday, 16 January 2012 (Please see attached work programme for more detail).
 
Test Dates = 10 March; 28 April; 9 June; 28 July
 
CTA Level 2
 
Qualification Code = 98255 (Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences)
 
Who qualifies to register for CTA Level 2?
  • Students who were registered for CTA at UNISA in 2011 and did not pass all four modules.
  • Students who completed their Hons BCompt at UNISA in 2011 but did not pass all four modules in one exam sitting.
  • Student who failed a SAICA accredited postgraduate programme (CTA) in 2011 at a residential university.
  • Students who completed their Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences (DIPAC) in 2011 at Unisa.
  • Students who completed their CTA previously, but the validity (5 years) has expired for admission to SAICA's QE1.
Students who intend to write SAICA QE1 must register for all five module and must pass all five modules in one exam sitting in order to obtain CTA Level 2.
 
Please note that if you have passed a module or equivalent module previously you will be re-registered for that module for non-degree purposes (NDP) in 2012. You have thus already passed that module for Hons BCompt purposes previously and are only repeating the module this year to meet the CTA requirements that all modules should be passed during the same exam sitting.
 
To obtain the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accountancy qualification, all the year modules required for this qualification must be passed in the same academic year. Students who qualify will be certified as Competent in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA) granting them permission to sit for SAICA’s QE1.
 
No credit for a year module passed will be retained for purposes of this qualification, unless all the modules required for the qualification are passed during the same examination sitting (including the supplementary examination). If you thus pass FAC4863, TAX4862 and AUE4862 in one academic year and FAC4864 and MAC4862 in the next academic year you would not have fulfilled the requirements for the Diploma. You must pass all five modules in one exam sitting. Students may, however, present year modules passed individually for exemption on application for admission to other postgraduate qualifications. 
 
Modules:
 
FAC4863 (Applied Financial Accounting I) = Old TOE407V
FAC4864 (Applied Financial Accounting II) = New module
MAC4862 (Applied Management Accounting) = Old TOE408W
TAX4862 (Applied Taxation) = Old TOE409X
AUE4862 (Applied Auditing) = Old TOE412S
 
Zimbabwean students must register for the following codes:
 
ZFA4863 (Applied Financial Accounting I) = Old ZAC407G
ZFA4864 (Applied Financial Accounting II) = New module
ZMA4862 (Applied Management Accounting) = Old ZAC408H
ZAU4862 (Applied Auditing) = Old ZAC412D
 
Namibian students must register for the following codes:
 
NFA4863 (Applied Financial Accounting I) = Old TOE407V
NFA4864 (Applied Financial Accounting II) = New module
NMA4862 (Applied Management Accounting) = Old TOE408W
NTA4862 (Applied Taxation) = Old TOE409X
NAU4862 (Applied Auditing) = Old TOE412S
 
Cost per module = R3036
 
Formal study programme commences on Monday, 16 January 2012 (Please see attached work programme for more detail).
 
Test Dates = 10 March; 28 April; 9 June; 28 July
 
Honours Bachelor of Accounting Sciences
 
Qualification Code = 04642
 
Students who have registered for this qualification prior to or in 2011 will have until the end of 2013 to complete it. This option is for students with no intention to write SAICA QE1, but who simply wants to complete the Hons BCompt degree. They simply register for the equivalent of the outstanding modules. If you have already passed TOE408W, TOE409X and TOE412S you will simply register for FAC4863 (equivalent of TOE407V) to complete the Hons BCompt. If you intend to write SAICA QE1 you must register for CTA Level 2.
 
Modules:
 
FAC4863 (Applied Financial Accounting I) = Old TOE407V
MAC4862 (Applied Management Accounting) = Old TOE408W
TAX4862 (Applied Taxation) = Old TOE409X
AUE4862 (Applied Auditing) = Old TOE412S
 
Cost per module = R3036
 
Formal study programme commences on Monday, 16 January 2012 (Please see attached work programme for more detail - CTA Level 2).
 
Test Dates = 10 March; 28 April; 9 June; 28 July
 
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