The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDip (Accounting)) offered at IIE MSA is a Chartered Accountancy pathway that is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). The most recent successful SAICA accreditation visit was completed in October 2018.
This programme equips students with:
The PGDip (Accounting) offered at IIE MSA has been accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and successful completion qualifies students to write the Initial Test of Competence (ITC), the first of SAICA’s so-called ‘board exams’.
This programme is also accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
This programme offered is designed to equip students with skills required to branch into various roles such as:
The PGDip (Accounting) comprises four compulsory full-year modules and no elective modules. Successful completion of the PGDip (Accounting) requires a pass mark of 50% or more for each module. In order to qualify to write SAICA’s ITC, a pass mark of 50% or more for all four modules must be achieved in the same exam sitting.
This programme makes use of blended learning, with online teaching resources (such as Moodle, Zoom, etc.) being used mostly for flexible students and face-to-face lectures and tutorials, presentations and discussion sessions more focused on full-time students. Both modes of delivery convey the same content and quality of learning
Formal assessment by means of three year tests (April, July, September) and a final examination (October) will be conducted. Various group and individual assignments, presentations, projects, quizzes, homework as well as an extensive series of integrated continuous evaluation tests (CEVs) will be used for assessment purposes. The quantity of assessments differs for full-time and flexible students, to ensure maximum flexibility in the assessment process.
Full-time: The PGDip (Accounting) is currently only offered at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg for full-time students.
Flexible: The programme is offered mostly online for flexible students (90%+ online).
Full-time and flexible: All year tests and examinations are currently written at the IIE MSA campus.
Please watch this space for exciting new developments.
First-time applicants for PGDip (Accounting)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting offered at IIE MSA is a SAICA-accredited qualification and successful completion qualifies students to write the Initial Test of Competence (ITC), the first of SAICA’s so-called ‘board exams’
The duration of the programme is either 12 months, 18 months or 24 months, depending on academic progress and achievement of certain academic targets. The programme is presented on a full-time and part-time basis.
The PGDip (Accounting) comprises four compulsory full-year modules and no elective modules. Successful completion of the PGDip (Accounting) requires a pass mark of 50% or more for each module. In order to qualify to write SAICA’s ITC, a pass mark of 50% or more for all four modules must be achieved in the same exam sitting
January of each calendar year
Friday, 1 February 2019
Monday, 4 February 2019
On-campus at IIE MSA: full-time students
Online: flexible students
On-campus at IIE MSA: all year tests and the final examination
R72,332 per year (full time and after hours)
* Note that fees are subject to an annual change.
Students are responsible for the payment and arrangement of their own transport and accommodation, as well as for text books and off-campus computers or other devices to be able to access and use the internet. On campus, students are able to use IIE MSA IT equipment and internet facilities.
Domestic/South African students are advise to pay 30% of their semester fee before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative payment arrangement can be applied for to pay each module in full before the commencement date of the module.
Payment dates are earlier if you are a commencing international student. This is to allow 6-8 weeks for your study visa applications to be processed prior to enrolment. To avoid delays obtaining a study visa, commencing international students must pay a 30% deposit before enrolling to allow 6-8 weeks for study visa applications and 50% balance on or before enrolment.
For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure
For more information on our payment methods visit https://www.iiemsa.co.za/pay-fees/
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
PGDip(Accounting) Programme Leader - for programme-related queries(academic only):
Anton van Wyk M.Com CA (SA)
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Non-first time applicants for PGDip (Accounting)
From IIE MSA
Students who attempted PGDip (Accounting) programme in 2017 and/or in 2018 and were either:
(Accounting) programme offered at IIE MSA, shall be granted provisional entry into the PGDip
Note: Students who have unsuccessfully attempted their PGDip (Accounting) or equivalent CTA three times or more will not be admitted into the PGDip (Accounting) programme.
From other Universities
Students who unsuccessfully attempted a SAICA-accredited CTA (or equivalent) at another university in 2017 and/or in 2018, will be granted provisional entry into the IIE MSA PGDip (Accounting), subject to the approval by the Programme Coordinator.
Note: Students who have unsuccessfully attempted their PGDip (Accounting) or equivalent CTA three times or more will not be admitted into the IIE MSA PGDip (Accounting) programme.
The PGDip (Accounting) is open to all students wishing to qualify as South African Chartered Accountants.
In the event that you do not meet the PGDip(Accounting) minimum requirements, you can apply for The Professional Certificate in Accountancy, a bridging programme into the IIE MSA Chartered Accountancy pathway. Successful completion of the programme will provide entry into the IIE MSA Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, subject to entry requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting is awarded by the IIE.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). This qualification is accredited by SAQA, ID 88609 and is on NQF level 8
Applications are now open. Apply online via the IIE MSA Online Admission system. In order to avoid delays in processing applications, it is crucial to include academic transcripts from all the years of study, including those that were not successful. Having attempted CTA previously is generally an advantage, even if the attempt was unsuccessful, as there has been exposure to the syllabus.