School of Accountancy
Education and Training for Chartered Accountants
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) controls the accounting profession in the RSA. To qualify as a chartered accountant a candidate must pass both Part 1 and Part 2 of the qualifying examination of SAICA and complete a three-year training contract as trainee accountant at an approved training organization (after obtaining an honours degree or equivalent).
To gain entry to Part 1 of the qualifying examination, which is conducted by SAICA, a candidate must obtain the degree BAccHons at this University or another degree or diploma that has been approved for this purpose.
To gain entry to Part 2 of the qualifying examination of SAICA, a candidate must meet the following requirements:
- Successful completion of Part 1 of the qualifying examination.
- Successful completion of a preparatory course at an approved educational organisation with a view to Part 2 of the professional examination.
- Completion of 18 months of a training contract as a trainee accountant at an approved training organisation.