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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.


​Postgraduate Qualificatio​ns​ ​​
 ​POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS ​​ HONOURS DEGREES
Application Process