School of Business Finance – SBF is a proud learning partner for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), an 87-year-old Independent External Examination Body for Accredited Business Qualifications in Southern Africa. School of Business Finance – SBF is an accredited private college to offer the ICB accredited programmes.

ICB is an appointed Quality Assurance Partner for QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations), which is part of the Department of Higher Education and Training. ICB is authorized to conduct examinations on a number of Registered Qualifications that are on the NQF (National Qualifications Framework).

ICB has successfully graduated more than 25 000 students over the last 5 years!

The ICB's Study Programmmes

If you want to work in finance in government or municipalities, the Public Sector Accounting Programme is the one to study. It’s been designed to address the lack of skills in the public sector and give students knowledge that will help government run more productively. You’ll learn how to produce high quality financial statements, implement basic internal controls, conduct effective internal auditing, and apply sound accounting and financial principles.

First Year

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Public Accounting Administration (PAAD)
  • Computerised Bookkeeping (CPBK)
  • Business Literacy

Second Year

  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)
  • Technical Public Accounting (TPAC)
  • Business Law and Accounting Control (BLAC)
  • On completing your 2nd Year, you will be awarded the National Diploma: Public Sector Accounting (SAQA ID: 20353 – NQF 5)

Third Year

  • Corporate Strategy (CRPS)
  • Management Accounting Control Systems (MACS)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (RTAP)

Award

  • National Diploma: Financial Accounting (SAQA ID: 20366)

 

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The Office Administration Programme is perfect for those of you who want to learn a little bookkeeping and a lot of all-round office knowledge. By learning about all the elements that contribute to a smooth-running office, you’ll be able to help out in just about any department.

First Year

  • Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)

Second Year

  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)
  • Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • On completing your 2nd Year, you will be awarded the Higher Certificate: Office Administration (SAQA ID: 23619 – NQF 5)

Third Year

  • Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Management (MNGT)

Award

National Diploma: Office Administration (SAQA ID: 35958)

 

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Want to be able to offer indispensable bookkeeping and accounting skills, or become an accountant someday? The Financial Accounting Programme is for you! This accounting course will equip you with knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting, income tax, financial management, reporting standards, corporate strategy, management accounting and research.

First Year

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (PMSR)
  • Computerised Bookkeeping (CPBK)
  • Business Literacy

Second Year

  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)
  • Income Tax Returns Framework (ITRT)
  • Business Law and Accounting Control (BLAC)
  • On completing your 2nd Year, you will be awarded the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (SAQA ID: 36213 – NQF 5)

Third Year

  • Corporate Strategy (CRPS)
  • Management Accounting Control Systems (MACS)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (RTAP)

Award

National Diploma: Financial Accounting (SAQA ID: 20366)

 

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The Business Management Programme is just the ticket if you have ambitions of managing a business and its finances. Good business management is vitally important for a company’s commercial success. You will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, computer literacy, global business strategy and research methods in commerce. Sounds like something you would enjoy. Then the business management course is for you.

First Year

  • Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)

Second Year

  • Business Management 2 (MNT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • On completing your 2nd Year, you will be awarded the Higher Certificate: Office Administration (SAQA ID: 23619 – NQF 5)

Third Year

  • Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (RTAP)

Award

National Diploma: Financial Accounting (SAQA ID: 20366)

 

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If you are financially-minded and have dreams to start, manage or develop a small/medium sized business – or want to help grow an established local company to a global enterprise, the Entrepreneurship Programme is the study stream for you.

First Year

  • Entrepreneurship 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)

Second Year

  • Entrepreneurship 2 (MNT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • On completing your 2nd Year, you will be awarded the Higher Certificate: Office Administration (SAQA ID: 23619 – NQF 5)

Third Year

  • entrepreneurship 3 (BMT3)
  • Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (RTAP)

Award

National Diploma: Financial Accounting (SAQA ID: 20366)

 

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