Bookkeeping online short course

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Course information

Registration Closes:
5 November 2019
Course Starts:
11 November 2019
9 weeks online
7-10 hours per week
ZAR R13,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Effective bookkeepers are invaluable to an organisation, helping to determine performance and maintain financial clarity and stability.

Get the bookkeeping training you need to master the basics of bookkeeping like inventory control, tax, journals, ledgers and registers with this online Bookkeeping course from UCT.

On the nine weeks of this online bookkeeping course you’ll get bookkeeping certification of your newfound skills, and gain the ability to make a meaningful impact in any business.

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What will set you apart

Earn bookkeeping certification and get your expertise recognised with this UCT online bookkeeping course, as you gain the bookkeeping training and confidence to:

  • Track revenue, outgoings and forecast profitable solutions
  • Compile accurate and reliable financial reports and become essential to business development
  • Interpret faster and organise better financial information within any organisation
  • Implement tax, VAT and payroll processes and keep control of inventories and financial transactions

Course curriculum

The University of Cape Town online bookkeeping course will give you the financial management skills and bookkeeping training to become indispensable in your industry. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: The basics of bookkeeping
  • Course Module 2: Inventory control
  • Course Module 3: Value added tax
  • Course Module 4: Journals - part one
  • Course Module 5: Journals - part two
  • Course Module 6: The general ledger
  • Course Module 7: Debtors and creditors
  • Course Module 8: Bank reconciliations
  • Course Module 9: Statutory returns, wages and salary registers

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this online bookkeeping course you’ll earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


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At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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