UNIVERSITIESUNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

Bookkeeping online short course

Course starts 2 March 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
25 February 2020
Course Starts:
2 March 2020
Length:
9 weeks, excluding orientation
Effort:
7–10 hours per week, self-paced learning online
Price:
ZAR R13,500
Payment Options
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English
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Introduction

Skilled bookkeepers are an invaluable part of any organisation. Without them, companies would find it challenging to maintain financial clarity and keep track of the information needed to make important operating and financing decisions.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Bookkeeping online short course covers a range of bookkeeping fundamentals and provides instruction on topics like inventory control, value added tax (VAT) liability, bank reconciliations, and statutory returns. Learn how to complete journal entries, prepare ledgers and compile accurate, reliable financial reports. Improve your ability to impact your company positively, and receive formal proof of your skills from Africa’s leading university.1

1QS Top Universities (Jun, 2019).

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What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • An understanding of the key concepts, principles, and processes underpinning effective bookkeeping
  • The skills to record, interpret, and report financial information for any organisation
  • Interpret faster and organise better financial information within any organisation
  • The ability to manage debtors and creditors ledgers, and produce bank reconciliation statements

Is this course for you? 

This course is aimed at junior bookkeepers and entry-level finance clerks looking to update their skill set and formalise their knowledge. It’s equally suitable for professionals in administrative roles who want to develop new skills, and small business owners eager to acquire basic competencies in accounting.

While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, some prior experience in bookkeeping will be advantageous.

Course curriculum

 Learn how to keep your business’s finances organised as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

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

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

Strengthen your bookkeeping skills and earn an official certificate of completion from the University of Cape Town. 

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

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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.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 2 March 2020.

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  • WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

    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.

  • WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

    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.

  • CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

    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.

  • WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

    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.