Bookkeeping online short course

Starts on 9 January 2017

Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 6 February 2017

Course information

9 weeks online
7-10 hours per week
R11,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town

Course Information

9 weeks online
7-10 hours per week
R11,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town


The strongest bookkeeper in the room is the one asking the questions, "Why?" and "What can we do better?" *

You need to have an inquisitive passion for your work and a commitment to helping clients. A business can’t grow if you don’t know their numbers. Skilled consistent bookkeepers reduce risk and are always in high demand.

With this short course, you have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact and drive positive change in your organisation by paying attention to the right detail and becoming a valuable asset to any business.


Download the course prospectus

What will set you apart

Get your responsibility recognised with this UCT bookkeeping short course, as you gain the administrative 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 bookkeeping online short course will give you the accuracy and financial management skills 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, wavers and salary registers

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town

On completion of this course you 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.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 9 January 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 6 February 2017

Still have a question? These may help


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 Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You have four payment options available to you, depending on the length of your course:

You can pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts.

You may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than 9 weeks. You’ll be able to pay your fees in two parts, spread over the duration of your course.

Three-part payment for courses 9 weeks or longer. You’ll be able to pay your fees in three parts, spread over the duration of your course.

A short term loan from FeverTree who will help you fund your studies immediately.

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.


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 its 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.


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, 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 Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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