WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,748 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

The Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) is a one year programme that prepares students for the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) set by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). The programme is only offered on a full-time study basis.


Financial Reporting IV
Corporate Governance III
Managerial Accounting and Finance II
Taxation III

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
1. A graduate of this University who has completed the prescribed courses for the BCom degree (Financial Accounting CA option) or the BBusSc degree (Finance with Accounting option) in the minimum time to graduation.

2. A graduate of this University from the BCom degree (Financial Accounting CA option) or the BBusSc degree (Finance with Accounting option) who has completed ACC3009 Financial Reporting III, ACC3022 Corporate Governance II, ACC3004 Taxation II and either FTX4057 Applied Investments or ACC3023 Management Accounting II over a period of two years and has obtained an average mark of 53% for the following courses:

ACC3009 Financial Reporting III, ACC3022 Corporate Governance II, ACC3004, Taxation II and ACC3023 Management Accounting II, all in the preceding year or the year prior to the preceding year.

3. An applicant who has satisfied the Senate by means of such test as may be prescribed by the Senate that their has attained a level of competence adequate for the purposes of study for this diploma.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply

Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at

If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email:
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Accounting Clerk.
– Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk.
– Accounting Information System Specialist.
– Actuarial Accountant/Insurance Accountant.
– Bookkeeping.
– Budget Analyst.
– Capital Accountant.
– Comptroller/Financial Controller.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,748
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,520

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

Riley Carpenter
Programme Convener
Olivia Europa
Postgraduate Administrative Officer