This full-time diploma is the specialised qualification for candidates who are preparing for the relevant qualifying examinations of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors. Entrance requirements for the various modules are detailed in the departmental brochure.
- BCom (Accounting Sciences) or relevant SAICA accredited degree
- Weighted average of 57% for Auditing, Financial Accounting, Financial Management and Taxation at final-year level
- At least 53% for each of Auditing, Financial Accounting, Financial Management and Taxation at final-year level
Plan-specific admission requirements:
All final-year modules must have been passed in the same year, directly preceding the postgraduate enrolment year
Please note that the Department of Accounting reserves the right to limit the number of students admitted to the PGDip and CTA programmes, taking cognisance of available capacity in respect of teaching infrastructure and human resources.
Only selected candidates will be allowed to register for the PGDip.
If there is overlap in the course content of the degree for which the student wishes to enrol, or is enrolled and a degree already conferred, the Dean will not acknowledge any modules that form part of the degree already conferred.
Examinations and pass requirements
In calculating marks, General Academic Regulation G26.3 applies.
Subject to the provisions of G26, a head of a department determines, in consultation with the Dean when the PGDip examinations in his/her department will take place, provided that:
- examinations which do not take place before the end of the academic year, must take place before the closing date of the special exam period in the beginning of the following academic year, and all examination results must be submitted to Student Administration before the closing date of submission of marks;
- examinations which do not take place before the end of the first semester, may take place no later than the closing date of the exam period, and all examination results must be submitted to Student Administration on or before the closing date of submission of marks;
- whether a candidate will be admitted to a supplementary examination, provided that a supplementary examination is granted, only once in a maximum of two prescribed semester modules or once in one year module;
- supplementary examinations (if granted) cover the same subject matter as was the case for the examinations;
- a student may not enrol for the same module more than once, unless the dean has approved a second enrolment based on an application supported by a valid reason or motivation. Refer to G18.3
NB: Full details are published in each department's postgraduate information brochure, which is available on the departmental website.
Subject to the provisions of G26, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which is available from the head of department concerned.