Damelin Accounting Courses

Damelin Accounting Courses

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting – BCOM

Full Time and Part Time I SAQA ID: 58004 I NQF Level: 7 I Credits: 360 I Course Type: National Qualification

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Analytical minds that enjoy working with figures will multiply their chances for success with the Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.

Why this course is perfect for you?

Do you have a good head for numbers? Can you balance a cheque book and handle multiple financial transactions without making any errors? If so, invest in your career by adding the Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting to your skills set.
Professionals in the field of Accounting fulfil a variety of different roles, and are some of the main players in a company because they monitor and record the flow of money through the business. Using numbers and financial statements, an accounting professional manages a company’s, or an individual’s financial health by using their skills in maths, accounting, law and finance. One of your main responsibilities will be to verify the accuracy of all money transactions, and ensure that they are legal. Other tasks of a ‘bean counter’ include analysing profits and losses, providing financial reports to investors and owners on how their business is doing over a period of time, maintaining payroll, reviewing budgets, paying suppliers and resolving monetary discrepancies.
From Auditors and Accountants to Tax Managers and Treasurers, there is a high-demand for skilled experts in this rewarding field. The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting will provide you with a solid grounding in the academic theories of commerce, with a significant practical component based on assignments and case studies. Increase your ratio for success by entering the field of Accounting.

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Why study at Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave the Damelin home with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.

  • A National Senior Certificate with permission to study at Bachelor Degree level.
  • National Certificate, NQF 4 with a minimum of 30% in English as the language of learning or first language and an achievement of 50% – 59% in 4 credit-bearing Matric subjects
  • Grade 12 Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy and Accounting
  • Age exemption (23 years or older)
  • Students who achieved Grade 12 with 25 points or more may be admitted to the degree programme with no restrictions
  • If you are older than 45 without a matric, then you can apply for conditional exemption
  • If you are a foreign student, without English as first language, contact us to see how you qualify

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Time you will spend on the course

This is a three-year course, with the option to attend either full-time or part-time classes during the week. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

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Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.

Semester 1
Financial Accounting 1A*
Business Management 1A *
Economics 1A*
End-user Computing**
Business Communication
Semester 2
Financial Accounting 1B*
Business Management 1B *
Economics 1B*
Business Law

** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.

Semester 1
Auditing 2A*
Financial Accounting 2A*
Taxation 2A*
Quantitative Techniques
Corporate Law
Semester 2
Auditing 2B*
Financial Accounting 2B*
Taxation 2B*
Cost and Management Accounting
Computerised Accounting


Semester 1
Auditing 3A*
Financial Accounting 3A*
Taxation 3A*
Financial Management
Corporate Governance Practice
Semester 2
Auditing 3B*
Financial Accounting 3B*
Taxation 3B*
Managerial Accounting

**160 hours of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
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Materials to stay ahead

A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.

Careers you’d be great at

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Auditor
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Business Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • Tax Manager
  • Treasurer

The strength in your qualification

This degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education at a level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the SAQA ID No: 58004.
On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.

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Take your education to the next degree

Go even further with a higher qualification. With this diploma you can study further at Damelin or another accredited institution.
*Admission to further your studies remains the prerogative of each institution and its academic council.
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