NHC: Accountancy

NHC: Accountancy

Course Information and Fees

NHC: (national higher certificate)

To equip students with the knowledge, analytical skills and discipline to effectively operate at entry or junior level of the accountancy profession.The National Higher Certificate in Accountancy is the entry-level qualification for candidates who wish to proceed in their third year to one of the following qualifications:

  • National Diploma Accounting
  • National Diploma Cost and Management Accounting
  • National Diploma Internal Auditing


Career Opportunities
There is an increasing focus on the way in which a business is conducted and administered. The management seeks to ensure that the organisation adheres to the statutory requirements governing its activities as well as providing reliable financial information. The main task of accountants is to process and maintain financial information for decision-making purposes. Among other things, the work involves:

  • Maintaining accurate and reliable financial records
  • Drafting financial statements for management purposes
  • Drafting reports for decision-making purposes


Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Two years


Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Three years


Course is offered on Bellville Campus. (only part-time)
Course is offered on District Six Campus.


Course is offered on Wellington Campus. (only full-time)
For any queries get in touch with:


Contact: Johannes Van Heerden
Telephone: +27 21 864 5511
Fax: +27 21 864 5262
Email: vanheerdenj@cput.ac.za
Contact: Ms D. Thomas
Telephone: +27 21 959 6417
Fax: +27 21 959 6097
Email: thomasd@cput.ac.za
Contact: Ms L. Kleinbooi
Telephone: +27 21 460 3394
Email: kleinbooil@cput.ac.za

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