Course Summary

Course Name:

Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

N4

Duration:

The Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate is the first of three theoretical course studies you need to complete in order to get your Financial Management National Diploma.

Course Information:

Course NameFinancial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate
Accreditation Accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Financial Accounting N4 Internal Exam
Financial Accounting N4 External Exam

Computerised Financial Systems N4 Internal Exam
Computerised Financial Systems N4 External Exam

Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Internal Exam
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 External Exam

Management Communication N4 Internal Exam
Management Communication N4 External Exam

Award TypeNational Certificate: N4 Financial Management
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID66874
NQF Level05
Course Duration6 to 12 months
Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate:

Amended Senior Certificate
OR
National Senior Certificate

Subjects For Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

The following subjects will be covered during the Financial Management N4 course:

  • Financial Accounting N4
  • Computerised Financial Systems, N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Management Communication N4


What Will I Learn?

During this course, you will learn the basics of:

  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Communication


Career Opportunities:

With a Financial Management N4 National Certificate, the following career opportunities are available to you:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Creditors Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Payroll Administrator 
  • Junior Financial Assistant


Salary Expectations

Expected monthly salaries for the different career paths are as follows:


Role And Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities vary depending on the career path you choose to follow and your employer. Duties typically include:

  • Evaluating outcomes for business investments
  • Evaluating financial operations
  • Calculating financial deductions
  • Maintaining financial records and transactions.

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:

The Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course is the first theoretical course you are expected to do in your journey towards a Financial Management: National Diploma.

To study the Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate course, you will need to complete your Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course first.  


What Are My Options After Receiving A Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate?

After completing your Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course, you can either register for the Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate course or apply for entry-level jobs in Financial Management, such as an Accounting Clerk or a Junior Financial Assistant.

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Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate Curriculum

The Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate curriculum consists of four study subjects, of which you are required to write two assessments and two examinations for each, during the course of the year.


Assessments To Be Completed In Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

The assessments to be completed during the Financial Management N4 course include:

  • Financial Accounting N4 Assessment 1
  • Financial Accounting N4 Assessment 2
  • Computerised Financial Systems N4 Assessment 1
  • Computerised Financial Systems N4 Assessment 2
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Assessment 1
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Assessment 2
  • Management Communication N4 Assessment 1
  • Management Communication N4 Assessment 2


Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate Exams

For each subject taken, you are required to write two examinations. There will be one internal examination and one external examination, per subject taken.

Why Choose To Study With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning?

Choosing to study via distance learning through Bellview Institute will provide you with many benefits and advantages that are designed to make your learning experience easy and convenient, while still providing you with the best quality teaching. View our benefits here.

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Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

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How Do I Study For Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate?

To study the Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course, you will need the minimum requirement of a Matric. Once you have that, you need to:


When Can I Start Studying Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate?

You can start studying for a Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate at any time, provided you have a Matric certificate. Bellview’s application process is open all year round.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Financial Management: NATED N4 course introduces you to the fundamentals of financial management and teaches you the basics of pursuing a career in this direction.

The National N4 Certificate is a post-matric National Certificate and is the first National Certificate you will receive in Financial Management.

You can only receive your Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate once you completed all the relevant assessments and exams required.

The Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate has a total of 60 credits.

The Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate is equivalent to any certificate at NQF level 05.

A Matric Certificate (National Senior Certificate or Amended Senior Certificate) is required to apply for the Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course.

Bellview will provide you with all the study material you need to pass your course.

To find out the current course fees of the N4 Financial Management course, contact one of our course specialists.

Yes, maths is an important subject in Financial Management. You will learn skills such as analysing, financial planning and investment assessing in Financial Management, all of which requires you to have a solid foundation in understanding mathematics.

The N4-N6 National Certificate Financial Management courses teaches you the skills you will need to start your career in financial management.

After you have obtained your Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate, you can apply for the Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate or you can join the workplace by applying for entry-level financial management jobs.

No, you cannot. If you have obtained an N4 National Certificate, you can apply for an N5 National Certificate course.

To pass your financial management course, you will have to complete your tests and assignments as well as pass your final exams.

The Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate will take you 6 to 12 months to complete.

If you have obtained a Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate, you can apply for an entry-level job or you can further your studies by applying for the Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate.

Yes, it is. Financial Management is amongst the highest careers in demand. Companies are always looking for someone to manage and maintain their financial books.

The NATED N4 National Certificate is not equivalent to anything. The Department of Higher Education and Training designed the NATED courses to have specific purposes and unique learning outcomes.

The N4 National Certificate is registered on the NQF system on NQF Level 5 but is not equivalent to any qualifications on the same level.

Yes, it does. Some subjects that you will do in the Financial Management courses will cover Accounting.

Yes, it is. Financial Management courses can be quite hard as they require a lot of calculations and analytical thinking.

No, you cannot. To study Financial Management courses, you will need to have either a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

Yes, they do. NSFAS funds many courses at public education institutions, they do not fund Bellview Institute of Distance Learning courses because we are a private college. We do, however, offer multiple payment options that will make paying for your studies significantly easier.

Three basic questions that Financial Managers have to keep in mind include:

  • Which long term investments would be best for the company?
  • How can the business raise funds for selected investments?
  • How can current financial management be improved?

Yes, the Financial Management courses are accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations.

These are the best Finance jobs:

  • Investment banker
  • Information technology auditor
  • Compliance analyst
  • Financial advisor

Mostly financial maths. You will need to have basic mathematical skills that will allow you to handle finances correctly. There is no need to have intensive knowledge on maths in order to study a Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate.

There are no specific subjects needed to study the Financial Management NATED Courses. However, if you have subjects such as the following, it would be easier for you to understand the course. These subjects are:

  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Studies

No, The N4 Certificate is not a diploma. The N4 certificate is a post-Matric qualification and the first step in the process towards obtaining a diploma.

Taking this course will help you to develop skills like financial literacy, transparency, leadership, decision making and critical thinking.

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: May 9, 2022