Available Financial Management Courses

The Financial Management Diploma course consists of three theoretical courses, as well as a practical training component. It is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to have a successful career in Financial Management.

What Is Financial Management: N4 National Certificate?

Course Summary

Course Name:
Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N4
Duration:
12 months
The Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course, is the first theoretical course that makes up your Financial Management qualification. This course teaches you the basic knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in Financial Management.

Course Information:

Course NameFinancial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate
AccreditationThe 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 Duration12 months
Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate:

Amended Senior Certificate
OR
National Senior Certificate

What Is Financial Management: N5 National Certificate?

Course Summary

Course Name:
Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N5
Duration:
12 months

The Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate course, is the second theoretical course that makes up your Financial Management qualification. This course expands on the knowledge and skills learnt in the previous Financial Management N4 course.

Course Information:

Course NameFinancial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Financial Accounting N5 Internal Exam
Financial Accounting N5 External Exam

Computerised Financial Systems N5 Internal Exam
Computerised Financial Systems N5 External Exam

Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5 Internal Exam
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5 External Exam

Cost and Management Accounting N5 Internal Exam
Cost and Management Accounting N5 External Exam

Award TypeNational Certificate: N5 Financial Management
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID66954
NQF Level05
Course Duration12 months
Entry RequirementNational Certificate: N4 Financial Management

What Is Financial Management: N6 National Certificate?

Course Summary

Course Name:
Financial Management: NATED N6 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N6
Duration:
12 months

The Financial Management: NATED N6 National Certificate course, is the third and final theoretical course taken in your Financial Management qualification. This course completes the knowledge and skills learnt in the previous two courses, and prepares you for the workforce.

Course Information:

Course NameFinancial Management: NATED N6 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Financial Accounting N6 Internal Exam
Financial Accounting N6 External Exam

Computerised Financial Systems N6 Internal Exam
Computerised Financial Systems N6 External Exam

Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6 Internal Exam
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6 External Exam

Cost and Management Accounting N6 Internal Exam
Cost and Management Accounting N6 External Exam

Award TypeNational Certificate: N6 Financial Management
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID66998
NQF Level05
Course Duration12 months
Entry RequirementNational Certificate: N5 Financial Management

What Is Financial Management: NATED N6 National Diploma?

Course Summary

Course Name:
Financial Management: NATED N6 National Diploma
Certificate Type:
National N Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 06, N6
Duration:
18 months

The Financial Management: NATED N6 National Diploma course, is a practical training course that is done during or after completion of all your theory based studies. Once you have gained a Financial Management: NATED N6 National Certificate, you have to complete 18-months of practical training to get your Financial Management National Diploma.

Course Information:

Course NameFinancial Management: NATED N6 National Diploma
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

The National Diploma course involves only practical training, so there will be no examinations. However, you will be required to complete all tasks according to the National N Diploma: Financial Management: Logbook

Award TypeNational N Diploma
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
SAQA ID67040
NQF Level06
Course Duration18 months
Entry RequirementNational Certificate: N6 Financial Management

Subjects For The NATED Financial Management Diploma Course

Subjects you will cover in your NATED Financial Management Diploma course includes:

Subjects For Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

Subjects you will cover in the N4 Financial Management course include:

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

Subjects For Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

Subjects you will cover in the N5 Financial Management course include:

  • Financial Accounting N5
  • Computerised Financial Systems N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5

Subjects For Financial Management: NATED N6 National Certificate

Subjects you will cover in the N6 Financial Management course include:

  • Financial Accounting N6
  • Computerised Financial Systems N6
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Cost and Management Accounting N6

Subjects For Financial Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

This course does not have any subject requirements. However, you will be required to complete a set of tasks as per the Financial Management Logbook. During your 18-month practical training, you will be required to put all the theory you learnt to practise.

What Will I Learn?

During your Financial Management N4 – N6 National Certificate studies, you will gain and complete in-depth knowledge and understanding of financial topics of a business. You will learn about:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Communication
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Computerised Financial Systems


The Financial Management Diploma course requires you to complete 18-months practical work training. This ensures that you can enter the job market with all the relevant skills needed to ensure a successful career in Financial Management.

Career Opportunities

Career paths you can follow will vary based on the level of qualification you have. The following career opportunities are available with a Financial Management qualification: 

  • Financial Manager
  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial Administrator


Salary Expectations

Your salary expectation will vary based on the career path you choose to follow, your experience and your employer. The monthly expected salary for the different career paths are as follows:


Roles And Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities will vary depending on the career path you choose to follow, your experience and your employer. Roles and responsibilities in Financial Management typically include:

  • Financial reporting
  • Preparing tax returns
  • Documenting audit tests
  • Processing income and expenses

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:

The Financial Management Diploma course is a three part theoretical course, with the first course being the Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate, and the last course being the Financial Management: NATED N6 National Certificate.

Once you have your Financial Management: NATED N6 National Certificate, you have to complete practical work training for 18-months. Once you have submitted your Financial Management Logbook, you will be eligible to receive your Financial Management National Diploma.

What Are My Options After Receiving My NATED Financial Management Certificates?

After completing your Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate, you can:

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After completing your
Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate, you can:


After completing your
Financial Management: NATED N6 National Certificate, you can:


After completing your
Financial Management National Diploma, you can:

  • Apply for jobs in Financial Management

NATED Financial Management Diploma Course Curriculum

Each course consists of a total of four subjects. For each subject taken, you are required to complete two assessments and two examinations during the course of the year.

Assessments To Be Completed In NATED Financial Management Diploma Course

The assessments to be completed during the Financial Management N4 National Certificate 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


The assessments to be completed during the
Financial Management N5 National Certificate course include:

  • Financial Accounting N5 Assessment 1
  • Financial Accounting N5 Assessment 2
  • Computerised Financial Systems N5 Assessment 1
  • Computerised Financial Systems N5 Assessment 2
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5 Assessment 1
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5 Assessment 2
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5 Assessment 1
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5 Assessment 2


The assessments to be completed during the
Financial Management N6 National Certificate course include:

  • Financial Accounting N6 Assessment 1
  • Financial Accounting N6 Assessment 2
  • Computerised Financial Systems N6 Assessment 1
  • Computerised Financial Systems N6 Assessment 2
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6 Assessment 1
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6 Assessment 2
  • Cost and Management Accounting N6 Assessment 1
  • Cost and Management Accounting N6 Assessment 2


The assessments to be completed during the
Financial Management N6 National Diploma course include:


If you already have a job, you can simply ask your Manger or Supervisor to assign you the relevant tasks as per the
Financial Management Logbook. Your Manager then needs to ensure that you have completed the tasks and sign in the appropriate place in the Logbook.

If you do not have a job and want to get practical training, you can register to be placed with a business through iWIL

iWIL is a government platform that helps students get career based training, where you will also need to complete and submit a Logbook that documents the tasks you completed while working at the business.

NATED Financial Management Diploma Exams

The NATED Financial Management Diploma course consists of two exams per subject, with a total of four subjects. You will write eight exams per year, for three years. 

There will be one internal examination and one external examination, per subject taken at each course level.

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Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Financial Management Facebook Group

You can join Bellview’s Financial Management Facebook group to interact with Bellview staff and fellow students. You will receive the latest updates and news on all the NATED Financial Management courses, and are free to ask any questions.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

Bellview’s registrations are open all year round. You can apply by:


Call or WhatsApp: 065 656 9818
Landline Number: 021 838 8280

How Do I Study For A NATED Financial Management Diploma?

To study the Financial Management National Diploma courses, the minimum requirement is a Matric Certificate. If you have a Matric Certificate, you can:

When Can I Start Studying For A NATED Financial Management Diploma?

You can start studying the Financial Management National Diploma course at any time, provided you have all the necessary entry requirements. Bellview’s application process is open all year round.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Financial Management is a good career, and one of the most in-demand jobs in South Africa.

A National N Certificate in Financial Management, is a post-matric qualification, achieved upon completion of the N4 – N6 National Certificate courses in Financial Management offered at Bellview.

A Matric Certificate is the minimum requirement of entry to a NATED Financial Management course. It would be beneficial to have some background knowledge on Maths or Finance.

To get a National Diploma in Financial Management, you will need to complete all the theoretical based course studies, and achieve a National N6 Certificate. Only then will you be eligible for a National Diploma.

Good Financial Manager need to be:

  • Good Leaders
  • Good Communicators
  • Very Organised
  • High Attention to detail

Yes, NATED courses are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO).

Financial Management courses can be considered hard. However, the more you learn, the better you will understand the course material.

The Financial Management National Diploma course takes 54 months to complete.

If you wish to grow your career in the finance field, then it would be beneficial if you:

  • Register for business and financial management courses
  • Expand your knowledge of business and financial concepts
  • Grow your network
  • Get a mentor to help and guide you

Both financial and management accounting are great career paths. A business can operate with only financial accounting but having management accounting will ensure the business is more successful. This will ensure the business has accurate financial statements and a strategic financial business plan.

The Financial Management NATED diploma course can take you up to 54 months to complete, including 18 months practical training to receive your National Diploma.

Yes, it is. Having a career in finance is great as you learn about advanced financial concepts and management of finances.

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: May 13, 2022