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The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) offers courses in Business Management, Office Administration, and Bookkeeping and Accounting. Each programme is developed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge, as well as the equivalent qualifications, to prepare you for working in the business world.


ICB Business Management

The ICB Business Management programme consists of three study modules, designed to provide you with all the necessary qualifications to aid in pursuing a career in the business sector. At Bellview, you can study the following ICB Business Management courses:

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate
Certificate Type:
ICB National Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 04
Duration:
12 months

The Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate is the first course taken in your ICB Business Management programme, and aims to introduce you to the financial world by providing you with all the necessary knowledge about bookkeeping and accounting, in relation to a business and its finance.

Course Information:

Course NameSmall Business Management Financial Management: ICB National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeNational Certificate: ICB Small Business Financial Management
Award Issued By

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET

SAQA ID48736
NQF Level04
Course Duration12 months
Credits120
Entry Requirement

Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate

OR

Grade 11 or Equivalent Certificate

Office Administration - Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate
Certificate Type:
ICB Higher Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05
Duration:
26 months

The Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate is the second course taken in your ICB Business Management programme, and aims to introduce you to the administrative side of business, by providing you with the basic knowledge in office administration, and the running of an office space.

Course Information:

Course NameOffice Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeHigher Certificate: ICB Office Administration – Business Management
Award Issued By

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET

SAQA ID23619
NQF Level05
Course Duration26 months
Credits240
Entry Requirement

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

Financial Accounting - Business Management: ICB National Diploma

Course Summary

Course Name:
Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma
Certificate Type:
ICB National Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 06
Duration:
36 months

The Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma is the final course taken in your ICB Business Management programme, and aims to finalise everything you have learnt in your previous courses, by expanding your knowledge in business management, mainly in the area of financial accounting.

Course Information:

Course NameFinancial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeNational Diploma: ICB Financial Accounting – Business Management
Award Issued By

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET

SAQA ID23619
NQF Level06
Course Duration36 months
Credits280
Entry Requirement

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

ICB Office Administration

The ICB Office Administration programme consists of three study modules, designed to provide you with all the necessary qualifications to aid in pursuing a career in administration. At Bellview, you can study the following ICB Office Administration courses:

Office Administration: ICB National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Office Administration: ICB National Certificate
Certificate Type:
ICB National Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05
Duration:
24 months

The Office Administration: ICB National Certificate is the first course taken in your ICB Office Administration programme, and aims to introduce you to all the foundational skills needed to effectively run the administrative side of a business.

Course Information:

Course NameOffice Administration: ICB National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeNational Certificate: ICB Office Administration
Award Issued By

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET

SAQA ID23618
NQF Level05
Course Duration24 months
Credits120
Entry Requirement

 

Matric Certificate:

National Senior Certificate

OR

Amended Senior Certificate

Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate
Certificate Type:
ICB National Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 05
Duration:
28 months

The Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate is the second course taken in your ICB Office Administration programme, and aims to expand on the knowledge you have gained in your previous course, while also introducing you to new administrative concepts.

Course Information:

Course NameOffice Administration: ICB Higher Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeHigher Certificate: ICB Office Administration
Award Issued By

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET

SAQA ID23619
NQF Level05
Course Duration28 months
Credits240
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: ICB Office Administration

Office Administration: ICB National Diploma

Course Summary

Course Name:
Office Administration: ICB National Diploma
Certificate Type:
ICB National Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 06
Duration:
36 months

The Office Administration: ICB National Diploma is the final course taken in your ICB Office Administration programme, and aims to finalise the knowledge you have learnt in your previous studies, as well as introduce you to new administrative aspects, such as management and finance.

Course Information:

Course NameOffice Administration: ICB National Diploma
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeNational Diploma: ICB Office Administration
Award Issued By

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET

SAQA ID35958
NQF Level06
Course Duration36 months
Credits360
Entry Requirement

Higher Certificate: ICB Office Administration

ICB Bookkeeping And Accounting

The ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting programme consists of four study modules, designed to provide you with all the necessary qualifications to aid in pursuing a career in bookkeeping and accounting. At Bellview, you can study the following ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting courses:

Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate
Certificate Type:
ICB National Certified
Course Level:
NQF level 03
Duration:
16 months

The Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate is the first course taken in your ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting programme, and aims to help you build a career in the financial world, by teaching you the basics of financial accounting.

Course Information:

Course NameBookkeeping: ICB National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeNational Certificate: ICB Bookkeeping
Award Issued By

FASSET and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

SAQA ID58375
NQF Level03
Course Duration16 months
Credits120
Entry Requirement

Grade 10 Certificate or Equivalent Certificate

Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate
Certificate Type:
ICB Further Education and Training Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 04
Duration:
24 months

The Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate is the second course taken in your ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting programme, and aims to build on the knowledge you have gained in your previous course, by advancing your understanding of finance.

Course Information:

Course NameBookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeFET Certificate: ICB Bookkeeping
Award Issued By

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET

SAQA ID58376
NQF Level04
Course Duration24 months
Credits130
Entry Requirement

Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate

Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma

Course Summary

Course Name:
Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma
Certificate Type:
ICB National Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 05
Duration:
28 months

The Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma course is the third course taken in your ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting study programme, and aims to build on the bookkeeping knowledge gained in your previous courses, by teaching you everything there is to know about financial accounting.

Course Information:

Course NameTechnical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeNational Diploma: ICB Technical Financial Accounting
Award Issued By

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET

SAQA ID36213
NQF Level05
Course Duration28 months
Credits251
Entry Requirement

Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

Certified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma

Course Summary

Course Name:
Certified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma
Certificate Type:
ICB National Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 06
Duration:
36 months

The Certified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma is the final course taken in your ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting study programme, and aims to complete your knowledge in finance literacy and accounting administration, in the form of both theoretical and practical learning.

Course Information:

Course NameCertified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeNational Diploma: ICB Certified Financial Accounting
Award Issued By

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET

SAQA ID20366
NQF Level06
Course Duration36 months
Credits280
Entry Requirement

Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma

ICB Course Subjects

The ICB offers various subjects in each of the courses on offer. For each course, the amount of subjects you will handle will vary, and the difficulty thereof will increase, as you progress in your studies.

ICB Business Management Subjects

During your ICB Business Management studies, in each of the various courses, you will cover the following subjects:


Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate Subjects

  • Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)


Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Subjects

  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resources Management (HRLR)


Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma Subjects

  • Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Business Management) (RTAP)

What Will I Learn In ICB Business Management?

Your learning outcomes, for each of the courses taken in your ICB Business Management programme, are as follows:


Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • Creating annual budgets
  • Keeping track of business transactions
  • Financial statement preparations
  • Making a gross salary and deduction calculations
  • VAT and tax returns calculations


Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • VAT Calculations
  • Putting together tax returns
  • Learning communication within a business environment
  • Keeping track of business transactions
  • Creating business strategies and goals


Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma Learning Outcomes

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Understanding the legal system
  • Internal Auditing
  • External Auditing
  • Theory and practice of accounting
  • Governance in the workplace

Benefits Of Having An ICB Business Management Qualification?

Having an ICB Business Management qualification provides you with all the needed credentials to start a career in the business sector of a company. As management is a crucial part of every business, having an ICB qualification will allow you to pursue a number of high paying career paths.


Career Opportunities

With an ICB Business Management qualification, you will be able to pursue a wide variety of careers in business management, including the following:

  • Financial Accountant
  • Business Consultant
  • Accounting Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Sales Assistant


Salary Expectations

The following are the predicted monthly salaries for the various careers in Business Management:


Role And Responsibilities

For the various career paths in Business Management, you can expect the following roles and responsibilities:


Financial Accountant Roles And Responsibilities

  • Creating financial statements
  • Overseeing tax payments
  • Analysing financial transactions
  • Recommending sound financial practices
  • Managing financial records


Business Consultant Roles And Responsibilities

  • Consulting with clients
  • Organising commercial initiatives
  • Obtaining client information
  • Analysing financial reports
  • Creating business plans


Accounting Officer Roles And Responsibilities

  • Managing business investments
  • Assessing data records
  • Creating accounting procedures
  • Collaborating with legal counsels
  • Observing financial statements


Human Resources Manager Roles And Responsibilities

  • Recruiting potential new employees
  • Overseeing pay, leave, and benefits administration
  • Enforcing company policies and procedures
  • Creating innovative employee training strategies
  • Ensuring that all labour rules are adhered to


Sales Assistant Roles And Responsibilities

  • Ensuring merchandise is replenished
  • Assisting customers
  • Responding to client inquiries
  • Managing payments and the processing thereof
  • Receiving product delivery

ICB Office Administration Subjects

During your ICB Office Administration studies, in each of the various courses, you will cover the following subjects:


Office Administration: ICB National Certificate Subjects

  • Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)


Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate Subjects

  • Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • Economics (ECON)


Office Administration: ICB National Diploma Subjects

  • Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Management (MGMT)

What Will I Learn In ICB Office Administration?

Your learning outcomes, for each of the courses taken in your ICB Office Administration programme, are as follows:


Office Administration: ICB National Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • How business leaders hire people to think and act on their behalf
  • The secretary’s job and function inside a company
  • The fundamental accounting principles
  • The fundamentals of cost and management accounting
  • How to calculate recovery rates by allocating and distributing overhead costs
  • The marketing process


Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • Apportioning and allocating costs of overhead
  • The issue with the economy
  • Organisational structures and their benefits and drawbacks
  • Organisational and functional ties
  • The history and evolution of South Africa’s industrial relations
  • Labour relations (the interaction and processes)
  • Ergonomics and its role in creating conducive working environments


Office Administration: ICB National Diploma Learning Outcomes

  • The framework for gathering, analysing, and presenting financial data
  • Managing a close corporation
  • Planning a public relations campaign
  • Organisational behaviour.
  • The development of management philosophies
  • Organisational structure and management functions

Benefits Of Having An ICB Office Administration Qualification?

Having an ICB Office Administration qualification will provide you with the necessary credentials to strengthen your employability when applying for jobs at various organisations. 

Because all companies rely on the competence and skills of its administrative staff, not only are your chances of your employment high, but the number of career routes you could potentially pursue are virtually endless.


Career Opportunities

With an ICB Office Administration qualification, you will be able to pursue a wide variety of careers in office administration, including the following:

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Manager
  • Customer Service Manager


Salary Expectations

The following are the predicted monthly salaries for the various careers in Office Administration:


Role And Responsibilities

For the various careers paths in Office Administration, you can expect the following roles and responsibilities:


Public Relations Manager Roles And Responsibilities

  • Making arrangements for public appearances
  • Answering media inquiries
  • Disclosing facts in order to generate publicity
  • Managing negative publicity
  • Putting together press releases
  • Setting up promotional events
  • Proposing promotional brand concepts


Human Resources Coordinator Roles And Responsibilities

  • Assisting with HR recruitment
  • Maintaining employee data and assisting employees with administrative tasks
  • Assisting with the processing of payroll
  • Assisting with employee pay and benefits
  • Developing procedures for enhancing employee performance


Office Manager Roles And Responsibilities

  • Setting up meetings and conferences
  • Creating office reports
  • Taking care of correspondence and inquiries
  • Keeping meetings from overlapping
  • Overseeing office supplies and furniture
  • Reviewing client surveys in order to enhance the workplace


Administrative Manager Roles And Responsibilities

  • Managing employee recruitment and training
  • Managing and communicating objectives to team members
  • Creating training and coaching policies
  • Making sure the workplace is a safe and healthy place to work
  • Creating policies that boost operational efficiency


Customer Service Manager Roles And Responsibilities

  • Managing the customer service department
  • Developing new company policies
  • Recruiting and training employees
  • Creating customer satisfaction policies
  • Taking care of consumer concerns and inquiries

What Will I Learn In ICB Bookkeeping And Accounting?

Your learning outcomes, for each of the courses taken in your ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting programme, are as follows:


Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • Organising credit card purchases and sales
  • VAT transactions and how to keep track of them
  • Compiling and keeping track of financial records
  • Petty cash management
  • Keeping track of a company’s financial transactions


Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • Interpreting accounts and finalising them
  • Financial statement interpretation and writing
  • Maintaining and producing financial records and accounts in the general ledger
  • Calculating VAT transactions and returns
  • Using computerised accounting software


Technical Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma Learning Outcomes

  • Processing documents relating to products and services
  • Keeping track of your capital purchases and sales
  • Data input, storage, and output
  • Cost reporting
  • Highlighting cost trends, and proposing cost-cutting strategies
  • Cost estimation
  • Preparing and executing an audit
  • Sorting accounting and non-financial data


Certified Financial Accounting: ICB National Diploma Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the concepts and procedures that govern bookkeeping and accounting and putting them into practice
  • Understand and apply cost and management accounting ideas to a company’s operations
  • Understand the structure and operation of the taxation system in South Africa
  • The legal system in terms of common law, equity and precedent, civil law, criminal law, statute law, case law, and European Union law.
  • Making financial management decisions that are both effective and relevant
  • Understanding internal and external auditing principles
  • Effective communication as an accountant

Benefits Of Having An ICB Bookkeeping And Accounting Qualification?

Having an ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting qualification will provide you with the necessary knowledge and credentials needed to improve your employability when pursuing a professional career in bookkeeping, or accounting. 

This means that with an ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting qualification, you will not only have the capabilities to pursue a wide variety of career paths in finance, but could also potentially establish and start your own bookkeeping business.


Career Opportunities

With an ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting qualification, you will be able to pursue a wide variety of careers in bookkeeping and accounting, including the following:

  • Accounting Officer
  • Assistant Operations Manager
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Tax Advisor


Salary Expectations

The following are the predicted monthly salaries for the various careers in Bookkeeping and Accounting:


Role And Responsibilities

For the various careers paths in Bookkeeping and Accounting, you can expect the following roles and responsibilities:


Accounting Officer Roles And Responsibilities

  • Ensure tax and accounting rules are followed
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Evaluating internal systems, hazards, and potential for improvement
  • Budget preparation and adjustment
  • Examining financial documents
  • Monitoring profits and expenses


Assistant Operations Manager Roles And Responsibilities

  • Hiring and training new staff and employees
  • Monitoring company budgets, costs, and income
  • Resolving client issues that may escalate
  • Keeping track of employees, scheduling, and customer interactions
  • Keeping schedules from overlapping
  • Placing orders for materials and equipment that are required


Financial Accountant Roles And Responsibilities

  • Preparing monthly financial reports
  • Conducting internal audits
  • Creating budgets for organisations
  • Ensuring that tax regulations are followed
  • Updating financial policies and practices
  • Keeping track of all tax payments


Management Accountant Roles And Responsibilities

  • Providing guidance on how to maximise income while reducing expenses
  • Analysing and creating financial statements
  • Performing risk assessments and forecasting
  • Putting together budget reports
  • Studying market trends
  • Examining a company’s financial performance


Tax Advisor Roles And Responsibilities

  • Organising and minimising tax liability
  • Creating tax-related paperwork
  • Researching tax legislation on a regular basis in preparation for implementation
  • Assisting consumers in comprehending their financial prospects
  • Submitting tax returns
  • Calculating various tax-related statistics

ICB Courses Curriculum

The ICB course curriculum includes a number of assessments that you must register for, in order to put what you have learnt in class to the test. Each course requires a minimum grade of 60% in order to pass.


ICB Courses Assessments To Be Completed

For each course taken, you will receive three assignments, two tests, and a final examination, as part of your ICB course assessments. To sit for your final exam, you must first complete all of your course assignments. Your assignments can be completed at any point during the course of your studies.

To register for your course assessments, you have to visit the ICB Student Portal. You will gain access to ICB MACCI once you are registered, and will be able to see your test results, as well as apply for your PoE, and final exams.


ICB Course Assignments To Be Completed 

Your ICB courses will consist of the following assignments and tests to be competed:

  • Formative Assignment 1
  • Formative Assignment 2
  • Formative Assignment 3
  • ICB Test 1
  • ICB Test 2


The first two assignments for each course will be completed online, while the third and final assignment should be downloaded and completed offline, from your digital
Portfolio of Evidence (PoE)

Before taking your final examination, you must complete all course assignments and tests. If you do not submit your assignments and tests before your final examination, you will not be allowed to write.


ICB Course Exams

Your ICB final examinations will be held at the end of each study module, and will count for 70% of your final grade. As a result, in order to pass your course, you must complete all course assignments before taking the final exam.

If your PoE is not completed by the time your final exam is scheduled, you will be unable to take the examination, and will be required to re-do the entire course.

Why Choose To Study With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning?

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Bellview Institute of Distance Learning ICB Courses Facebook Group

If you want to learn more about our ICB courses, you can join our ICB Course Facebook Group. In the group, you will be able to interact with our staff and fellow students, and will also have the opportunity to ask questions, and stay up to speed on all of our ICB course content.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

There are a variety of ways to apply for our ICB courses with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. You can choose to:

  • Call us on our toll-free line at 080 039 0027
  • Contact one of our qualified course specialists
  • Call or WhatsApp us: 065 656 9818


How Do I Study For An ICB Course?

To begin your ICB study journey, you have to follow the following steps:


When Can I Start Studying For An ICB Course?

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers all ICB courses, so you may begin your studies whenever you like. All you need are the required paperwork, and to meet all the course entry requirements. Registration is available at any time of the year.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is an organisation that provides accredited qualifications in areas such as management, administration, bookkeeping, and accounting.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning  offers the following ICB courses available for you to study:

  • Business Management courses
  • Office Administration courses
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting courses

No, you do not need Matric to study ICB courses. Bellview offers the following ICB courses, you can start with no Matric:

  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate (Grade 10 or Equivalent Certificate)
  • Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate (Grade 11 or Equivalent Certificate)

Bellview’s ICB courses vary in length, and are determined by the course you choose to study.

ICB Business Management courses typically take about 60 months to complete.

ICB Office Administration courses typically take about 88 months to complete.

ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting courses typically take about 68 months to complete.

Yes, ICB courses are recognised internationally as they meet the internationally set educational standards to ensure quality education.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers provides students with accredited and recognised qualifications in bookkeeping, accounting, and business.

No, there is no relation between ICB Diplomas and the entry requirements for university.

An ICB National Diploma is on an NQF level 06.

Most ICB programmes have 3 courses that start at an NQF 4 with the final course being an NQF 6. Some ICB programmes have 4 courses and start at an NQF 3.

The good news is that you don’t need to go to university to become a bookkeeper, as most professionals are qualified at diploma or certificate level. And whilst you can land an entry role without the relevant qualifications, employers will usually expect you to have knowledge of standard bookkeeping practices.

All ICB course providers are accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

The ICB, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, is the world’s biggest bookkeeping institution. With a worldwide membership of over 150 000 affiliates.

FASSET issues the ICB National Qualifications. You will also receive a programme completion certificate from the ICB.

Yes. ICB Courses are both nationally and internationally recognised.

According to payscale a Bookkeeper makes R178,501 per year.

The different ICB courses you can study include:

  • Bookkeeping and Accounting courses
  • Office Administration courses
  • ICB Business Management courses

When studying an ICB course, you are ensured a high quality learning experience. These courses are also recognized internationally, so you can use your qualification anywhere in the world to apply for job opportunities. Employers also hold these accredited qualifications in high regard, so you will be more employable.

Matric is on an NQF level 04.

You can start the following ICB courses without having a matric certificate:

  • Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate (Matric Equivalent)
  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate
  • Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate (Matric Equivalent)

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) mainly focuses on bookkeeping courses and qualifications. While the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) mainly focuses on accounting qualifications.

Yes, it is. Bookkeeping is in demand which means that if you study a bookkeeping course, you have a higher chance of securing a good job. Bookkeepers are important in the business world as they record the financial health of businesses.

If you wish to study an ICB course, then you can register at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. Bellview offers the following accredited ICB courses:

  • ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • ICB Business Management
  • ICB Office Administration

To become a bookkeeper, you will have to enroll in the ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting courses. The following bookkeeping courses are available at Bellview:

  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate
  • Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

No, you cannot. It is recommended that you register with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning to receive all the help and guidance you might need from a student support system, to ensure you pass your ICB course.

Yes, it does. NSFAS will fund ICB courses that are completed part-time, in a public higher education institution. If you are unsure if you qualify for the NSFAS bursary, you can still apply as long as you are studying in a public institution.


Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: June 10, 2022