Available Matric Equivalent Courses

Why Should I Study A Matric Equivalent Certificate?

Matric Equivalent Certificates aim to equip students with specialised skill sets even if they did not complete their matric. Here are some reasons to study a Matric Equivalent Certificate:

  • You can get on a matric NQF level and further your education
  • You will learn special skill sets that will make you more employable
  • If you get your Matric Equivalent Certificate you can use it to further your studies
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Our Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited with the ICB who is the Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) for the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

View our Accreditation to offer ICB Matric Equivalent Certificate courses.


ICB: Bookkeeping And Accounting – Matric Equivalent Certificate

Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate

SAQA ID number: 58375
Qualification Title: National Certificate: Bookkeeping
Qualification Type: National Certificate
Originator: SGB HET Accountancy and Financial Management
Course Credits: 120
NQF level 03

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

The qualifying learner will be able to:

  • Administer credit purchase and credit sales transactions
  • Apply knowledge of income, receipts, payments, and expenses
  • Administer Value Added Tax (VAT) transactions
  • Complete reconciliation statements, general ledger accounts, and trial balances
  • Administer petty cash
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of personal taxation
  • Apply knowledge of business taxation
  • Record business financial transactions
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Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate:

  • Identify and solve problems by thinking and making responsible decisions
  • Work with others as a member of a team
  • Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate the performance
  • Communicate well using mathematical and language skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving situations do not exist in isolation
  • Benefit by full personal development, thus contributing to the social and economic development of South African society at large

Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

SAQA ID number: 58376
Qualification Title: Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping
Qualification Type: Further Education and Training Certificate
Originator: SGB HET Accountancy and Financial Management
Course Credits: 130
NQF level 04

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

The qualifying learner will be able to:

  • Finalise and interpret accounts
  • Interpret and draft financial statements
  • Maintain financial records and prepare general ledger accounts
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  • Calculate and record Value Added Tax transactions and complete VAT returns
  • Establish, maintain and use a computerised bookkeeping system


Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and solve problems by thinking and making responsible decisions
  • Work with others as a member of a team
  • Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate the performance
  • Communicate well using mathematical and language skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving situations do not exist in isolation
  • Benefit by full personal development, thus contributing to the social and economic development of South African society at large


ICB: Financial Management – Matric Equivalent Certificate

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

SAQA ID number: 48736
Qualification Title: National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management |
Qualification Type: National Certificate
Originator: SGB GET & FET Business, Commerce and Management Studies
Course Credits: 120
NQF level 04

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

The qualifying learner will be able to:

  • Record business transactions and prepare statements
  • Calculate Value Added Tax (VAT) and prepare tax returns
  • Calculate gross pay and deductions 
  • Prepare IRP 5s as required by legislation
  • Interpret final accounts as per organisational requirements
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  • Calculate the cost of products and distinguish between fixed and variable costs, carry out break-even analysis and calculate selling prices
  • Prepare a business plan and budget
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace


Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Make organisational payments
  • Calculate Value Added Tax using VAT rules and rates
  • Calculate gross wages from time records
  • Make adjustments for stock evaluation, depreciation, and bad debts
  • Calculate the level of the working capital required in the business
  • Draw up financial business plans


Department Of Higher Education And Training

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning has been awarded a distance learning Exam Number by the DHET Exams division: 01999921101199995016

What Are Matric Equivalent Certificates?

A Matric Equivalent Certificate is an NQF level 4 qualification. This means that it is on the same NQF level as a standard matric certificate.

Accredited courses that are on an NQF level 4 are considered as an NQF Level equivalent to a matric certificate.

Students who did not get their matric certificate, cannot go to university, or do not need a degree to go into their chosen career field will benefit greatly from doing a Matric Equivalent course. These courses will equip students with special skill sets that they can apply in their work field.

Job opportunities and different courses will often specify that you can apply with a matric or an equivalent certificate. This means that you can continue your career path or further your studies with either of the two qualifications.


What Will I Learn

Each Matric Equivalent course will equip you with a special skill set that will prepare you for that work field.

Matric Equivalent Distance Learning Courses

Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate and Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

During this course, you will learn skills that are essential in Bookkeeping and Accounting, such as leadership, flexibility, paying attention to detail, as well as critical thinking.

These skills can be applied to many different careers in the business field. If you complete the rest of the ICB Bookkeeping programme, you could even start your own business.


Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

This Matric Equivalent course will help you to improve management skills like strategic planning, communication, and task distribution.

If you choose to complete the other ICB Business Management courses, you will be able to act as a reputable business manager in big companies, or even start your own business.

Our Matric Equivalent Certificate Courses

Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate

Entry Requirements

You will need a grade 10 or grade 10 equivalent certificate (NQF level 2). You need to be 16 or older to start this course and you do not need any prior knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting.

This is not a Matric Equivalent course, but you will need to complete this course in order to do the following course which is a Matric Equivalent Course.


Subjects

You will cover the following subjects during your National Certificate: Bookkeeping course:

  • Introduction to Business English
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (PMSR)
  • Computerised Bookkeeping (CPBK)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
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Course Duration

This course takes a total of 16 months to complete.


Award Type

National Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF level 3).

Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

Entry Requirements

You will need to get your National Certificate: Bookkeeping qualification in order to start with this course.

This is a Matric Equivalent Certificate course that can be completed after the previous course.


Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during this course:

  • Introduction to Business English
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (PMSR)
  • Computerised Bookkeeping (CPBK)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)
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Course Duration

It takes a total of 24 months to complete this course.


Award Type

Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping (NQF level 4).

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

Entry Requirements

You will need a grade 11 or grade 11 equivalent certificate (NQF level 3) in order to start with this Matric Equivalent Course.


Subjects

You will cover the following subjects during this course:

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

     

Course Duration

This course takes a total of 12 months to complete.

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Award Type

National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (NQF level 4).

Career Opportunities With Matric Equivalent Certificates

After completing your Matric Equivalent Certificate, you will have many different career options.

Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate

Senior Bookkeeper

Senior Bookkeepers maintain and record various systematic sets of business transactions.


Role And Responsibilities Of A Senior Bookkeeper

Some roles and responsibilities of Senior Bookkeepers include:

  • Maintaining subsidiary accounts
  • Reconciling entries
  • Preparing financial reports
  • Balancing ledgers
  • Establishing a chart of accounts
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What Is The Salary Of A Senior Bookkeeper?

Senior Bookkeepers have an average monthly salary of R 14 600. This amount can go up to around R 22 400 per month.


Junior Accountant

Junior Accountants are supervised by an Accounting Manager, so they usually assist them with accounting jobs.


Role And Responsibilities Of A Junior Accountant

Some roles and responsibilities of a Junior Accountant are:

  • Updating financial records
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Ensuring invoice payments are made on time
  • Gathering payroll expenses

What Is The Salary Of A Junior Accountant?

Junior Accountants make an average monthly salary of R 15 314. This can go up to R 22 141 per month.


Business Analyst

Business Analysts act as a link between the project manager and end-user.


Role And Responsibilities Of A Business Analyst

Some roles and responsibilities of a Business Analyst include:

  • Identifying business problems
  • Variance analysis
  • Budget forecasting
  • Monitoring business performance

What Is The Salary Of A Business Analyst?

Business Analysts earn an average monthly salary of R 39 700 which can go up to R 61 900.


Credit Controller

Credit Controllers collect and reconcile invoices and other credit information owed to the business.


Role And Responsibilities Of A Credit Controller

Credit Controllers have some of the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting credit checks on clients
  • Setting up credit terms for new clients
  • Evaluating new requests regarding credit
  • Responding to client queries

What Is The Salary Of A Credit Controller?

On average, Credit Controllers earn about R 32 100 per month. They can however earn up to R 50 000.


Financial Services Officer

Financial Service Officers are in charge of overseeing transactions within the company.


Role And Responsibilities Of A Financial Services Officer

The roles and responsibilities of a Financial Services Officer include:

  • Analysing creditworthiness of clients
  • Preparing financial portfolios
  • Assisting clients with loan applications
  • Customising financial products to the need of clients

What Is The Salary Of A Financial Services Officer?

The average monthly salary of a Financial Services Officer is about R 16 300 to R 25 900.


Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

Human Resources Assistant Manager

Human Resource Assistant Managers take care of new and potential employees.


Role And Responsibilities Of A Human Resources Assistant Manager

Some of the duties of a Human Resource Assistant Manager include:

  • Training new employees
  • Selecting potential new employees
  • Managing payrolls
  • Maintaining updated employee records

What Is The Salary Of A Human Resources Assistant Manager?

Human Resource Assistant Managers earn about R 39 000 per month. This can go up to R 62 000 per month depending on duties.

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Office Manager

Office Managers ensure that the office environment is running smoothly and efficiently.


Role And Responsibilities Of An Office Manager

Some roles and responsibilities of an Office Manager include:

  • Managing databases
  • Organising meetings
  • Ordering office supplies
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Preparing reports

     

What Is The Salary Of An Office Manager?

On average. Office Managers earn about R 27 600 to R 43 000 per month.


Sales Assistant

Sales Assistants are the first point of contact for customers entering an establishment.


Role And Responsibilities Of A Sales Assistant

Some roles and responsibilities of Sales Assistants include the following:

  • Advising customers
  • Processing payments
  • Promoting special offers
  • Keeping stock records
  • Arranging displays

     

What Is The Salary Of A Sales Assistant?

The average monthly salary of a Sales Assistant can range between R 12 100 to R 19 300.


Market Research Analyst

Market Research Analysts are responsible for analysing information regarding the market and business endeavours.


Role And Responsibilities Of A Market Research Analyst

Some roles and responsibilities of a Market Research Analyst are:

  • Monitoring sales
  • Researching trends
  • Measuring marketing strategies’ effectiveness
  • Collect customer data

     

What Is The Salary Of A Market Research Analyst?

The average monthly salary of a Market Research Analyst is R 36 900. This can go up to R 58 700 per month.

Benefits of Studying at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is a college that offers accredited courses for career-driven individuals. Here are some of the many benefits of studying with Bellview:

  • Study from anywhere: As Bellview is a distance learning institution, you can study from anywhere you would like
  • Career-specific courses: Bellview offers many accredited courses that you can choose to further your studies and career
  • Career building: With Bellview, you will have the opportunity to get a whole new set of skills. These skills will help you build a career in the field of your choice. Both practical and theoretical elements are covered in these courses, so you will have the opportunity to hone these career-based skills 
  • Study and work: Studying with Bellview gives you the chance to work and study at the same time. You can adjust your study schedule so that you have time for other duties as well
  • Easy application: We have different channels for you to reach out to us. You can apply online, call our landline (0800 39 00 27), or speak to a course expert if you need further assistance
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Why Choose To Study A Matric Equivalent Course Through Distance Learning

Distance Learning is a great option for those who are looking to further their studies. Here are some of the benefits of distance learning:

  • Working from home: As you do not need to attend physical classes with distance learning, you can study from home
  • Set your own pace: Distance learning lets you study whenever you have the time. You just need to be ready by the time of your examinations
  • Work and study: Being able to study in your own time will give you the chance to work while you are studying. You can make money while furthering your education
  • Fewer transport costs: With no physical classes, you do not have extra transport costs
  • Promotion potential: Studying while you work will improve your skill sets. These new skills could earn you a promotion at work
  • Cheaper studies: With distance learning, you will study credible and high-quality courses without physical classes which will help you to save money
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Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to meet the following requirements to pass matric on a Bachelor’s Degree level:

  • Minimum of 40% for your Home Language
  • Minimum of 50% in four other high subjects
  • Minimum of 30% in two other subjects

A Matric Certificate is on an NQF level 4, so any qualification that is also on an NQF level 4 is seen as a matric equivalent certificate.

Many employment opportunities and further study options will mention that you can apply with a matric certificate or an equivalent qualification. 

No, an NQF level 3 qualification is equivalent to a grade 11 certificate. If you need a matric or matric equivalent certificate, you cannot apply with an NQF level 3 qualification.

A Matric Equivalent Certificate is an NQF level 4 qualification. This means that it is on the same NQF level as a standard matric certificate.

Accredited courses that are on an NQF level 4 are considered as Matric Equivalent Certificates.

Since most universities require potential students to have a matric certificate (NQF level 4), you can apply to a university with this qualification. Some universities only accept standard matric certificates while others also accept equivalent certificates that are also on an NQF level 4.

Yes, a Matric Equivalent Certificate is an accredited qualification that is on an NQF level 04.

There are four Matric pass levels. The details of each pass level are as follows:

National Senior Certificate Pass:

  • The minimum requirements for passing matric
  • Minimum of 40% in your Home Language
  • Minimum of 40% for two other subjects
  • Minimum of 30% for three other subjects
  • You can fail one of your subjects, but then you must get at least 30% for the rest of your subjects

 

Higher Certificate Pass:

  • Minimum of 40% in your Home Language
  • Minimum of 40% for two other subjects
  • Minimum of 30% for three other subjects

 

Diploma Pass:

  • Minimum of 40% in your Home Language
  • Minimum of 40% for three other high credit subjects
  • Minimum of 30% for two other subjects

 

Bachelor’s Degree Pass:

  • Minimum of 40% in your Home Language
  • Minimum of 50% for four other high subjects
  • Minimum of 30% for two other subjects

Yes, the Amended Senior Certificate is the same as a standard matric certificate. You can use it just as you would use a traditional matric certificate to apply for further studies or jobs.

No, you cannot. Buying a matric certificate is a crime that could result in a big fine, up to five years in jail, or both.

A Matric Certificate is on an NQF level 4. A NATED N4 certificate is one level higher, an NQF level 5.

Yes, the Department of Basic Education’s website has a section where matric results can be viewed. You can simply log in with your student number to have a look at your matric results.

Once you have completed the Matric Equivalent course(s), you will be on an NQF level 04.

The Matric Equivalent course duration differs depending on which courses you have to complete. Our Matric Equivalent courses have the following durations:

If you would like to create your own study schedule and work from home, Distance Learning could be a great option for you. Distance Learning can be just as effective if not more so than contact learning if you study at a reputable institution.

Our Early Child Development courses or Educare, you will need to have a Matric Certificate. However, you can consider taking an Adult Matric course or a Matric Upgrading course in order get a matric certificate or upgrade your certificate if you did not pass your matric.

In order to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree Matric pass, you will need:

  • Minimum of 40% in your Home Language
  • Minimum of 50% for four other high subjects
  • Minimum of 30% for two other subjects

This is a pass level in Matric that allows you to study Higher Certificate courses at a college. It means you have passed Matric with an admission point score (APS) of at least 15.

At Bellview we offer the following Matric Equivalent Courses:

  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate
  • Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate
  • Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

After obtaining your Matric Equivalent qualification, you can further your education and study an ICB course.

Yes. Our Matric Equivalent courses are recognized by the South African Qualifications Authority, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

The minimum requirement to start the various Matric Equivalent courses are as follows:

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

Matric Equivalent courses range from NQF Level 03 – 04. NQF Level 04 courses are on the same level as a Matric Certificate.

An Equivalent qualification means that particular qualification is similar to or equal to the level of education and value as another qualification.

Technical Matric is known as N3 Matric. It is on the same NQF level as the National Senior Certificate. It is accredited on NQF level 04 by the South African Qualifications Framework (SAQA).

No, you cannot. You cannot apply to university with N3, but you can apply at college.

No, an NQF 5 is not equivalent to a Matric. An NQF 4 is equivalent to a Matric.

If you do not have Matric, you can apply for the following courses:

  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate
  • Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate
  • Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

If you want to get a Matric Equivalent Certificate, you can apply for the Matric Equivalent courses at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. You can apply for these courses if you have a Grade 10 or 11 end-of-year Certificate or an Equivalent.

Yes, it is. Matric is on NQF Level 4.

If you do not have a Matric Certificate, you can apply for our Matric Equivalent courses. If you are interested in getting a Matric Certificate, you can apply for our Matric Programmes.

Yes, you can. At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, we offer Matric courses that you can study online.

NQF level 04 is equivalent to a Matric Certificate.

A Grade 12 or Matric equivalent refers to another certificate that is the same as a Matric Certificate. This refers to any certificate that is also an NQF level 04 certificate.

The different types of pass levels in Matric are:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • Higher Certificate (HS)
  • Diploma (D)
  • Bachelors Degree (B)

Although there are courses that do not require a Matric certificate, it is important to have a Matric certificate because it gives you a wider range of courses you can further your studies in. This will set you up for unlimited career options in the future.

No, you cannot. Even though you will be studying from your home, you will be writing your exam at a registered exam venue.

For information on the course fees, contact our course specialists.

The following courses are equivalent to Matric:

  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate
  • Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate
  • Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

A Matric Equivalent Certificate is a qualification that is on the same NQF level as the Matric Qualification. These courses are accredited by SAQA to recognise the course as a qualification and group it under the National Certificate (Matric) Level on the NQF system

Yes, NQF level 4 is the same as obtaining a matric qualification (Senior Certificate, National Senior Certificate and the National Certificate (Vocational)

Anyone who does not have a Matric certificate, but wishes to obtain a similar certificate can study for a Matric Equivalent Course.

You can study at distance learning colleges like Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning.

Yes, our Matric equivalent courses are accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

No, you can only prepare for the exams online. You will have to write your exams at a registered Department of Education exam venue.

These are the Matric Equivalent courses NQF levels:

  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate – NQF level 3
  • Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate – NQF Level 4
  • Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate – NQF level 4

A Matric certificate and a Matric equivalent course both fall under the same NQF level. As a result, these courses and a Matric certificate have the same qualification level and are equal to each other.

The SAQA IDs for the Matric Equivalent Courses are:

  • Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate – 58375
  • Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate – 58376
  • Small Business Management: ICB National Certificate – 48736

The Bookkeeping: ICB FET Certificate course subjects are:

  • Financial Statements
  • Cost and Management Accounting

Yes, the Bookkeeping Course is accredited by the Quality Council For Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Sanel Van Staden
Date Published: November 24, 2021