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Certified Junior Bookkeeper

12 Months Accredited Programme

Unit Standard: SAQA ID 58375 , NQF L3 with 120 Credits

Dates: Available on Request

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

Programme Introduction

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is a professional institute operating within the financial sector, which is one of the largest sectors in the South African economy. There is a significant demand for qualified professionals in this sector, and this scarcity of skills is not unique to finance; it is prevalent across all industries in the economy.

The Certified Junior Bookkeeper program has been designed to encompass a thorough array of essential skills in Accounting, making it applicable to various accounting roles across diverse organizations.

Entry Requirements:

  • You must be 16 years and above.

  • Grade 10 (Standard 8) or equivalent

  • No prior accounting knowledge is required.

  • If you have previously been awarded registered qualifications or part qualifications – or if you’ve been working in a relevant field – you may be able to get certain credits. For more information on the ICB’s procedure for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), go to

Type of qualification

  • Full-time/part-time

  •  Accredited by FASSET

  •   Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) / Agent Qualification SAQA Accredited

Procedure for enrolment

Complete an online application form at or contact us for ICB registration form. Complete a separate registration form.

Programme Objectives

The aim of this qualification is to:

  • Furnish the learner with the necessary knowledge, comprehension, skills, and practical experience to excel as a bookkeeper. This will contribute to individual growth, improve the learner’s employment prospects, and facilitate social transformation through the formal recognition of competencies, skills, and knowledge.

  • Empower the learner with a qualification that serves as an entry point into the accounting field. Successful completion of this qualification will not only equip the learner to efficiently perform accounting duties but also set them on a trajectory of continuous learning with higher-level qualifications.

  • Offer employers and other stakeholders a solid foundation for ensuring that individuals obtaining the qualification are proficient in serving as bookkeepers. They will be adept at providing accounting support and recording the day-to-day financial transactions of businesses and other organizations.

Who should attend?

  • Accounting Clerks

  • Tax Technicians/Administrators

  • Cost and Management Clerks

  • Debtors and Creditors Clerks

  • Junior Bookkeepers

Anyone interested in pursuing a career in Financial Management

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Subjects covered

Module 1: Business Literacy

Crafted to provide you with fundamental numerical and communication abilities essential for efficient functioning in the business environment.


Module 2: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

Introducing source documents, double-entry principles, subsidiary journals, the general ledger, and the accounting processes for various inventory systems, as well as reconciling bank and creditors statements.


Module 3: Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns

Introduction to payroll and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, along with fundamental principles of business ethics. Participants will gain the ability to execute the payroll function from a bookkeeping standpoint. Additionally, they will acquire skills in completing SARS payroll returns (including EMP201, IRP5, IT3a, IRP501) and learn how to fulfil the VAT201 return.


Module 4: Computerised Bookkeeping

It is crucial for the bookkeeper to possess the capability to execute the monthly bookkeeping tasks using a computer. In this section, you will acquire the skills needed for bookkeeping through the utilization of Microsoft Office and a computerized accounting software, such as Pastel.

Career fields

  • Junior Bookkeeper

  • Accounts administrator

  • Debtors’ administrator

  • Creditors administrator

  • Payroll administrator

  • SARS Returns Clerk

Study Options

  • Full Time

  • Part Time

  • In-house: All ICB modules and ICB master course can be delivered in-house. Option

  • Distant Learning

  • Revision Package

Career Progression

After successfully finishing this program, participants are eligible to progress to the ICB Certified Senior Bookkeeper course and obtain the title of Certified Junior Bookkeeper (CJBICB (SA)).

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