AT (SA) Level 3 – Certificate: Accounting Technician

We provide a solid base for building a career in accounting, finance and business. Our AT(SA) qualification equips you with the latest, and industry related knowledge and skills.

This study option includes:

AT (SA) Basic Accounting 1

AT (SA) Basic Accounting 2

AT (SA) Basic Costing

AT (SA) Computerised Accounting

AT (SA) Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance

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Do you have a firm understanding of numbers, a passion for accounting or the desire to run your own business? This qualification covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques; from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to computerised accounting. It’s ideal if you’re new to working in finance or you’re looking to expand and develop your foundation knowledge and skills.

With this qualification, you can act as an account, creditor, debtor and payroll clerk, calculating monthly remunerations and returns, as well as reconciling bank and supplier statements. These duties are integral to the successful administration of a business. By developing the skills needed to function in this area, you’ll become an indispensable member of the workforce.


Accounting Technicians South Africa


Certificate: Accounting Technician LG NQF Level 3


Accounting Assistant
Credit Controller


Good level of English litreracy and Numeracy skills.


12 months


AT SA Basic Accounting I
AT SA Basic Accounting 2
AT SA Work effectively in accounting and finance
AT SA Basic Costing
AT SA Computerised Accounting


Home Study

The Home Study Package offers:

• Textbooks
• Study guides
• Workbooks - Not for all subjects
• Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform

Online Classroom

The Full Online Classroom Package builds on the Home Study Package and provides you with the digital resources that may be available for your course as well as giving you access to the SACOB Online Classroom. The Online Classroom Package offers:

• Video Kit
• Study maps
• Study plans
• Lecturer/Concept videos
• Quizzes
• Assessment downloads and uploads
• SACOB Student Forum


Continuous Online Assessments

What's next

You are now eligible to further your studies with SACOB and AT(SA) and can enroll in the AT (SA) Level 4 – FET Certificate: Accounting Technician .