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.

Please ensure you have read and meet the entry requirements before completing your enrollment

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.


AT(SA) – Accounting Technicians South Africa, an associate of SAICA


Certificate: Accounting Technician NQF Level 3


Accounting Assistant
Debit / Credit Controller
junior Bookkeeper


Good level of English litreracy and Numeracy skills.


6 - 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:

Study guides
Workbooks - Not for all subjects
Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform
Exam - Includes one free exam attempt

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 plans
Assessment downloads and uploads
SACOB Student Forum

Face to Face Classes

The Face to Face Classes builds on the Home Study and Online Classroom Package and has additional elements such as

Face to face classes 3 times per week
All learning materials (textbooks, study guides, workbooks, question and answer bank) supplied
Access to the SACOB online classroom throughout your studies
Small class size with guaranteed individual attention
Includes all AT(SA) exams (including computer based mock- practice exams and final exams)
Complete all 5 subjects for the level 3 qualification by end June 2019
Guaranteed pass follow our programme, complete all activities, attend all classes, participate in discussions, obtain 80% or more in an exam readiness mock exam and we guarantee you to pass. Additional Ts & Cs apply


Computer based assessments
Exams are available on demand on a date and time that suits you with instant results

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 .