Unisa does not necessarily give automatic credits for ICB subjects, however they too (like us) have a RPL – Recognition of Prior learning department and they evaluate each application individually and on personal merit. So, if you have completed a level 6 qualification from anyone of our program streams you may submit an application to Unisa. Unisa will evaluate your application and determine if the qualification you have versus the one you are applying for can be given credits or serve as an entry into the Unisa qualification you are applying for. There is no guarantee that you will be accepted into Unisa though.
If you are not successful in the Unisa application please do try the following avenues: –
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a respected, international, accounting professional body – headquartered in the UK. CIMA grants exemptions to the qualifications the ICB offers. CIMA offers training and qualifications in management accounting. ICB graduates holding the National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF 6 qualification can apply to CIMA for up to 6 exemptions. If a student holds the ICB’s Certificate: Office Administration NQF 5, a student can get 2 exemptions from CIMA.
ACCA is another UK based professional body and is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. ICB graduates holding the National Diploma: Financial Accounting NQF 6 qualification can study further through ACCA. A student can receive up to 6 exemptions to further their studies towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant with ACCA.
Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa offers several professional qualifications in this specific field of corporate governance, and grants exemptions for certain ICB subjects. Students can contact them to find out more information.