PART-TIMEComputerised BookkeepingSaturday classes start 23 March | Evening classes (2nd Sem TBA)

About this programme

Computerised bookkeeping is a subject component for the various ICB accounting programmes.  These programmes are the National Certificate in Bookkeeping, FET Certificate in Bookkeeping, National Diploma Technical Financial Accounting and the National Diploma Financial Accounting. 

It is essential that a Bookkeeper is able to work effectively on a computer. To successfully pass Computerised Bookkeeping, students need to demonstrate competence in basic business computing and using a computerised accounting package.

This subject focuses on Pastel accounting and also includes the completion of the monthly bookkeeping cycle on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

This subject is one of the 4 modules that make up the National Certificate in Bookkeeping.

Programme outline

The following topics will be covered in the programme:

Installation and registration of Pastel Partner
Understanding the Pastel “language” and navigation
Creating and setting up a company
Create and maintain general ledger accounts
Create and maintain supplier and customer accounts
Create and maintain inventory items
Take on balances and journals
Supplier and customer processing
Cashbook, petty cash and journal processing
Month-end and year-end procedures

Certification on successful completion of studies

Upon successful completion of each subject, students will receive a results letter for that subject.  On successful completion of all the subjects, students will receive a full transcript of results and the ICB will apply to FASSET on the student’s behalf for the National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting (NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 36213) to be awarded.

Programme duration 

  • Saturday mornings (08:30 – 12:30) for a period of 9 weeks, OR
  • Saturday afternoons (13:00 – 16:00) for a period of 12 weeks, OR
  • Monday and Wednesday evenings (17:30 – 19:30) for a period of 9 weeks