What if I can’t study full time?
Candidates who cannot attend full-time university can study part time towards their BCom Accounting degree through UNISA, and begin a 5-year training contract immediately.
If I have completed my BCom Accounting degree, what are my options?
Candidates who have already completed a BCom Accounting degree at a recognised institution can choose to begin a 3-year training contract and study towards their Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) part time or continue to study full time for their CTA and start their 3-year training contract thereafter.
How long is a SAICA training contract?
The length of the training contract is determined on the academic qualifications of the candidate. Please see previous questions.
What exams do I need to write to become a chartered accountant?
Once a candidate has completed their BCom Accounting and CTA and signed a training contract, they are required to write two qualifying exams: the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) and the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). These exams are set and administered by SAICA.