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ICB Subject: Cost and Management Accounting

Course overview

This course is an intermediate level course and forms part of the ICB Financial Accounting Programme. If you want a working knowledge of financial management, managerial accounting, budgeting and costing, or be able to offer indispensable bookkeeping and accounting skills, or become an accountant in private practice, then this course is for you. The course also extends into the importance of business ethics in the 21 st century business environment.

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What you will learn

  • An introduction to managerial accounting
  • Controlling inventory and overhead costs
  • Accounting for a manufacturing enterprise
  • Budgeting and standard costing
  • Job costing
  • Contract accounting
  • Process costing
  • Financial Management

What you will be able to do

  • Completion of basic management accounts
  • Cost accounting
  • Breakeven analysis
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Advanced costing
  • Budgeting and standard costing
  • Financial management
  • Business ethics

How tuition will be delivered

This is a distance learning course.

How long you will study

This course can be completed in 3 months.

To enter the programme you need

  • National Certificate: Bookkeeping NQF L3 (SAQA ID: 58375)

What materials you will receive

The programme fees include all study materials and postage expenses. Study materials include a textbook, study and solutions guide and a free USB drive containing videos and solutions playlists. The programme fee excludes ICB registration and assessment fees.

How much it will cost

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How you will be assessed

This programme is assessed by the ICB and involves three formative activities (assignments), two formative evaluations (tests) during your studies and one summative assessment (final examination) at the end of your studies. The assignments and tests are included in your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) and counts 30% towards your final mark. You will hand in your PoE on the day you write your final examination. The final examination is written at an ICB assessment centre which is nearest to you and counts 70% towards your final mark. Final examinations are conducted quarterly in February, May, August and November for distance learning students.


This course is endorsed by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers ICB). Triversita (ICB provider accreditation number 301103) is an accredited tuition provider for Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

What certificate you will receive

Upon completion of the skills programme you will receive a results letter from the ICB for the subjects covered. You will be issued with your qualification certificate once you completed all the subjects that make up the qualification. 

How to enrol for this programme

Once you completed your enrolment with Triversita, you register with the ICB as a student member (if you are a first time ICB student) and enter for assessment for the ICB programme and subjects you wish to be assessed on. You can do this online on the ICB website or download and complete the learner registration and assessment entry form available on for this subject and submit it along with the correct assessment fee to the ICB, showing the date you want to sit the assessment. You will receive an email from the ICB to confirm your assessment entry. Triversita will assist you with the process.

How you can further your career

This skills programme forms part of the following national qualifications.

  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Bookkeeping NQF L4 (SAQA ID: 58376)
  • Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23618)

Once you completed this course you may elect to
continue your studies and complete the