CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting is CIMA’s own entry route to the CIMA professional qualification and is ideal for anyone who is new to the concept of management accounting.

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February 1, 2017
4 Months


Mr. Menega Meinerts
Junior Lecturer: ACCA | CIMA
Mr. Yannick Kouokam Kamne
Ms. Lovelyn Takang
Junior Lecturer - ACCA | CIMA
Mr. Andrew Maluleke
Mr. Joseph K Kamau
Training Coordinator- ACCA|CIMA | MICT
Mr. Adlight Masvaure
Lecturer: ACCA| CIMA


29 Siemert Street, Doornfontein, Johannesburg 2094 South Africa   View map

Course Summary

SAQA ID: 20400
NQF Level: 5
Duration: 1 Year part-time or 6 Months Full-time
Exams: 2 Hour Computer Based Assessments (4 Modules)       


  CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
  CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting (Operational Level) NQF Level 6
  CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
  CIMA Strategic Level (NQF Level

Who is this course intended for?

  • Accountants who do not have any formal qualifications
  • School Leavers who want to cut a career in Management Accounting
  • Accounting Practitioners
  • Management Accountants
  • Book Keepers aspiring to become Chartered Management Accountants
  • Internal Auditors
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Finance Directors
  • Anyone who have strong numerical (mathematics) skills and would like to have a progression in accounting field

CIMA Fees Summary:

CIMA Registration: GBP   77 = R 1540.00*
4 Exams x GBP 52: GBP 208 = R 4160.00*
CIMA Annual Subscription: GBP 108 = R 2160.00*
Total CIMA Fees R 7860.00

*NB: GBP Vs ZAR = R20 and may vary from time to time         

Tuition and Study Materials for Local Students*

Application Fee (Once Off) R   1000.00
4 Modules Tuition x R4100: R 16400.00    
4 Kaplan Study Texts x R995: R   3980.00
4 Kaplan Revision Kits x R895: R   3580.00
Total Tuition + Study Materials R 24960.00
Total Tuition + CIMA Fees Old Students  R 32820.00
Less Subscription R   2160.00
Total for New Students R 30660.00

*Local students: South African Citizens, Permanent Residents, Foreign Work / Business / Residence Visa Holders/ Refugees/ Asylum Seekers Permit Holders.

Tuition and Study Materials for International Students

Application Fee (Once Off) R   1000.00
4 Modules Tuition x R11700: R 46800.00
Total Tuition + Study Materials R 47800.00
Total Tuition + CIMA Fees Old Students  R 54660.00
Less Subscription R   2160.00
Total for New Students R 52500.00

Minimum Course Requirements:

  • CIMA does not have any minimum requirements except good command of English and Numeracy.
  • We expect the learner to have a minimum of Grade 12 level of education and passes in English and Mathematics or Equivalent
  • Degree and Diploma Holders from Accredited Higher Learning institutions may gain exemptions. Please request for more information.

Why Johannesburg Polytechnic?

  • Face to Face Tuition Support (for On Campus and On Company Site*) *Terms and Conditions Apply
  • Email and Telephonic Support (For Home Study)
  • Continuous Assessments Marked and Feedback given
  • 2 Interim Examinations per module
  • 1 Mock Examination per module (2 weeks before exam)

What next?

Download the course brochure and decide whether this course is right for you.

  • Register with CIMA as a student online: you can also request us to assist you with the registration. Registration fee will be required while registering, please have a VISA or MasterCard.
  • Select at least 2 or 1 modules (if you are working) per semester or 3-4 modules if you are full time student
  • Fill in the Application Form for Tuition.
  • Email back to us on:
  • Attach a copy of ID/Passport/Refugee or Asylum Seekers Permit
  • Send us R1000.00 Registration fee
  • 1 Passport size photo for you student card
  • Once we receive the documents:
  • We will Invoice you with the amount for the course. You have the option of paying it:
    • In full –All the amount for the courses / Modules you have selected
    • In three 3 Installments: 40% of the Fees on registration, 3 by 20% installments of the remainder on the 1st of every month for the next 3 Months
  • Examinations will be done on demand (when you are finished with each module).
  • Please read the rules and regulations of the college on Fees.

Need more information?

Feel free to call us today on 081 557 6375 or call CIMA South Africa:

Tel: +27 11 788 8723/ 0861 CIMA SA Fax: +27 11 788 8724 Email: Web:

Apply today and enjoy this prestigious qualification!

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