This diploma will provide students with access to the SAICA Initial Test of Competence Board Exam. It provides students with technical, theoretical and appropriate practical knowledge to be successful, not only in the Board exam but also in the corporate arena.




  • Financial Accounting IV
  • Taxation IV
  • Auditing IV
  • Management Accounting and Finance IV

N.B All four courses must be passed in the same academic year

Entry Requirements

  • Wits University students who have successfully graduated with a BAccSci (Bachelor of Accounting Science) and who have passed Financial Accounting III, Auditing III, Management Accounting and Finance III and Taxation III in the same academic year, preceding their application are eligible for the PGDipAcc. 
  • Graduates from other universities with a SAICA accredited degree from a SAICA accredited university, who has met the entrance requirements of their home universities for the CTA equivalent year may apply for the PGDipAcc only. 
  • It is a requirement for these students to have passed all four of the “Big 4” subjects (Financial Accounting III, Management Accounting and Finance III, Taxation III and Auditing III) at a third-year level in the year preceding entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy.
  • In addition, students from other SAICA accredited universities who have not completed her/his undergraduate degree at Wits University are required to have achieved an average of 65% in these (“Big 4”) four subjects with no subject less than 60%.

Additional Entry Requirements May Apply

University Application Process

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

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University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.