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Access increased employment opportunities when you shift your career a gear up

Your call
  • Do you want to lay the foundations of your career in finance?

  • Do you want to learn the fundamentals of Accountancy?

Prospective Careers:

  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Cashier
  • Credit Controller
  • Inventory and Store Manager

What the students say...

Maxwell Muvevi (Student)
I have a passion for accounting. It is something I have always dreamed about and
this course helps me fulfill my dreams



Who will issue your certificate?

Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the Part 1 exams, you’ll be awarded the SAAA Part 1 Certificate in Accountancy. Then you can move on to Parts 2 and 3. When you pass those exams, you’ll be awarded the SAAA Diploma in Accountancy. Next, you can go on to Part 4, and work towards the SAAA Higher Diploma in Accountancy. SAAA Part 1 is the first step on your ladder to success!

A qualification from the Southern African Association of Accountants is designed to equip you with financial management skills. This highly regarded, Zimbabwean-based qualification enjoys regional recognition and is valued by both the private and public sectors.

The SAAA family of qualifications gives you, firstly, a disciplined and structured introduction to accountancy. Successive steps up the SAAA ladder of qualifications use this firm foundation to move towards a broader and wider knowledge of accountancy.

You can increase your earning power by using your SAAA qualifications as credits towards a variety of other accounting qualifications.


Entry requirements for this course

To join the SAAA family and kick-start your career, you must have either the SAAA Foundation Certificate in Accountancy or 2 “A” levels and 5 “O” levels including English Language and Mathematics or Accounts.

Bring certified copies of your certificates with you when you come to Speciss College to register as a student!


What you will learn

There are 5 subjects in the Southern Africa Association of Accountants Part 1 syllabus. You must study all 5 subjects. They are:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Human Resources Management

You can see the syllabus in detail on the SAAA website. You can find the link on the Resources Menu.

What exams will you write?

Exams are held in June and November each year. You can choose to start your course in January or July each year. You’ll register for the exams with the Examinations Officer at Speciss College.

Information on the exam fees, which are payable at least 6 weeks before the exam, can be obtained from the Examinations Officer or from the SAAA website.

When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.


What about books and stationery?

You’ll need to bring your own notebooks and writing materials to your classes. For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops.

The list of prescribed and recommended books is available on the SAAA website.  We strongly urge you to buy a copy of the prescribed text.


Similar courses you should consider at Speciss

Similar courses which you can study at Speciss College include banking, management, marketing, finance, administration, purchasing, salesmanship and computer skills.


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