South Africa Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

The IAC is proud to announce that its courses received the much sought after SAQA accreditation

Human Sciences Research Council Evaluation (HSRC)

Diploma (14 or 16 subjects) – Senior certificates plus 3years (M+3),

Aligned to NQF Level 6

Higher certificate (10subjects) – Senior certificate +2years (M+2),

Aligned to NQF level 5

Certificate (6 subjects) – Senior certifidate+18months (M+1.5),

Aligned to NQF level 5

Preliminary Certificates Senior certificate+1 year (M+1),

Aligned to NQL level 4

Public Service Commission (State departments)

IAC Diploma: Relative Value Quotent 13(rvq13).A rating equivalent to that granted to university bachelors.

Close Corporations (Accounting Officers) in South Africa

IAC members holding any of the diplomas with at least three years relevant, practical work experience are qualified to perform duties of an Accounting Officer in terms of the Close Corporation Act (No69 of 1984) in South Africa:

Diploma in Financial Accounting

Diploma in Corporate Management

Diploma in Cost & Management Accounting


By virtue of their professional status and HSRC evaluation, the IAC Diplomas are recognized internationally for membership purposes by equivalent professional bodies or for further study, throughout the world, provided the IAC graduates meet the usual admission requirements in terms of post qualification experience.


Employers throughout Southern Africa recognize and acknowledge the attainment of an IAC qualification (and IAC Membership) as an important factor when making appointments, promoting personal or granting salary increases.

University of Zimbabwe

The University of Zimbabwe offers direct entry to the second year of their Bachelor of Accountancy Degree programme (BAcc) for students who have successfully completed the Institute’s Diploma in Financial Accountancy.

National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

National University of Science and Technology (NUST) offers IAC graduates a one-year bridging course enrooted to a master’s degree