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        As a CIMA-qualified, although you are exempted from the CTA in terms of the new SAICA-CIMA Membership Pathway Agreement (MPA), passing the SAICA Board 1/ITC requires up-to-date and very technical knowledge of the following 5 UNISA-aligned CTA modules; and that you take our SAICA Board 1/ITC Exam Preparation Course as below:           

        1.  Advanced & Applied Financial Accounting I (FAC4861/3); 

        2. Advanced & Applied Financial Accounting II (FAC4862/4); 

        3. Advanced & Applied Management Accounting (MAC4861/2);

        4. Advanced & Applied Auditing (AUE4861/2); 

        5. Advanced & Applied Taxation (TAX4861/2); and 

        6. SAICA Board 1/ITC Exam Preparation Course.  

        Item 6: the SAICA Board 1/ITC Exam Preparation Course itself is intensive, assumes full CTA knowledge; and shifts from individual application of modules 1-to-5 as above, to the integrated application as approached in the actual SAICA Board 1/ITC Exam. 

        You are required by the new SAICA-CIMA Membership Pathway Agreement, to pass the SAICA Board 1/ITC exam within a maximum of 2 attempts in any two calendar years. Should you not pass the exam after these attempts, you will be required to go back and do the CTA –thus, forfeiting your claim to the coveted CA(SA) designation under this express route.It is for this reason that we want to prepare you to get it right and pass 1st time in order to avoid being sent back to do the CTA. We therefore, strongly recommend that you enrol with us for the above 6 (5 CTA modules + 1 SAICA Board 1/ITC Exam Preparation Course) and undergo a full 10-12 months of face-to-face classes (Evenings and/or Weekends) in preparation for your SAICA Board 1/ITC Exam.  

        access the cima to saica requirements    STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

        Message from an SA Top Dual Designation FD/Group CFO 

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        “...In South Africa, you are expected to be CA(SA) especially to get to FD or CFO position...  CIMA [-on the other hand-] is very focused on management accounting and the day-to-day operations, how to manage your costs and how you strategically put the whole business together. The CA(SA) is very much on the financial reporting side, it will address tax for example -and auditing, so it has a lot to do with your control environment; it gives you some insight in terms of business but ultimately, it’s good to have both because they overlap whilst addressing each other’s weaknesses.”

        Am I Eligible?

        Your eligibility is determined by the number of years of relevant experience you have since you became a fully-qualified CIMA Member ("Post Qualification Experience"). Download Course and refer to page 2 to follow your eligibility. 

        Download SAICA Requirements here.

        Eligibility Questions?

        For more information, please visit our FAQs section, download our coursepack or email us at [email protected]

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                                    TEPP - W 
         Combined CTA (Refresher) & ITC Course

        On-Campus/Livestream For Self & Company Sponsored Students
                                TEPP - W 
        Combined CTA (Refresher) & ITC Course

        Livestream/Online Classes with Video Recorded Classes  
                                    TEPP - W 
        SAICA Board I/ITC Exam Preparation Course Only 

        ITC Prep Only (Weekends/Livestream) Classes  


        Each study option above has the following intakes:

        • Jan 2021 Intake (for Jan 2022 SAICA Board 1 Exam sitting); and

        • Jan 2021 Intake (for June 2022 SAICA Board 1 Exam sitting).

        Fees & Study Benefits

        Payment Terms: +20% deposit and balance payable over 6 months. 

        Course Package
        Fees per Module
        (Excluding Books)
        Fees per Module
        (Including Books)
        Advanced & Applied Financial Accounting I
        TEPP (W or I) 
        Advanced & Applied Financial Accounting II
        TEPP (W or I) 
        Advanced & Applied Management Accounting
        TEPP (W or I) 
        Advanced & Applied AuditingAdvanced & Applied Taxation
        TEPP (W or I) 
        SAICA Board I/ITC Exam Preparation Course
        EPOP (W or I)
        Combined CTA & ITC Course (For self-sponsored students ONLY)
        TEPP (W or I)  Combo 1
        Combined CTA & ITC Course (For company-sponsored students ONLY)
        TEPP (W or I)  Combo 2
        Combined CTA & ITC Course (Interactive Livestream)
        TEPP (I)  Combo 3

        The above fees are valid for 2021 but subject to 10% escalation from 2022, and covers ALL the required study materials (Prescribed Texts, Questions and Answer Banks, Course Notes + Mock exams) but excludes exam and registration fees due to the Professional Body.

        You can join the 2021 intake by enrolling and starting your payments prior to December 15th to secure these 2020 prices. Subject to spaces still open, enrolments for the June 2020 Intake will close on the 15th of June and that of the January 2021 intake will close on the 1st of February 2021.

        PAYMENT TERMS:   

        Pay ONLY a minimum of 20% per course together with a 1 – 6 months signed debit order mandate for the balance. This will secure immediate access to class as well as your study materials. Enrol or Get A Free Quote.

        The Interactive Livestream will beam the classes live over the internet for students who can not physically join our classes in Rivonia-Sandton.

        Video-recorded versions of the Livestream will then be made available (secured access) to students to catch up on any classes they missed due to work commitments.

        Prescribed Books List

        Books Included in your Package should you take our Full Package including books. If you wish to bring your own books, please ensure you have the following:

        Course Code
        Prescribed Title
        FAC 4861/3:
         SAICA VOL 1 & Descriptive Accounting  
        FAC 4862/4:
         SAICA VOL 1 & Group Statements VOL 1 & 2 
        MAC 4861/2:
        Managerial Finance (Skae) & Management and Cost Accounting (Drury)
        AUE 4861/2:
         SAICA VOL 1, 2 AND 3, Applied Questions on Auditing & Auditing Notes for SA Students  
        TAX 4861/2:
        SAICA VOL 3,  Silke on SA income Tax & Advanced Questions On SA Tax (Juta)

        Timetables Now Available (2022 Enrolments Open)

        Select below to get timetables

        Study Option/s

        The FAQs below emanate from the above Breakfast show organised by The CharterQuest Institute to respond to student queries about the CIMA-SAICA MPA. At the time of the event, it was not clear how SAICA will deal with certain pertinent questions. So, we provided you our best answers but undertook to confirm certain procedural issues with SAICA - having done so, we hereby publish our updated questions and answers. We hope this page helps you answer your pertinent questions about the agreement and our course structure. You are welcome to double-check our answers with SAICA (to Adrik:[email protected]) before making any final decision.  

        I was part of the Jan 18 intake in relation to the CIMA-to-CA program.

        I found that the operational processes were carried our extremely well, upon collection of our textbooks, everything was ready for us to collect and go, no admin. Kicking off the program on the right foot!

        In completing the course, I found that management of CQ supported unconditionally. They knew what we were going through. We received several motivational WhatsApp messages from Valentine (CEO), telling us to hang in there.

        From a lecturer point of view, these guys knew what they were talking about. I found that a 45min lecture is equivalent to 3 hours of self-study. The lecturers were open to discussion and reachable after hours.

        The biggest highlight for me was that each of the candidates received personalized feedback on every paper he/she wrote. The feedback was constructive and applicable to our areas of improvement.

        We were valued and constantly motivated to keep going, in the end, I think I would have struggled to pass the ITC (first time) without the professional guidance and assistance from the entire CQ team!

        Thank you for changing our lives!

         Francois Conradie • Jan 19 ITC Candidate

        My association with CharterQuest began in 2014. I was blown away at my first open day. The quality of service has only evolved over time with technology. 

        I have studied both my CIMA Strategic Level and the CIMA-to-SAICA programme through CharterQuest. 

        CharterQuest focuses on delivering on every aspect of the value chain. The passion for student success stems from the core of its business model. The entire team are driven to deliver their output with perfection. 

        My CIMA to SAICA conversion programme journey began by attending the open day at the Sandton campus. The booklet we received entailed all the keys facts about the conversion informing you at that point where you stand. Questions were asked and were adequately addressed.

        Next step was registration which was simple through the online portal. I was given the opportunity to sample the quality of the lecture through online streaming. I was satisfied by the knowledge of the lecturer and the ability to transfer the content of the materials. The textbooks provided were all relevant, useful, latest and definitely University standard. 

        The course materials were simple to understand, lots of practice questions. 

        Additional practice questions in each subject were provided. The online portal housed all the necessary content for download or print. The online portal was accessible directly from the web or via the app. This was a brilliant and innovative way to communicate to students. 

        I found the tests and mock exams good practice for the exams. These were well structured and properly communicated. 

        The lecturers are dedicated and committed to the success of the programme. They are always on time and always available to assist. The lecturers have possess practical experience which enhances the lecturing quality. 

        The Board course for me was the highlight as this is where my knowledge for the content came together. The board course material contained sufficient information for the final stretch into the exam. The notes were summarized and easy to follow. Adequate questions were provided. Principles were reinforced during classes. The motivation and confidence the lecturers had in the students was constant. 

        I am so grateful for CQ, the staff, management, lecturing team has been a pillar in my studies and contributed tremendously to my success. 

        Make the right choice, choose CQ as your Institution. 

        Fayma Govender • Jan 19 ITC Candidate


        ‘‘it is important for both of us because we’ve got the big number of professionals, mainly Chief Financial Officers in business, and this is where the qualification of a Chartered Accountant and that of a CGMA is very useful in running successful enterprises, to make sure that those CFOs are able to add value in business, and respond to practical things like sustainable growth, issues of avoiding the emergence of downgrades, issues of enhancing good governance, and making sure that corruption does not become an issue where Chartered Accountants and CGMAs have got a presence.’’

        Dr. Terence Nombembe 
        CEO: SAICA