Trainee Accountant Bootcamp

Start Date: 20 April 2024

Payment option : Once-off payment

Full course fee: R4 672.00

Lecturer: Innocent Shongedza
Lecturer: Charmaine Nadasan

Discover the Trainee Accountant Bootcamp by Accounting Academy. An online course covering soft / life skills, professional development, and technical competencies in accounting. No prerequisites required. Enroll now!

A Holistic Approach to Technical Skills and Life Competencies | SA Accounting Academy

About this Course

Welcome to the Trainee Accountant Bootcamp, a meticulously designed course that goes beyond traditional accounting education. We offer a holistic learning experience aimed at transforming you into a well-rounded, highly competent accounting professional, equipped to thrive in today's fast-paced business landscape.

Why do employers choose one candidate over another when both candidates have similar tertiary education qualifications? Why is technical competency not the only gateway to success in the business world?

The answer to both questions lies in an individual's life skills. Today's cut-throat and fast-changing business world demands a lot more than what was required in the past.

This Work Readiness Bootcamp aims to give you those important life skills while honing out your technical skills at the same time. We cover topics such as Life-long Learning, Interactive Communication, Professional Skills, Managing your Personal Finances, Computer Basics, Fundamentals of Accounting, and Computerised Accounting Online.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate Mastery of Fundamental Accounting Principles: Understand and apply core accounting concepts such as journals, debits and credits, and financial statements.
  • Develop Effective Communication Skills: Utilize verbal and written communication techniques to convey complex accounting information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Apply Critical Thinking in Decision-Making: Use analytical skills to evaluate financial data and make informed decisions that align with business objectives.
  • Exhibit Professional Etiquette: Understand and apply business etiquette in various professional settings, including meetings, emails, and presentations.
  • Utilize Productivity Tools: Gain proficiency in essential software like MS Word and MS Excel for tasks such as data analysis, report generation, and financial modeling.
  • Implement Personal Financial Management: Develop a personal budget and understand the basics of financial planning to manage your finances effectively.
  • Engage in Life-Long Learning: Identify resources and strategies for continuous professional development in the accounting field.
  • Collaborate Effectively in Teams: Work efficiently in diverse teams, understanding the roles and responsibilities of each member to achieve collective goals.
  • Adapt to Organizational Structures: Understand the functions within organizations and adapt your skills to meet the demands of various 'hats' you may wear in a professional setting.
  • Demonstrate Proficiency in Online Accounting Systems: Acquire the skills to navigate and utilize various online accounting software platforms, enhancing your adaptability and efficiency in modern accounting practices.


The course is delivered through the SA Accounting Academy online learning platform. It is divided into 15 modules that are easily digestible. In this way you can maintain a work-life balance whilst studying and improving your professional skills. The required effort is 4 to 8 hours per week.


Charmaine Nadasan

Charmaine is a facilitator for various learning programmes. She left the Banking sector after obtaining ten years retail credit experience to pursue her dream of owning her own business. With another ten years experience gained as a franchisee of two businesses she developed a passion for training. She thereafter completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education to pursue a career in the Education and training field.

Charmaine has since worked as an academy manager for 6 years and is currently a registered assessor and moderator for banking and management qualifications and unit standards with various SETA's.

Innocent Shongedza

Innocent has more than 12 years industry experience in various finance and accounting roles. During the past 10 years Innocent has moved into the training space where he facilitated on work-readiness programs for thousands of accounting and finance graduates. He is an assessor and moderator registered with various SETAs where he assesses and moderates accounting and finance qualifications. Innocent also trains QuickBooks Online as well as Sage Pastel.

Prerequisites / Admission Requirements

Anyone can attend this course. There are no minimum entry requirements.


Your assessments will be in the form of exercises and activities that you will need to complete during the training.

Assessment and Certification

Successful completion (i.e. completion of all modules) of this course will lead learners to be awarded with a certificate of completion.



  • Module 1: Life-long Learning
  • Module 2: Interactive Communication
  • Module 3: Basics of Organisations
  • Module 4: Basics of Interpersonal Relationships
  • Module 5: Business Etiquette
  • Module 6: Business Communication
  • Module 7: Productivity and Managing your performance
  • Module 8: Making Better Decisions
  • Module 9: Managing your Personal Finances
  • Module 10: Presentation Skills
  • Module 11: Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Module 12: Computer Basics
  • Module 13: Bookkeeping on MS Excel Part 1
  • Module 14: Bookkeeping on MS Excel Part 2
  • Module 15: Online Accounting Systems

For more information on what will be covered in the curriculum please download the prospectus.

About SA Accounting Academy

The SA Accounting Academy is an accredited private QCTO, SAICA - AT(SA) and ICB qualifications provider. We are committed to providing our students with the highest quality training and support, to ensure that your skills and knowledge are up to date and ready to face the challenges of the modern workplace. Qualifications and courses delivered are designed to ensure that you reach your professional goals and advance your career. With our experienced faculty, staff, and resources, you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality of training.

SAAA is a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor, with 125% procurement recognition. Training spend on certain solutions can be allocated against the Skills Development element of the B-BBEE Scorecard through accredited and nonaccredited training or claimed through SETA grants. In addition, 25% of your Skills Expenditure can be claimed on non-accredited training or courses.

Course Fees

Invest in your future with our comprehensive course. Our fee is an all-inclusive investment in your future.

The course fee is R 4 672.00 and includes the following for you:

Educational Resources:

  • Online Materials: Access a wealth of online resources, from e-books to webinars, enhancing your learning experience.

Learning Support:

  • Formative Assessments: Reinforce your understanding with assessments on different topics.
  • Learner Forum: Engage in meaningful peer-to-peer interactions through our dedicated learner forum. Share insights, ask questions, and collaborate on projects to enhance your learning experience.
  • Continuous Support: Our dedicated team is always on standby to assist with any academic or administrative queries, ensuring a smooth learning process.

Flexibility and Convenience:

  • Study Online: Complete your course and take your assessments online, giving you the freedom to learn from anywhere.

Payment Methods

Debit / Credit Card or Instant EFT

You can pay directly on our website for an easy, secure, and instant transaction. During promotional periods, customers can take advantage of additional savings. This is the fastest and most efficient option, saving both time and money.

EFT / Bank Deposit

You can make a payment directly into our bank account using your Online Banking App, Online Banking services, or by visiting your local bank branch.

Your Company / Employer

It may be beneficial for your company to invest in training for its staff members. As there are financial and tax advantages for doing so, please speak with your employer or Training / HR manager about the possibility of paying for this training.

Third Party

If you have someone who is willing to pay for your studies, such as a parent or relative, they can either log in and pay on our website or they can pay via any of the payment options above on your behalf.

Payment Options

Option 1: Once off payment

•    R 4 672.00

Corporate Training Solutions

At the Accounting Academy, we recognize the evolving needs of businesses in today's dynamic environment. Beyond our standard webinar offerings, we provide tailored corporate training solutions designed to empower your team with the latest in accounting and professional skills. Whether you're looking for online sessions or face-to-face training, our programs are crafted to ensure a comprehensive and engaging learning experience.

Drawing inspiration from modern training methodologies, our corporate solutions are interactive, adaptable, and focused on real-world applications. We prioritize hands-on learning, ensuring your team can immediately apply their newfound knowledge in practical scenarios.

Interested in a bespoke corporate training experience? Reach out to us at [email protected] or call 010 593 0466. Together, let's design a training program that elevates your team's capabilities and aligns with your organizational goals.

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