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Diploma in Accountancy Programme


DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY

The Diploma in Accountancy aims to develop, downstream and intermediate level accounting personnel capable of preparing various statutory returns and reports that support value addition of the accounting profession to the private and public sector organisations. The programme has 12 modules divided into two levels; The first level comprises seven (7) subjects that introduces candidates to the field of business and accounting in particular. The Second Level comprises five (5) subjects and prepares students to demonstrate a grasp of accounting skills required to prepare various statutory returns and reports that support value addition of the accounting profession to various businesses
and public sector.


REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

All students must register with the Institute at the start of their course. Students shall be registered within 14 days of receipt of application forms. Student registration numbers will be sent to all students.


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Minimum entry requirements

Level 1 School Leavers

 

Non School Leavers

Full School Certificate or its equivalent with five credits or better in English, Mathematics and three other subjects.

 

Holders of any other recognized qualifications approved by the Institute.

Level 2 Holders of any other recognized qualifications approved by the Institute.

NOTE:

A candidate who exhibits false school certificates, results transcripts and/or certificates shall be expelled from the Diploma in Accounting programme with immediate effect.


Methods of Study

The method of study shall be full time and part time at colleges and Institutions approved by TEVETA. Private home study also known as ‘self-study’ is also encouraged.

Full-time

The student on full-time study attends class at one of the accredited tuition providers as a full- time student of the ZiCA Diploma in Accounting Programme.

Part-time

The student on part-time study attends tuition at one of the accredited tuition providers as a part-time student of the ZiCA Diploma in Accounting programme.

Self-Study

The student on the self-study mode registers with the Institute and reads the materials for the subject they want to sit from home. They are not registered with any tuition provider.

Examinations


Timetable

ZiCA will run two examination sessions in a year: June and December. The Examination timetable for each year shall be sent to individual candidates and examination centres. The timetable will also be posted to the Institute’s website: www.zica.co.zm during the first week of February every year and published in all issues of the Student Accountant magazine.



Critical Dates

All registered students must pay the annual subscription fee by 1 January of each year. Any student who would have not paid their annual subscription fees by 28 February each year shall be de-registered. A de-registered student will be required to pay a student re-registration fee as prescribed by Council from time to time to activate his/her student membership.

 Fees  June  December
 Registration/Re-registration/
Exemption
 28 February  31 August
Subscription fees  1 January  1 January
 Examination  31 March 30 September

Examination Procedures

  • You must be in the examination room at least 30 minutes before the paper is due to commence.The doors will be closed at that time to enable the invigilator to issue instructions and distribute stationery, and give you an opportunity to sign the attendance register.
  • Do not bring any paper or printed material into the examination room. Possession of such material may result in your being barred from participation in the examination.
  • Examination paper on which to answer the questions will be provided.
  • Cell phones are not allowed in the examination room.
  • If you arrive more than 40 minutes after the starting time of the examination, you will not be allowed to sit that paper.
  • You will not be permitted to leave the examination room during the first hour nor the last 30 minutes.
  • You will not be allowed finally to leave the examination room without permission until you have handed in your answer booklets.
  • You must cease writing immediately the invigilator has declared the examination over.

Course Structure

The Diploma in Accountancy aims to develop, downstream and intermediate level accounting personnel capable of preparing various statutory returns and reports that support value addition of the accounting profession to the private and public sector organisations. The programme has 12 modules divided into two levels:

Level 1

The first level comprises seven (7) subjects that introduces candidates to the field of business and accounting in particular.

DA1 Financial Accounting

Students will acquire skills necessary to support the recording and
maintenance of financial records..

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DA4 Information Technology

Students will acquire skills necessary to have a quality and Communication and secure information system...

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DA7 Principles of Management

Students will acquire skills necessary to understand the key concepts of managing organisations and use them in relevant ways.

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DA2 Quantitative Analysis

Students will acquire skills necessary to apply mathematical and statistical models to analyse data..

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DA5 Costing Accounting

Students will acquire skills necessary to record costs and apply a range of costing methods...

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DA3 Business Economics

Students will acquire skills necessary to apply economic concepts relevant to business environment...

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DA6 Business Law

Students will acquire skills necessary to apply business law to situations that arise from business operations...

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Level 2

Comprises five (5) subjects and prepares students to demonstrate a grasp of accounting skills required to prepare various statutory returns and reports that support value addition of the accounting profession to various businesses and public sector..


DA8 Financial Reporting

Students will acquire skills necessary to support the preparation of single and basic group financial statements which comply with IFSR...

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DA11 Principles of Auditing

Students will acquire skills necessary to test internal controls and obtain appropriate audit evidence in accordance with the International Standards on Auditing...

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DA9 Management Accounting

Students will acquire skills necessary to analyse and apply management accounting techniques to support cost control...

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DA12 Governance and Company Law

Students will acquire skills necessary to apply good corporate governance principles and company law to management...

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DA10 Taxation

Students will acquire skills necessary to compute appropriate taxes, and prepare statutory tax returns to facilitate compliance with the tax law.

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