National Certificate Small Business Financial Management (NQF4)

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National Certificate Small Business Financial Management (NQF4)

Course Fee: R8,850.00

The Small Business Financial Management qualification is broken down into 3 subjects, which are entered and examined individually by the ICB.

Course content

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.

1. Business Management

Cost and price products and manage working capital. Operate a personal computer.

2. Bookkeeping to Trail Balance

Demonstrate an understanding of the documentation, processing and recording of a business’s financial transactions.

3. Business Literacy

Communicate effectively with the business stakeholders. Show that you know what it means to be a general manager.

Additional information


Once off full payment, 4 months, 6 months
Registration Fee: R 3000 (included in course fee)

Registration Fee

R 3000 (included in course fee)

How to study this programme

The Institute of Business Management – IBM is your training provider while the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) is the examining body. You first have to enroll with the Institute of Business Management – IBM, select an exam date and enter an exam for each module. When you enter for your exam, you receive a digital PoE (Portfolio of Evidence) with all tests and assignments.  Your study material will be couriered to you included in the course fee. For the National Certificate Small Business Financial Management you receive 3 learner guides and 3 PoE’s and you enter and write 3 exams.

This PoE includes 3 assignments and 2 tests that you complete during your study phase. Each PoE is submitted and assessed together with a final exam.

Once you have passed all subjects in a qualification, the qualification is awarded by the ICB and FASSET.

Learner Assistance

You will be assigned a learner assistant that will help you throughout the course of your studies. Learner assistants may be contacted by email or telephone.

Read more about the ICB, fees, and assessment information by following this link: ICB information

Professional Designation

Assistant or administrator in human resources, office management, legal, administration, public relations, marketing, sales, customer relations. Junior Researcher, Junior Analyst, Sales Assistant


9 Months


  • NQF Level 4
  • ICB & QCTO Certification
  • SAQA Qualification ID: 48736
  • Credits: 120
  • Subjects: 3
  • 3 Assignments and 2 Tests per subject

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 11 (Std 9) or equivalent

Course Fee Breakdown

The course fee per subject includes textbooks and delivery, but does not include the exam fee or the annual ICB registration fee. Please see the table below for the total course fee breakdown:

Per Subject Total
Course Fee 3 subjects R2 950 R8 850
Exam Fee 3 subjects R 675 R2 115
ICB Annual Registration Fee N/A R 360
Total R11 315

Installment Payment Options

Study material can be downloaded immediately once the Registration Fee has been paid as the first installment payment. On the Enrolment Form a payment option can be selected as from below. Installment payment is open to all and no credit checks will be done. Installment payment facilities will only be granted for collection by bank debit order.

4 Months 6 Months
R1 766 p/m R1 266 p/m
Reg Fee R2 225 Reg Fee R2 225