Frequently asked questions
What is IAS?
IAS is a private, accredited CTA provider. On completion of the IAS Postgraduate Diploma in Accountnacy (PGDA), a student will qualify to write the SAICA board exam. The IAS PGDA is the equivalent of a public university PGDA.
Does IAS offer a part time program?
IAS does not offer a part time programme, however it does offer a flexi time program where lectures are presented late afternoon/evening as well as on weekends. This is supplemented with video content in a blended learning approach.
Where will the lectures be held?
All lectures will be held at the DCA Johannesburg Campus:
What are the entry requirements?
Students should have successfully completed a SAICA accredited undergraduate degree in accounting at one of the SAICA accredited Universities. It is recommended that students should have qualified to enter their undergraduate Universities CTA program.
What are the enrollment procedures?
The enrollment process is two-fold. Firstly an online application is filled out in which your academic record is attached. Secondly a potential student will have to attend an interview with member of the IAS team to discuss their personal circumstance and base.
What are the fees and what does the fee include?
The fee depends on how you make payment. Please see details under "programme" tab, under "fees" heading at the bottom of the page.
Lecture attendance, live stream, and videos (access to all, you choose your mode)
Electronic notes fees
Is the IAS PGDA a purely online course?
The IAS PGDA is not purely online, it is a full contact program with additional online resources – therefore the program uses a blended teaching approach.