Our Story...

The CTA is a tough qualification, and requires total commitment by both students and staff. Why not take a group of the top academic minds, give them the best teaching tools and technologies, place their focus on teaching the CTA programme only, developing new and better content and teaching methods, and let them create the best CTA programme in South Africa?

That’s what we did…

The demise of any business is standing still, not being continuously innovative, not listening to your market, and not developing as your customers and environment change. The bureaucracy and sheer scale of public Universities makes creating such an environment difficult if not impossible, and that is why we felt it time to create a private Institution which had the freedom to innovate, to develop our programme to be dynamic and cutting edge, using the best technologies and teaching methodologies.

The result, a staff with more than 100 years of accumulated CTA teaching experience, at the forefront of CA (SA) education, with resource, knowledge and drive to make things better.

The CTA programme will be presented nationwide from different hubs in the major cities where demand supports delivery thereof.

Our goal: To create the best CA (SA)’s in South Africa.

What we are about...

The Institute of Accounting Science is a provider of higher education, predominantly focussing on a Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy, leading students to becoming chartered accountants.


The qualification requires accreditation by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, who provide a detailed competency based framework which guides providers in developing and designing course material and maintaining quality standards.


As an institution of higher learning we are committed to contributing to the consolidation of democracy, social justice, and the growth and development of the South African economy and the growth of Africa as a whole. We are dedicated to the nurturing of scholars, who will contribute positively to society by advancing knowledge and paving a way to a better future.


Society is changing and IAS has positioned itself to meet these changes, we are ready to educate and train graduates to work in fields where they will be valued both for their specialised knowledge, and for their ability to research, communicate and solve problems. IAS's students are recognized internationally because of the skills and training that they receive during their years of study. Our graduates are globally relevant and they make an impact in the different spheres where they serve.

Our Essence...


To be the leading CTA programme in South Africa through innovative and interactive teaching philosophies, and provide a base for lifelong learning of our graduates.



Our vision is of a professional corporate CTA offering which enables learners from all walks of life to become Chartered Accountants.





Core purpose

To provide a high quality CTA qualification for the South African market and create the CA(SA) of the future. Success will be measured by the performance and achievement of our graduates.


Core Values

Professional, Ethical, High Technology, Delivery.

Legal Status

We are a private company registered as a (Pty) Ltd for profit legal entity.

Language Policy

The Institute of Accounting Science Language Policy follows section 27(2) of the Higher Education Act (1997) which requires higher education institutions to develop and publish a language policy. We subscribe to a multilingual ethos where the linguistic diversity of the Gauteng province is acknowledged and conditions created to support successful teaching, constructive and meaningful academic discourse, and effective institutional governance and communication.



+27 (0)82 415 9011
+27 (0)11 867 1013


DCA Campus

30 Doncaster Road

New Market Park




Interested in joining us?

Click below to express interest and obtain more information regarding our program - no obligation, no fee...

Jan 2021 applications are now open!


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