Matric Equivalent Courses

Don’t have matric? Well no need to panic! You now have matric equivalent courses available to you. Study accredited programmes that will help you kickstart your career.

Ever looked at entry requirements and saw the words ‘qualification equal to matric’? Well if you’re not sure what it means, we are here to clear it up. Get clued up on matric equivalent courses and the study options available to you.

What is Matric Equivalent?

A matric certificate issued by Umalusi is NQF level 4. So all qualifications on the NQF level 4 are considered equal to matric. Since it meets the standard set by the NQF, you will earn an accredited qualification.

Benefits of Studying a Matric Equivalent Course

When you have a matric certificate, you have a world of perks and opportunities in store for you. And the same goes when you have a certificate that is equal to matric. Listed below are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

Get recognised – The great thing about these courses is that they are accredited. They meet the high standards set by an external examination body.

Meet entry requirements – No matric? Well this might be the answer. Since its NQF level 4, you could meet the requirements for programmes such as diploma courses.

Land an in demand career – With a recognised qualification, you could land a spot in an in demand career. You’ll have your pick of plenty of job opportunities. 

Become employed – Managers search for employees with both experience and quality skills. Studying an accredited course is a great way to gain the expertise you need.

Matric Equivalent Courses Available to you

Excited to find out what courses are available to you? No need to wait! Check out what programmes you can study and the skills each one has to offer you.

Certified Senior Bookkeeping Course

Learn top finance skills in our ICB FET Certified Senior Bookkeeping Course. This course is 24 months long and accredited by the QCTO. Always dreamed about becoming a bookkeeper or starting an accounting career? This is the perfect choice. 

Skills you’ll gain in this course:

  • Good communication
  • Managing various ledgers and journals
  • Performing business tax returns and payroll tax
  • Computerised bookkeeping
  • Business literacy and numeracy
  • Applying accounting concepts
  • Management accounting
  • Cost management 

Entry requirements: To register, you need to complete the ICB Junior Bookkeeper Course. You also need the ability to read, write and understand English

Girl sitting in class with notes infront of her. Matric Equivalent Courses

Small Business Financial Management Certificate

Climb the corporate ladder with our ICB Small Business Financial Management Course. This NQF level 4 course is accredited by the QCTO and is 12 months long. This is a great option for business professionals or if you want to start your own venture. 

Skills you’ll gain in this course:

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Introduction to business management
  • Basic financial management
  • How to manage admin within a business 
  • Business literacy and numeracy
  • How to manage transactions

Entry requirements: Want to enrol in this course? Well you need to have passed Grade 11 and the ability to read, write and understand English.

Can a Matric Equivalent Qualification Replace a Matric Certificate?

Well here’s where you need to read the requirements. Some courses allow you to enrol with a NQF level 4 qualification. Whereas some jobs could allow you to apply if you have relevant skills. But an equivalent qualification cannot replace your matric certificate.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2022

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