When do registrations open?

1 September 2017

When do registrations close?

8 January 2018

Where do I register?

You can register online here

Once I am registered, how do I go about changing my details?

If any subsequent changes to your registration needs to be made, you should contact us on info@uctboardcourse.co.za to effect changes.

What are the UCT Board Course’s contact details?

You can contact UCT Board Course on

Tel: 021 650 5078 / 021 650 5097 / 021 650 5051

Email: info@uctboardcourse.co.za 

By when must payment be made for the ITC Preparatory Course?

Full payment will be due by 30 November 2017.

Who must I send my proof of payment to?

Please email proof of payment to tanya.williams@uctboardcourse.co.za

Should I pay if I am still waiting on my final results after the payment due date?

If you have indicated that you will be paying and you have not received your results by the payment due date (30 November 2017), please hold off on payment until you are sure that you have passed.

You are welcome to make payment as soon as you have received your final results. We will grant you access to the VLE within 24 hours after receiving your proof of payment.

All our content is on our VLE, so you will not be missing out on anything, if you have to wait to collect your physical study pack at the first lecture (this date is dependant on the city you will be attending, as indicated on your registration form).

When will lectures commence?

Lectures will run from 11 to 14 December 2017.

In which cities will lectures be held?

Lectures will be held in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, East London and Port Elizabeth.

Where do I find the lecture schedule for my city?

The detailed lecture timetable available online here


Are lectures compulsory?

Lectures are not compulsory; you can review recordings of the lectures online via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

What if I can’t attend lectures?

Lectures in Cape Town will be recorded and will be available online via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Recordings of lectures will be available from 15 December 2017.

If I can’t attend lectures in the City can I attend lectures in another city?

You will be allowed to attend lectures in another city – however, you are required to contact the UCT Board Course office to obtain permission and to get the updated information regarding that specific city’s lectures.

Who will be lecturing?

All lecturers are full time Academics of the UCT College of Accounting. All who have been involved in, and teaching on the UCT PGDA course for a number of years. They have also been involved in setting questions for SAICA’s ITC exams.

What course material will I receive?

Course material consists of a suggested study day programme, course notes and a bank of tutorial questions.

When will I receive the course material?

Course material will be available from 1 December 2017.

What if I cannot collect my study material on 1 December 2017?

You should contact the UCT Board Course office to obtain information regarding alternative course material collection.

What is the VLE or the Virtual Learning Environment?

The virtual learning environment (VLE) is an interactive online learning site accessible to you for the duration of the course.

How do I access the VLE?

You will automatically receive your login details to the VLE via email on 1 December 2017. You should ensure that you register using a current email address. If any subsequent changes to your registration needs to be made you should contact UCT Board Course on
info@uctboardcourse.co.za to effect changes.

By when will I be able to access the VLE?

Access to the VLE will be granted from 1 December 2017, provided that your course fees are paid.

What will I be able to access on the VLE?

The VLE will contain the following:

  • Lecture recordings (available from 15 December 2017)
  • Recordings of tutorial sessions
  • Additional video resources
  • Academic updates issued by the course lecturers
  • Assessment questions
  • Discussion forum

Will I be able to contact lecturers?

Lecturers will be available on email, via a dedicated discussion forum on the VLE and on their cell phones (you can access these numbers via our VLE).

Are the mock examinations (simulated ITC examinations) compulsory and how do I get a copy of the exam and solution?

These are for your benefit as preparation for the ITC. It is therefore in your best interest to attempt them. The mock examination (simulated ITC) will be loaded to the VLE in January 2018. You will receive an email notification once the examination is available. You are expected to write the examinations on the specified days and self mark them against the solutions provided on the VLE.

Are there venues for the mock exams?

No. These are self-study and self-evaluated examinations and you will thus write the examinations in your own time and mark them yourself. A feedback session video will be available on the VLE in January 2018 on the mock examinations.

Can I cancel my registration?

Yes, you will be able to cancel your registration at any time before the course starts or before you have collected the study material.

What must I do to cancel my registration?

You must advise us in writing (via email) that you no longer wish to continue with the course.

Are there any costs involved if I cancel my registration?

In the case that you did not pass honours, did not attend lectures nor collect study material = 100% refund.

In the case that you did not pass honours, but attended lectures/collected study material/logged onto VLE = 75% refund

Collected study material/attended lectures/logged onto VLE, passed honours but could not write ITC exam due to unforeseen circumstances = 50% refund (this will be considered on a case by case basis – please contact us in this regard)

What if I am unsuccessful in my PGDA/CTA/HDipAcc in 2017?

You must advise us in writing (via email) that you no longer wish to continue with the course in writing.

The normal cancellation rules will be applicable.

Where can I find the exam syllabus and support?

Information about the ITC exam syllabus is available from the SAICA website

What is the ITC exam date?

The exam will be written on 24 and 25 January 2018.

How am I notified of the correct venue to write the exam?

SAICA will post you a letter with all the relevant details well in advance of the exam.

What is the cost of the exam?

Information regarding the cost of the ITC exam is available from the SAICA website

How do I register for the exam?

Information regarding registration for the ITC exam is available from the SAICA website

When do registrations open for the SAICA ITC exam?

Registrations for the ITC exam will open via the SAICA website in October 2017.