N5 Financial Management: National Certificate

You can study toward a career that shows up almost every year as one of the most in-demand skills in South Africa. It’s no exaggeration that you can find a job in this field really quickly.

The N5 Financial Management Certificate is the second course in our Financial Management programme. It is one of three courses that when combined with 18 months of practical experience will give you a fully accredited National Diploma. Learn about subjects such as Computerised Financial Systems and Cost and Management Accounting.

Course Information:

Course:National Certificate: N5 Financial Management
Accreditation:The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations:There are three open book assignments that can be completed at home, as well as a final exam set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Exam opportunities:
There are two exam opportunities.
May/June and October/November

Registration Period:
February – May/June exam
August – October/November exam

NOTE:  You will have to pay an additional fee for this exam as it is an external exam. External fees are not covered in your course fees.

Award type:National N Certificate
Award issued by:The DHET and the QCTO
SAQA ID:66954
NQF level:
The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 05
Length of course:12 Months
Entrance requirement:National Certificate: N4 Financial Management


The Financial Management N5 Certificate subjects pick up where the N4 Certificate has left off. By building and adding more knowledge to each subject.

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  • Financial Accounting N4
  • Computerised Financial Systems N4
  • Entrepreneurship N4
  • Management Communication N4

Financial Management N5

  • Financial Accounting N5
  • Computerised Financial Systems N5
  • Entrepreneurship N5
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5


Once all is done with your studies and passing of exams, you will finally gain the National Certificate: N5 Financial Management. This certificate is issued by the Department of Higher Education (DHET).

Career Paths In Financial Management

  • Financial Accounting
  • Banking
  • Risk and Insurance Management
  • Financial Management

Gaining Your Practical Work Experience

Do you want to gain your practical work experience but don’t know how? The DHET has a solution for you. They have a free service available which takes your profile and links it to companies who are offering Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

How can I get Started?

  1. Fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
  2. Call us toll-free: 0800 39 00 27
  3. Text us on Whatsapp: 082 318 8892

Last updated: November 08, 2018