Who Is ICB?

ICB is an 87-year-old Independent External Examination Body for Accredited Business Qualifications in Southern Africa.

Their role is to create pathways for students to obtain valuable business studies skills for employment that are endorsed by credible Business Qualifications.

As an appointed Quality Assurance Partner for QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations), ICB is authorized to conduct examinations on a number of Registered Qualifications that are on the NQF (National Qualifications Framework).

ICB’s training providers are accredited colleges such as SIYAYA. The ICB Qualification is offered at our Durban Campus only. Email icb@siyayaec.co.za or give us a call on 087 820 7072.

Office Administration

The office administration qualification is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge as well as practical skills necessary to perform efficiently as an Office Administrator.

The role of an office administrator is fundamental for the day-to- today operations of the business.

Financial Accounting

The financial accounting qualification is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and practical skills in bookkeeping, financial accounting, income tax financial management, reporting standards, corporate strategy, management accounting and research. The qualification comprises of 12 subjects that builds on each other.

A student will be able to achieve their associated NQF qualifications at each of the levels on successful completion.


Public Sector Accounting

The public sector accounting qualification is designed to address the lack of skills in the public sector and provide graduates with the knowledge to assist government operate more productively. This qualification will enable students to produce high quality financial statements, implement basic internal controls, conduct effective internal auditing, and apply sound accounting and financial principles.

The public sector accounting qualification is designed over three phases, the Foundation Level through the Intermediate Level to the Advanced level.

Business Management

The business management qualification is designed to equip one to manage a business and the finances. Business Management is essential for a business’s commercial success. You will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, computer literacy, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.



The Entrepreneurship qualification is designed to equip one with financial, accounting and commercial skills to ensure the success when starting your own business. The qualification aims to provide you with the technical knowledge, personal skills as well as cover strategy.

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