Ordinary Diploma in Accounting (ODAC)


This qualification is designed to produce competent personnel in accounting and auditing field to work at middle level positions in the accounting and auditing sector.

Programme Objectives

The holder of this qualification will be able to;

i. Perform routine and non−routine accounting and auditing duties and excise some supervisory skills in accounting and auditing fields and prepare accounting information from complete and incomplete records.

ii. Independently work in accounting and auditing section, describe and apply management principles in business organisations and apply entrepreneurial techniques in planning, appraising and managing an enterprise.

iii. Apply appropriate corporate finance principles in making investment decisions and ability to apply commercial law and solve legal problems in different business contexts.

 Programme Duration

The programme runs for two (2) years where Ordinary Diploma in Accounting (ODAC) is awarded upon successfully completion of two National Technical Awards programmes at level 5 (NTA 5) and level 6 (NTA 6)

Tuition Fee Structure

i) For Tanzanians is Tshs. 1,200,000 payable in two installments.

ii) For Foreign Students is US$ 1,200 payable in two installments

Entry Qualifications

Entry Requirement and Eligibility

Direct Entry: Holder of Form six certificates with at least a principal and a subsidiary pass (excluding religious subjects).

Equivalent qualification: A Form Four certificate with at least four passes (religious subjects not counted) and with NTA level 4 i.e. Basic Certificate from a recognized higher learning institution. For ODCS and ODIT, one of the passes at O – level must be in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.


Curriculum Structure

Year I Semester I

 Subject Code Subject Name
AFT 05101 Introduction to Accounting I
AFT 05102 Fundamentals of Cost Accounting
MTT 05101 Basic Mathematics and Statistics
ECT 05101 Elements of Economics
GST 05101 Basic Communication Skills
Semester II  
AFT 05203 Introduction to Accounting II
AFT 05204 Basics of Corporate
BFT 05203 Commerce
TMT 05201 Introduction to Indirect Taxation
ITT 05207 Introduction to Computer Applications
Year II Semester III  
AFD 06301 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting I
AFD 06302 Principles of Auditing
AFD 06303 Principles of Corporate Finance
AFD 06307 Field Practical Works
GSD 06303 Introduction to Business Law
MTD 06302 Mathematics and Statistics
GSD 06301 Business Communication
Semester IV  
AFD 06404 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting II
AFD 06406 Public Sector Accounting And Cooperatives
AFD 06405 Introduction to Cost Accounting
MSD 06201 Fundamental of Entrepreneurship
MSD 06202 Fundamentals of Management
AFD 06404 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting II



Carrier Opportunities

The programme is geared towards producing junior professionals with accounting skills and knowledge in a broad range of work activities, most of which are non−routine.