1. Council reserves the right at its discretion to change the curriculum and study processes, rules and regulations during a person's studentship.
2. Only students registered WITH THE INSTITUTE are permitted to write its examinations.
The closing date for registration by a student registering for the first time, and wishing to write:
a) the May Examinations â€“ 31 January.
b) the November Examinations â€“ 31 July.
Application forms for registration, or re-registration, are obtainable from the office in Harare. The appropriate fee must accompany the relevant application.
All students are required to re-register annually on 1 January. Students must register by 31 January if they intend to write examinations in May.
3. Every applicant for registration must produce evidence of having passed an examination entitling the applicant to entrance to a University in his or her country of residence or be the holder of some other educational qualification acceptable to the Institute.
4. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
5. The application forms must indicate that at the time of application, the applicant is engaged in the office of a company or other public authority or body or society or institution; or that he or she is undergoing a course of systematic instruction approved by the Institute; or that if at the time of application he or she cannot fulfill either of these requirements, he or she is contemplating a career as a Chartered Secretary and is fully aware that success in the examinations of the Institute does not entitle him or her to membership unless he or she also has the necessary qualifying services and character reference.
6. The application forms must bear the recommendation of a member of the Institute or an approved official of the applicantâ€™s company or educational institution certifying, from personal knowledge, that he or she is a fit and proper person for admission to the examinations of the Institute.
7. Registration confers no rank of membership and no voting rights except with Student Societies of which students are automatically members.
8. It must be noted that no duplicate receipt can be issued for any payments made. Students are advised to keep their receipts safely.
9. Every student is expected to attend at least two conferences in the mould of the Winter School. The first should be attended during Part A and B and the second during Part C and D. The Institute reserves the right to stop a student from attempting Part C and D subjects before one has fulfilled the conference attendance.
STUDENT REGISTRATION AND RE-REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
An annual re-registration fee is payable by all students at any time after 1 December the previous year but before 31st January in the current year. Late re-registration will be accepted from students who do not re-register before 31st January but who do so before 31 July on payment of the full fee plus penalty fee.
It is in the studentâ€™s interest to remain on the student roll by promptly re-registering each year before 31st January. Students who wish to write the November examinations must re-register by 31 July. Students who do not re-register in any one year will be charged a penalty determined by the Institute when they come to re-register.
An entrance fee is charged for all initial registrations. This entrance fee is non-refundable should the registration be refused and is in addition to the registration fee.
The entrance qualifications are as follows:
Every applicant for registration as a student must submit acceptable evidence that he or she has obtained an approved educational qualification.
A) NORMAL ENTRY
The minimum entrance qualifications are as follows:
Five subjects at GCE â€˜Oâ€™ level (Grade C or better) plus, two subjects passed at GCE â€˜Aâ€™ level
a) The subjects must be of an academic or commercial nature (which would exclude Bible Knowledge and Arts and Crafts subjects).
b) The subjects must include English Language (English Literature is not acceptable and not counted as a separate subject) and either Mathematics or Accounting.
B) In addition to the five Ordinary level subjects the following educational certificates will be accepted for purposes of registration:
(1) A degree or approved diploma of a recognised university in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland or the Republic of South Africa; the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland; or a degree of the Council for National Academic Awards in the United Kingdom.
(2) A matriculation or matriculation exemption certificate.
(3) The diploma of a recognised professional body.
(4) Certain National Diplomas or Certificates in Business Studies in Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom or South Africa.
(5) The diploma of the Institute of Bankers.
(6) The certificate of the Institute of Administration and Commerce
(7) IBAS Intermediate Diploma â€“ five subjects
C) SPECIAL REGISTRATION
The Institute may at its discretion approve an application from a student who has not fully satisfied the normal registration requirements set out above.
For consideration under this clause applicants must be at least 25 years of age and must have satisfied a substantial part of the normal education requirements, i.e. have passed five subjects at GCE â€˜Oâ€™ level and have had three years commercial experience. The five subjects must include English Language passed with A, B or C symbols and one of either Mathematics or Accountancy passes with A, B or C symbols. The remaining subjects must be of an academic or commercial nature and have been passed with A, B, or C symbols.
It is the Instituteâ€™s policy that exemptions will be granted on application generally on a subject for subject basis to holders of degrees from certain universities or diplomas from other examining bodies. The granting of exemptions remains entirely at the Instituteâ€™s discretion.
To be eligible to claim exemptions the other qualification must have been passed in full. (No partial qualification will be considered).