What will you learn in this Entrepreneurship: Intermediate Level: Higher Certificate in Office Administration course?

Equip yourself with the leadership skills and techniques needed to manage your own business. This course also covers cost application, management accounting, economics and human resources, and labour relations in business management. Learn how to apply marketing, legal, public relations and economics principles to business when starting your own business.

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.

Course Cost and Duration

At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:


  • Total Price
    *A once-off R950 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Starting Dates

With College SA, you can start studying whenever you want: there are no specific course starting dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.

Exam Information

Exam Dates:

  • 10 – 13 February 2020
  • 11 – 14 May 2020
  • 17 – 20 August 2020
  • 16 – 19 November 2020

Exam Fees:

(Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.)

  • Annual student registration fee: R360.00
  • Exam fee per subject: R675.00
  • Exam late entry fee per subject: R490.00
  • Exam postponement fee per subject: R260.00
  • Exam re-mark & Examiners report: R950.00
  • Private invigilator admin fee (Prior approval required): R1205.00

Assessments Information

  • 30% of your final mark comes from your coursework
  • 70% of your final mark comes from the final exam
  • You need at least 50% in the final exam to pass
  • You need at least 60% overall to pass

Portfolio of Evidence:

You will receive your POE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices only when you register for your exam. The PEO will consist of the assignments you have to do during your studies. When you register for your exams, take your POE with and once you’ve completed your exam and added it to the POE, you’re done!


Exams can be written in February, May, August and November each year.

Accreditation Info

Status: Accredited course
Type & reward: National Certificate - NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23619)
Provided by: QCTO & ICB
Minimum credits: 240

College SA is authorised and accredited by the ICB to offer the QCTO Occupational-accredited National Qualifications. QCTO and the ICB (The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) are organisations whose purpose is to ensure that the theoretical training provided to prospective bookkeepers and accountants meets industry standards. ICB performs quality assurance for accredited bookkeeping, accounting, business and administrative courses. These qualifications are recognised by employers and several other professional bodies, both nationally and internationally, and allow students to get a nationally-recognised qualification, further their studies and subsequently, their careers. Furthermore, successful completion of one of these accredited courses will qualify you for a relevant national certificate or diploma (depending on the course), which is registered on the National Qualifications Framework. QCTO continuously strives to improve the quality of development and training of entrants to the bookkeeping and accounting sector. They do this in order to address the skills scarcity that currently exists in the financial market. This ensures that as a bookkeeping or accounting professional, you can enhance your skills continuously, and employers can continuously ensure that their employees are up-to-date with bookkeeping and accounting practices, laws, and procedures



Entry Requirements

Business Management: Foundation Level: National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management

What subjects make up this course:

What are subjects?

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.

This is the study material you will receive when you enrol for the Entrepreneurship Intermediate Level Higher Certificate in Office Administration course. Your study material for this course includes five ICB textbooks, five study guides and various asses

Financial Statements

This module incorporates depreciable asset disposal; year-end adjusments; and preparation and analysis of financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, close corporations and companies. It also includes a comprehensive study of cash flow statements.

Office & Legal Practice

This module covers the basic principles, processes and procedures of business law and administrative practices. Get basic legal background on contracts, credit agreements, business entities, suretyship, intellectual property, competition law, and environmental law.

Marketing Management & Public Relations

Learn the basic concepts of marketing management (including the internal and external marketing environment), formulating a marketing strategy, and the marketing mix (product, price, place and promotion). This module will also cover the role of public relations and mass communication in business.

Human Resources Management & Labour Relations

This module offers an introduction to human resource management, covering the following elements: human resource development, organisational behaviour, employment relations structures (created by the LRA for collective bargaining), and dispute resolution. Learn about strategising, structuring and planning in an organisation. Gain the knowledge and develop the skills needed to recruit, select, and appoint employees. Learn about the placement and induction process.

ICB Entrepreneurship 2

In this module, you will learn how to interpret financial statements and be introduced to income tax. You will learn how to calculate tax payable by businesses, employee tax, and provisional tax.