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What will you learn in this Foundation Level: Certificate in Office Administration course?
Learn a range of administrative skills that are crucial to the successful functioning of any business, such as diary management. This course covers how to apply principles of cost and management accounting, economics, human resources, and labour relations to a business context.
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:
- STUDY DURATION (23 MONTHS)
- STUDY MATERIAL COURIERED TO YOU
- MONTHLY DEBIT ORDER
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.
- 11 - 14 February 2019
- 13 - 16 May 2019
- 12 - 15 August 2019
- 18 - 21 November 2019
(Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.)
- Annual registration fee: R 350.00
- Exam fee per subject: R675.00
- Exam re-write fee per subject: R 475.00
- Exam late entry fee per subject: R 490.00
- Exam postponement fee per subject: R 250.00
- Exam re-mark & Examiners report: R950
- 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 InfoStatus: Accredited course Type & reward: National Certificate - NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 23618)
Provided by: QCTO & ICB
Minimum credits: 120
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
- Grade 12 or equivalent
- You must be at least 16 years old
- No prior accounting knowledge needed
Professional DesignationJunior Office Administrator
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 subject is designed to equip you with the basic numerical and communication skills required to operate effectively in business.
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
This subject introduces you to source documents, the rules of double entry, subsidiary journals, the general ledger, bookkeeping for the different inventory systems, and bank and creditors reconciliations.
ICB Cost & Management Accounting
This module will give you an introduction to managerial accounting. You will also learn about controlling inventory and overhead costs, accounting for a manufacturing enterprise, budgeting and standard costing, job costing, financial management and organisational ethics.
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.
Business Law & Administrative Practice
In the business industry, a basic understanding of legalities that underlie the world of commerce is important. This module takes a closer look at the law of contract, breach of contract, remedies of breach of contract, and the termination of a contract.
Business & Office Administration 1
This module introduces you to the role of the receptionist and secretary within a business. You will learn about creating business documents (faxes, memos, reports), keeping an easily referenceable record and filing system, and receiving and sending mail. You will also learn about how internet and email are used for business purposes, and the Windows Operating System.