What will you learn in this Foundation Level: Certificate in Office Administration course?

Learn a range of administrative skills including diary management that are crucial to the successful functioning of any business. This course covers how to apply cost and management accounting, economics, human resources as well as labour relations in business management. Equip yourself with the knowledge to apply marketing, law, public relations and economics principles in 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:

ENROL
ONLINE!

  • STUDY DURATION (20 MONTHS)
  • STUDY MATERIAL COURIERED TO YOU
  • MONTHLY DEBIT ORDER
    OPTIONS AVAILABLE
  • Total Price
    R17,750
    *A once-off R950.00 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Start Dates

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

Exam Information

Exam Dates:

  • 11 - 14 February 2019
  • 13 - 16 May 2019
  • 12 - 15 August 2019
  • 18 - 21 November 2019

Exam Fees:

(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

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 only receive your POE (Portfolio of Evidence) directly from the ICB offices when you register for your exam. This 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:

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

Accreditation Info

Status: 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 quality assure theoretical training to prospective bookkeepers and accountants that meet industry standards. ICB quality assures accredited bookkeeping, accounting, business and administrative courses. These qualifications are recognised by employers and several other professional bodies nationally and internationally which 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 through qualifications. 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 continuously increase your skills and employers can continuously ensure that their employees are up-to-date with bookkeeping and accounting practices, laws and procedures.

 

ICB

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • No prior accounting knowledge needed

Professional Designation

Junior 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 is the study material you will receive when you enrol for the Foundation Level Certificate in Office Administration course. Your study material for this course includes six ICB textbooks, six study guides and various assessment guides.

Business Literacy

Designed to equip you with the basic numerical and communication skills required to operate effectively in business.

Bookkeeping to Trial Balance

Introducing 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 and Management Accounting

Learn about the introduction to accounting for a manufacturing concern, break even analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting and standard costing, financial management and business ethics.

Marketing Management & Public Relations

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

Business Law and Administrative Practice

In business a basic knowledge of legalities that underlie the world of commerce is important. This module introduces you to the South African legal system and takes a closer look at contract law: requirements for a legal contract, breach of contract, remedies for breach of contract and the termination of a contract.

Business and 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, receiving and sending mail. You will also learn about internet and email use for business purposes and the Windows Operating System.