What will you learn in this Executive Secretary Expert Certificate - Finance course?

This course will show you how to manage an office and personnel; how to communicate professionally (oral and written communication), how to provide excellent client service and how to deal with people across cultures. This course also covers financial management which will give you a basic understanding of the financial industry.

Course Cost and Duration

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

Description Payment up front option Instalment payment option Pay per subject payment option
Cost R6,132.00 R1,030.00pm Enquire with us
Registration Fee
(Please note that the Registration Fee is non-refundable)
- R950.00 R950.00
Payment duration (all fees are paid upfront) 6 Months Enquire with us
Maximum study period 8 Months 8 Months 8 Months
Study material info Receive all your study material at once for the course you have signed up for Study material is couriered to you as you complete the subject Study material is couriered to you as you sign up for a subject

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You will need to complete the Professional Secretary Proficiency Certificate course before you can continue.

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Payment up-front

Make a full once-off payment for your chosen course. With this option, you have the opportunity to *request all your study material upfront.
** Exam and international titles are updated on a yearly basis. If any of the study material changes during the course of your studies, College SA will not be held liable for providing you with the latest materials.

Monthly instalments

This is the most popular payment option and it is interest-free. Instalments are structured according to the length of the course. To start your studies, you are required to pay a R950 (non-refundable) activation fee and the first month’s instalment. Study material is couriered to you per subject, and as you complete and submit assessments, you request the next set of study material to be sent.
*You are required to settle the full course fee before receiving your certification.

Pay per subject

With this option you can enrol for one subject at a time. This allows you to see if the mode of delivery suits your needs, without any contractual obligations. To start your studies, you are required to pay a R950 (non-refundable) activation fee, as well as the cost of the first subject. We will courier the subject’s study material to you.

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.

Assessments Information

You will need to submit a Portfolio of Evidence and assignments which will be used to determine your competency. Once you have successfully completed the Portfolio of Evidence and assignments you will be awarded a College SA Expert Certificate. 

Accreditation Info

Status: Non accredited course
Type & reward: College SA Provider Programme - Expert Certificate
Provided by: College SA

College SA has put together a range of courses that address the need for affordable skills development. These courses, made up from a range of providers as well as some of our own proprietary material, have been developed specifically for distance learners to help them gain skills. Although these courses are non-accredited, they are extremely valuable for many students since the information is relevant, up to date and will help you improve your job performance in your chosen field. These courses are typically more affordable than accredited courses, do not require formal exams to pass and are often structured in such a way that you can level up your skills as you go along. They are perfect for self-development and demonstrate to employers/potential employers your willingness to learn and improve yourself thereby increasing your ability to find a job or get a better job.

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Entry Requirements

Professional Secretary Proficiency Certificate


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.

The following subjects make up this course:

Executive Secretary Expert Certificate - Finance

Credit Management Practice

In this module you will find out what it takes to start a business and how to manage the financial aspects. You will learn about value added tax, business financial transactions, the interpretation of financial statements, income tax, calculating tax payable by the business, employee tax, costing and pricing, managing working capital and financial planning and control.

Excellence in Service: Advanced

You will learn how to understand, monitor, and manage service standards across industries. You will also learn how to select, train and motivate service staff to carry out service standards by understanding their customers and their needs.

Cross Cultural Business Communication

You will learn about what determines a culture and the difficulties that arise between cultures. You also learn about barriers in communication (verbal and non-verbal) between cultures and how to overcome them to build good business relationships.

Personnel Management

This module differentiates between management and leadership. You will learn about different leadership styles and how to apply one (or a combination) of these styles to a business department. This module discusses how to effectively communicate and motivate employees to increase productivity. You will learn how to understand employee behaviour, how to make decisions , delegate work and evaluate employees.