What will you learn in this Professional Secretary: Short Course ?

This short course will equip you with the skills to understand and meet service standards, operate a computer and perform basic secretarial duties as well as speak, read and write in proper business English. 

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 (6 MONTHS)
  • STUDY MATERIAL COURIERED TO YOU
  • MONTHLY DEBIT ORDER
    OPTIONS AVAILABLE
  • Total Price
    R4,760
    *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.

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 receive a certificate confirming course completion.

Accreditation Info

Status: Non-accredited short course
Type & reward: College SA Provider Programme Short Course - certificate confirming course completion
Provided by: College SA
Minimum credits: N/A

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.

cs logo vertical2

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 10
  • Read and write English
  • At least 16 years old

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 Professional Secretary Short Course. Your study material for this course includes textbooks, study guides and assessment guides.

Computer Practice N4

This course will introduce you to the basic components and functions of a computer and Windows 7. You will also learn how to effectively use a word processing programme (Word) and a spreadsheet (Excel) for business purposes.

Introduction to Business English

This module covers the different elements and barriers of communication. You will get a general understanding of the communication process. As well as skills and techniques to interpret body language. Improve your speaking, listening, writing, telephone and reading skills. Understand how to work as part of a team, deal with conflict and what business ethics involve.

Excellence in Service: Basic

You will learn how to approach clients in a friendly, helpful manner. You will also learn how to solve customer related issues effectively, taking into account the basics of communication, choice of language, verbal and non-verbal communication.