Certificate: Office Administration

SAQA I.D. 23618, NQF 5, 120 Credits

Study Certificate in Office Administration

Duration: 18 Months

Subjects: 6

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The Foundation Level – Certificate Office Administration qualification is perfect for those of you who want to learn a little bookkeeping and a lot of all-round office knowledge. By learning about all the elements that contribute to a smooth-running office, you’ll be able to help out in just about any department.

As you work your way through the Certificate Office Administration qualification’s 6 subjects, you’ll complete the Foundation Level.

The Certificate Office Administration qualification is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.


This qualification is set at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. Entrance requirements include a Senior Certificate or higher, or any combination of competencies obtained equivalent to an NQF Level 4 qualification.

Programme Structure

For full time students the programme is completed over two semesters, with four courses per semester. Students attend classes for six hours per week.

  1. Building the Foundations 1 Computer skills.
  2. Building the Foundations 2 Business communication and literacy.
  3. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance Introduction to financial accounting and bookkeeping.
  4. Business and Office Administration 1 Basic principles and ideals.
  5. Marketing Management The marketing mix and marketing plans and programmes.
  6. Public Relations Basic principles and ideals.
  7. Business Law and Administrative Practice Legal environment for operating a business.
  8. Cost and Management Accounting Introduction to costing and business analysis.

Full NQF Level 5 to 6 program (12 Subjects)

Office Administrator

Senior Office Administrator

Administration Manager

18 Months

+ 9 Months

+ 9 Months

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent.

Certificate: Office Administration, which consists of the previous 6 subjects.

Higher Certificate: Office Administration, which consists of the previous 9 subjects.




1. Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)

7. Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2)

10. Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)

2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)

8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

11. Financial Statements (FNST)

3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

9. Economics (ECON)

12. Management (MGMT)

4. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)



5. Business Law and Administrative
Practice (BLAP)



6. Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)



Certificate: Office Administration

Higher Certificate: Office Administration

Diploma: Office Administration

NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23618)

Total credits: 120

NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23619)

Total cumulative credits: 240

NQF L6 (SAQA ID: 35958)

Total cumulative credits: 360

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Study Certificate in Office Administration

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