Course Summary

Course Name:

Office Administration: ICB National Diploma

Certification Type:

Course Level:

NQF6

Duration:

The Office Administration: ICB National Diploma is the third and final Office Administration course, set by the ICB. 

During this course, you will finalise and complete the knowledge and skills you have learnt in your previous National and Higher Certificate studies, as well as be introduced to new aspects of administration, such as management and finance.


Course Information:

Course NameOffice Administration: ICB National Diploma
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Completion of three assignments, and two tests

Your final exam will take place on fixed dates during the course of the year. Registration deadlines are published on the student portal and ICB website

Award Type National Diploma: ICB Office Administration
Award Issued ByThe Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET
SAQA ID35958
NQF Level06
Course Duration36 Months
Credits360
Entry RequirementHigher Certificate: ICB Office Administration

Office Administration: ICB National Diploma Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in your Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course:

  • Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Management (MGMT)


What Will I Learn?

During your Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course, you will learn about, and finalise your knowledge on:

  • The framework for preparing and presenting financial information
  • Administering a close corporation
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Planning a public relations programme
  • How management theories have developed
  • Management functions and organisational structure


Benefits Of Having An Office Administration: ICB National Diploma Qualification?

An Office Administration: ICB National Diploma completes your ICB Office Administration qualification, and provides you with all required credentials needed to aid in your employment possibilities.

As every firm, organisation, or corporate operation relies on the competence and skills of its administrative staff, the number of career routes you could pursue with an Office Administration National Diploma is virtually endless.


Career Opportunities

After completing your Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course, you will be able to pursue a number of various career routes in Office Administration, including the following:

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Manager


Salary Expectations

Depending on the job path you choose to follow, your salary expectations will vary. The following are some estimated monthly salaries for the various Office Administration careers:


Role And Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities you can expect are mostly determined by the career route you choose to take. For careers in Office Administration, you can anticipate the following duties:

  • Draft and oversee content and media releases
  • Build relationships with journalists and key influencers
  • Communicate on behalf of the clients and employers, and ensure that they uphold a favourable image
  • Develop and implement plans, policies and procedures for staff to follow
  • Supervising office operations and junior staff
  • Manage the payroll of a business
  • Manage personnel databases

Office Administration: ICB National Diploma Curriculum

The Office Administration: ICB National Diploma curriculum includes the study of three subjects. During your studies, you will complete various assessments, and will require a minimum grade of 60% to pass the course.


Office Administration: ICB National Diploma Assessments To Be Completed

You will need to register for the Office Administration: ICB National Diploma assessments using the ICB Student Portal. Once you have registered, you will need to complete assignments, tests, and a final examination.

After registering on the ICB Student Portal, you automatically obtain access to ICB MACCI. MACCI is a digital platform that allows you to view your assignments and test results, as well as apply for your PoE and final exam.


Office Administration: ICB National Diploma Assignments To Be Completed

During your Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course, you will be required to complete the following tests and assignments:

  • Formative Assignment 1
  • Formative Assignment 2
  • Formative Assignment 3
  • ICB Test 1
  • ICB Test 2


Your assignments and tests will account towards 30% of your overall course mark. Only after you have completed both tests will you be allowed to take your final exam.


Office Administration: ICB National Diploma Exams

Your Office Administration: ICB National Diploma examination will take place at the end of your study module, and will account towards 70% of your course grade. In order to sit for the examination, all course assignments and tests must be completed.

Why Choose To Study With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning?

Choosing to study the Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning will provide you with a range of advantages and benefits, that are designed to ensure your time studying goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. View our benefits.

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Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Office Administration: ICB National Diploma Facebook Group

You can join our Office Administration: ICB Facebook Group if you are interested in learning more about the Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course, or would like to interact with our staff, or other Bellview students. There, you will also stay up to date with all the latest course news, and are free to ask any questions.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

You can apply to study through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning using various quick and easy application process methods. To register, you can apply via:


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How Do I Study For An Office Administration: ICB National Diploma?

To study for an Office Administration: ICB National Diploma, you will need to have a:


While studying, you will be required to:

  • Complete and submit all course assignments
  • Write all required tests before your final examinations
  • Write your final examinations online or in-person


Once you have successfully completed all your course assessments, and achieved a minimum course grade of 60%, you will be awarded with an Office Administration: ICB National Diploma.


When Can I Start Studying Office Administration: ICB National Diploma?

You can start the Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course at any time, provide you have all necessary documents, and meet all course requirements. Registrations are open all year round.

Frequently Asked Questions

A few important skills to have an as Office Administrator include:

  • Computer literacy skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills

The Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course has a total of 360 credits.

The Office Administration: ICB National Diploma is on an NQF level 06.

It will take a total of 36 months to complete the Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course.

The typical task and responsibilities an office administrator is responsible for handling include:

  • Coordinating meetings
  • Managing a company’s payroll
  • Managing travel arrangements and appointments
  • Submitting reports and preparing proposals wherever needed
  • Assisting colleagues wherever needed

Yes, ICB courses and qualifications are accredited. All ICB course training providers must be accredited by the DHET. This means that all of the ICB qualifications are fully accredited.

Your National Qualification will be issued by FASSET. You will also receive a programme completion certificate from the ICB.

Some Office Administration job responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining office services
  • Organising office procedures
  • Preparing pay rolls
  • Designing filing systems
  • Reviewing supply requisitions
  • Assigning/monitoring clerical functions

Some Office Administration related interview questions could be:

  • Can you elaborate on your past experiences in this field?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • What administrative duties have you been responsible for?
  • Why do want to work for this company?
  • What are some of your strengths that will help you perform well in this role?
  • How would you keep your administrative schedules organised?
  • Do you have computer skills?
  • How will your skill set contribute to our team?
  • How would you handle stressful situations as an office assistant?
  • Do you have any questions about this position?

A high salary for an Office Administrator in South Africa would be around R42 200 per month.

The most common distinctions in administration is made between centralised and individual administration but most companies use a combination of both.

FASSET issues the Office Administration: ICB National Diploma and you will also receive a Programme Completion Certificate.

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) act as the accreditation bodies for ICB courses.

Yes, the Office Administration: ICB National Diploma has the following SAQA ID number: 35958.

Office Administration is essentially the process of overseeing all of the daily activities that take place within the office.

Some career paths you can follow with an Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate include:

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Manager

Office Administration is basically the act of overseeing the daily functions of a business.

The entry requirement for an Office Administration ICB National Diploma course is an Office Administration ICB Higher Certificate.

Administrative activities include:

  • Answering Phones
  • Storing Information
  • Greeting Visitors
  • Meeting Preparation

To find out the current fees for the Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course, contact one of our course specialists.

The Office Administration: ICB National Diploma is the final course in the ICB Office Administration programme. After completing this course, you can start applying for jobs in this field.

An Office Administrator earns in the range of R9 500 – R15 000 per month.

Yes, your ICB Office Administration National Diploma course will be your last course taken before you graduate and can start your professional career in Office Administration.

The ICB Office Administration National Diploma subjects includes:

  • Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Management (MGMT)

It will take about 88 months to complete your Office Administration studies.

Having an Office Administration qualification will give you access to a broad range of career fields, and will allow you to work in industries such as:

  • Retail
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Marketing

Office Administrators earn about R15 000 per month, with salary ranges from R9 000 (entry level) to R35 000, or more.

No, to start your Office Administration you will need to have a Matric Certificate (National Senior Certificate or Amended Senior Certificate).

Upon completion of your Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course, you can do the following:

  • Apply for entry-level jobs
  • Complete another ICB course

If you want to become an Office Administrator, you can register for our ICB Office Administration courses.

Yes, it is. There is a lot of responsibility in the job but it is a very rewarding profession.

It will take you 24 months to complete the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate.

In order to complete your Office Administration: ICB National Diploma course, you will need to:

  • Complete and submit all three course assignments
  • Write and pass both tests before your final examinations
  • Write and pass the final examinations in-person or online

 

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma 
Date Published: June 6, 2022