Course Summary

Course Name:

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

NQF5

Duration:

The second course in the ICB Business Management study programme, Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate, aims to introduce students to the more administrative aspects of running an effective business.

During this course, you will be provided with a deeper understanding of business administration and concepts related to it, such as office and legal practice, business management, marketing management, and much more.

Course Information

Certificate type:Higher Certificate
Accredited by:The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) And Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Awarded by:FASSET  will issue your National Qualification, and, the ICB will issue you a Programme Completion Certificate.
NQF Level:Level 05
SAQA ID:23619
Credits:240
Length:12 Months
Entry Requirement:

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate NQF 04

Course Subjects For Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

Meeting Of Course Requirements For Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

The qualifying learner will be able to:

  • Record business transactions and prepare statements
  • Calculate Value Added Tax (VAT) and prepare tax returns
  • Calculate gross pay and deductions 
  • Prepare IRP 5s as required by legislation
  • Interpret final accounts as per organisational requirements
  • Calculate the cost of products and distinguish between fixed and variable costs, carry out break-even analysis and calculate selling prices
  • Prepare a business plan and budget
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace


Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

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The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Make organisational payments
  • Calculate Value Added Tax using VAT rules and rates
  • Calculate gross wages from time records
  • Make adjustments for stock evaluation, depreciation, and bad debts
  • Calculate the level of the working capital required in the business
  • Draw up financial business plans


Course Requirements For Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Economics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Labour Relations
  • Management
  • Law
  • Business and Office Administration


Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Allocate overheads to calculate recovery rates
  • Use these rates to calculate recoveries, and know how to treat under- or over-recoveries
  • Prepare a budgeted income statement and balance sheet
  • Evaluate capital budgets
  • Identify revenue and cost curves to highlight marginal revenues and costs
  • Compute prices
  • Produce cash flow statements
  • Determine strengths and weaknesses in policy to prepare a more suitable policy
  • Calculate marginal cost of capital
  • Discuss the effects of financial leverage
  • Explain the different forms of available finance

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  • Getting in touch with one of our course specialists
  • Telephonically on our landline (Available Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:00) – 0800 39 00 27
  • Completing our online application form


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Career Opportunities

After completing your Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate you can choose to pursue a number of different career paths, such as:

  • Senior Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • General Office Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Labour Relations Manager
  • Field/Floor/Store/Department Supervisor
  • Customer Service Manager


For more information regarding possible career opportunities in Office Administration – Business Management:
see here.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ICB Office Administration courses refer to the range of qualifications that will teach students all there is to know about the administrative aspect of running both an entire business and any office environment. Your Office Administration Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate focuses more on the needed skills and knowledge to maintain and run an effective and efficient business environment.

For your Office Administration Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate you can expect to study subjects such as:

  • Business and Office Administration
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Business Literacy
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations
  • Business Law
  • Administrative Practice
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
  • Economics
  • Financial Statements
  • General Management

 

A Higher Certificate, regardless of the field of study, refers to a Certificate that is rated at an NQF Level of 5. On the National Qualifications Framework, NQF Levels 1 to 4 refers to Grades 9 to 12 of high school and equivalent occupational qualifications. NQF Levels 5 and 6 refer to higher education certificates and national diplomas.

With the wide variety of careers available for you to pursue after graduating with any of the ICB qualifications in Office Administration, you can rest assured that there will be one that is the perfect match for you. From basic office administration to the entire administrative management of a business or company, there are numerous career paths for you to follow. Each of these has its own set of rewards.

Here are a few career options you can follow with a Higher Certificate in Office Administration:

  • Office Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Customer Relations Officer
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Front Office Manager
  • Public Relations Officer

Those in the field of Office Administration complete clerical or administrative tasks in an office environment, such as:

  • Directing visitors
  • Coordinating meetings
  • Setting appointments
  • Responding to client contacting the business

Yes, ICB courses and qualifications are recognised both nationally and internationally. These qualifications can be used to apply for jobs or study opportunities anywhere you go.

The Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate takes 12 months to complete.

Yes, the ICB has the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) as their quality assurance partner. All trading providers of ICB programmes have to be accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Trading.

The daily activities in Office Administration revolve around:

  1. Financial Planning
  2. Keeping Records
  3. Personnel Management
  4. Physical Distribution or Logistics

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare a business plan and budget
  • Calculate gross pay and deductions
  • Interpret final accounts as per organisational requirements
  • Record business transactions and prepare statements
  • Calculate Value Added Tax (VAT) and prepare tax returns
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking position in the company. They are responsible for expanding the company and driving profits. They also manage all of the operations of a company.

Some of the most popular careers in the field of Business Management include:

  • Financial Manager
  • Statistician
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Accountant
  • Loans Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Financial Advisor

The average monthly salary of an Office Administrator in South Africa can reach up to R 42 200 per month.

The Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate is on an NQF level 05.

ICB qualifications are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

Yes, the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate has the following SAQA ID number: 23619.

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

The Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate has a total of 240 course credits.

Yes, ICB courses and qualifications are all accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

The entry requirement for an Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course is a Small Business Financial Management ICB National Certificate (NQF 04).

  • Submitting reports
  • Preparing proposals and presentations
  • Managing activities throughout the company
  • Tracking, diverting and managing all communications that come into the organization.

These are a few of the responsibilities you might be assigned when working in Office Administration.

No, you do not need Matric to study the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course. The minimum require to study a course in this line is a grade 11 or equivalent ( NQF 03).

To find out the current fees for the Office Administration Higher Certificate course, contact one of our course specialists.

Yes, the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate has the following SAQA number: 23619.

With an Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate, you can register for the Financial Accounting National Diploma course.

Author: Morné van Emmenis
Editor: Elzanne Louwrens