Course Summary

Course Name:

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

NQF5

Duration:

The Office Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate is the second ICB Business Management course. This course provides you with the basic knowledge needed for office administration.


Course Information:

Course NameOffice Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Complete three assignments and two ICB tests. All tests and assignments should be completed to qualify for the exams

All exams will be conducted during the year of study. Fixed dates are set for all exams. Dates can be accessed on the ICB Student Portal or the ICB website.

Award TypeHigher Certificate: Office Administration – Business Management
Award Issued ByFASSET and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
SAQA ID23619
NQF Level05
Course Duration12 months
Credits240
Entry RequirementSmall Business Financial Business Management: ICB National Certificate (NQF 4)

Office Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Subjects

In the Office Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate, you will cover the following subjects:

  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resources Management (HRLR)


What Will I Learn?

The Office Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate will teach you all the skills needed for managing a business office environment. You will learn how to:

  • Calculate VAT and prepare tax returns
  • Effectively communicate in a work environment
  • Record business transactions and draw up statements
  • Draw up business plans and objectives
  • Compile and implement business strategies


Benefits Of Having An Office Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Qualification?

If you have completed and obtained the Office Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course, you can register for the Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma.  You can also start working in entry-level office administration jobs.


Career Opportunities

Completing an Office Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course can prepare you for these careers:

  • Senior Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • General Office Manager
  • Human Resources Manager


Salary Expectations

Different career paths will set you up for different salaries. The average salary you can expect for each career includes:

  • Senior Office Administrator: R 35 000
  • Secretary: R 19 208
  • General Office Manager: R 30 000
  • Human Resources Manager: R 45 000


Role And Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of people in the office administration-business management career might include:

  • Manage office supplies to prevent disruptions in the functioning of office environment
  • Create and update financial databases and records
  • Supervision of administrative staff
  • Assist with the employee recruitment process
  • Organise business meetings and conferences

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Curriculum

The Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate is the second business management course. This course builds on the knowledge learned in the Small Business Financial Management: ICB Higher Certificate.

The curriculum will require students to complete five subjects. You will complete three assignments and two tests and an exam. After completing your ICB Higher Certificate, you will have the knowledge of administration in the office.


Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Assessments To Be Completed

To obtain an Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate, you will need to have completed and submitted all three assignments and two tests that contribute to your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). You will also have to complete your final exam.


Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Assignments To Be Completed 

All Office Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate courses will require you to complete the following assessments and assignments.

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


Your Portfolio of Evidence counts 30% toward your final mark. You have to submit your Portfolio of Evidence to qualify for the exams.


Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Exams

All exams will take place during the course of the year. Students will only be allowed to write exams if they have submitted their PoE. 

The Portfolio of Evidence contributes 30% toward your final course grade. Your final exam will contribute 70% toward your final mark. You will have to register for the exams on the ICB Student portal or the ICB website.

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How Do I Study For Office Administration- Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate?

To study for the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate, you have to register with us. You are required to have a Small Business Financial Management: ICB Higher Certificate. You will also have to:

  • Complete all set ICB tests
  • Complete all set assignments
  • Write your final exam


When Can I Start Studying Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate?

The sooner you register for the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate, the sooner you can start studying. If you have not registered yet, you can do so here.

Frequently Asked Questions

ICB Office Administration aims to teach students about bookkeeping and managing the running of a business. You will learn about the administrative skills needed in a business.

You do not need a Matric Certificate to study Office Administration-Business Management. The minimum requirements are a Grade 11 or an Equivalent Certificate.

Office Administration is a good course that will help you learn the skills needed for office administration. It can also help you further your studies.

The highest paying jobs in business administration are Chief Investment Officer and Chief Accounting Officer.

Office management includes the management of a smaller scale office environment. Business management involves managing the business as a whole.

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.

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.

Yes, Office Administration is a good career as building administrative skills will help you learn about the internal affairs of a business, as well as build practical skills such as business writing, that can serve you throughout your career.

Office Administration handles the administrative tasks of a business, dealing with client requests and making sure everything operates at a high standard. Business Management leads operations in a business, analysing data and employee reports, and observing the flow in the workplace, to ensure no problems occur.

The Office Administration – Business Management course has a total of five subjects.

An Office Administrator earns a starting salary of about R10 000 per month, in South Africa.

The Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate covers the following subjects:

  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resources Management (HRLR)

Having an Office Administration qualification will provide you with many benefits, such as:

  • The ability to work in various industries
  • You will have high employment success as you will be in demand
  • You will build your organisational skills
  • You will learn how to navigate and work within an office environment

No, you cannot. To register for the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate, you will need to have completed the Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate course.

If you want to be an Office Administrator, you can register for our Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate courses.

Yes, you can. You can study the course regardless of which Matric level you passed on.

As an Office Administrator you will be able to work in both formal and informal businesses. You will be equipped to work in any industry, at any level of any department.

The Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course has three assignments and two tests that you will need to complete.

You will need to complete a total of three assessments and two tests during the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course to gain access to the final exam.

The Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course is 12 months long.

These are the subjects you will be covering in this course:

  • Office and Legal Practice
  • Business Management 2
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations
  • Financial Statements
  • Human Resources Management

An Office Administrator can earn approximately R 12 000 per month.

These are the careers you can pursue with an Office Administration qualification:

  • Office Manager
  • Personal Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Legal Secretary
  • Medical Secretary

Yes, the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course is accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

Author: Wanele Sibiya
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: June 6, 2022