Course Summary

Course Name:

Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

NQF5

Duration:

The Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate is the second of three Office Administration courses, set by the ICB. During this course, you will expand on the knowledge and skills you have gained in your National Certificate course, while also being introduced to new administrative concepts.


Course Information:

Course NameOffice Administration: ICB Higher Certificate
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 TypeHigher Certificate: ICB Office Administration
Award Issued ByThe Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET
SAQA ID23619
NQF Level05
Course Duration28 months
Credits240
Entry RequirementNational Certificate: ICB Office Administration

Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in your Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course:

  • Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • Economics (ECON)


What Will I Learn?

During your Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course, you will learn about, and expand your knowledge and understanding on:

  • Allocating and apportioning overhead costs
  • The economic problem
  • Organisational structures and their respective merits and demerits
  • Organisational and functional relationships within an organisation
  • The background and development of industrial relations in South Africa
  • The interaction and processes within labour relations
  • Ergonomics and its contribution to conductive working conditions


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

Having an Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate will qualify you to register for, and study towards, an Office Administration: ICB National Diploma. With an Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate, you will also be able to pursue various careers in Office Administration.


Career Opportunities

After completing your Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course, you will be able to pursue a number of different career paths in Office Administration, including the following:

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


Salary Expectations

For each of the different career paths, your salary expectations will differ. The following are the expected monthly salaries for some various careers in Office Administration:


Role And Responsibilities

The kind of roles and responsibilities you can expect are mostly decided by the career path you choose to follow. For careers in Office Administration, you can expect to perform the following duties:

  • Organise, maintain and update personnel records
  • Prepare Human Resources Documents
  • Update internal databases
  • Review company policies
  • Schedule meetings and appointments
  • Welcome visitors and assist employees with administrative task
  • Ensure the office runs smoothly
  • Organise and manage a company’s payroll

Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate Curriculum

The Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate 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 Higher Certificate Assessments To Be Completed

You will need to register for the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate 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 will gain access to ICB MACCI, 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 Higher Certificate Assignments To Be Completed

During your Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate 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 Higher Certificate Exams

Your Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate 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 Higher Certificate 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 Higher Certificate Facebook Group

You can join our Office Administration: ICB Facebook Group if you are interested in learning more about the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate 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:


Call or WhatsApp: 065 656 9818
Landline Number: 021 838 8280


How Do I Study For An Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate?

To start the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course, you need to have an Office Administration: ICB National Certificate. Once you have registered and are 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


After successfully completing all your course assessments, and achieving a minimum course grade of 60%, you will be awarded an Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate.


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

You can start the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course at any time, provided you have your Office Administration: ICB National Certificate, and all necessary documents. Click here to register.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need a Matric Certificate to start your ICB Office Administration studies, and study towards an Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate. If you do not have a Matric Certificate, Bellview offers various Matric Programmes to help you get one.

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

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

It will take a total of 28 months to complete the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course.

Office Administration handles the following tasks:

  • Organise meetings
  • Recruit staff
  • Manage income and databases
  • Approve office budgets

Yes, the ICB Office Administration Courses are accredited. It is a requirement for any ICB course training providers to be accredited by the DHET. This means that all of the ICB qualifications are fully accredited.

The ICB Office Administration course covers various functions within the job field. This includes:

  • Telephone correspondence
  • Handling mail
  • Sorting records
  • Making sure the office is running smoothly

A Higher Certificate in Office Administration provides students with both the knowledge and practical skills they will need to perform in an Office Administration related field.

Yes, all ICB courses and qualifications (including Office Administration) are recognised internationally as they meet the international educational standards.

The subjects you will cover during Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate include:

  • Administrative Practice
  • Business and Office Administration
  • Communication
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations

Some general tips for a job interview include:

  • Researching the company and the team you are meeting with
  • Thoroughly examine the job description and make sure you know what is expected
  • Think about all of your appropriate skills, experiences, and strengths
  • Expect to answer some questions about technical skills, teamwork, and communication

The Office Administration Higher Certificate has a cumulative amount of 240 credits.

The Office Administration Higher Certificate is registered with SAQA. This course has the following SAQA ID number: 23619.

Your qualification will be issued by FASSET and the ICB will also issue you a Programme Completion Certificate.

All ICB courses and qualifications receive their accreditation from the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

The average monthly salary for an Office Administration in South Africa can range from R16 400 to R25 100.

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

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Manager
  • Office secretary
  • Office Administrator
  • Personal Assistant
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • General Office Manager

Yes, the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate is a distance learning course.

Contact our course specialists to find out more about the course fees for the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course.

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

To pursue a career in Office Administration, you will need to have the following skills:

  • Basic computer knowledge and skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Time-management skills

To pursue a career in Office Administration, you will need to have a:

  • Office Administration: ICB National Certificate
  • Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate
  • Office Administration: ICB National Diploma

Studying Office Administration will allow you to develop an understanding of the office environment, and will equip you with organisational, numerical, and communicational skills. You will also gain access to a broad range of career paths, and will have little trouble finding a job.

During your Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course, you will cover the following subjects:

  • Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • Economics (ECON)

Administration is a highly satisfying job. You perform various tasks, help colleagues in the working environment, and act as an aid to managers. A career in Office Administration are not only well paying, but in-demand, so finding a job should be easy.

During your Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate, you will learn how to allocate and proportion overhead costs, as well as how the process within labour relations work, among many other things.

The entry requirements for the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course is the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate.

No, they are not. Office Administrators are responsible for managing office activities while Business Administrators are responsible for managing the business operations.

Office administration involves a lot of procedural and planning duties. They oversee a wide range of administrative tasks in the office to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

An Office Administrator is responsible for various administrative duties including, making all the appointments and coordinating meetings.

You will need to complete three Formative Assessments and two tests to gain entry for your final examination. These assignments and tests count towards 30% of your overall course mark and are compulsory.

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: June 3, 2022