Course Summary

Course Name:

Office Administration: ICB National Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

NQF5

Duration:

The Office Administration: ICB National Certificate is the first of three Office Administration courses, set up by the ICB. During this course, you will be introduced to foundational skills and knowledge needed to effectively run and oversee the administrative side of a business.


Course Information:

Course NameOffice Administration: ICB National 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 Type National Certificate: ICB Office Administration
Award Issued ByThe Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and FASSET
SAQA ID23618
NQF Level05
Course Duration24 months
Credits120
Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate:

National Senior Certificate
OR
Amended Senior Certificate

Office Administration: ICB National Certificate Subjects

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

  • Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)


What Will I Learn?

During your Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how corporate personalities employ individuals to think and act on their behalf
  • Understand the role and function of a secretary within the organisation
  • Apply basic accounting principles
  • Understand the basic principles of Cost and Management Accounting
  • Allocate and distribute overhead costs to calculate the rates of recovery
  • Explain the marketing process


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

Having an Office Administration: ICB National Certificate will qualify you to register for, and study towards, an Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate. You will also be able to pursue various careers in Office Administration, either at entry level, or in the form of internship programs.


Career Opportunities

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

  • Junior Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Marketing Administrator


Salary Expectations

Your salary expectations will vary depending on the career path you choose to follow. The following are the expected monthly salary ranges for various positions in Office Administration:


Role And Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities you can expect will primarily be determined by the career path you choose to follow. For careers in Office Administration, you can expect to handle the following duties:

  • Directing office operations and procedures
  • Preparing a company’s payroll
  • Supporting in administrative tasks
  • Improving office policies
  • Greeting visitors and helping them where needed
  • Planning events and membership campaigns for outreach and marketing purposes
  • Directing social media campaigns

Office Administration: ICB National Certificate Curriculum

The Office Administration: ICB National Certificate curriculum includes the study of six subjects. During your studies, you will complete various assessments, and will be required to achieve a minimum grade of 60% to pass the course.


Office Administration: ICB National Certificate Assessments To Be Completed

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

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


Office Administration: ICB National Certificate Assignments To Be Completed

Your Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course will consist of the following tests and assignments to be completed:

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


Your assignments and tests will be 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 Certificate Exams

To sit for your Office Administration: ICB National Certificate final examination, you must complete all course assignments and tests. The examination will take place at the end of your study module, and will account towards 70% of your course grade.

Why Choose To Study With Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning?

Choosing to study the Office Administration: ICB National 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 National Certificate Facebook Group

You can join our Office Administration: ICB Facebook Group if you are interested in learning more about the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course, or would like to interact with our staff, or other Bellview students. 

You will also stay up to date with all the latest course news, and are free to ask any questions in the group.

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 National Certificate?

To start the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course, you need to have a Matric 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 grade of 60%, you will be awarded an Office Administration: ICB National Certificate.


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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you need either a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate to qualify for the ICB Office Administration course program.

The Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course has a total of 120 credits.

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

It will take a total of 24 months to complete the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course.

Office Administration handles the following tasks:

  • Lead and control an organisation’s activities
  • Recruit staff
  • Manage income
  • Approve office budgets
  • Handle public relations
  • Help a company close deals

Yes, all ICB qualifications are registered on the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by SAQA. Since students cannot study ICB qualifications directly through the ICB, their qualifications can only be studied through accredited training providers.

Yes, ICB courses are internationally recognised. Their courses and qualifications meet the international educational standards.

Some good skills to have as an Office Administrator include:

  • Computer literacy skills
  • Detail-oriented work
  • Being a fast learner
  • Organisational skills
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strategic planning
  • Time-management skills

You can go into the following career paths with an Office Administration: ICB National Certificate:

  • Receptionist
  • Marketing Administrator
  • Junior Office Administrator

Office Administrators can receive up to R 42 200 per month depending on their qualifications and work place.

Most businesses rely on a combination of centralised and individual administration to keep their business systems running smoothly.

FASSET will award your ICB National Certificate. You will also receive a Programme Completion Certificate from ICB.

Yes, the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate has the following SAQA ID number: 23618.

Your ICB qualification will be awarded by FASSET. You will also receive a programme completion certificate from the ICB.

Office Administration can involve some of the following duties:

  • Assisting with queries
  • Handling administrative duties regarding emails and social media
  • Typing reports
  • Printing important data and distributing it
  • Ordering necessary supplies
  • Setting up meetings that do not conflict schedules

The Office Administration: ICB National Certificate is accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO).

Yes, at Bellview the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate is a distance learning course.

For more information on the tuition fees for the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course, contact our course specialists.

The Office Administration: ICB National Certificate has 120 course credits.

With an Office Administration: ICB National Certificate, you can register for the Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course, or pursue a career in Office Administration, by applying for entry-level positions.

Bellview offers courses that you can study without needing Matric. However, to study the ICB Office Administration National Certificate, you will need to have a Matric Certificate.

The subjects you will cover in your Office Administration: ICB National Certificate includes:

  • Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)

To pursue jobs in Office Administration, you will need to have an:

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

The Office Administration: ICB National Certificate covers a total of six subjects.

ICB Office Administration courses help students obtain qualifications in administration, by developing their skills in an office environment. This includes learning skills such as bookkeeping, business literacy, and cost and management accounting, to name a few.

Being a good administrative professional will require you to have the following skills in administration:

  • Communication skills
  • The ability to multitask
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Adaptability

Office Administrators are responsible for the administrative tasks in an office, while office managers are responsible for managing staff to ensure that that they have all tools necessary for their work.

To apply for the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate, you will need to have a Matric Certificate.

Yes it is, there are many employment opportunities that you can pursue with a qualification in Office Administration.

Yes. Office Administration is a rewarding career that will leave you feeling valued and it will give you a sense of purpose.

In order to pass your Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course, you will need to:

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

You can view all your ICB assessments, tests, and exam information on the ICB Student Portal.

The Office Administration: ICB National Certificate is 24 months long.

No. For more information on tuition and registration fees, contact our course specialists.

These are the subjects that you will be covering in the Office Administrator Course:

  • Business and Office Administration
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Business Literacy
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice
  • Cost and Management Accounting

The average salary of an Office Administrator in South Africa could be around R 10 305 per month, depending on their experience.

These are the jobs that you can apply for when you have an Office Administration qualification:

  • Public Relation Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Manager

In order to qualify for the Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course you will need to have completed the Higher Certificate: ICB Office Administration course.

Yes, you can study this course with either a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

The Office Administration ICB National Certificate course an NQF level 5 qualification.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

The Offie Administration: ICB National Certificate course SAQA ID is 23619.

No. The minimum entry requirement for the Office Administration Course is a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

The exam counts for 70% of your final grade.

The assignment counts for 30% of your final grade.

The Office Administration Certificate was issued by the Institute of Bookkeepers (ICB) and by the Quality Council For Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

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