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Management Assistant Diploma

A Management Assistant Diploma is the perfect way to start your career in management. Through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you can study all Management Assistant courses.

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Why Should I Study a Management Course?

General Management Courses will give you the tools you need to successfully manage all (or part) of a business day to day operations. 

Here are some of the expectations of a General Manager in the business environment:

  • General Managers help to improve the efficiency of a business by managing the operations of the company
  • Some duties a General Manager will be expected to complete include:
    • Managing staff
    • Overseeing company budgets
    • Implementing marketing strategies
  • General Managers usually report to managers who are on a higher level, like an executive
  • Lower-level managers are often supervised by the General Manager
  • General Managers can hold different titles such as CEO, operations manager, or branch manager depending on their duties

Benefits of studying a General Management Course

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  • Business management is a scarce skill: In South Africa, business management is considered a scarce skill. So few people have these skill sets and nearly all businesses need them to function. That means that not only will you have job security, you are also more likely to find a job
  • You will increase your earning potential: Having a higher qualification in an area of management means that your earning potential will increase 
  • You are more likely to get hired: With a tertiary qualification from a highly-regarded institute, you are more likely to get chosen when it comes to the interview process. Having a qualification in business management will also open the door to many new career opportunities
  • You will learn how to succeed in business: A management course has all the formulas to help you start, grow and maintain a profitable business. These kinds of skills can take you far in whatever career path you decide to take after your course 

Our Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited by the QCTO to offer General Management courses.

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Pty. Ltd. Accreditation Numbers: 

Our Accredited General Management Courses

NATED Business Management: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2616

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NATED Management Assistant: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2621

ICB Business Management: 301089

SAQA ID number: 66871
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N4 Business Management 
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Originator: Department of Education 
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: 5

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4090304: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Code 4010164: Financial Accounting N4
  • Code 4010154: Introductory Accounting N4
  • Code 5140364: Management Communication N4
  • Code 6030204: Computer Practices N4
  • Code 6030154: Computerised Financial Systems N4
  • Code 6030134: Introductory Computer Practice N4
  • Code 13030094: Mercantile Law N4
  • Code 22020034: Economics N4

SAQA ID number: 66929
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N5 Business Management 
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Originator: Department of Education 
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: 5

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4110455: Labour Relations N5
  • Code 4090325: Sales Management N5
  • Code 4090315: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Code 4010185: Cost and Management Accounting N5
  • Code 4010175: Financial Accounting N5
  • Code 5070035: Public Relations N5
  • Code 6030175: Computerised Financial Systems N5
  • Code 6030165: Computer Practice N5
  • Code 13030105: Mercantile Law N5
  • Code 22020095: Economics N5

SAQA ID number: 66995
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N6 Business Management 
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Originator: Department of Education 
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: 5

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4110486: Labour Relations N6
  • Code 4010196: Cost and Management Accounting N6
  • Code 4010216: Financial Accounting N6
  • Code 4090336: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Code 4090346: Sales Management N6
  • Code 5140296: Marketing Communication N6
  • Code 5070046: Public Relations N6
  • Code 6030186: Computerised Financial Systems N6
  • Code 6030196: Computer Practice N6

SAQA ID number: 66876
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N4 Management Assistant 
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Originator: Department of Education 
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: 5

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4090304: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4.
  • Code 4021214: Office Practice N4
  • Code 4010164: Financial Accounting N4
  • Code 4010154: Introductory Accounting N4
  • Code 5140344: Communication N4
  • Code 6050014: Introductory Information Processing N4
  • Code 6030204: Computer Practice N4
  • Code 6030134: Introductory Computer Practice N4
  • Code 6020254: Information Processing N4
  • Code 2 1010024: Public Administration N4

SAQA ID number: 66956
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N5 Management Assistant 
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Originator: Department of Education 
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: 5

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4090315: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Code 4021225: Office Practice N5
  • Code 4010175: Financial Accounting N5
  • Code 5140395: Communication N5
  • Code 5140275: Kommunikasie N5
  • Code 6030165: Computer Practice N5
  • Code 6020275 Information Processing N5
  • Code 21010055: Municipal Administration N5
  • Code 21010035: Public Administration N5

SAQA ID number: 67001
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant 
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Originator: Department of Education 
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: 5

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 04010216: Financial Accounting N6
  • Code 04021236: Office Practice N6
  • Code 04090336: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Code 05140286: Kommunikasie N6
  • Code 05140406: Communication N6
  • Code 06020286: Information Processing N6
  • Code 06030196: Computer Practice N6
  • Code 21010066: Public Administration N6
  • Code 21010086: Municipal Administration N6

SAQA ID number: 48736
Qualification Title: National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management 
Qualification Type: National Certificate 
Originator: SGB GET & FET Business, Commerce and Management Studies 
NQF level: 4
Course Credits: 120

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

The qualifying learner will be able to:

  • Record business transactions, produce quotations and invoices the and prepare reconciliation statements as per organisational requirements and recognised bookkeeping practice
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  • Calculate Value Added Tax and prepare returns as required by legislation
  • Calculate gross pay, statutory deductions and prepare IRP 5s as required by legislation
  • Prepare and interpret final accounts as per organisational requirements
  • Calculate the cost of a product and distinguish between fixed and variable costs, carry out break-even analysis and calculate the selling price of a product
  • Calculate working capital for an organisation
  • Prepare a business plan and a budget for a small business
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

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

  • Make payments as per organisational requirements
  • Calculate Value Added Tax using the current rules and rates of VAT
  • 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

SAQA ID number: 23619
Qualification Title: Higher Certificate: Office Administration 
Qualification Type: National Higher Certificate 
Originator: Institute of Administration and Commerce
NQF level: 5
Course Credits: 240

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:

  • Demonstrate the ability to allocate and apportion overheads to calculate rates of recovery
  • Use these rates to calculate recoveries, and know how to treat under- or over-recoveries
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare budgets resulting in the budgeted income statement and balance sheet
  • Demonstrate the ability to flex a budget
  • Evaluate the necessary capital budgets
  • Identify revenue and cost curves and demonstrate the ability to highlight the marginal revenues and costs
  • Compute prices using cost-plus or other strategies
  • Produce a cash flow statement from information available
  • Identify the components of working capital and determine strengths and weaknesses in policy, which they could use to prepare a new policy
  • List the types of capital and costs of debt
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate the marginal cost of capital
  • Discuss the effects of financial leverage
  • Explain the different forms of finance available and choose optimum components

SAQA ID number: 20366
Qualification Title: National Diploma: Financial Accounting 
Qualification Type: Advanced Certificate 
Originator: The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Pty Ltd 
NQF level: 6
Course Credits: 280

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Competence in all areas of Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Understanding and applying tax regulations in the field of personal and business taxation
  • Understanding of the nature of law and the role of law within which an accountant operates
  • Competence in all areas of Financial Management
  • Demonstrates an understanding of internal and external auditing processes
  • Understanding of Information Systems in business
  • Demonstrates understanding of the key marketing and management theories, concepts and ,techniques operating within business organisations
  • Understands and applies sound accounting theory and practice
  • Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of Management Accounting control systems
  • Understanding of Financial Accounting on the Regulatory Framework
  • Knowledge of corporate strategy

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

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

  • Demonstrate competence in the principles, concepts, and conventions underlying Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Show competence in the analysis and interpretation of financial statements
  • Understand and demonstrate the Cost and Management Accounting concepts
  • Understand the structure and operation of the system of taxation within their own country
  • Be able to explain the operation of the Legal System concerning Common Law, Equity and Judicial Precedent, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Statute Law, Case Law, and,EC Law
  • Be competent in making effective and relevant decisions in the area of Financial Management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Internal and External Auditing and the role of professional bodies relating to the audit function
  • Display an understanding of Information Systems in business and how they assist management decisions to improve performance
  • Apply the key marketing and management theories, concepts and techniques to diagnose, analyse, resolve and understand the nature of management and marketing problems

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning has been awarded a distance learning Exam Number by the DHET Exams division: 01999921101199995016

What Is General Management?

General Managers are responsible for running various aspects of the business, such as daily operations, finances, and administrative functions.

  • Improving interpersonal skills for good communication within the business setting
  • Learning how to delegate tasks to keep track of progress and organising accordingly
  • Working on improving the business through strategic planning
  • Mentoring junior employees you through training and supervision
  • Increasing productivity by making decisions based on the business needs

What Will I Learn?

You will learn and improve on various management related skills like strategic planning, task distribution, and communication skills. 

Some of the skills you will learn include:

  • How to improve company profits
  • Managing employees and improve team efficiency
  • Set up and overseeing budgets
  • Create business strategies
  • Organise business records
  • Deal with correspondence
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You will cover subjects such as Entrepreneurship and Business, Management, Computer Practice, Mercantile Law, and Public Relations. Throughout your course.

Our General Management Courses

At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, we offer 3 study streams in Management that are made up of various courses. 

The ICB Qualification: Business Management

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers courses in the fields of business and financial management. Their courses are internationally recognized and their qualifications are given preferential treatment by employers. 

The ICB Business Management study stream is broken down into the following courses:

ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management

Entry Requirements

To apply for the National Certificate course in Small Business Financial Management, you must:

  • Have a grade 11 certificate or an equivalent certificate
  • Be able to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management course:

  • Introduction to Business English 
  • Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)

Course Duration

This course takes 12 Months to complete.

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Award Type

National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (NQF level 4).

ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration

Entry Requirements

Here are the requirements for the Higher Certificate course in Office Administration:

  • You must have an ICB National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management
  • Be able to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration course:

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

Course Duration

This course takes 26 Months to complete.

Award Type

Higher Certificate: Office Administration (NQF Level 5).

ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting

Entry Requirements

To apply for the ICB National Diploma in Financial Accounting you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have completed the ICB Higher Certificate in Office Administration 
  • Be able to read and write in English 

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting course:

  • Introduction to Business English 
  • Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation, topic: Business Management) (RTAP)

Course Duration

This course takes 36 Months to complete.

Award Type

National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF Level 6).

NATED/ National Qualifications

NATED or National Qualification Courses are well known for their unity of practical and theoretical learning aspects. Each National Qualification course is uniquely structured but the Department of Higher Education and Training gives students the most well-rounded approach.

National Qualification: Business Management (NATED)

These National Qualification courses in Business Management will give you all the tools you need to succeed in the planning, implementation, and management of a business. This study stream is broken down into 3 different courses:

National Certificate: N4 Business Management
Entry Requirements

These are the application requirements that must be met to apply:

  • A matric certificate or equivalent 
  • The ability to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the N4 Business Management course:

  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4

Course Duration

N4 Business Management takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: N4 Business Management (NQF level 5).

National Certificate: N5 Business Management
Entry Requirements

To apply for the N5 National Qualification course in Business Management, you must have:

  • An N4 National Certificate in Business Management 
  • The ability to read and write in English 

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the N5 Business Management course:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Sales Management N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N5

Course Duration

N5 Business Management takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: N5 Business Management (NQF level 5).

National Certificate: N6 Business Management
Entry Requirements

To apply for the final National Qualification Course in Business Management, you must meet the following requirements:

  • An N5 National Certificate in Business Management
  • Be able to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the N6 Business Management course:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Cost and Management Accounting N6
  • Public Relations N6

Course Duration

N6 Business Management takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: N6 Business Management (NQF level 5).

National Diploma: N6 Business Management
Entry Requirements

To receive your National Diploma: N6 Business Management, you will need to complete your National Certificate: N6 Business Management.


Subjects

N4, N5, and N6 Business Management subjects need to be completed to start with the final section of your NATED course. 

To get your N6 National Diploma: Business Management, you will have to do your practical work experience.


Course Duration

You will need to complete a total of 18 months of practical work experience.

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Award Type

National Diploma: N6 Business Management (NQF Level 6).

National Qualification: Management Assistant (NATED)

Most businesses run on the shoulders of Management Assistants. Whether doing research, administration, or other various tasks, Management Assistants have all the skills to build a business of their own whilst still upholding a successful workplace.

The National Qualification study stream of Management Assistant is made up of 3 courses:

N4 National Certificate: Management Assistant
Entry Requirements

You will need a Matric certificate or equivalent in order to start your National Certificate: N4 Management Assistant.

Subjects
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The following subjects will be covered during the N4 Management Assistant course:

  • Communication N4
  • Office Practice N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Computer Practice N4

Course Duration

The N4 Management Assistant course takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: N4 Management Assistant (NQF level 5).

N5 National Certificate: Management Assistant
Entry Requirements

You will need an N4 National Qualification in Management Assistant to start this course.

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the N5 Management Assistant course:

  • Communication N5
  • Office Practice N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Computer Practice N5

Course Duration

The N5 Management Assistant course takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: N5 Management Assistant (NQF level 5).

N6 National Certificate: Management Assistant
Entry Requirements

You will need an N5 National Qualification in Management Assistant to start this course.

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the N6 Management Assistant course:

  • Communication N6
  • Office Practice N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Computer Practice N6

Course Duration

The N6 Management Assistant course takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant (NQF level 5).

National Diploma: N6 Management Assistant
Entry Requirements

To receive your National Diploma: N6 Management Assistant, you will need to complete your National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant.


Subjects

N4, N5, and N6 Management Assistant subjects need to be completed to start with the final section of your NATED course. 


Course Duration

You will need to complete a total of 18 months of practical work experience.


Award Type

National Diploma: Management Assistant (NQF Level 6).

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Career Opportunities With A Business Management Qualification

There are many career options with a Business Management qualification, such as:

Office Manager

An Office Manager is responsible for ensuring that an office runs smoothly and efficiently.

Role And Responsibilities Of An Office Manager

Other duties of an Office Manager include:

  • Finalizing schedules 
  • Ensuring that each department is meeting its KPI’S 
  • Lifting team morale 
  • Hiring and interviewing staff
  • Training and onboarding new staff members

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What Is The Salary Of An Office Manager?

The expected salary of an Office Manager is about R 331 200 per year. That works out to around R27 600 per month. 

Your overall salary will depend on your employer and your level of experience. 

Office Administrator

Office Administrators are the face of the company. They take calls and take care of clients, making sure that the day-to-day operations run smoothly. 

Role And Responsibilities Of An Office Administrator

Other Office Administrator responsibilities are:

  • Filing documents
  • Doing necessary research
  • Communicating with all department heads
  • Taking calls and making bookings
  • Ensuring that tax documents are completed 
  • Emailing clients

What Is The Salary Of An Office Administrator?

An Office Administrator earns an expected salary of about R105 792 a year. That works out to be R8 816 per month. The salary of an Office Administrator is also dependent on your experience and the company.

Business Manager

Business Managers exist to build, maintain and grow a profitable business. They oversee all departments to ensure that targets are being met across the board.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Business Manager

Responsibilities of a Business Manager include:

  • Hire, onboard, and train new employees 
  • Set targets and KPI’s for each department
  • Make sure that goals, profits, and KPIs are met
     

What Is The Salary Of A Business Manager?

In South Africa, Business Managers make a salary of around R274 056 per year. That works out to around R22 838 per month. Every salary is however dependent on the company and your level of experience. 

Marketing Manager

Marketing Managers are responsible for managing a brand’s voice whilst also promoting its products and services. 

Role And Responsibilities Of A Marketing Manager

The key responsibilities of a Marketing Manager include:

  • Develop strategic marketing plans
  • Manage company social media accounts 
  • Create successful advertising campaigns
  • Stick to the marketing budget
  • Report on the success of all marketing campaigns
  • Implement SEO strategies

What Is The Salary Of A Marketing Manager?

The expected salary of a Marketing Manager in South Africa is R305 700 per year. This amounts to around R25 475 per month. This can increase or decrease depending on experience.

Sales Executive

Sales Executives offer new products and services to potential customers. They are also responsible for doing customer research.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Sales Executive

Other responsibilities of Sales Executives include:

  • Set sales goals for the sales department
  • Analyse sales reports
  • Reach sales objectives
  • Prepare budgets
  • Forecast sales 
  • Plan an increase in profit and a decrease in expenses

What Is The Salary Of A Sales Executive?

The salary of a sales executive in South Africa is about R141 108 per year or R11 759 per month.  Most sales executives have this as a base salary and make the rest up in commission.

Career Opportunities With A Management Assistant Qualification

With management assistant qualification, you can branch into the following careers:

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistants are the first impression that people have of a company. Administrative Assistants hold all departments together and manage the day-to-day happenings of the company.

Role And Responsibilities Of An Administrative Assistant

The responsibilities of an Administrative Assistant include:

  • Customer service
  • Answer emails, phone calls, and inquiries
  • Schedule appointments 
  • Complete work schedules
  • Greet clients

What Is The Salary Of An Administrative Assistant?

The expected salary of an administrative assistant in South Africa is R81 888 per year. That works out to about R6 824 per month, depending on experience.

Management Assistant

As a Management Assistant, you would be the go-to person for information about the happenings within a company. This can include schedules, appointments, targets, and even company analysis.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Management Assistant

The responsibilities of a Management Assistant include: 

  • Conduct company, customer, and competitor research
  • Prepare reports for each department
  • Handle relevant administrative duties
  • Ensure that all departments are up to date with administrative responsibilities

What Is The Salary Of A Management Assistant?

The expected salary for a Management Assistant in South Africa is around R67 896 per year. That works out to about R5 658 per month, depending on experience. 

Office Administrator

Office Administrators hold the office together by handling all the day-to-day responsibilities. This includes client services and acting as a liaison between all departments.

Role And Responsibilities Of An Office Administrator

The responsibilities of an Office Administrator include:

  • Setting up meetings
  • Do necessary company research
  • Ensure that all department administration has been completed
  • Make appointments
  • Greet customers
  • Customer service duties like replying to emails and answering calls

What Is The Salary Of An Office Administrator?

An office administrator earns a salary of about R105 792 a year or R8 816 per month. The salary of an office administrator is also dependent on your level of experience.

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistants are the first point of contact between management and clients/staff. They are responsible for keeping the manager/CEO informed of their day-to-day responsibilities. 

Role And Responsibilities Of A Personal Assistant

The responsibilities of a Personal Assistant include:

  • Managing phone calls and various correspondence
  • Being responsible for travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Point of contact for organising events and conferences 
  • Keeping an up to date diary for the manager 

What Is The Salary Of A Personal Assistant?

In South Africa, Personal Assistants earn a salary of about R194 400 per year. That works out to a monthly salary of around R16 200 per month. Remember that your salary as a Personal Assistant will also be dependent on your level of experience. 

Receptionist

Receptionists are responsible for the communication aspect of a business.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Receptionist

The responsibilities of a Receptionist include:

  • Organising deliveries 
  • Greeting clients
  • Making payments
  • Managing appointments
  • Communicating with clients
  • Communication between clients and departments
  • Answering and forwarding calls

What Is The Salary Of A Receptionist?

In South Africa, receptionists earn around R6 921 per month which adds up to R83 052 per year. This salary is also dependent on both the company and the employee’s level of experience.

Benefits of Studying at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is a highly accredited college that offers courses for career-driven individuals. There are many reasons why you should choose to study at Bellview. These include:

  • Studying from the comfort of your home: Since Bellview is a distance learning institution, you can study from anywhere you see fit
  • Career-specific courses:  Bellview offers a wide variety of courses that you can choose from
  • Career building: With Bellview, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a whole new skill set. These skills will help you build a career in whatever field you decide on. With both practical and theoretical elements, you will have the opportunity to hone your career-based skills 
  • Study and work at the same time: Studying with Bellview means that you can work and study at the same time. You can adjust your study schedule in such a way that you can complete your studies around your work responsibilities 
  • Easy application: We have created different channels to reach out to us. You can apply online, call our landline (0800 39 00 27), or speak directly to one of our course experts if you need assistance in choosing the right course

Why Choose To Study A Management Course Via Distance Learning

When choosing to further your studies, distance learning could be the perfect option for you. Here are some benefits of distance learning:

  • Working from home: As you do not need to attend physical classes with distance learning, you can study from home
  • Set the pace: Distance learning allows you to study whenever you have the time. You simply need to be ready when you have your examinations
  • Work and Study: Being able to study in your own time will also allow you to work while you study. This means that you can make money while you are studying
  • Fewer transport costs: Without physical classes, you will save money on transportation
  • Promotion opportunities: When studying while you work, you are improving your skill sets. With your newly acquired skills, you could easily be given a higher position in your current field of work
  • Cheaper studies: With distance learning, you will study credible and high-quality courses without physical classes. This will save you money as there is no payment for physical classes
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Frequently Asked Questions

The skills necessary to be a good Manager include any skills needed to contribute to the value creation for the business.

There are essentially four key skills every manager should have:

  • Visionary leadership
  • Strategy and development
  • Negotiation and conflict management
  • Team-building and interpersonal skills

General Managers are important assets to companies as they help the company to develop a distinctive work environment, manage resources effectively, and oversee daily operations to keep the business running smoothly.

General Management is essential in a business because it creates a functioning system of communication and information distribution. Organising resources, arranging factors of production and converting enterprise for the business makes General Management very important in a business structure.

General Management functions are focused on the business as a whole. Duties include:

  • Formulating policies
  • Managing daily operations
  • Planning use of materials
  • Working with human resources

General Management Courses revolve around managerial tasks within a business-related field. General Management can range from common administrative tasks to managing almost all of the basic functions within a business.

The 6 key tasks of General Managers are:

  1. Forming the work environment
  2. Setting strategies
  3. Allocating resources
  4. Developing other managers
  5. Building the organisation
  6. Overseeing operations

The General Management Process and Action (GMPA) is focused on the implementation of processes that are important in a business setting under the General Management field.

Some of the skills you will learn during a General Management course include:

  • Improving profits
  • Setting up budgets
  • Managing employees to improve team efficiency
  • Creating business strategies
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Organising business records

You can follow these career paths with a General Management qualification:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Management Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Personal Assistant
  • Receptionist

A General Management Diploma is on an NQF level 06.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers ICB and NATED General Management courses.

The highest NATED qualification is a National Diploma. This qualification is on an NQF level 06.

  •  Managing a businesses day to day operations.
  • Setting up growth strategies
  • Setting up and managing budgets
  • Evaluating workplace performance
  • Interviewing and hiring employees
  • Training staff member

Even though both these positions play a supervisor role. A General Manager does not rank higher than a Director. 

A General Manager supervises the employees and leads them in the daily operations of the business

A Director, also known as a “ Director of Operations”, supervises General managers and other high-ranking members of staff. Their main responsibility is to make sure the company keeps making money   

The NATED Business Management Course is a very good course to study to be a General Manager.

The NATED Business Management Course will teach you various management skills including, strategic planning, task management and effectively communicate.

  • The first level of management is called Top-level management. This is where you find the CEO, CMO and COO. These are the managers who develop the long term plans for a company and are responsible for setting up strategies that lead to the company’s success.
  • Next is Middle Management. These are managers who are responsible for taking the strategies and plans set up by upper management and turning them into a plan that can be put into action. They have titles like Chief supervisor or Director.
  • The managers who put these plans into action are called First Line Managers or Lower level managers. They are responsible for putting these plans into action. Their responsibility is to put plans into action and report back to the middle managers. They also have to manage and supervise all the employees as they work to make sure everything goes according to plan.
  • Lastly, you have what is called Team Leaders. Team Leaders are responsible for managing a specific task or project. Their job is to set timelines for projects and provide team members with training. In short, they are supposed to make sure the team is working at its best and that the job gets done correctly.

General Management courses cover the following subjects:

  • Principles of Management
  • Business Environment
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Law
  • Communication Skills

The ten roles of management include:

  • Leaders
  • Figureheads
  • Monitors
  • Liaisons
  • Disseminators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Resource Allocators
  • Spokespersons
  • Negotiators
  • Disturbance Handlers

The Director of Operations is responsible for leading General Managers and other employees within the company.

General Managers are the leaders of the company with overall responsibilities for how the company functions. The role may include marketing, finance and sales responsibilities.

Bellview has a total of 4 Business Management courses. The courses include:

  • Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate
  • Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate
  • Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate
  • Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

In small businesses, the general manager may be regarded as the high position. However, in bigger companies, the general manager is higher than other employees but below the top-level executives.

General Managers should have the following vital skills:

  • Communication
  • Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical

Yes, it is. Studying a management course can allow you to have knowledge about a broad range of careers including business, marketing, and finance.

No, it is not. General Managers typically have less experience than CEOs. The CEO is the highest position in a company. Many CEOs can start off as General Managers then work their way up to the CEO position.

No, General Managers are not the same as Senior Managers. Senior Managers typically work a level below General Managers in large companies with many management levels. General Managers focus on managing the whole company.

Yes, you can. To become a general manager, you do not need to have a Degree. You can register for our Management Diploma courses, gain your national diploma and be able to work in managerial positions.

A General Manager is a managerial position that is responsible for the overall operations of a company. They are responsible for managing all departments of an organisation including the generation of revenue and management of costs.

Yes, you can. All our management courses are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge that will help them join the workplace.

If you are interested in studying a General Management course, you can contact our course specialists to find out which management course you qualify for, and which is best suited for the career you want.

General Managers improve business functions , they create policies, communicate business goals and manage budgets among other things.

The NATED Business Management theoretical courses are 6-12 months long and the practical course is 18 months long. If you decide to complete the NATED Business Management course full-time, you will finish it in 36 months. If you choose to complete the course part-time, then you will finish the course in 54 months.

You need to be:

  • 16 years old or older
  • Have a Matric certificate
  • Be able to read and write in English
  • Be able to study via distance learning


For our ICB courses, you do not need to have a Matric certificate. You can apply with a Grade 11 certificate.


Yes, you can. You can study our NATED course with any pass level and for the ICB courses, you only need a Grade 11 certificate.

The six main responsibilities of a general manager are:

  • Shaping the work environment
  • Setting strategies
  • Allocating resources 
  • Developing managers
  • Building the organisation
  • Overseeing operations

A general management course will, amongst other things:

  • Provide you with the tools and skills needed to land management positions
  • Help you start your own company
  • Help you to manage teams, individuals, and organizations effectively

The National Certificate (Vocational) General Management course is a 3-year qualification with its primary goal set at providing the certificate holder the opportunity to be employed in industry without any additional training.

General Management is responsible for:

  • Establishing strategy
  • Allocating resources
  • Developing managers
  • Building the organization
  • Overseeing operations

The main functions within general management are:

  • Organising
  • Directing
  • Planning
  • Staffing
  • Leading
  • Training

These are the skills a General Manager needs:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Knowledge on various management strategies
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Teamwork skills

The NATED general management courses are accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The ICB management courses are accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

These are the General Management courses available:

  • NATED Business Management courses
  • ICB Business Management courses

These are the NATED Business Management courses:

  • Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate
  • Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate
  • Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate
  • Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

The NATED Management Assistant Course are:

  • Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate
  • Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate
  • Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate
  • Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma

The NATED Business Management Diploma award will be issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

The ICB Business Management courses are:

  • Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate
  • Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate
  • Financial Management – Business Management: ICB National Diploma

The NATED Management Assistant course could be completed in approximately 36 months if you are a full-time student. If you are a part-time student, you could complete this course in 54 months.


Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Sanel Van Staden