Management Assistants are involved in the general office & administrative duties within a business. They work to hire, train & oversee employees. 

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited to offer the NATED Management Assistant National Qualification: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2621

Available Management Assistant Courses

Take a look at these Management Assistant courses offered by the Bellview Institute. 

Why Should I Study A Management Assistant Course?

A Management Assistant course will give you the necessary skills to keep the administrative side of a business environment running smoothly. Some skills you will learn include:

  • Office communication
  • Basic office practice
  • Information processing
  • Computer practice

After completing your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma, you will have the opportunity to start your career as a Personal Assistant, Management Assistant, Receptionist, Secretary, Data Capturer, and more.

Management Assistant Is An Accredited National Qualification

Management Assistant courses are one of the Nationally Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) courses. These courses are created by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

These qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). These courses are accredited and the qualifications you can obtain are held in high regard.

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Our Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited by the QCTO to offer the Management Assistant National Qualification (NATED).

View our Accreditation Certificate for the Management Assistant National Qualification.

Quality Council For Trades And Occupations (QCTO) Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Pty. Ltd. Accreditation Number: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2621

Management Assistant: N4 NATED National Certificate

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 05

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 21010024: Public Administration N4
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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 05

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 05

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

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

What Is A Management Assistant?

Management Assistants complete general administrative duties within an office space. They  usually need to complete various tasks that require:

  • Good time management: Many tasks need to be completed in a business environment. This makes time management a crucial skill to have
  • You will need to be flexible with your work because you will need to do many different types of tasks
  • Being organized is very important in your workplace. With many different tasks, you will need to be able to keep track of everything
  • Here are some general office practices that you will need to do daily:
    • Setting up meetings
    • Supervising employees
    • Training staff 
    • Writing and updating employee reports

What Will I Learn?

During your first course, you will cover subjects such as Communication, Office Practice, Information Processing, and Computer practice.

The next two courses will enhance these skills as well as Public Relations. You will learn how to hire and train employees, oversee employees, lead and direct, ensure compliance with company policies, and oversee inventory levels.

Management Assistant Courses

After completing this course, you will be able to become a personal assistant, management assistant, receptionist, secretary, or data capturer. You can even use your new skills to start your own business.

Our Management Assistant Courses

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers reputable courses to become a Management Assistant. These courses include:

Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate

Application Requirements

Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate is a course you can study after matric. To start your course, you simply need a matric certificate (NSC).

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during your Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate course:

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

Course Duration

The course takes 12 months to complete.

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Award Type

National Certificate: N4 Management Assistant (NQF Level 5)

Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate

Application Requirements

To start your Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate qualification, you need to obtain your National Certificate in your Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate course.

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during your Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate course:

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

Course Duration

The course takes 12 months to complete.

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Award Type

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

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate

Application Requirements

To start your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate qualification, you need to obtain your Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate qualification.

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate course:

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

Course Duration

The course takes 12 months to complete.

Management Assistant Courses

Award Type

National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant (NQF Level 5)

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma

Application Requirements

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

Subjects

In order to get your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma, you will have to complete practical work experience.

Course Duration

You will need to do 18 months of practical work experience.

Award Type

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma (NQF Level 6).

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Getting Your National Diploma

With each Management Assistant course you take, you are required to complete 6 months of practical work-based experience per course to get your certificate.

To obtain your National Diploma, you need to complete the Management Assistant N4-N6 courses. When you have finished your N6 Management Assistant course you will be on  National Certificate level N6 (NQF level 5). 

To receive your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma (NQF level 6) in a Management Assistant field, you will need to have a total of 18 months of practical work experience as well.

Career Paths In Management Assistant

With a Management Assistant Qualification, you will have many career paths to choose from. Some of the career paths include the following:

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistants often carry out administrative tasks on behalf of a single individual.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Personal Assistant

The role of a Personal Assistant is essentially to create more free time for their employer by handling their administrative responsibilities. Some of the roles and responsibilities of a Personal Assistant include the following:

  • Taking and managing phone calls
  • Diary planning and controlling access to the manager
  • Preparing necessary documents
  • Implementing and maintaining administrative systems suitable for the manager’s schedule
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What Is The Salary For A Personal Assistant?

Although the average monthly salary for a Personal Assistant is R 16 200, you can make up to R25 700 a month depending on your duties.

Management Assistant

Management Assistants have a similar job to Personal Assistants. The main difference is that Management Assistants work for businesses or companies rather than one person.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Management Assistant

Management Assistants manage the organisational tasks within a business setting. Some of the roles and responsibilities of a Management Assistant include the following:

  • Arranging meetings and appointments
  • Updating and checking records
  • Writing reports on employee performance
  • Scheduling and rearranging shifts
  • Assisting training of new employees

What Is The Salary For A Management Assistant?

Management Assistants generally earn a monthly salary of R 8 498. Depending on your place of work, you can earn up to R 11 485 in this position.

Receptionist

Receptionists are important employees as they help with the coordination and communication within a business.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Receptionist

Some of the roles and responsibilities of a Receptionist include the following:

  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Booking arranged meetings
  • Answering and forwarding calls as necessary
  • Sorting and distributing documents

What Is The Salary For A Receptionist?

Receptionists commonly earn a monthly salary between R 6 975 to R8 379 depending on their workplace.

Secretary

Secretaries help to keep businesses functioning by taking care of administrative and organisational tasks.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Secretary

Secretaries are expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Arranging and recording appointments (as well as ensuring the times do not clash)
  • Prioritising workloads that need to be completed
  • Typing, preparing, and distributing various reports

What Is The Salary For A Secretary?

Secretaries usually earn an average monthly salary of R 14 300. If you are working for a bigger company or have bigger workloads, you can earn up to R 22 800 per month.

Data Capturer

A Data Capturer is required to gather data to capture and transfer it into databases.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Data Capturer

Some of the responsibilities of a Data Capturer include the following tasks:

  • Transferring data from hard copies to database systems or computer files
  • Typing data provided directly by clients into the business system
  • Creating spreadsheets that contain figures of the company
  • Verify data by comparing it to the source

What Is The Salary For A Data Capturer?

Data Capturers can earn a monthly salary between R 6 734 and R 31 176 depending on their responsibilities.

Benefits Of Studying With Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning

You can complete your Management Assistant Course with Bellview through distance learning to obtain your accredited Management Assistant qualification. Here is some benefits of distance learning:

  • Great support: Bellview’s staff are qualified to help you with any questions you might have. Any queries will be answered within 24 hours
  • Quick delivery: After registering with us, we handle everything else. Your course material will arrive within 5 days
  • Quick marking time: Assessments are marked as soon as they are available and feedback will be given within 24 hours of your submission
  • Register whenever you want to: You can register for our available courses at any time of the year. You can choose to study your course when it is convenient for you
  • Study group support: Free access to studying groups on the Together We Pass platform is given to those who study with Bellview. On this platform, you can interact with other students who are studying with you for additional support
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  • Multiple application strategies: Applying at Bellview is easy, fast, and tailored to suit the needs of many. You can choose to apply online, call our landline (0800 39 00 27) or speak directly to one of our course experts who will help you to determine the right course for you

Why You Should Choose To Study Through Distance Learning

When choosing to study a course through distance learning, you will receive many benefits. Some of these benefits include the following:

  • No confined learning spaces: There are no physical classes you have to attend with distance learning. This means that you can complete your studies directly from home or any other convenient space
  • Work when you can: With distance learning, you can work at your own pace. You also have lots of time to work through your course material. You only need to be finished with your studies before your examinations
  • Work while you study: As you can study in your own time, you will have the time to work while you study. You have the opportunity of generating an income while also furthering your studies
  • Fewer transport costs: You do not have to pay additional transport costs to attend physical classes when you choose distance learning
  • Affordability: Since there are no physical classes, distance learning is much more affordable than contact learning
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Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take To Study Management Assistant?

Each Management Assistant course takes 12 months to complete. If you choose to study an N4, N5, and N6 Management Assistant course, you will spend a total of 36 months on your studies and N6 National Certificate level (NQF level 5).

If you are working towards your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma (NQF level 6), you will need an additional 18 months of practical work (6 months per course). This adds up to a total of 64 months.

What Are The Requirements For Management Assistant?

To start your first Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate course, you need a matric certificate or a matric equivalent (NQF 4) certificate. With your Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate, you can complete your N5 and then your N6.

What Does A Management Assistant Do?

Some of the responsibilities of a Management Assistant are:

  • Setting up meetings and coordinating events
  • Supervising employees and keeping track of their progress
  • Training new staff and communicating changes
  • Writing and updating employee reports

What Is N4 Management Assistant?

Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate is the first course within our 3 Management Assistant courses. It can be started with a matric certificate (NSC) and it is the foundation of Management Assistant courses.


Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Sanel Van Staden
Date Published: November, 2021