Available Management Assistant Courses

The NATED Management Assistant Diploma course is made up of three theoretical courses and an 18-month practical course. During your studies, you will gain all the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful Management Assistant.

Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N4
Duration:
12 months

The Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate is the first theoretical study course taken, making up your Management Assistant qualification. During this course, you will be introduced to all the necessary managerial skills.

Course Information:

Course NameManagement Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Communication N4 Internal Exam
Communication N4 External Exam

Office Practice N4 Internal Exam
Office Practice N4 External Exam

Information Processing N4 Internal Exam
Information Processing N4 External Exam

Computer Practice N4 Internal Exam
Computer Practice N4 External Exam

Award TypeNational Certificate: N4 Management Assistant
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID66876
NQF Level05
Course Duration6 to 12 months
Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate:

Amended Senior Certificate
OR
National Senior Certificate

Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N5
Duration:
12 months

The Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate is the second theoretical study course taken, making up your Management Assistant qualification. During this course, you will improve on the knowledge and skills laid in your Management Assistant N4 course.

Course Information:

Course NameManagement Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Communication N5 Internal Exam
Communication N5 External Exam

Office Practice N5 Internal Exam
Office Practice N5 External Exam

Information Processing N5 Internal Exam
Information Processing N5 External Exam

Computer Practice N5 Internal Exam
Computer Practice N5 External Exam

Award TypeNational Certificate: N5 Management Assistant
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID66956
NQF Level05
Course Duration6 to 12 months
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N4 Management Assistant

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N6
Duration:
12 months

The Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate is the final theoretical study course taken, making up your Management Assistant qualification. During this course, you will finalise the knowledge and skills you have learnt in your Management Assistant N4 and N5 National Certificate courses.

Course Information:

Course NameManagement Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Office Practice N6 Internal Exam
Office Practice N6 External Exam

Information Processing N6 Internal Exam
Information Processing N6 External Exam

Public Relations N5 Internal Exam
Public Relations N5 External Exam

Computer Practice N6 Internal Exam
Computer Practice N6 External Exam

Award TypeNational Certificate: N6 Management Assistant
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID67001
NQF Level05
Course Duration6 to 12 months
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N5 Management Assistant

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma

Course Summary

Course Name:
Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma
Certificate Type:
National N Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 06, N6
Duration:
18 months

The Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma is the final course taken, to complete your Management Assistant qualification. During this course, you will use all the knowledge and skills you have gained in your N4 – N6 theoretical studies, to complete 18-months of practical training.

Course Information:

Course NameManagement Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma
Accreditation

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Examinations

As the Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma is a strictly practical course, no examinations will be written. All tasks that need to be completed will be assigned in accordance with your National N Diploma: Management Assistant: Logbook

Award TypeNational Diploma: N6 Management Assistant
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
SAQA ID67033
NQF Level06
Course Duration18 months
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant

Subjects For The NATED Management Assistant Diploma Course

During the NATED Management Assistant Diploma course, the following subjects will be covered:


Subjects For Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate

Subjects you will cover in your Management Assistant N4 course include:

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


Subjects For Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate

Subjects you will cover in your Management Assistant N5 course include:

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


Subjects For Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate

Subjects you will cover in your Management Assistant N6 course include:

  • Office Practice N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N6


Subjects For Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma

There are no subjects required for the Management Assistant National Diploma course. However, you will need to complete a set of tasks in accordance with your Management Assistant: Logbook. Throughout the duration of your course, you will put all the knowledge learnt in your theory studies to practise.


What Will I Learn?

During your NATED Management Assistant courses, you will receive in-depth knowledge on:

  • Communication
  • Office Practice
  • Information Processing
  • Public Relations
  • Computer Practice


Career Opportunities:

With a NATED Management Assistant qualification, the career paths you can pursue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Management Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Data Capturer


Salary Expectations

Your salary will be determined based on your choice of career. For each of the various career paths, your monthly expected salary will differ. The predicted salary for some career paths in Management Assistant are as follows:


Role And Responsibilities

For each of the various career paths in Management Assistant, your duties assigned will differ. The roles and responsibilities that you can expect include:

  • Hiring, training and overseeing employees
  • Collaborating with clients and staff members
  • Creating and amending documents
  • Organising meetings
  • Answering phone calls
  • Maintaining appointment dates and planning travel arrangements
  • Preparing, compiling and capturing data

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:

To start the NATED Management Assistant course, you will need to have completed Matric. Using your Matric Certificate, you will start your studies with the Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate, and end it with the Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate.

Once you have successfully gained your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate, you have the option of improving your qualification, by applying for the Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma.


What Are My Options After Receiving My Management Assistant: NATED Certificates?

After receiving your Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate, your options are to:

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After receiving your
Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate, your options are:


After receiving your
Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate, your options are:

NATED Management Assistant Diploma Curriculum

The NATED Management Assistant Diploma consists of three study courses, in which you will cover a total of four subjects per course. For every subject taken, you will complete two assessments, and write two examinations.


Assessments To Be Completed In NATED Management Assistant Diploma

The Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate assessments include:

  • Communication N4 Assessment 1
  • Communication N4 Assessment 2
  • Office Practice N4 Assessment 1
  • Office Practice N4 Assessment 2
  • Information Processing N4 Assessment 1
  • Information Processing N4 Assessment 2
  • Computer Practice N4 Assessment 1
  • Computer Practice N4 Assessment 2


The
Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate assessments include:

  • Communication N5 Assessment 1
  • Communication N5 Assessment 2
  • Office Practice N5 Assessment 1
  • Office Practice N5 Assessment 2
  • Information Processing N5 Assessment 1
  • Information Processing N5 Assessment 2
  • Computer Practice N5 Assessment 1
  • Computer Practice N5 Assessment 2


The
Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate assessments include:

  • Office Practice N6 Assessment 1
  • Office Practice N6 Assessment 2
  • Information Processing N6 Assessment 1
  • Information Processing N6 Assessment 2
  • Public Relations N5 Assessment 1
  • Public Relations N5 Assessment 2
  • Computer Practice N6 Assessment 1
  • Computer Practice N6 Assessment 2


The
Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma assessments include:


If you are unemployed and looking to complete the
Management Assistant: Logbook tasks, you can sign up to be placed with a company through iWIL.

iWIL is a government-run organisation that assists students in obtaining job-related education. While working for the organisation, you will be required to complete and submit the appropriate Logbook.

If you already have a job, you can request that your manager or employer assign you Management Assistant: Logbook tasks. Once you have completed all tasks, your manager must sign the Logbook.


NATED Management Assistant Diploma Exams

During your NATED Management Assistant studies, you will have two examinations for every subject studied. One will be an internal examination, and the other an external examination.

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How Do I Study For A NATED Management Assistant Diploma?

To successfully complete the NATED Management Assistant Diploma course, you will need to:


When Can I Start Studying For A NATED Management Assistant Diploma?

You can start your NATED Management Assistant course studies at any time, provided you meet all the necessary requirements. Click here to start your NATED Management Assistant journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

The NATED Management Assistant course focuses on equipping you with all the knowledge and skills needed in both the public and private sector of a business. During your studies, you will learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of Management Assistance.

The NATED Management Assistant course will take a total of 36 months to complete, with each theoretical course being 6 to 12 months long. Once all your theoretical studies are completed, you will have the option of completing the Management Assistant National Diploma course, which will take an additional 18 months to complete.

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.

The NATED Management Assistant course has a total of 360 credits.

No, you cannot study the NATED Management Assistant course without a Matric Certificate. To begin your NATED Management Assistant studies, you will need to have either an Amended Senior Certificate or a National Senior Certificate.

If you do not have a Matric Certificate, and would like to get one, Bellview offers Matric Programmes that will aid in getting your Matric Certificate, or improving on the results you obtained in your final exams.

To become a Management Assistant, you will need to have the following skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Planning skills
  • Problem-solving skills

 N4 to N6 are terms used to represent the three years that make the theoretical learning portion when completing a National N Diploma.

The course focuses on providing students with the skills and knowledge that are needed in the private or public sector.

NATED Certificates and Diplomas are awarded by the Department of Higher Education (DHET).

Management Assistance is a great course to complete if you are good at administrative work and helping people schedule their time.

You will need a Matric certificate to register for the N4 Management Assistant Course at Bellview Institution of Distance Learning.

To qualify for an assistant manager you will usually need at least one years worth of experience in that specific field and also one to three years worth of experience in some kind of leadership role.

Management Assistants do a lot of administrative work. Daily tasks of Management Assistants include:

  • Collecting and compiling data
  • Doing research
  • Arranging and coordinating management projects

No, you cannot start the Management Assistant course without a Matric Certificate. The Management Assistant: N4 NATED National Certificate can only be started once you have obtained your Matric qualification.

The average monthly salary for a Management Assistant is between R16 400 and R25 100.

The Management Assistant Diploma course takes you 54 months to complete. The N4, N5, and N6 National Certificate Management Assistant courses will take you 36 months to complete, while the N6 National Diploma course will take 18 months to complete.

The following management courses are in demand:

  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Job management or project management is the process of managing all activities within a job. This can include the strategic analysis of a team to ensure that work is done effectively. Job management ensures that the work ethic is improved in employees.

Management levels refer to the differences in roles and responsibilities in a company. Management levels can include:

  • Top-level management
  • Mid-level management
  • First-line management


The different levels define the chain of command.

A Management Assistant course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to manage an office environment and assist management in completing tasks.

No, it is not. An Assistant Manager position is a level below the Manager position.

Management Assistants can work in many industries including factories, retail stores, and corporate settings.

No, you cannot. There is no correlation between National Certificates and university entry requirements.

Upon completion of the N6 Management Assistant course, you can apply for the Management Assistant N6 National Diploma course, or you can enter the workplace.

Some duties of a Management Assistant include:

  • Manage administrative staff
  • Recruit and train office support staff
  • Compile documents for reports and meetings
  • Plan and organise all outings and events of an organisation

The Management Assistant Diploma has a total of 360 credits. Each Management Assistant National Certificate has 60 credits and the Management Assistant National Diploma has 180 credits.

A good assistant is a proactive thinker, they are able to communicate well with others and can handle any and all duties assigned to them.

Management Assistants need to:

  • Be hardworking
  • Have a good attitude
  • Be organised
  • Have great communication skills
  • Be tech-savvy

Management Assistants help managers with all the administrative duties like scheduling meetings and keeping files updated.

Yes, it is possible for a Management Assistant to become a Manager if they study a Management course. The experience they gain from being a Management Assistant will help them in their studies.

No, you cannot apply to a university with the Management Assistant NATED N6 National Diploma. There is no correlation between a NATED National Diploma and University entrance

The Management Assistant Course is all about giving you the computer and management skills that will help you to be a great administrative asset to your employer. These skills include:

  • Time management
  • Scheduling and planning
  • Office practice
  • Effective and clear communication skills

Students will receive a Certificate of Achievement: N6 Business Management from the DHET upon completion of this course. After completing this course and submitting proof of 18 months of practical experience in a relevant working environment, students will be awarded a National Diploma from the DHET.

Here are some questions you can expect during your interview:

  • What is the purpose of an executive manager?
  • What reports should an assistant write?
  • How do you decide what responsibilities to delegate?
  • Do you mind working with objectives?
  • What is your background in personnel hiring?
  • What financial statements have you worked on before?

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: June 1, 2022