ICB National Certificate: Office Administration

Start your journey by doing this Office Administration National Certificate course! Learn how to take on key responsibilities in the office environment.

Course Summary

Course Name:
ICB National Certificate: Office Administration
Certification Type:
Course Level:

ICB National Certificate: Office Administration (Foundation Level)

Are you looking to gain some all-round office knowledge? The Office Administration National Certificate focuses on teaching you all of the basics on how to keep things organized in a company so that it is smooth sailing all the way.

Throughout the levels you will go deeper and deeper and gain even more valuable knowledge and skills that will allow you to take on key functions and responsibilities in the office environment.

Course Information

Certificate Type 

Certificate: Office Administrator

Accredited by 

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Awarded by

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

NQF Level 

Level 5






24 months

Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate or Equivalent


  1. Introduction to Business English
  2. Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)
  3. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  4. Business Literacy (BUSL)
  5. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  6. Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)
  7. Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT)

What Will You Learn?

By the end of your course, you would have gained knowledge and skills in the above mentioned subjects. As a result, you will have the ability to:

  • Business Communication
  • Bookkeeping up to Trial Balance
  • Apply your basic knowledge of Cost and Management Accounting
  • Use your basic skills in marketing and public relations, business law and  administrative practice

What Can You Become?

Once you have completed your Office Administration National Certificate course you can apply for entry-level jobs, such as:

  • Junior Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Marketing Administrator 

Study Materials

You will have the option to choose between the two packages listed below:

Standard Material:

This package has been created by Bellview Institute around the Textbook from the official ICB publishers. 

The Standard material package includes:

  • ICB Textbooks
  • Bellview Study and Workbook guide
  • Bellview Solution Guide
  • Assessment Guide
  • Exam Trial Paper


PRO Material:

The PRO material package is for those students who need extra help, as it includes a few extras to assist. All the study material and videos come directly from the official ICB publishers. 

The PRO material package includes:

  • ICB Textbooks
  • ICB Study Guide
  • Bellview Assessment Guide
  • USB with videos to boost studying
  • Two Trial Exam Papers on the USB

(It should be noted, the USB is an extra to help with your studies. The videos test your knowledge, it does not replace your study material.)

Assignments and Examinations

Portfolio of Evidence

Once you have paid your registration and exam payments you will receive your Portfolio Of Evidence (PoE). You will receive a PoE per subject, and each one will include:

  • ICB Administration Guide
  • ICB Tests and Projects
  • Answer Books

For each subject, you will have 3 assignments to complete and two tests. The tests will take place at the ICB approved assessment centres in South Africa.

Your complete PoE will be handed in the day of your final exam and will contribute 30% towards your final mark.


In addition, you will also be required to write a final exam for each subject. Which can take place in either:

  • February 
  • May 
  • July
  • September
  • November

Results are released 7 weeks after the exam. It will be found on the Trainee Website as well as emailed to students.

Your exam will contribute 70% towards your final mark.

Get Qualified With Bellview!

Are you ready to start your journey to earning your diploma?

Register today and allow Bellview to help you achieve your dreams. 

If you have any further questions regarding our Office Administration or any of our other courses, do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Last Updated: 06 August 2020